La Cucina Sul Mare - Italian Ristorante


Our History

La Cucina Sul Mare is the culmination of many years of hard-work, passion, and experience by its owners Mark and Cynthia Cilfone. Mark and Cynthia first met in Jupiter, Florida working at the renowned Italian restaurant La Caravella. Mark as a chef, and Cynthia a bartender. The two started working in restaurants from very young ages and ever since then have dreamed of owning their own restaurant. When Mark and Cynthia met they discussed this shared dream and hoped to one day make it a reality.

Mark and Cynthia eventually moved to Falmouth, Massachusetts to be closer to family and had three children Winslow, Carmen, and Sofia. After working various restaurant jobs in the area for years the couple finally found the perfect spot for their dream. Currently Winslow, a college student works as a waiter during the summer, and Carmen a high school senior busses tables . Their youngest Sofia has not started working yet, but can be seen some nights helping her mother host.

La Cucina is situated at 237 Main Street, nestled in the heart of the Falmouth village. La Cucina Sul Mare, which means the kitchen by the sea, first opened its doors on May 6, 2002, and has been running strong ever since. We are a family run restaurant with a dedication to delicious food, excellent service, and an intimate atmosphere. Our family would like to thank you for enjoying our restaurant and truly making it a dream come true.

So, from our family to yours, Mangia!


La Cucina Sul Mare

Reminiscent of an evening in Italy, LaCucina Sul Mare is a dining experience not easily forgotten. The flavors of the authentic foods of Italy and the Mediterranean, will have you longing to come back again and again!

Enjoy dining on signature dishes prepared by chef/owner Mark Cilfone, such as classic lasagna al forno, braised lamb shanks, osso buco, lobster fra diavolo over linguine, zuppa de pesce, rigotoni a la vodka, chicken Parmesan and veal piccata.

Our interior is warmly decorated with richly painted murals, tin ceilings and picture windows overlooking the hungry queue on Main Street. Be sure to save room for our homemade desserts, as one would expect, are homemade and truly indulgent.

  • Northern Italian Cuisine
  • Mediterranean Specialties
  • Fresh Pasta & Seafood Specials Daily
  • Freshly Made Deserts
  • Take Out Meals Available
  • Serving Lunch & Dinner
  • Open Monday through Sunday
  • Natural/Organic Ingredient
  • Indoor Bar
  • Outdoor Patio Seating

Price: $10 - $30
We Accept Major Credit Cards
Dress Code: Casual

(508) 548-5600
Reservations only for parties of five or more.
Please call if interested.

237 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
Cross Streets: Between Elm Arch Way and Walker St


Open year-round
Monday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
(with live music starting at 6:00 PM)