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Cucina Venti

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1390 Pear Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043-1378 (N. Shoreline Blvd)
+1 650-254-1120
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sunnyvale, California
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pick this place place as it was a halfway point between Sunnyvale and Palo Alto and it was far from downtown Mountain View where parking is impossible. It was unusually warm for March, so we sat outside for dinner. Despite being the only customers outside, our waiter was very attentive. I had a tasty octopus salad. If you are charging... More 

Thank incog809
Boise, Idaho
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent choice for lunch before or after (or during) a visit to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Two of us shared a Caesar salad and a Margarita pizza--plenty of food for lunch. Pizza crust was nicely done, and there were plenty of tomatoes and shredded basil on the pie. All wines are available by the... More 

Thank Tom B
Berkeley, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was worried after seeing a few of the negative reviews but tried it anyway. We went anyway and we're delighted ! Late afternoon we went on a Friday. No one there because it was really . It was a Birthday so they got us a spot near the bar in back. Dark lighting, nice ambience. High back seating. We... More 

Thank sj_salsero
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Was looking for an Italian joint to satisfy craving for pasta. Found this restaurant in trip advisor. Prompt service. Bread served before meal was very good. Ordered mussels for starters, too fishy for my liking. Could do with more herbs. Seafood pasta was average. Did not want to waste the bread so asked for box. Surprised that I was given... More 

Thank kohhh88
San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Cucina venti is an Italian restaurant right outside of the shoreline movie theater that offers a lot of dining options on the menu. It is really nice to have a real restaurant so close to the movies. The food is good not great and the dishes are pricey. Chose the pasta over the pizza for sure. Deserts are not impressive,... More 

Thank dianamna
United States
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456 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stopped here on the way to an event. The service was excellent and helpful and the food came out super fast (we told them we were on a schedule). We both had chicken marsala and it was excellent - we usually order it if it is offered and we were quite satisfied...the portions were very generous by the way.... More 

Thank Traveling_a_lot4fun
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I was excited to go try Cucina Venti after a Yelp Event, so I went for lunch on a weekday. Mostly due to the service: they need to look at their tables more to see if people need anything. I kept asking to get our waters refilled, and had to wait for 15 minutes to get the check. They even... More 

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Cupertino, California
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with ambience and attentive Service. Able to turn around a work lunch in short time. Spaghetti with clams was good

Thank MRP1976
Medford, Oregon
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Everything here is utterly delicious. The chef is extraordinary. My favorite entree is the short ribs with polenta. OMG. My favorite salad is the arugula with mango. It's huge and truly refreshing. Great services; many of the folks have been with the owner a long time. Really nice people. Lovely outdoor seating front and back as well as a unique... More 

Thank blissfulliving
SF Bay Area
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I had been intending to visit this restaurant for years (the owner used to include recipes in local newspaper advertisements). The food was delicious, especially the chicken marsala ($24) and the spaghetti Bolognese ($19), and nicely proportioned. The Italian Sangiovese was perfectly acceptable. The service was prompt, yet not intrusive. Ambiance is casual. Highly recommended.

Thank cuppajava

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1390 Pear Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043-1378
    (N. Shoreline Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: VTA Route 40
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-254-1120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?