Zucca Trattoria

4.7
229 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Centrally located in the heart of midtown Toronto, just steps from Eglinton subway station, this acclaimed trattoria just keeps on getting better. The contemporary Italian cuisine is based on the finest raw materials simply prepared. Come for the fresh seafood, the handmade pasta or choose from the extensive list of Italian wines. The room is intimate, the service warm and elegant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Fish, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(416) 488-5774
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Andrew Milne-Allan
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Cross Street
Yonge & Eglinton
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Public Transit
Eglinton Subway Station
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 229 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.3
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4.2
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

I felt the meal I received was average and I could have done it at home. Sadly the amount I paid was not matching the meal nor the plating. I was expecting more of a fine dinning plate.

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LS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favorites !

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every Friday is as Fantastic as the next!! The good is superb!!

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m
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It never disappoints! One of the best restaurants for great fish and pasta in Toronto. Friendly and elegant. Pretension be damned!

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m
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dining and wining. Good suggestions from staff and an excellent special occasion. Casual and elegant at the same time. Thanks for yet another wonderful evening!

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GD
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We conveyed to our waitress that we needed to have a quick meal due to a concert and the food showed up just as we required it to be. The salad caprese was outstanding - the tomoatoes and burrata were out of this world. We enjoyed our branzino very much. Sauces and oils are delicious. We enjoyed an outstanding Italian white wine - the Gavi - and there were other excellent choices if we had wanted a different wine. Prices are reasonable and the service by each one of the staff was impeccable. I have put Zucca Trattoria on my favourite list and we plan to be back soon.

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FG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant has been in existence for many years in a neighbourhood where people have high expectations. Go visit and you will see why. Normally, I go there with family but this time, it was the perfect place to take business colleagues. The food is absolutely dependable - delicious, creative, with appealing presentation. Blair, the host, is very welcoming...

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as usual! The service is over the top!! I hope these servers great a huge raise in their salaries because without them it wouldn’t be the same!!! Thank you!!!!

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DW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The waitress we had was Olga and she was wonderful. Very knowledgeable in the food and the wine.
The appetizers came out quick but it took over an hour to receive our entrees and they weren’t anything special. We would appreciate the wait if the restaurant was busy but there were only 3 tables including ours. Not even a 1/3 of the restaurant was full.
We were there for our 5 year wedding anniversary and weren’t amazed which sucks because we were going off of the high reviews this place got. The food was ok but was recommended a great wine by Olga.

After vocalizing our displeasure they did comp our meal which was unexpected and much appreciated.

Overall, we may go back in the future.

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J
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Zucca is one of the best restaurants in Toronto. It is where we bring friends who visit and we are never let down. The pastas are too die for! The whole fish is terrific! All around a wonderful experience!

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FM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

The food was excellent and so was the service, although a little slow. Our biggest problem was the noise level - very hard to have a conversation. I did say I would recommend the restaurant to friends but I would certainly warn them that the noise level is VERY high.

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MA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants in Toronto, and we have been to many. Not fancy, but creative Italian cuisine.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always so great here! Close to home. Definitely one of my favourite places in the city for fish. The service is always great and my husband and I love ducking out for an impromptu date night here.

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PW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for dinner with another couple..last minute and we were very happy The service was excellent and the food outstanding

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was our first time dining here and I can’t believe I had never been there before. Food was amazing and Olga our waitress was exceptional, attentive and made us feel very welcome. I highly recommend Zucca and I can’t wait to go back!

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s
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the food both in its presentation and flavours. Blair is very welcoming and was very knowledgeable about his wines.

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E
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious. Always consistently great!! Friendly staff. Thank you Zucca

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G
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Overall very good with excellent service. All three courses very good but pasta entree not as hot as I like it to be (why do I never remember to tell server how important this is to me?) Tables so close I could almost follow conversation of party next to me. Still, overall I enjoyed it.

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S
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service. Home made pasta was amazing.

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Consistently great service and food. Only wish it was cliser to where we luve so we could frequent more often

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f
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the authenticity of this place and the care they take in their food preparation and presentation. I came back especially for the branzino which is beautiful grilled and simply served with excellent olive oil and fleur de sel. Perfect! The veggies were also excellent and the prosecco they serve is one of the nicest I've had. Warm and knowledgeable service, a very personable owner. A lovely spot that I will gladly return to.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zucca, me, my wife and our friends have dined with you on numerous occasions and each one is a memorable dining experience. The service is excellent and food is fantastic. Thank you again and you will certainly see us back again and again. Thanks again! Mike

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LS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great!

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed!!

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T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food is average nothing original or exciting. Had squid ink pasta and there was no ink in sauce....which would have made dish excellent I think

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed!

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D
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has become my favourite go to neighborhood restaurant. Been there 3 times this year and it gets better every time. Delicious and great service.

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J
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent, we were four and two ordered a pasta ragu and two ordered the branzino.
Both dishes were terrific. Must confess I thought they said the sides were included with the branzino and ordered 3 of them, all superb but got a little pricey!

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic meal and evening thanks to Zucca. Really can't say enough about the authentic Italian cuisine comprised of only the best fresh ingredients. There is also a great selection of wine and the service was beyond expectation.. Highly recommended

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F
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meet the new team, just like the old team! Consistent high quality.

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great wines. Great service!

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EV
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our second time here..and we were not disappointed! The fish here is outstanding..and the service seemless.

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SL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

ZuccA is always a great go to place for terrific food and great service.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We were a party of 6. Had a great evening all around. Excellent service and food. My trout was beautifully done. A bit on the noisy side, but great atmosphere.

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F
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The appetizer for shooter was pretty good, but the main course of squid ink pasta and fruit de mare was very mediocre food, and pretty well tasteless

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JE
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fish is always excellent. Very good service will always come back

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MB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a fantastic experience here. Everyone was awesome and accommodating and food was fabulous.
8 of us really really enjoyed and each person said they would come back.

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j
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Wonderful dining experience! Great service and well spaced out dinner.

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MS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

To be honest, although the food was tasty, the fact that the fish fillet was less than three ounces and $32 was ludicrous.

Service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Ambiance: 4/5 its a nice and cozy restaurant with good decor and dim lighting.

Food: 3/5 its decent, but it didn’t blow me away- especially for those prices. Came in expecting much more depth in flavour, and unfortunately was not impressed.

Value: 3/5 High quality ingredients with poor execution leaving you wanting more. The prosciutto entree was the best dish, and the tagliatelle was fresh but the sauce lacked something. The steak was just steak, on a bed of greens, cooked well but again lacking something.

Service: 4/5 Service was ok, noticeable lulls between table clearing and drink refilling when the restaurant wasn’t that busy, but they were friendly.

Overall wouldn’t really visit again for the price.

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