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ZaZa's

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5 South 1st Street, Saint Charles, IL 60174
630 443-9304
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: For years, Zaza's has been dedicated to providing excellent food and...
For years, Zaza's has been dedicated to providing excellent food and service at our two locations: La Zaza's Trattoria in St. Charles and Zaza's Italian Steakhouse in Addison. We want you to know there are restaurants in the area using names similar to our own, but they are not related to, or affiliated with us in any manner.
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice, good service solid 4 Star

The service was good, but not great as was the food. I love real Italiano food and this was almost there but not quite. Nothing bad, just not quite up to the billing I'd heard. And for the quality of food, it was a bit overpriced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Craig C
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Valdosta, Georgia
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Evanston, Illinois
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is across the street from the Hotel Baker. The food is delicious, and the portions are generous. I had their home made Italian sausage and my wife had their fusilli. It is very popular, so make a reservation.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to this restaurant for quite awile every time I visit St. Charles. The food is authentic Italian. The place is noisy and a lot of fun. I have never had a bad meal here. If you like fish, try the white fish. It is excellent.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The service was good, but not great as was the food. I love real Italiano food and this was almost there but not quite. Nothing bad, just not quite up to the billing I'd heard. And for the quality of food, it was a bit overpriced.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We live in the area and this place us to be one of our go to places. The food was great, the service was good. Now we do not go here because the service is slow, and the traditional dishes are not as good as the once were. It's ok for mediocre Italian but, we prefer another local restaurant for... More 

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Chicago
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

ZaZa's has been around St. Charles for awhile now, and earned a reputation that has allowed to to quadruple in size from the original. This rep isn't undeserved, but after our most recent visit, it seems that the restaurant has allowed itself to join the realm of all the other 'nice' Italian restaurants in the suburbs. The menu was representative... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is our second trip to Zaza's. The food is northern Italian, but many of the dishes seem remarkable similar and a little over salted. The waitstaff is very helpful to the point of being a little intrusive. The room is very noisy, making it hard to conduct conversations between good friends or with clients.

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Des Moines Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

With the bazillion Italian restaurants around the globe this one stands out as a REALLY fresh flavorful dining experience! The staff is wonderful... the servings perfectly portioned... and the wait worth it. If it is available try the fresh mozzarella salad... truly Italian at its best outside of Italy!! Multa bene!!!

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

When I started review Tripadvisor reminded me I had previously rated this restaurant which I did 3 years ago. Visited again July 4th with my family this time as I wanted them to experience this restaurant. As you can imagine July 4th was busy as was this restaurant but we were provided excellent service but more importantly - GREAT FOOD.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great food, tasty and creative. Some of the best Italian I've had. Very busy place but still able to carry on a conversation. Excellent service. I will definitely return on my next visit to St Charles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

great service great food. wonderful to sit outside in the summer. I eat here often and am always impressed with the food and the service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 South 1st Street, Saint Charles, IL 60174
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: 630 443-9304

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

Description

For years, Zaza's has been dedicated to providing excellent food and service at our two locations: La Zaza's Trattoria in St. Charles and Zaza's Italian Steakhouse in Addison. We want you to know there are restaurants in the area using names similar to our own, but they are not related to, or affiliated with us in any manner.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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