Friday, June 8

cucina urbana

Cucina Urbana, located in Banker's Hill San Diego, has 400% captured my foodie heart. Sadly, I didn't always have this opinion. I dined at Cucina Urbana a few years ago and had a really blah experience; not bad by any means but definitely not memorable. Thanks to my friends, colleagues and Urbanist, I gave Cucina Urbana another try and I'm so glad I did! The interior is beautifully decorated very Anthropologie-esque and I very much appreciated the details [chalkboard art, eclectic lighting fixtures, etc]. Essentially, I'd like whoever decorated this restaurant to decorate my future home.

Squash blossoms filled with ricotta cheese and topped with aioli and pesto. [did I really just type that?]

Meatball pizza sans meatballs for my vegetarian amigas

LASAGNA TO DIE FOR WITH GARLIC BREAD. This was for sure the winning dish.
pork + veal + marinara + b├ęsciamella + gooey cheese...ohhh yahhh.

Chalkboard art 

Impressive wine selection

The service was great, the food was fantastic and the ambiance couldn't have been better. I absolutely can't wait to go back!

Stay tuned for more foodie finds around town because this weekend, I'll be investigating some brand new restaurants! [the fact that my pants are getting harder and harder to button is perhaps a sign I should sample the salads}.
{HAPPY FRIDAY! Here's to a feastly weekend.}


amandaholland said...

What a wonderful meal! I am so glad we went and I can't wait for next time... burrata spread here we come!

Shannon said...

Looks so yummy. The squash blossoms look so unique and tasty. I'd love to try this place.

Tiana said...

this look seriously, TO DIE FOR :)
my boyfriend is playing a show in san diego in a few weeks and I'm definitely going to have to stop by!
your blog has captured my heart - i seriously wish i could try EVERYTHING!

tiana of l'esthetique

Lena said...

I. LOVE. GARLIC BREAD. And yes, my love necessitated all caps because it's that intense! Also, I love that your button has found a home on my sidebar. YAY for that! And for this amazing looking restaurant!

Allie said...

yours looks pretty dang cute on my sidebar too!! LOVE THIS!

jackiek said...

yum! I'm getting hungry just looking at your pictures.

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados and the Bay said...

Oh em geeee this place looks insanely good! I'm adding it to my must try list.

Allie said...

tammy you HAVE to go! make a reservation though sometimes the wait gets long. they also have a fabulous happy hour. can't say enough good things!!

Amanda k. said...

Oh my gosh...lasagna with goat cheese. My mouth is seriously watering....yumm!