To describe a restaurant’s cuisine as “international” can imply that it is bland, but no one would ever say that about La Cucina. Renowned for its Italian cooking—and particularly handmade pasta—the menu also incorporates Thai curries, quirky takes on Corfiot staples, and even nods to British cuisine. Naturally, the establishment maintains its Italian roots in the classics of the country, like carpaccio and Florentine T-bone steak, while some dishes are more contemporary, such as linguine with goat cheese, cream, mushrooms, ham, zucchini, and saffron. Tuna fillet—an Italian favorite—comes with avocado, soy sauce, and lime, a hint of Asia that segues into full-fledged Thai with the curries. Pasta and pizza are made in-house in a glass-walled kitchen. On warm evenings, outdoor tables beckon, and the wide alleyways of the location are a delicious spot for people-watching. While waiting for a table, the Oenus Bar opposite, under the same ownership, is the place to sit and enjoy a drink accompanied by mood music.
— Fodors |
... For dinner we went to a super trendy traditional Italian restaurant called La Cucina... Shrimp salad with mango and avocado as a first dish and grilled tuna with ginger as a second…Unforgettable!
— Trend Survivor |
Chic and stylish, this romantic dinner-only Italian place is known for its creative cuisine, with chops, steak and seared tuna complemented by authentic hand-rolled pasta and gourmet pizzas; strangely, it also offers a handful of Thai curries.
— Lonely Planet |