CUCINA urbana

Italian, Bar, Pizza
$ $ $
505 Laurel St (at 5th Ave)
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2222
5:00pm - 9:00pm
11:30am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:30am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:30am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:30am - 12:00am
5:00pm - 12:00am
4:30pm - 9:00pm



  • Three years after opening, this is still one of the toughest tables to get in town. The shareable, Italian-inspired menu is modern and accessible. [Eater 38 Member]
  • highly applaud pan seared trout with brocolli but i guess geo bush would not
  • Thursdays are 1/2 price pizzas from 5-6pm. The best! Sit at the bar and enjoy.
  • generous pours, bar staff friendly, stick with simple menu items.
  • Either begin or end with one of their cheese plates.
  • Short Rib Pappardalle is to die for
  • You can buy a bottle in their wine shop and drink it at your table for a small wine cork fee!
  • Everything I had was great... Stuffed Zucchini blossoms, pork chop, and the roasted strawberry dessert... SO GOOD!
  • De los mejores restaurantes de comida Italiana
  • Get the Rosebud cocktail! It's like drinking a refreshing, juicy watermelon drink spiked with a smooth vodka. SO good!!
  • Biting into a brick oven pizza is easily one the most exciting culinary experiences I've ever had--who knew that pizza could be so brilliant.
  • When ordering a cheese board, let the server suggest which ones to have with your wine. Every time I have done this, they have never let me down!
  • Amazing Place! Try something new...Pizza with and egg cracked on it. I know it sounds crazy, but it is so good.
  • Sunday night they have cheap(er) wine.
  • luv the sangria, luv the concept!
  • Lasagna all day long
  • Everyone comes here for the short rib pappardelle, but it's CU's apps that make it a SD favorite. Get the polenta board, gorgonzola mousse, squash blossom, and the gnudi (order 2, they're that good).
  • Chase ATM across the corner. If you are coming with a big party, hit up the ATM before you come in. Happy hour at 5:00 pm and opens at 5:00 pm
  • The new wheat berry kale salad is amazing. I killed it in about 2 minutes, and even ignored my beer so I could keep shoveling bites into my mouth!
  • Beet salad is amazing. It's also small which is nice if you're saving room for your entree.

Nearby places

2929 5th Ave (btwn Palm & Quince St)
1430 Union St (at W Ash St)
1549 El Prado (Park Blvd)