Nello Cucina

★★★☆☆
Located in South Coast Plaza

About Nello Cucina

Hours
Monday - Saturday 11-9, Sunday 11:30-7, Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6.

Food

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Nello Cuciana has really great food & has a nice atmosphere. I think it's a little over priced, but I'd still go back again. The staff is very friendly.

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★★★★☆

Nello Cuciana has really great food & has a nice atmosphere. I think it's a little over priced, but I'd still go back again. The staff is very friendly.

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I came here for lunch with my boyfriend during the week and it was really quiet. I had been there before, but a long time ago. I remembered that it was good though. I ordered eggplant parmesan by recommendation of a friend. She was right, it was absolutely delicious! Thinly sliced and lightly breaded with a flavorful sauce. I recommend this place. Yes, it's maybe a little pricey, but if you're looking for somewhere nice to relax and enjoy yourself, give this place a shot. I would say it's worth it!

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★★★★☆

I came here for lunch with my boyfriend during the week and it was really quiet. I had been there before, but a long time ago. I remembered that it was good though. I ordered eggplant parmesan by recommendation of a friend. She was right, it was absolutely delicious! Thinly sliced and lightly breaded with a flavorful sauce. I recommend this place. Yes, it's maybe a little pricey, but if you're looking for somewhere nice to relax and enjoy yourself, give this place a shot. I would say it's worth it!

Pros: great food, nice wine list, interesting location

Cons: seasoning on pasta was a little off to me

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This italian restaurant tucked into South Coast Plaza has nice atmosphere, good service and good food. The Gnocchi were a little heavy, but the ravioli are quite good. A little on hte pricey side, but portions are generous.

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★★★★☆

This italian restaurant tucked into South Coast Plaza has nice atmosphere, good service and good food. The Gnocchi were a little heavy, but the ravioli are quite good. A little on hte pricey side, but portions are generous.

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Although this is located in a mall, this cute restaurant has been set up beautifully and takes you away from the mall insanity to a quaint environment. It's intimate and has a small bar in an open airy setting. The food is very good and great place to stop by after a long day at the office, or even for lunch.

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★★★★★

Although this is located in a mall, this cute restaurant has been set up beautifully and takes you away from the mall insanity to a quaint environment. It's intimate and has a small bar in an open airy setting. The food is very good and great place to stop by after a long day at the office, or even for lunch.

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Have dined here over the years and the quality has dropped significantly in the past year. Our last visit was very disappointing. My entree, the Lasagna, was salty, barely hot and had one corner that was inedible, cooked to a vulcanized state as if micro-waved. My wife's veal was tough and again not very hot, it also appeared to have been through the microwave to reheat. The service was deplorable, the waiter returned to our table and asked if we were ready to order some five minutes after having taken our order. The restaurant was less than 1/4 full at the time (6:30). He did apologize and then immediately returned with our entrees, the time between order and service being less than ten minutes, leading us to believe that the meals had been pre prepped and just reheated. The after dinner Cappuccino tasted as if made with stale coffee and skim milk and their signature dessert, the sponge with pistachios had that three day old uncovered refrigerator taste. Not a $60 meal! NOT RECOMMENDED! Go to Ruby's next door, feed a family of five for the same price.

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★☆☆☆☆

Have dined here over the years and the quality has dropped significantly in the past year. Our last visit was very disappointing. My entree, the Lasagna, was salty, barely hot and had one corner that was inedible, cooked to a vulcanized state as if micro-waved. My wife's veal was tough and again not very hot, it also appeared to have been through the microwave to reheat. The service was deplorable, the waiter returned to our table and asked if we were ready to order some five minutes after having taken our order. The restaurant was less than 1/4 full at the time (6:30). He did apologize and then immediately returned with our entrees, the time between order and service being less than ten minutes, leading us to believe that the meals had been pre prepped and just reheated. The after dinner Cappuccino tasted as if made with stale coffee and skim milk and their signature dessert, the sponge with pistachios had that three day old uncovered refrigerator taste. Not a $60 meal! NOT RECOMMENDED! Go to Ruby's next door, feed a family of five for the same price.

Pros: At least covered parking is available

Cons: Poor quality food and service

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This is the worst restaurant I have been to... EVER! The bread was store bought. I had the Spaghetti Nello. A dish named after the restaurant. You would think it would be their signature dish. Disgusting. If you have to eat at Crystal Court, you're MUCH better off going to Wahoos or Rubys.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst restaurant I have been to... EVER! The bread was store bought. I had the Spaghetti Nello. A dish named after the restaurant. You would think it would be their signature dish. Disgusting. If you have to eat at Crystal Court, you're MUCH better off going to Wahoos or Rubys.

Cons: Worst restaurant in OC

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I love this place and am excited to be going down south tomorrow to eat there again. I have taken friends there and it's the best italian food around.. the chef comes out-- Pino- and talks to everyone and will try anything requested if at all possible. every bite has been amazing. yummmmmmmm

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★★★★★

I love this place and am excited to be going down south tomorrow to eat there again. I have taken friends there and it's the best italian food around.. the chef comes out-- Pino- and talks to everyone and will try anything requested if at all possible. every bite has been amazing. yummmmmmmm

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My pasta tasted like it came out of the can. The salad was tastless. I'm not a very picy eater and rarely can I not finish my meal but this meal was just gross.

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★☆☆☆☆

My pasta tasted like it came out of the can. The salad was tastless. I'm not a very picy eater and rarely can I not finish my meal but this meal was just gross.

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My pasta tasted like it came out of the can. The salad was tastless. I'm not a very picy eater and rarely can I not finish my meal but this meal was just gross.

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★★☆☆☆

My pasta tasted like it came out of the can. The salad was tastless. I'm not a very picy eater and rarely can I not finish my meal but this meal was just gross.

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I'm not usually a picky eater, but the food was terrible. My boyfriends salad tasted like it was from the supermarket, and my pasta tasted like chef boyardee, actually it was worst than chef boyardee. I am a big fan of Antenellos across from south coast, but this one is a don't go.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm not usually a picky eater, but the food was terrible. My boyfriends salad tasted like it was from the supermarket, and my pasta tasted like chef boyardee, actually it was worst than chef boyardee. I am a big fan of Antenellos across from south coast, but this one is a don't go.

Cons: food, pricy

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food was gross. the meal tasted like chef boyrdee. Was very dissapointed.

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★☆☆☆☆

food was gross. the meal tasted like chef boyrdee. Was very dissapointed.

 

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