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515 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G1, Canada
+1 587-353-6565
06:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great little place. Very busy at lunch so reservation highly recommended. Excellent pasta and can get half orders which is great as the half order is lots for lunch. The menu had nice choices and the desserts look Devine, we didn't this visit as we were so full after our pasta. Salads, soups all looked great. This little,place... More 

Thank Stamp26
Level Contributor
89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With downturn with the oil and gas industry, you don't see a busier spot then Cucina in downtown Calgary. The food was fantastic and just the right portion. Love the decor and ambiance. I had the porchetta for one meal and lamb chop for the other and shared salad with someone. All were tasty with well-balanced flavors. Easily my favorite... More 

Thank qqsong
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We're eaten at Cucina numerous times, and the food is consistently good. The service has always been hit or miss but after this last visit we won't be back. Made a reservation two weeks in advance for Valentines Day on OpenTable. Cucina called to confirm the reservation the day before and informed me "they were doing 1.5 hour table turns".... More 

Thank CanadaAdamCalgary
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were there twice the last month and both experiences were great. Atmosphere is good, menu selection is good, food was great. You can eat at the bar, in small secluded corners, at small or large tables so most groups can be accomodated.

Thank flameforever
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My husband and I have eaten at Cucina 5 times now over the past couple of years and the food and service have been consistently great! Most recently I had the pickerel and it was cooked to perfection. Love the combination of flavours that they creatively put together. Appreciate the atmosphere - not too stuffy yet not too informal either.... More 

Thank Karen W
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212 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had a couple of Groupons to use so we visited Cucina twice in 2 weeks. Our first visit was less than impressive. The food was decent but not inspiring, and our server was having a very busy night. She was quite abrupt, almost to the point of rudeness. My wife ordered coffee at the end of the meal and... More 

1 Thank donnyawesome
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Was there last night with a groupon on deal. Although they couldn't find our confirmed reservation we were accommodated accordingly. Food is very delicious, was shocked by the small salad for $14!- but it tasted great, I suppose that's what you pay for a gourmet salad. Overall had a good time, managed to save a fair amount of money with... More 

Thank yusufjoseph
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was our first time at Cucina. We found it to be a very cozy little restaurant. Our hostess was Gisa, and she was delightful. She was very knowledgeable and attentive, and had a wonderful sense of humor. I had the Porchetta (fabulous!), my wife had the Pappardelle Alla Bolognese (she is still raving about it!). Our friends had the... More 

Thank dmundrick
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Food was reasonably good. Wine list was good I went using a Groupon. The tiramisu was a great end to the meal.

Thank Kent C
Edmonton, Canada
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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered the tartar and coconut Thai soup to start. Both were amazing and filled with flavors. We anxiously waited for our next course market fish (trout) and gnocchi for 50minutes, but that was okay because it was probably going to be just as amazing if not better than the appetizers. We were wrong. The trout was nice, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 587-353-6565

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?