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Zza's Trattoria - CLOSED

552 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-3515
510-839-9124
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Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations

16 reviews from our community

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English first
Oakland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

ZZAs was a fun place but please remove it from suggestions in Oakland, ca. It is no longer in business. On Grand Lake and Lakeshore drives you will find a number of fun places to eat.

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Oakland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sorry to tell you this, but Zza's no longer exists. There is a new place that just opened in the last month but I haven't been there yet.

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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We're regular visitors to ZZa's, the enoteca (wine bar) attached to the trattoria next door, probably twice a year. The food is quite good, pasta carbonara is very nice, pizza salsiccia with fennel sausage was light and crisp, the day's cheese lasagna was luxurious, and the pappardelle with beef-pork ragu was spectacular, tender and meaty and terrific. But the best... More

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Oakland, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The menu items are carefully prepared and tasty. Service is good, but it is noisy at times - They often make me a dish at my request that isn't on the menu

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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I've been to Zza's twice recently - drawn back by the Linguine Soffrito and the Pork and Beef Ragu. Both excellent -- although you should believe the waiter when he tells you that the linguine is spicy. The ragu is excellent, served with wide soft noodles and junks of shredded meat. The bread is chewy and tasty. I've gone at... More

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Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We hadn't been to Zza's in a while, and we're very pleased that it's just as good as ever. I had pasta carbonara and it was luscious. My friend had Linguine Soffrito (tiger prawns, roasted garlic, calabrian chiles, parsley lemon zest) and loved it. Service was friendly and fast. You can eat outside and enjoy a beautiful view of Lake... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We visited on a saturday when they were having an oyster brunch. The sangria was excellent, as were the oysters. My wife had the shrimp and pancetta pizza and it was top notch. Every wine suggested paired perfectly with our food. Definitely would come back.

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SF Bay area
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

food was ok but not really good. bruschetta was too bready. wine list was ok. decor but somewhat dingy

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San Francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

I was considering using Zza's Trattoria as a meeting place for dinner with a group of friends from high school days and decided to preview it by having dinner with a friend as I hadn't been there in quite some time. The first thing I noticed is the ambience is looking a bit shabby. Many of the chairs have ripped... More

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Oakland, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Have tried this place a couple of times wanting it to be better, but while it's lively and has a pleasant space and a good wine bar selection, the food just doesn't cut it. The entrees have a reheated in the microwave from tonight's special batch quality and arrive somewhat tired-looking: tasty, but mostly unsubtle and overly spiced or salted.... More

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