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“Classy Zucca!”

Zucca Restaurant & Cafe
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Ranked #419 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: West End
Description: Zucca is an Italian restaurant, located in the west end of Edinburgh's theatre district, is a firm favourite with the pre-theatre crowds, tourists and locals alike, looking for great food without too much fuss and formality. Ideally situated in between the Royal Lyceum, the Usher hall and the Travers theatre, it aims to offer elegant but simple food, using fine Italian and Scottish produce, reflecting both seasonality and the chefs' creativity, maintaining a Mediterranean theme throughout. The food is complimented by an unpretentious selection of good wines, moderately priced; highlighting the best style each Italian region has to offer. The restaurant operates Tuesday-Saturday (bookings strongly advised for theatre times) and is open for Usherhall Sunday and Monday performances. Telephone for details
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Classy Zucca!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

First time here with the lady of the house using a Amazon local voucher and very impressed with Zucca. Nice relaxed welcome with a wee drink outside in the sun! Friendly staff make you feel very welcome and nice touch with the fresh bread rolls and olive oil. The food was excellent quality, well prepared and presented. The wine was also very good at a fair price. Highly recommended and hope to visit again soon!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“We'll be back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Booked at last minute for a pre Paolo Nutini concert at Usher Hall. Really good service with warm welcome. Good menu choice. No Pinot Grigio which was surprising but had a nice Gavi di Gavi instead. Excellent for pre concert meal but ambience not for romantic meal. Will be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Crail, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Excellent pre-theatre meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Situated next to three Edinburgh theatres this restaurant is a good choice for a meal before a show. Prompt, friendly service without feeling hurried. We had starters of liver terrine and a richly flavoured crab tart. Mains of mushroom and seafood pasta were also excellent. The dining room had a lively buzz but not too noisy to inhibit conversation. Good food and service at a reasonable price. No hesitation in recommending it, we will be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Pre theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We went here before a matinee at the Lyceum and found it an excellent choice. They are obviously geared to theatre customers so no fear of missing the start of the show. They have found a very good formula of a small menu, very good prices and excellent service. The staff were friendly and very efficient ; the dishes imaginative and tasty.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A real surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We went there as they take Tastecard. It was next to the Lyceum Theatre and we had seen it when walking around Edinburgh. Very busyl for pre-theatre but go later, after 8pm and you get a real treat.
Staff were so helpful and the menu will please most tastes.
No hurrying by staff and plenty of time to enjoy the lovely food. Restaurant is upstairs and very nicely presented with good size tables. Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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