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Cuculia Ristorante

9.5/10
906
Firenze zona Oltrarno, 50124 FlorenceSee map

Average price €40

-20% off the "à la carte" menu, including drinks!

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Delivery and takeout are available at this restaurant.

+39-3494344518

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Cenare da Cuculia è come essere invitati a casa di chef Oliver e di sua moglie Roberta. I tavoli sono apparecchiati in un ambiente familiare, ma arredato con gusto. E fanno capolino tra luci soffuse e librerie. Tra tendaggi, parquet e quadri ricercati. La sensazione di essere coccolati come se fossimo a casa continua anche a tavola. Non c'è sensazionalismo o volontà di stupire con fuochi d'artificio nei piatti dello chef Oliver Betancourt, venezuelano di nascita, e giramondo. Con esperienza nelle cucine stellate di mezzo mondo, tra cui Francia e Spagna. Anzi, tutte le proposte sono studiate e realizzate nei minimi dettagli, con grande cura per la selezione delle materie prime: sempre di stagione. Ed è per questo motivo che il menu cambia spesso, quasi ogni mese. Le proposte sono perlopiù vegetariane e vegane, ma ci sono anche piatti di carne e pesce: ma solo se la loro provenienza è “eticamente sostenibile”.

Pane, pasta e dolci sono fatti in casa. E completano un menu che sa intrigare nella sua semplicità perché da Cuculia assaggiare ogni piatto equivale a fare un giro del mondo. Con il vantaggio di essere seduti in un piccolo e accogliente ristorante dalle sembianze di una libreria nel cuore dell'Oltrarno. Gli antipasti, dai tacos di sedano rapa con spuma di pecorino e cagliata fino

alle geometrie, gallette di frina di grano saraceno con mousse di ceci al rosmarino, sono solo l'inizio di un percorso gastronomico che trova poi in primi come il risotto al gorgonzola o i tagliolini al melograno mantecato su letto di salsa di finocchi e in secondi come il polpo in salsa di tamarindo con burrata pugliese o il burger di quinoa e piselli i piatti tra i più rappresentativi dell'idea di cucina di chef Betancourt. Interessante, e concisa, la carta dei dolci. Con proposte sempre nuove e adatte a un menu che porta per mano il cliente alla scoperta dei sapori e dei profumi più autentici del territorio. E non solo.

Scritto da Carmela Adinolfi

Classe 1989. Giornalista professionista dal 2017, collabora con La Repubblica dalla redazione di Firenze. Lavora come freelance occupandosi di food, attualità e società.

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Da Cuculia assaggiare ogni piatto equivale a fare un giro del mondo. Con il vantaggio di essere seduti in un piccolo e accogliente ristorante dalle sembianze di una libreria nel cuore dell'Oltrarno.

Restaurant menu

Chef Oliver Betancourt
  • Average price €40
    Special request
baked ricotta cheese
€14
Baked ricotta cheese balls with seafood stew
Potato tortelli
€13
Potato tortelli with fresh tomato coulis, Cilento mozzarella and basil
Risotto with black garlic
€12
Risotto with balck garlic, green apple celery and ginger

Dietary options

Gluten free, Organic food, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

User photos

Entrée
Mousse al cioccolato fondente
Gaspacho
Antipasto gamberi
Gazpacho
Arancino

+14

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 906 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Judith v.
    Judith v.
    • one review
    10/10

    We enjoyed a perfect dinner in this cosy restaurant just on the other and more quiet side of the river Arno. The contemporary dishes were delicious and the advice on the accompanying wines was professional. We paid an honest prices for a high quality dinner. When we return to Firenze we will visit this restaurant again.

  2. Alessandro M.
    Alessandro M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Veramente un'ottima cena.

  3. Raphael K.
    Raphael K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Found this gem by accident on tripadvisor. Must-go in Florence, high cuisine for reasonable prices. Amazing wines and great service! Enjoy :)

  4. Alexandre B.
    Alexandre B.
    • 63 reviews
    7/10

    Food was a bit disappointing due to its simplicity in terms of taste which looks not aligned with the presentation to us. Service was OK as well as the restaurant.

  5. Omer W.
    Omer W.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    We had 2 apetitsers 2 first and 1 main including meat and sea food. All where very good and prety big. The probelms of the place where the narrow corridor like space (we have been sitted next to the door in a cold night) and the slow service - we spent there almost 3 hours! For conclusion, very good restaurant if you have patience.

  6. Yirui z.
    Yirui z.
    • one review
    10/10

    The dishes were delicious as well as aesthetic. I like the environment and the decoration. I enjoyed my time there very much.

  7. Sang Kyeong H.
    Sang Kyeong H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Nice atmosphere. Really good food...

  8. CARLOTTA B.
    CARLOTTA B.
    • 6 reviews
    7.5/10

    un po caro

  9. Emily G.
    Emily G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Such a fun, delicious, and creative dining experience! Everything was exploding with flavor and the service was phenomenal. We'll definitely be back on our next trip to Florence!

  10. Anna Sophia S.
    Anna Sophia S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food.

  11. Ivan Z.
    Ivan Z.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The real gem. Must visited

  12. Murray J.
    Murray J.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Top class cuisine in a cool , shic , decor. Food was excellent, nice selection of wines. Avocado roll is highly recommended (with octopus ceviche). Highly recommend

  13. Pat b.
    Pat b.
    • one review
    10/10

    The Sunday Brunch was delicious and interesting. Good value, too.

  14. Jim S.
    Jim S.
    • one review
    10/10

    My wife and I shared a fantastic meal here. The service was excellent, and the food was superb. We will be back.

  15. Anney F.
    Anney F.
    • 12 reviews
    7.5/10

    We had a very pleasant evening here. Between the three of us we tried a number of dishes, the only one which failed to impress being the baked pumpkin with miso, elderflower juice and pumpkin seeds. The porcini and hazelnut risotto, squid tagliatelle, octopus and rack of lamb were all very good. We also received a good cream of potato and leek soup with dessert wine foam as an amuse bouche, and the accompanying bread serving was generous and tasty. Service was friendly, and the wine suggestions were excellent and well priced. We did have to ask for the razor clams that were supposed to accompany the octopus, and the music seemed to be a recurring loop of cheesy lounge piano. These shortcomings aside we had a very enjoyable night.

  16. Matteo I.
    Matteo I.
    • 41 reviews
    10/10

    An excellent experience. Great, creative and filling food; warm reception and service; lovely place. A rare sight in Florence otherwise (mostly) banal and stereotypical gastronomic offer. Will return for sure.

  17. Marisha C.
    Marisha C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Charming, alert and personal service from the waitstaff and the chef is really superb. The room has a happy hush from the excellence of the food and the elegant teamwork.

  18. Yağmur U.
    Yağmur U.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Amazing place to taste exceptional and unusual choices. The service was really nice, staff was super polite and they did everything to make us feel home. The chef even treated us with an appetizer before we start. Recommended if you are around.

  19. Susan H.
    Susan H.
    • 25 reviews
    9/10

    We enjoyed our Sunday lunch at Cuculia. The brunch option is both delicious and a good value. Their presentation is always lovely.

  20. Damiano D.
    Damiano D.
    • 19 reviews
    9/10

    Original dishes carefully prepared. Romantic setting and attentive service. I suggest you all to give it a try

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More information

Opening time

Aperto dal martedí alla domenica, orario continuato, dalle 17.00 alle 00.00 e domenica dalle 12.30 alle 00.00

How to get to the restaurant

Firenze zona Oltrarno, 50124, Florence, Italy

Directions to get there

Nel cuore dell'oltrarno a firenze. Facilmente raggiungibile dalla stazione Centrale S.M.Novella: A piedi percorrere via dei Fossi, attraversare il ponta alla Carraia, dopo 200 metri sulla sinistra trovate il ristorante all'inizio di via dei Serragli.

About the restaurant

L'INCONTRO - Cuculia è un posto unico a Firenze: incontro tra la tradizione e l'innovazione in cucina.

L'INGEDIENTE SEGRETO - L'amore è l'ingrediente segreto che anima il nostro lavoro di ricerca culinaria, di presentazione del piatto e di scelta dei prodotti sempre freschi e di stagione.

PREVALENTEMENTE VEG - I nostri menù cambiano ogni mese e seguono la stagionalità dei prodotti. Le nostre proposte sono prevalentemente vegetariane.

Features

Bistro, , Romantic, Christmas and New Year, Food Delivery, , New year's eve, Takeaway, , Travelers' Choice 2020, Valentine's Day

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