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26-28 Green Lane, Derby DE1 1RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
+44 1332 346796
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes when you go out for a meal around Christmas it can be a bit disappointing. Not at Cucinas. We had a really large table of about 18 of us but all the food came together and served to perfection. We had the Christmas menu which wasn't your usual Christmas dinner. I had the seafood risotto for main and it... More 

Thank Katie M
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has fast become my favourite place to eat in Derby. It's a hidden gem, with fantastic, authentic, beautiful Italian food. Some of the best food I've had in a long time...and not expensive at all! Can't wait to go back time after time

Thank Beth C
United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here a few times in the last 12 months and enjoyed good meals. The best meal being a sea bream special.

Thank m1tch_uk
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place offers really good Italian cuisine better than the usual chain Italian restaurants around. The best Tiramisu I've ever tasted!

Thank John D
Derby UK
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent the last couple of hours having a fabulous family meal at this wonderful restaurant - really simple, clean tasting food; ideal before the huge xmas dinner tomorrow! And then to be presented with panettone as a gift to take home - such a lovely gesture, and just another example of how much they care about their customers. One... More 

Thank DerbyUKSarah
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening with friends, told them it was great food, atmosphere and value. At the end of the night they all agreed. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

Thank BJC84
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Derby . We visit about once a month and the food is always delicious . We went last week and chose from their Christmas menu - it was exceptional !! Looking forward to going back already

Thank ELJ232014
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A very busy night leading up to Xmas but still the quality of food and freshness of taste was there. Nice balanced variation even on the reduced Xmas menu.

Thank Johnviper6859
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We visited on Saturday night for our couples Christmas meal and can honestly say the food was fabulous. We were given a lovely carrot and coriander soup as a free appetiser. The duck and duck egg starter was delicious and my beef main was heavenly. None of us had been before, but we will certainly return. I'm glad that Pierres... More 

Thank Angel F
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We have a super meal here on Wednesday evening. There were 5 of us and a couple of us had the honey, walnut and goats cheese starter which was delicious. The chianti Classico was also delicious and reasonably priced, the service was excellent. I had the sea bass which was delicious, the others also loved their mains, the beef looked... More 

Thank jbblondon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-28 Green Lane, Derby DE1 1RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 346796
Italian trattoria, serving homemade fresh food 5 days a week. Family run, local institution, opened by Alfonso Mallardo, and now run by his two sons. In the evenings, we serve a mixture of Italian classics, and some more adventurous specials. Pop in for lunch for a quick bowl of pasta or platters of antipasti.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?