Zucca Edinburgh

4.3
1424 reviews
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
Zucca, an “artisan” 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.

Special Offers

20% Off food

20% off food bill when dining from a la carte menu. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Discount from a la carte menu only.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 27 December 2018

Ends: 4 June 2019

Availability: Tue-Thu 12:00-14:30 19:00-21:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-16:00 19:00-21:30

What 1424 People Are Saying
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AP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff, lovely little restaurant. Food arrived quickly and was generous in portion size. Delicious pizza and pasta. Oh, the desserts were beautiful. Will be back.

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LM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal great food & price! Stuffed and will definitely go back now we know how nice it is 😀

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 7 had a lovely meal after the theatre. Would thoroughly recommend Zucca to others. Good food and wine, great service, very good value for money

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CW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zuccha is a brilliant place, it is so relaxed with great service and great food, I have been on lots of occasions and it is fantastic every time. Looking forward to going again in the near future! Thanks for a lovely lunch.

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent - my daughter and I greatly enjoyed our choices for an early evening dinner: bruscheta and carbonara for her, scallops and mushroom risotto for me, with a good glass of wine. She was full - I had room for an afogato. All very well prepared and cooked, well presented and served on attractive plates.

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T
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, great welcome and good service and very handy for the Theatre (did not even have to go outside

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in very pleasant surroundings for a pre-theatre lunch. Excellent choice of dishes and all served without a rush but in good time for the performance. Extraordinarily good value for money. We will return!

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Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ideal for family lunch pre- matinee
Accessibility through theatre very good as I have limited mobility at the moment. Very good choices for express lunch including vegetarian options. Staff very helpful and friendly. Well decorated with theatre posters and very pleasant ambiance. Thank you Zucca! Made the trip from Glasgow extra worthwhile!

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LH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The ambiance is effected a little by the theatre but staff where friendly.

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A
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was a convenient restaurant to dine at before out theatre performance next door. The service was very attentive but discreet, the food delicious and keenly-riced. Overall a good experience.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I used to eat at Zucca frequently, but have not been for a few months, however I was disappointed that the menu was largely the same as last time and the time before that. They need to add to it or change it more regularly to entice me back more often.

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JE
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice and ideal for Usher Hall (next door) . Will definitely return

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EO
Edinburgh
33 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zucca is the perfect restaurant for your pre Theatre dinner when visiting The Lyceum Theatre. The staff are always friendly, get atmosphere, lovely menu and all delivered very timely. Also great value for money.

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Z
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My go to restaurant of choice in Edinburgh whether pre theatre or dining with family or friends. Lovely food and great service

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointed with choices l made with all 3 courses!

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I usually book a pre-theatre table at Zucca. The food is always excellent, the wines very good quality without breaking the bank and the service swift and efficient from really friendly staff. We'll keep going back!

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LL
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We have eaten here on number of times and have always found the food to be good, the service efficient and the ambience pleasant. On this occasion we were about ten minutes late due to a traffic jam and were just in the nick of time to secure our table, which was about to be given away. We were seated in the downstairs part of the restaurant which is less pleasant than the larger, upstairs section. The service seemed to be rather haphazard. We ordered two starters to share between four and were brought only one, (though we were only billed for one). One of us had ordered the 'special', Fish Pie, which came as a surprisingly small portion. I appreciate that the restaurant was exceptionally busy due to the popular show currently at the Lyceum, but nevertheless this was a disappointment.

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A
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoy the ambience but most of all its handiness for the Lyceum theatre.

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EA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked Zucca because it was close to our Hotel but it turned out to be an excellent choice, the food was lovely and the staff very friendly and attentive. Lovely ambience, would definitely recommend

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CC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food no matter what selection, we both had the seafood hot pot which was SO good, the wine is good as well, tho not a huge selection . I like that you can have confidence in the list.
The waiters are knowledgeable and very on the ball, take your coats, suggest side dishes...and smile !
I would not hesitate to recommend Zucca and can’t wait for the next visit.

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c
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After booking a table a week in advance to be in time for a show I have to say it was awful. Gave our order to the waiter who was very pleasant and helpful. Two people sat at next table arrived after us and were on their main course we still hadn’t been given our starters. When questioned the waiter we were told that the main course I had ordered was finished and they didn’t want to serve the starters until I had ordered something else. I had ordered a pre theatre special so at 5.30 pm how could this be sold out? Nobody came and told us about the situation. This was very annoying as we were on a time limit. Anyway after eventually getting a main which I didn’t really want we decided to finish our meal with coffee. I have to say that we are still waiting for it The whole meal was a disaster on what was a very much looked forward to Mothers Day weekend. I will never be back or recommend to anybody.

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MG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed no staff came to our table to ask how our food was as we had a starter, main and dessert

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CS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Atmospheric with friendly good service. Portions on the small side so need a couple of courses or a side dish
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G
Edinburgh
35 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for pre- theatre dining. Extensive menu, good wine list.

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RR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre theatre! Great buzz. Great servers even though they were very very busy. A Tad pricey!!! But good fun!

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G
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service would recommend perfect for pre theatre

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AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, fantastic food and great atmosphere. Would seriously recommend this restaurant

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SD
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Original table offered was near the door and cold. Moved to table upstairs but was under air conditioner, also cold. Final table offered was suitable.

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KS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant ideally located in Edinburgh. The food is great and service very quick and efficient.

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VT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. we were there pre theatre and it was very relaxed and we were never in any doubt that we would be out in time to get to the theatre. Food was great - fresh and delicious.

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KB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only takes Tastecard after 7 - this is not obvious at booking
Service good and excellent for pre theatre meal

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C
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent service. We loved the mains and rounded off our meal with a coffee affogato

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! fantastic service, lovely ambience, no one was rushing us away and the food was super. The mushroom risotto was amazing!

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AM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant coped very well with our table of 8. Clean plates all round except for one or two who were too full to finish the tasty pizzas. Decent wine too though the liquer coffees were a bit cold. Definitely worth a visit though.

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D
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I ordered the smoke salmon as a starter, but they brought me a cooked salmon fillet...
I ordered then beef carpaccio but it was quite small so I had to order a second one...
They had only 3 choices of red wine and the one I wanted was not available...
At least the scallops I had as a main meal were very good.
Overall: not so impressed and will probably not come back

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very handy for the theatre and very pleasant staff and nice food, lots of gluten free choices.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was well prepared and of a good standard. The service was a bit casual. Generally the upstairs restaurant is more agreeable.

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FS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for pre theatre nice food and efficient staff.

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AL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable evening with excellent food for a very reasonable price.

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AB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and nice staff, close to the theatre. We were seated on the ground floor, which has a nicer ambiance than upstairs

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