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Zucca Trattoria - 20 Reviews - 95 7th Ave S, New York, NY - Italian Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 255-1980

Zucca Trattoria

95 7th Ave S (at Barrow Street and Grove Street)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-1980
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Was looking for a place to eat late tonight, almost midnight - stumbled upon a real find. I had caesar salad and linguine with clam sauce, nothing special you'd think but both we...


The waiters had a little attitude and kept walking around for no reason and staring at us. When I raised my hand so I can ask for wine, the waiter walked down like he was doing m...

Excellent food, service and ambience - really great 7/27/2011

Was looking for a place to eat late tonight, almost midnight - stumbled upon a real find. I had caesar salad and linguine with clam sauce, nothing special you'd think but both were really well done - superfresh ingredients, not overseasoned, linguine had lovelyl whole garlic cloves with clams and fresh parsley - i left feeling well fed but not stuffed the way you can get from inferior ingredients. Also, the owner himself, a friendly but not overbearing Roman, cooked for me. Highly recommended. more

Amazing!!! 4/14/2011

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Zucca. The bianca salad and baked clams were great! My favorite of all was the grilled pulpo salad. The pulpo was so tender, it melted in your mouth. Then, we split the gnocchi and had branzino. Phenomenal and fresh!! We also recommend the homemade tiramisu. Not only was our meal amazing, but the owner, Gino, treated us like family. We will definitely be back to this excellent restaurant in the West Village! more

Couldn't be better! 2/7/2011

This place was absolutely spectacular! We stumbled upon it by accident and couldn't have been happier. The staff were extremely friendly, the food was straight out of Italy (spend 3 months there and have been looking for true Italian food ever since), and the ambiance was great. I would recommend Zucca to everyone!!! Gino (one of the 2 owners) was so kind too... he gave us a delicious lemoncello... you've got to try it!! more

A very pleasant discovery 8/30/2010

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. more

Amazing restaurant 5/18/2010

I'm from Las vegas. So my wife and I have visited NYC. We had a dinner at Zucca Trattoria. It was amazing excellent food specially the risotto. I would definitely recommend it Pros: you feel like home Cons: busy you need reservation more

Tutte Bene Cose! 5/15/2010

When I find a good restaurant, I tend to frequent it often. Zucca is such a place. Authentic Italian cuisine... Yes. They (father and son) know what they're doing - Italian style.!. Sincerely. Pros: It's All Good. more

Zucca Trattoria NYC 5/7/2010

Very slow, very small portions, seafiid not fresh. Mushy Shrimp (ick) and mussels smelled so bad I couldn't eat them. Wait staff kept wiping the table with the same wet dirty rag. The Gargage was my first choice, should have gone there! Cons: High Prices-Small portions - seafood not fresh more

Terrible tourist trap 3/25/2010

Rude staff, lackluster food, and high prices make this a place to avoid at all costs...particularly in a city with great food. I would be skeptical about any positive review as being someone associated with the restaurant. Places like this should make you angry. Don't say you weren't warned. Take a bite of the oreccheiette barese, then you'll see. Pros: Near my house Cons: Everything else more

Great Food and service 3/11/2010

I went with 3 friends, absolutely loved it! Service, food, atmosphere, all top notch and a one of a kind restaurant in the city! I felt like I was in Tuscany! Desserts are out of this world! Going back and bringing more friends! Gino, Frank and staff have outdone themselves, cannot compare to any restaurant I have been to! more


went there for my husbands 30th bday and it was perfect! our waiter was very helpful and his recommendations were on point! we had the oysters and hot and cold antipast for the table... which was very flavorful. I had the stuffed chicken breast and the bday boy had the rack of lamb special which very tender. everyones seemed to lick there plate and the tiramisu was amazing!! will def recommend and return soon!!!! :) Pros: Locations, Freshness and High Quality Ingredients, Staff more

it made my night 1/28/2010

l went there with my family for my son`s birthday , and i was really surprised . The staff from ZUCCA made it happen for me .The deserts were absolute , nicely decorated ....................................... it made my night Pros: absolute deserts more

Awesomeness 1/21/2010

Awesome!!!!!!!! Went there for my friends birthday Saturday night.... and boy it was PERFECT ITALIAN!!!! The atmosphere is very Tuscan and the food really made us feel as if we were in Italy. As per the recommendation of our waiter, we had the oysters and bianca salad for apps. My friend had the Italian lasagna and I had the stuffed pork chop which was to die for. The tiramisu was perfect and fluffy... to top it off the owners sent over complimentary limoncello for us to celebrate. Will def return and highly recommend west village Italian restaurant... 2 thumbs up!!! Salute!!! more

Great place, great restaurant 1/20/2010

I found out about this place from citysearch,  great specials, I had for appetizer Oysters alla Zucca, then Risoto frutti di mare Bianco. The service was outstanding and for desert I had a home made Tiramisu and my girl cheesecake nicely decorated. Pros: Food, service, location more

So rude on the phone, I decided against going here 1/20/2010

I called to make a reservation for Friday night. The man on the phone asked ""Saturday?"" to which I replied, ""No, Friday please."" He then said ""Saturday?"" and this went on for about a minute. Then when I was giving him my name, which I spelled 5 times for him, he repeated back something completely different to me. When I said that wasn't correct, he started laughing. I got the feeling that this wasn't a language or communication problem, and that he was making a joke of my phone call. He was laughing, so I just hung up. As others have said, with all the amazing food in NYC, why bother with a place that is going to treat you like dirt before you even walk in the door! Pros: Their menu LOOKS good Cons: Rude staff more

STAY AWAY 1/13/2010

STAY AWAY\r \r Last night at Zucca, I had the most unpleasant experience I've ever had in a restaurant. The food was passable (though not at all special), but the proprietor was so sneaky, nasty and insulting that I will never go back there and would absolutely never recommend it to anyone. When I said to my boyfriend that he would not like the ""prosciutto cotto"" that was served with the burrata appetizer, the proprietor (who was taking our order in the nearly empty restaurant) offered to substitute ""prosciutto di parma"" -- never mentioning any additional cost for the substitution -- and we took him up on his offer. When the bill came, however, we saw that ""burrata"" was listed twice, once for $12 (the cost of the appetizer) and once for $8. When we questioned the second charge, the proprietor said that the $8 charge was for the prosciutto di parma, because it costs him more to buy. We were of course surprised, and we objected to not having been told in advance that the substitution would nearly double the price of the app (we would have skipped the meat altogether, had we known), but he disagreed and at that point began to get very unpleasant. Apparently, in his opinion, as ""sophisticated business people"" and ""entrepreneurs"" we should have known the difference in his wholesale prices for Italian meats, and that he planned to pass on that difference in price to us as part of the substitution he offered (even though he didn't say so). He even accused me of trying to ""trick"" him into giving us something for free that we knew we shouldn't get. At that point, I was so shocked and insulted by his behavior that I just wanted to leave, our evening having been ruined, so we paid the check and got out of there, stunned that the proprietor of Zucca would choose to insult and drive away neighborhood customers for $8 on a $90 bill.\r \r The Zucca website advertises an ""at home Italian feeling"" -- If this were how I was treated at home, I would move out! In a city where there are thousands of fabulous restaurants to try, there is no reason to go to Zucca and every reason not to. \r \r (NOTE: I would give this restaurant zero stars if Citysearch website provided that option.) Cons: Mediocre food; nasty service more

Bad restaurant. 12/6/2009

The waiters had a little attitude and kept walking around for no reason and staring at us. When I raised my hand so I can ask for wine, the waiter walked down like he was doing me a big favor. The wine I ordered was really bad, like it was standing open for a few days. The pasta I ordered was very bad. Too salty and peppery. Also the broccoli looked like it was microwaved a few times. Not good at all. Wasted $65 for 2 person dinner. Pros: Convenient location. Cons: Bad pasta, wine, and service. more

Classy find if your craving authentic Italian! 11/20/2009

Loved this place! Zucca Trattoria was a great find! Wonderful Rustic West Village Italian spot. The food is amazing, the service is on point, and the ambiance is classy and tasteful - a very authentic Italian feel. Fantastic food, especially the gnocchi, bruschetta, salads and the Bolognese pasta dish was out of this world. Delicious deserts too! I will be returning for sure - great for a date or just a night out with friends. Pros: Knock your socks off Gnocchi more

Amazing West Village Italian Food 11/11/2009

The food here was amazing! My roomate and I found this place on Citysearch and we decided not to wait in line for Westville. I was really craving gnocci and after skimming over the menu posted on their website we decided to give this place a try. \r \r I had the strozzapreti with shrimp, zucchini, and tomatoes.The pasta and shrimp were perfectly cooked, and the sauce was amazing! My sister had the potato and butternut squash gnocci with pancetta and pesto.We shared a caprese salad - fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, roasted red pepper, and prosciutto over endives and drizzled with balsamic and olive oil. Everything was delicious! For dessert, we had tiramisu and a cannoli, it was good, but nothing too special.\r \r The ambiance was warm and inviting. Our waiter and the rest of the staff was very attentive, and checked on us multiple times during our meal. I love that this place had such an authentic Italian rustic feeling, I definitely recommend it. Pros: Great Service, Food and Atmosphere more

Italian the way Italian was meant to be 10/14/2009

love this italian restaurant. they have some great homeade past and good beer selection. try the lasagna. Pros: Italian the way Italian was meant to be more

I love Zucca! 10/14/2009

I was here over the weekend with my girlfriend and we had a wonderful experience. We tried a few different Italian signature dishes and shared them. The wine selections were great. Ultimately a great Italian dining experience in NYC Pros: great service, great food more
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Owner Message

  • After 35 years of restaurant experience, Gino and his son Frank have created an "at home" Italian feeling for your dining experience. Located in the heart of the West Village, this truly exquisite experience gives you the decor and warm Italian atmosphere that invites you to try the regional rustic dishes of Italy. Escape the busy streets of New York City and immerse yourself into an atmosphere that could be easily mistaken for an authentic ristorante in Italia. Be guided by the knowledgable wait staff through a traditional Italian menu, rotating list of creative daily specials and an extensive wine list. Specializing in on and off premise catering for all occasions, the professionals at Zucca Trattoria promise to provide delicious, authentic Italian cuisine with a smile.


  • Everything about this West Village restaurant channels Italy. The menu features traditional Italian fare (bruschetta, veal Milanese and pasta bolognese) as well as more upscale standards like beef...

  • 12/3/2009 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu, Sun: 12pm-11pm Fri: 12pm-12:30am Sat: 11am-12:30am
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, West Village