Cafe Zucchero

★★★☆☆
  • 1731 India St

    San Diego, CA 92101

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  • 619-531-1731

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Anytime I have family visiting San Diego, I always make a point to bring them to Cafe Zucchero. The bakery is amazing and they have so much variety. They probably have the best cannoli in San Diego. It's a great place to grab a pastry and sip a cappuccino in the middle of the afternoon. I have also enjoyed having dinner at Cafe Zucchero. The food was excellent and the service was great. Overall, it's a great bakery/restaurant in little Italy.

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★★★★☆

Anytime I have family visiting San Diego, I always make a point to bring them to Cafe Zucchero. The bakery is amazing and they have so much variety. They probably have the best cannoli in San Diego. It's a great place to grab a pastry and sip a cappuccino in the middle of the afternoon. I have also enjoyed having dinner at Cafe Zucchero. The food was excellent and the service was great. Overall, it's a great bakery/restaurant in little Italy.

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Truthfully, you can get better pasta at Olive Garden. But, here you can sit outside and feel like part of the Pezza Novante. Food is a bit pricey, quality is ok, not great, not horrible. Cosi', cosi'. So-so. However, probably the best in little Italy, where the Italian food suffers. Better Italian food is found in the Gas-lamp district. When is someone going to open a great Italian place in Little Italy????? When that happens they will RULE! As of now the competition is nowhere.

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★★★☆☆

Truthfully, you can get better pasta at Olive Garden. But, here you can sit outside and feel like part of the Pezza Novante. Food is a bit pricey, quality is ok, not great, not horrible. Cosi', cosi'. So-so. However, probably the best in little Italy, where the Italian food suffers. Better Italian food is found in the Gas-lamp district. When is someone going to open a great Italian place in Little Italy????? When that happens they will RULE! As of now the competition is nowhere.

Pros: Nice sidewalk dining area

Cons: Is not really an Italian eatery

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The service, the coffee, the food, I probably had THE WORST experience I've ever had in a restaurant during the 18 years I've lived in San Diego. First of all, I get there and two of my friends were already seated in the outside terrace, and everything seemed nice. I brought a friend and my dog with me, and it was a busy night for a Thursday. I ordered an iced coffee, not a hard order. He comes back like 10 minutes later with a cup of light brown water. WATER! it tasted like he filled the cup with water from the sink and threw in a few drops of badly brewed coffee. When I told him that the iced coffee had no ice, he said it was because it had melted on the way to the table. WOW. My friend ordered a glass of wine and my other friends a salad and some coffee. Then the hostess starts staring at us, and impatiently comes up and says, "so are you planning on ordering any food? Because this table is for dinner only." My friends were never told it was dinner only. She made us feel very uncomfortable. The waiter then kept hurrying us to get dessert, and before my friend had time to order another wine, he gave us the check. It was like saying, "you're taking up too much air and not paying enough for it, so you need to leave." I then went to the manager who was with the hostess and asked them if there was a problem with us being there, because everyone seemed to be rushing us to leave. The hostess started telling me that we were asked if we were here for "dinner", and we didn't order dinner, we only ordered coffee and pastries. She said that we should know for next time because we were not supposed to have sat there. First of all, a hostess, let alone anyone, does not have the right to talk back so rudely. After I sat down, she went to towards the back and started LAUGHING at me. Her name was Christine, and she was probably the WORST hostess I have ever encountered.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service, the coffee, the food, I probably had THE WORST experience I've ever had in a restaurant during the 18 years I've lived in San Diego. First of all, I get there and two of my friends were already seated in the outside terrace, and everything seemed nice. I brought a friend and my dog with me, and it was a busy night for a Thursday. I ordered an iced coffee, not a hard order. He comes back like 10 minutes later with a cup of light brown water. WATER! it tasted like he filled the cup with water from the sink and threw in a few drops of badly brewed coffee. When I told him that the iced coffee had no ice, he said it was because it had melted on the way to the table. WOW. My friend ordered a glass of wine and my other friends a salad and some coffee. Then the hostess starts staring at us, and impatiently comes up and says, "so are you planning on ordering any food? Because this table is for dinner only." My friends were never told it was dinner only. She made us feel very uncomfortable. The waiter then kept hurrying us to get dessert, and before my friend had time to order another wine, he gave us the check. It was like saying, "you're taking up too much air and not paying enough for it, so you need to leave." I then went to the manager who was with the hostess and asked them if there was a problem with us being there, because everyone seemed to be rushing us to leave. The hostess started telling me that we were asked if we were here for "dinner", and we didn't order dinner, we only ordered coffee and pastries. She said that we should know for next time because we were not supposed to have sat there. First of all, a hostess, let alone anyone, does not have the right to talk back so rudely. After I sat down, she went to towards the back and started LAUGHING at me. Her name was Christine, and she was probably the WORST hostess I have ever encountered.

Pros: The Terrace

Cons: Horrible rude service, terrible management, disgusting coffee and pastries

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It's amazing how one little place can be so much like Italy. If you like cannoli this is the bakery for you. I enjoy making my own but to find one that tastes just like you arrived in Italy is incredible. The price was a litlle high but worth each and every bite of cannoli.

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★★★★☆

It's amazing how one little place can be so much like Italy. If you like cannoli this is the bakery for you. I enjoy making my own but to find one that tastes just like you arrived in Italy is incredible. The price was a litlle high but worth each and every bite of cannoli.

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I have been in your restaurant a couple of times, but the last sunday i was there, i had the worste service i've every recieved. We were not properly sat-down in our table, we were instructed to order our food on the counter and pay before even getting our food. There were no waiters serving us. It took more than half an hour just to get our drinks, our water were never poured in our glasses, and we had to wait longer for our food. Our food was cold when served, and was not given the proper orders we requested. I requested to have cheese on my omelet, so when one of the busers came to take my food to change it, it was very obvious that when i got the food i requested for, the cook simply just 'slapped' the cheese on top of my omelet. Later, when i asked one of the waiters to give us a to-go box, he said "sorry, but i am not your buser". We are VERY disappointed with your customer service.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been in your restaurant a couple of times, but the last sunday i was there, i had the worste service i've every recieved. We were not properly sat-down in our table, we were instructed to order our food on the counter and pay before even getting our food. There were no waiters serving us. It took more than half an hour just to get our drinks, our water were never poured in our glasses, and we had to wait longer for our food. Our food was cold when served, and was not given the proper orders we requested. I requested to have cheese on my omelet, so when one of the busers came to take my food to change it, it was very obvious that when i got the food i requested for, the cook simply just 'slapped' the cheese on top of my omelet. Later, when i asked one of the waiters to give us a to-go box, he said "sorry, but i am not your buser". We are VERY disappointed with your customer service.

Pros: good desert

Cons: horrible service

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I love this restaurant - food is very good as are their desserts, and the price is pretty decent! I love the feeling in Little Italy in general. I recommend their pasta and pizza dishes as well as their desserts.

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant - food is very good as are their desserts, and the price is pretty decent! I love the feeling in Little Italy in general. I recommend their pasta and pizza dishes as well as their desserts.

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Come to the "Sugar cafe" in the morning for jolting shots of espresso accompanied by freshly baked croissants or other breakfast pastries. You can enjoy them on the tiny sidewalk terrace, a private patio in back or the marble-floor main…

 

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