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Cucina Restaurant

1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5696
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Mediterranean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Home from Auckland for the weekend and was so happy to experience world class dining experience from a team who is clearly passionate about what they do, from the food, to the beer recommendations and the service, we had a great night out and will...More

Thank jadestreat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a function here in the very cool Tees St Cafe. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and the atmosphere was awesome. A great space for a group with fantastic food and wine. Would definitely hold a function here again!!

1  Thank mongibson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the very best all-round experience. The cheerful and genuinely warm greeting on arrival, to the helpful and good-natured banter with the waitresses. We are always impressed with the way this restaurant wants to us enjoy the food and the service. The food follows seasonal...More

1  Thank MariseMartin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love, love love this place. Stylish, relaxed atmosphere in beautiful old stone building, with carpet for quiet and cosy ambience, enhanced by jazzy background music (think Karen Souza singing), with choices of delicious, innovative Italian-influenced menu. Loved the specials of the day last week -...More

1  Thank Jude G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was starving when I arrived and I had to ask for the bread to be served before the main (as they don't seem to bring that beforehand) - it was grilled bread rather than rolls. The lamb dish was excellent- the lamb was pink...More

1  Thank Suzy52
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went there twice. The first time food and service was fine. We went again a week later only because many of the other restaurants were closed on a holiday. 25 minutes after the order was taken, I noticed people who came after us were...More

Thank meimi
CUCINA_OAMARU, Owner at Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear Meimi, Im very sorry you didn't enjoy your dinner at our restaurant. I just wanted to clarify a few things: I was the one going to your table to apologise for the inconvenience and to clarify that you didn't wait an hour, it was...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Pleasant atmosphere and good service. Parking nearby was easy and free. I had sole for my main course which was beautifully cooked. I recommend the Cucina as one of the best places to eat in Oamaru where good restaurants are limited.

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Finished the Alps2Ocean ride with a delicious meal at Cucina in the spacious former AMP building in the historic quarter of Oamaru. Everyone's food was tasty, fresh and interesting. Yanina and Pablo sure know how to cook. One of our party can't eat onion or...More

1  Thank Pippao38
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Went to the roots collaboration dinner, had an ridiculously delicious meal, multiple courses of amazing cuisine, great wine and beer selection. Wait staff really knew what they were talking about, even had one of the chefs talk to us about the food, easy to see...More

Thank ginpilot
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I love the vib in this place, is just the perfect place to enjoy a great combination of flavours ! if you are there this place is a must !

Thank car0lriv
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Nearby Attractions
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
489 reviews
.17 km away
Steampunk HQ
715 reviews
.14 km away
Oamaru Public Gardens
138 reviews
.57 km away
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
74 reviews
.19 km away
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Do you have gluten-free options
18 January 2017|
Response from Yaninamuriel |
Yes we do, plenty of GF options on our menu!
Do you have gluten-free options
18 January 2017|
Response from Shane_Rees | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-434 5696
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Situated at the south end of Thames St ( the gateway to the Victorian Precinct ) OPEN Monday - Saturday at 5pm - late ( our kitchen closes normally at 9pm but if it's busy we stay open until later). Here at Cucina, we strive towards creating a consistently comfortable and enjoyable environment, in which you can appreciate Oamaru's finest fare with your friends and family. We believe in supporting local business, in which incorporates fresh produce. Our intention is to create a restaurant filled with great food, beer and wine, and most importantly, enjoyable times, wherein maintaining a high standard of integrity.
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