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Cucina Restaurant

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Oubaai Hotel Golf & SPa | 406 Herolds Bay Road, George, South Africa
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Durbanville, South Africa
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This rating is purely for their chocolate milkshake. Me stopped for a drink after visiting the spa. I see myself as a bit of a milkshake connoisseur, especially chocolate milkshakes. Ordered one and was about to give up all hope when my friend finished her drink before mine even arrived (1 star for service efficiency). But it was totally worth... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Just had a diabolical experience at Cucina Restaurant at Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa. I assume that the kitchen staff were all new as it took about 1 hour 15 minutes to get two curries. The curries were bland and not what one would expect from a restaurant. The service was diabolical and no Management in sight. Many other patrons... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

stopped off here for drinks on the terrace. great location with stunning views. we had drinks on the terrace which was really great. service was good. place was very empty though. we were the only people. pity because its really nice there. will definitely visit there again.

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Carefree, Arizona
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260 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We were staying at the Oubaai hotel, it was a cold and rainy night so we decided it would be best to dine in. My husband booked us a table at the Cucina Restaurant for dinner. The food was reasonably priced, edible but average at best, and the service, if you could call it that, was indifferent. I think I... More 

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Alberton, South Africa
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211 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

When walking into Cucina, the ambience and decor shouts high-class sophistication. Upon perusal of and ordering from the menu, one is made to feel like you are visiting in an "off peak/off season" time. Options are limited and expensive for what you are getting. Food is fresh and well presented, but average when taken in together with the spectacular surrounds.... More 

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2 Thank AndrissaFerreira
OubaaiHotel, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Andrissa F Thank you for your honest and constructive feedback. We appreciate your comments very much and your points have been addressed with the team. Kind regards, Brian Ng Yuk Shing Acting Resident Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

I felt like being at home with a excellent chef and butler they made us feel like family and the steak was amazing gorgeous atmosphere

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OubaaiHyatt, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JonineMeadon Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience in our Cucina Restaurant. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Sandra Kneubuhler Acting General Manager More 

Port Elizabeth
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

A bit disappointing as Italian food should be prepared fresh. The menu is huge & its impossible to prepare all this food fresh & from scratch. Probably best to eat the pizzas.

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Thank FlossPortElizabeth
OubaaiHyatt, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear FlossPortElizabeth Thank you for taking the time to share a review on TripAdvisor. We sincerely regret your disappointing experience. Please rest assured that your feedback has been noted and addressed with the team. Thank you again. Kind regards, Sandra Kneubuhler Acting General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We were invited by good friends to this restaurant and had high hopes that it was going to be a "evening to remember" Unfortunately it was disappointing .....although the owner chef ( Italian with all the right memberships of chef's associations etc) sold his food well, but when it came to the crunch, it was far too salty, and frankly... More 

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Thank ANother2013
OubaaiHyatt, Director of Sales at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ANother2013 Thank you for taking the time to share a review on TripAdvisor. We sincerely appreciate your constructive feedback. Please rest assured that your comments have been noted and addressed with the team. Kind regards, Sandra Kneubuhler Director of Sales & Marketing More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Cacuina has the ability to be really authentic but the chef is just not producing enough real Italian food. Fresh Pasta /to be found in the Lasagna - disappointing! I chose the Ostrich Jumbalaya which is more like stroganoff. No bruschetta - Mozarella Cheese to be seen let along fresh basil. Deserts also disappointing. The restaurant is great but not... More 

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Thank familybrown176
OubaaiHyatt, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear familybrown176 Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback on TripAdvisor. We take all comments very seriously and your views have been noted and addressed with the team. Kind regards, Jaco le Roux General Manager More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Delightful spread! Eggs Benedict a special treat! And Excellent value for money. Friendly staff makes you feel at home.

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Thank Monique DT D
OubaaiHyatt, General Manager at Cucina Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Monique DT D Thank you for your positive comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience in our Cucina Restaurant. Kind regards, Jaco le Roux General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oubaai Hotel Golf & SPa | 406 Herolds Bay Road, George, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?