1501 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.012730 -118.496472
Sun 10am-3pm, 4pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Downtown
The Sunday Brunch is the best I have been at, Jazz, the Wave and great food, uncomparable – this restaurant is at the top of every category
great food, friendly and professional service
longest happy hour with great cocktails and appetizers
best patio by the ocean
best sunday brunch
this place is wonderful. I just love it. The srevice is great and the food is excellent too!!!!
I love this place! – I was reading the reviews from a "taylordk" and had to roll over laughing because this person has the nerve to try to criticize food when they can't tell the difference between arugula and spinach, fennel and pickled onions??? I've had the same whole fish and it was amazing. The arugula and fennel salad is a typical delicious italian side dish. You hated Mo's as well... maybe you should dine at home only!
I left as a new regular. – I absolutely loved i Cugini's staff! Our server was great and very informative, the manager even came by and talked to us about the restaurant. The food was great, I had a baked whole fish. ( watched them take out the bones!) We had such a calm and enjoyable meal, I know we will be back on more of a regular basis.
Best fish & pizza – Service is the best.
Food is fresh
& freindly environment.
Great to bring freinds.
Great for parties.
Waste your money somewhere else... – I can't think of one positive thing to say about this restaurant! The drinks we got at the bar were overpriced and tasted awful (The Peach-Tini) and the food was flavorless (blackened cod) and our waiter was never anywhere to be found! I have no idea why this place gets such a high rating. Don't waste your money here.
Location is great, Food is average – Service was not that great and food was rather average. I dont know why it is ranked so high! Must be the location
Attentive service + good food = success! – The dining room is charming in its old school elegance, perhaps that's why I assumed that i Cugini would be outrageously expensive. Or perhaps it was the fantastic location with oceanside/sunset views. So imagine my surprise when dinner consisting of appetizers, entrees and dessert did not break the bank! The food was expertly prepared and the service was just the right blend of attentive but not hovering.
Beautiful setting, good food – Had a very nice dinner here on a recent Friday night. The outdoor patio filled with plants and an Ocean breeze, plus the minor celebs at the bar inside, make you feel like you're really going "out" for dinner. Our entrees were great and not as expensive as I feared they'd be. Our appetizer never came, which surprised me for such a fancy place, but our waiter was abundantly apologetic about this and gave us two desserts on the house! Which were incredibly delicious! Overall a really nice place, go for a special dinner or just for a treat.
Just above average sunday brunch for it's price. – Two of us visit them today - Sept 10th for their so called famous "sunday brunch" with FM radio 94.7 Jazz music. The music was good with the band, but the food was not worth $49.95. I have had better with lower costs. Made to order omelete could include more item selection. They are lack of cheese selection, but they have nice smoked salmon and king crab; peel and ea shrimp. The smoked trout was just ok. The cooked seafood pasta and whole cooked salmon was a nice selection. Desserts were very nice touch with carrot cake, chocolate tart, lemon tart, raspberry tart, chocolate cake, baba rum, zupa mixed berry, canoli (pistashio with chocolate), pecan tart, tiramisu and cookies that can feed a sweet tooth - not very gourmet thou. They offer bunch of all sorts of cold salad. The patio seating was very nice. The orange juice and champion was very nice.
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