California-inspired Italian restaurants + wine shops. Welcome to our CUCINA!
The CUCINA family of restaurants is one of Southern California’s first retail wine shop and restaurant in one concept. The affordable menus showcase the flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of California, allowing local bounty to take the culinary lead.
Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli oversees the CUCINA culinary program. He and his talented troop of chef de cuisines and executive sous chefs are dedicated to creating inventive, seasonal dishes as well as running an ambitious in-house program with house made cheeses, charcuterie and sausage, artisanal breads and pastas made from scratch.
CUCINA’s wine shops comprise of over 250 familiar names and rare, small-batch gems from the Americas and Europe, with an emphasis on Italian varietals. Each location has an experienced in-house sommelier, making shopping for the perfect bottle a breeze.