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26-28 Green Lane, Derby DE1 1RP, England (Formerly Cafe Cucina Restaurant)
+44 1332 346796
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're about in Derby looking for fantastic food, good service, brilliant wine, large selection of international beers, comfortable querky surroundings then this is the place. Fillet steak cooked perfectly, starters were amazing this rates in the top 5 eateries we have been to in Derby.

Thank Lee B
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there as a couple and the food was wonderful. A great authentic Italian food place with great service and delicious food. The prices were reasonable as well.

Thank Sherlyn L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here while staying away in Derby last night off the back of the reviews in here, and I'm very glad I did. Food was incredible from start to finish. The waiter was a great chatty guy who floated around making sure everyone was happy. Would definitely come back.

Thank Alistair W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time here first time was a year ago and wow did not disappoint in any way this time .......food amazing staff attentive this really is a great place .........well done .........

Thank Geoff T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here tonight. The sea bass special was really good. Authentic Italian hospitality with limoncello to finish

Thank Emma H
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We have been here 5 times.Both at dinner time and night.Food is always great the staff are very welcoming and efficient especially the owner highly recommend

Thank Melvyn O
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Really didn't expect it at all. It's tucked away down a side street - thought we'd try it because of the reviews on here - and weren't disappointed. We wandered in on a Saturday night and the place was full, but they fitted us in after only five or ten minutes when a couple left, during which time we had... More 

Thank HawkerFamily
Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great little place somewhat off the beaten track but very worthwhile. Amazing food and large selection of wines and spirits all served by very professional but friendly staff. Go, you won't regret it

Thank bigkev959
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Had our second visit here and the food was fantastic again! For starters we had lamb meatballs with chilli and lemongrass, so much flavour, and venison ragu which was also so tasty. For main course we had lasagne and the chuck beef. The food is so fresh and full of flavour and the staff are very friendly and attentive. Can't... More 

Thank mazdalina
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple of times and found it the same on both occasions. It has a warm, buzzy atmosphere serving good tasty food with friendly, helpful staff. A super place eat that we shall be visiting again!

Thank travellers31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?