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Zucca-Dine LA review

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samtron608 Feb 5, 2008 08:13 AM

well, went to Zucca for Dine LA. was the only place near my area that had rsvp space available at the last minute. plus never been there and thought i would try it out.

not crowded at all for dinner. half the place was empty. has this place been down lately? did i go to a place thats lost its mojo a long time ago??

Service: exceptional! they even had a dine-LA menu seperately printed and explained it to us. Waiter was kind, fast and very considerate.

Food: got the dinela deal + i ordered a pizza on the side to give it a taste. the pizza was great. full of flavor and not overwhelming. dough was tasty and just a great mixture of crunch and softness. the goat cheese topping was very tasty.
now the dinela meal: salad..average, but had a tart taste at the end with olives, and citrus vinaigrette, that made it somewhat passable.
squash soup...surprisingly tasty and full of texture
flatiron steak. full of seasoning. a little too much in my opinion. for steaks i dont like that much seasoning as i like to actually taste the meat. good portion. cooked close to med rare as requested.
veggie dish: it was like a veggie lasagna but made with zucchines(sp?) instead of pasta. had tomatoes, and about 3 other veggies. tasted good..interesting concept.

overall i found zucca okay. since their service was great, i had a good time. food was above average, but not out of the world. i will go back to try their other pizzas (only about $12 each).

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    aventinus RE: samtron608 Feb 5, 2008 09:31 AM

    I work next door and have been underwhelmed the past several times I went there. I remember liking it more last year. The food ranges from pretty good (Italian tuna salad) to downright pathetic (a minestrone soup that tasted primarily like water). I wouldn't recommend except for happy hour.

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