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26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
01332 346796
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Ranked #8 of 424 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $31
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This was our first time here and we were so pleased we chose it. We went for a Christmas meal on 23rd December and had a lovely relaxed evening. There isn't a vast amount of choice on the menu but what there is is beautifully cooked and so tasty. As an amuse Bouche, we had a very tasty pumpkin soup.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We visited Cucina for the first time last night after reading the reviews on TA - we were not disappointed!!! The staff were welcoming, polite & attentive. The food was excellent. All the dishes were cooked with fresh ingredients in the kitchen that is open to the restaurant ( always a good sign ), and tasted superb. We will definitely... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Had lovely food here when we went for a Birthday Meal, however, there were very limited vegetarian options - all main courses came with potatoes cooked in goose fat. Which is a little difficult for veggies to work out what to eat. Service was good and the pheasant ragu was tasty. Did expect a little more with all the great... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

3rd time here and as usual no complaints. Service can become a little slow at times when busy but much prefer this to being hassled so not a negative!

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Derby UK
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

As usual, completely delicious food- pheasant ragu with kale and chestnut pesto, dolcelatte and hazelnut cheesecake and deep fried risotto balls filled with Nutella are an absolute must try. One of Derby's best places to eat out at.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Being so highly recommended on Tripadvisor we decided to check it out. The service was very good and very friendly. The atmosphere was just right, a great buzz to the place. The food was unpretentious and genuinely top notch. The basics are done very well here and it's not expensive either. Good food done well. We left very happy and... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went to La Cucina last night and saw their Christmas menu. The boys have really pulled out all the stops and produced an inspired menu of exciting flavours. I thoroughly recommend the Dolcelatte and Hazlenut cheesecake, it is definately one of the best starters I have ever had. I love the warm friendliness together with the diligence of the staff... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First time trying this restaurant - Went with friends on Saturday night, the place was busy. We were seated quickly, drinks offered and brought to the table quickly. Waiter/waitress really friendly. Starters great - everyone happy. The fried risotto ball is a must try! The lasagne and pork were a big hit with our table. Would recommend if you want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and booked in, very friendly guy booked us in and was very helpful in sorting the booking out. We arrived, drinks came out quickly as then did the starters. Seeing the kitchen work was great and the food was fantastic; the pastrami great quality! Then the mains, lasagne and an Italian sausage dish were absolutely... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It should have 5 stars... But there were some errors. What's good? - staff - welcome - thinly iced beef - wine selection when bottles are good - service on resolving issues What's not so good; - steak was hard, wasn't bad but was "hard",, never experienced that before - pudding wasn't well explained so I didn't get what I... More 

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Additional Information about Cucina

Address: 26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
Phone Number: 01332 346796
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
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
Average Prices: USD 19 - 31
Cuisine: Italian

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