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ZaZa's Steakhouse

5 S. First Street, Saint Charles, IL
630-443-9304
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Ranked #23 of 147 restaurants in Saint Charles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
Saint Charles, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you ask a local, chances are that ZaZa's is one of their favorite restaurants. It is the perfect place to go for a date night or special occasion The food is delicious and always well prepared. Make reservations well in advance .

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great location across the street from the historic Baker hotel. A Monday lunch with friends was so relaxing. Their menu options are plentiful especially since they let you substitute or switch sauces for your pasta or different noodles or meats. Their portions are generous which balance the prices. Plans for a roof top deck will draw even more folks in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Located on the Fox River in downtown St Charles with outdoor seating in summer, the location is ideal. The interior is dark, refined and contemporary. The wine list while fairly expansive is a bit over priced compared to other area restaurants. While billed as a steakhouse, it is more a Northern Italian restaurant although a red marinara dipping sauce and... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Good Italian food, atmosphere is great day and night. Great place for a night out with friends or a date. Might be OK with kids as long as they're not able to run around and be loud, though at times the restaurant can be loud. Price is normal for an upscale restaurant and portions sizes are average. There is a... More

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St. Charles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Very good food, small inside but cozy. Service so-so. Our appetizer and dinner came in a timely manner but our waitress never came to refill our drinks.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Always a staple in the St. Charles area for good Italian food and love the place---but the noise level in there is a real turn-off. I've opted for other Italian choices based solely on that for the past 2 years....

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IL
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We were with friends on the way to the theater and found this place by accident. The food was incredible! We all enjoyed our dinners, and the service was attentive and speedy. We will definitely be going back here!

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Waterman, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The wait staff was poor and the food was mediocre at best. Try Nova Italia on 4th st. Their food is authentic and the atmosphere is much more inviting.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Had a reservation at ZaZa's for 7pm on a busy Saturday night and got placed near a serving isle which was also near the restroom. After being seated we requested to be moved to a window and offered to wait until one was available. We were seated immediately at a window table that had just become available and then went... More

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Valdosta, GA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Don't believe it when the server tells you she'll be right back. She didn't and I won't! I left without ordering, surprised that service was so slow when most of the tables were empty at 8 p.m. Sunday. Decided that Portillo's was the better alternative at less than half the cost. It was ... friendly, efficient service with great food.... More

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