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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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South American, International, European, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went early for a quick dinner and had really delicious mains, and enjoyed the extensive craft beer and wine list. The dishes are intricately constructed and delicious. Great service

Thank limegreenz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting ash-coated eye fillet. I started to scrape it off, but the waitress very tactfully explained it was meant to be like that, and it was pretty tasty. For dessert I had the most beautifully textured mousse I’ve ever eaten

Thank Johngrimesh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner with friends who had dined there before. What a surprise to find such a great place tucked down the end of the street on the fringe of the historic zone. Friendly service, great food and a great atmosphere

Thank Duncan T
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Without doubt a great restaurant. Small menu but from what i sampled and observed all dishes were prepared in a masterful manner with quality produce and very appealing presentation. Extensive wine list featuring quality local wines. Exceptional service and delightful ambience. Best meal so far...More

2  Thank Darren S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great restaurant, exceptional food, attentive and very pleasant service. Best oysters that I've ever tasted, wonderfully presented by Pablo.

1  Thank Bipod
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

To me it has been very difficult to find places in NZ with full-of-flavour-meals, so this restaurant is a gem. My salmon was gorgeous, beautifully presented, perfectly cooked and delicious vegetable matching!!! My boyfriend's chargrilled rib eye looked so yum that I had to ask...More

1  Thank Carla V
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised as we are real foodies and we often search out extreme tasty Resturant's. and because we are fussy cooks and business owners. The service was impeccable and everyone had the company values of looking after the customer 10/10 service. The Food...More

2  Thank Grant A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Amazing food and service. Very rare that all three courses exceed all expectations. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Hatzidis
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This Restaurant excels at providing a very satisfying all-round experience. The presentation of Cucina, in both location and decor, pairs well with the beautifully executed food as well as a wonderful selection of wine. The staff are charming, and excel at making a patron feel...More

1  Thank RazzleRy
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with our group of friends. The staff was attentive and friendly. Our meal wasn't bad but not incredible either. The beef was dry and not to fond of the veggies paired with it. They were heavy and sweet. Wine selections...More

1  Thank travelingpenny01
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Nearby Attractions
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
505 reviews
.17 km away
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740 reviews
.14 km away
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.64 km away
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.19 km away
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
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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