Zucca Trattoria

4.6
248 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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Neighbourhood
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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

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Thu - Fri 5:30PM - 6:15PM

What 248 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Waitress was awesome.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good experience! Good service, pleasant staff, good food choice and quality! This was our first time and we will be going back!

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JG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Consistently Excellent food with very attractive presentation Very good ambiance, not too noisy could hear conversations at our table without difficulty .I definitely recommend this restaurant

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We are always on the lookout for good fish in Toronto restaurants .Not like N Y or Montreal hard to find here,
Fortunately we have Zucca.
Outstanding Mediterranean fish -done simply & deboned if you wish. Local vegatables , great "silver dollar" potatoes. Not cheap but worth it.We have never been disappointed.
Other local choices available - -done simply to get proper taste from them .I don't know about the pastas which look & sound great as they contain garlic & we are allergic.
The ambience is ordinary but service is professional.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in the city. The food is delicious and the staff are delightful. Perfect evening dinner with my family.

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t
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Really great family Italian restaurant with bright young servers and excellent chef. Wow!

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as always! Been going there for years!!

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FD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Comfortable and cozy, we arrived Saturday night for dinner. Seated promptly, but it did take some time to get drinks and the specials. We chose the mixed olives, the daily special salad, the rabbit and sausage "maltagliata", and the fish special. Everything was very good. The fish special was a meaty fish that they had just brought in from Hawaii (kawakawa? sp?), which I thought was tasty, and different from the tilapias and sole that I often see. In a nice touch, the owner stopped by after dinner to inquire about the fish, as it was the first time they had served it.

We were full, and didn't stay for dessert. Dinner for two, with no alcohol, was $130, tax and tip included.

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KM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The presentation and taste of each dish was fantastic. My husband got the split pea soup special and said it was the best he’s ever had. The service was good, and it was a nice place without being pretentious. We will certainly go again.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Besides the fantastic food, the service is always superb! Thank you!!!

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SD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. Best Uptown Italian!

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CV
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were wonderful as always. I always look forward to the little farinata amuse bouche and the focaccia/bread/stick basket. As a vegetarian, I appreciate that there are always a few dishes I can eat. I especially love the Ciriole al Pomodoro Piccante.

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LG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food at Zucca never fails to impress. It was the first time there for my friends, and they loved everything: service, drinks, food, atmosphere. The only aspect that made our evening just short of excellent was that at some point we couldn't hear each other, but it was just that a few of the patrons had strong, loud voices and we do not. Looking forward to go next week again for their truffle menu

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J
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good and the service excellent. They were able to accommodate some dietary needs (lactose intolerance) in adjusting the dish to suit. Food quality is very reliable. Would recommend.

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JE
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Is one of our favourite restaurant we keep coming back. Fish is always excellent. It is a little noicie price for success service is great

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always excellent

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b
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely service and wonderful food.

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L
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was incredible! The pasta and seafood melted in your mouth, Awakening every taste bud.

The bread is served hot and fresh out of the oven!!
(I tend to judge a restaurant based on their bread..... if the bread is to die for...... 99.9 percent the meal will be over the top as well)
We paired our dinner with a reasonably priced wine and shared a dessert that reminded me of being in Italy. (Afogato—gelato with espresso on top)
We were having so much fun that we missed half of our soccer game!
I will definitely recommend Zucca to friends and family.

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
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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ST
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Only comment is that they didn’t have the wine we wanted and the substitute was good but $100.00 more.
I think we should have been told ,

Susan Tallarico

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LS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favorites !

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New York Area
16 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
16 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
40 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
4 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
10 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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