We tried it for Sunday lunch.
It is a modern take on a good Italian Trattoria, in that it is informal and makes no attempt to “tart up” the presentation of the dishes. Which are made from fresh ingredients and beautifully cooked.
For starters I had the Zucca Friters (Pumpkin in batter)¬†and my companion had the Speck (juniper flavored ham) and Pigeon Crostini, both very nice but we had to make use of the olive oil provided with the bread to enhance them. Some pesto or a dip of some sort would have been ideal with my Friters.
There was small selection of¬† main courses, basically meat/fish¬†with¬†some greens, so if you want pasta you need to order as a separate course.¬† I ordered Pigeon, it was superb, tasty and moist – actually better than the Pigeon I had in¬†Cibr√®o in Florence which is a real compliment.
I would have liked to have tried the Amaretto tart for dessert but they had ran out, so we¬†made do with some home made ice cream.
The wine list¬†included¬†several options by the glass and a range of reasonably priced bottles.
The marketing for Alfies a near neighbour to Zucca, describes Alfies as “a significant addition to Bermondsey’s burgeoning foodie scene”.¬† That description did not fit Alfies, but does¬†most definately describe¬†Zucca.
Marks out of 10
UPDATE : Zucca has closed.