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Zucca Edinburgh
Zucca Edinburgh

Zucca Edinburgh Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://zuccarestaurant.co.uk
  • Phone: 0131 221 9323
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm-2:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5pm-9pm and Friday - Saturday: 5pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Richard Glennie
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Zucca can cater for all your outside (or in-house depending on the size of your party) catering needs, from small platters of hot and cold food to private dinner parties, corporate entertainment and larger events such as weddings and birthday celebrations. The food can be tailored to your specific needs and personal taste. Service can be provided from highly trained and professional service staff.
  • Private Party Facilities: Zucca, being part of the Lyceum theatre building, provides private dining facilities in the Henry Irving and Ellen Terry Rooms (Please note: a fee of £150 applies)
  • Private Party Contact: Giacomo 0131 221 9323
    Experience making your own cocktails or stand back and watch the experts show you how it"s done. Ideal if you are planning a special evening with friends, or work colleagues.Price £ 40.00 pp
    Enjoy five premiere Italian wines with friends; learn about the heritage of each estate, the character of the grape and the correct tasting technique.
    2 Options:
    1)Tapas and Tasting; five premiere Italian wines with a selection of Italian tapas £30pp
    2)Fine Wine Dinner; five premiere Italian wines plus 3 course meal from our Theatre Menu £45pp

Getting there

  • Public Transit: There is a Bus stop and a Taxi rank 20 metres away from the restaurant, located on Lothian road.
    Haymarket & Waverly stations 15,20 mins walk/8,10 mins cab ride.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking and a NCP car park located on Castle Terrace just at the back of the restaurant.
A word from Zucca Edinburgh
"Our goal is to serve the freshest and finest Italian food, and good quality wines, at a reasonable price, with the highest degree of service with real passion'
The restaurant, with its theatrical theme, serves fine Italian dishes whilst retaining its freshness and simplicity.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerPre/post Theatre
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice location (next to Royal Lyceum Theatre). Small restaurant on two levels, friendly atmosphere and helpful, attentive staff. Menu includes local produce. My hake - first in years - was well cooked and tasty. My friend's chocolate torte looked delicious. The wine - mostly Merlot - was excellent, so we had two bottles! Definitely an oasis of calm and good taste in the tumultuous crowds of the Festival!"
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "We always enjoy Zucca for pre-theatre dinners. The service is fast and very friendly and the food is pretty good for the price."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "we enjoyed a good two courses choice from pre-theatre menu @£14.95and a bottle wine @ £18. Table service was slick but bill payingcheck out was very slow so we had to rush to the concert!."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Zucca is excellently placed for both the Lyceum and the Usher Hall. They know that you need to get there in time for the show, and service is extremely efficient. Food this time was not quite as outstanding as on previous occasions, but perfectly good, and very reasonably priced. Highly recommended."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "Highly suited to pre- or post-theatre or concert occasions; good but fairly unremarkable italian cuisine. Rather deficient in fish and vegetarian choices."
    dined on 11/08/2014
  • "Superb pre-theatre meal with real Italian food and good wine. Efficient unobtrusive service which made me feel very welcome. I am returning without hesitation."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "One of us was extremely ill immediately after this meal, although we enjoyed it at the time. His main course was lasagne, I had something elseduncan. I also felt a bit uncomfortable after; we both had olives."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "The warm welcome and highly efficient service mean you can eat the very good food in a very relaxed manner, certain that you will get to the theatre on time. This is rapidly becoming one of our favourite restaurants in Edinburgh"
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Excellent prelude to Festival Opening Concert at Usher Hall."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Our 51 year physio reunion dinner was excellent . The food was perfect , the staff attentive, and we felt very welcome."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "We had a voucher for a two course meal. Just as well as the food was barely worth the discounted price. No atmosphere. Would not consider returning!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Had 3 courses for six. Menu wording made us expect good quality food & cooking. This was not the case. The scalops were very good and hake was well cooked, but everything else was no more than OK. Chicken was not good, sweet potatoes missing, bread was chewly and elastic (too long in microwave ?) do you even call this bread? No salt on table. Lasagna OK, deserts tiramitsu OK , chocolate torte with coulis & rasberries - not great quality chocolate, dot of coulis, no rabs! White choc creme brule, OK no more. Bill ended up being much more than expected, a lot of + in menu : over 30 per pers, no winw. All together, Either pay a bit more for choice & quality, or choose a restaurent with simpler menu but that delivers the quality"
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "our visit to the restaurant was overall very good including the service and ambiance as good and the food was excellant. The only disappointant was because it was quiet the waitres was too eager by coming to our take orders before we were ready, and also as a result of it being quiet the ambience was not as good as usual."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "Went to zucca after my graduation . There were 5 of us including a 10 year old child. Everyone's meal was lovely .we didn't have one complaint and at 17.95 for 3 courses it was great value for money for a city restaurant"
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "my friend enjoyed the ambiance , food and service which were excellant andwold recommend to prospective diners."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "Had lunch with a group of friends. Very friendly welcome into the restaurant followed by excellent service throughout our visit. Food was very well presented, very tasty and much appreciated by the group. We enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant and felt relaxed and comfortable during our stay. We will certainly concider returning to ZUCCA and will certainly recommend it to friends."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "Very swift and courteous service and very good food, with imaginative vegetarian options. Ambience relaxing-low/no background music so conversation possible. Well situated for Usher Hall, Lyceum and other venues close by."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "Excellent meal at Zuccas. Fixed menu is very good value and served by friendly and efficient staff. "
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "Had pre concert dinner before going to the Usher Hall for the Paulo Nutini gig. Food was good value for money. Surprised that they had run out of Pinot Grigio but had a nice Gavi di Gavi instead. Warm welcome and good service. Will be back."
    dined on 27/05/2014
  • "very good food, and excellent service totally geared to ensuring we were served quickly pre theatre. The door straight through from the restaurant to "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "The staff and food of this Italian were very good, dinner for two. The food was served really hot which we like, the red wine at room temperature and the staff were really nice without being intrusive. relaxed atmosphere."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "We had dinner from the pre theater menu. The starters were good, but the mains were not great. When we ordered desserts, we were told there was no more creme brulee, but as we were leaving, we heard someone order the creme brulee and saw some in the pastry case. My impression is that an excellent "food stylist" created a menu that was prepared by a second rate kitchen."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Convenient for the theatre and a really nice meal too."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Always an imaginative and changing menu on each visit. Well presented and a wonderful adventure to the taste buds. The fish dishes are recommended for either starter and/or main dish. To complete, an excellent choice of deserts. Great value for money from a very friendly team."
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "Three of us had a very nice lunch. One of us is a vegetarian and her choices were excellent. We were the only table after some others left, but we gathered that they catered for a lot of people attending the theatre that this restaurant is connected to."
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "Average food and Service. Main waiter was quite rude."
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "Zucca is reliably good, with fresh meat and seafood well cooked and presented. Friendly service and a comfortable ambience."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "1st class meal. Consistently good meals and attentive staff"
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "It's the perfect evening. Outstanding music at the Usher Hall and delicious food at Zucca before we go. Given how busy the restaurant is, pre concert and theatre dining works very well. The menu is well balanced and good value and the staff friendly and attentive."
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "This is convenient when going to the Lyceum thatre, they're in the same building. Don't expect "Italian food" like pizza or spaghetti, this restaurant is quite classy and serves interesting international dishes."
    dined on 08/05/2014
  • "good variety on menu and an enjoyable meal at reasonable value"
    dined on 06/05/2014
  • "For a delicious meal before a play at the Lyceum this is the perfect place. Impeccable service and the menu provided lots of tasty, well balanced options. We will be back again soon."
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "A friend and I wanted a quickish early evening meal pre-theatre. I have been to Zucca before and always found them reliable and good value menu. Felt they had upped their game this time with an interesting menu, good range of options, veggie and non veggie and the portion size seems to have increased. Very satisfied."
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "A good pre show venue with theatres only minutes away. Quick efficient service , good quality italian style food. Reasonable value bookings required for pre show."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Zucca is reliably good. First class, proper Italian food, great service."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "A lovely meal,food was great and there was a wide choice.A nice treat for a mothers day lunch"
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "We were given such a nice welcome. Staff helpful and quietly friendly. We were at Zucca, not for the first time, for lunch before theatre matinee. Soup with smoked fish was outstanding (cock-a-leekie?) and a glass of white wine was delicious. You step out of the restaurant and find yourself in the Lyceum Theatre. Magic. Definitely to be recommended."
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "Would have given service 5 stars had it not taken forever to change a barrel. Enjoyed our pre concert meal very much. Love the central location. Happy to recommend to friends n family, in fact we already have. Will be back. Thankyou."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Another excellent pre-concert meal at Zucca. A variation on cullen skink to start was just what was needed on a cold evening. We followed it with plaice roasted on the bone, expertly cooked, and accompanied by capers and broccoli. A chocolate tart with raspberries completed a fine meal. The fixed menu is very good value for money too."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Tasty food; attentive service; value for money. Impressive wine list at reasonable prices."
    dined on 13/03/2014