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Cucina Market Bistro

4.8
4.8
560 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 22 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

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What 560 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Best Service

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Business Meals

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Lunch

  • Calgary

    Best Overall

  • Calgary

    Best Food

  • Calgary

    Best Service

  • Calgary

    Business Meals

  • Calgary

    Lunch

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  1. VK

    VanessaK

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    food took very long and they were out of tuna, catch of the day! But I love Cucina!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous ambiance! I love the vibe of the restaurant. The service is great and the food is delicious. I would definitely come back.
  3. SH

    SabrinaHK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great locations and very friendly staff. We had the gnocchi and manicotti, which were the perfect serving size. I recommend the valpolicella- great wine and great value.

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on August 9, 2022Hi Sabrina, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Both gnocchi & pasta you had are hand rolled here at cucina, glad to hear putting in the extra time and attention is showing in the quality. We hope to see you again soon! -cucina

  4. C

    Critix8

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Over rated, better Italian restaurants in the city for the price.
  5. JB

    JeffB

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service with a smile. Always so helpful

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review us! Glad you enjoy :)

  6. G

    Geoff

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite downtown restaurants for a couple of years, they have consistently excellent food and service. Also they do not close between lunch and dinner so very flexible dining schedule. They have a great wine list and offer 1/2 price bottles at happy hour. They have recently taken on a new chef and my first experience with him was outstanding. Serving staff are top notch!

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very proud of our new Chef, and are fortunate to have such an amazing team at Cucina. Happy it shows in your experience with us.

  7. A

    Alii

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Tried octopus, tartar, risotto of the day was amazing and of course we had to try the tiramsu We will be back again in the near future.
  8. BW

    BrianW

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Good coffee and a convenient location for a business breakfast
  9. C

    Classic

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Lunch with my (adult) daughter; the room itself is quite nice (patio, too) - but the high top tables and bench over to the far side feel like they are an 'add-on' - not really part of the restaurant. Also, when seating us, the hostess sat another table immediately beside us on the bench, when there were 3 or 4 other open tables along there. Given the open nature of the bench, leaving an empty table between us (even if they get filled later) seems like an easy win (not a huge issue, but as a restaurant vet, I would have taught my hosts that). Lunch was good - I generally love their simple and beautifully prepared menu, but the mussels this time seemed overly salty, and the broth didn't have the usual edge of the wine I have come to expect. As well, it looks like they have moved to a croustini style bread with the mussels, rather than a baguette. Personally, I preferred the baguette to sop up the broth, but not a huge deal. Our server was attentive and friendly - appreciated her, for sure.
  10. BL

    BaccarinL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No comment, good adress to eat italian food. Cannoli are amazing..!!
  11. T

    Tryingtoavoidcovid

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation: Just delightful!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice room and excellent staff
  13. MD

    MikeyDR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food here is fantastic - we stated w/ the Kale salad and Octopus, which was fresh and zesty. Gnocchi is a must try, you won't be disappointed!

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on May 30, 2022Glad you enjoyed! We look forward to hosting you again.

  14. JC

    JimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great lunch location. Outstanding food and service.
  15. A

    Anonymous

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    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
  16. JS

    JanineS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always.

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on May 10, 2022Thank you for the review Janine! Glad you always enjoy!

  17. 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, 2022Hi Andrew, Glad you enjoyed, appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to see you soon!

  18. 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, 2022Hi Austen, Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

  19. T

    Thefairreviewer

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 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, 2022Thank you for visiting us for lunch, we appreciate it! We would love for you to come try Cucina for breakfast or dinner soon.

  20. 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, 2022Hi Rick, thank you for the feedback - it has been passed along to our front of house team for consideration.

  21. 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, 2022Thank you for dining with us recently, we appreciate the feedback.

  22. DJ

    DJKing

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 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, 2022Hello, thanks for the compliment on our burger!

  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on a weekday - fantastic service, coffees, and food!

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on April 14, 2022Hello, thanks for coming for brunch, we appreciate it!

  26. PM

    PeterM

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great cocktails and dinner specials....thank you..

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on April 14, 2022Hi Peter, thank you for the review!

  27. 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, 2022Hi Bruce, thanks for the review!

  28. 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, 2022Hi Jean, thanks for enjoying our pasta - we hope you'll come back soon!

  29. 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, 2022Hi 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!

  30. 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, 2022Hi there, thank you so much for the review!

  31. 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, 2022Thanks for the review!

  32. 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, 2022Hello there, thanks for the review!

  33. AR

    AustenR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good food and drinks! Would recommend to anyone
  34. NH

    NicoleH

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. W

    Wallyf

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience and an excellent place to host a client lunch!!
  39. 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, 2022Hello, 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!

  40. 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.

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 560 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 22 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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