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26-28 Green Lane, Derby DE1 1RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
+44 1332 346796
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First and last visit. I had the turkey no vegetables, can only buy a dreadful house white by the glass so had to buy a bottle for two glasses. Frankly the food was a disaster. They had given my desert to someone else in the group. Then said the chef has done you another one as though they were doing... More 

Thank flowepower1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely family run Italian restaurant food and service outstanding good value for money . Would be nice if the lights were dimmer especially in the evening and could possibly do with a little back ground music but that wouldn't stop us coming back

Thank Jasper1Derby
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main waiter is reason enough to visit, his mix of what I can only assume as Italian and London is warm welcoming and unique making you feel welcome and at home The food is great although some what eclectic, the portions are generous she service attentive without being over bearing Our second visit and it won't be our last... More 

Thank Tonyrbaker
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my husband and I walked in to be greeted straight away and seated by a friendly polite lady. There was a large party of men in and to be fair the gentleman ( owner) was very attentive and courteous and not at any point did he lose sight of us with waiting on a large group. The "free" appetiser was... More 

Thank Lisa B
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had very high hopes from reading reviews and they were very busy. We had complaints from the start but the most annoying thing was the comments from the chefs, they didn't want to know what we had to say and ordered our server to bin the food. Pay attention to seasoning guys come on your not exactly cheap. Service is... More 

Thank Joe C
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant brilliant for family's and couples. Food is amazing and the staff are very friendly.

Thank Emma S
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Use to go this place once a month at least... Friendly staff good quality fresh food...Love the pastas they do best pasta in Derby... I'm not sure if it still open tho 😒

Thank hakan t
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my birthday with family and friends. Food was excellent atmosphere was great staff very friendly and attentive. We booked fairly late in the week and the staff rearranged tables to get us in you can't get any better than that. My meatball starter and veal gnocchi was delicious

Thank Pernod0
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night with my boyfriend and dad last, lovely food, really tasty and cook it infront of you. Lovely staff. Although didn't get a limoncello shot when I saw the waiter giving them to other larger tables. Drinks were quite pricey too!

Thank Hotsince94
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for an early sitting at 7pm, the restaurant was fairly quiet at this point. As we all arrived separately the waiters were attentive at giving us menus and getting us drinks. The waiters are cheeky & charming, with good humour. We had sharing platters, though hadn't really banked on that, it was the suggestion of the waiter, possibly... More 

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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$14 - US$29
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, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?