"I always enjoy visiting and wish I could more often. It is my genuine happy place. Wine, candles, great ambiance and the staff is always great! The food is HONESTLY the highest on my list. I recommend the Chicken Menzel or the blackened Salmon over one of their delicious salads. I was really stressed when I went in there today. After just a couple minutes, I was very comfortable. I highly recommend you visit."
La Cucina is brought to you by the same owner/operator as Johnny's Ristorante, but the two restaurants are not the same. Louis Cassinari has taken the same great food and brought it to a convenient location for all to enjoy. Not sure which restaurant is right for you? Take a look!
Only a handful of restaurants earn the right to look back over decades, rather than years or months. Johnny’s Ristorante Italiano traces its roots to 1966 when founders Johnny and Mary Cassinari embarked on their mission to serve the very finest, traditional pastas, sauces and Italian cuisine made from the freshest, hand-selected ingredients. Authentic charm, a relaxing ambiance and signature specialties such as, Parmesan Crusted Petrale Sole, Linguine with Shrimp & Asparagus in a Saffron Cream Sauce and Osso Buco have made Johnny’s an enduring local favorite for occasions made special with uncommon quality and service.
Louis Cassinari, owner and second-generation proprietor of both Johnny's and La Cucina, continues to honor the legacy of his parents with 5-star hospitality and cuisine. La Cucina Italian Eatery on Lakeside and Moana is Cassinari's second location, where he's had the freedom to experiment with the building, menu, and atmosphere. Realizing the success of Johnny's, La Cucina now endeavors to measure up to its older brother restaurant, with a fine dining experience and Italian food equal to that of Johnny's.
Tell us--how does La Cucina measure up?
La Cucina Restaurant
3600 Lakeside Dr.
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 826-3939 phone
(775) 826-3940 fax
How do we measure up to Johnny's Ristorante?
La Cucina is owned and operated by the same folks who have been offering delicious food and excellent service at Johnny's Ristorante since 1966.
Italian Restaurants in Reno, NV