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1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5696
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (15 reviews)
“pork belly” (22 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
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South American, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good ambience and pleasant staff. Good choice of wine by the glass. The chicken ravioli was very tasty. All at a reasonable price

Thank DavidP7153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcome and great service teamed with delicious food innovative dishes and relaxed environment puts this place on my top list of must return to restaurants . Cucina Deserves its high rating We loved the sole with zesty orange and fennel topping and tried all...More

Thank 272chrissyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In honour of the Waitaki district's bid to become Australasia's only UNESCO Global Geopark - this restaurant lives and breathes culinary innovation. Housed in a Victorian-era bank building - the dining experience is gorgeously personal, rich and rewarding for the tastebuds. A great place to...More

Thank Fergus P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another wonderful dininer at Cucina, the best restaurant in Oamaru. I love to go to Cucina whenever I am back in my old home town and relish the experience of delicious dining in their elegant restaurant. Creative dishes beautifully presented, with fresh satisfying flavours. The...More

Thank Jude G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, friendly staff ,nice atmosphere ,higher price but worth it, not a massive feed but enough so you enjoy it and are left wanting more because it's so nice and room for a couple more beers. Great place

Thank NigelT593
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful relaxed accomodating atmosphere. The food was exceptional. A nice fusion of Italian and Argentinian, don't be afraid to try. It was a windy cold evening and they had the fire going. Top service too. A hop and skip and jump from the historic district,...More

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Deadly slow service for very average meals. Poor service and no apology for the delay and mistaken orders. Very disappointed

Thank ajrgibb
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Superb dinner from a menu inspired by fresh local ingredients. Particularly enjoyed the spinach and ricotta ravioli, and the panna cotta for dessert. Can’t wait to go back to Oamaru to see what’s new on the menu!

Thank DayTrip99154
Reviewed 1 October 2018

From start to finish, our experience was top notch. We were greeted upon arrival and seated straight away by the attentive staff. My partner and I ordered the empanadas to start, steak for main and the chocolate dessert - all were fantastic. The flavours, the...More

Thank Law_44
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Cucina is in a beautiful old building, probably late 19th or early 20th century, that was once housed a bank or building society. It has high ceilings and elegant windows but it is very dark inside as both the walls and carpet are dark. Perhaps...More

Thank DeeWhy51
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18 January 2017|
Response from Yaninamuriel |
Yes we do, plenty of GF options on our menu!
18 January 2017|
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Drinks
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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