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“Just nice.....”
Review of La Cucina

La Cucina
Ranked #17 of 27 Restaurants in Yarmouth
Price range: US$4 - US$140
Description: Bar & Restaurant , Mediterranean Cuisine , great atmosphere, vegetarian, gluten free and vegan option & daily specials
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Description: Bar & Restaurant , Mediterranean Cuisine , great atmosphere, vegetarian, gluten free and vegan option & daily specials
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the menu outside we were enticed enough to go in. We were a table of 2 amongst 3 other tables of 4.
We ordered a bottle of white and some water. Neither were opened or poured, not a big issue but doesn’t add to the dining experience and attention to detail.
Tried to order the meze advertised on their menu outside and on their website (still on there today) but was told they’d changed the menu and the chef confirmed he couldn’t put it together either.
The prices had also increased slightly to those advertised.
Alternative starters arrived which were enjoyed. When the mains arrived the chicken risotto was missing the pancetta and peas and had been substituted with onion and cherry tomatoes which was a bit bland. The chef sent his apologies and soon rectified it. Luckily my husbands Cannelloni was thermo nuclear so by the time it was suitable to eat my dish had returned, if a little stodgier due to it being kept heated. The Cannelloni is not cannelloni either as it doesn’t contain tubes of filled pasta but sheets so is more like a vegi lasagne. Portions were a descent size. Food was enjoyable but we didn’t leave thinking we must tell people about this place, which was a shame.
Not much atmosphere and whilst the waiter was polite and pleasant we had to keep trying to get their attention.
The restaurant has potential but needs a good front of house to bring it all together and add some warmth and finesse to the experience.

Thank Millie0579
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Isle of Wight on a last minute Easter weekend break with some friends. After a visit to Tapnell Farm on Saturday we were looking for a restaurant to have dinner but EVERYWHERE was fully booked! We were lucky to finally find La Cucina and booked a table for 5 for 6pm. The spaghetti fruti di mar was the best I've ever had even in London. The risotto was amazing too. And oh the seafood stew Oh MY. We were happy that we didn't get to go to Salty's or The Cow or The Hut as recommended by Google because we knew the food wouldn't have been better than what we had at La Cucina. We also went to the Waterfront the next night and I ordered the same spaghetti fruti di mar but it was nowhere near as good as the one in La Cucina!

Thank Jenny C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid our first visit to La Cucina with friends, and had a great evening. The staff were excellent and looked after us well. All the starters were very good - and the Kleftico eaters had a lovely meal. However, some of us had the Chicken Risotto, which was pretty bland. Not enough alcohol or butter used in the cooking and, even with extra Parmesan was a disappointment. As an Italian/ Mediterranean restaurant this was a surprise. On the wine front, the choices that we made from the ‘house’ wines were OK for red, but the French Sauvignon was not chilled and not at all good. The restaurant needs to improve the wine list and perhaps offer one good house wine in each colour. We’re locals, so we want La Cucina to succeed, as Yarmouth needs a good restaurant of this kind!

Thank Lizziehutch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food lacks flavour , overpriced !
Better food options at a much reasonable price at other places . I am not surprised the place was almost empty

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was keen to try this new restaurant in Yarmouth as I had seen some good reports.
Although the décor is not to my liking we received a nice welcome. The menu is well organised and provides a nice range to Mediterranean cuisine.
While the food exceed my expectations the portions are too big - might suit some people but I don't like being confronted by a huge pile of food.
My primary criticism is how quickly everything happens - starters arrived almost immediately the order had gone in and as soon as we had finished our plates were cleared and almost immediately our main course arrived. No one wants to have to chase your order but going out is about relaxing and it rather took the edge off the evening.

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Thank jamescharrington
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