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La Cucina Italian Grill

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$$ - $$$
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1780 Chandlers Ln Unit 11, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
+1 910-579-9777
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Not a wide menu, but certainly all the Italian favorites. We've been twice and the food and service have been very good both times.

Thank markfarner58
New Martinsville, West Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Quite an unexpected surprise. The chef(s) are top notch here. The sauces for the appetizer and entrée were excellent. Bread was addictive. Service exceptional. Price was upper mid range.

Thank Jim P
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

While in Ocean Isle Beach setting up my new home I stopped in for a bite to eat. To say I was surprised is an understatement, I enjoyed it so much I returned two more nights. Food quality and service were excellent, it is definitely on my list for frequent dining!

Thank Captain102
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Both my husband and I LOVE this restaurant! You will need to make reservations as it is always crowded. The wait staff is amazing and the food is always outstanding. We couldn't recommend this restaurant more highly as it is our favorite Italian restaurant in Sunset Beach and actually... anywhere! Their wine selection, both whites and reds, are superb! Excellent... More 

Thank CarolinaguyandVagal
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Great dining experience. Wonderful service, awesome food and atmosphere. We did not have a reservation, but were seated promptly. Would make another trip down to Sunset Beach just to have dinner here.

Thank ssimpala
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Took awhile to get food after ordering but worth the wait. $$$ Atmosphere could be better. Wait staff seemed distracted

Thank Sheeros1
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

It was a Monday and this was the only restaurant open for 20 miles. They were super busy at 7pm but we got great service from Mark and our meals were really tasty. Their small loaves of Italian bread smothered in butter and Parmesan cheese were fabulous as was my husband's manicotti with Alfredo sauce. My soup and salad were... More 

Thank Sandy W
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Spending 3 days in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Being a Monday evening, just about every restaurant within five miles isclosed on Monday. Having exhausted all options on the island we chose an Italian restaurant located in Sunset Beach. Strip mall. Lots of cars.'we entered and had to wait approx 15 minutes to be seated and 10 more to get water... More 

Thank NCtightwad
Wilton, Connecticut
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

LaCucina was rated #1 (in Sunset Beach) by Trip Advisor – and for good reason. This was a terrific find! Tucked away on the back side of a strip mall may be a bit less inviting, but fear not – give it a try. A large diverse menu, friendly staff, and delicious options make LaCucina a good option for travelers,... More 

Thank Bruce T
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Be sure to make reservations. This is the best restaurant in Sunset Beach. Great atmosphere and super good food. I have been there several times over the year. I usually have the special dinner. Salmon is well prepared. My favorite was a shrimp wrapped in bacon over polenta. When friends and family come to Sunset Beach I always take them... More 

Thank Bob O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Chandlers Ln Unit 11, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4336
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sunset Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-9777

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