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Cucina

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26-28 Green Lane, Derby DE1 1RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
+44 1332 346796
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Midlands
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my wife for an evening meal, booked 2 days earlier. Good food, service and atmosphere as always, along with a bit of banter with the owner.

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diss, norfolk
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i took my gf here on valentine's day. it was also her 40th birthday and wanted to make it special. the food here more than did that. we both had the misto frito which was delicious. i then had the lamb shank and my partner had the beef. the lamb was cooked to perfection so was the beef. served with... More 

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Thank manotheworld
Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined with friends at their recommendation and were not disappointed. My pheasant salad starter was especially lovely with pomegranite too give it a fresh edge. We all really enjoyed ourselves and the Montepulciano D'Abruzzo red that we had ordered too. Top it all off with friendly and knowledgeable staff and it made for a top evening.

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Thank GREG61
Ripley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to thank two wonderful friends for their help and support, chose Cucina from TripAdvisor for a meal. We had three courses, all wonderful. Due to illness I was uncertain about what I could eat, the staff were amazingly accommodating and helpful. The evening was a great success and all of us left this wonderful restaurant happy and well fed.... More 

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Thank Williamdhoon65
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Wine recommendation was exactly correct. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank Caroline A
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit of the year after their Xmas break. Impressed with the new decor. Made for a cosy atmosphere. Food and service excellent. Thanks folks keep it up.

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Thank Falstaff75
Derbyshire uk
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131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant on Green Lane in Derby, the pasta dish was wonderful, cooked to perfection. Cheerful and happy staff, will be back soon i hope.

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Thank HayleyGirardier
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were blown away by the food at Cucina! Understated exterior and interior decor betray the excellent dining experience. Honey glazed roasted goat cheese salad and veal ragu gnocchi were just the great starters for our nice evening out. The perfect pairings continued, like a delicious tangy onion slaw that balanced a sweet and rich pork belly covered in basalmic... More 

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Thank Todd L
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

First time visit to this little hidden away cosy retaurant. Waiting staff very attentive. Food superb. Went with a group of friends - most of us chose something different but this didn't pose a problem and no one was kept waiting for their meal.

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Thank Lesley G
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?