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Cucina

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26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
01332 346796
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Family run Italian trattoria, newly re-opened by the second generation...
Family run Italian trattoria, newly re-opened by the second generation. Serving homemade seasonal Italian food, in a casual dining atmosphere. Open from 5pm to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 186
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Home style Italian

A little off the main route in the centre of Derby, it is well worth hunting out. The food is wonderfully appetising with very satisfying portions. Thank you. Another excellent meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
lancshousehusband
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Lancashire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lancashire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A little off the main route in the centre of Derby, it is well worth hunting out. The food is wonderfully appetising with very satisfying portions. Thank you. Another excellent meal.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I went for a delightful meal here after the restaurant had been refurbished and reopened. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly.

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Derby
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Relaxed atmosphere, generous portions, friendly staff and, most importantly, delicious food. Came here for birthday celebrations with a small group of friends and had a wonderfully unhurried meal. Staff were happy to explain and recommend items on the menu too.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Mrs Lowe and I were accompanied by our son and his partner for dinner at Cucina in January. We all like Italian food and none of us had eaten there before. Our booking was partly influenced by the current high Trip Advisor rating. We have never found the average Trip Advisor score grossly misleading before but I'm afraid this restaurant... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Had a lovely meal with attentive friendly service. Portion sizes are large and although the menu is not huge everything is well cooked. Restaurant was not busy when we visited which was surprising on a Friday night. Bill was very reasonable.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Came here during lunch time mid week. We had the Groupon offer of two main courses and a drink for £12.50 which was exceptional value in itself. The restaurant has a nice setting to it. Has a nice homely feel to it, rather than what you get in more of the chain restaurants. So my partner had the tomato penne... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great welcome from I presume the owner - really felt like it was a pleasure to serve us. Shortish menu with added specials - good advice from waitress about the dishes. Portions generous, price very reasonable. We weren't rushed and the atmosphere was busy but not too noisy. Loved being able to look into the kitchen to see the chefs... More 

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Kingston Upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Genuine Italian ambiance and food although I went off piste and had a special which was an excellent home made burger-well cooked meat and plenty of it,great tomato sauce, cheese and lovely herb dusted chips All this served by the sweetest of girls. A good selection of Italian beers- I had Volpina which was new to me and excellent. Lovely... More 

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Derby
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Called on a cold mid-winter weeknight, no problem getting a table even though quite busy, drinks and free nibbles served quickly, orders for food taken within10 mins. Food superb, portions just right for us, served hot and without too long a wait, menu changes regularly, staff polite and friendly, good regional wine selection and a couple of italian ales, very... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A simple looking cafe style restaurant. Went there a year ago and returned this march. It was a good as the first visit. We were a party of 9. Food excellent, service superb. Good value for money too! Shame we don't live closer. Would be there every week

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: 01332 346796

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Family run Italian trattoria, newly re-opened by the second generation. Serving homemade seasonal Italian food, in a casual dining atmosphere. Open from 5pm to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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