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chef223 Aug 1, 2009 01:59 PM

I noticed that Zucca has a 25 dollar three course pre fix menu on certain days, and I was wondering if anyone has been. Any suggestions on certain dishes, and what was your overall feeling on the food?
Thanks in advance

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    urbuddee RE: chef223 Aug 2, 2009 11:13 AM

    I haven't tried this $25 pre-fix menu you speak of but in "general", the food @ Zucca is very good!! I would recommend and $25 for a pre-fix menu is a STEAL IMO.

    1. Ediblethoughts RE: chef223 Aug 2, 2009 11:37 AM

      It's a pity they don't give a bit more info on their website---because like urbuddee, I love Zucca and think $25 sounds like a great deal. But I'd like ot know what the choices are before trying it out...

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        Pincus RE: Ediblethoughts Aug 2, 2009 01:10 PM

        I think it's a pasta and salad, but a quick phone call to them should clear things up.

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          erly RE: Pincus Aug 2, 2009 01:43 PM

          Zucca is one of the very few restaurants in Toronto, that we go to fairly often.
          Really nice people, and excellent food.
          They use seasonal products as well
          I have not tried the fixed price menu

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        Tatai RE: chef223 Aug 2, 2009 01:46 PM

        We went a few months ago, intending to try the prix-fixe (please note the proper spelling; it means "fixed price" in French) menu but, although I can't remember what was on it, we weren't tempted by it and ended up ordering a la carte.

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          lamaranthe RE: Tatai Aug 31, 2010 02:28 PM

          Too bad you don't provide much infos. BTW in French prix fixe does not take a hyphen.

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          DrewStar RE: chef223 Aug 2, 2009 01:49 PM

          Mixed Salad : Any Pasta On The Menu : Any Dessert On The Menu

          A great deal.

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            Ediblethoughts RE: DrewStar Aug 3, 2009 05:42 AM

            That does sound pretty goood. (Did it include their pastas that were specials? I'm thinking probably not from what you said above.)

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              DrewStar RE: Ediblethoughts Aug 3, 2009 07:35 AM

              Yes. Any pasta they are offering including specials and the handmade ones. The only element that is the same for everyone is the mixed salad at the beginning.

              Considering the work that goes into some of the handmade pastas (and the desserts) this is a bargain.

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                Ediblethoughts RE: DrewStar Aug 3, 2009 11:24 AM

                I don't even like fresh pasta most of the time but Zucca's is the exception to my rule. So yeah, will try to fit it in!

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                  phoenikia RE: DrewStar Aug 3, 2009 11:34 AM

                  Just to be the Devil's Advocate- the cost of a pasta and mixed salad at Zucca would always be somewhere around $25-$27.

                  If you're ordering the prix fixe for $25 Sun-Tue at Zucca (the only nights the prix fixe is available), what this amounts to is free dessert on a slow night ;)

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                    DrewStar RE: phoenikia Aug 3, 2009 06:21 PM

                    Fair enough. Even if the savings are marginal, I do think that 3 courses of homemade tasty food is worth 25 bucks. I've had a fresh tagliatelle special with chanterelles and speck (if my memory serves me correctly), an interesting salad and a handmade dessert and it was awesome.

                    It wasn't too slow either. Perhaps it was a function of the prix fixe, but some of those 'slow' nights were rocking. Seems like people are on to a good deal.

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                      phoenikia RE: DrewStar Aug 3, 2009 09:13 PM

                      What I meant is that the $25 prix fixe is Zucca's way of drawing customers into their restaurant on the nights that are usually slow for TO restaurants.

                      Nice to hear that it sounds like their Zucca is doing well Sun- Tue:)

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                        DrewStar RE: phoenikia Aug 3, 2009 09:25 PM

                        Absolutely. It seems to work well for them. Most of the people in the resto were ordering the prix fixe (at least by the number of pastas coming out of the kitchen)!

            2. Googs RE: chef223 Aug 3, 2009 08:47 AM

              Do try the Prix Fixe Menu. Don't try it on a Sunday. It's the one day they shouldn't really be open.

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                corruptchicken RE: chef223 Aug 3, 2009 09:05 PM

                my bday is coming up...is zucca really expensive? i'm looking for around 30 dollars per person, if someone doesn't choose prix-fixe

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                  Pincus RE: corruptchicken Aug 3, 2009 09:24 PM

                  It's not as expensive as some places, but $30 per person there still won't get you much off the a la carte menu.

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                  lamaranthe RE: chef223 Aug 29, 2010 07:37 AM

                  Where could I see their menu on line? Thanks !

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                    normanwolf RE: lamaranthe Aug 29, 2010 07:41 AM

                    Their menu:


                  2. ekim256 RE: chef223 Sep 21, 2010 10:38 AM

                    any updates about this place? It seems like they aren't doing the pre fix menu anymore. I may go there soon for a birthday!



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                      foodyDudey RE: ekim256 Sep 21, 2010 02:45 PM

                      It's OK but nothing special at all, at least the 2 times we ate there. Nothing was making us feel like going back.

                      If it's your birthday, try and get someone to take you to Scaramouche, you will probably like that.

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                        ekim256 RE: foodyDudey Sep 21, 2010 07:46 PM

                        someone else's birthday =) I may join them afterwards for drinks, because another friend is in town and wants to get BBQ pork from Chinatown...haha so it's pasta vs. BBQ pork

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                        newinTO RE: ekim256 Oct 2, 2010 03:01 PM

                        I have gone to Zucca 3 times in the last month. I love the place.
                        Staff is quick and knows all aboput the dishes.
                        I even reserved a fish I like when I made the third reservation because they sell out.
                        one of the best in the Yonge-Englinton scene.

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