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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Zuppa

101 N. 18th St. (E. Franklin St.) Send to Phone
804-249-8831
Soup is just the start; also making their mark are pizzas, entrées and desserts.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Zuppa Restaurant Review

: It’s not that calling this bustling eatery Zuppa is a misnomer. It’s more like an understatement. Sure, the soups, from Thai chicken noodle to creamy tomato and lobster bisque to vegetarian black bean, are distinctive enough to be headliners. But an array of appetizers including mini burgers and Thai beef skewers, and salads, wraps, focaccia pizzas and pastas also hold sway here. Sounding a bit like something out of Genesis, owners-chefs Bryn Purser and Adam Schumm explain that homemade soup begot homemade French bread (it’s grand, thick and toasty) which begot sandwiches and so on. With its friendly service, exposed brick walls and fresh fare, it feels like an indie Panera Bread crossed with TV’s “Cheers.” Every dessert, be it a s’mores brownie, maple rum pecan pie or chocolate stout cake, is served à la mode and with chocolate and caramel sauces. After 4 p.m., dinner entrées such as pork tenderloin finished with an apple cider beurre blanc and grilled chicken pesto might bowl you over, too.

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