Had a really enjoyable evening last Saturday, food etc was of a good quality but the one thing gives this restaurant 5 stars ar3 the staff especially Alanna and matatus they were brilliant and the main reason we will be returning
We had an amazing evening. The atmosphere, food, and service was out of this world. Highly recommend and we’ll be back ! Thank you
Food was excellent, staff were welcoming and attentive, making you feel very minded. The decor is beautiful, the only tiny thing I would say is that the live music was a tiny bit too loud, but otherwise was wonderful. Will definitely be back. Thanks for looking after us!
Upon arrival the server was a bit forceful and intensive trying to tell more than listen. The starters where better than the main course by a long shot!
Lovely pre theatre dinner. Nice food and great service
Beautiful restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere. Food was lovely however not sure if worth as much. Service was brilliant.
Nice place, music was a little loud and it took a while before we got our drinks, as it had to come from the bar upstairs. All in all good, albeit on the expensive side.
Really enjoyable night in a relaxing setting with friendly and helpful staff. Food was top drawer
We had made reservations over a week ago for 8 pm Easter Sunday. My son and his girlfriend preceded us into the restaurant, were seated, and immediately the waiter asked them our whereabouts. My son told him we were parking and will follow shortly. "Well, we are closing soon" replies the waiter. My wife and I arrived two minutes later, took our seats, and our son told us of the exchange. When the waiter came over we asked if it were true. "Yes. The kitchen is closing in 15 minutes." Seriously? Was that information posted on Open Table? Yelp? Zagat? The restaurant's website? Did anyone give us the information when we initially made the reservation? Not at all! We decided to skip dinner rather than be timed and shooed out the door. As we got up to leave we were followed with a snotty comment by the waiter. I'm sure the owner will be delighted to know how the business is being run.
Loved it. It was our first time there. Staff so helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back.
Great food and excellent service. Highly recommend it
Ordered fillet steak came cooked wrong!
Mushrooms not cleaned properly had grit in them.
Great decor and lovely bar upstairs to have a drink before dinner. Maybe it was just the day we went (Friday evening) but they were a bit too rushed coming over to take our order, 3 times in first 5 mins. I felt our waiter was annoyed we hadn't looked but we had literally just sat down. Needed to secure the booking with a credit card too and there is a policy that if you are late you are charged or if members if your party drop out you are charged 10E so good to be aware of that if you have flaky dinner companions. I didn't want to give my credit card number over the phone and I got the impression the guy on the phone was annoyed I didn't trust them, but sure like they clearly don't trust you cos they want to secure the table with a credit card! It could be done online which felt a bit more secure! Lovely place though very chic.
Nothing extraordinarily for the price
Staff are very nice. Food arrived on time and it was ok.
Food and service very good, our group opted for pre theatre menu enjoyed the meal. I dislike when their is extra charges for certain items on the menu also wine was very expensive cheapest bottle of house wine 30 Euro.
First time here and loved it. Everything was perfect. The waiter was so friendly and made us feel right st home. We’ll defiantly be back!
Went to Celebrate two birthdays, food & service was amazing. Very accommodating for every request.
Service was slow, we were left waiting with no drinks and we had to call for attention.
Food was OK. I had fillet steak that was apparently an 8oz cooked med. It was seriously tiny! If I had it well done there would not be much left on the plate. Also it had melted cheese on top but nowhere on the menu did it say cheese was to be served with it.
The sea bass was delicious.
To be honest I was a bit disappointed with the whole experience.
Lovely place but food and service on this occasion wasn’t up to scratch.
Great ambiance and great service. The food was good but the marrow starter was a bit bland and very small and the fettuccine I thought could have had just a bit more sauce. However I’ve already made a booking to go back so overall I thoroughly enjoyed my experience!
Jamaican waiter was lovely! Food was good and the live performer made the night!
A real hidden little gem. Unusual in this city as a lot is overpriced and mediocre. Cosy and welcoming, Food is as good as italian as you can find. Atmosphere is great, live music was a bonus and very good. Location perfect and the staff.. well, my partner left her handbag.. 5 mins later they phoned us to let us know, having to look up my phone no. too. Recommended..
The atmosphere and decor was lovely but the server we had was quite rude, pushing items around the very small table with the plate and making it quite awkward for all. Food was nice but was in no way very impressive
Really nice evening, the host was lovely and accommodating. Waiting staff at times a bit rude, but I couldn’t fault the food or drink. Atmosphere was lovely. Overall, I’d recommend and would certainly return.
The service was absolutely fantastic. The food was amazing and match the time that we've finished the starters, that was awesome. I do recomend this place.
Good and service was excellent. Live music was a little overbearing as we were a larger table trying to chat.
Great value and excellent server. Jamaican fellow was excellent,
We went for a celebration meal and were disappointed the minute we arrived as the restaurant was very quiet yet we were placed at possibly the worst table in the whole place - on top of another couple squished against a wall - it was as if the restaurant was packed and they tried to squeeze us in yet there was only about 4 customers there at the time. We thought maybe as we were only 21 they noticed we were younger and maybe they thought it wouldn’t bother us or we wouldn’t say anything if we placed at the worst table. We then kindly asked to be moved as we could see even the couple beside us were uncomfortable / surprised with us being placed so close. After we were reluctantly placed at another table, we were then ignored and not even offered a drink for at least 10 minutes , and it’s not as if the restaurant was busy. After this we were told there was an issue in the kitchen , which after reading other reviews we learned this was not a first and happened often - and even still we weren’t even told about these issues for around 15 minutes. We then ordered food , still felt rudely treated though. Food was tasty no complaints there.
Amazing experience. The menu wasn’t very extensive but they were able to adapt to specific requests and everything we ordered was delicious. The service in particular was outstanding! The staff was brilliant in adding an extra fun to our serving! Will come back for sure
Everything was almost perfect service is great. Wine list is amazing coxtails we're brilliant. The starter we had was a bit cold in parts but still tasted nice. Really good
Lovely happy athmosphere, attentive staff, stylish dining room and good food.
I had a great time for my birthday! The staff was genuinely lovely and made the evening special. The food was amazing. Thank you.
Beautiful restaurant with a great ambiance. Musis volume was being turned up and down so noise level fluctuated which was the only downside. Steak and Chicken Supreme were both delicious with good portions and sides of potatoes and greens. Service was very friendly and helpful. Staff smiling and looking like they enjoy their jobs. Will definitely be back.
La Cucina was excellent in many ways. The service was great. The food was great. The atmosphere was great. But what spoiled it for me was all the conditions laid down. If you don't turn up you will be charged so much. If one of your party does not show you will be fined so much.... You have one hour and a half only etc. It read like a penal code for rules of the road. After one hour and a half we had finished the starter and the main course. We were asked if we wanted a desert.... I looked at my watch, saw that the hour and a half, the time allotted was up so decided to go elsewhere for desert. I really think you need to review all this because the service, food, ambiance etc was excellent but I was tense before the meal in case one of the party did not show, tense during the meal because of the time restraint. I love the Italian style on the continent where eating out is to forget time and to relax with friends ALL evening if you wish. Because of that I would not recommend La Cucina to a friend.
We came for dinner after having a drink upstairs at Farrier & Draper. The ambiance is very cozy, like being in a wine cellar. Our main courses were delicious, having the linguine with clams and gnocchi! Highly recommend the gnocchi! Our server was very nice!
Really enjoyable meal. Quality ingredients tastefully presented. Staff friendly and helpful. Great experience.
Great value Early Bird menu. Ideal before heading to the Gaiety. Friendly, non intrusive but attentive service. I would go back again for sure.
Came whilst on a short break away - couldn’t recommend more! The food and service were both superb. If we ever return to Dublin, we will most certainly visit! Thanks
amazing place and food!! Just maybe music in the restaurant was a little too loud
The best Italian food in the country. Highly recommend this place. Feels like your in Italy. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and beautiful interiors. Will be back for sure.
We enjoyed the whole experience throughout the visit, staff were very nice and attentive, food was delicious and portions were the right size too. I would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone and I will be back for sure.