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Venice Restaurants

La Zucca

Updated 11/14/2013

Fodor's Review

The simple place settings, lattice-wood walls, and mélange of languages make La Zucca (the pumpkin) feel much like a typical, somewhat sophisticated vegetarian restaurant that you could find in any European city. What makes La Zucca special is the use of fresh, local ingredients (many of which, like the particularly sweet zucca itself, aren't normally found outside northern Italy), and simply great cooking. Though the menu does have superb meat dishes such as the piccata di pollo ai caperi e limone con riso (sliced chicken with capers and lemon served with rice), more attention is paid to dishes from the garden: try the radicchio di Treviso con funghi e scaglie di Montasio (with mushrooms and shavings of Montasio cheese), the finocchi piccanti con olive (fennel in a spicy tomato-olive sauce), or the house's signature dish—the flan di zucca, a luscious, naturally sweet, pumpkin pudding topped with slivered, aged ricotta cheese.

Restaurant Information

Address:

Calle del Tintor (at Ponte de Megio), Santa Croce 1762, Venice, 30135, Italy

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Phone:

041-5241570

Website: www.lazucca.it

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. and 1 wk in Dec.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 11/14/2013

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By fjmc28

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Jun 6, 2012

La Zucca Review

Good food , terrible service , not a fodors choice in our opinion

By Statia

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Feb 25, 2009

Venice's Best Vegetarian

Lovely place for lunch, especially if you can sit outside near the small canal and people watch. The dishes are very innovative and their pumpkin flan is to die for.

By Sarah

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May 3, 2006

Surprised

Very unusual and interesting food,let down a little by attitude of staff - perhaps a result of being so popular ? Seemed unhelpful when asked for the occasional translation into English. They were also very surprised that we were surprised not to receive our vegetable side orders with the main course... is this new Italian vegetarian etiquette ?? Ample portions did arrive after the main meal, particularly good were the courgette and basil, potato

dauphinoise annd spinach in cream sauce.

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By Natasha

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Mar 31, 2006

Taste Sensation

Heard a lot about this restaurant so they have a lot to live up to - but it didn't disappoint..

By Dennis

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Mar 27, 2006

The Best

This is why people read these Reviews, to find these great little neighborhood restaurants with a 5-Star kitchen! Very fríendly, fantastic food (pumpkin flan with gargonzola!) and nice setting. More Italians than tourists. Best Deal in town for eats and cost.

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