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“Authentic italian”
Review of Cucina

Cucina
Ranked #4 of 589 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic italian”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Lovely restaurant, great food, attentive service and excellent value. We visited on a rainy Friday evening and when inside it was like being in a family run restaurant in Italy. Perfect menu options, all at great value. Lovely house wine, anywhere else would charge £30 per bottle, here just over £10 and the best gelato ever to end the meal. We couldn't fault the food or service and we plan to visit again very soon. Well done, best place to eat in Derby!

  • Visited May 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great experience”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

This is a great Italian, really good food at very reasonable prices plus a bottle of good house red or white wine for £11 - very hard to beat. The service is excellent. A really enjoyable experience, we will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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“Atmosphere & service”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Highly enjoyable meal, great atmosphere despite being a 'quiet' night, a real buzz. Staff very helpful, friendly and welcoming. The lamb and pork belly simply delicious a very balanced meal. Polenta chips great with the garlic sauce. Will definitely be back!

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1 Thank Andy T
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“A very warm welcome and yummy food!”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We visited the restaurant last night it was a last minute booking and our first visit. We ordered a veal ragu dish and a lasagne and a side order of salad and bread. The food was very authentic and we all really enjoyed. The menu is quite limited but what they do, they do it vey well. We shall defiantly return soon!

  • Visited May 2014
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“Very impressed”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Thought we would try cucina based on the good reviews here. We were not disapointed. Good portion sizes, nice atmosphere, attentive staff and very good value for money. The gelato is well worth having if you have room for dessert. We will be visiting cucina again and recommending them to friends and family too.

Visited April 2014
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