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26-28 Green Lane, Derby DE1 1RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
441332346796
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely meal served by attentive and friendly waiters. The food is superb. I really enjoy good Italian food and I wasn't disappointed. The meal was finished with a glass of lemoncello.

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Thank paul4558
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love going here - the food is authentic Italian, delicious and understated. I've also been really impressed by the wine - the house red is inexpensive but a good bottle - you don't need to spend more. If you do, they go up to about £30, and those are really very good. I've never had a bad meal here -... More 

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Thank LittleDave7
UK
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great steak....it felt a little weird ordering a steak in cucina as the pasta and other meat dishes are so good but we had just watched suicide squad and the senior woman eats and drinks red wine in such a oh my god way that so we just had to copy... For starters we shared a caprese and a plate... More 

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Thank jempsUk
Wellington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic authentic home-made Italian food is served here. We all had vegetarian options for mains. My partner's tiramisu was to die for. Drinks very reasonably priced.

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Thank Fiona H
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from family meal at this restaurant. I booked based on reviews I've read, and have to say, everyone was spot on! Lasagna was amazing (but having tried a bit of the beef brisket it was a very close call). Staff were amazing, I'd happily recommend this and will definitely return. Best Italian I've ever had!

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Thank Carla C
Derby, UK
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This felt a very unpretentious, traditional and friendly Italian restaurant. The food was to a high standard and the service was spot on. My steak looked a bit overcooked (I'd asked for rare and it came out looking more medium) however when I tried it it was so tender, tasty and moist that i didn't bother saying anything, and found... More 

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Thank a_lucija
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable evening at Cucina. Lovely food and great service by very friendly staff. Small family run restaurant with a small but perfectly formed menu! No pizza here thank goodness! If you want no nonsense, homemade Italian food at reasonable prices, then you cannot go wrong with Cucina. We will be returning!

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Thank Andylou1966
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited late one Saturday evening for the first time having found it on trip advisor. Not pretentious in the slightest, has a feeling of being abroad in Europe about the restaurant. Menu choice quite limited compared to more chain type restaurants but I would suggest there was something for everyone. I am also more of a fan of restaurants that... More 

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Thank LisaKesterton
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic find - not what you'd expect from its external appearance/location. The food was superb - And I mean TOP NOTCH. It was authentic & had very attentive service, leaving us no doubt that we'll be going back. I'd recommend the Manzo Vino // Italian Beef Brisket... Unbelievably tasty. Keep up the good work, Alberto & co!

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Thank Brad T
Derby
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food we had was lovely, freshly cooked and tasty. My only gripe was that we had to wait about 30 min between starter and main course. It sells itself as an Italian restaurant but the menu is slightly limited with half of that being English meals like steak, brisket and fish. What about Meatballs and tagliatelle? I am not... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$14 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-28 Green Lane, Derby DE1 1RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: 441332346796
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?