Italian Dreams – Zucca Bermondsey ✌

Bermondsey Street seems to have struck gold with high quality restaurants along the road. This was the second one out 3 I visited and all three places I just simply adored the food. Zucca was mentioned to me a few times a few years ago, a lot of food lovers alike had only positive words about the place. I walked passed this place a few times,and the place is always filled to rim with diners. Do you remember the blog post about Jose?

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Zucca means pumpkin in Italian, I have no idea why they named the restaurant after a pumpkin, but hey it’s catchy and yes there is a dish called Zucca. The spacious restaurant boasts a super sleek and sophisticated outlook, with modern white furnishing with plenty of natural lighting beaming through. The open kitchen allows you to see the chefs at work.

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Zucca fritto pumpkin

All food is made fresh on premises,and the selection board of breads is complimentary.

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Zucca complimentry breads

Zucca fritto is a must have, the neatly pile of logs of battered pumpkin and vegetables, resembled a Jenga puzzle. The batter was light and crispy, and I generally love tempura this was scrumptious, but wait it was only £3.

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Zucca prawns

The menus are always changing, and I stupidly forgot to take a pic of the menu that day. My friend opted for the prawns for starters; the plate was presented with 2 pieces and a prawn head. The ravishing prawn was juicy full of flavour; we slowly devoured every single bite.

The pastas we had were second to none, and hit the spots. You have a choice of having it as a main or a starter portion. We both had main portions, and it was generous in size.

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Pappardelle with meat ragu

Pappardelle with meat ragu, Parmesan was very rich, the shredded chunks of tender meat, melted in the mouth instantly and Parmesan added a dimension of flavour.

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I have forgotten the name of the dish I had, this also didn’t disappoint, full-bodied flavour, with added crunch from the walnuts tickled the taste buds. The fresh pasta was to die for and one of the best ones I have tried in London.

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Of course we needed some sweet endings and the ice creams on the dish stole the show. I couldn’t get enough of the intense soft, creamy scoop of ice cream paired with the cakes and tarts.

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Zucca is a charming place, relaxing environment and won’t cost the earth. The pastas are so dam yummy,and the Zucca fritto’s are a must!

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