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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.
Italian, Fish, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Yonge & Eglinton
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Eglinton Subway Station
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Zucca Trattoria Ratings and Reviews
First time experience! Will definitely come back. Warm atmosphere.
I love Zucca!! Never disappointed.Food is delicious. Staff is friendly and attentive.
Best fish in town!!!
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....
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.
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.
The food was outstanding and the service just as good. I highly recommend it!
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.
Always a great meal at Zucca. Fantastic pastas, and grilled fish is a specialty.
We love going to Zucca. Great staff and wonderful food.
Amazing food. Authentic italian, well prepared and presented.
One of the absolute best restaurants of the city...consistently exemplary in delivering great food and great service.
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.
Great food, interesting and flavourful combinations. Friendly staff. Extremely knowledgeable host re Italian wine.
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.
Fantastic as always! They are demanding 50 characters of me so I’ll see terrific too!
The food was terrific and the service was fantastic. Definitely coming back!
Food's ok, but service lacking, not very many to choose from the menu, beware what u want, u might find it there.
Both of us order the whole fish dish. They deboned the fish so nicely. It is very tasty! Will definitely visit again.
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.
Overall excellent on all fronts- we are so lucky to have this 2 blocks from home. I would travel some distance for their food
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.
Fantastic whole fish!!! Mushroom fettuccine with ricotta was also outstanding!
I always look forward to dinner at Zucca - the food is delicious and the super friendly/attentive staff make fr a fantastic night out!
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.
Very professional team in kitchen and service discreet and knowledgable. Italian CUISINE as opposed to "Italian food" . Satisfaction guaranteed.
Excellent as always! We stuck to the pastas as our mains this time, and they do not disappoint.
Service is superb and friendly. However the squid ink pasta is very very very salty, like fresh from the ocean water.
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.
Simply one of the best Italian restaurants in the City
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.
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.
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
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.
I found the food very good, but not outstanding. Certainly, for the price paid, there is much better value elsewhere.
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!
Overrated, main dish mediocre and the list of special should be added daily to the menu on a sheet.
Always excellent food and ambience! Highly recommended.
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
As always, the quality of the food did not disappoint. We have our favorite dishes and somehow keep ordering them each visit.
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