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The Italian Kitchen

Cucina - The Italian Kitchen
Located on the first floor of the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Cucina - The Italian Kitchen is an Italian restaurant that blends the traditions of Italian culture and cooking, with influences from Chef Francesco Castrovillari's authentic experience, as well as his family heritage. Cucina showcases an exquisite selection of dishes that are deeply rooted in tradition, as well as some that have adventurous new flavors, using global ingredients and cooking methods meant to fulfill every taste. Serving fresh and authentic food is important to us, and we will take care of even the smallest details to make you feel as if you are in your home away from home - Italy.
  • Opening Hours
    12.30 - 16.00

    18.00 - 23.00

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  • octopus
  • dessert
  • tiramisu
'I have a passion for saffron, especially when I use it for risotto'
Chef Francesco Castrovillari
Chef in action
Meet Francesco Castrovillari Francesco was born in the south of Italy. He had a passion for cooking ever since childhood, always spending time in the kitchen, observing his mother and grandmother. He discovered and developed his passion for years, enjoying living in an area where people put great value on family meals, cooked with passion. He attended the Sandro Pertini Institute in Brindisi, where he delved into Italian cuisine with all its authentic products and traditional recipes dating since hundreds of years. Now, being Cucina's Chef, he is using his talent and knowledge to prepare the most creative and delicious dishes, inspired by authentic Italian recipes.
Chef Francesco Castrovillari
Italian food, Italian wines.
Handcrafted with Passion Our team prepares fresh, hand-made pasta every day, offering a variety of shapes, sizes and textures, all made with high quality flour, in order for you to have the real taste of authentic pasta and for us to set the standard for Italian dining. We mix flour, water and eggs with our passion for food and our chef's deep Italian origins, leading to a true gastronomic experience.
Homemade Pasta