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26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
01332 346796
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Ranked #5 of 431 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Visited in December only to be told only Christmas menu is available. There was no issue but you expect to be told at the time of booking. Food was satisfactory and no better than what you would get in any other such restaurant. After reading such rave reviews one was expecting exceptional experience.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Me and my partner have been to this restaraunt twice now and both times the food was absolutely amazing. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and Alberto will bend over backwards to ensure your food and service is top notch The food is priced very well for the quality you receive, the menu isn't huge but every dish that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Ate here a few times while on business in derby. Good service and good food. Atmosphere was lacking on a couple of occasions but still a nice place to go.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The team at Cucina were really pleasant and friendly and tried very hard to make this a good visit. The experience was a little mixed due to the fact that Cucina was very busy. The food took rather a long time to come and this was compounded by the fact that we were both really hungry. The presentation was excellent... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited on a Wednesday night in the first week of January so the restaurant was pretty empty and chilly. The waiting staff were pleasant enough but my husband had his usual invisibility issues. Breadsticks on the table were nibbled, I ordered some olives and for whatever reason I had to wait until the kitchen got round to serving them... More 

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Derbyshire
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140 reviews 140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We've been to this restaurant several times of the last years and always go back if we want to eat real Italian food. The owner is Italian, but speaks perfectly English. All the food is freshly made in the kitchen, which is an open kitchen, so you can keep an eye on what they are doing. The menu is not... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been to this restaurant several times as a couple, with friends and with family. I am never disappointed; the food is always fresh and homemade. We went on Christmas Eve with family and the menu was perfect; inventive but still authentic and excellent value for money. If you want quality Italian food in Derby then I feel that... More 

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Additional Information about Cucina

Address: 26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
Phone Number: 01332 346796
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
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
Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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