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Cucina North Adelaide

North Adelaide · Italian · $$$$
Excellent
5.4/6
72 Reviews

About Cucina North Adelaide

Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and their fabulous functions, Cucina North Adelaide is on hand to satisfy any Italian food cravings whatever the day or time. This vibrant, welcoming eatery on O’Connell Street has a large dining hall and an incredibly diverse menu, so it’s a great spot for group get-togethers and a fine sociable meeting point for diners from all over Adelaide. Cucina North Adelaide is certainly no secret, so if you’re hoping for a hearty, affordable and high quality Italian meal – and especially if you’re lining up a group dinner – it’s always best to reserve a table ahead of time.

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Address

Cucina North Adelaide
21-23 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
Adelaide 5006

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

Chef's Choice

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Starters

Coffin Bay Oysters

Kilpatrick or Florentine (price per piece)
A$3.00

Bruscheta

Pomodoro - Ciabatta, vine-ripened tomatoes and housemade basil pesto
A$9.00

Saffron and Mozzarella Arancini

A$14.00

Veal Meatballs Slow-cooked in Napolitana Sauce

A$14.00

Crispy Chilli Salt Squid Served with Garlic Aioli

A$15.00

Grilled Homemade Pork, Fennel and Chilli

Sausage with Spicy Tomato Sauce
A$15.00

Scatchiata

Garlic - Garlic, sea salt and rosemary
A$16.00

Chef's Antipasto

Designed to share, with crispy chilli salt squid, four baked oysters florentine and grilled cacciatore sausage with braised red peppers
A$42.00
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Nibbles

Bowl of chips with aioli

A$7.00

Seasonal vegetables sauteed with garlic and spinach

A$9.00

Potatoes sauteed with rosemary and sea salt

A$9.00

Side of mixed salad

A$9.00
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Breakfast

Bacon & Eggs

Eggs cooked just the way you like!
With crisp grilled bacon & ciabatta toast
A$13.00

Pancakes

Two-pancake stack with whippe cream and maple syrup
A$14.00

Open Grill

Two slices of grilled ciabatta topped with bacon, runny fried egg, tomato, cheese and tomato/onion chutney
A$16.00

Cucina Breakast

Eggs cooked as you like, with bacon, sauteed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, sausage, and a hash brown, with buttered ciabatta toast
A$18.00
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Salads

Garden

Mixed lettuce with cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives and croutons with house dressing
A$16.00

Rocket, Pear & Walnut

Rocket tossed with parmesan, walnuts, pear and olive oil, drizzled with sticky balsamic
A$17.00

Pollo

Grilled chicken breast tossed with mixed lettuce, roasted capsicum, fetta and onion, with sticky balsamic and aioli
A$23.00
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Grill

Avocado

Avocado, grilled bacon, tomato and cheese
A$15.00

Pesto Pollo

Chicken Fillet, housemade pesto, sun-dried tomato and cheese
A$15.00

Vegetarian

Marinated artichokes, mushrooms, capsicum, sundried tomato and cheese
A$15.00

Pasta

Pappardelle Ragu

Veal slow cooked in a tomato and basil sauce
A$23.00

Spaghetti Meatballs

Veal meatballs slow cooked in Napolitana sauce, topped with shaved parmesan
A$23.00

Gnocchi Calabrese

Salami sauteed with olives, mushrooms, spinach, Napolitana sauce and chilli
A$24.00

Spaghetti Gamberi

Sauteed SA prawns, chorizo, confit tomatoes, chilli and spinach, finished with white wine and olive oil
A$28.00

Spaghetti Crab

Crab with cilli oil, garlic, basil and cherry tomatoes
A$28.00
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Classics

Ham Focaccia

Smoked ham, chutney, onion, cheese and mixed lettuce
A$13.00

Pollo Caesar Focaccia

Roasted chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese and caesar dressing
A$14.00

Turkey Focaccia

Smoked turkey, cranberry sauce, sun- dried tomato, cream cheese and mixed lettuce
A$14.00
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Burgers

Chicken Burger

Crispy chicken with yoghurt dressing & mixed salad
A$17.00

Cucina Burger

200gm beef pattie with bacon, mixed salad, cheese and homemade sauce
A$17.00

Cajun Chicken Burger

Grilled Cajun spiced chicken breast with avocado salsa and mixed salad
A$17.00
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Rice Dishes

Zucca

Roasted pumpkin, spinach, pine nuts, mushrooms and broccoli, with white wine and cream
A$23.00

Mushroom

Sauteed field, oyster and porcini mushrooms, finished with toasted walnuts and truffle oil
A$24.00

Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks slow cooked with red wine and herbs, served with potato puree and sauteed green vegetables
A$32.00

Pesce

Atlantic Salmon fillet served with crisp polenta, pepperonata sauce and sauteed prawns with pickled fennel
A$33.00

T-Bone

Grilled 600gm grain=fed T-bone, served with sauteed garlic and rosemary potatoes, spinach, and finished with chilli and herb oil
A$43.00
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Further Information

Cucina North Adelaide on O’Connell Street bring the best of Italian cooking to South Australia, and if you’re make the journey to the north of the city centre, you’re sure not to go home disappointed. Their location couldn’t be much better: you can find Cucina at the city centre end of the district, making them perfect for those wandering up for an office lunch or those looking for a pre- or post-match dinner after a game at Adelaide Oval. When you arrive, you’ll encounter a huge range of Italian classics, so let us introduce you to a few of them.

The menu changes often, but a small teaser of the authentic Italian fare you’re in for could include grilled homemade pork, fennel and chilli sausage, saffron and mozzarella arancini and lamb rump with crushed rosemary potatoes. The favourites of the genre are there to be picked up as well, from bruschetta and focaccia to start, pizza, risotto and pasta to follow and a huge range of mains to top the whole lot off. Book a table and head over to Cucina on O’Connell Street in North Adelaide.

72 Cucina North Adelaide Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Susan C.12 days ago · 1 review

We had a fantastic evening at Cucina in North Adelaide. Peter was a great host and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend getting out of the inner city area and having a meal at Cucina.

"Excellent"6/6
Rick F.13 days ago · 1 review

Brilliant service and great food. Thank you for working on a Sunday. A lovely culinary experience for lunch. Will defiantly be back in the future.

"Excellent"6/6
Barb B.14 days ago · 1 review

So easy to book online. Friendly service and lovely food. Set up with a lovely white cloth and corner looking out onto the street. Will definitely go back again.

"Excellent"6/6
Jo R.24 days ago · 1 review

Enjoyable from the time we walked i . Staff were courteous and prompt. Meals were lovely. Will go again. The lamb shanks were mouthwateringly juicy.

"Good"4/6
Karen G.a year ago · 1 review

This is around the 5th time my hubby and I have been to Cucina North Adelaide and we have usually experienced great service and great food. We have particularly enjoyed the owner flitting around the diners, making sure everything is ok. This last time at Cucina was a little different however. I'm not sure if the chef has changed since last dining there or not, but I was not overly fussed about my meal this time. I ordered the salmon with rosemary potatoes and confit tomatoes. The salmon was cooked to perfection but the potatoes were a disaster. They had no flavour of rosemary at all and were overcooked, almost soggy, sitting underneath the salmon. The main reason I chose this dish was the description on the menu - this was nothing like what arrived on my plate and I was very disappointed and left half the meal on the plate. The service was generally good but I felt a little rushed, almost as if we had a certain amount of time to eat and leave. My husby ordered his usual pale ale little creatures which the female waitperson actually had no idea how to decant into a glass - poured it straight into the glass from the top and he ended up with half a glass of foam! it's often the little things that make the overall experience and I felt that they have slipped in their service. I don't know if they have changed hands as the owner (male) was no where to be seen and I'm not sure if I will return to Cucina North Adelaide.

"Excellent"6/6
Jon R.10 months ago · 1 review

Stunning food. Had the chefs plate for 2. The oysters with that pesto sauce and a little bit of sea salt was wow. Chorizo sausage was pretty good. Only recommendation was maybe just a bit more olive oil to go with the balsamic dressing. Main crumbed chicken breast melt in your mouth and dessert that mousse cake loved. All with nice wine made for a lovely dinner. Service was excellent put us on nice table by window.

"Great"5/6
Don C.a year ago · 1 review

We had a very positive dining experience about three weeks ago at Cucina. The food was very good, the service equally good and the staff was attentive and friendly. It was a busy Saturday night which I think is a real test for any restaurant. It was good value for money and they passed with flying colours.

"Good"4/6
Pam M.a year ago · 1 review

Ambience and service both good. However, the Spaghetti Marinara lacked flavour. Seafood was very bland although well cooked but it hadn't absorbed any flavour. The penne gambetta on the other hand was quite fiery - not sure how authentic chorizo is in traditional Italian cuisine. It was the better of the two pasta dishes we tried. Tiramisu was good, although still prefer it not to be served in a glass.

"Excellent"6/6
Harry S.4 months ago · 1 review

Peter always gives the customers an amzing experience there to keep coming back. Food is another reason to keep going back there. I always see the staff happy and greet everyone with a smile. Great work guys !! Keep up the great work !!

"Excellent"6/6
Meggan H.a year ago · 1 review

Delicious food for a great price! I got the gnocchi and it was the best I've ever tasted! Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to eat out in the city but don't want to spend $50 on a meal!

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