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515 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 9
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well worth a visit and meal

We recently ate at Cucina Market Bistro. Cucina has nice ambience, attentive service, and good food. My wife had the 1/2 chicken and I had the gnocchi with vegetables. Both meals were excellent and served promptly. To accompany the meal we had a nice glass of rose-could have given us a little more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2013
NomadicPatoux
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Calgary, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We arrived at 2:45pm for lunch on a Monday. We are not from Calgary and were lucky to stumble upon this restaurant. The female server, attentive, knowledgeable and detail oriented suggested three menu items of which we chose two to share. The Nicoise salad is the best we have had, including salads in France. It came with a fresh Tuna... More 

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We visited the restaurant with friends and loved the quirkness of it. The chef provided us with a starter for free and recommended us what to eat the ladies went with his choices where the chaps chose something else. We must say that it was fantastic the beef rib shells and Octopus bolognaise was hearty and fresh. The deserts were... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We recently ate at Cucina Market Bistro. Cucina has nice ambience, attentive service, and good food. My wife had the 1/2 chicken and I had the gnocchi with vegetables. Both meals were excellent and served promptly. To accompany the meal we had a nice glass of rose-could have given us a little more than half a glass for $13. The... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Good coffee great pastry any time Lunch is quick affordable and excellent. Breakfast spinach and salad omelet is to die for or the mushroom poached eggs. The bent spoon napkin holders are a nice touch. I am in the building so very convenient

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Cucina in Calgary is fantastic! Whether you go for a latte and a scone, lunch or supper, or dessert you wont be disappointed. The taste always surpasses my expectation. Bright, clean cozy atmosphere. Great for business and pleasure. I wish it had more space since its always busy! No lunch reservations, but can reserve for dinner.

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Ottawa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I've been here twice now and both times were fantastic. I've been a big fan of Charcut and this is easily as good, maybe better. We had 3 different dishes last night and if we could have gotten away with licking the plates, we would have! All of the dishes are beautifully presented, the service fantastic and overall a great... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We were a partyof 4, only in Calgary for 2 days visiting family; we all had a different meal, each meal was sensational. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was "alive". Put this on your 'must eat here' list. Oh yes, reservations needed......brianM

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

After reading several different review sites I wasn't sure what to expect. We went for dinner on a Friday night and the food was excellent, the service was very good considering how busy it was, and it has a great upbeat atmosphere. We shared one of the vegetarian appetizers which was creative, fresh and wonderful. Then went to halibut and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Went for a breakfast meeting with some co-workers. I ordered the skillet, and it was great. My co-workers raves about the coffee, and I enjoyed my tea. Need to reserve if you are brining a big group though, that place fills up.

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
963 helpful votes 963 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This little restaurant is 100% enchanting. Intimate in design with a cross over between a trendy and antique style. Enjoyed a casual lunch with the busy lunchtime crowd. Food came fast and was ever so tasty. The staff were delightful, even in their rushing around. A great option are their "grab 'n go" menu items, or stop in for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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