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15-17 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX

(((() Italian
Main course: £10
Food spend: £14
Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30. Tuesday to Thursday: 17:30 - 22:00 Friday and Saturday: 17:30 - 22:30. Open 7 days a week during the August festival season.

In the theatre district of Edinburgh city centre, Zucca is an Italian café and restaurant. Split over 2 floors, fine Mediterranean cuisine is served alongside a great selection of wines, beers and coffees.

The Zucca menu offers a selection of Italian cuisine for any time of day or palate. On the mezzanine level, the restaurant serves a variety of simple traditional dishes, including a range of pasta options like seafood linguine, and the vegetarian wild mushroom risotto. On the lower floor, the café boasts Italian coffees, as well as light snacks like paninis and salads.

A fine Italian wine list is served at Zucca restaurant and café, with bottles from Tuscany and Sicily. Prosecco, Italian beers and a chic cocktail selection are also served.

Next door to the Lyceum Theatre, Zucca Edinburgh offers special theatre menus, and is just 4 minutes’ drive from Haymarket Rail Station.


15-17 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX

Contact +44 1312219323

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Customer reviews for Zucca

4.5 (((() (based on 8 reviews)
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  • romantic (8)
  • large parties (5)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* by from LINLITHGOW

    Went for lunch prior to theatre on Saturday, great choice on menu, albeit a limited offering...choice of 6 starters, 6 main courses & 6 desserts, enough for anyone.

  • ((((( by from Hawick

    It is a perfect venue for a pre-theatre meal. The meal was very tasty and well presented. The printing on the menu, however, is very small. The waitress was very helpful in serving our sweets quickly in time for the theatre.

  • ((((* by from Aberdeen

    We came in a little early for our table at 8pm from a very cold and windy Edinburgh city. We were nicely greeted at the door & shown to our table. Unfortunately our table was quite draughty and uncomfortable, but we were seated at another table without fuss; although less draughty it was in the middle of the room where every member of staff passed on the way to each table or to pick up a menu. As we were dining as a couple out for a romantic meal I'm afraid it resulted in us feeling no ambience and more like a fast food establishment. The food, however was good, hot and nicely presented. Good value for money and service was polite and quick. Although we were served our meal quickly we were then left to our own devices. Only once did a waitress top up our wine glass and at no time were we asked how our meal was. I appreciate being left alone to eat without continual interruption is good, but we like to know we're being looked after and this was sadly lacking. The staff were polite but not attentive - too busy setting up for and looking after another table of 10, but this is no real excuse for the lack of attention as there were plenty of staff on. On the whole a rather disappointing experience with quite good food. Would recommend it, but only as a pre-theatre or lunch date with the girls. Not the romantic date we had in mind, sorry!

  • ((((* by from Stamford

    We were a group eating in the evening. We enjoyed good food with an impressive Italian wine list and attentive service.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Dined after Lyceum matinee--------received the most friendly welcome and despite becoming very busy later recd excellent attention -------2 OAPs, 2 young adults and 2 pre teens-all very happy with all the food !

  • ((((* by from edinburgh

    Like to come here for pre-theatre meal. Nice friendly and efficient service. Menu could be a varied more regularly, but food is good and well presented. Decor is a little ordinary and chairs rather uncomfortable.

  • ((((( by from Philadelphia

    Great post theatre dining experience. Excellent value, terrific food and superb staff.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Food was excellent, great menu choice, service prompt,

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