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Cucina

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26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
441332346796
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Italian trattoria, serving homemade fresh food 5 days a week. Family run...
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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  • 230
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Worth a visit

Came here for an Italian night as part of the inspire derby event, lets just say it was great, food fabulous, service very good and company even better!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Claire E
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Derby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Came here for an Italian night as part of the inspire derby event, lets just say it was great, food fabulous, service very good and company even better!

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Stutensee, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting combination of flavours. Good service. Menu maybe a bit short. Seafood pasta delicious. Good value for money.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have often walked past Cucina and it doesn't look much from the outside but we saw the reviews and got a Groupon deal for lunch. What a surprise! The inside is simply decorated but a very pleasant environment. We were warmly welcomed and the staff we friendly and helpful throughout. We had a pasta main each and a glass... More 

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burton on trent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hi we have travelled to derby on a Saturday night 4 or 5 times over the last years or so with various groups of friends just to visit this lovely restaurant where we have always had consistently good food and service and with it being Saturday it's always been full which makes a real good atmosphere a real buzz in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visited today on a GroupOn. The food was very tasty and the staff were lovely. Would recommend a visit.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food is very good .They also have a good service and drinks were excellent.Altough we had a high class food this place is not that much expensive.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Can't just say this is the best in Derby. Without a doubt, the only Italian we would go to in the whole East Midlands. The food, service, atmosphere and drinks were excellent. But then the bill came and it reminded us that first class food doesn't need to be expensive. Amazing!!!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Unsure of what to expect apart from the stellar reviews. Outcome? Excellent. Great service & authentic, home cooked food. We had a large family group for dinner in June & everything went better than anticipated. This place deserves to be successful & I truly hope it is. A fantastic find & our number one choice in Derby.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Excellent staff, great menu which was not too extensive so makes it easier to decide but great choice. I don't normally have three courses but did here and after letting our server tast the Barolo wine we had which was Devine it all flowed lovely for a Saturday evening with friends. Nice to have somewhere new in Derby which serves... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Really good Italian food, I'm from outside of the area and needed some good pasta in preparation for a triathlon. The main course was very well presented and was so very tasty, the tiramisu was even better I throughly recommend this restaurant

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Additional Information about Cucina

Address: 26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
Phone Number: 441332346796
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 36
Cuisine: Italian

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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: 441332346796

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 36
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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