Opening a restaurant is a great way to pay homage to a favorite meal, as is naming your child Salad. Enjoy an edible homage with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at Cucina Italiana.
Both modern and traditional Italian tastes populate the menu at Cucina Italiana. Tomato-laden bruschetta ($4.95) and insalata mediterranea—a bed of baby greens sprinkled with grilled veggies, sliced apple, goat cheese, and house dressing—($7.95/lunch, $8.95/dinner) lighten lunches burdened by a pet announcing that it wants a divorce, and the cream-coated potato gnocchi al gorgonzola ($9.95/lunch, $12.95/dinner) sends heftier hunger into early retirement. Twelve-inch pizzas ($5.95–13.95) or paninis ($7.95–$8.95) come sprinkled with sundry ingredients to accessorize any appetite. A wall of wines observes diners, who can challenge any bottle to come down from its perch and tangle tableside by ordering it from the wine list. The indoor dining room warms simple wooden tables with yellow walls, and alfresco eating on the patio allows customers to digest using photosynthesis
Bottles of wine arranged beneath labels such as chianti, brunello, barolo, and cabernet line the bright-yellow walls inside Cucina Italiana, where a wide selection of wine pairs with classic Italian fare. Recipes gather fresh ingredients such as homemade lasagna noodles and chopped tomatoes onto plates with ricotta, pecorino, and scamorza cheeses. An outdoor patio enables dining alfresco, and on Fridays and Saturdays, patrons can enjoy finishing entrees of veal osso buco.
4705 Clairemont Dr.
San Diego, California 92117Get Directions