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.
Sweet Italian Sausage & Peppers
Sautéed Roasted Peppers, Shallots, Garlic, Mushrooms, Orzo Pasta, Pecorino Romano Cheese
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bufala mozzarella, vine ripe tomato, basil, evoo, balsamic glaze
tomato gravy, herb parmesan, parsley
honey, black pepper, olive oil, crusty bread
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
meatballs or meat ragu, tomato gravy, romano
beef, veal, pork ragu, fresh pasta, 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
red peppers, pancetta, shrimp, herb garlic butter crumb
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
"Cucina style, Amarena cherries, 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.
Straw golden color, floral intense perfume of fresh fruit, pineapple and apricot. Palate is fresh, savory, medium structure and persistence. Pleasant mineral aftertaste 100% Chardonnay grapes from Castenedolo, Northern Italy. Pairs well with soups, vegetables, fish and shellfish
(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.
100% Montepulciano grapes from Abruzzo, Central Italy. Rich intense dark red nuances, liquorice scents, good persistence on the nose. Very rich and harmonious on the palate. Pairs with roast, stewed meats, medium aged cheese, charcuterie meats.
100% Pinot Nero grapes from Alto Adige Central Italy. Rich Garnet color, firm backbone of tannin, concentrated elegant aroma, woodland berry fruits, dried roses, cherries, strawberries on the palate with impressive length. Pairs well with seafood, poultry, veal, salads.
100% Barbera grapes from Montebruna and Piedmont Italy. Violet red color, well defined fragrances of ripe cherry, small red fruits. Intense mouth feel, full bodied with long lasting finish. Excellent, well balanced. Pairs well pasta based courses, red or white meat, cheese and salumi.
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. Wine Spectator 92 pts
Corvina, Molinara, Roondinella grape varietals from Veneto, Italy. Intense ruby red color, deep velvety on the nose, hints of cherries. Full bodied, robust and velvety palate. Pairs well with meats, aged cheeses, polenta dishes.
100% Sangiovese Grosso from Northern Slope Montalcino Italy. Fermentation in stainless steel vats. Refinement in large Slavonian oak cast for 36 months. Very intense and complex ethereal notes, jam fruit, noble wood, spicy aromas. Full bodied, very structured, smooth vivid tannis. Pairs well with meats
Featuring Southern Pines Brewery Beers
Some more enjoyable hops
Cucina Tomato Gravy
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)