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“Oh no, it's closing.....”
Review of Zucca - Bermondsey St. - CLOSED

Zucca - Bermondsey St.
Price range: US$46 - US$59
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Southwark
Transit: London Bridge Tube Station.
Reviewed 16 December 2015

First, the good news - this is a great Italian restaurant (with an English head chef/owner) in an upcoming part of town. The food is excellent, the service attentive and 'simpatico', and the space is well used and nicely decorated. Then the bad news - Zucca is closing next week (23 December 2015 I believe) due to a change of lease. A major loss to the area so go now while you can ! Among the starters the sea bass carpaccio and the frittata stand out, but other options such as the burrata with cavolo nero are also good. The pasta dishes are delicious (ask the waiting staff for suggestions) but so are the sword fish, ox cheek and octopus. To close the dessert menu is short but brilliant including the best pannacotta (accompanied by plums) that I have ever eaten. Outstanding ! The wine list doesn't impress me so much and the restaurant doesn't aspire to fine dining (no tablecloths) but, overall, this is an establishment that will be sorely missed.

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5  Thank adrianloader
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

Arrived with no reservation on Sunday afternoon - no problem - a seat at the bar. The service was very attentive . The menu is short but the quality of the food is excellent. Started with rabbit liver bruschetta - excellent - followed by mixed seafood misto - mouthwatering. It is not particularly cheap but I think it is value for money - the food was exceptional. it is a contemporary styling which adds to the 'cool' ambience of the place - thoroughly recomended !

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Thank jfitsim
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

We've eaten here quite a few times and have always been very satisfied. In fact it's one of our favourite restaurants in London. Hoping that they find new premises and reincarnate somewhere else.

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Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

A pity to think Zucca will be closed by the end of the year.
Exquisite fresh south italian food. a pleasant private room for 10 people.

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

I've eaten here a few times over the years, the food is very simple but very good. Last night 3/12 just didn't seem to flow very well. It took a while to be seated for our booked table, it also took a while to get a drink. The waiting staff had had a bit of friendliness removed and it showed.
The wine list is a monster of Italian classics and unusual varieties, but very little help with the choice ( none at all) and the prices seem to have rocketed since my last visit (18 months ago)
Looking at the previous reviews it looks like lunch is the calmer option where the waiting staff have a bit more time to "humanise" their approach.

Thank Johnchef1
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