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“Great Food , very Pleasant Personnel, nice atmoshphere.”
Review of Cafe Zucchero

Cafe Zucchero
Ranked #228 of 5 554 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: US$15 - US$30
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Joe and Frank Busalacchi created this Italian cafe-style concept, and you'll find that this delightful setting gets attention around the clock. Casual and spirited food is served. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily. Diners enjoy lingering over coffee and sumptuous desserts created by pastry maker Frank who was trained by a Sicilian master. Whether you are in the mood for pizza, pasta, seafood, chicken, or veal, this is the place. Also, make sure you treat your sweet tooth to one of the sinful desserts. Here you'll find some of the most incredible delectables not found anywhere else in San Diego. You would have to go to Sicily to find items such as the cassata Sicilian, "the cake of Sicily," a beautiful creation of marzipan, sponge cake, ricotta, and fruits with a pretty floral design. It, like the pastries, desserts, and gelato, is made fresh on the premises.There's more: try the arancini, a fried golden brown rice ball filled with meat or mozzarella cheese, or sample the calzone or brioche filled with meat or peas. After your meal you also simply must try the homemade gelato, featured in flavors such as, pistachio, strawberry, hazelnut, chocolate chip, or limone. Cafe Zucchero's menu lists fine panini (sandwiches) such as the Italiano with eggplant, mozzarella cheese, and extra virgin olive oil, or the pollo (with grilled chicken, onions, avocado, and tomato). There are a few pasta/risotto dishes - try the pasta with Italian sausage, capers, olives, and tomatoes. The contadina also is a good choice.
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Food was great, Employees were efficient and very hospitable.Atmosphere pleasant and clean. Also has a fantastic Bakery with Cafe Atmoshphere. Experience was great from arrival to departure.

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Thank Joseph P
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

So my favorite pastry is an Italian one called a Lobster Tail when you are in Boston. I can’t spell or pronounce the actual name of them but the have them here at Cafe Zucchero. They are not exactly the same ( Boston ones are custard filled) these have a citrus flavor baked in but they are delicious and I’ll be going back before we head home later this week

Thank DJSparks45
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Walking through Little Italy in San Diego Downtown we got to this little restaurant where we had an amazing dinner.
I had the best sea-shells stuffed with different kind of mushroom and a beautiful vodka sauce. They were absolutely marvelous !!!
Then we had chocolate eclairs for dessert.
Great dinner !!!!
Their service was the best. We had a waitres who was really nice.
For sure we will be back because we loved everything from this place !!!

Thank Cecilia L
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The food was outstanding! Cooked perfectly! Service was very good as well. It is a smaller place so make reservations. We would go back again.

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Thank Evachad
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I love this coffee shop since it was not a fancy one but sure with a character.
Its cannoli was tasy :)

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Thank Bearcast
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