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“Fantastico”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cucina

Cucina
Ranked #4 of 578 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Derby, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Fantastico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited with friends based on trip advisor rating. Small, family run trattoria with friendly service.

Shared a couple of garlic breads and anti pasti platter, lovely, the garlic bread was fresh, hot and overall one of the best we've ever had. Two lasagnes - generous portions, arrabiatta pasta, side salad and belly pork with crispy crackling served on rhubarb with asparagus and rosemary roasted potatoes - all gorgeous and tasty. A bottle of red, 3 bottles of lager and a glass of rose all for £90.

Excellent in every aspect and can't wait for a return visit soon.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

ate here last month, simply fantastic, service was great, very friendly with a lot of character. love the open kitchen, food was amazing, one of the best meals i've had.

  • Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great, comfortable and casual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I've lived in Derby for 12 years and I didn't know about this place until yesterday; It's a great little place with a relaxed cafe atmosphere, but the food is great for an evening out with friends or a casual date. The evening we were there was very busy. Service was still attentive and it's good value. Recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sons 18th”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

There were 4 of us dining for my sons 18th birthday. In the afternoon they rang and checked his age. When we arrived the table was decorated and helium balloon floating above it. The food was gorgeous the service was excellent. Lovely warm friendly atmosphere. A great place to celebrate any occasion. Highly recommended.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were a party of 8. The staff are very friendly, efficient and did their best to make our evening enjoyable ... and the food was good too! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a relaxed evening with traditional Italian cuisine. We all decided we would return.

  • Visited May 2014
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