Zucchero e Pomodori

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If you stand on the doorstep of Zucchero e Pomodori and look out, you can see at least three other Italian restaurants. So why do Upper East Siders keep filling this place? Mainly because it’s what we all ask for in an Italian joint: reliable, nonfussy and relatively inexpensive food. The dozen or so fresh pastas are always a good choice, like ribbony pappardelle in a thick meat sauce, but the Sicilian owners always offer a few dishes from their native region on top of the usual, including rigatoni alla Siciliana, pasta tossed with eggplant, tomatoes, basil and tangy ricotta salata cheese.
Venue name: Zucchero e Pomodori
Address: 1431 Second Ave
New York
Cross street: between 74th and 75th Sts
Opening hours: Daily noon–midnight
Transport: Subway: 6 to 77th St
Price: Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V

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4 / 5

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Ryan J

I have only ever been here for brunch but I cannot recommend this place enough.For some reason there never really seems to be a lot of people in here, but the food and service is fantastic.There is a bottomless brunch of good mimosas, and they will refill your glass as soon as you want.The food is much better than a typical brunch place, and at a pretty reasonable price.Definitely would recommend the grilled chicken Panini or any of the omelets available.Good place to sit outside in the summer and enjoy a good brunch on the UES.Can’t wait to go back.


Only ever ordered take-out once and it was fantastic. Highly recommend the vegetable ravioli in the porcini mushroom sauce.