Cucina Market Bistro
Great wine list and the food is always great! It’s a great place to grab after work wine and they have an amazing happy hour. One of my favourite spots on Stephen Ave!
Thanks, Jennie! We always enjoy spending Happy Hour with you. Let's pop a bottle together soon!
We had a lovely lunch during the week. As expected, the restaurant was full and buzzing. We both had lunch features - I the risotto and my friend, the pasta. Both were delicious! Our only complaint was that our server sloshed water every time she topped our glasses. There was water on the menus, in our lunches, all over the table.
Hello, Kailey! Thank you for joining us! We're pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. We have passed along your feedback regarding service to our team to follow up on. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Love the food, always so lovely. The service and decor are always on point.
Thank you very much! It's always our pleasure to see you. We hope we can again soon!
A great location, but a pretty pricey breakfast - if you get bacon and eggs, you'll pay extra for hash browns (which are nothing special). Great service, and food comes out fairly quickly. Food quality is very good overall, but again, nothing special (they're just bacon and eggs!) I think some of their other breakfast choices might be a bit more "exotic" (eggs benedict with smoked salmon, for example).
Hey, Len! Thanks for joining us. Our Bacon + Eggs are definitely your traditional breakfast item! If you'd like to try something a little more original to Cucina, come in for our BC Mushrooms + Eggs on Toast or our Smoked Salmon Scramble! We hope we can see you again for breakfast soon!
Love everything about it. A regular go to and always amazing.
Thank you so much!
They recommend sharing dishes which we like as you can try a bit more.
* Bread with chive and parsley butter and carrot hummus: This was delicious. The bread was nice and thick, and crispy.
* Arancini: Quite tasty
Carbonara: Really good, the highlight of our meal.
Duck: Not good at all. We always have duck if it is on the menu at a restaurant and this was really disappointing. We think it may have been the cut of meat though. It was very tough and hard to eat.
We would return and try some different dishes.
Hey, Kate! Thank you for your constructive feedback, we're glad you enjoyed most of your meal but regret to hear that you didn't enjoy the duck as it was intended! We have passed along your feedback to our culinary team to look into. We sincerely hope there will be an opportunity to see you around Cucina again soon!
Duck was very tough and not great. Other food was good. Service wasn’t good, our server got us water and didn’t come back for 20 minutes
Hey, Jenn! Thank you for your feedback regarding the duck, we will pass this along to our culinary team for review. We do regret to hear the service you received did not meet our standards. We will take this opportunity to discus with our team to ensure this does not happen again. We sincerely hope there will be an opportunity for us to see you in 2020!
Really good food, tight seating, service is on the slower side, great if you have time to relax and chat, not great if you are looking for a quicker business lunch.
Hey, Aeryn! Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback. We regret that you feel the service you received wasn't quite efficient enough! We hope we can see you for another lunch in the near future!
Fantastic, as usual!
Thanks, Susan! We always enjoy our visits!
Thank you, Roberto! We hope we can see you for another meal soon!
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!