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Cucina Venti, Mountain View, CA

Cucina Venti

4.5
4.5
1180 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
**NEW POLICY
In consideration of the overall guest experience, indoor dining is limited to adults only. Outdoor dining, no children under the age of 10.

Cucina Venti is OPEN for indoor and outdoor Dining 7 Days. Thank you for your continued support!

Cucina Venti opened July 2007. Located next to Google headquarters, beautiful outdoor dining , elegant ambiance. cross street from century 16 in Mountain View. Cucina Venti features modern Italian dishes, Lamb Chops, Local organic produce, The freshest seafood, Hand crafted cocktails, and a wine list with a focus on California and Italian wines.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 254-1120

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Antonio Zomora

  • Catering

    We offer a great catering menu. That everyone loves. Providing plates, utensils, napkins, etc. for free as well as no delivery fee. ( Hard to find. )<br />From our platters size options of salads, sandwiches, pizza's, pastas, and so on. Every choice is wonderful. As well offering a mixed dessert of tiramisu and cannolis.

  • Private party facilities

    Cucina Venti offers multiple different options when booking group events. We offer our semi private room for up to 45 guests to booking the full restaurant. We have many menu package options along with offering customized menus to better suit your group.

  • Private party contact

    Chris: (855) 830-9043

  • Area

    Mountain View

  • Cross Street

    N. Shoreline Blvd

  • Parking Details

    Additional parking across the street at Centry 16 movie theater or we do have street parking.

  • Public Transit

    VTA Route 40

  • Entertainment

    This is a wonderful choice for dinner or lunch on your way to Century 16 or Pear theater.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 1,180 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    the ambience and the service were excellent, and i had the best Espresso Martini ever at this place.
  2. G

    Globetrotter

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Not very attentive & slow service! :(
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    I was not expecting to pay 10 dollars for water
  4. DM

    DanM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time there. Staff was responsive, accommodating, and friendly. We will be returning.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor dining and an ideal atmosphere for our date night. We were pleasantly surprised with the table bread and Parmesan bread they passed around. Lovely plating. Excellent service
  6. LR

    LauraR

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Elevated food. Very expensive drinks. Many large business groups of diners. Very nice dining room and outside patio. I enjoyed the restaurant, just thought it was a little pricey. Service is ok. Our server had a lot of big tables. He was working hard, we just were a low priority. I would go back, maybe on a weekend when there aren’t so many workers.
  7. c

    cnicwhite

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fantastic little restaurant. The food was great, but it was just such a sweet romantic vibe that really impressed me.
  8. TF

    TaylorF

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I would have liked to know, when I made the reservation, that they charge a 20% gratuity to all parties (even small ones, like ours--party of 3). That info might be on their site, but I didn't see it, and it's highly unusual in my experience. Food was good, and their outdoor seating (in the back) is stunning. Perfect place for when you're attending a concert at Shoreline--it's less than a mile away from the restaurant, and an easy, flat stroll.
  9. CB

    ChrisB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PERFECT location for a nice dinner before a concert at the Shoreline Ampitheatre. Our server, Martin, was great with recommendations, wine selections, and was very attentive. Food was wonderful! Portions nice.
  10. l

    lovestoeat

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A pleasant find a bit off the beaten path but probably known to googlers for a while :-). Food and service were excellent, although the flatbread wasn’t anything to write home about. My only gripe would be their business practice of automatically adding 20% gratuity (table of two) then charging tax on that total (did they make some deal w the city to make them more tax revenue?!) …. I normally tip 20%+, but I like to make that decision on my own!

    Cucina VentiResponded on 28 September 2022Hello, Thank you so much for having dined at our restaurant and for the review. I wanted to contact you regarding tax on the tip. The ticket/receipt appears that way but no there is not tax on the tip. Example of a receipt from yesterday below. Adjustment Dinner Gratuity$78.75 Subtotal$472.50 Sales$35.95...............9.13% from $393.75 before gratuity, not the subtotal including tip. Total$508.45 If you believe you were charged tax on the tip. Please call me at 6502541120. Christine GM

  11. B

    Bootsies

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A terrific evening out and we were even able to bring our puppy with us to the gorgeous patio outside. Incredible food and outstanding service all around - from the hostess who greeted us to our incredible server and manager who checked in on us. The lamb chops and the porcini mushroom ravioli are not to be missed! Thank you to the entire Cucina Venti staff for a wonderful Sunday dinner experience.
  12. W

    Winedaddysr

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    This was our fourth visit to Cucima Venti and we had a most delightful female server! We’ve brought our own wine in before and had no warning of their exorbitant $50 corkage and all! Even Las Vegas restaurants let you know up front. It’s not posted on the wine list, and it’s not posted on their Open Table page. Also I don’t appreciate being asked for my credit card to hold a reservation when this establishment has never been full or that busy on any of my previous visits. Nice atmosphere and good food but bad business practices.
  13. TV

    TheVans

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Arrived and were seated right away but one of our party arrived 15 mins later but there was only one approach by the waiter and then nothing for 20 mins. No water, not attempt to open the one bottle of wine brought (which added a $50 corkage fee and limited to one bottle per table - wow!) - and then once our waiter Martin took our order THEN our waters were filled (so that’s 45 mins after we arrived) and then red wine, that could’ve been breathing, was finally opened - and focaccia bread and a nice spicy butter was served. After that no service again for 15 mins until our salads arrived. Then entrees were served but we had to ask for Parmesan cheese from the waiter - so this is a nice place to eat out but there is a missing flow to the service. Food was great which made it up for the lack of service but then the best came with our birthday girl was served a nicely presented birthday dish of chocolate mouse cake with ‘Happy Birthday’ written on it! But then the miss in not asking if any of us wanted cafe or any other desserts. So hit-or-miss on the service like I said. Overall prices were ok but maybe the auto gratuity didn’t meet the mark. $430 for 6 - no appetizer - corkage, 1 other glass of wine, 2 salads and 6 entrees ($33 avg.) is a bit steep. Ambiance was nice and they try to be high end replacing plates and silverware throughout the meal but again, the flow just wasn’t there.
  14. JS

    JessS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. Can tell the chef and his/her team put in a lot of thought and care into the recipes and cooking to perfection. Everything was also served piping hot, which made the dishes taste even better. Service was prompt, courteous but not intrusive. We will go back again for sure.
  15. S

    Sadmommy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No kids allowed! Was not on website and only in small type at bottom of a confirmation email burried within cancelation policy. I had a family of 5 with no where to eat for my husband's 40th birthday. Needs to be posted better.
  16. s

    sanvik

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food, service top notch, as prices so low value. Zero substitution allowed per note on menu. Enjoyed to a point, will Never return.
  17. RB

    RuthB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been at Cucina Venti more than 5 times… and it never disappoints. Great place for lunch or diner, casual or formal. The food is amazing and the service outstanding. I have brought my family and friends in deferent ocassions and they just loved it. Thank you for always make it special no matter what the occasion is.
  18. E

    Engelina

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the spacing out of the tables. Made for good dinner conversation without hearing conversations going on by those around you. Ambiance was very good, as was the food and service.
  19. M

    Michelle

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will miss coming to Cucina Ventimiglia since we are locating. Enjoyed many meals there.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot in the heart of tech central. Service was great and the patio was really nice. A little bit loud for a business dinner but the food made up for it. Good value too overall.
  21. RR

    RobertR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food, pleasant ambiance, great service. I will come back!
  22. V

    Vicki

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service.
  23. D

    Dale

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and atmosphere were excellent. Food was also very good. Just a little pricy for lunch. Price would probably be ok for supper.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Open Table had $$ It should be $$$ They sat us down and brought us water then we watched other tables being waited on that showed up after us. We finally got the Manager’s attention and he got us a waiter. Half way through the meal we asked for another drink and had to ask again just before dessert. The drink was watered down from sitting at the bar for so long Also the 20% tip is added to the bill no matter how many people in your party
  25. DB

    DomB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The service was really friendly and excellent. The food, on the other hand, was really overpriced for what was offered. My pasta with duck confit had almost no duck confit.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, this place is amazing. I was a little skeptical at the prices, but the food was 110% worth it. Best lasagna I have ever had. The staff was also very friendly and attentive, and they have an excellent wine selection.
  27. R

    Reemi

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the rare nice places in the Bay Area , the ambiance, service, food and staff all amazing. Definitely going back. It’s great for gathering and occasions but not for kids.
  28. LC

    LoveCotons

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    When we arrived, there was no one seated in doors. They seemed to be well staffed, but two different guys tried to get us to order bottled water. The olive in my martini was mushy. I asked for fresh olives, but they were not replaced. I was very surprised that the restaurant added 18% gratuity for only 2 people. Good thing I actually checked the bill as I would not have wanted to over tip in this instance. The order of our meal came out oddly, which again, was unexpected with so much staff running around the restaurant. One of the napkins from the bread basket somehow caught on fire from the candle. My friend tried to put out the fire & got burned. The napkin was not as fire retardant as it likely should have been. The waitress was very nice and tried to find a burn kit. They did provide a complementary dessert which was nice. I would not have written a review, but I’ve now been blasted three times with emails, so there you go.
  29. SS

    SusanS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    BEAUTIFUL SETTING, ONLY NOISY A FEW TIMES WHEN CARS/MOTORCYCLES PASSED. WILL RETURN
  30. N

    Nadiak

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Went the Cucina Venti based on reviews. The decor/atmosphere is lovely. Comfortable, classy and very inviting. Outdoor space is lush and spectacular. The service was very good. But then there is the food. The salads were fair. My husband had a Caesar that was very plain, nothing interesting. I has the Venti salad which was soggy and overloaded with pecans. Again, not so great. He thought his chicken piccata was a 7 out of 10. I ordered the branzino. So for $50 I thought it would be great. It was accompanied by Swiss chard that was soaked in so much lemon when it came out it was inedible. And the branzino itself was flavorless. Overall a very disappointing food experience.
  31. G

    Grendelrory

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    NOT WORTH THE STEEP PRICES Outside on a beautiful back patio, we happily anticipated a good meal. Our cocktails, very tiny and $22 each!, finally arrived -- as we finished our salad course! The waiter never even asked us whether we wanted wine with dinner (we did, but since our cocktails took eons to arrive, it's probably best that we skipped wine). The Caesar salad is very plain, nothing special. The salmon was admittedly excellent, but the tortellini was priced at about double what it should have been. Our dessert of cannoli was completely stale: It nearly took a jackhammer to break the crust, and they charged $12 for that one very small day-old (week-old?) shell. Finally, when our [huge] bill came, they had added in a mandatory 20% tip. I know restaurants are struggling right now, but it is so tacky to force a tip. We always tip more than 20%, but if you're forcing our hand, that's all you get! We were so disappointed. :(
  32. AC

    AmandaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    My husband ordered pasta that was supposed to have salmon in it and another fish along with shrimp. The past just came with shrimp and it was not what we were expecting.
  33. AB

    AvianB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating staff. Beautiful decor and vibrant, flavorful food. Would definitely be returning!

    Cucina VentiResponded on 22 August 2022Thank you Avian so much for having chosen our establishment for your dining experience. We do hope that you choose to dine with us again in the near future. Best wishes, Christine Schoonover General Manager

  34. A

    Arman123

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neat place; quality food and service; classicly decorated; charming patio suitable for parties of 6+; close to Tesla superchargers; easy parking.

    Cucina VentiResponded on 22 August 2022Thank you so much for having dined at Cucina Venti and for taking the time to make this review. We do hope that you return again very soon. Best regards, Christine Schoonover General Manager

  35. CW

    CindyW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, fabulous service and amazing food.

    Cucina VentiResponded on 22 August 2022Thank you so much for having chosen our establishment for your dining experience. We do hope that you choose to dine with us again in the near future. Best wishes, Christine Schoonover General Manager

  36. MP

    MonicaP

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Cocktails are ridiculously expensive.
  37. RD

    RushabhD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was great! But over priced. Service was okay.
  38. GV

    GeneV

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Over priced, with marginal quality and taste. I have dined here before, but this was probably the last time for me. Things have continually gone down and the quality of food and service have paid the consequences
  39. j

    jeff

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and outside seatinf

    Cucina VentiResponded on 22 August 2022Thank you Jeff so much for having dined at Cucina Venti and for taking the time to make this review. We do hope that you return again very soon. Best regards, Christine Schoonover General Manager

  40. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    I selected the option for outdoor seating; my email confirmation noted that. When we arrived at the restaurant, a young, condescending host saw the reservation and asked if we were comfortable sitting indoors. We are not. I noted that we selected outdoor seating on the reservation. He said they “try to accommodate” that selection, but there’s no guarantee. I told him we’d order takeout instead. He then escorts us outside – where there were a LOT of empty tables. That was irritating, but the wait staff were really nice, as always. The food was very good. Be aware that the speakers playing music are rather loud, particularly if you are seated near one.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cucina Venti using the Order Online button. Cucina Venti also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 254-1120.

Cucina Venti is rated 4.5 stars by 1180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cucina Venti

1390 Pear Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    N. Shoreline Blvd

  • Area

    Mountain View

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Additional parking across the street at Centry 16 movie theater or we do have street parking.

  • Public Transit

    VTA Route 40

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Antonio Zomora

  • Entertainment

    This is a wonderful choice for dinner or lunch on your way to Century 16 or Pear theater.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (650) 254-1120

  • Catering

    We offer a great catering menu. That everyone loves. Providing plates, utensils, napkins, etc. for free as well as no delivery fee. ( Hard to find. )<br />From our platters size options of salads, sandwiches, pizza's, pastas, and so on. Every choice is wonderful. As well offering a mixed dessert of tiramisu and cannolis.

  • Private party facilities

    Cucina Venti offers multiple different options when booking group events. We offer our semi private room for up to 45 guests to booking the full restaurant. We have many menu package options along with offering customized menus to better suit your group.

  • Private party contact

    Chris: (855) 830-9043

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