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Posted by Vincenzo on 01/03/2012
Orechiette di Bari was all pasta, with a smathering of broccoli and sausage. Very very bland. Ravioli's tomato sauce was more disappointing than jarred sauce. We were very tight. For someone from Italy, the owner should take more pride in what is being served. If he were to serve this in Italy, he would be thrown out of the country.(maybe he was). would not recommend this to anyone.
Posted by vinny on 01/01/2012
We were very disappointed with the food. The orechiette barese was mostly all pasta, very little sausage and very little broccoli rape and very, very bland. The ravioli of which there were only 4, had what tasted like jarred sauce and bland; the cavatelli were bland as well. i wouldn't recomend this place to anyone. for an owner who is from Italy, he should be ashamed of serving food like this. if he tried serving this stuff in Italy, they would run him out of the country. The salad was decent.
Posted by Carmela on 02/13/2011
Went out to dinner with my honey for our anniversary. Stopped in front to look at the menu as this was the restaurant that took over the place we went to on our first date. A pleasant man came out and chatted us up.......We felt compelled to come in. We were not dissapointed. The food was incredible....The simple pasta dish scrumptious....The Porterhouse was just PERFECT and the wine he suggested went with the meal perfectly. Oh....I must not forget the to die for tiramisu. The staff was wonderful and made us feel like we were part of the family with a nice big hug from the owner on our way out...
Posted by Queixa on 08/30/2010
My boyfriend and I were exploring and looking for a place to eat. While we were looking at the menu, a friendly guy came out and convinced us to go in and try the place. I'm very glad he did. A beautiful little restaurant, great service, really good food. We split mussels for an appetizer. I had linguine with clams. We also had a bottle of wine. The wine was very good. Better than I expected, because we got one of the inexpensive wines off the menu. The mussels were very tasty, with the garlic obvious but not overpowering. The clam linguine in a white wine sauce was excellent. The boyfriend had some tomato-and-meat pasta dish, and he was also very happy with his meal. And the friendly guy who invited us in -- was the owner. He also came by the table to check how everything was, and was there to say goodbye as we left. A beautiful dining experience all around, and I am looking forward to our next trip there.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/14/2010
Ordered the pasta with italian sausage. Date ordered the gnocchi. When she asked if that was a good choice the waiter just said "yeah sure" (like "whatever") before he hurried away to go glad-hand a regular. The food came out and looked like the kind of pasta you get at a take-out for $8. The cheese guy came around with the parmesan and when I told him that was enough, he just finished off the huge scoop on the spoon anyway since he was looking at another table. The pasta was tasteless and gummy. So I ate the few pieces of sausage and left the rest which was cleared off the table without question. The overall experience was so disappointing we didn't want to stay for dessert. They were attentive when it was time to pay the bill. At least the wine was ok.
Posted by VillageFoodie on 07/19/2010
I've been to Zucca a few times now and have been extremely impressed every time. My brother was recently in town and wanted some good italian food, so I took him to my new favorite in the city. The food was incredible and the service was very friendly and welcoming. I can't wait to go back!
Posted by nabilafrommontreak on 05/19/2010
I loved the venue, the staff was friendly, the food was excellent. We did not feel that we were in any of the usual tourist traps as described by some reviewers. It was just typical Italian-new yorker restaurant. I highly recommend the risotto.