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La Cucina Italian Kitchen

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6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
+1 423-727-0205
17:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a pleasure enjoying the cooking of Matteo, the owner, and talking with him about his world trotting and the places we have both been. Food is excellently. We had Shrimp a la Putanesca,which is a favorite of mine, and this one is one of the best I ever had. Dessert is homemade and I forgot the name of... More 

Thank Trnsamcc
Scottville Nc
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time and my special Guy's second time...I looked at the reviews all were highly favored and he said it was very good too! He had the Alfredo and I had the Porcini Ravioli OH MY! It was so Delish! Can't wait to come back & try something knew.

Thank RebeccaJ J
mountains of nc
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last place I thought I would find true Italian food, was in a county border lining eastern TN and western NC. Yet on a country road in Doe, Tennessee, almost one hour from Banner Elk, NC, the most wonderful Italian restaurant outside of Italy is found! I've dined at some of the best restaurants in Italy and this is... More 

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Shady Valley, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you are looking for a taste of Italy in Tennessee, La Cucina Italian Kitchen is the place to go. I have travelled to Italy, while flying for the airlines many many times and am married to an Italian. I can attest to this being as original as you will ever get. Great food and great people.

Thank Pi330lot
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited La Cucina Italian Kitchen for the second time on April 12. Chef Matteo has such a gift for creating fresh, authentic Italian cuisine. We so appreciated the outstanding meal and service.

Thank E Lane G
Kingsport, Tennessee
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406 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We joined another couple to have dinner at La Cucina. Despite living in NE TN for many years we had never heard of the restaurant. I'm very glad we made the drive. The restaurant doesn't look like more than a house on the side of the road. Note that you are in a "dry" county and you will need to... More 

Thank Curtis S
Meadowview, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best food, hands down! Prepared fresh daily, incredible bread, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Strongly advise reservations!

Thank David G
Lynchburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is just plain good Italian food. When you first sit down you are presented with wonderful bread and a marinara dipping sause. The pasta is always good. On top on everything, the pizza is cheep but amazing

Thank brodavid3849
Mountain City, Tennessee
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Don't read this review, it will take time that would be better spent driving immediately to La Cucina. You will enjoy one of the best meals you will ever eat in the cutest little spotless restaurant nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee. You won't see a lot of locals because the place gets booked up by devoted foodies from... More 

Thank 2015BMWX5
Plant City, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

we went as a family, so much fun and the food was great. service is so personal I felt I was at home with extra guests. can't wait til the spring to go again

Thank lvrogers1212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Mountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-727-0205
La Cucina is a real Italian homey kitchen offering 28 seats. The dining room is situated inside of the kitchen. We cook entirely from scratch. Always ready to experiment new recipies, but strongly influenced by the traditional cuisine of Milan and Lombardy. From our passion for the art of eating well and from our family to yours, we hope you enjoy these delicious recipies from our Italian timeless tradition.

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