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“Great Northwest Cusine - Upscale yet Family Friendly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zesta Cucina

Zesta Cucina
5110 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98908-4900
509-972-2000
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Ranked #3 of 214 restaurants in Yakima
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tieton Drive
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Northwest Cusine - Upscale yet Family Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

As Yakima locals, we eat at Zesta often - the comparison to Olive Garden is somewhat accurate - in terms of price and the availability of pastas, however that's where it ends. The food at Zesta is consistently fresh and the menu changes with the seasons. My favorite dessert is the summer "Peach" - a perfectly fresh peach with creme brulee. Great regional wine list and awesome happy hour, but also a fabulous spot for a business or ladies luncheon.

Early evening dinner with well mannered children is always a positive experience - they can color on the paper table cloths and play with pizza dough (or snack on it). The kids menu is a great value as well and all the mails include a drink and scoop of ice cream.

Recently took out of town guests to Zesta for Sunday brunch to rave reviews and clean plates all around - consistently good.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Happy hour is the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

I come every friday for happy hour! LOVE the food & drinks! It's my favorite place to go. Its very well priced

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yakima
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Great food! Had the peppered Beef tenderloin. Daughter had the spaghetti and meatball always a favorite with her. Fabulous drinks and a great way to end the week

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

service was OK, Our appetizer was average. Pasta was good but I could not point out anything special about it.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Spendy but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Overall pretty good deal for the price, we enjoyed the crab canelloni and the appetizer calamari was pretty good. Service was ok, overall a nice dinner out.

Visited February 2012
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