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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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Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
South American, International, European, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great place to eat, great food, great service and great decor. The restaurant is in a great position too, overlooking many of the city's famous buildings. Our meals were excellent, good quality ingredients, cooked well and nicely presented. Great menu too. Highly recommended.

Thank mantramoreholidays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great dinner here with excellent food and drinks and impeccable service. I would highly for anyone to stop here for dinner if you're in the area.

Thank gloakley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not sure where to go for dinner and came across Cucina. We were early diners as we had been travelling all day. We ordered a drink and then dinner. Both of our meal were superb. There was a nice time delay between course...More

Thank Chris5072013
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

THis little gem was such a perfect find in grey 8c Oamaru.The bar was welcoming, the fire was on and the ambiance could not have been better. We ordered a cocktail and a local beer, then a steak that was really charred and ashed on...More

1  Thank Sam66sydney
Reviewed 1 November 2017

As a solo customer, I received prompt, courteous service. My wine arrived quickly in a rather over the top glass. For the price ($14 a glass) it was good wine from a top name (Alpha Domus) but not special. The lamb rump was fabulous. a...More

Thank lews22
Reviewed 15 October 2017 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 14 October 2017

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 8 October 2017

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
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Nearby Attractions
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
518 reviews
.17 km away
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.14 km away
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.64 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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 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
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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