Zucchero e Pomodori
Zucchero e Pomodori

Zucchero e Pomodori

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://zuccheroepomodori.com/
  • Phone: (212) 585-2100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Quisti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: The entire dining room is available for private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 74th and 75th Streets
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 68th Street and N and R trains to 63rd Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lots are available on 75th Street.
A word from Zucchero e Pomodori
Recently bestowed with an Award of Distinction for its delicious menu and exceptional dining atmosphere, Zucchero e Pomodori provides subtle surroundings featuring marble tiled floors and wood beams which all add to a wonderful dining experience at surprisingly affordable prices.
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Zucchero e Pomodori reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (5)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)special occasion (3)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great local UES Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We went out with a few couples and were pleasantly surprised. The décor is way above a standard neighborhood Italian. Food is above average, service was very friendly and attentive and atmosphere was fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2dine
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It is a small very comfortable restaurant, Nice wine list and friendly waiters and management. Always concerned it you are satisfied
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Unusual Entrance
    RosieG
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The location was perfect to meet up with a friend for an early dinner. We were not disappointed. We asked for a table away from the door for a little more privacy and quiet. The service was pleasant and unobtrusive. We had white wine, shared a fried calamari appetizer (not too fried, each piece tender), I had red snapper and my friend had salmon. Both were very good. The one oddity is the door to get in and out of the restaurant. A sign on the front door says use the side door, with an arrow pointing left. At that entrance there were stairs straight ahead and a (heavy) solid door (no mention of the restaurant) to the right. I found it offputting. It was not clear how to use that door, with no handle, to leave the restaurant, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    smileVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great food and service at an amazing price, cannot get better than that, a gem for the neighborhood. No gouging here. Can highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great neighborhood restaurant
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner here. Good salads and good specials. My husband and I both ordered specials of the night. Just great. Nice, very friendly service too. And not overly expensive. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very mediocre meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Both of the pasta dishes at are table were mushy and tasteless. While the service is good, the food was nothing special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still The Best!
    LadyBrady
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Zucchero has always been a favorite and it never disappoints. I have been going there for years: lunch, dinner, special occasion celebrations, etc. The food is superb, the staff is great and the price is right. Zucchero cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again and will be back
    Lazypointer799VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    As always Zucchero is one of the places we go to when we want to get great food..with no hassle (and close to our apt). We invariably walk out and go "that was great, again". Writing the review a few weeks after we went so I can't remember what I had..definitely pasta.... Love this place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value
    freqdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food here is very high quality and the value is great. They start you off with bread together with oil infused with sun-dried tomatoes and garlic that is delicious. I had the branzino with clams and mussels and it was scrumptious and my companion had the veal piccata and said it was delicious. I would highly recommend this place for a reasonable high quality meal. It is a great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint place.
    vicandme
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We chose this restaurant on-line because the menu seemed to have a nice variety of food choices at reasonable prices. We celebrated our daughter's birthday with a lovely meal, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere. This is a nice place for an intimate family meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal!!!!
    JacksonR
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was the perfect neighborhood spot!!! Great food and wonderful attentive service! Welcoming and relaxing atmosphere!!!! Love coming here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    my daughter recommended the restaurant and whole family went there for my husband's birthday. Food was delicious and we had a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice Italian
    Mllen
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were really satisfied with the food, it was wonderful. I had the fresh spinach pasta with basil sauce and it was fantastic, I didn't leave a morsel. The caesar was also very good. My friends had the salmon and veal special and both were very happy. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor response
    LBearVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The pasta dish arrived with a hair on the edge of the plate. Need I say more? The wait person offerred a glass of wine. Really?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great little neighborhood Italian, great red sauce, Mama's chicken parm. Efficient service, nice Ital wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Italian restaurant
    MagnifiqueVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very good food and very nice service. relaxed dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true neighborhood gem
    ssaccolitiVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is my go to Italian on the UES. Great service. Consistent. Just love the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 218 reviews are from the Zucchero e Pomodori reviews archive.
  • Just Not Right
    michelinmanVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Not at all what I expected in terms of food and service. Not an Italian in the kitchen or on the floor. Suggest that the name of restaurant be changed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, spotty service.
    ApsaraDudeVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The restaurant was crowded and very noisy when we arrived and the hostess seemed overwhelmed. After waiting about 10 minutes despite having a reservation, I almost left but we were able to get seating outside. It then took another 20 minutes or so to place our orders, but the food came promptly but without silverware. After two requests and another several minutes, I did get silverware and was able to enjoy the food which was quite good, except for the salad which was overly simple for the price and lacking dressing. I did have to ask twice for dressing which took about 10 minutes to come. The pastas and specials were delicious, but you may want to spare yourself the bad service and order in.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The grappa was one of the best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our dinner was a very pleasant experience. Kids had the home made pasta w/ meat sauce, delicious. I had the veal chop w/ mushrooms and my husband had the sirloin. They were both cooked to our taste and all dishes were very hot when served. The staff was attentive and service was very quick. Our dinner was at 6:30 and restaurant was quiet. resturant started filling up as we finished w/ our dinner. Would definitely recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable and very good
    Hate2cookVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food is very good, the portions very generous and the prices very reasonable. The night we were there, however, it was terribly noisy, as there was a large party of about 15 who had never heard of using inside voices. Hard to have conversation. The restaurant was full and service was somewhat slow and inattentive. I would go back, however, based on quality of the food in the hopes that we just hit it on a bad night re noise and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love this place
    RelentlessVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Steady, dependable, generous portions, good bread and dip, nice service, not too expensive, worth going to regularly and always another special. ONLY criticism, the tomato sauce is too salty in the spaghetti, veal and chicken parmigana and eggplant. Otherwise delightful and we're regulars
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great As Usual
    DavidIVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Z e P was great as usual. Their focaccia bread alone is worth a visit. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    BB2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Hearty Tuscan meals that are tasty!! I always enjoy eating here and the service is friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, atmosphere and price
    LanamdrVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a lovely time there. The food was fantastic and the servers were very nice. They even had a small outdoor section but we were too hungry to wait. The portions aren't huge but that's how it should be. The prices were very reasonable especially for the feel of fine dining. I feel like I found our "go to" Italian place and I can't wait to keep coming back. The Cheese Tortellin were so good (I love cheese). My boy friend for the spaghetti and meatballs. He loved it too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TellieEllieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    As usual, food and service were excellent. Due to health issues, certain dishes had to be made without cream, butter or cheese. There was no problem having olive oil substituted in the baked clams (yummy) and the homemade spinach linguine with assorted seafood! Great prices, too. They also make one of the best martinis in town!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This is our local "go to" pasta restaurant. Consistent, good portions, attentive service and affordable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Value
    RockyroadVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    If you want good food at very cheap prices- this is your place. Try it and you will not regret it !!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upper East side gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The restaurant has a very comfortable and relaxed setting to it, and the wait staff follows that lead. The food was very good, and very creative. The portions were generous and served with excellent timing. We never felt rushed. We really enjoyed the total experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    RelentlessVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    always dependable, good bread, nice service, great veal, good plentiful pastas, so so desserts but doesn't matter, we love the veal here
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • birthday dinner
    foodreviews
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    the food was excellent! we really enjoyed our time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DavidIVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I highly recommend Zucchero e Pomodori. Everything about the meal was great. Their focaccia bread is off the charts.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service is also excellent. I highly recommend this venue.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Up until our last visit this
    KriegsVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Up until our last visit this restaurant provided exceptional value. Our last meal reflected a quality more in keeping with the price, however.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    ssaccolitiVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Needed a place for a reasonably priced restaurant with really good Italian food for a group of my friends and relatives from out-of town. Everyone loved it!!!! The classics, wonderful specials for the day. Could not have asked for more. We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Can't imagine getting a better value for the price at lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect on cold night
    gourmettaVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We went on a cold tuesday night which was wonderful because it was not crowded at all- loved the menu- very eclectic and modern for italian . Salad with pears was absolutely delicious with the crispy bacon and I had the best grilled red snapper ever! The prices are extremely reasonable - and service was a+
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loves Italian
    2dine
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food is great with a large and well selected menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Great neighborhood gem for locals. Accommodating staff. Reliable
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I've been coming to Zucchero e Pomodori for probably 15 years. It has lovely atmosphere and food is delicious. It's a great little gem of a place on the upper east side. Perfect place for making a casual dinner out a bit more special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate