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a lovely & luxe lunch in {san diego}…


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Cucina Urbana in Banker's Hill has become my new favorite go-to spot for always pure, always good California/Italian-inspired food. Lovely and rustic {yet cush} in ambiance, dining her always feels comfortable and fun with an attentive and friendly waitstaff…especially during lunchtime when the dining room isn't so packed. Standout dishes for me include the Polenta Ragu Board {5th photo}, Chocolate Budino {1st photo}, and the Zucchini Bread Pudding with Pistachio Ice Cream and Candied Carrots {3rd photo} – yum! I also love the Lavender Lemonade and the Aquazul Strawberry soda.

Final thoughts…4.5 out of 5 happy ladies. One of the best restaurants in San Diego, hands down.

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{photos by Oh Joy}


  1. I was just wondering where to go for date night tonight! We’ve sort of exhausted our favorites lately (Starlite, Urban Solace, Blind Lady). I think you have just solved my dilemma. Thanks for a great recommendation!

  2. I wasn’t sold at first, but I’ve had a couple of really good meals there recently. Lunch is a good time to go – I hear they’re booked weeks in advance for dinner!

  3. Wow….everything you ate looking amazing. You did a great job with the photos! They make me wish i lived in California. 🙁


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