Come enjoy authentic Italian American Cuisine. We accept and encourage reservations.
With 30 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, our chef is excited to present his Italian American Style of cuisine to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have great food and welcoming service with us.
Fresh Egg Fettuccini & Carolina Shrimp
Sauteed Pancetta, Garlic, Shallots, Tomato Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
We hope you will join us Thursday January 24th. WRAL Out & About will be here at the restaurant to film a live segment featuring Curt's Cucina. Come join us and be on television!!
Chef Curt Shelvey & Cucina Famiglia
bufala mozzarella, vine ripe tomato, basil, evoo, balsamic glaze
tomato gravy, herb parmesan, parsley
crusty bread, herb garlic butter, fresh mozzarella
garlic, olive oil, white wine, shallots, crushed red pepper
tomato gravy, mozzarella, parmesan
italian meats, olives, artichokes, peppers, garlic, bufala mozzarella, evoo
pancetta, parmigiano, cream, garlic, egg
garlic, chilies, tomato gravy, cream, vodka, romano
add Chicken or Shrimp
bolognese sauce, cream, grana padano cheese
baby clams, white wine, garlic herb butter
sausage & meatballs or meat ragu, tomato gravy, romano
fresh pasta, meat & sausage ragu, tomato gravy, ricotta, mozzarella
garlic, butter, cream, romano
add Chicken or Shrimp
demi glace, mushrooms, marsala wine, romano
Veal or Chicken
shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams,
spicy tomato broth
tomato gravy, mozzarella
Veal or Chicken or Eggplant
herb roasted tomato orzotto, lemon parsley pangrattato
fried capers, lemon, herbs, white wine butter sauce
Veal or Chicken
Classical Italian cake, lady fingers, sweet mascarpone custard
sweet ricotta, chocolate, citrus, toasted pistachio, fresh cream
"NY Style" chocolate ganache, fresh cream
Italian after dinner fave
Iced Tea, coffee, soda
Corkage Fee of $10 will apply for wine brought into the restaurant.
This Moscato has a golden color and is agreeably delicate and has a sweet flavor with a clear, pleasant acidulous trace. A classic wine for desserts, fruits, small cakes, salads, pastries.
The nose is intense with fragrances of peach, apple, with sensations of honeysuckle that fade into floral notes, the palate is smooth, creamy and crisp.
Delicate yet rich crisp blend of Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon grapes.
Fragrances of white spring flowers and mature pear, bright palate delivers granny smith apple, tangerine, and lemon zest alongside crisp acidity. Friuli Italy's premier winegrowing region. 100% Pinot Grigio grape.
From Puglia region of Italy, this chardonnay is floral and the nose is warm fresh cut apples, and dried baby's breath flowers. The palate is arich minieral balance with full flavor and fresh acidity.
(Seasonal) Straw yellow color, intense fresh wild flowers, citruses, apple and peach. Elegant on the palate, sapidity and fruity taste. 100% Verdicchio grape. Paired with shellfish, fish, tomato sauce, and fresh cheese.
Straw-yellow color, with greenish hints, the elegant aromatic aroma is full of fruit, white peach, wild flowers. The velvet smooth palate gradually unfolds these nose sensations. Nice pairing with fish, shellfish, and antipastos. 100% Sauvignon Blanc grape.
Corkage fee of $10 will apply for wine brought into the restaurant.
Very intense bouquet of ripe fruits, soft tannins, rich dark cherry blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet grapes.
Deep ruby red color, bold inviting aromas of cherry and spice, that is rich on the palate. Blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes.
Bright ruby in color, bouquet of black cherry jam, cloves and chocolate. Accompanied by spice notes and vanilla.
The palate is very intense stone fruit cherries, strawberries, floral violets, and very light tannins, occasionally toasted almonds. Tasty and hamonic, with enjoyable acidity.
Bright ruby red and purple hues, soft well-balanced on the palate, fruity undertones, geranium, pepper and cherry on the aroma, slightly vinous notes.
(Seasonal) Ruby red color and garnet reflections, elegant nose, scents of red berry fruit and balsamic, well balanced on the palate, smooth and vivid soft tannins.
Deep ruby red with garnet shades, hints of violet, tobacco, coffee. Fresh and harmonious on the palate, aged 30 months in Oak barrels, 12 month bottle refinement. Paired with red meat, roast, and cheese. 100% Nebbiolo grape from Piedmont.
Certified Organic Chianti Classico Riserva, Dark ruby red, intense powerful violet and red berry fruits. Spices, tobacco, deep tannins, very well balanced. Slightly dry and savory.
Ruby red and purplish-blue color, classic qualities of Corvina a historic grape variety of the appellation. Fragrant red fruit and aromatic herbs, prominet notes of cherries and pepper spice. Lively and playful on the palate maintaining great elegance and finesse.
Featuring Southern Pines Brewery Beers
Some more enjoyable hops
My Wife and I are retired and have traveled the world. First in the US Navy, then as a trainer. After visiting Italian restaurants all over the world, Curt's is one of our favorites. The daily specials that Curt does are always a good choice, my wife loves the Veal piccata, she says it is the best she has ever eaten (ask for extra garlic). The wait staff is always attentive. Get reservations, it is always a good idea, the food is excellent, the service outstanding.
Cucina Tomato Gravy In Italian-American communities, eating a red sauce or "gravy" loaded with various kinds of meats and sausage is a beloved Sunday tradition. The recipe derives from Neapolitan ragù, but you won't find Sunday gravy in Naples. Or anything with the word "gravy" in it, for that matter.
Curt’s Cucina is a casual Italian bistro offering hearty Italian meals for a reasonable price. Curt’s accepts reservations, and we recommend making one. It can fill up pretty quickly, and after dining here you’ll understand why. Chef Curt Shelvey has been in the restaurant world since he was 10, and we’re so glad that he brought all of his experience to Southern Pines. While Curt’s is not necessarily a family restaurant, it is kid-friendly. We had a child with our group and didn’t have any issues at all. Everything on the menu is delicious, this place is truly a good spot for great Italian food. (Local Review)