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202 East Rusk Street, Rockwall, TX 75087
972.722.2822
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Our hand-tossed pies are baked in a 900° wood oven. Our chefs then top...
Our hand-tossed pies are baked in a 900° wood oven. Our chefs then top them with organic ingredients, local produce and imported cheeses. Local favorites are the Truffle Pie with tartufo, potato, pancetta, rosemary and egg; the Standard with pomodoraccio tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil; and most of all - our Crab Dip. Everything is cooked to perfection 100% in our wood fire oven.
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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Not for me

I had eaten at Zanata twice before and when my friends wanted to eat there for lunch I thought surely that the third time would be the charm. It was not. I ordered the Z Burger. The meat was well done not medium as I had ordered. The bun was Ciabatta bread I believe and way to chewy. I could... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Rockwall, TX
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Rockwall, TX
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had eaten at Zanata twice before and when my friends wanted to eat there for lunch I thought surely that the third time would be the charm. It was not. I ordered the Z Burger. The meat was well done not medium as I had ordered. The bun was Ciabatta bread I believe and way to chewy. I could... More 

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Kevin L, Owner at Zanata, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you have had 3 poor experiences at Zanata. I take my reviews seriously and will look into the issues you've stated in your reviews. The one thing I know I can't change are the chips. We cook everything (literally, everything) in our two wood burning ovens. In fact, we boil water in the ovens to cook... More 

Dallas, TX
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have visited a few times. We love the dip on the menu, but it's hit or miss with specials. There's unusual flavors & spices a lot of times. They changed the spices in the mussels. They used to be our favorite dish. The restaurant is awfully loud too. They don't take reservations and there is a long wait on... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is warm. Just make sure you are not in a rush as it is not "fast food" or fast food quality. You will want to have time to fully enjoy it.

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Rockwall
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Very Friendly service, WONDERFUL food, good drinks, but noisy environment. And aaaaasssssdddddfffffgggggbghhhjjjjjkkkklllll

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Dallas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been to Zanata in Rockwall a few times now. Every time I go, the food and cocktails are always top-notch. My only suggestion would be to update the menu more often. They focus on a seasonal menu, which I respect and love - and am a firm believer in doing a few things perfectly rather than doing MANY things... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is the number one rated restaurant in Rockwall according to TA so we checked it out for lunch. They have there menu listed on this site but it was not accurate. They do not serve sandwiches anymore so keep that in mind if you are browsing their menu here. We were sat by the only server including FOH and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great local restaurant on the square in Rockwall, Tx Great place for lunch or dinner, Love the pizza and salads. Fresh and unusual combos. The acoustics are poor, which makes conversation difficult. Very noisy!

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Zanata is trying very hard to be like the trendy spots in nearby Dallas, but it doesn't work. The food was mediocre and the menu limited, the service friendly but not particularly attentive, the atmosphere entirely too loud, and into the bargain a bit pricey. They have more work to do to live up to their aspirations.

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Dallas, TX
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Very pleasant bistro atmosphere but acoustics and clientele combine to make this a bit noisy. Their salads and pizzas are exceptional, and their specials usually excellent.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Zanata's is our favorite restaurant in Rockwall! We had a wonderful dinner on Valentine's Day. We ordered the Blackened Monchong, the fish special, which was delicious, and the house salad which was very fresh and tasty! Previously, we've had the salmon and sea bass, which are also excellent dishes. We eat gluten free and they also offer gluten free pizza... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 East Rusk Street, Rockwall, TX 75087
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Rockwall
  • Phone Number: 972.722.2822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Description

Our hand-tossed pies are baked in a 900° wood oven. Our chefs then top them with organic ingredients, local produce and imported cheeses. Local favorites are the Truffle Pie with tartufo, potato, pancetta, rosemary and egg; the Standard with pomodoraccio tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil; and most of all - our Crab Dip. Everything is cooked to perfection 100% in our wood fire oven.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?