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5 South 1st Street, Saint Charles, IL 60174
630 443-9304
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Today
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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    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Suburban Italian

Authentic Italian and atmosphere make this place one of my favorite Italian restaurants outside a major city. The dishes are always excellent, the bread is fresh and the service is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Rachel B
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Authentic Italian and atmosphere make this place one of my favorite Italian restaurants outside a major city. The dishes are always excellent, the bread is fresh and the service is great.

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Bartlett
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had an out-of-state friend come in town that really took care of us when we visited him in Florida. As a family, we wanted to take him some place special. My sister-in-laaw suggested ZaZa's. What an awesome experience! The view was excellent; the atmosphere was very pleasant and the food was awesome.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Although we have lived in St Charles for a dozen or so years, ZaZa's was the first restaurant we enjoyed while house hunting, and remains to this day our favorite. Atmosphere, service, and cuisine always excel. The standards have remained very high and we are never disappointed! Absolutely amazing.

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Wheaton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very cramped quarters. Been here twice. You will literally be bumping elbows, backs etc with fellow diners. Food is good enough. Wasn't in the mood for wine. Asked if there was a drink list. Server said no. So, I winged it with some fruity drink off the top of my head. Well, wouldn't ya know it, after all was said... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I go here fairly frequently but I have never written review. We were there 2 weeks ago and had a great meal sitting at the bar. Always nice that the staff knows you, welcomes you and stops by to see how things are. Food is always good and the menu changes seasonally. Great value as well

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a great time with eight girlfriends. Staff and service were excellent. Our waitress helped us with suggestions for a great cocktail on a hot summer night.

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Wayne
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Atmosphere is authentic Italian and cuisine is varied and delicious! Right on the river for fantastic view

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Pullman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The food, wine selection and service were good and a decent selection, no complaints and would go there again. It was fairly typical and what you would expect from the name--no surprises. The seating is all open cafe style and it was incredibly loud from a party of six seated two tables away so there wasn't any of the romantic... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went here for a nice dinner with my parents, we had a mix of seafood and steak dishes. All items were cooked perfectly, and the staff was attentive. It is on the expensive side, but it is a very nice restaurant with an attentive staff. I would recommend it for special occasions.

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Winfield, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We are frequent diners at ZaZA's and have never been disappointed. Very little street parking available, but there is free municipal parking across the courtyard from ZaZa's.

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Additional Information about ZaZa's

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

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