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standard-title About Us Welcome to Cucina, here's a little more about us.

About Us

Welcome to Cucina, here's a little more about us.

Welcome to Cucina Leigh

Alex Burzotta’s life long passion for Italian food and the places in which
it is served – Cucina opened it’s doors in Leigh On Sea, Essex in December 2013.

‘The intention was to create a restaurant in which I would frequent myself – a place not only considered in both its food & design, but one that has true personality & identity’.

Episode 1: The origins of Cucina Ristorante.
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In the first of 3 episodes, Alex takes us on a journey through the history pages of Cucina, to discover the origins of where it all began.
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Join us as we revisit the places and the people that helped to bring traditional Italian & Sicilian cuisine to the heart of Leigh-on-Sea. 🇮🇹
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Tune in next week for Episode 2. 🎬

Episode 2: Wines of Cucina 🎬
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Last year Alex travelled to the Foraci family vineyard, to explore the history and people behind Nero D’avola.
A traditional Sicilian wine exclusive to Cucina. 🍇
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This week, we revisit this regionally sourced wine,
so important in delivering an authentic Italian dining experience to Leigh-on-Sea.

Episode 3: Exclusive to Cucina 🎬
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As we revisit the final episode of the series, we meet some of the suppliers – home and abroad – that help make Cucina what it is today. 🇮🇹
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Sourcing the finest ingredients has always been an integral part of what we do,
but it’s the relationship to our suppliers that means much of what you’ll find on our menu is exclusive to Cucina in the UK
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Coming soon: A behind the scenes look at Cucina Ristorante Italiano – and the team that makes it all possible.

Episode 4: Behind the Scenes 🎬
In his latest instalment, owner Alex takes us behind the scenes at Cucina 🎬
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From the support of our local community, to the team that made it all possible.
Join us as we explore everything – and everyone – that help make us what we are today. 🇮🇹