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10 Central St., Ipswich, MA 01938-1912
(978) 356-5466
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very fresh food at reasonable price

Zabaglione's Cafe just reopened for lunch a few weeks ago. It has the same menu it used to have at the other location and the quality of the food was just as good or even a bit better. There is also the Ristorante section where the prices are higher and dinner only is served, but I prefer the Café... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
msmunich01930
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Rowley, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're seeking a calm and charming locale for a really tantalizing meal in between your forays involving fried clams, choose Zabaglione's. Nestled into the storefronts of Central Street/ Rt 1A as it crosses the North Shore of Boston, Zabaglione's has delighted its faithful diners for almost 2 decades, with beautifully-presented delicious meals featuring ocean-fresh ingredients, epicurean cuts of various... More 

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1 Thank Cheryl T
Townshend, Vermont
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a fabulous meal in December. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked in to see the Chef cooking right in front of us in an intimate setting. Food was spectacular -- and how many places end the list of Specials with "if you don't see something you want on the menu, he'll make it for... More 

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1 Thank Stephen B
Newbury, MA
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Tables were so crammed together it was uncomfortable. Bartender clearly cannot make any sort of martinis sent them back twice. Charming atmosphere nicely decorated however the food was also quite disappointing. I order the grilled salmon and it came overcooked and on top of a cheap piece of gooey white French bread. Its trying to represent Italian food but is... More 

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Thank Connie H
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

When you go to the new Zabagliones just remember - its not fast food. This is a time to listen to great Italian music - talk with friends or it may just be the two of you - and enjoy a glass of wine. When dinner arrives you will not be disappointed. Hot - fresh and delicious ! If you... More 

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1 Thank Wiseman3319
Rowley, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Zabaglione's Cafe just reopened for lunch a few weeks ago. It has the same menu it used to have at the other location and the quality of the food was just as good or even a bit better. There is also the Ristorante section where the prices are higher and dinner only is served, but I prefer the Café side... More 

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Thank msmunich01930
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The food is great. No question about that. But it might get dumped in the garbage in front of you. The owner has been erratic and has insulted many of his customers. Don't know any locals who will go there.

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Thank Minskevna
Boxford
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had dinner reservations for 5 people for 8:15pm. Upon arrival, we were told that the reservation was running very behind and we would not be seated for at least a half hour, maybe longer. No apology. Just attitude. I said, "That's it?" The woman nodded. I asked if this was a common occurrence and she said no. She walked... More 

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1 Thank Linda C
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My girlfriend and I are foodies and she with experience managing a very successful restaurant. By far, the best item we ordered was the calamari. It was perfect, and the best calamari we've ever had anywhere. Salads were mediocre and not creative. The Blackpepper fettuccine had very little pepper in it. It was not that wonderful al dente chewy handmade... More 

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2 Thank Scottford
Massachusetts
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I have come here a couple of times and get the eggplant parm each time. This is the best eggplant I have ever had. Chef Mike makes it from scratch, you can see him cutting and peeling as you wait. I have not been disappointed once each time I have gone there. The restaurant has too sides, a smaller formal... More 

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Thank Bill K
Beverly, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We love this place. Food is fantastic everytime we visit. Save room for the deserts because they are to die for. We were glad to see that they recently expanded into the space next door....now they have twice as much room! Try the Spaghetti Carbonara...you won't be sorry!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Central St., Ipswich, MA 01938-1912
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: (978) 356-5466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

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