For casual Italian dining, savory fare and superb service, visit Cucina Urbana, located at 505 Laurel Street in Banker’s Hill adjacent to Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Executive chef, Joe Magnanelli and pastry chef, Ben Rollins join to offer affordable but delectable, award-winning Italian classics such as:
-Stuffed Fried Squash Blossoms;
-Braised Black Cod;
-Smoked trout with golden beets
-Short rib parpardelle
The restaurant’s commitment to using local produce and sustainable, organic products keep the menu selections diverse and usually less than $25 per entrée. Cucina Urbana also offers family style dining where, for an additional $18, patrons can receive three times the portion of a chosen dish.
The on-site wine shop offers a selection of over 100 wines of the Mediterranean and the Americas. Guests can purchase their wine to drink with lunch or dinner as well as purchase a bottle to go.
An eclectic décor, Cucina Urbana’s interior has been described as a combination of modern-meets-rustic-country-farmhouse with a hint of bohemia.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday – 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Monday – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday/Saturday – 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Valet service or street parking
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