Cucina Vivo

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Overview

Simple Italian flavours, done exceptionally well

Italian cuisine is defined by its generosity of spirit, and at Cucina Vivo, that’s exactly what you can expect to enjoy. Inspired by the cliff-top restaurants of the Amalfi Coast, Cucina Vivo serves up authentic Italian favourites and inspired new classics – all in a cheerful, relaxed setting overlooking the pristine tropical pool. 

Our impressive wood-fire pizza oven provides an eye-catching centrepiece, and on a balmy evening you can’t go past dinner on the open terrace. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a casual dinner with family or celebrating a special occasion, Cucina Vivo is the perfect place to share great food and conversation. And of course, thanks to our strong Italian spirit, the service is second to none. We wouldn’t have it any other way!


 

Awards

AWARDS

Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Host Plus Awards for Excellence
2019 - Best Italian Restaurant - QLD & NT -  FINALIST
2018 - Best Italian Restaurant - QLD & NT - WINNER
2018 - Italian Restaurant - Informal - Australia  - BRONZE

Menu

The Star Club Member discounts apply. Menu is subject to availability and change. Please be aware that our products either contain or are produced in kitchens which contain and / or use allergens. For allergen free options, please speak with your waitperson. 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. A 1% service fee will apply to all credit card transactions.
OYSTERS

Natural Coffin Bay Oyster $5.00 each
Verjuice granita dressing $5.00 each
Kilpatrick $5.00 each
ANTIPASTI (starters)

Antipasto del Salumiere Chef's selection of salumi, woodfired vegetables, buffalo mozzarella and woodfired focaccia

$30

Verdura Selection of woodfired vegetables, foccacia

$15

Arancini Truffle, spinach, Section 28 fontina (5 pieces)

$15

Bruschetta Coopers Shoot heritage tomatoes, trecce, truffle paste, pizza fritta                                                                    

$19

Calamari Fritti Lightly fried, served with herb aioli and parsley

$19

Scampi Western Australian Scampi, carrot puree, radish, walnut butter $32

 

PIZZA FORNO A LEGNA (Woodfired oven pizza)

Gluten free pizza base  3 (calzone not available)
Wholemeal flour pizza base 3
 

Focaccia Romana Crispy thin pizza base topped with rosemary, extra virgin garlic olive oil, sea salt $10
Fungi Byron Bay mushrooms, fior de latte, truffle oil, parmigiano      $29
Margherita Tomato, basil, fior de latte, extra virgin olive oil $21
Capricciosa Gilly’s ham, tomato, fior de latte, olives, mushrooms $24
Prosciutto Buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomato, basil, prosciutto San Daniele, rocket, tomato $28
Zucchine Zucchini, fior de latte, lemon thyme, lemon oil, ricotta, zucchini flower $21
Speziato White anchovies, fior de latte, pickled chilli, basil, tomato  $28
Finocchio Salsiccia Fennel sausage, scamorza, broccolini, fresh chilli $27
Carne Mista Tomato, fior de latte, hot salami, mortadella, affumicato pancetta $29
Gamberetto Mooloolaba prawns, fior de latte, garlic, tomato, rocket $31
Patate Vanella burrata, potato, caramelized onions, rosemary $26
Calzone Spinaci Ricotta, spinach, parmigiano, lemon oil $22
Gluten free bases  $3

 

PRIMI (Pasta)

Maltagliati Moreton Bay bug, bisque, avruga, heirloom tomato      

$39

Campanelle Fruitti di Mare Local prawns, mussels, fish, chilli, tomato                                                    

$39

Risotto alla Milanese Saffron risotto, Kiwami wagyu brisket, amaranth, lemon zest, pickled kohl rabi                 

$34

Gnocchi e Funghi Byron Bay gourmet mushrooms, truffle pecorino                                                           

$32

Casarecce Bolognaise Rich meat ragu, Grana Padano         

$28

Spaghetti Carbonara Guanciale, thyme, egg yolk              

$27
PIATTI FORTI (main courses)

Scaloppine di Vitello Torello Rose veal, creamy marsala, forest mushrooms, broccolini and silver beet $40
Pesce del Giorno Fish of the day M.P.
Sogiola Grigliata Grilled whole flounder, lemon and caper sauce, radicchio salad                 $59
Cotoletta di Maiale, High Country pork cutlet, slow roasted cabbage and apple remoulade, capers, seeded mustard $36
Pollo al Forno Roasted Elgin Farm chicken breast, cauliflower and tallegio puree, sauce charcuterie, cavolo nero, pickled radish    $36

 

ALLA GRIGLIA (from our charcoal grill)

Tagliata 300g Scotch fillet, rocket, aged parmesan, aged balsamic $40
Filletto 200g Tenderloin, braised Tuscan cabbage, smoked mozzarella     $59
Bistecca alla Fiorentina 1kg Stanbroke beef T-Bone, served with Daintree pepper sauce, brown butter mash potato, rocket salad $99

 

CONTORNI (sides)

Patate Darling Downs kipfler potato, herb butter   $9
Broccole Darling Downs broccoli, sauce aglio olio e peperoncino $9
Cavolfiore Cauliflower slow roasted, fontina bechamel $12
Patatine Fritte Skin on frieds, herb aioli $9
Insalata di Rucola Rocket, parmigiano, pear and balsamic reduction $8
DOLCI (sweets)

GF – Gluten Free                    

CN – Contains Nuts

Semifreddo Dark chocolate and hazelnut semifreddo, salted caramel $15
Pannacotta Vanilla pannacotta, raspberry and Moscato gelee GF, NF $15
Cheesecake Buffalo mozzarella cheesecake, blueberries, lemon fluid gel NF $15
Bru la mi su Marscapone cream, tia maria, savoiardi, espresso, brandy and a sugar twirl NF $16
Gelati Choose three flavours from our variety of gelati GF NF $12
Cannoli Vivo's housemade cannoli with a sweet ricotta and fig jam filling NF $15
Taste of Italy An assorted variety of small desserts and gelati $30
Nutella Pizza Nutella pizza topped with vanilla marscapone and strawberries  $18
Tea Choice of: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Camomile, Peppermint, Lemon & Ginger $4
Coffee Flat White, Cappuccino, Latte, Long Black, Espresso, Macchiato, Piccolo, Mocha $5
Hot Chocolate, Chai Latte $4
Add: Soy, Extra Shot, Syrup (Vanilla, Hazelnut, Caramel) $0.80
Affogato Espresso shot, gelati & your choice of liqueur  Frangelico, Kahlua, Baileys, Tia Maria, Limoncello  $12

 

BIMBI (children)

Special 2-course set menu.

Kids can choose one main meal, one dessert and a soft drink or juice.

Special 2-course set menu. Kids can choose one main meal, one dessert and a soft drink or juice. 

 

Pizza Hawaii Ham and Pinapple $10
Pizza Margherita Pomodoro sauce, mozzarella $10
Manzo Steak with chips and vegies $12
Pesce e Patatine Fritti Battered fish, chips and salad $12
Spaghetti Bolognese Traditional meat ragout $12
Frutta Seasonal fruit salad $8
Gelato Cucina Vivo ice cream sundae $10

 

The Star Club Member discounts apply. Menu is subject to availability and change. Please be aware that our products either contain or are produced in kitchens which contain and / or use allergens. For allergen free options, please speak with your waitperson. 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. A 1% service fee will apply to all credit card transactions

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The Star Club Member discounts apply. Menu is subject to availablity and change. Please be aware that our products either contian or are produced in kitchens which contain and / or use allergens. For allergen free options, please speak with your waitperson. 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. A 1% service fee will apply to all credit card transactions. 

Menu

Functions

Looking to celebrate?

View stunning views from the open terrace and authentic Itailian dishes that will have your guests taste buds shouting bellissimo! Cucina Vivo is the perfect place for intimate birthdays, engagement parties and baby showers. 

For all events and functions of 12 or more people simply complete the enquiry form below or call 07 5592 8757  to book.

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Contact

LOCATION

Lobby Level

The Star Gold Coast

HOURS OF OPERATION

Dinner

Wednesday to Sunday from 5.30pm until late

ENQUIRIES

07 5592 8757

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