278 Diamond Spring Road Denville, NJ 07834
(973) 627-6200

Tues–Thurs: 11am–Close
Fri–Sat: 11am–9:30pm

A step back in time, La Cucina welcomes you to the 19th century E.C. Peer & Sons General Store. In 1862, E.C. Peer opened the store on the Morris Canal. The history of the general store has been preserved in a collection of photographs, tins, advertisements, and antiques. The food at La Cucina is homemade with many of the traditional recipes handed down for generations by the families of the owners. At La Cucina, you will always be treated like family and our food is always freshly prepared. Since the 1800’s, bread, milk, eggs, and other convenience items have been sold. Today, pasta, pizza, mozzarella, and classic Italian cuisine are available. Stop by for a bite to eat and experience local history.

Illustration of La Cucina

Mother's Day Menu

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n Marzano tomato sauce.

Stuffed Pigs

[Appetizer] Figs stuffed with goat cheese and prosciutto topped with walnuts and honey.

Burrata Salad

[Salad] Arugula, burrata cheese, prosciutto, and roasted peppers topped with toasted pignoli nuts and balsamic reduction.

Lamb Shank

[Entree] Slow cooked lamb shank in red wine and vegetables served with mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes.

Lobster Ravioli

[Entree] Lobster ravioli, baby scallops, and asparagus in vodka sauce.

Short Ribs Ragu

[Entree] Slow braised beef short ribs ragu in red wine and vegetables over pappardelle pasta topped with shaved parmesan cheese.

Branzino Special

[Entree] Parmesan encrusted mediterranean sea bass over crab meat risotto with peas and touch tomato sauce.

Pork Chops

[Entree] Crispy parmesan panko pounded pork chop topped with arugula, creamy burrata cheese, and roasted peppers tossed with balsamic dressing.

Steak Mare Monti

[Entree] Grilled NY strip steak with shrimp in mushrooms sherry wine cream sauce, served with mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes.

Specials

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Spiedini Alla Romana

$

15

[Appetizer] French bread topped with melted fresh mozzarella, anchovies and capers with a lemon butter sauce

Fried Scallops

$

17

[Appetizers] Served with Tartar Sauce.

Scrod Special

$

30

[Entree] Crab meat crusted scrod served with roasted potatoes, cherry tomatoes, spinach, and asparagus in white wine sauce.

Mushroom Ravioli

$

23

[Entree] Served in a sherry wine cream sauce with sauteed white onions, green peas and bacon

Chicken Special

$

26

Chicken breasts sauteed with artichoke hearts, asparagus, and sun-dried tomatoes topped with melted mozzarella served with potatoes

Inquire about our Party Packages

La Cucina is pleased to offer a number of private party rooms for your business meeting, birthday party, or any special event you may have planned.

For your convenience, La Cucina has arranged party packages to help plan the perfect party. You are able to select the dishes in your package to customize the menu for your lunch or dinner party.

Note: Prices do not include dessert, tax, or gratuity for your servers.

Lunch Package:
$40 per person
Dinner Package:
$45 per person

Appetizers

Select Two

  • Cold Antipasto
  • Fried Calamari
  • Mussels (sweet or spicy)
  • Mozzarella en Carozza
  • Mozzarella & Tomatoes

Salads

  • House

Entrée Choices

  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Eggplant Rollatini
  • Veal Parmigiana
  • Rigatoni Christina
  • Penne Pink Vodka
  • Salmon

For an addition charge, the following may be offered:

  • Zuppa di Pesce
  • Shrimp fra Diavolo

Plan your Event with Our Catering

We have catering menu for you to have food for your party wherever you host it.

Appetizers

½ tray
f. tray
per quart

Salads

½ tray
f. tray
per quart

Pasta

½ tray
f. tray
per quart

Entrees

½ tray
f. tray
per quart

Sides

½ tray
f. tray
per quart

Sauces

½ tray
f. tray
per quart

Dessert

½ tray
f. tray
per quart

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½ tray
f. tray
per quart
Cold Antipasto
$
70
$
110
Appetizers
Rigatoni Christina
$
55
$
90
Pasta
Meatballs with Marinara
$
60
$
95
Sides
Tiramisu
$
40
$
75
Dessert
House
$
30
$
45
Salads
Chicken Francese
$
65
$
110
Entrees
Zuppa di Clams
$
70
$
95
Appetizers
Zuppa di Mussels
$
70
$
95
Appetizers
Mussels Fra Diavlo
$
70
$
95
Appetizers
Stuffed Mushrooms
$
65
$
90
Appetizers
Artichoke Cutlets
$
65
$
95
Appetizers
Spinach
$
45
$
70
Salads
Penne Pink Vodka
$
55
$
90
Pasta
Rigatoni Taormina
$
55
$
90
Pasta
Manicotti
$
50
$
85
Pasta
Ravioli Marinara
$
65
$
100
Pasta
Cheese Lasagna
$
60
$
100
Pasta
Meat Lasagna
$
60
$
100
Pasta
Vegetable Lasagna
$
60
$
100
Pasta
Tortellini Alfredo
$
55
$
90
Pasta
Baked Ziti
$
55
$
85
Pasta
Cavatelli & Broccoli
$
55
$
90
Pasta
Penne Bolognese
$
60
$
95
Pasta
Chicken Marsala
$
65
$
110
Entrees
Chicken Parmigiana
$
65
$
110
Entrees
Sausage Giambotta
$
55
$
95
Entrees
Sausage & Peppers
$
55
$
95
Entrees
Marinara
$
$
10
Sauces
Eggplant Parmigiana
$
55
$
95
Entrees
Eggplant Rollatini
$
55
$
95
Entrees
Sausage with Marinara
$
60
$
95
Sides
Sautées Escarole with Garlic
$
60
$
85
Sides
Broccoli with Garlic & Butter
$
45
$
80
Sides
Alfredo
$
$
14
Sauces
Pink Vodka
$
$
14
Sauces
Bolognese
$
$
20
Sauces
Christina
$
$
16
Sauces
Biscotti
$
$
$30 per 3lb.
Dessert
Cannolis
$
$
$2 each
Dessert
String Beans Almondine
$
50
$
85
Sides
Mozzarella & Tomatoes
$
65
$
100
Appetizers
Caesar
$
35
$
55
Salads
Chicken Scarpariello
$
65
$
110
Entrees
Salmon Scampi
$
$
Market Price
Entrees
Calamari Marinara
$
$
Market Price
Entrees
Shrimp Parmigiana
$
$
Market Price
Entrees
Cod Livornese
$
$
Market Price
Entrees
Fried Calamari
$
$
Market Price
Appetizers
Garlic Bread
$
$
$7.50 per loaf
Sides