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26-28 Green Lane, Derby DE1 1RP, England
+44 1332 346796
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26-28 Green Lane, Derby DE1 1RP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, polite courteous and helpful. Lived up to expectations. Definitely a revisit venue. Good quality well presented food and good valour for money. Enjoyable decor.

Thank Morris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent value, excellent food, excellent service, first time visit won't be the last. Lamb shank as main would recommend to all

Thank austinc871
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good tasty food with herbs to make it interesting. Pity it's in the town centre a ex country pub would be ideal.

Thank stuarthinds1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took 45min to get the first dishes (ham&cheese, nothing to cook) and it wasn't even great. It was average at best and quite expensive for what it was. I wouldn't recommend.

Thank Macha G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always walked past Cucina, but events have led me inside to a surprising contemporary and traditional Italian trattitoria! Move over Pizza Express! As a bit of a foodie, my taste buds know good food. The unique and original decor engaged me immediately, giving me...More

Thank maverickmae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here, the staff were very personable, the food felt homemade and good quality, nothing fancy. The decor is basic as one reviewer mentioned previously but it didn't matter to us. Specials on the board gave a good choice and they ran...More

Thank nov26travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us went for dinner after work on a weekday. The food was good but the only disappointment was that they did not have any panna cotta which was on the menu.!The seafood pasta was really good.

Thank Lyndmar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is just great...Cucina is a hidden gem in Derby. The team there do an amazing job...sometimes a bit lax with attentiveness, but that just adds to the quirkiness. The limoncello aperitif is yum.

Thank Carl W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I really enjoyed our meal at Cucina. The food was excellent, and very good value, and the staff were helpful and friendly. The ambience is rustic and informal. Definitely one to re,ember for the future!

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Excellent food, nice to have an authentic Italian in Derby instead of the usual chain 'restaurants', but service let it down for me. Main guy was great, but waitresses a bit miserable and slow.

Thank Emmab1209
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Nearby Attractions
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.23 km away
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.27 km away
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.27 km away
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Questions & Answers
22 October 2016|
Response from Alberto M |
Yes there is a gluten free choice
22 October 2016|
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Response from Seafarer1966 | Reviewed this property |
This is a nice little family run place and I'm sure they'd sort the gluten free thing out for you. I love it there.
23 August 2016|
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Response from Raachyy |
Hi, no it's not. Premier Inn South is out of the centre, book a taxi and it should only take about 5/10 mins depending on traffic and be about £6/7'ish.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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: +44 1332 346796
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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