Zucca
Zucca

Zucca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zuccalondon.com/
  • Phone: 02073786809x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 - 15:00


    Saturday - 12:00 - 15:30

    Sunday - 12:00 - 16:00


    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 18:00 - 22:00

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Sam Harris
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are able to accommodate up to 10 guests on a round dining table. The room is extremely elegant and offers an exclusive experience which would be a fantastic venue for corporate entertaining or a memorable celebration.
    Tasting Menu
    7 course meal, including cheese course and tea and coffee, offered to a minimum of 8 guests.
    A la carte
    You are welcome to order from the main restaurant a la carte menu which will be subject to a minimum spend.
    Should you wish to view our restaurant, or for more information,do not hesitate to contact the restaurant.
  • Special Events: This year we are very excited to be hosting some special events in collaboration with Italian wine makers and their suppliers.
    For more information on these events please contact our reservations and request to be on our mail out list.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: London Bridge Tube Station, C10 bus stop Bermondsey Street.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Limited disabled parking is available in front of the restaurant.
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Zucca reviews from OpenTable diners
363 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.7
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (212)special occasions (181)romance (127)business meals (113)good vegetarian options (53)sunday lunch (52)outstanding value (34)brunch (30)group bookings (22)child friendly (21)pre/post theatre (20)disabled access (16)afternoon tea (4)outdoor eating (3)Show More
  • Night out with friends
    Fury
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    Good service, nice atmosphere and pleasant, efficient staff. Food was very good and wine too. Would certainly return.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Amazing!
    WorldEater
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    I had a wonderful experience at Zucca. My friend and I got into the 7pm seating and were taken right away. The ambiance of the restaurant is beautiful and the open kitchen look lets you see what's going on behind the scenes. Our service was spot-on, whenever we were ready to order, someone was there. They spaced our food out very nicely. I had more than enough food with my friend and I splitting the truffle pasta appetizer (DELICIOUS, chef comes and shaves more than enough truffles on) and then I had the swordfish while she had the rabbit, then we both split a dessert. It's not too far of a walk from the tube stop in a cute little neighborhood. Would definitely recommend!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MilesfromFlorida
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    A great place for full flavors and fine service at affordable prices. Zucca features cutting edge but approachable Italian food. It is always a must eat at restaurant during our annual visits to London.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just the best
    foodiefun1VIP
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    the arrival of the white truffle from Alba meant that there were at least a couple of dishes with white truffle fabulous if you can afford the £ 25 per plate the fish was perfectly cooked on fresh Borlotti beans
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Exceeded expectations
    Lucky
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    We've lived about 5 minutes from Zucca for 8 years but have only just visited. In those 8 years Bermondsey St and the surrounding area has gone from strength to strength in terms of the quality of the restaurants on offer. Despite the competition Zucca stood out as being exceptional. Apart from the food, the restaurant inside was a lot cosier than I'd imagined on the many occasions we had walked past it.
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • Great food, terrible ventilation!!!
    cmfanna6
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    very delicious food! Good service. But terrible ventilation in the restaurant. Open concept kitchen made the entirely dining area stinks: oil burning smell, fish frying smell, and etc. The smell is so strong that it cover-writes our beautiful wine, delicious food... It is a shame! the smell made us really uncomfortable!
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  • rick
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Wonderful menu friendly staff pretty perfect loved the artichoke fonduta salad
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just too plain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food just too greazy..ordered zucca fries which turned out to be just battered pumpkin. For mains we had veal chops. Too plain, unseasoned. Not much to tell but too keep away. Maybe their pasta is better.
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  • Just delicious
    GabC
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Thursday was our 4th time at Zucca. And for the forth time, we were more than pleased by the service. The best quality of this restaurant remains the delicious food. We specially recommend the veal.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lindsay
    Small
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Absolutely fantastic place. The food is outstanding and the staff are friendly and attentive. Relaxed atmosphere. One of our favourites.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-rated!
    Scotto
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Zucca came highly recommended by a Sicilian. We were disappointed. The place is extremely noisy. Wine choice is excellent but the food is quite ordinary - nothing special to write home about. To be honest we expected delicious local specialities but there was no special Sicilian touch to what we ordered - despite the description. Taglierini with baby shrimps ..... came as a gooey concoction with bits of broccoli and the tiny canned shrimps could be counted on 2 hands ! Some dishes were far too salty. Another typical Italian let-down in London. Pity.
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  • Great modern Italian
    LadyA
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I must admit I hesitated before booking at Zucca, because I don't normally get excited by Italian. But on the recommendation of a foodie friend, I booked 3 of us a table on a Wednesday lunchtime, and was delighted that I did. The food brings Italian into the 21st Century. We ordered the vegetable fritti, tuna carpaccio and an outstanding fig entree, followed by tagliatelli with game ragu, baked hake and the rabbit. All were full of flavour, unique, and cooked to perfection. In addition, the staff were fantastic. We took our baby in a buggy and having told the restaurant in advance, they had made special space for us so we didn't feel in the way. They were welcoming and accommodating without being fussy. We will return.
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Very modern, unique Italian
    beneats
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We went to Zucca for our wedding anniversary. Booking was easy (2-hour window) and they called to confirm day of. The food was delicious and unique, great for a special occasion though maybe a little on the pricey side for a regular night out. Very helpful servers, loved the wine selection, the Zucca Fritti are amazing. Very modern decor inside. Don't expect comfort-food italian.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    littlelinds
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    If you've got a gourmet palette, then you'll enjoy Zucca. The service is top notch too. A nice, relaxed ambiance. And mouth-watering Italian food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Authentic Italian Dinner
    foodyface
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Zucca strikes the perfect balance of feeling like a treat but not being stuffy. The service is friendly and attentive, the wine list amazing (especially the dessert wine) but it is the food that really wow's. Simple Italian food with little twists to keep it interesting, the fried crispy basil leaves on my starter of figs was something special. Would definitely recommend to friends and would love to go back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Great italian food & ingrediance
    JoeCrom
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    went back for truffle season, it was as good as the first, the food was made with the best ingrediance, un complicated and perfectly put together. The staff were so friendly and provided perfect un hurried service.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great...
    Ieatthereforeiamfat
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    A warm welcome, and great room awaits. A nice small menu including regional wines. Unfortunately the fritti zucca was first up, and being over-salted did not set the palate well. Creamy burrata and figs, with a seabass carpaccio were solid. The bread however, was a treat. Mains of pasta and swordfish all good, but nothing exceptional or aspirational coming from the kitchen. The pannacotta was well made, but very sweet and required some fruity acidity to cut-through it, whilst the affogato had 2 huge scoops of ice-cream, whilst one would surely have sufficed. This review is probably over-critical of what is a very good restaurant, but Bermondsey has so many great places to eat now. Still worth a try if you are in the area.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Janice
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    Great food with amazing taste, served really quickly but I found the restaurant itself cramped and noisy
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  • zucca again
    SteveWood
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    We returned to zucca after a good previous experience and were once again delighted .great menu with seasonal and unusual ingredients,excellent service and an interesting choice of wines.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb as always
    rharrison020
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Been there 3 times now and fully intend to go again. Everything we ordered was delicious. Don't leave without trying the veal chop - it's better than a porterhouse steak at the Hawksmoor!
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  • Not so special
    MikeyS
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    The seating is worn and uncomfortable, the room is much more works canteen than restaurant. As a result, it's not a relaxing venue. Our party was seated near the door and toilets even though a window table was free. We weren't offered aperitifs, antipasta were good (braesola apart), pasta was beautiful (veal ragu sauce perfectly judged), fish and meat course were wrong. Once the correct orders had been prepared after 20 minutes, they were unexceptional. Wine (white from NE Italy) was good, dry but not too hard. Overall, a very underwhelming lunch. Having been looking forward to visiting, it was a shabby experience; food okay, waiting on was neither attentive nor accurate,it felt like we were just another tab for them. Not returning.
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  • Amazing Italian
    TeresaVIP
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    The flavours I had from Zucca were just like the authentic Italian food I had from Italy. We were momentarily transported to back there. I had pasta for starter and it was home made and very yellow in colour just like the ones from Italy. It was fresh and al dante, with amazing sauces. My main fish dish was also delicious. Great friendly service, and amazing Italian food in the hearts of London. What more could you want. I am definitely coming back here again!
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • intimate setting and lovely food
    mmmt
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We have been meaning to try this restaurant for a few years - managed to get a booking for a Saturday date night dinner with my husband. The flavour of the food was so clean and we had a very enjoyable time watching the calm kitchen. Beautiful decor and lovely, friendly staff. Will definitely be back again.
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  • Another great evening at Zucca!
    honey
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food and service both wonderful as usual. A special occasion made memorable.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Salty
    AndyBanana
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    There is clearly some very good cooking going on here, the best dishes were very well done but both the frito vegetables and the pasta main course were ruined by far too much salt. The wine list is also a bit minimal, no description at all, unless you know the wine its impossible too choose.
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    good vegetarian options
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  • Lovely food but pricey
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food was lovely with a simple but tasty pumpkin fritti and ragu plus an amazing panna cotto which was silky as can be. However it is pricey for what it is. I would view it as an occasion treat rather than a regular dining option.
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  • Great italian
    Love2dine
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We greeted very welcoming ! Staff is very pleasant and friendly . Food is simple and made with perfection . Very well priced wine list . You must go !
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    outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • Lovely restaurant & friendly staff
    LeBe
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Great restaurant we really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Staff were friendly and knowledgable about the menu - would recommend this restaurant to friends.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Best Italian in London
    edude
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Was slightly disappointed with the burrata starter. Everything else was incredible. Especially the wine (2006 Primitivo Reserve).
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DHammerVIP
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Always a warm feeling when arriving at Zucca as it is like putting on an old very reliable pullover only one that has kept in pristine condition.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal at Zucca
    EBAA
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Great evening, excellent service and wonderful dinner. Restaurant was quite noisy but I guess just because it was busy.
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    good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • Perfect for a special occasion
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    The restaurant was buzzing on a Tuesday night, which gave it a great atmosphere. Staff were the perfect amount of attentive. Menu was varied and delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
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  • nice lunch
    nibblerVIP
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Had a nice lunch with an old friend at Zucca. In general everything was good and fresh. It feels very comfortable and you can see all the comings and goings on the street outside. The open kitchen's extractor fan isn't quite up to the job so a strong smell from the grilling sardines permeated the air.
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  • Zucca for Sunday lunch
    Biggersnacks
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Most enjoyable - delicious food, nice ambience and service. Wine seems rather overpriced, and no house choice, but then we have just come back from Conegliano where Prosecco is cheaper with lunch in a restaurant than sparkling water - truly!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Sublime!
    doigm
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Definitely the best Italian meal we have ever had, and probably one of the best meals we have had anywhere. The food was just incredible, fresh, bursting with flavour, beautifully presented. The service was friendly, professional and efficient and the ambiance was great. The wine waiter was very good also - the wine list is impressively large but all Italian split into regions, we know a little bit about Italian wine but wanted to try something a bit different and we asked the sommelier to recommend a "Pinot Noir type wine, light and fruity and not too tannic" and he really came up with the goods - a beautiful wine we had never heard of before that perfectly fitted the description and was well within the price range requested. Tremendous!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zucca
    Scw1
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Good quality Italian food. Extensive wine list, although all Italian. Waiter was able to recommend a good bottle. Ambience good, service attentive.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zucca lunch
    SpinyfishVIP
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Superbly cooked Italian food - The focus is on the quality of food and service, rather than fripperies. A restaurant that's always busy and deserves to be.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Great Food
    Kath23
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Service was great until the main course was finished. The waiters seemed to think we could linger late into the afternoon - we were on a business lunch. Otherwise fantastic and I would go again.
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  • good italian food
    darkwarrior
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    bermondsey street is filled with great food, with zucca being one of the best italian restaurants here and in London. Must visit
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    brunch, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply not as good as it used to be
    Pandy
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    The frito misto which was once a revelation and a joy was now stodgy. And we had two over-salted mains, and not much interest in the fact from our over-worked waitress. Although she did knock something off our bill when pressed.
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