‘Modern Italian food the way it should be', declaims a fan of Zucca – a sparsely decorated ‘local' restaurant that manages to draw crowds from across the capital with its menu of pitch-perfect dishes cooked with skill and a respect for ingredients. Consider a starter of ox tongue gently braised in stock until meltingly tender, then grilled over charcoal and served with a piquant salsa verde. Silky-soft handmade pasta might be pepped up with spring herbs, peas and ricotta or enriched with a venison ragù, while fish and meat are often grilled (the signature veal chop, for example) or given the slow-cook treatment – as in a spicy octopus stew with pancetta and white polenta. Staff are ‘cool, beautiful and passionate', while prices are admirably low for the quality on offer – a policy that extends to the splendid all-Italian wine list.
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