Cucina Market Bistro

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Located at Eighth Avenue Place in downtown Calgary, Cucina joined the Teatro Group in October 2012. Cucina is one part Italian bistro that serves guests looking for a casual yet intimate dining experience and one part grab & go café for clientele on the move. We proudly showcase local produce and purveyors of artisanal goods, from world class wines to freshly baked bread from our sister bakery Alforno.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
Ambience
4.3
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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Mushroom toast poached egg! Damn good!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded 3 hours ago

One of our favs too! Thanks for coming by!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

CL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A fun place to go for dinner. The food was very good although my wife's main was not hot. I would go back to Cucina.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi there! We regret to hear your wife's dish wasn't hot enough. We hope it was brought to our attention so that could fix that for you!

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CN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Threre are better places around and less crowded in my view

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2019

We regret to hear that, friend!

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NF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place. My only comment would be that we had to wait for a table about 15 mins. But I would definitely recommend the food and the place! Love it :)

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hey, NewbieFoodie! We sure are a busy, bustling bistro! We're so pleased you enjoyed everything and hope we can see you again soon!

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M
Calgary
41 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cucina is my favourite place to lunch downtown. I ALWAYS get the Kale Salad and then something naughty to start. The octopus was delicious, perfectly cooked, not rubbery at all. The team at Cucina is always professional and welcoming. For a business lunch, the service is fast but not rushed.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on September 25, 2019

We always enjoy spending our lunch hour together, Merebear! Thank you for visiting us often and we hope we can see you for a Kale Salad again soon!

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JC
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They always look after us well at Cucina. It is our after work staple- not just the proximity to the office, but the service and half price bottles of wine.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on September 19, 2019

Awe, shucks! Thank you for making us a part of your week. We look forward to popping bottles with you soon!

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J
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Service is on a slower side but the food is amazing.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, Julia! We will look into this further!

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FL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my mom for her Bday and my folks had never eaten there before AND they're hard to please. They loved it and my dad couldn't stop raving about his steak dinner! Great time all around:) Still remains my fav in YYC!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on September 9, 2019

This overjoys us to read, thank you for sending this in! It is always our pleasure to host you and we thank you for sharing us with your loved ones! Happy belated birthday to your mom and we hope to see you all again soon!

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AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. My go to place in Calgary for breakfast.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much, Adam! We always enjoy seeing you over breakfast & a coffee!

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MW
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food and fun atmosphere!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you so much, Michelle!

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CB
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice Italian cuisine in a casual yet upscale atmosphere

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you Craig! We're pleased you enjoyed our little Italian bistro :)

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DT
Manitoba
57 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good wild mushrooms and eggs on toast

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you very much, Deborah!

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AF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you, Arlene!

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SC
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Popped in for lunch. The service was attentive and friendly. We had the daily special pasta and the orcchiette (broccoli, italian sausage, artichoke, herb feta). Both were fantastic. Perfectly cooked pasta, delicious sauces....Should have ordered the full order but it's great they offer smaller portions as an option. I like the vibe there with the white and black colour scheme. Is definitely a repeat.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for popping in! We're so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us and we very much look forward to seeing you again soon!

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TK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great little find. Staff was incredibly friendly and the food was delicious. 1/2 price bottles of wine at happy hour.
We’ll be back.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on July 29, 2019

We so look forward to the next visit, Timothy!

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GF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance is great, the people are friendly and efficient and the food is consistently good. Value is excellent

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you, Greg! We so appreciate your time and sending in your review! We look forward to seeing you again!

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CP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Love this spot! Shared the beef tartar which was delicious! Soup of the day was great and entrees were really on point. Tried a couple of desserts which were both awesome. Nice selection of wines. Loved the ambience, smallish but chic. Great value for the $. Will definitely be back.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thanks, Christine! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and we so look forward to seeing you again!

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JK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Out of one of the white wines by the glass, with an already short list, didn’t leave a good option.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on July 15, 2019

Hey, Jannel. We're sorry to hear we were out of one of our glass pours during your visit. We hope you were able to find something delicious with our 5 other options!

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PB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Early Saturday evening Calgary Stampede weekend so v quiet. Lovely waitress. Friendly and efficient. My duck was disappointing. Couldn’t taste anything of the sour cherry sauce which looked like dark brown congealed gravy. Croquettes were flavoured with cheese mushrooms something which overpowered duck. My opinion only. Husband enjoyed his chicken so balanced out I guess.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hey there! Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback regarding your dinner with us. We sincerely regret to hear you didn't thoroughly enjoy your dinner with us and we hope that we were able to do something for you in the moment. We've passed along your feedback to our culinary team to review and we hope there is an opportunity to see you again soon!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I highly recommend Cucina. It has amazing food and service!!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you so much!

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AM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Came with a girlfriend of mine for a catch up before a show.

Host wasn’t the most warm person I’ve ever encountered. I was a bit annoyed at first as there were three tables available by the front with the windows. I was taken to the back (darker corner), until I asked to be seated at the front. Didn’t seem too pleased about the request. Service was slow to start, no one really cared to assist. After, our server kind of warmed up and she was very approachable and gave great reviews/suggestions for the menu.

Overall, I would return again, the food was delicious. Ambiance and atmosphere great.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on June 21, 2019

Hey, Ashleigh! Thank you for joining us, we regret to hear the service you received did not meet our standards and have passed along your feedback. We hope there is an opportunity to see you again soon!

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CF
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance, excellent food! We were there for an early supper before a movie at The Globe, the service was well paced but not rushed. We’ll be back!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on June 21, 2019

We look forward to it!

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OT
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hidden gem! Usually go for breakfast but the lunch is just as fabulous!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit!

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KH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Catie as always was great. Amazing server

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you! We're a big fan of Katie too.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience!! Breakfast lunch or dinner, food and service is exceptional!!!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you so much! You're making us blush ;)

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DW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at the restaurant met a friend for lunch...service was great very impressed with the menu choices.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for joining us, Dawn! We look forward to seeing you again!

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M
Calgary
41 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love Cucina for lunch. I even naughtily took a Biscotti back to work for me and it was divine!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you for joining us on your lunch break! It's always our pleasure to see you. We hope to see you for another biscotti again soon!

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LA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cucina is in an excellent location, the overall ambiance and decor is beautiful and the food is AMAZING!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you so much, Lauren! We're so pleased you enjoyed everything!

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SJ
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for a drink and catchup. Food is amazing as well.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2019

Thank you so much, Sonu!

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C
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great place for business breakfast meals. A little small but food is very good.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on May 23, 2019

Hey there! Thank you for joining us for your breakfast meeting. We are a bistro so we are small in nature but mighty in flavour!

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love the atmosphere here!
It’s cozy and beautifully presented.
The appies are all great. The tagliatelle, fettuccine and gnocchi are amazing.
The deserts are just the right size for a treat.
We found the staff warm and professional.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on May 21, 2019

This makes us so happy to hear, Janice! Thank you for continuing to join us - we look forward to our next visit!

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BC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the very best food and service here!!! 🌷

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you so much, Brenda 💓💓

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VP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic restaurant. Wide variety of food selection and able to accommodate almost any request.
This is the place to go if you have food sensitivities, so accommodating!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on May 9, 2019

Thank you, Vanessa! We take great care in the preparation of our menu & dishes. We're so pleased you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you again!

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Having previously dined at Cucina years prior, I was excited to return while in town. While the ambience and restaurant itself remained classic and comforting, the service and food just got even better. Started with the beef tartare which was delicate but incredibly flavourful. Finished with the carbonara which was rich and delicious. Our waiter was so patient and incredibly polished, never interrupting our conversation or making us feel like we were rushed (we had a three hour lunch...) the wine list was excellent as well, try the Etude Pinot Noir, you won’t be disappointed. Well done Cucina.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on May 7, 2019

This made us smile ear to ear while reading! Thank you for joining us again and we're pleased you enjoyed everything. We hope we will be able to see you again soon!

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SC
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I keep writing review and I keep going back. I don't know anything new to say except it's great quality food and great atmosphere. It's a downtown fav!

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on May 13, 2019

Awe, shucks! Thank you so much for your patronage. We always love our visits!

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M
Calgary
41 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Met a friend for lunch! Love the menu changes.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for joining us for our new menu! We hope you were able to pick out your new favourites!

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S
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service and food were very good

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on April 22, 2019

This makes us so happy to hear- thank you, Super Dave ;)

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Good food, but have had better quality Gnocchi elsewhere. Found the special of the day seafood pasta a little fishy and bland.

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on April 16, 2019

Hi there, thank you for your feedback! We regret to hear you didn't fully enjoy your meal with us. We hope we were able to remedy this in the moment for you!

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G
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and service was very good. Food choices were excellent .

Cucina Market Bistro
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you, Gunner!

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