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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
  • 173
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Quality Italian food in Derby

Visited Cucina for lunch yesterday . Nice atmosphere, good food and a very polite owner. Family run restaurant. Will definitely be dining there again soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
jon b
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Derby, United Kingdom
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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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited Cucina for lunch yesterday . Nice atmosphere, good food and a very polite owner. Family run restaurant. Will definitely be dining there again soon.

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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

First time visiting this restaurant, I was cautious before going due to the its situ, but I can safely say it was one of the best meals I've had. Food was fantastic, all of the staff were lovely and were extremely attentive, creating a brilliant and friendly atmosphere. Can not put into words how lovely it was. Will be coming... More 

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derbyshire england
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First time for wife and I at Cucina,it won't be the last,the food was excellent hot and served with a smile,great team and met the chef too,try the brisket ,great atmosphere,many thanks.

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Nottingham
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Visited the restaurant on Sat 7th Feb 2015 with 6 friends to celebrate a birthday. On arrival, we were greeted swiftly and cheerfully and shown to our table and instantly felt at home. There was a great atmosphere and the restaurant is small enough to feel cosy and intimate. The staff were friendly and the food was scrummy. A number... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I went with colleagues last Friday and it was lovely. Great food at great prices. I had the risotto balls and sea bass - both lovely dishes. The service was faultless and the manager actually gave us a main on the house - one of our friends had to dash off mid-meal and the manager insisted it was on him:... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

What a hidden gem !! We arranged a large booking for a birthday at the beginning of November. Not sure what to expect , as never heard of the restaurant. We shouldn't of been worried , at all . Best food I have ever tasted let alone Italian . Owners are fantastic, polite and friendly. Fast orders and fast serving... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Our second visit to Cucina on a Saturday evening. The dining area has had a revamp since we last visited and its was buzzing and busy with people eating and laughing. A garlic ciabatta and arancini agnello, lovely light risotto balls filled with lamb ragu served with pesto and aioli - absolutely gorgeous. Two lasagnes with pork and beef -... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited here in December. It was mainly a Christmas menu on offer which looked nice but when you go out for Italian that's what you want really so we chose from the slightly limited 'Italian fare' available! This wasn't a problem for us and at £22 odd for three courses this place is great value. The staff here are fantastic... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I went with my partner for a nice quiet dinner on wednesday night, we were pretty much alone at that point of the evening. We had fish beautifully presented and chicken with ham recommended by the waiter, bot plates were deliciously tastefull, as side dishes we had a small plate of handmade gnocchi and beans, Our waiter/manager of the site... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Oh my gosh absolutely made my mouth water.... Everyone must go to this restaurant... Not had proper homemade Italian food anywhere in the UK & this was better than anything I've experienced in Italy. So glad this is on my doorstep. The home made fried risotto lamb ragu balls were sooo tasty & the homemade Gnocchi was out of this... More 

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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 19 - 31
  • 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?