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ZaZaZa

#214 of 2,286 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Pizza, Contemporary, Family Fare, Eclectic
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143 Putman Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1Z8, Canada (Formerly ZaZaZa Beechwood)
613.747.9292
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: The Big Cheese created ZaZaZa in 2010 on an infamous little corner in New...
The Big Cheese created ZaZaZa in 2010 on an infamous little corner in New Edinburg. Tired of "Ho Hum" pizza, he envisioned churning fresh batches of dough, brewing yummy sauces from scratch, whole fresh toppings, and the best cheeses around! He dreamed of a stage for talented young Chefs to present "Pizza with Pizazz" in an artistic setting all served with genuine hospitality at the core. The results are now in...And the reviews are superb. Thanks Ottawa for making ZaZaZa your neighbourhood pizza joint...With pizazz.
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Pizza

I wrote a review of ZaZaZa earlier this year praising the pizza but commenting on the staff noise from the open kitchen. All better! The background music is a little louder but not too loud and the selections are great. The room is small and overhearing chatter is unavoidable but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
IntSommelier
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Ottawa
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English first
Ottawa
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I wrote a review of ZaZaZa earlier this year praising the pizza but commenting on the staff noise from the open kitchen. All better! The background music is a little louder but not too loud and the selections are great. The room is small and overhearing chatter is unavoidable but the staff are professional. I could see them talk but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
DawnKC64, Public Relations Manager at ZaZaZa, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to visit ZaZaZa - again! Great to know the chatter challenge was a non-issue this time round (since you were last with us in August). We do share our reviews with our staff in an effort to ensure excellence in customer experience - so thanks again for letting us know we stepped it up. Awesome that the... More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I've been here several times and have always had a great experience. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and I love the beer selection. Recently though, they managed to make things even better by adding a vegan cheese option to the menu. Since my husband is vegan and so are a few of my friends, this is incredible... More 

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DawnKC64, Public Relations Manager at ZaZaZa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your positive feedback! Awesome to know our customer service focus was noticed and appreciated. Fabulous that you were groovin' on the beer selection AND that your hubbie and pals now have a go-to vegan pizza spot. Hope to see you back soon! Dawn Collings Brand Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited on November 9th for late lunch. Being in the Glebe, you know the deal with street parking; but we made out ok. The restaurant is cozy and I loved the décor. Very old world, rich velvet curtains and old school wall papering. I didn't get the story; but the place invokes an old theatre. The menu is called... More 

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Ann W, Public Relations Manager at ZaZaZa, responded to this review

Hi KMD41! Thank you for taking the time to review our cozy little restaurant. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at our Glebe location. We look forward to seeing you back in soon! Ann Watkins Branding Manager More 

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I love this restaurant, the customer service is fantastic. My favorite location is in the Glebe, my wife and I try to go often. Any time some one out of town visits us we take them to Zazaza. It has great food, descent prices and a lovely atmosphere. We dont eat meat so it's a perfect middle ground for our... More 

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Ann W, Manager at ZaZaZa, responded to this review

Hi Hungry Dancer! It brightens up our day to read a review like yours. I have passed along your kind words to the Glebe location as well as to the owners. As for a breakfast place.. one exists! Ion Aimers (creator of ZaZaZa) has recently opened up an awesome diner that makes a delicious breakfast called Wilf & Ada's. You... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have come to ZaZaZa about 4 times now and I have to say I always enjoy it. I make sure to try something different each time and I am never disappointed. There aren't many tables but if you go for lunch or dinner in the middle of the week you can be sure to find a seat however a... More 

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Ann W, Manager at ZaZaZa, responded to this review

Hi Natalie! Thanks for your review and your tip to make reservations. We look forward to your next visit and hearing your thoughts on your next choice of Za! I suggest the Simon Says if you haven't tried it already! Ann Watkins Branding Manager More 

legal_buzzz
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

So for the month of October, ZaZaZa is doing a promo on Tuesday where starting at 5pm, ANY of their pizzas are $7, and then they go up by $2 every hour. This is a GREAT deal as their pizzas typically range from $13-$16. So we're talking like half price! So my brother and I went for some pizzas and... More 

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Ann W, Manager at ZaZaZa, responded to this review

Hi legal_buzzz I am sorry to hear that the service was not on par with what you are used to. I have passed your comments along to the General Manager at that location and we will be sure it doesn't happen again. On a cheerier note, I am thrilled to hear you got to take advantage of our Beat The... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Visited with friends weeks ago, great atmosphere, service was excellent and management was superb. Everything we had I would would have to describe as delicious. From appetizers to our 6 pizzas every single one of us left satisfied and I can't wait to come back!

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Ann W, Manager at ZaZaZa, responded to this review

Hi ironman! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed all the food you tried! Customers like you are what keeps us smiling! Looking forward to having you back in again :) Ann Watkins Branding Manager More 

Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Bleekinator Pizza... One of the best we had in years! Thin crust, fresh veggies and tasty and my daughters loved that there was tons-o-bacon. I had Meat Lasagna the sundried tomatoes bring a little taste that I liked but I thought there was not enough beef. Its unfortunate too that they don't have much parking. Its a small very... More 

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Ann W, Manager at ZaZaZa, responded to this review

Hi Nancy, The Bleekinator is definitely one of my favorites (although anything with bacon is good in my books..) . We appreciate your feedback about the lasagna, because it is a new menu item we appreciate any and all comments. We are constantly making changes to make sure the food we make is as good as it can be, so... More 

Ottawa
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It is good. Eclectic combinations with tasty thin crust. The Cajun cowboy is spicy and delicious with chorizo and spicy Havarti. The California Caprice is great for the vegetarian. There are other selections; salads, nachos, some tasty aps but I do think it is all about the pizza. Wine and beer selections are good and all wines are by the... More 

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Ann W, Manager at ZaZaZa, responded to this review

Thanks for your review IntSommelier! I have passed on your comments about the open kitchen along, and I apologize for the disturbance. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the food though. I do hope you will come back and try us out again! More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went in for a dinner celebration. Make reservations ahead of time!! The place was packed. The atmosphere is nice, dim lighting, trendy decor. The food was great. I had the gluten free crust which in my opinion it has been the best Gf crust I've had! I also had the mushroom pizza with 3oz steak. Absolutely delicious. The cheese... More 

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Ann W, Manager at ZaZaZa, responded to this review

Hi Claudia! So happy to hear you enjoyed the Fancy Mushroom pizza and our gluten free crust! For a little added spice you should check out our in-house spicy oil! Hope to see you at the Hintonburg location again soon! Ann Watkins Branding Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Putman Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1Z8, Canada (Formerly ZaZaZa Beechwood)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613.747.9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Contemporary, Family Fare, Eclectic

Description

The Big Cheese created ZaZaZa in 2010 on an infamous little corner in New Edinburg. Tired of "Ho Hum" pizza, he envisioned churning fresh batches of dough, brewing yummy sauces from scratch, whole fresh toppings, and the best cheeses around! He dreamed of a stage for talented young Chefs to present "Pizza with Pizazz" in an artistic setting all served with genuine hospitality at the core. The results are now in...And the reviews are superb. Thanks Ottawa for making ZaZaZa your neighbourhood pizza joint...With pizazz.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?