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Mar 21, 2012 06:19 AM

Cucina - new bistro opening soon in 8th Ave Place

I saw the signs yesterday in the new 8th Ave Place building (used to be Penny Lane). It says market & bistro and lists sandwiches, coffee, procuitto, rotisserie, wine and more.
Sounds interesting. According to the 8th Ave concierge they moved the opening date to June.

I am carefully hopeful that this is going to be as amazing as it sounds!

Anybody know more about this?

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    1. re: anonymoose

      fomer location of Penny Lane = Calgary. 8th Ave Place must be the building that went in place of Cowboy's, the original Ceili's, etc about two years ago.

      1. Sounds like they open today. Not sure though since there is nothing official.

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        1. re: josey124

          Yep, they are open. We only picked up some coffee (Phil & Sebastian's!!!). It looks really pretty! I can't wait to try the food.

          They are open at 7am Monday - Saturday if I am not mistaken.

        2. They use Phil and Sebastian for their coffees which is nice so I can buy the whole beans there. The prices seem the same as at their cafes.

          I got a bag and also couldn't resist a pecan tart- it was incredibly delicious. I haven't had any savory food there but the sandwiches look beautiful. The space is pretty, very San Francisco, but it's also pretty small unless I'm not seeing an expanded seating area.

          1. Just wanted to say: this place was amazing. My friend and I had dinner last week and everything was wonderful. Their halibut feature of the night was perfectly cooked (with cornmeal crusted tomato, eggplant, squash puree, fennel-cress salad) and their dessert was the best we'd had in a long time. We shared the lemon "antipasti" and the flourless chocolate cake... blown away. Service was also good and the atmosphere was cozy (it was a Wednesday night so it wasn't crowded). I really hope to return soon!