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Cucina Market Bistro

4.8
4.8
547 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!

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Booked 26 times today

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Breakfast

  • Open Faced Avocado Sandwich$16.50

    country bread, avocado, tomato, bacon, sundried tomato aioli, sunny side eggs

    • Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal$9.00

      sautéed apples, brown sugar, cream

      • Bacon & Eggs$13.50

        two farm fresh eggs, double smoked bacon toast & preserves

        • Wild Bc Mushrooms & Poached Eggs on Toast$16.50

          shallot & white wine cream reduction, black pepper, parmigiano

          • Cucina Omelette$16.50

            Choice of double smoked bacon or sausage heirloom cherry tomatoes, monterey jack. Choice of crispy hash, fruit salad or side greens

            Sides

            • Cucina Toast & Preserve$5.00

              • Spolumbo Chicken & Apple Sausage$6.00

                • Crispy Potato Hash$6.00

                  • Fruit Salad$6.00

                    • Double Smoked Bacon$6.00

                      • House Made Granola$7.00

                        honey yogurt

                        • Half Avocado$6.00

                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                          What 547 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
                          • 4.8Service
                          • 4.6Ambience
                          • 4.6Value

                          NoiseModerate

                          Loved For

                          • Calgary / Southern Alberta

                            Business Meals

                          • Calgary

                            Business Meals

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                          1. JC

                            JimC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Great lunch location. Outstanding food and service.

                          2. A

                            Anonymous

                            Calgary

                            9 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall4food5service5ambience2

                            Lower eating on ambiance as we were seated in the “overflow” area In the building lobby space…not at all the same character and vibe as in the restaurant

                          3. JS

                            JanineS

                            Calgary

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing as always.

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on May 10, 2022

                            Thank you for the review Janine! Glad you always enjoy!

                          4. AR

                            AndrewR

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic lunch venue, great food and excellent service. Would highly recommend

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on May 10, 2022

                            Hi Andrew, Glad you enjoyed, appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to see you soon!

                          5. AR

                            AustenR

                            Calgary

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Awesome food and desserts, good wine selection by the glass, great coffee

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on May 3, 2022

                            Hi Austen, Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

                          6. T

                            Thefairreviewer

                            Calgary

                            10 reviews

                            4.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            Cucina is a great place for lunch downtown. Full stop. Prices are reasonable (whatever that means nowadays), food is very good and the servers actually seemed interested in making the lunch experience good (not just "doing their job"). Highly recommend. I see that they also do breakfast and I'm told it's quite good as well. Might need to try supper there soon too based on the quality of this latest vist!

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on May 3, 2022

                            Thank you for visiting us for lunch, we appreciate it! We would love for you to come try Cucina for breakfast or dinner soon.

                          7. RJ

                            RickJ

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 27, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Always a great place, unfortunate the tables are so close to folks beside you….

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on May 3, 2022

                            Hi Rick, thank you for the feedback - it has been passed along to our front of house team for consideration.

                          8. KR

                            KevinR

                            Edmonton

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 26, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food presentation and flavour was delicious. Service is top notch! A little pricey but great for a business lunch.

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on May 3, 2022

                            Thank you for dining with us recently, we appreciate the feedback.

                          9. DJ

                            DJKing

                            Calgary

                            13 reviews

                            5.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had the burger. Was excellent. And as always the wait staff were superb.

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on May 3, 2022

                            Hello, thanks for the compliment on our burger!

                          10. BY

                            BettyY

                            Calgary

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We had the Braised Beef Rib risotto special. It was very flavourful with just the right amount of cheese so not overly rich and heavy. De-lish! And very attentive and friendly service.

                          11. SS

                            ShaunS

                            Calgary

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great for a quick business lunch, delicious food good service.

                          12. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Saskatoon

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on April 11, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Went for brunch on a weekday - fantastic service, coffees, and food!

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on April 14, 2022

                            Hello, thanks for coming for brunch, we appreciate it!

                          13. PM

                            PeterM

                            Calgary

                            21 reviews

                            4.0

                            21 reviews

                            Dined on April 6, 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            Great cocktails and dinner specials....thank you..

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on April 14, 2022

                            Hi Peter, thank you for the review!

                          14. BF

                            BruceF

                            Calgary

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 6, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                            Waiter provided excellent service. Meal was exceptional.

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on April 14, 2022

                            Hi Bruce, thanks for the review!

                          15. JL

                            JeanL

                            Calgary

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 6, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I love Cucina, and go there usually for the pasta! It’s always delicious and love the ambiance!

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on April 14, 2022

                            Hi Jean, thanks for enjoying our pasta - we hope you'll come back soon!

                          16. EA

                            EAPgirl

                            Calgary

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            I am a Cucina regular but the kitchen has been missing on the quality of its Caesar and other salads for the lunch time menu which have only been average of late. Bring back the Lyonaisse and up the game on other selections for those of us who wish for a greener/lighter option at lunch. Thanks.

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on April 14, 2022

                            Hi EAPgirl - thank you for the constructive feedback and being such a loyal customer. We have passed this along to our culinary team for review and will take these great suggestions into consideration on our next review of our menu. Have a great day!

                          17. l

                            lubel80

                            Calgary

                            19 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            19 reviews

                            Dined on March 31, 2022

                            overall4food5service4ambience3

                            The food was absolutely delicious. I would go back in a heartbeat

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on April 14, 2022

                            Hi there, thank you so much for the review!

                          18. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Awesome food, great value at happy hour with 1/2 price bottles of wine. Excellent service. Ambiance a bit sparse but ok

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on March 29, 2022

                            Thanks for the review!

                          19. M

                            Merebear

                            Calgary

                            51 reviews

                            5.0

                            51 reviews

                            Dined on March 24, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            I am so glad to be back! Service amazing as usual!

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on March 29, 2022

                            Hello there, thanks for the review!

                          20. AR

                            AustenR

                            Calgary

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            Very good food and drinks! Would recommend to anyone

                          21. NH

                            NicoleH

                            Calgary

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 10, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

                          22. BA

                            BryAG

                            Calgary

                            29 reviews

                            5.0

                            29 reviews

                            Dined on March 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Consistent and delicious. Brilliant service, concise menu and has never let me down. Excellent dining; breakfast, lunch or dinner

                          23. JF

                            JenniferF

                            Calgary

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fabulous food, great service. Highly recommended Had the Arctic Char and gnocchi. Perfectly done

                          24. DJ

                            DJKing

                            Calgary

                            14 reviews

                            5.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on March 1, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent as always. Great place for a business lunch or dinner date.

                          25. WF

                            WallyF

                            Calgary

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 28, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic experience and an excellent place to host a client lunch!!

                          26. FL

                            FoodLover

                            Calgary

                            9 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on February 25, 2022

                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                            Went to Cucina for dinner on a Friday night. The place was small but busy. The waiter was very nice and attentive....thank you so much. I ordered the salmon; it was cooked with beans. I was not too impressed......it was only a small portion of Pacific Salmon (farm-raised). Since I am from Vancouver, for $30 - I should be getting Sockey or Coho Salmon. The taste was ok but nothing special.

                            Cucina Market BistroResponded on March 29, 2022

                            Hello, thank you for your time and providing us with your feedback. It’s through channels such as these we are able to improve our guests’ experiences. We appreciate your feedback and will pass it along to our culinary team for review. We look forward to the opportunity to see you again soon!

                          27. PR

                            PeterR

                            Calgary

                            7 reviews

                            4.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            The street level access and small number of seats creates huge overhead costs which are reflective in their prices. $21 for 9 oz. of white wine from Kelowna is excessive. Meatless pasta dishes approach the $30 mark.

                          28. JM

                            JulianaM

                            Calgary

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 17, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I appreciate the anticipated service of what we may want , the recommendations on food and pairing with wine. Attendant service also leaves you be to enjoy your company. Lovely decor and especially can chat and converse without loud music - the art is impressive - real art ! Not prints !

                          29. DJ

                            DJKing

                            Calgary

                            14 reviews

                            5.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent kitchen and great staff. comfortable surroundings. Its a smaller space, but you never feel crowded. Overall a very nice atmosphere

                          30. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Calgary

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Tight between tables. Otherwise fabulous!

                          31. L

                            Laitdepomme

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            incredible chef and attentive friendly service. The food had such complex flavours and was magically deliciously light. highly recommend

                          32. SM

                            ScottM

                            Calgary

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great spot all around; food, service, ambiance, etc. Would highly recommend.

                          33. G

                            Gunner

                            Calgary

                            20 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            20 reviews

                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic dinner - we went for dinner prior to the Flames game and the food was excellent and service top notch. Highly recommend

                          34. C

                            Cath

                            Montreal

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            We had a great overall experience! Food and service were awesome. :)

                          35. RQ

                            RayQ

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 29, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                            The service overall was phenomenal, the waitress was extremely kind, professional, and knowledgeable (French Waitress, unfortunately didn’t get her name).

                          36. KD

                            KellyD

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 19, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing staff, great food, quiet atmosphere, excellent happy hour special.

                          37. G

                            Gail

                            Calgary

                            42 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            42 reviews

                            Dined on January 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Terrific food. Great service!

                          38. KD

                            KirillD

                            Calgary

                            29 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            29 reviews

                            Dined on January 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Superb! Service + Food where else would you go in Calgary for fresh pasta! Great job guys!

                          39. C

                            Charbar

                            Calgary

                            11 reviews

                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on January 12, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Just absolutely delicious. Both our pasta dishes were outstanding. Service is on point. Friendly and attentive. What a great place for a quick lunch.

                          40. R

                            Returningpatron

                            Vancouver

                            19 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            19 reviews

                            Dined on January 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Reliably excellent

                          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 547 OpenTable diners.

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

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                          Booked 26 times today
                          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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