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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 days ago via mobile

Found this place on my last visit to derby, and decided to return. When I did I was disappointed to see it was not busy at all, but as my meal went on it did get busier. The food as last time was impeccable. Great...More

Thank Alistair W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb Italian food , friendly owners and all staff aiming to please. we've been with friends and family and menus to suit all ages.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food and highly authentic. The service was a little slow when we visited and the décor is a bit basic (and sadly not in a quirky stylish way) but the important thing is the food. I would recommend eating here if in Derby...More

Thank 53deve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food, atmosphere and people. This is a smart yet unpretentious Italian where I always get a great food in a comfortable environment.

Thank smiffy-1-smiffy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food excellent. Polenta Nachos very nice. Big portions. Lasagne was awesome. Staff very good. For food quality would highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This must be our 6th time at Cucina and once again we were blown away. The wait time is a little longer than most other restaurants but the food is freshly prepared to order and this we much prefer. We had the duck, the porchetta,...More

1  Thank Adam H
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We went last night to celebrate my birthday with friends. I was very pleased with the food, authentic, fresh, served with British expectations in mind, simple but satisfying. I am Italian but lived in the UK for nearly 20 years and this restaurant is a...More

Thank Elisabetta H
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Really friendly and impeccably clean. Our second visit here this year. The staff are exceptionally friendly and attentive. The food was great, possibly the best Italian in Derby. The waiter, possibly the owner of the business, recommended a great starter and main. This place is...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Previous visits had been fantastic, this one not so much which was a shame. Had rung that morning and spoke to the owner to book a table. Upon arriving the owner appeared flummoxed as to a booking having been made though rushed to adapt a...More

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Called in here for a meal while we were staying in Derby for our wedding anniversary. Very friendly staff and lovely food. Would recommend to others.

Thank Neil B
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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
US$15 - US$31
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 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: +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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