Cucina Market Bistro
Cucina is always a pleasure, good food and atmosphere! Hard to get a table for lunch but worthy.
Hey there! It's our pleasure to have you! Lunch is a busy time for us so we'd recommend making reservations to secure a table for you! We hope we get the pleasure to see you again soon!
Very dear for lunch, however, we did have salmon and Arctic Char. Charging for water???? Waiter was wonderful and we were in a rush and service very fast.
Hey, Rita! Thank you for coming by for lunch. We do charger for water as it's our in house filtered water. We hope we can see you again soon!
Food was good, nothing super fancy but in alignment with the type of establishment that it is. The service was good but a little slower than I would have preferred. They were in no rush to chase us out of the building so a great place to enjoy with family and friends. The portions are decent, the food tastes good, the wine selection is in my opinion good for variety, and you can actually have a conversation.
The reality is that there is nothing that I could really knock Cucina on as it really is a great place to get a really good meal without feeling like you are living in a dungeon or part of some big sporting event. If there were a 1/2 star option I likely would have ticked up to 4.5, 5 needs to be spectacular.
Hey, Peter! Thank you for sending along your detailed feedback. We're glad that you have enjoyed your visits with us and will look to improve the efficiency of our service next time you join us! We hope we are able to host you again sometime soon!
Thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of things our group of 4 ordered ~ every taste brought smiles and happy sounds! Paired with some recommendations from the wine list by our wonderful server, it was fantastic! Next time we are in Calgary we are going back!
Thank you for coming by on your visit to Calgary! We're pleased you enjoyed your time with us! We hope we can see you again soon!
The restaurant was empty, yet by the end of our time there, the only other tables that were seated were the ones surrounding us in the immediate section and the tables are close together. It took away from the ambience and forced us to leave and choose another location for dessert. Something to consider for future?
Hey, Kerry! Thank you for providing us your feedback. We regret if you didn't feel comfortable during your meal with the surrounding guests. We will try next time to ensure you are made to feel welcome! We sincerely hope there will be another occasion to see you again soon!
Always terrific food, great wine, service and ambiance!
Thank you, Brenda! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
I enjoyed the food every time I go there.
I did ask to skip an item in my dish but when it came back, it was there.
I did not wait long for it to be rectified and I liked that.
The server was very good and very serviceable.
I would go again.
Hello, Jacqueline! Thank you for coming by again. We're glad we could fix your dish for you in a jiffy. We look forward to next time!
This was my first time here and I was really pleased with the quality of the food, as well as uniqueness of ingredients (its not often I find a restaurant serving pickerel)! I can't wait to go back and try some of their pasta dishes. Service was excellent.
Thank you for joining us for the first time! We're glad you enjoyed everything, including the Pickerel! We look forward to our next visit.
We showed up late with an extra person and the staff accommodated us immediately, found us an extra chair with no fuss. The cook also adjusted the salt content for one of our party that is on a salt-reduced diet. Good job, great food!!
Thank you for coming in! It's our pleasure to accommodate our guests. We hope we can see you again soon!
Always enjoy Cucina as a breakfast spot to connect with colleagues in the downtown core
Thank you for coming by! As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Always amazing. The food is over the top delicious!!
Awe, shucks! Thanks so much. Let's do it again sometime!
Mushroom toast poached egg! Damn good!
One of our favs too! Thanks for coming by!
Great food. Great service.
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.
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!
Threre are better places around and less crowded in my view
We regret to hear that, friend!
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 :)
Hey, NewbieFoodie! We sure are a busy, bustling bistro! We're so pleased you enjoyed everything and hope we can see you again soon!
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.
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!
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.
Awe, shucks! Thank you for making us a part of your week. We look forward to popping bottles with you soon!
Service is on a slower side but the food is amazing.
Thank you for your feedback, Julia! We will look into this further!
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!
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!
Always great. My go to place in Calgary for breakfast.
Thank you so much, Adam! We always enjoy seeing you over breakfast & a coffee!
Delicious food and fun atmosphere!
Thank you so much, Michelle!
Very nice Italian cuisine in a casual yet upscale atmosphere
Thank you Craig! We're pleased you enjoyed our little Italian bistro :)
Good wild mushrooms and eggs on toast
Thank you very much, Deborah!
Great food and great service.
Thank you, Arlene!
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.
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!
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.
We so look forward to the next visit, Timothy!
The ambiance is great, the people are friendly and efficient and the food is consistently good. Value is excellent
Thank you, Greg! We so appreciate your time and sending in your review! We look forward to seeing you again!
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.
Thanks, Christine! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and we so look forward to seeing you again!
Out of one of the white wines by the glass, with an already short list, didn’t leave a good option.
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!
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.
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!
I highly recommend Cucina. It has amazing food and service!!
Thank you so much!
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.
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!
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!
We look forward to it!
Hidden gem! Usually go for breakfast but the lunch is just as fabulous!
Thank you! We look forward to your next visit!
Catie as always was great. Amazing server
Thank you! We're a big fan of Katie too.
Always an enjoyable experience!! Breakfast lunch or dinner, food and service is exceptional!!!
Thank you so much! You're making us blush ;)
First time at the restaurant met a friend for lunch...service was great very impressed with the menu choices.
Thank you for joining us, Dawn! We look forward to seeing you again!
I love Cucina for lunch. I even naughtily took a Biscotti back to work for me and it was divine!
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!
Cucina is in an excellent location, the overall ambiance and decor is beautiful and the food is AMAZING!
Thank you so much, Lauren! We're so pleased you enjoyed everything!