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Cucina

26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
01332 346796
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Ranked #13 of 410 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $33
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've visited Cucina several time now and it is a wonderful little eatery. The food is excellent, and great value for money. The place generally has a nice atmosphere and very friendly service. There is only one slight negative, whilst I have always been happy with it, my partner finds the menu a little light on choice. Still, Cucina is... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We've been to Cucina 3 times now; twice for dinner and once just for icecream. It's fabulous. The food is always excellent, the menu changes regularly and it's incredible value for money. We've really enjoyed the pork, beef and lamb dishes and there's a good selection of such dishes to try besides the usual lasagne etc. Tiramisu is 'to die... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First impressions are it is very brightly lit and a plane look. After this you will realise it is very typical of a true Italian restaurant. Very good service and great food. The portions aren't massive but the tastes are great. Typical Italian you could have 4 or 5 courses. Overall an excellent experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had a meal here with my wife on Friday. Service was friendly but slow(could only see 3 staff) . Food was just ok. Had the pasta with bacon and the fish parcel. Felt like a generic italian you can find anywhere.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I've visited Cucina again and again over the summer, thanks to the friendly, welcoming staff, the delicious and regularly updated menu and the fantastic beer and wine selection. I'm so pleased to have such a unique restaurant in Derby and would wholeheartedly recommend it to any lovers of Italian food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited Cucina when I was passing through Derby on my way up to Leeds. Was starving and fancied Italian, so based on the reviews thought I'd give this place a go with my 2 friends. Upon arrival we were greeted by a chipper older Italian guy who seated us and was happy to have a laugh with me and my... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Booked a table while staying in Derby , the food was very very tasty tailored to our needs and plenty of it , service was brilliant very quick and very helpful , would highly recommend :-)

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

How accommodating, with my request for a meal for 6 to take home for my Disabled father, the answer was though we don't do take always, for your father in law "Yes" and whatever you need is our priority. Within 15 minutes of arriving with 6 plates from home, 5 steak meals and a chicken wrapped in prosciutto, pan fried... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Accepted my late booking even though I had accidently booked at Cucina Edinburgh by accident online Doh! Everything from start to finish was excellent from the managers attentative service and interest in us and our meal to the superb food which was served in a tinely manner with a friendly cheerful service, which my Wife and I very much appreciate.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I booked this restaurant as it had a high rating on Trip advisor. We arrived at the appointed time. No welcome, no recognition of any booking. We were seated right away. Menus were presented. The waitress was attentive. The menu was basic. This is an Italian restaurant with no olives. Don't ask for them. Garlic bread starter was ok. We... More

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