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“Exquisite cuisine pleasant atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of ZaZa's Steakhouse

ZaZa's Steakhouse
5 S. First Street, Saint Charles, IL
630-443-9304
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Ranked #7 of 159 Restaurants in Saint Charles
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Exquisite cuisine pleasant atmosphere”
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 the warmer months for sure since it is near the river.
I definitely will return!

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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“More Italian than Steakhouse”
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 bread are immediately brought to table. Salads are inventive with excellent cheeses. My course was a twin filet in a Madeira sauce was charred, flavorful and exquisite. My companion's pasta was fresh and plentiful. Desserts stray from the mundane in a good way. Although they were listed as a participant in STC Restaurant Week, the server said they were not although the "house" comped the desserts and coffee. ???? over all a pleasant experience.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Upscale and Classy”
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 lower eating level but have not been down there. Views are good if you like people watching.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“ZaZa's Italian Cusine”
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.

Visited February 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Good Italian food but very loud”
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....

Visited January 2014
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