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Zucca

West EndItalian
Excellent
5.4/6
56 Reviews

About Zucca

Nestled right in the heart of Edinburgh’s theatre district, Zucca provides a refined Italian dining experience, perfect for a pre-theatre meal and attracting both tourists and locals alike to its location on Grindlay Street in the West End. With its menu of regional Italian cuisine and an extensive wine list, Zucca is a popular choice for lunch and dinner. To guarantee a table, making a reservation in advance is recommended.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed

Address

Zucca
15-17 Grindlay Street, West End
Edinburgh EH3 9AX

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Bruschetta

Toasted garlic bread, tomatoes, basil and olive oil

Scottish Smoked Mackerel

Beetroot and potato salad, horseradish mayonnaise

Carpaccio of Scotch Beef

Truffle oil, rocket leaves, parmesan shavings
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Mains

Fresh Potato Gnocchi

braised duck, root vegetables and pistachios

Seafood Fettuccine Pasta

Fennel, cherry tomatoes, chilli, garlic

Butternut Risotto

With taleggio cheese and fresh rosemary
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Desserts

Spiced Apple, Cherry and Almond Tart

Rich vanilla custard

Pear and Ginger Cheesecake

Served with caramel sauce

Affogato

Espresso coffee with vanilla ice cream
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More about Zucca, Edinburgh

Decorated with chic furniture vintage film posters lining the walls, Edinburgh’s Zucca is the perfect place in the West End for a pre-theatre meal. Whet your appetite by starting off with the bruschetta or Scottish smoked mackerel, before moving on to a rustic Italian main. We recommend trying one of Zucca’s pizzas, cooked to perfection just like how they are done back in Italy. Go veg with the pizza spinaci (tomato, mozzarella, spinach, ricotta) or feast on the pizza alla diavola (tomato, mozzarella, spicy salami sausage and chilli peppers).

Other delicious options include an array of classic pastas as well as some meat and seafood dishes. Try the seafood fettuccine pasta with fennel, cherry tomatoes, chilli and garlic, or the lemon and thyme chicken breast served with cannellini beans and vegetables. Located in the West End of Edinburgh, in close proximity to the Royal Lyceum, the Usher hall and the Travers theatre, Zucca can get busy – book in advance to secure a seat!

56 Zucca Reviews

Excellent
5.4/6
56 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Food:Outstanding
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Service:Excellent
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"Excellent"6/6
Alistair K.18 days ago · 1 review

Excellent service for a quick pre-theatre meal, and great food. Staff were friendly and helpful, and the ambience cheerful. And it's right next to the Lyceum.

"Excellent"6/6
Liz A.a year ago · 1 review

Eight of us went to Zucca prior to the theatre. Very efficient service and excellent food. We all really enjoyed our food. Thanks Zucca. X

"Excellent"6/6
Angela S.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Excellent meal, as always. Pleasant attentive staff and superb quality. The chocolate box dessert is fantastic but the homemade pasta is always perfectly cooked. The only place I'll eat gnocchi!

"Excellent"6/6
Barbara S.2 years ago · 2 reviews

The over all experience was very good. The food was most enjoyable - with choices to suit all palettes accompanied by excellent wine and service.

"Excellent"6/6
Jillian D.2 years ago · 1 review

Zucca food is more imaginative than many Italian restaurants & wine list is great. Pre-theatre menu offers good choice of delicious meals @ v reasonable prices. Relaxed vibe, music etc. Very Friendly & attentive staff, who ensure time to enjoy meal, but also finish in time for show! Wish I could go more often.

"Good"4/6
Alice C. D.2 years ago · 2 reviews

The visit to the restaurant was fine. We booked for an early lunch as we going to the theatre at 2pm and service in Zucca can be a little slow , as is getting the bill. We all enjoyed our meal but felt that the lunch menu could do with being updated. The same things have been on offer for the last 3 months. Staff are always pleasant and attentive.

"Excellent"6/6
Thea L.2 years ago · 1 review

First class food and first class service as usual at Zucca. The set menu is well priced and the extras are also by Edinburgh standards very reasonable. The steaks were perfectly cooked. Recommend the risotto - it is always delicious.

"Excellent"6/6
Brian B.2 years ago · 6 reviews

Great food and service at a reasonable price. The mushroom risotto was one of the best I have ever eaten. I will certainly visit Zucca again and recommend it to my friends

"Excellent"6/6
Brian B.2 years ago · 6 reviews

Food excellent, service warm friendly and efficient. Pasta was very well cooked and presented. Zucca has become one of our favorite estaurants and is in a good location for us

"Excellent"6/6
Ian M.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Very enjoyable pre-theatre dinner. Plenty choices, nice portion size, good list of Italian wines by the glass or bottle, friendly efficient service and courses served in a timely manner even in a full restaurant. We especially enjoyed our swordfish, fennel and orange starter and a delicious main of fettucine with king prawn in a very tasty sauce.

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