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Cucina Market Bistro

4.7
4.7
573 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 43 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 573 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Calgary

    Best Service

  • Calgary

    Notable Wine List

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  1. t

    theleer

    Calgary

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best chicken ever ! Great service.
  3. TT

    TeeToo

    Demoland (US)

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

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

    JenniferG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

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

    CWood

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

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

    DougB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

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

    DaleH

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    the bacon was certainly not as good as has been in the past
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

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

    JoanneB

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 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
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    The food was not great
  11. PD

    PercyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    FDabulous food and good selection of food and drink. Great staff.
  12. KM

    KathyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and portion size was Spectacular. Our server was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. We had an excellent experience
  13. AT

    AdrianT

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous from start to finish. Everything from the food to the service was impeccable
  14. VK

    VanessaK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 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.
  16. SH

    SabrinaHK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 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 9 August 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

  17. C

    Critix8

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

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

    JeffB

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

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

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

  19. G

    Geoff

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 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 27 July 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.

  20. A

    Alii

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 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.
  21. BW

    BrianW

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

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

    Classic

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 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.
  23. BL

    BaccarinL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

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

    Tryingtoavoidcovid

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation: Just delightful!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

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

    MikeyDR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 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 30 May 2022Glad you enjoyed! We look forward to hosting you again.

  27. JC

    JimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

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

    Anonymous

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 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
  29. JS

    JanineS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always.

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

  30. AR

    AndrewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch venue, great food and excellent service. Would highly recommend

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on 10 May 2022Hi Andrew, Glad you enjoyed, appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to see you soon!

  31. AR

    AustenR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and desserts, good wine selection by the glass, great coffee

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on 3 May 2022Hi Austen, Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

  32. T

    Thefairreviewer

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 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 3 May 2022Thank you for visiting us for lunch, we appreciate it! We would love for you to come try Cucina for breakfast or dinner soon.

  33. RJ

    RickJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great place, unfortunate the tables are so close to folks beside you….

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on 3 May 2022Hi Rick, thank you for the feedback - it has been passed along to our front of house team for consideration.

  34. KR

    KevinR

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 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 3 May 2022Thank you for dining with us recently, we appreciate the feedback.

  35. DJ

    DJKing

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the burger. Was excellent. And as always the wait staff were superb.

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on 3 May 2022Hello, thanks for the compliment on our burger!

  36. BY

    BettyY

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 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.
  37. SS

    ShaunS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a quick business lunch, delicious food good service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

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

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

  39. PM

    PeterM

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

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

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

  40. BF

    BruceF

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Waiter provided excellent service. Meal was exceptional.

    Cucina Market BistroResponded on 14 April 2022Hi Bruce, thanks for the review!

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

    • Waiting staff 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 4.7 stars by 573 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 43 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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