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La Cucina Ristorante

4.7
4.7
831 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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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 831 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Italian

  • Atlantic City

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic City

    Best Food

  • Atlantic City

    Best Service

  • Atlantic City

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Fit for Foodies

  • Atlantic City

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Atlantic City

    Special Occasions

  • Atlantic City

    Italian

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  1. M

    Michael562

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal at La Cucina Ristorante. Our server, Jennifer, was excellent.

  2. JP

    JaneP

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Delicious food. Good waiter We’ll be back Jane P

  3. BS

    BillS

    Atlantic City

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A lot noisy, but it was a holiday…

  4. LS

    LenSS

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reservation taken on time, Food was good. Service was good/attentive. No liquor license so BYOB. Prices fair. Good selection. One of the best in south Jersey. Highly recommended.

  5. BB

    BigBobL

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This is a wonderful place for good Italian food! The atmosphere is very nice and the service is fantastic. The owner is always there and remembers repeat customers with a smile and a name. I highly recommend eating here. They are great with gluten-free and preventing cross contamination.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good all around. Chris our server was great! Windy night with Table cloths flying around. I suggest clips for the tables. A favorite place at the shore.

  7. a

    andrew

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Frankly a high point of identifying this store front Italians restaurant in Northfield but a disappointment in general. The service was attentive, quick and respectful. An order of calamari grittiness ordered which was well prepared crisp and flavorful with three hot pepper slices. Yes three Entrees ranged from a thick white cream sauce form mushroom ravioli, a flavorless marinara with gnocchi and most disappointing a poorly prepared mostly raw spiced tuna over a saffron risotto which was a major flaw The risotto had little flavor though it did have nice texture. There were three tomatoes halves and some risotto that was still white. The turns was seared only in one side and the other was raw. That isn’t medium rare tuna prep Overall a once only restaurant for me I will stay on the margate side of restaurants and leave this dismal place to those with no tastes of preference for fine food

  8. T

    Tass

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, great service, thanks Jennifer.

  9. MT

    MichaelT

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service, James was the man.

  10. J

    Jonathan

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was outstanding

  11. h

    harrietb

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Atmosphere is better than the food. Way too much butter &amp; oil in the food. My husband ordered a pasta dish that had mostly large wedges of carrots in it- he said it was not good . Pasta was floating in red sauce- I've only enjoyed Bronzino here so will stick with that if I return at all Over the summer

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    It was great but originally made reservations for 4 inside - tried to add one and was forced to be seated outside - enjoyed dinner - ordered dessert but started to rain and had to run inside and get our order to go and have dessert at home. No discount or offer to comp dessert in fact server was annoyed we decided to leave no room under covered terrace- moved all tables but us and no offer to move us inside. Other than that great food and service up until yay point.

  13. FG

    FifiGee

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful. Sitting outside on their patio is a total treat. Perfect night!

  14. B

    Bubbie2

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    James is the best waiter- attentive , friendly and just makes the experience so welcoming and fun!! Food was delicious!!

  15. T

    Tracie

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding and special thanks for the cippino. You could not ask for better service!

  16. MS

    MerleS

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The service was very good. The food was great, but I wish they had a few more non pasta options. We sat outside which was lovely. Definitely recommend.

  17. D

    Darren

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic!

  18. K

    Kittenki

    Atlantic City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food !!

  19. L

    Laure

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service! And so close to home!

  20. RD

    RichardD

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were going to be late. My wife has Parkinson’s and moves very slowly. I called the restaurant and told them and they said no problem. When we arrived they were very busy but they gave us a choice of available tables. We had a wonderful server named Saul. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and made suggestions and took our order. The food was ready sooner than we expected and everything was excellent. We would definitely go there again.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food…excellent. Service… meh. Loved dining outside, however, our waitress was extremely abrasive. Instead of replacing dirty silverware while clearing the table after appetizers, she took a dirty knife and fork from our plates, and dropped them down onto the clean tablecloth, telling us to just hold onto them for our dinners. How about, instead of handling our eating utensils,provide us a clean, new knife and fork? Overall, she just seemed irritated. We enjoyed our meals though, and would return.

  22. CR

    CRISTENC

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Celebrating my Mom’s birthday. She had a tough year. Beautiful night outdoors with family. Friendly and accommodating staff. Jennifer was a good server. She took care making things right. Delish homemade pasta. Enjoyed the salmon appetizer. Loved the pesto that accompanied the bread! 👌🏼

  23. MP

    MaxwellPoint

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, service superb and the outdoor seating was comfortable and lovely.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Food was not as described. Pasta was supposed to have a blush sauce &amp; came with a heavy red sauce that did not go well with the seafood &amp; made peeling &amp; eating the shrimp very messy. The veal was not very tender also &amp; the selection of food entrees was just very ordinary. Disappointing

  25. LK

    LisaK

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another wonderful experience at La Cucina! Everyone enjoyed their meal. Special shout-out to the pounded veal chop and Trout!!

  26. TV

    TinaV

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was Delicious! Our server Ciara was beyond AMAZING!! Such a great night!

  27. ES

    ESTHERS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food Great service A little noisy inside Outside , gnats were a problem at this time of the year. Recommend fans for air circulation to minimize gnats

  28. TA

    TAS1

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    love this place; it never disappoints. lots of choices; always a great fish special and wonderful Italian food which I never tire of. I've been here at least 5 times and would always come back.

  29. T

    Tracie

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service and food

  30. M

    Mamie

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had the sweetest waitress. Her name was Jen. We loved her. The food was delicious and the whole experience was great. Thank you.

  31. K

    Kellietc

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, food was exceptional!

  32. B

    Bets

    Atlantic City

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Slow service, comparable to jarred tomato sauce, poor presentation, had to grab wine glasses off of an open table as waitress never brought to us. Really disappointing.

  33. H

    Hawwison

    Philadelphia

    165 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great service make for a nice meal! This gem more than accomplished that end.

  34. F

    Foodies

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was very good although one in our group said she had a terrible outside lunch one day. Our experience was good, service was fine. Very noisy though and staff kept dropping and breaking things.

  35. U

    Unhappy

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a great time!!! Awesome food and great staff/service.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    I manage a fine dining restaurant and was truly looking forward to a Friday night out, away from my job, and being able to dine with my family. I made the reservation for a party of 9 to celebrate my college graduation, which was never once acknowledged by the server. Our server was rude and seemed like she was just rushing us through service. She never even told us her name. My family all received their entrees after an hour after ordering. Again I work in the business so I get it, they were busy so we all tried to be understanding. However I received my entree about 30 minutes after the rest of my party and was told while I waited that they were finishing cooking it and it would be a few minutes. I ordered the Risotto de mare and when I tell you that it was probably one of the worst dishes I’ve ever eaten, that would be an understatement. It was late, it was bland, the seafood was bad, and to top it off, it was ice cold. For something to take that long to cook, it tasted like it came out of a microwave that didn’t even work properly. I never send food back but when I did the server seemed annoyed and just asked me what I wanted to do with it. Obviously I didn’t want it. She never apologized, never send a manager over, never offered me anything else to eat, never offered us dessert, never offered us anything to celebrate my occasion. I am just so incredibly disappointed. I was so excited to try this restaurant and heard great things about it but my experience was quite the opposite.

  37. b

    billc

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent and our waiter was very knowledgeable and made several suggestions that we did order. Our visit was very nice, the food and the waiter made our dining experience even better!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We celebrated Mothers Day with a party of 10. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating since we also had two children with our party. The food was delicious!

  39. CC

    ChristineC

    Atlantic City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress Andrea was very nice and attentive. She was aware of my gluten issues and was very helpful with our choices. Enjoyed it very much.

  40. D

    Dave77777

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service!

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 4.7 stars by 831 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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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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