Zesta Cuccina is a place that, although convenient to where I live, I don't go there that often. Usually if I'm at Glenwood Square I often just to straight to The Pub but this particular day we opted to visit Zesta Cuccina to see what they had on the menu as it's always changing.

I'm glad we did.

They have a standard menu full of traditional favorites but also handed us a unique, smaller menu that had some seasonal items that were only available for a short time. That's all I needed to hear. I love ordering items from menus like this as you're sure to find something you may not find again.

One of the items that stood out immediately was the roasted duck. I knew we had to try that.

Since we were in a sharing mood as we typically get a few things and share everything, we also grabbed the seafood risotto off the same menu.

The duck was phenomenal.

John Riggs
John Riggs

If it looks medium-rare, that's because it is. Duck is a poultry that is safe to eat under these conditions, but thank you for thinking of our safety. This duck with a cherry sauce, roasted carrots and these potatoes were amazing. Those straws on top that kind of look like hay were also edible. That's always fun. You don't need to eat them, but we did.

The seafood risotto was also amazing.

John Riggs
John Riggs

I would recommend either, really. And I'm sure the other items on that menu are amazing, too. I'll be back sooner than later but, if you happen to go to Zesta Cuccina for any reason, I recommend the duck. You shant be disappointed.

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