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La Cucina Italian Grill

1780 Chandlers Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
+1 910-579-9777
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (33 reviews)
“bread” (53 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1780 Chandlers Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and wonderful service! I had the Chicken Josephine was delicious. Our server was Johnny and he was very helpful with suggestions for my gluten free friends. Will definitely eat here next time we visit Sunset Beach!

Thank lep817
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here before but its been a while. They have done some minor renovations and is much more private than 1 big open room. The meals are large portions so splitting is a good option. We had our usual Chicken Parm (Although they brought...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food! I got the scallops and shrimp pasta in their garlic olive oil sauce and it was fantastic! Get's busy around 7pm so you might need a reservation.

Thank Jess E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a part of three with reservations for Mother's Day and were warmly greeted and seated upon our arrival. A complimentary flute of champagne was provided to the Mothers at table that day, a nice touch. We ordered a variety of dishes. My wife...More

Thank Bababooeytoyouall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Italian restaurant I have been to in years. Great friendly staff and great food. If I am driving threw this area, I will make a 50 mile detour just to eat there again.

Thank wmcmasters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why travel to Italy--real quality Italian food and premium service can be found in North Carolina? This place is the real deal from appetizers like Saucy Shrimp through to Stuffed Sea Shells Bolognaise--made with filet mignon. Inexpensive, top flight service and pleasant surroundings, complete the...More

Thank TXDavid937
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you haven't tried La Cucina---you should. The menu is quite large, the food is excellent, and the waiters' are the best. But be warned. This is a very popular restaurant, especially with the locals. It is quite small and reservations are recommended. The eggplant...More

Thank cchtoo
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Dinner with three ladies, (wife, mother-in-law, and sister in law). Made reservations. Probably not necessary. Great service. Big portions of food. Not quite North Eastern Italian standard, but very good. Ordered desserts to go. Would return.

Thank RAFincher
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Everything on the menu is delicious including the bar drinks! We go there every chance we get. Friendly helpful service, clean, good prices, interesting dining room, and easy to find.

Thank Margo444
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The wife and I have a great time sitting at the tiny bar. We enjoyed the moderately priced cocktails in addition to the large portioned pasta dishes. The wait staff was attentive and showed their appreciation for our business...we'll definitely return and this is a...More

Thank NoVABill
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Do you have gluten free pasta?
13 August 2015|
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No questions-It is the best restaurant in Sunset Beach!!!
7 July 2015|
Response from ti2m | Reviewed this property |
I haven't tried all 15 but it is the best we have tried so far.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Chandlers Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sunset Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-9777
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