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Zach's Italian Cafe

$$$
Universal City Area
Italian, Pizza, Californian
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10820 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-3338 (Vineland)
Across the street from the Hollywood Bowl park and ride on Ventura Blvd. A short walk from Universal metro station.
(818) 762-4225
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant Neighborhood Eatery

Zach's is a pleasant and comfortable restaurant in Studio City. The food is well prepared, tasty and the portions are large enough to take some home. Service if not overly friendly (which is fine with me) is efficient. The cuisine is primarily Italian/American with a good selection. The Lasagne... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2013
PARIS182
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
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Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Zach's is a pleasant and comfortable restaurant in Studio City. The food is well prepared, tasty and the portions are large enough to take some home. Service if not overly friendly (which is fine with me) is efficient. The cuisine is primarily Italian/American with a good selection. The Lasagne with goat cheese is amazing. And as mentioned by the previous... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Ask for extra rolls because they are very good! We enjoyed classic Italian food with nice wine. The staff was attentive and friendly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We arrived very early for dinner, and pretty much had the restaurant to ourselves (at least that is the way we felt). Very nice, friendly staff ... all of them. We found Zach's by Googling seafood restaurant. We actually found an Italian Restaurant, and we also found great food. And plenty of it, we didn't have room for dessert, but... More 

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Hell, Norway
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I have lived in the neighborhood for 17 years, have driven past this place millions of times, but never paid attention. Until today. After googling "Italian food" and "Studio City," I came up with Zachs, and off we went. The restaurant was mostly empty as it was 2:30 pm. That was the first good sign. I ordered a bowl of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Nice romantic little restaurant. Nice to sit outside if the weather's warm enough. The free garlic cheese rolls are super delicious,but you have to control yourself or you won't have room from your meal.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This place is great for Catering Events and lunches. I rarely eat at the restaurant, but the catering is good. Many places offer good Italian food, but I like the service that Matt, Al, and the staff provide. Really nice people, and staff that will work with you on all Catering events.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Looking for a great place to eat at a reasonable price, then try Zach's. Close to Universal Studios. Quaint, Complimentary valet parking. Service was fast.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I love coming here for the lunch speical. Unlike other lunch menus they have a few meal options to choose from, they offer meals with soup and salad or just an entree for under $10. I also really enjoy the cheese rolls!!

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Simi Valley, CA
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I love going to "Mom and Pop" restaurants, supporting locals feels good. Plus, the food and service is usually better. This was definitely the case with Zach's. I had the sea bass & my friend had the "faux" chicken parmesean, which was really good!

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I was staying at the BLVD HOTEL AND SPA LAST WEEK TOOK MY 5 YEARS OLD SUN TO THE UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD it was realy fun, Hotel was good , they recommanded me to go to this small restaurent it was real deal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10820 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-3338
    (Vineland)
  • Public Transportation: Across the street from the Hollywood Bowl park and ride on Ventura Blvd. A short walk from Universal metro station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighborhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: (818) 762-4225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?