Cucina Rustica is a popular upscale restaurant located about 20 minutes from Ocoee Adventure Center. Cucina Rustica focuses on a fine dining experience with Chef Danny Mellman’s interpretation of Old World Italian foods. They offer one of a kind meals from Sicilian fish dishes to Northern Italian pastas and everything in between! If you are looking for a more casual dining experience that offers the Ocoee River area’s most sought after pizza, you can visit La Pizzeria at Cucina Rustica next door!
In 2017, when longtime friends of Chef Danny Mellman and Michelle Moran decided to retire after a decade of operating Cucina Rustica and La Pizzeria at Cucina Rustica, Danny and Michelle saw an amazing opportunity! Together they purchased and adopted these two well-established and well-loved restaurants and brought in Chef Danny’s own touches. He uses only the freshest ingredients, classic European culinary methods, and innovative food introductions.
La Pizzeria at Cucina is your classic New York-style pizza place. A place where everyone knows your name and what you like on your pie! The owners of Cucina love that – they both grew up with those classic type of places in their hometowns in Connecticut and Philadelphia.
Cucina Rustica has truly created a sense of place, where their guests can come and not only dine, but also celebrate! For Cucina Rustica’s culinary team, this is a love story of food, place, people, and sharing. They are looking forward to many more years of cherishing all the special celebrations with those who walk through their door!
So if a full day of Ocoee River rafting has put you in the mood for some stellar ravioli and a good glass of wine, OAC recommends making the drive to Cucina Rustica to take a look at one of the finest menus you’ll find in the Ocoee River area!
76 Forge Mill Crossing
Morganton, GA 30560
Phone: (706) 374-7474
Wednesday-Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with their last seating at 8:45 p.m.
Italian Country Style Dishes in an Old World Atmosphere! Please call for reservations!
Here is their current menu. Please note it is subject to change!