— Ben Crosland, Owner/Partner, Cucina.
Dallas has a new Italian restaurant, Cucina Neighborhood Italian, opening Tuesday, May 27 at 11:00 for Lunch. Cucina is located at 8411 Preston Rd in the Park Cities. The restaurant has two floors, two bars, two outside patios and two spacious dining rooms as well as a semi-private dining room upstairs. The upstairs patio features a retractable roof so it can be completely enclosed or open for al fresco dining depending on ever-changing Texas weather.
“At Cucina we wanted to create an environment that would serve as a meeting point, where friends and families gather to relax and indulge their love of food while enjoying a casual atmosphere with attentive and professional service” describes Ben Crosland, Owner/Partner Cucina. The restaurant interior is modeled after the simple, yet sophisticated, cafes of Northern Italy with warm reds and soft, clean whites. Not only is the environment fresh and welcoming, so is the cuisine.
The menu at Cucina is rustic Italian featuring pizzas, pastas and grilled fare. “Our menu focuses on fresh ingredients, simple preparations, and great value” explains Crosland. “Our philosophy is to provide great tasting food with the fewest ingredients possible”.
A few of Cucina’s signature dishes include:
Heirloom Carrot Salad – featuring grilled carrots, kale, mission fig, feta cheese and topped with citrus vinaigrette.
Fried Tomato Caprese Salad – buffalo mozzarella, basil and a bit of a Texas flair
Veal Ricotta Sliders – veal ricotta meatballs served on Cucina’s delicious house rolls
Portobello & Eggplant Ragout – one of the many gluten free items on the Cucina menu
Kool Breeze Pizza – named for Executive Chef, Mark ‘Kool Breeze’ Sims, this pizza is covered in Italian sausage and cremini mushrooms
The menu is packed with dishes like these that are simple, natural and barely manipulated. Cucina’s $10 lunch menu offers a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, pizzas & pastas. Lunch at Cucina is an affordable and delicious way to meet up with business colleagues, friends and family.
Cucina wants you to bring the kids. They offer a Kids Menu as well as “Primi” versions of their pastas for a more modest portion. As an added bonus Kids eat FREE on Sunday night.
Cucina Neighborhood Italian opens its doors for lunch Tuesday, May 27th at 11:00 and begins serving Dinner at 5:00.
Cucina Neighborhood Italian
- Address: 8411 Preston Rd Suite 132 Dallas, Texas 75225.
- Reservations can be made at 214.468.4674 or online at www.CucinaDallas.com.
- Free valet parking is always available.
- Contact the restaurant directly at Contact@CucinaDallas.com
Hours of Operation
- Lunch – Monday – Friday 11am – 4pm
- Dinner – Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm
- Dinner – Friday – Saturday 5pm – 11pm