About Zucca Trattoria

Centrally located in the heart of midtown Toronto, just steps from Eglinton subway station, this acclaimed trattoria just keeps on getting better. The contemporary Italian cuisine is based on the finest raw materials simply prepared. Come for the fresh seafood, the handmade pasta or choose from the extensive list of Italian wines. The room is intimate, the service warm and elegant.

2150 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M4S 2A8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Fish, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Yonge & Eglinton

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 488-5774

Website:
http://www.zuccatrattoria.com/

Public Transit:
Eglinton Subway Station

Executive Chef:
Andrew Milne-Allan

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Zucca Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Romantic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Cozy (6)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always great food, wines and service. Showed up 20 minutes before our 5:30 reservation and they opened their doors to let us in out of the cold - even though they were still setting up for the evening.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food. I very much enjoyed the Cornish hen, which was surprisingly spicy. While I like spicy food, this should be mentioned when ordering as it could be a problem for some. My husband had an excellent pasta dish for his main course, but it was quite a small portion, more like an appetizer. Service was great.q

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good food as usual, my only negative i thought the breast of duck portion was on the small side but very tasty , thank you

Tags: Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Zucca continues to shine. Excellent food and great service. Starters included the octopus which was cooked perfectly-tender and delicious. The pasta entrees were well done. Refreshing to have homemade pasta with different sauces. Love the use of celery root in the dishes-added a nice subtle taste. We even made room for dessert-gelato mango and hazelnut and the chocolate dessert for two was admittedly much but who can resist such great food!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Slow service unfortunately. Branzino was dry not as tasty as ive had here previously. Pasta not exceptional. Low value for $100 per person meal

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The passion for the food and customer experience is obvious in the service. The food was wonderful, service just right - can't wait to return. A new favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Creative food that never fails to deliver. Have been coming here for years and it keeps getting better!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

First time experience! Will definitely come back. Warm atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I love Zucca!! Never disappointed.Food is delicious. Staff is friendly and attentive.
Best fish in town!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best whole fish in the City - grilled to perfection with a pinch of salt and olive oil. Relatively new wait staff a big improvement over past years - love the place but secretly wish for them to occupy a slightly larger space so that they can offer bar service....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had a great time at Zucca. Service was top notch and friendly. Would definitely return.
Food was authentic, cooked perfectly, and delicious.

Corkage program is a nice bonus too.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Consistently sensational, from Blair's warm greeting upon our arrival, through the professional and knowledgable service, to the spectacular food. We usually default to the excellent fish choices however this visit we tried the grilled and sliced steak (Tagliata di Manzo) sitting on a salad with pickled mushrooms, shaved parmigiana reggiano, and a balsamic vinegar drizzle. Tremendous! The highlight of the night was the grilled octopus with a purée of lava beans, roasted fennel & radicchio. This appetizer has been a mainstay of their menu for decades; however this fall's version is my all-time favourite. Will return for it again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service just as good. I highly recommend it!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Right from the bread and straight to the dessert, our meals were absolutely delicious. The bread was warm, with a perfect crust and excellent crumb. It was served with a very fresh, herb flavoured olive oil that had a grassy aroma. Lovely! Typically none of us eat the bread that is served in most restaurants, but all of enjoyed Zucca's bread because it was fantastic. (I will be returning to this restaurant for the bread alone!) The Caciocavallo plate of crostini and cheese was a bit sparse, but the cheese was flavourful and the crostini fresh and crisp. One person at our table ordered the fish of the day and he said it was cooked to perfection. My mushroom ravioli with truffle sauce was out of this world delicious. Another person enjoyed the uniquely flavoured squid ink pasta with octopus. The side dish of perfectly roasted vegetables included brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes and other vegetables (possibly parsnip) was exquisitely flavourful. Everyone enjoyed a taste of the dessert: figs sauteed in wine served with mascarpone cheese which was slightly sweet, and had a delightfully buttery flavour. It was a unique and creamy ending to a fantastic meal.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always a great meal at Zucca. Fantastic pastas, and grilled fish is a specialty.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We love going to Zucca. Great staff and wonderful food.
Always lovely!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food. Authentic italian, well prepared and presented.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

One of the absolute best restaurants of the city...consistently exemplary in delivering great food and great service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A restaurant that has stood the test of time with fresh, flavourful taste sensations, an attractive Italian wine list and friendly, attentive service.

Speak to Blair, the owner and host, who will make you feel very welcome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always good

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food, interesting and flavourful combinations. Friendly staff. Extremely knowledgeable host re Italian wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I were very disappointed. the whole fish was good but the dinner experience was spoiled because we were continuously and annoyingly rushed throughout our stay. If I want to eat fast then we would have gone to McDonalds. The host was so rude that he asked if we could leave so that he could accommodate "walk ins". Past dinners at Zucca were fine but we were offended by this experience and would never go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic as always! They are demanding 50 characters of me so I’ll see terrific too!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was terrific and the service was fantastic. Definitely coming back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food's ok, but service lacking, not very many to choose from the menu, beware what u want, u might find it there.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Both of us order the whole fish dish. They deboned the fish so nicely. It is very tasty! Will definitely visit again.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Zucca is always a great neighbourhood gem. It is alway great. Food is spectacular and service is top notch. Would always go back again and again. It does not disappoint. Also being Vegan they are very accommodating.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall excellent on all fronts- we are so lucky to have this 2 blocks from home. I would travel some distance for their food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

I went with an long-time friend and we had an exceptionally wonderful meal. The food is delicious, seasonal and "fit for a foodie". I always try either the fish special or the seasonal pasta. The wine menu is extensive. And the service really makes this place special.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fantastic whole fish!!! Mushroom fettuccine with ricotta was also outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I always look forward to dinner at Zucca - the food is delicious and the super friendly/attentive staff make fr a fantastic night out!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Everything here was delicious! Best pasta in the city! Oh my the pasta! We each ordered a pasta appetizer, and they were both scrumptious! The grilled fish was fresh and simple, and the bones were skillfully removed for us by one of the servers. Our server was knowledgeable and charming - she helped me find a wine I really liked and wrote down the name for me! Great experience.

Quick tip - we were there on a Wednesday night and the place was pretty packed. Make a reservation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very professional team in kitchen and service discreet and knowledgable. Italian CUISINE as opposed to "Italian food" . Satisfaction guaranteed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent as always! We stuck to the pastas as our mains this time, and they do not disappoint.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Service is superb and friendly. However the squid ink pasta is very very very salty, like fresh from the ocean water.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Terrific dinner. Maitre de was a spectacular host. Wine selection superb. We enjoyed ourselves and were accorded the privacy for which the Occassion was intended.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Simply one of the best Italian restaurants in the City

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 15, 2017

When I made the reservation for 2 adults and a baby they really put some thought into where best to seat us; an effort that was much appreciated. The prix fixe was an excellent deal as my pasta and dessert were absolutely delicious. Service as always was polished and discreet. Zucca is one of my favourite places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A gem of a restaurant, always busy you have to make a reservation. Food is amazing , service is fantastic. .can't say enough about how great this restaurant is..loved every minute.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Hidden gem! Wonderful food, knowledgeable and attentive staff...what is not to like? Location is a bit off the beaten path, but easy walking distance from the Eglinton subway station. This restaurant is now on our "must-do-more-often" favourites list.....Mike Green

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