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5.3 /6 Excellent 58 Reviews

Cucina North Adelaide

North Adelaide Italian $$$$ +100
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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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 07:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 07:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 07:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 21:00
Cucina North Adelaide, O'Connell Street 21-23, 5006 Adelaide

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.


58 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 58 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
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2 reviews so far 6
10.09.2017 11:01

Amazing food! Great wines! Brilliant staff! I will definately be going back! The small things make all the difference to making a good restaurant, great, and this place knows how to do it!

1 review so far 6
22.08.2017 08:19

Great service. Friendly staff. Good food. Will definitely go again. A bit noisy with a wedding reception upstairs, but overall a good night out for my husband's birthday dinner.

2 reviews so far 6
18.08.2017 17:25

The food was delicious, value for money, quality ingredients and had ambient atmosphere. They were a little slow in taking our food order but otherwise service was good.

2 reviews so far 6
16.08.2017 10:06

Great customer service and quality food. The staff were attentive and were very accommodating for the toddler at our table. A perfect spot for weekend brunch or lunch.

1 review so far 4
17.08.2016 16:11

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.

1 review so far 6
10.01.2017 15:28

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.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 13:16

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.

1 review so far 4
14.08.2016 12:22

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.

1 review so far 6
10.07.2017 09:55

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 !!

1 review so far 6
11.05.2017 11:27

Dinner was great, I had the lamb shanks and they were just beautiful. The staff were friendly, helpful and observant and we were able to have a great chat with the owner, who is friendly and just loves feeding people.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 11:45

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!

1 review so far 6
22.05.2017 11:36

Good service, lovely range for breakfast and reasonably priced for the area. Great ambience for group dining. It has plenty of parking nearby and is a short walk to the botanical gardens. The haloumi on rye was perfect.

2 reviews so far 6
22.07.2017 08:48

Beautiful food. Friendly staff. Excellent service. We have dined here several times and keep coming back. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff go above and beyond to make sure your experience is a good one.

1 review so far 6
05.02.2017 09:55

service and food first class. Great value for money too. A quality experience and will definitely return to Cucina for my next Italian dinner and will choose something else on their delicious menu!

1 review so far 4
17.03.2017 09:24

Very accommodating and attentive staff. Very busy on the day because of a concert in the area but they let us stay as long as we wanted - no rushing us out the door. Food was better than average and the wine was very good. We will go back.

1 review so far 6
05.08.2016 10:28

Always amazing food and friendly service can't recommend this place enough!! Had the Porchetta and it was absolutley amazing, have also had coffe here on annother occasion and the coffee is wonderful

1 review so far 6
03.02.2017 13:32

Wonderful staff really cared for us. The food was very tasty and a good sized serving. Menu choices diverse to suit all tastes. We had a lovely time. Will go there often.

1 review so far 6
12.05.2017 10:06

First time dining at Cucina for table of 6, All our meals were delicious, the warmed bread for the table is worth it alone. Service was efficient. We will be returning.

1 review so far 5
16.12.2016 09:46

Staff were excellent, very engaging and knowledgeable. Atmosphere is excellent. One small issue 3 of us ordered Rib Eye medium rare but felt it was medium, but still delicious so no big problem. Will be back.

1 review so far 6
17.11.2016 21:30

Really nice restaurant for dinner with a beautiful ambience, excellent quality in food, great selection of beverages, staff were professional and polite. Highly recommend for a romantic meal out.