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“Not Sure” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zucca Restaurant & Cafe

Zucca Restaurant & Cafe
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Ranked #448 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: 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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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Not Sure”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went here with my wife on Saturday night at 8 o'clock there were 10 people in and in seemed unlikely there would be many more coming. The food was good and the service excellent but there was no atmosphere at all not even any backround music. I think this is an excellent pre theatre or lunch venue and maybe post theatre.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Victoria123
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Classy Zucca!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John R
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“We'll be back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KeithJay
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Crail, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Excellent pre-theatre meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tyrone321
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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Pre theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 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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