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ZaZa's Italian Steakhouse

5 South 1st Street, Saint Charles, IL 60174
630 443 9304
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Ranked #11 of 161 Restaurants in Saint Charles
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you find yourself in St. Charles, I can heartily recommend this restaurant. Our group of 4 shared the fried calamari. It was a delight. I had the cavatina pesto with a side of sausage and enjoyed it greatly. Everyone else also enjoyed their dinner. We had tiramisu for dessert that was light and flavorful. We have dined here several... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Grab a window seat and relax looking at the river. Select a favorite Italian dish from the menu and great wine. Lovely and unexpected in St. Charles. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive at a busy time on a Friday. Expect a long wait in a tiny place, if you dine later in the evening.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went to Zaza on NYE with another couple- I am gluten free so I always get the white fish and it's always great. Another favorite of mine is the coconut sorbet in a coconut shell with drizzled chocolate- perfect! One of our appetizers was the Caprese salad and the tomatoes were orange and flavorless- it's January in Chicago so even... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I dine here about once a year always hoping for the best. I think I am done. The restaurant is pricey for mediocre food. My son had a filet. It was cooked correctly but the meat was chewy and the vegetables mushy. I had pasta and there was not enough sauce which made it very dry. My friend had the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I was hoping to have a real exotic Italian food but it was okay my wife makes better pasta then this restaurant and we felt it was over priced. One visit was enough not going back again at my expense.

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

When you walk in you feel like youre in an old Italian restaurant which gives this place great character. We enjoy sitting at the bar because the service is always outstanding! Our favorite dish is the Fruiti Di Mare which is a seafood pasta dish. They added wedge salad to their menu and it didn't disappoint. The half Chicken done... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A group of 14 of us dined at ZaZa's today and I can say without a doubt that this establishment will never get one penny of my money ever again. Once everyone in our party arrived it was a good 20 minutes before our server showed up to take our orders. When she did, she stood at one end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I been going to Zazas for years and I must say it seems to get better and better and better. Chris the bartender is always professional yet funny. The white fish is to die for. And the mash potatoes which are only available on the weekend is perfect and fresh.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have had very good meals here a number of times Over the years. Nice place to share a meal with family or friends. Outdoor seating too. Also great place to have a drink. Live music many times as well. Great bar overlooking Main Street in St. Charles.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The White Fish with lemon sauce and capers is so good. The only major draw back is the restaurant is so loud it's hard to have a quiet conversation

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Additional Information about ZaZa's Italian Steakhouse

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

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