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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 203
    Excellent
  • 60
    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
Jeff Thomas

First visit and what a wonderful discovery. Visited on a Friday evening for a family gathering on a recommendation. Warm, friendly and genuine welcome from the very congenial host. The food was fresh, honest and inventive and the pricing was more than fair. My family were looked after without... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jeffrey T
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Derby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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283 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First visit and what a wonderful discovery. Visited on a Friday evening for a family gathering on a recommendation. Warm, friendly and genuine welcome from the very congenial host. The food was fresh, honest and inventive and the pricing was more than fair. My family were looked after without being hovered over. We had a wonderful evening and although the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great little restaurant tucked away from the hustle and bustle. Not fancy or pretentious just good honest Italian fayre. Our big party did test them as the restaurant was full, but all things considered they just about pulled it off. A bit of a wait for the food but only to be expected and when it arrived everyone enjoyed what... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place has beautiful food, beautiful service & a lovely environment. Don't even hesitate - just go! :) Recommend the mushroom pasta & the whitebait & prawn starter. Yum!

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Stafford, Great Britain
Top Contributor
325 reviews 325 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Our group gathered at 1930hrs in the restaurant, and were warmly welcomed, and we sat on a long table. Platters of starters were brought out; these were delicious and tasty, and offered about a dozen different choices of small bread slices with many toppings etc. We had pre-ordered our main courses and sweets, which were served promptly; all were tasty... More 

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Derby,UK
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Love this place. A truly family-run affair, this is an unadulterated taste of Italy in the middle of Derby. Went last night for the first time and I can't believe I've not been before. It was a lovely experience all round - the warm welcome, the top-class service and, above all, the excellent food and delicious wine. After a delicious... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I've now eaten here twice, both midweek and on the weekend. On each occasion I have been very impressed. This friendly family run restaurant looks very understated from outside but don't let that put you off. Once inside you are immediately greeted by polite and chirpy staff who are helpful and informative. The food is tradition rustic Italian and the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Me and my boyfriend came here on a date, as a restaurant that we hadn't tried before, I am so glad we did, I had just an amazing time, from the minute we walked in to as soon as we were out, we felt welcomed, the staff were friendly and easy to talk to and the food was delicious. Considering... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Despite looking very ordinary outside, the restaurant has great atmosphere, food is good, and the staff good. The chap who seemed to be running it had character, and seemed to go from a sort of Italian to a London accent. But really good, try.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Fab little restaurant food is great but limited on the pudding side. Friendly atmosphere good selection of drinks

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children

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?