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Cucina Restaurant

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1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5696
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Linslade, null, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Jan D
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 garlic - this isn't faze the waitress. She suggested an adaptation that was perfect. Try... More 

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Thank Pippao38
Oamaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 they are passionate about what they create. Will be back for more in the near... More 

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Thank ginpilot
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 !

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Thank car0lriv
Oamaru, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank holmes2017
Oamaru, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 isn't. Fine Dining? No table cloths and paper napkins? Boutique , fun but not 'fine... More 

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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 to have pasta. I wanted to clarify we are not fine dining. The prices are... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 prices paid.

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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

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Thank BrennanBDunedin
Oamaru, New Zealand
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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.

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whitianga
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A group of 12 cyclists just completed the A20. service was good, fast and very high quality. Not cheap but well worth the price

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Oamaru, New Zealand
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?