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26/28 Green Lane, Derby DE11RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in my own and was first in the restaurant, Alberto, (the owner?) made me feel at home and was quite funny. The food was really good; fresh and well seasoned. Portions were spot on and were complemented by a good selection of beers. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Matthew M
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I am honest I was worried when I walked through Derby town centre on a Saturday night to the restaurant due to its location. When I approached the restaurant the outside and inside did not have the kind of look or atmosphere I was expecting. It is not a place you need to get dressed up for if you... More 

Thank Jane R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited Cucina 10 + times over the last few years, and I have thoroughly enjoyed each visit. On each occasion the food has been excellent, the service warm, attentive and friendly and the atmosphere very pleasant and relaxed. For me Cucina is the finest Italian restaurant in the region, serving fresh, authentic Italian food in a lovely, relaxed environment.... More 

Thank Ashley N
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I visited this lovely place on the 1/07/16. Fantastic meal and brilliant service from start to finish. Food and wine, beautiful, salad and vegetable amazing. The chips were cooked to perfection. The lamb was succulent and tasty. The chicken was cooked very well. The whole service was amazing.Even though there was no background music the ambiance was... More 

Thank mjfc926
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this restaurant. The service is always good and the food very tasty. However, having eaten there recently I would say maybe the menu needs a bit of revamp. It seems to have been the same for quite some time and the Specials board was exactly the same as when we visited approx. 8 weeks before but this could... More 

Thank Ruby98
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect food service wine and Bill. Fantastically loved food which Italian cuisine needs. The best value for money and the place was packed out. And people waiting at the door

Thank Abbie S
Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely restaurant serves great food , reasonably priced and has a lovely set of friendly helpful staff who can't do enough to please. Have been several times with friends and we always enjoy it.

Thank Gail L
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Cucina in Derby the food is amazing in this restaurant, absolutely no complaints...the service was completely bizarre. We arrived and the waiter couldn't find our reservation and had to ask us three times to confirm our name, time and date of reservation. It took a long time to be served at our table despite... More 

Thank Derbycritic
London, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with a colleague before the train home and had a warm welcome and very good food . To save time we ordered off the special board which was steak in balsamic with rocket salad and fries and veg to share , steak was cooked perfectly as were the vegetables along with a nice bottle of Chianti from the... More 

Thank charly20071
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I don't normally bother with Trip advisor but I felt compelled to leave this review. With working in the catering industry, I know how annoying a 845 walk-in on a Saturday night can be. However, there was no fuss, no issues. We were promptly seated in a restaurant full of people enjoying themselves by a friendly, professional gentleman. He was... More 

Thank AngryChef81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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: 441332346796
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?