Cucina Market Bistro
Located at Eighth Avenue Place in downtown Calgary, Cucina joined the Teatro Group in October 2012. Cucina is one part Italian bistro that serves guests looking for a casual yet intimate dining experience and one part grab & go café for clientele on the move. We proudly showcase local produce and purveyors of artisanal goods, from world class wines to freshly baked bread from our sister bakery Alforno.
We are looking forward to seeing you again! Your next visit may be a little different as we will be following all government recommended precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and valued guests. We are looking forward to getting back in the building to make your favorite coffee, breakfast, and lunch. The wine is chilled and ready to be enjoyed!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Berloni family recipe
hand chopped, grainy mustard, egg yolk, chips
toasted almonds, pumpkin seeds, roasted squash sun-dried cranberries, honey dijon vinaigrette
Highly recommend Cuccina, food and service was excellent!
Amazing everything! Food is always delicious and service is best in Calgary!
I cannot wait to go back and try other dishes from the menu! Did not disappoint! Thank you!
Great spot for lunch - great service, great atmosphere, and quiet!
Good food as well as great food. Always happy to go back.
An excellent dining experience. Staff knowledgeable, prompt and friendly.
Hello, Thanks for the feedback and visiting us last week!
Fantastic brunch. Mushroom eggs on toast was a treat!
Hello, We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Mushrooms on Toast! We looks forward to having you dine with us again.
Was real good. Biggest omelette I’ve ever seen.
Hi Ryan, Glad you enjoyed your omelette with us! We look forward to having you back.
The usual impeccable service, food and style.
Hello, thanks so much for the support and feedback!
Amazingly good food and service. I always recommend this place to co-workers that want a healthy meal & a positive experience.
Hello Monster Slayer, Thanks for the feedback and really appreciate you recommending us to co-workers!
Loved everything about this place, service, atmosphere and food. Cocktails were too strong, we ordered the margarita for my fiancee and it was overpoured... I'm a tequila drinker and it was even strong for me. The only one detail I didn't like was the cold blast of air every time someone opened the front door. We had to put on our jackets while dining because the air was coming in straight to our table. Food was amazing, service too. My gf loved it and we couldn't have dessert because we were full with the delicious soup, octopus and chorizo appy and mains.
Hello Rodrigo, thank you for joining us on the weekend. We are sorry about the cold, and the too strong tequila drinks. We appreciate the awesome feedback though about our food and service. We hope we can have you for dessert sometime soon!
The Tiramisu and Bon Bons are best! The sweet potato soup is creamy and tasty. Octopus is ok. The market fish is fresh, but the beef tenderloin is not good as we expected. Will come back to try the pasta!
Hello Violet, thank you for visiting us this past week and providing this helpful feedback. We look forward to seeing you again for pasta :)
We went with family for Valentines Day , the food was amazing and service Nmb1 , Will be back in future ( Fresh tuna to start and duck Brest amazing)
Hello Kris, Thanks for spending Valentine's with us and your family. See you soon!
Went for Valentine’s Day, service was amazing and food was incredible! Staff were very observant when drinks needed to be refilled are were very welcoming and friendly. I would definitely recommend
Hello, Thanks for spending Love Day with us and for the compliments. We really appreciate it!
Great food and exceptional service. Definitely recommend for an intimate date night or classy get-together with friends
Hello Jasmine, thank you for this feedback. We hope we get to see you again soon!
Great meal & service but the ambiance could be better. It could of been due to Covid that the table was in a bit of an awkward spot.
We really enjoyed the food from the appetizer, main meals & the tiramisu.
Hello Wendy, thanks for joining us recently. We have lost spacing due to protocols and have had to make other dining spots work and our seating arrangements are a bit different than usual. One day, we hope you can enjoy us when our floor plan can be back to normal!
Our food was delicious and our server was very pleasant and efficient. We dined here on one of Calgary's ultra cold days. Cucina offers complimentary parking, right in building, which was a lovely perk on a bitter day.
Hi Janet, thanks for visiting us last week and for the feedback. It has been very cold out and the parking in the building is very helpful, we re glad you got to take advantage of that. We hope we get to see you again!
Always excellent food and all the servers and staff are so lovely
Hello Nat, thanks for the feedback, we hope to get to see you again soon!
Very friendly staff and the food was very good. A little bit expensive, but it worth it.
Hello Sarandi, thanks for dining with us!
Very professional n friendly service. The very comfortable feeling that we are being taking care of when we needed while the servers are not right to your face at all.
Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing such great feedback. We hope you can dine with us again soon!
Always the best!!!! Love it here.- perfect every time ♥️
Hi Robyn - thank you for the feedback, have a great day!
Food was delicious and we quite enjoyed our lunch. We don't get downtown very often anymore and eating at Cucina was a big treat!
Hi Janet, Thanks for coming by for lunch last week! We hope to see you again soon.
Still the best service in the city. Year after year, Cucina is my benchmark for a restaurant in Calgary, mostly because the service is second to none and the food is also very good
Hi there! Thanks for this great review and feedback, and for visiting us so much! We appreciate it.
The food was excellent and the staff were very courteous as well. I will definitely be coming back again!
Hello Tayler. Thanks for joining us and for the great review. We look forward to having you next time!
Cucina Market and Bistro was a wonderful dining experience for my guest and me. Attractive interior, furniture and ambience - it felt like a cafe in Provence. The food and wine were delicious. The waitress was polite, friendly and attentive. All-in-all, everything you want in a small restaurant. I will be a return guest.
Hello! Thanks for your feedback and we are very happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We can't wait to see you again soon. Stay Safe!
Fantastic food and great service. Each of us had a different dish and all were fantastic!
Thank you for visiting, Tara! We're pleased you enjoyed everything.
Perfect setting dt Calgary. Sat outside on the street which was great. Food was very good except the calimari. Service was excellent and timing of food delivery was outstanding.
Hey there! Thank you for coming in. We appreciate your feedback around the calamari and will pass it along to our culinary team for review. We hope we will be able to see you again soon!
Great to see Cucina open again. Excellent flavour and presentation of meal.
Thank you, Glen!
Le plat était extrêmement salé
Hello, Blossom! Thank you for your feedback regarding your dish. We hope we were able to do something at the time for you! We hope there will be an opportunity to see you again!
An all around delightful lunch!
Food was great, service was excellent and things felt very safe as the patrons were well spaced out. We look forward to lunching at Cucina again, the next time we are downtown.
Thank you for coming in for lunch, Janet! Your safety is our top priority so we are happy to hear you felt safe while dining with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
A lovely, shaded sidewalk patio table! the food was very good,service was outstanding.
Thank you for coming by to enjoy the patio! We hope we can see you again soon!
The food was so delicious, our server provided great recommendations!
That's great to hear, Pam! We look forward to seeing you again!
Wonderful eatery, food was so yummy! Wanted to share a salad to start and server kindly offered to have the kitchen send it out on 2 plates. Love when they offer that option! My husband had the pappardelle and contemplated licking his plate, the sauce was so tasty!! Thanks, we will be back!
Hey, there! Thank you for coming in to join us! We are so pleased you enjoyed it (p.s- we wouldn't have judged you if licked your plate). We sincerely hope we get the opportunity to see you again soon!
Our experience was wonderful! Diana was the perfect hostess and made us feel so welcome and comfortable. Loved the Salmon and the house salad and great Poggio Ai Grilli Reserva Chianti to share. We will return soon!!!
Thank you for coming in to join us, Bonnie! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with Diana- we think she's pretty great too. We look forward to seeing you again!
Loved the restaurant ambiance and friendly employees! The best risotto balls we've ever tasted! The lower score is due to the poor presentation and chewy texture of the calamari, which was very disappointing, in fact more what one would expect at a pub. Hope this dish will be removed from the menu.
Hey there! Thank you for your joining us, we're glad you enjoyed the arancini! We appreciate you passing along your feedback regarding the calamari. We have passed this along to our culinary team for review!
This was our first meal in a restaurant since before the pandemic lock downs started and we really enjoyed the good food and service. Cucina was being very careful in seating dine-in patrons an appropriate distance apart, and I could see our server frequently using hand sanitizer. We felt safe and the food was delicious!
Hey, Janet! Thank you for joining us for your first dinner out! We're pleased you felt safe while dining with us, and that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Very quiet just opened again. Service and food were excellent. Weekly visit.
Thank you for joining us! We look forward to the next weekly visit!
Excellent food - really authentic taste to the italian dishes. Service was excellent and not intrusive, as the meeting was business related, that was very much appreciated. Noise level was noticeable, but easily able to have a good conversation at our table with normal volume, certainly not shouting at each other to be heard.
Thank you for joining us for your business meal! We are so pleased you enjoyed yourself. Come by again soon!
Love Cucina. Small Bistro feel, in a perfect location, food is always delightful and the staff wonderfull.
This makes us smile ear to ear! Thanks, Daniel. We look forward to sharing a drink and snack with you soon!
I’ve always had a good experience at Cucina and all of Teatro’s restaurants. They take food allergies very seriously and are very attentive to guests. Food is always amazing and it keeps me coming back for more time after time.
Hello there! Thank you for your kind words! We are always happy to accommodate our guests in any ways we can. We sincerely hope we get to see you again soon!
Cucina Market Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (587) 353-6565.
Cucina Market Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 469 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.