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Cucina Restaurant

1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5696
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (35 reviews)
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Closes in 8 min
All hours
European, Mediterranean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 review

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A friend and I recently attended the collaboration dinner it was one of the most unique, creative food experiences I have ever been to.10/10 for taste, service and skill.

Thank holmes2017
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Had dinner on a Tuesday night - only half the menu available. No fish of the day , 2 x entrees "off" even the pasta! Menu is limited anyways so this cut choice/s down even more. Prices - on a par with Queenstown which Oamaru...More

Thank pippa64Oamaru
CUCINA_OAMARU, Owner at Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Pippa64, Im sorry you were not happy with our restaurant! The 3 choices missing in the menu were the ones with Fish, So no fish of the day, no tuna or Vongole. We had another 2 pasta chioces in the menu if you wanted...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

The place is gorgeous, the staff are friendly, the decor is wonderful and the meals are presented like is a fine dining restaurant. Unfortunately the flavours of the meals really lack. The food is really bland, even though well presented. A little disappointed for the...More

1  Thank dgof86
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This would have to be the best meal i have ever had eating out the service was outstanding and we will be back

Thank BrennanBDunedin
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Returned to Cucina for a 2nd meal this time with guests. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, our guests also enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly, helpful service.

Thank HoorayforHazel
Nearby Restaurants
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.33 km away
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.06 km away
Steam Cafe
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.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
482 reviews
.17 km away
Steampunk HQ
702 reviews
.14 km away
Oamaru Public Gardens
134 reviews
.57 km away
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
73 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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.