About Zucca Trattoria

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

Cuisines:
Italian, Fish, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Yonge & Eglinton

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 488-5774

Website:
http://www.zuccatrattoria.com/

Public Transport:
Eglinton Subway Station

Executive Chef:
Andrew Milne-Allan

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Zucca Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighbourhood Gem (27)
Good for a Date (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Authentic (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romance (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Gluten-Free Options (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Pre/post-theatre (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

First time experience! Will definitely come back. Warm atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I love Zucca!! Never disappointed.Food is delicious. Staff is friendly and attentive.
Best fish in town!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best whole fish in the City - grilled to perfection with a pinch of salt and olive oil. Relatively new wait staff a big improvement over past years - love the place but secretly wish for them to occupy a slightly larger space so that they can offer bar service....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had a great time at Zucca. Service was top notch and friendly. Would definitely return.
Food was authentic, cooked perfectly, and delicious.

Corkage program is a nice bonus too.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Consistently sensational, from Blair's warm greeting upon our arrival, through the professional and knowledgable service, to the spectacular food. We usually default to the excellent fish choices however this visit we tried the grilled and sliced steak (Tagliata di Manzo) sitting on a salad with pickled mushrooms, shaved parmigiana reggiano, and a balsamic vinegar drizzle. Tremendous! The highlight of the night was the grilled octopus with a purée of lava beans, roasted fennel & radicchio. This appetizer has been a mainstay of their menu for decades; however this fall's version is my all-time favourite. Will return for it again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service just as good. I highly recommend it!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Right from the bread and straight to the dessert, our meals were absolutely delicious. The bread was warm, with a perfect crust and excellent crumb. It was served with a very fresh, herb flavoured olive oil that had a grassy aroma. Lovely! Typically none of us eat the bread that is served in most restaurants, but all of enjoyed Zucca's bread because it was fantastic. (I will be returning to this restaurant for the bread alone!) The Caciocavallo plate of crostini and cheese was a bit sparse, but the cheese was flavourful and the crostini fresh and crisp. One person at our table ordered the fish of the day and he said it was cooked to perfection. My mushroom ravioli with truffle sauce was out of this world delicious. Another person enjoyed the uniquely flavoured squid ink pasta with octopus. The side dish of perfectly roasted vegetables included brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes and other vegetables (possibly parsnip) was exquisitely flavourful. Everyone enjoyed a taste of the dessert: figs sauteed in wine served with mascarpone cheese which was slightly sweet, and had a delightfully buttery flavour. It was a unique and creamy ending to a fantastic meal.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always a great meal at Zucca. Fantastic pastas, and grilled fish is a specialty.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We love going to Zucca. Great staff and wonderful food.
Always lovely!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food. Authentic italian, well prepared and presented.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

One of the absolute best restaurants of the city...consistently exemplary in delivering great food and great service.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A restaurant that has stood the test of time with fresh, flavourful taste sensations, an attractive Italian wine list and friendly, attentive service.

Speak to Blair, the owner and host, who will make you feel very welcome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always good

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food, interesting and flavourful combinations. Friendly staff. Extremely knowledgeable host re Italian wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I were very disappointed. the whole fish was good but the dinner experience was spoiled because we were continuously and annoyingly rushed throughout our stay. If I want to eat fast then we would have gone to McDonalds. The host was so rude that he asked if we could leave so that he could accommodate "walk ins". Past dinners at Zucca were fine but we were offended by this experience and would never go back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic as always! They are demanding 50 characters of me so I’ll see terrific too!

Tags: Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was terrific and the service was fantastic. Definitely coming back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
Food4
Ambience1
Service2
Value2

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food's ok, but service lacking, not very many to choose from the menu, beware what u want, u might find it there.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Both of us order the whole fish dish. They deboned the fish so nicely. It is very tasty! Will definitely visit again.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Zucca is always a great neighbourhood gem. It is alway great. Food is spectacular and service is top notch. Would always go back again and again. It does not disappoint. Also being Vegan they are very accommodating.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall excellent on all fronts- we are so lucky to have this 2 blocks from home. I would travel some distance for their food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 12, 2017

I went with an long-time friend and we had an exceptionally wonderful meal. The food is delicious, seasonal and "fit for a foodie". I always try either the fish special or the seasonal pasta. The wine menu is extensive. And the service really makes this place special.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fantastic whole fish!!! Mushroom fettuccine with ricotta was also outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 6, 2017

I always look forward to dinner at Zucca - the food is delicious and the super friendly/attentive staff make fr a fantastic night out!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Everything here was delicious! Best pasta in the city! Oh my the pasta! We each ordered a pasta appetizer, and they were both scrumptious! The grilled fish was fresh and simple, and the bones were skillfully removed for us by one of the servers. Our server was knowledgeable and charming - she helped me find a wine I really liked and wrote down the name for me! Great experience.

Quick tip - we were there on a Wednesday night and the place was pretty packed. Make a reservation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very professional team in kitchen and service discreet and knowledgable. Italian CUISINE as opposed to "Italian food" . Satisfaction guaranteed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent as always! We stuck to the pastas as our mains this time, and they do not disappoint.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Service is superb and friendly. However the squid ink pasta is very very very salty, like fresh from the ocean water.

Tags: Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Terrific dinner. Maitre de was a spectacular host. Wine selection superb. We enjoyed ourselves and were accorded the privacy for which the Occassion was intended.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Simply one of the best Italian restaurants in the City

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 15, 2017

When I made the reservation for 2 adults and a baby they really put some thought into where best to seat us; an effort that was much appreciated. The prix fixe was an excellent deal as my pasta and dessert were absolutely delicious. Service as always was polished and discreet. Zucca is one of my favourite places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A gem of a restaurant, always busy you have to make a reservation. Food is amazing , service is fantastic. .can't say enough about how great this restaurant is..loved every minute.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Hidden gem! Wonderful food, knowledgeable and attentive staff...what is not to like? Location is a bit off the beaten path, but easy walking distance from the Eglinton subway station. This restaurant is now on our "must-do-more-often" favourites list.....Mike Green

Food5
Ambience4
Service1
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We asked our server for a wine recommendation from the chef, as I am not familiar with Sardinian wines which were being paired with the Sardinian influenced menu. However our server informed us that the chef was not in; that "only" the sous chef was in on this given night, a Saturday night.
I asked for the sous chef's wine recommendation, but our server informed us, more than once, that she, the sous chef, would not know anything about the wines, and refused to ask her for a recommendation. We were quite surprised!
I then asked if the sommelier was available for a recommendation, but was informed that they were not in either. This was a Saturday night!
Eventually I did a little digging online, and found a perfect pairing myself, but I was prepared to leave as a result of our servers unprofessional and extremely poor behavior.
I would absolutely recommend the sous chef's handling of the menu, ultimately our dinner was quite delicious, but I would not stay if I were being hosted by the same wait staff member again... I would most likely turn around and walk out.... which is a great shame, but wait staff really can make or break a meal.

Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I found the food very good, but not outstanding. Certainly, for the price paid, there is much better value elsewhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We chose this last minute as we didn't want to go downtown. If had been a while since we had been there. We were not disappointed. Our server exceeded our expectations. She was very knowledgeable and guided our choices. The food was nicely presented and full of flavour We would not hesitate to return. A nice neighbourhood go to spot particularly when there are so many choices. Thank you!

Tags: Authentic
Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Overrated, main dish mediocre and the list of special should be added daily to the menu on a sheet.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Always excellent food and ambience! Highly recommended.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 17, 2017

The food at Zucca never disappoints. Pasta appetizer was delicious, fresh whole fish had fantastic texture, cauliflower and pecorino side was scrumptious. Dessert was yummy. Not for the instagram crowd. Plating and presentation takes a back seat to taste and is a bit him drum

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As always, the quality of the food did not disappoint. We have our favorite dishes and somehow keep ordering them each visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic

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