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Cucina Di Zucchero - CLOSED

721 Santa Fe Ave,, Vista, CA
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
14 Mar 2015
“this place is no longer in bussiness”
5 Aug 2014
“Beware "Chef Emilio" is GONE”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
721 Santa Fe Ave,, Vista, CA
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

This started out a good place, but when their chef left they could not stay open, Always sorry to see a local place not make it,

Thank Dara M
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I have to agree with Beware What You Order! The food use to be great but now that "Chef Emilio" left..the food is horrible and my wine tasted like it was watered down!!!! What a difference. We miss you "Chef Emilio"

Thank VistaJW
Reviewed 21 June 2014

All started out well enough, with delicious garlic rolls and an appetizer of sauteed squid prepared like a cioppino (and large enough for three to share). The entrees we ordered were another story. The scallops I ordered were by far the worst scallops I have...More

2  Thank Polli
Reviewed 14 May 2014

My friend Ciro has invited us twice to Cucina Di Zucchero and each time we leave with gusto satisfaction.

Thank JonLe
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We had out of town company and decided to have italian food. They took my reservation for a booth which was ready when we arrived. The menu had so many wonderful dishes to choose from. Our waiter eas friendly and funny. We took his recommendation...More

Thank Joannrose
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Eight of us had dinner here the night before our Oceanside 70.3 triathlon - a final pre-race carbo-loading. We were seated in a quiet part of the restaurant and received a lot of friendly attention from the waiter. He made some helpful suggestions and created...More

Thank rgs2000
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Cucina Di Zucchero pretty much as reviewer TRAVELERPAPA described. The food is good, prices fairly reasonable and the waitstaff is efficient and friendly. Some folks might say that the menu isn't traditional Italian but you have to keep in mind that food preparation in Italy...More

Thank Ammochief
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We chose Cucina Darli Zucchero because it was the top-rated Italian restaurant in Vista. When we drove up, we wondered, "how could this be so good?" It is situated between a Firestone repair shop and and office which is for rent, just down from McDonalds....More

Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have been here twice now. I am already trying to figure out how soon I can get back. The attention you receive is wonderful and the chats with the chef make the experience very enjoyable. Will be back many times. Next...More

1  Thank criddles66
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We were in Oceanside on vacation and found this restaurant on Restaurant.com. What a find! We did drive past it a few times before we located the restaurant but I am glad we did. First of all, for some reason we thought it was a...More

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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Santa Fe Ave,, Vista, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
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