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Cucina Restaurant

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1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 5696
17:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

1 Thank dgof86
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank bryan l
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New ownership in thuis restaurant serve à perfect diner in friendly setting! Good quality food and wine

Thank jhuijs
Fairlie, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most AMAZING long Sunday lunch, there was so much food that I lost count of the courses, they just kept coming! The food was delicious and service great. We didn't want for anything, and will definitely be going back. The atmosphere was absolutely buzzing. Well done guys

Thank dollmakernz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the best meal we've ever had today!! Highly recommend Cucina's long lunch. Fantastic atmosphere, full as a tic and well satisfied! The waitresses were on the ball the entire time and it would be an understatement to say the food was absolutely amazing! Great value and far better than we had expected. We will visit again.

Thank Steph P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Five us us enjoyed Cucina's Valentine's Day degustation menu on Tuesday and my mouth is still watering when I remember it. From the warm welcome when we arrived through friendly and efficient service for eight delicious courses, beautifully presented and tasting devine, we couldn't have asked for more or better. It was simply delicious, one of the best meals we've... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

there is a really good atmosphere, stylish décor and attentive service here but I just felt the food didn't quite reach the same heights. I had the rib-eye steak which was well cooked but it just lacked something in terms of flavor and the overall balance of the meal. The desert I ordered was very good though. I also felt... More 

2 Thank Ken S
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had a really tasty meal here tonight. The lamb for me and steak for hubby. Wonderful flavours, perfectly balanced with accompaniments but - warm, not hot enough at all. A pity as otherwise would have been 5 star. When a restaurant offers such a limited range of choices they really need to get it right.

Thank Julia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?