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La Cucina Ristorante

4.5
4.5
885 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
BYOB
The word “La Cucina” is Italian for “The Kitchen”.
Italian food lovers can rejoice: Elis Haxhistasa (Manager) and Ronald Poulin (Chef) have joined forces to open their La Cucina Ristorante.
Our team provides comfortable old world atmosphere with an emphasis on quality and style, with special attention to preferences. La Cucina also has customized menu options and private room (on request), indoor or outdoor and Chefs Table to accommodate all of your event needs. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner, a baby or bridal shower, birthday or anniversary, business event or a wedding party, come and celebrate with us!
Email: lacucinaristorantenj@gmail.com
Tel: 609-677-0470
Tel: 609-677-8994

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 677-0470

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ronald Poulin

  • Catering

    You are constructing one of the most significant memories of your lives.<br />We want to help you express your extraordinary style with creativity and imagination, delicious food and a romantic beautiful presentation. Our food reflects our commitment to exceptional quality. All meals are prepared under the guidance of our executive Chef Ronald Poulin.

  • Private party facilities

    La Cucina Ristorante offers indoor and outdoor private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsey Ingram & Elis Haxhistasa : (609) 677-0470

  • Area

    Northfield/Linwood

  • Cross Street

    New Rd

  • Parking Details

    Lots of Free Parking in front of the restaurant.Entrance from both sides of Center Point Plaza.Tilton Road &amp; New Road

  • Entertainment

    Dine in or out on Saturday night with the sound of Italian live music!

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access

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What 885 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlantic City

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Fit for Foodies

  • Atlantic City

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Atlantic City

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service. Would definitely go back.
  2. BB

    BigBobL

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good experience. Great management. They do a wonderful job with gluten allergies too.
  3. K

    Kathyp

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was extremely pleasant and accommodating. The food ,as always,didn’t disappoint and was delicious. The patio is always beautiful and it was a perfect evening.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here many times it’s Always very good
  5. a

    andia

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible service. We sat for an hour and half before we even got our salads. Server was no where to be found and borderline rude. Then my main course was awful. Will not be going back. I guess that’s why it’s easy to get a reservation there. Should have known
  6. j

    jillp

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We ate outside and it was a beautiful night. Our server was very attentive and the service was very good. My husband loved the special in a rose sauce and everyone else seemed content with their food. My capellini with crab meat wasn't as spicy as the Fra Diavolo sauce suggested and it was too bland for my tastes. Thought the Caesar salad was bland, too. But the desserts were amazing. The cannoli were the best I've ever had. It was a lovely night and we'd definitely go back. Glad we left before the music started though. Too intrusive and I'd prefer to talk to my dinner partners.
  7. g

    gleedah18

    Atlantic City

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Inside noisy. Outside quiet. Slightly slow service, but busy night. Food delicious.
  8. ZC

    ZenaC

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never received open table pts
  9. l

    luv2dine

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Poor service, below average extremely salty food. Would not go back again
  10. S

    Sbda

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everyone enjoyed their meal and our service was excellent.
  11. a

    alamarina

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Genuine Italian cuisine. Highly recommend.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Have eaten here many times tonight was crazy only 2 waitresses and 1 busboy in training for entire restaurant, no bread or water ,everyone was asking for manager they said only one in charge was the chef , they should not be open on a Monday or Tuesday if they don’t staff the restaurant, we have eaten on the weekends with no issue fully staffed restaurant , waitress said it’s like this often during the week and it’s sad because we like the restaurant but will never return because the service was so bad and took hours to eat I would not risk it again , everyone in restaurant was annoyed!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal as a whole. Almost everyone we dealt with at the restaurant was great. Drawbacks … service was very slow and waiter nowhere to be found. He made a joke of my gluten allergy and called it the “in thing” and told me I should know what to eat better than him. He was very unprofessional and that took a star away. We would go back but make sure never to have him as a waiter again, otherwise great food and great night.
  14. D

    Denise

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Octopus as well as Buratta app were delicious! Veal dishes were great Pork chop stuffed with mozzarella was good. Sauce too salty for my liking. Pork was a little too cooked for me! Pasta with crabmeat, tomatoe and spinach in a cheese sauce was very good.Our waitress Jennifer was a hoot!
  15. CO

    CaroleO

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good, but was amazed at how crowded it was. Even though, we were seated pretty much on time.
  16. G

    Glenn

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal and were glad we were able to get a reservation for Saturday night on short notice. Our server, Gideon, was very professional, attentive and accommodating.
  17. PC

    PeterC

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time there and was extremely happy and satisfied with the restaurant. Food was outstanding and service great.
  18. c

    cbs17r

    Philadelphia

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service impeccable. Portion sizes were generous. Expansive outdoor seating! We will be back!!!!
  19. HS

    HarryS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Caprese Salad was disappointing the tomatoes were not very good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good 👍
  21. MA

    MANNYB

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jordyn was very helpful & pleasant to serve us
  22. RD

    RobertD

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was very good - better than expected.
  23. b

    butch

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and so was the food
  24. DD

    DonD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening.
  25. DH

    DonnaH

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. I would definitely recommend this lovely place to everyone. Our food was outstanding our service with James was outstanding just overall a wonderful dining experience.
  26. K

    Kathyp

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting in their beautiful outdoor patio enjoying their delicious food made for a lovely evening. The fact that it is a VTIB makes it an even better value.
  27. CC

    ChristineC

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    As usual our meals were great. Too hot to eat outside for us but, a lot of people did.
  28. BP

    BernadetteP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were outside and it was extremely hot and many flies
  29. DF

    DougF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was very good and quite flavorful. The issue is that the service was very rushed. Ordered appetizer and it came out immediately. Okay, that is acceptable. But our main courses were delivered right as the appetizer dishes were cleared. There should be a reasonable gap between courses. This was unacceptable. Also, my main course was not hot - just warm. BYOB is a plus. But based on the service and rushed meal, unlikely I would return.
  30. ES

    EricS

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined here before - always great food and great service. Our waiter James is top notch - very attentive - very friendly and very much makes one’s dining experience memorable.
  31. L

    Luggers

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I think La Cucina has a problem handling the summer tourist trade. Everybody was overwhelmed, which affected the food and the service. The service was terrible, although our young waiter was super nice. I just don’t think he was properly trained. We were asked if we wanted more bread. “Yes,” we said. The bread never came. We were asked if we wanted pepper when our meal finally arrived. “Yes,” we said. The pepper never came. We were asked if we wanted more water. “Yes,” we said. The water never came. This isn’t a cheap joint. The pasta special was $40, for example. You gotta do better than this if you are going to charge those prices. The food was below average. Chicken picatta was dry and tasteless. You could literally count the number of capers on the dish and the lemon was non-existent. The veal gamberini (I think that is correctly spelled) was drenched in sauce and the broccoli rabe was just a pile of green stuff on the plate. We have been to La Cucina before and found it very nice. I think the labor shortage and the summer crush is too much for it to handle. I understand that businesses in tourist areas have to strike while the iron is hot, but the owners need to figure out how to deal with the onslaught or they risk losing their year-rounders, who give this restaurant considerable support. Maybe we will return in the Fall when things have slowed down and La Cucina has recaptured its former glory.
  32. N

    None

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Sitting in an empty "store" space on folding chairs is NOT a restaurant!!
  33. TT

    TeeTimeMike

    Philadelphia

    278 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    278 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We visited La Cucina on a busy Saturday and despite a couple of hiccups they continued to provided a nice meal with fine service. We sat in their newly opened addition indoor room which was nicely done but could have used more lighting so you see the menus. We ended up sitting in fold-up chairs that were quite uncomfortable, although a few tables had nicely furnished comfy chairs. Not a good start. The appetizers took awhile to be served however our server kept us informed and we received them a few minutes after. Soup was very good but the grilled octopus (which I usually order regularly) was disappointing. This is usually a great item but they give just a few slices of octopus, and was mainly thin sliced potatoes and hot cherry peppers. Entrees were better overall, although my veal dish was served with a chunk of raw cold broccoli as a side. We've had better experiences at this place in the past but this is maybe due to a Sat night and new dining area to manage with new staff but we hope this will be better in the future.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 2 times we went James was an excellent waiter So was Jordan! Food was outstanding
  35. DD

    DiningDuo

    Atlantic City

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dining and BYOB. Fantastic food and service! The calamari is lightly coated and delicious. Gnocchi is always a winner.
  36. DB

    DenaB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only little tiny thing was there were so many flies in the restaurant because of the door being open. Nothing you can really do about that. Server was excellent as was the food! Have eaten there many times. Thank you
  37. LS

    LindaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Meal was delicious. Our server, Gideon was outstanding.
  38. KN

    KarenN

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Gigeon our server was great though overwhelmed due to the fact there was a shortage of servers . He handled it well and food was delicious as usual !! Definitely will return !
  39. L

    Lori

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    They recently expanded to at least twice their size, and they couldn’t handle it. The food and service suffered!
  40. FG

    FunGirl2

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going to this restaurant to eat outdoors because it’s pretty and I don’t like sidewalk meals. The food was delicious, the staff very accommodating and warm, service was good! And bread is free! I have never had a bad meal here. BYOB too!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

La Cucina Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Cucina Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 677-0470.

La Cucina Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for La Cucina Ristorante

1205 Tilton Rd, Northfield, NJ 08225

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    New Rd

  • Area

    Northfield/Linwood

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Lots of Free Parking in front of the restaurant.Entrance from both sides of Center Point Plaza.Tilton Road &amp; New Road

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ronald Poulin

  • Entertainment

    Dine in or out on Saturday night with the sound of Italian live music!

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (609) 677-0470

  • Catering

    You are constructing one of the most significant memories of your lives.<br />We want to help you express your extraordinary style with creativity and imagination, delicious food and a romantic beautiful presentation. Our food reflects our commitment to exceptional quality. All meals are prepared under the guidance of our executive Chef Ronald Poulin.

  • Private party facilities

    La Cucina Ristorante offers indoor and outdoor private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Chelsey Ingram & Elis Haxhistasa : (609) 677-0470

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