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26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
01332 346796
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 196
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Authentic, independent and excellent value.

We enjoyed a two course lunch here and were impressed by the friendly welcome and the short but authentic Italian menu. What a nice change from all the chain Italian restaurants with their similar menus! The home made soup was delicious and the goats cheese was well presented, although a bit too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
DavidNichols
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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274 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a two course lunch here and were impressed by the friendly welcome and the short but authentic Italian menu. What a nice change from all the chain Italian restaurants with their similar menus! The home made soup was delicious and the goats cheese was well presented, although a bit too mild for my taste. The pasta dishes were... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic evening with friends on Friday couldn't fault the food and atmosphere We had a very relaxed night. The portions were very large especially the beef dish which we had packed to take home home. Lovely evening will visit again for sure.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Popped in for the first time during the week for lunch with a work colleague to finish off a meeting rather than sitting in our stuffy office, i had one of the groupon deals. and went for the pollo de funghi (chicken & mushroom pasta dish). This was one of the best if not the best pasta dishes I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

We nipped into Cucina for dinner after work and the food was amazing! We had the risotto balls and garlic ciabatta for starters, chicken gnocchi and chicken breast with barley for main course with a side of rosemary chips. The dessert was on the specials board and was pretzel and peanut butter pie with pistachio icecream. Very impressed with the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Went with a party of eight people last week, lots of different dishes ordered, and they were all very well presented, large portions and beautifully cooked. Service very good. Only point to raise was that it was rather noisy so difficult to hear, I think it must be the acoustics.

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Derby, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I visited on Saturday with my daughter. We had a Groupon deal so it was extremely good value. The food and welcome were excellent, My daughter had the mushroom/chicken and pasta dish with garlic bread and I had an Americano burger with fries, (all very tasty and well presented) We thought the restaurant lacked a little ambience which could easily... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I ate here yesterday with my wife and was extremely impressed. I have eaten at many Italian restaurants and my favourite two have been The Bridge at Branston & Rucoletta in London, this is right up there with them. Firstly, i need to point out; this is an uncomplicated restaurant that is pleasant but simple, if you want all of... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I took some friends who were visiting from Kent, who were very impressed with the quality of the food, and we all had a thoroughly wonderful evening. The staff were very helpful in selecting dishes that we would like to our taste. Overall the food was excellent and value for money. Will definitely go back. Thanks for... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Popped in for lunch on Saturday and it was fantastic. Food was tasty, very reasonably priced and cooked fresh in the open kitchens. Loved the service. It's easy to see how it's rated in the top restaurants in Derby Perfect, will be back soon

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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A warm welcome our coats were taken we were seated. We were offered a taste of the house wine which was OK but chose a valpolcella which we couldn't taste as they only had one wine by the glass, at £22 it wasn't cheap. I feel they should offer more by the glass because everyone knows a bottle between 2... 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 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?