Locally Owned

La Cucina Pizza and Pasta House is owned and run by husband and wife team Dominic and Leonie Buchan, who purchased the business from the previous owner Sam Musumeci in 2010.



Sam established La Cucina in 1993, with the vision of offering the best authentic Italian eating experience to Kirwan and beyond. As he constantly strove to provide unparalleled food and service, La Cucina quickly established itself as a local favourite for pizza and pasta lovers around the area.

The New Team

Leonie joined the La Cucina team in 2004. After establishing Sam's trust though her hard work and understanding of the business, she worked for a number of years as an assistant manager.


The Handover

When Sam decided to retire, and wanted to pass the business to someone who knew and loved the La Cucina style, he naturally chose Leonie (and by extension Dominic) to carry the flag. Sam still maintains a significant interest in the business, and visits from time to time to help out, and make himself a La Cucina Special.

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