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Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
11:30 PM
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Zucchero e Pomodori

4.4
401 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(212) 585-2100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Quisti
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 74th and 75th Streets
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Parking details
Public lots are available on 75th Street.
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Public transit
6 train to 68th Street and N and R trains to 63rd Street.
Additional
Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
What 401 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant, friendly staff and good food with large portions...easily shared main courses . Sometimes when busy small errors in order but always rectified nicely.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a beautiful table in the front corner window to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We chose ZaP because of nostalgia for a once great restaurant catty-corner to Bloomie's. ZaP at one time sported the same iconic red wall paper with zebras. ZaP also had on their menu the same signature Spiedino alla Romana. Our nostalgia was well sated by ZaP's SaR covered uniquely under a mountain of fried zucchini, and the other dishes we ordered. Service was quick, courteous and kind.

Our criticism is for the clientelle who blew an opportunity to maintain the elegant atmosphere and service with their own attire and conduct to match. Ironically, our nostalgic exemplar would have turned away half the patrons that evening and still filled the room. We believe ZaP could do the same. Instead of raising prices to overcharge the less couth out while punishing their guests, ZaP can just set up a cutout like at a theme park that says, "you have to dress like this to sit at these tables." But to be fair, that was our selfish desire for what started off as a romantic atmosphere and devolved into a museum cafeteria. In all honesty, ZaP may be better off continuing to invite all comers and let the fine diners stage a soft coup by their increasing presence.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Decent for the price. Quiet. V good service. A little dark. Food was meh.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

If you are looking for disappointment you found the right place.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Went with 3 friends from high school. We are planning our 50th reunion!! We were so excited to see each other and catch up that time just flew by. No worries the service was fabulous and the food delicious but most of all we were not disturbed or rushed at all. We arrived at 5:30pm and left at 10:30! A spectacular evening

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great service, great ambiance, prices more reasonable for NYC. 100.00 for 5 people. That included 3 alcohol drinks and 2 non alcohol drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved this East Side neighborhood spot. Great food and great service!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My parents and I had an early Easter dinner at Zucchero e Pomodori and I already can’t wait to go back! We shared the fried calamari to start and it was crisp and delicious. I had the Ravioli alle Vodka which was goat cheese & sun-dried tomato filled ravioli in a pink vodka sauce. All I can write is that the sauce was addictive (ravioli was amazing too) and much deeper red than I was expecting...I wish I could describe the flavors—even my mom was scraping the sauce from my plate. I will be requesting this sauce in pretty much every pasta I try there...I hope that’s allowed. My parents each ordered the Linguine alla Pescatore and loved it. I just moved to the area and will be going back often...great food and lovely staff.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent food and service. My favorite dish is Veal Piccata. For me, this is the best piccata I've ever had. Caesar salad was PERFECT-not to vinegar, not too sweet or cheesey. Dessert was amazing-chocolate cake.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always a good meal and responsive staff
Wine list is drinkable and reasonably priced compared to others in the area
Good brunch variety including the standard egg and pancake fare

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food but 30 minute wait for a table we had a reservation for.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Bottomless drinks 5 stars, food meh

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The wait staff was kind and personable.

The food was excellent.

The prices were reasonable.

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1.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We made a reservation and after an hour and ten minutes they asked us to leave because other people were waiting, but we were sitting and enjoying our meal.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Great meal

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We've eaten here many times for both lunch and dinner and the service was always great. This was our 3rd Christmas dinner here and I had to mark it down because of the service. My plate was half full and the waiter came up and asked me if I wanted to take it home! I was in the middle of eating and we hadn't even been there for 45 min. I know most people usually complain because of the slow service, but this service was too fast. The guy didn't even apologize for what I presume was a mistake or someone in the back was having them rush people out so they could seat more people before closing. I will continue to eat there, but if it happens again, they will lose a customer.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Have been coming here for years. Food is reasonably priced and always fresh. Favorite spot in UES.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This is the second time we have been here in 2 weeks. Food and service are great. You need to get there early because it gets a little loud when they are full house.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The place is very nice. Service was great. Food was average. Good local place.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Solid neighborhood place for brunch. Nothing unique. Has special menu in window, but waiter didn't mention any specials until asked. One of our friends read the specials or we would have never known.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Enjoyed this casual lunch spot. Reasonably priced tasty food.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Extremely reasonable tasty lunch. Very pleasant atmosphere. Defntiely be back!

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2017

To start, the staff were very attentive and helpful however as the meal went on this diminished a bit. After our main the check was dropped over to our table, without us asking for it and without being offered dessert. We did end up staying for dessert and another drink and the food was very good!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Great value for fine italian dinner in Italian. Very friendly service, good portions and excellent quality. Will dine here again.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Warm cozy inviting atmosphere. Service was prompt and friendly. Chopped sun-dried tomato spread with warm bread cubes was phenomenal.
Portion were more than adequate. Would definitely go back.
Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

We were there for Sunday brunch. The service was great. Food was very good. This is a great place that always delivers a nice dining experience.

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3.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Disappointment. We never had our water refilled, unless we asked for it. Appetizers were just ok - nothing enthralling. It's not very expensive, but I still expected better. Antipasto Misto was supposed to have Gorgonzola and Parmesan in addition to the cured meats - there were 3 tiny pieces of each cheese, rock hard. Cured meat were basic, food chain type. Entrees were also just ok. They didn't even wait for our appetizers to bring entrees - and we're eager to then take away appetizers plates when we were not finished. I had the Cornish hen - roasted "fingerling" potatoes were just simple Yukon Gold dived up. Decent though. Green beans were barely cooked - and covered in oil. The 2 hen thighs looked well cooked, crispy outside. They had been reheated so long that I burnt my tongue, taking the first piece in. Even cut up after 5 min, it was still too hot to eat. And of course it was dry as hay, and no sauce at all. The portions were good (even large) and there was plenty of meat - so good for the price. But totally butchered by a kitchen staff that clearly is either bad or doesn't give a crap. We ordered a bottle of wine of a certain vintage - they presented me with another year ..... without pointing it out. I had to ask - they said it's the only they had but I would be the same price. Our waitress never came to check on us and after our dishes were served, she was no where to be found and the bus boy took over our table. He spent his time staring at me and looked weird, like he didn't know what e was doing. Deserts were frozen, supermarket type. In the end we asked for 2 glasses of wine - we have no idea what they brought or even if it was what we asked, but the wine had been opened way too long, had a terrible taste - just awful. We would have complained, had we had a waiter or I a manager was there .... but just kitchen staff.

Will not go back, do not recommend. Now I know why the OpenTable reservation was indicating +1000 points.

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2.0Dined on September 26, 2017

We ordered the special veal scaloppini with artichokes. The meat was tough and dry. For dessert we ordered an ice cream and sorbet cup consisting of four scoops because one of them was supposed to be hazelnut, which we love. There was no hazelnut. This restaurant is moderately priced but there there is no prix fixe lunch. Other restaurants in the same category offer better value.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

I had lunch with friends.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

This is a nice friendly restaurant with great food, value and service.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

solid as always. the best Italian food? no. but for the price and amount of options worth it.

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3.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Service is slow and you might end up hungry and angry. We have waited there more than an hour for our food to arrive. when arrived it was overcooked. It used to be much better in the past and I'm not clear if it because new cooks or new manager but definitely quality of food and service decreased few levels down.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Zucchero was great as usual. It's an Upper East Side gem. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Found this neighborhood restaurant recently and love it. Delicious authentic meals with large portions. Very friendly staff. Love their breads and tomato dip.

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3.0Dined on August 25, 2017

The food left much to be desired. My wife's pollo al ferri was very plain and my red snapper special tasted fishy and not fresh. We ordered a side of broccoli rabe that had no taste and was hard. The crab cake special was tasty, but quite salty. All in all, I was not impressed by the food. I do want to say that the service was fast and courteous.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Food was delicious. Menu offered many options. Service was a bit scattered. Value was great for the city.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

It's a local gem, with a great kitchen that consistently delivers delicious Italian favorites.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2017

This was our first time at Zucchero e Pomodori and it was lovely. Very cozy, extremely clean and I highly recommend the eggplant parm; it's TO DIE FOR! Very delicious -- thanks to everyone there.

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1.0Dined on July 17, 2017

The service was horrible. Very slow. The waitress came to our table only twice throughout our entire stay. The food was very bland! The nicest thing about the restaurant was the very polite hostess. Other than that, save your money, don't eat here!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Yummy! Fastest service ever.

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