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CUCINA LAB IS THE NEW HOME FOR CUCINIAMO ITALIANO, WHERE OUR ESTABLISHED CATERING SERVICES AND A NEW RESTAURANT COME TOGETHER.

Welcome to Cucina Lab, your homely corner of Italy in Troy. Our dishes are simple, fresh and seasonal in the true Italian tradition – with a pinch of contemporary combinations to delight further your senses. Whether it’s a quick coffee and pastry or a full Italian feast,we’re sure you’ll love our food and always feel right at home.

Contact Us To Make a Reservation

248.525.9098
info@cucina-lab.com

Location

3960 Crooks Rd
Troy, MI 48084

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Hours

Click to see our Hours of Operation.

Authentic

Our recipes range from the North to the South of the country and have been passed down for generations. We’re making our Italian mammas proud every day.

 

Freshly Prepared

Our dishes are a feast for all the senses as they’re freshly prepared, and cooked to order, right in front of your eyes.

Seasonal

Our ingredients are strictly seasonal and sourced locally where possible. This makes for sustainable cooking as well as ensuring we serve amazingly flavorsome produce at its best.

 

 

Our Menu

We select only the best ingredients and carefully pair them with the finest wines.
There is no set menu.

Elisabetta Balzola

Head Chef

“To me, food is synonymous with love, family, and experience. “

 

In Cucina

 

Born and bred in Turin, in the northern Piedmont region, Elisabetta Balzola comes from a long line of bon vivants with a knack for conviviality. From a very young age she’d be in the kitchen with her mamma preparing meals – and that’s how her passion for cooking was ignited. Moving to Marche first and Sorrento in the South after, expanded her culinary skills and her voracious knowledge of Italian regional cuisine. After moving to Michigan in 2014, Elisabetta decides to share her love of Italian food with her neighbors, quickly turning her foodie credentials into a profession. Her successful catering business Cuciniamo Italiano has been thriving ever since.

Opening her own kitchen in the city is a dream come true. 

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Catering and Delivery

Fresh Italian Delivery – Catering – Personal Chef Service – Cooking Classes
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Testimonials

What People are Saying

Highly Recommended

“We have enjoyed Bitta’s delicious Italian food both at her home in Italy and here in the U.S. It is awesome and I highly recommend it!!”

Beth W.

Speechless

“The food is beautiful to look at and even more wonderful to eat! An absolute 10 out of ten!!”

Elizabeth

The very best lasagna I’ve ever had.

” Authentic Italian cuisine using the finest ingredients, and the best Italian food I’ve had since my childhood when my Italian neighbor would cook his authentic recipes on occasion as a treat for us. Really, truly and highly recommended!!! “

Citius

Truly flawless!! Veramente Bellissimo!

“The food is authentic Italian, exactly what I was looking for the party since all the guests are Italian! I felt very comfortable letting Elizabeth and her staff take charge and do everything while I could enjoy talking with guests.”

Nancy

Hours of Operation

We are closed from Dec. 24th at noon until Jan. 4th to celebrate the holidays with our families and work on new recipes for the new year!

SUN 

Closed 

MON 

Closed 

  TUES

Cooking classes

*Will start in January, unless we have private parties of 10 or more people under request – call for more details*

Lunch Session 11:00am-1:00pm

Dinner Session 6:30-8:30pm

WED

Wine Tastings

*Will start in January, unless we have private parties of 10 or more people under request – call for more details*

Lunch Session 11:00am-1:00pm

Dinner Session 6:30-8:30pm

THURS

Italian Aperitivo 

5:00-7:00pm

Dinner by reservation 

Session 1: 7:00pm-9:00pm

FRI 

Dinner by reservation

Dinner Session 1: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Dinner Session 2: 7:00-9:00pm 

SAT

Dinner by reservation

Dinner Session 1: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Dinner Session 2: 7:00-9:00pm

OPEN LABORATORY

TUES-FRI: 9:30am-11:30am
Open for orders, catering and lunch take out

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Contact Us To Make a Reservation

248.525.9098
info@cucina-lab.com

Location

3960 Crooks Rd
Troy, MI 48084

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