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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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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I need to go more often

My wife and I have lived in St. Charles for over 14 years and have probably only gone to ZaZa's three times. The last time was just a few weeks ago and I had to ask myself why we don't go more often. I really is very, very good. I had the pork chop and roasted potatoes. The pork chop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Curtis W
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Chicago
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Scotia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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18 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Saint Charles, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We ate there with our Son, Daughter in Law and two grandsons. Everyone loved the food and service. We would go back...

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I have lived in St. Charles for over 14 years and have probably only gone to ZaZa's three times. The last time was just a few weeks ago and I had to ask myself why we don't go more often. I really is very, very good. I had the pork chop and roasted potatoes. The pork chop... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 34 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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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?