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Cucina

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26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
441332346796
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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, Late Night, Breakfast, 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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  • 244
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Lunch with the mother

My mum is a big fan of the Groupon and has been to many weird and wonderful places through purchasing their offers. So when she said this was where we were going for lunch I was a little dubious. As per the mother was right. The food was amazing, very fresh and tasty. Some great choices on the menu... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
DerbyClaire79
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Derby
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

nice enough small independent restaurant , cheap very cheap but at least you eat well here , nothing exceptional but just plain nice enough for quick lunch , good job guys

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We came here for a quick lunch between meetings. The restaurant was empty and thus service was quick. They had a selection of lunch dishes, of which none seemed to be real Italian. For me that was a little of a disappointment. I ordered mixed olives as a starter which where not really mixed only green olives and a simple... More 

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Derby
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My mum is a big fan of the Groupon and has been to many weird and wonderful places through purchasing their offers. So when she said this was where we were going for lunch I was a little dubious. As per the mother was right. The food was amazing, very fresh and tasty. Some great choices on the menu and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

as soon as you walk through the door you are made welcome. I have been here as a couple, with friends, and with work colleagues and the staff are always friendly and helpful. the atmosphere and décor is relaxed and informal but stylish at the same time. the drinks order was taken and delivered promptly whilst you peruse the menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's in a pretty unloved part of town but don't let that put you off. The service and the food here are first class. I went for a birthday and had seafood starter which was great and lamb shank as a main again great. Reasonably priced and all ingredients super fresh. House red wine was acceptable and lemonchello to finish.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch at Cucina with my wife and her parents. We all thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the friendly welcoming staff and the excellent food. We all had pasta dishes my wife's Marinara paste with king prawns and clams in a lime and pesto sauce was superb. The chicken diavolo had just enough spice to give a subtle kick at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My partner and I have both eaten a three course meal each here tonight and it was the best food we have ever tasted. It was so fresh and flavoursome and delicious. The quality of the food is amazing and the service was wonderful. The staff are very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble! I would definitely recommend eating... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the food, the service and the general buzz of the place. Felt like a real Italian restaurant. Very welcoming and service was good without being too invasive. We had good starters including fish, mozzarella and meat, all good. A range of things for mains which everyone enjoyed too. A bit less impressed with dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Booked this restaurant blind as we had friend coming over to Derby. We weren't disappointed the staff were so friendly, couldn't do enough to ensure we had a great time. The food was outstanding not one of us left feeling empty. A return trip will defo be on the cards

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derby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Staff so helpful and accommodating, This is now my favourite restaurant in Derby, Tremendous value for money being three starters, 2 mains with a side, drinks and a sweet for only £53!!!!!! will be returning soon to delight the rest of the menu. Food is amazing. Clean environment, always nice to see into anopen kitchen and seeing all food freshly... 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: 441332346796

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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