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La Cucina Italian Kitchen

6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
+1 423-727-0205
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very exquisite Italian Food in a small quiet and very unique simple place, little hard to get but was worth it!, owner is from Italy all staff excellent attention, food is outstanding ,sweet tea was perfect sweetness ,fresh made bread, yummy desserts!..the alfredo and lasagna...More

Thank Genelizth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have eaten here several times and every time is perfection. We come to Mountain City on our anniversary, stay at a B&B, and eat at La Cucina 2 nights in a row. Everything is freshly prepared and the chef welcomes you...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location for us N.C. folks in Ashe County, N.C. is 1 hr. PLUS. However nothing compares to this quaint, charming and SUPER clean Italian. Once again today as I took a friend and new comer to it--we both just went BRAVO. She had the...More

Thank Dawn2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit and it was delicious. The charm, taste, and atmosphere make this place unforgettable. The food is fresh and unparalleled. With delicious breads, dips, meats, and cheeses, the appetizers are not to be missed. Each entree is unique, filling, and layered...More

Thank Leandra V
Reviewed 10 May 2017 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...More

Thank Trnsamcc
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank RebeccaJ J
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank farmrzwyf
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...More

Thank Pi330lot
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
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...More

Thank Curtis S
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24 June 2017|
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Response from 2015BMWX5 | Reviewed this property |
Those directions I just gave should read La Cucina is approximately 6 miles on left after turning on to Highway 67 W not ten miles, hope this helps
17 May 2016|
Response from mamapainter | Reviewed this property |
They only take cash for payments.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$16
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
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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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