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Cucina Market Bistro

4.8
4.8
603 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
It is our pleasure to welcome you to Cucina, our kitchen, our cuisine. Our food is based on the philosophy of “less is more”, allowing amazing ingredients to shine through preparations rooted in elegance and simplicity. Dishes are designed to be shared and enjoyed, in the same way we would on a Sunday at home.

A tavola, buon appetito!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (587) 353-6565

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Matthew Batey

  • Catering

    Full service catering available. Please contact Cucina directly for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Cucina can accommodate private parties from 2 to 60 people for seated dining or stand up cocktail events. Please refer to our website to download our Private Events Package, or contact our events coordinator directly.

  • Private party contact

    Diana Ellison: (587) 353-6565

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Cross Street

    Between 4th and 5th Streets SW on 8th Avenue

  • Parking Details

    We will provide a voucher for maximum of 3 hours parking. Parkade access off of 9th Ave SW between 4th & 5th St SW

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 603 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Marty

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good but the service was the best part. Super friendly helpful waiter.
  2. X

    Xavier

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My wife and I were visiting from Ontario and made a lunch reservation at Cucina. Our first impressions were that it was a busy small space, however very aesthetically pleasing. The menu options seemed overpriced, but once we got our food the quality and quantity was more than fair to the prices. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly aswell. We would definitely go back and would recommend making a reservation if you plan on going.
  3. DL

    DominiqueL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly service. I will recommend Cucina
  4. J

    Jade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Garrett was phenomenal. He was very knowledgeable and helpful, as well as kind and entertaining. Will definitely be back because of him as well as the delicious food.
  5. L

    aLocal

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful little bistro in the heart of Calgary. My mates and I enjoy it so much that we have breakfast there every Friday.
  6. N

    Neverhangry

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality, timely service, good for business breakfast
  7. B

    Bruno

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Cucina a number of times and have never been disappointed by the food, service and ambience. Excellent little Bistro!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal & fabulous staff!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Breakfast was wonderful. Love the mushroom toast.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great breakfast spot, food is excellent, but reservation is recommended.
  11. m

    mrsmeredithhoman

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cucina is my favourite downtown lunch spot! We love it and were so happy to be back! Service food and wine excellent as always!
  12. HB

    HenryB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was really good. Will come back for sure!
  13. JT

    JayT

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and wine! Nice spot and need to remember to make a reservation.
  14. AR

    AmandaR

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  15. f

    foodie88

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time at Cucina in many years. Service was great. Food was delicious. The bucatini was unexpected a little spicy. It was delicious spicy. However, if I didn't eat spicy food, it might be a little spicy for some.
  16. MK

    MayaK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great lively but intimate spot! You are in the kitchen so beware if this is not your thing and you want a more quiet dining experience removed from the smells, sights, and sounds of cooking. Food was incredible!

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on November 30, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we are glad that you have enjoyed the food and look forward to hosting you again.

  17. GP

    GlenP

    Calgary

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent risotto. Outstanding service. Always a treat to spend time at Cucina

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on November 30, 2022Hello, Glen We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward serving you again soon.

  18. EB

    ElisabethB

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We had the shell pasta with prosciutto which just good but laughably small! Ridiculous when paying $29 for it
  19. TL

    TLCS

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    I understand reservations and parties etc but we were the only table and my client found it off putting to be told 4x from 11:10am-11:23am that we had to leave for a 11:30 reservation. We were done. Paid. Table cleared and got the hint.
  20. JC

    JacquelineC

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I enjoyed the vibes and the service was friendly.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quick easy lunch meeting location
  22. AT

    AzeriaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were delicious, Garrett was an amazing waiter, and everyone was very friendly. Made our birthday dinner special!

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on November 8, 2022Glad to hear you enjoyed! We hope to see you again soon

  23. KB

    KrysB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food! A Calgary favorite for sure!
  24. d

    dorthdv

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous time celebrating my birthday. Both ambiance and food was fantastic!
  25. SS

    ShannonSeesWorld

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and we had a great time! Would come back.
  26. a

    ammoore9

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best small Italian restaurant downtown
  27. J

    Jyllo

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was excellent, especially the cannelloni! Unfortunately our server was rather rude which ruined our dining experience. When we asked him for assistance, he actually held his finger up to my partner's face and told him to wait. It was shocking to see that service at this level of restaurant.
  28. S

    Sask

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great coffee, great service and good selection.
  29. JC

    JeanC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A little cramped, but food is good as is service. Good place for a business lunch meeting.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was for a first date, and the first time I ever went to Cucina — our server (Garrett) was amazing, charming, and thoughtful. The food was impeccable. The perfect atmosphere! Clean, calm, warm, and classy. Definitely helped elevate the success of my date!! Will definitely come back! That’s for sure.

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on October 20, 2022Glad to hear you enjoyed ! I agree Garrett is amazing, we are happy to have him on our team. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we look forward to hosting you again.

  31. t

    theleer

    Calgary

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A bit too noisy for my hard-of-hearing friend and I, but it was a busy place which is always nice to see. Mushroom bruschetta was delicious, as usual, and our main was good. Salad wasn't what I expected: greens with cauliflower, carrots, pepitas, and more. Vegetables were pickled and this was not mentioned on menu, not my favorite. Wine was delicious, service was friendly, will try pasta next time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best chicken ever ! Great service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and I will be back next time I visit Calgary again.
  34. TT

    TeeToo

    Demoland (US)

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nothing to fault here. Service was friendly without being intrusive and the food was amazing. Fantastic Negronis too!
  35. JG

    JenniferG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An unexpected gem! The food was amazing, presented well and the service was great. Highly recommend.
  36. c

    cwoodeats

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tuna special and wild mushroom soup of the day was just superb. Thank you.
  37. DB

    DougB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. Food was slow coming from the kitchen.
  38. DH

    DaleH

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    the bacon was certainly not as good as has been in the past
  39. n

    nishb

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour 50% off wine was awesome. Great wine selection
  40. JB

    JoanneB

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect little place to catch up with a friend I hadn't seen in years! we could chat without yelling at each other in a delightful little cafe style restaurant it was quite busy but not so loud we couldn't hear- we shared the meat and cheese - perfect choice again! had a couple of glasses of wine and THEN the tiramisu to finish it off - AMAZING

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cucina Market Bistro using the Order Online button. Cucina Market Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (587) 353-6565.

Cucina Market Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cucina Market Bistro

Eighth Avenue Place, 515 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between 4th and 5th Streets SW on 8th Avenue

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We will provide a voucher for maximum of 3 hours parking. Parkade access off of 9th Ave SW between 4th & 5th St SW

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Matthew Batey

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (587) 353-6565

  • Catering

    Full service catering available. Please contact Cucina directly for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Cucina can accommodate private parties from 2 to 60 people for seated dining or stand up cocktail events. Please refer to our website to download our Private Events Package, or contact our events coordinator directly.

  • Private party contact

    Diana Ellison: (587) 353-6565

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