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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Italian, Pizza, European
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the restaurant twice, one of the best Italian food we have had in the recent past. Staff were courteous- special mention to Julius who went beyond the call of duty and displayed the dessert near our table when the kids had a hard time...selecting one from them. Please keep up the great work!!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 6 May 2022 via mobile

Dreadful customer service. Can only guess the staff have received absolutely no training. Was asked if we wanted water when we arrived which I then asked if it was tap water. The waiter said yes but didn’t tell me it had to be paid for....When it arrived I asked if we have to pay for the water since it arrived in a bottle. The waiter said yes to which I replied okay then we’ll eat elsewhere. The waiter then barked at us to put out masks back on! Really??! Is that the sort of customer service that encourages customers to return? We were about to spend over $100 on food and drinks! How short sighted this policy is of making customers pay for tap water. In the very few restaurants I have been to around the world I will never pay for tap water. Actually that only usually happens in Singapore. I have no problem on paying for bottled water if I’m in a country where the tap water isn’t safe, but not in SG where. So in the end the money grabbing restaurant with poor customer service missed out on a nice piece of business. The Italian just around the corner did not have such a policy and the staff were very customer oriented.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

I had an awesome dining experience at the restaurant recently. The booking system was seemless and I've received a confirmation call from the restaurant just a few minutes after reserving a table. The meals were wonderful and tasty. The restaurant manager, Ms Priya, was very...knowledgable and patience in addressing our queries and her recommendations on the dishes were spot on. I have been coming to this restaurant a few times and the experiences were all great so far. Will definitely come here again. Thanks a million Kucina!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 8 March 2022 via mobile

Decided to have lunch here due to recommendations by friends. Had fried fried seafood ( fritto misto) and side of bread for starters. Very Lightly battered seafood while bread tasted fresh. Mains were cioppino, linguine alle cozze, pizza caponata. Cioppino was tastiest of the three....Recommended. Good as a solo or shared dish. Every table should order this crowd pleaser. Authentic Italian taste. The pasta was good. Good amount of mussels but the dish lacked that” kick “. Wish it had more garlic. The caponata pizza was good but tasted better when dipped in the cioppino . Chose this pizza as I like pine nuts and ricotta cheese.. like, almost pesto but with a twist. The frontliners especially the lady with the jacket, Priya, was excellent. Simply put, professional. Came across as genuine and sincere. Took care of minor shortcomings quickly. E.g, We were not given an extra bowl for shells in our seafood dishes so she replaced our small plates in a timely manner. Overall - Had a great time and would dine here again. 5 stars.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 13 January 2022

I have to say that I am impress by the quality and level of service at Kucina (Halal Italian peeps!!). Tuck away in the corner of KINEX Mall it was worth the trip. Every food served to our table was licked down to the very...last drop. The array of dessert offered was mesmerizing. I had the salted caramel and tiramisu which clearly blows my mind. Subtle to the palate of once tongue. Feeling greedy, I ordered the Olive Oil Chocolate Cake to take home and share with the fam, it didnt last long before it was over. That clearly says it all! Thanks to the manager in-charge Priya, amazing knowledge and she brings back the level of service that I have missed in this industry. Thanks to the Pastry Chef, tucked in a little corner of his owe, I did not manage to find out your name, but you will be hearing from a wholesome of peeps including myself for more of your awesome dessert.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 January 2022

I would like to share with everyone how much My Family and I love this restaurant. By far, the best Halal certified Italian restaurant! We always have the Fritto Misto for starters, their Chicken fingers are scrumptious! All their Pasta are good and our favourite...are, Tartufo (Tagliatelle), Formaggi (Gnocchi) and Squid Ink Risotto. Savour each mouthful! I love the hearty flavours of the Truffle, rich and creamy. I love desserts but I just prefer something not too sweet. I love their Panna cotta, Cannoli and Affogatto. Warm lightings with cosy ambience and good-natured Team!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 21 May 2021

The service stood out first at this casual-looking joint, then the playfully written menu. It was a joy to browse and be introduced to the various dishes, some of which we'd barely seen around locally. As a pasta lover but far from a connoisseur, I...especially appreciated the wide range of pasta types available, complete with recommendations of what might go best with each dish. We shared the Pescatora with Squid Ink Chitarra, La Barca Funghi e Tartufo, Arancini Siciliani (not pictured) and tiramisu (also not pictured). As a big fan of squid ink pasta, I thoroughly enjoyed the umami taste of the sea that many other local renditions lack. My boyfriend enjoyed the la barca (boat-shaped pizza) more with its creaminess that I found slightly heavy, but we agreed that the bread was a welcome fluffy and doughy accompaniment. The crispy arancini, a rare dish locally, was rich in tomato and herb flavour - I'm glad I was able to introduce this to my boyfriend. Finally, as a coffee lover, the tiramisu was a decadent, fluffy and aromatic end to my meal. My only gripe: for the premium price, the seafood in the pasta and the tiramisu serving could be more generous. We'll both be back to try more on the menu though!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 17 May 2021

Quite possibly the best Italian Food I’ve had in a while. It was my first time in KINEX and of all the nearby restaurants and foodstalls packed into the basement floor, nothing else smelled quite as good or delivered on its obligation to provide quality...food as this shop. My partner and I had the Pescatora with squid ink chitarra and La Barca Funghi E Tartufo for mains. And dayum, did it leave an impression. The pasta sauce was so smooth and well incorporated with the pasta. And the pizza, the sauce to bread ratio was perfect, it was crispy outside while soft and fluffy inside. While the dessert and appetizer offerings did not leave as strong of an impression as the mains, they were definitely solid contenders. The Arancini Siciliani was certainly a unique dish rarely seen elsewhere in Singapore. And the Tiramisu was a textbook example of a well-made dessert. Defo a place to return to once things go back to normal.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021

I had the La Barca Funghi E Tartufo as the main. For this dish, the bombardment of different flavours and textures creates a new taste and textural experience upon every bite. From the strong nutty taste of the truffle, followed by the creamy and earthy...taste of the creamy mushroom sauce to the crunchy then chewy texture of the bread, it felt exotic and ideal for a novel food treat. I really loved the effort taken to make the bread as a fish pond shape. I recommend this for avid truffle LOVERS!! As for the dessert, I had the Pannacotta. This dish is a refreshing rich creamy pudding dessert well topped with raspberry sauce. I recommend it as a simple creamy and sweet dessert. A must try for milk cream lovers!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 15 May 2021

Dish Ordered: Arancini Siciliani(Appetizer) Description from menu: Breaded saffron rice balls stuffed with beef ragu, mozzarella & parmesan served with spicy sauce The rice balls were really delicious and the different cheeses added were well combined to provide a slight spicy note at the end....I particularly loved how the crunchy textures from the crispy crust of the balls complemented the soft rice stuffings which allowed for an interesting intertwining of textures that melted in our mouths. When I placed it in my mouth, there was an explosion of flavours from the cheese, salt and tangy and spicy sauce. In addition to that, the ASMR from the crispness of the crust was an added bonus in this dish. Would definitely recommend it. Dish Ordered: Tartufo Description from menu: Mushroom cream sauce with black truffle pate & truffle oil Chosen pasta: Tagliatelle As someone personally not a big fan of creamy pasta, this pasta was just nice and scrumptious. The creaminess as the whole was light and complemented the mild truffle flavour. I personally liked the crumbs of cheese and crunchy mushroom which added more textual elements to the food. I chose the Tagliatelle pasta type and have no regrets as it was delicious and something new for me. Overall the ambience was chill and cosy, providing a great eating experience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Kucina Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4