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All reviews pasta dishes white fish eggplant parmesan salad lobster a small strip mall the food is great lake
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

The food is great and fresh. Large portions, enough to share or have extra for lunch the next day. You feel like you are in

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2019

We go here about a dozen time a year. I almost always have the white fish, which is excellent. My wife usually has the eggplant parmesan which has always been good. Meals come with fresh baked Italian bread, Italian olives to start. We also enjoy...their salads. The restaurant is in a small strip mall but the interior is very nice. If you like fresh Italian food, you will enjoy ZaZa'sMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Tonight is a very beautiful evening. With temps surrounded around the seventies my heart is set upon enjoying a cozy little booth to enjoy a pasta dish tonight... So I come across this lovely little joint in the heart of Barrington... It is right by...Lake Barrington. Once inside I got seated at a lovely table overlooking some red drapery. It was a busy evening filled with large parties. I had planned in advance and ordered Lobster Ravioli. They served a great sparkling water that came along with some great bread with that olive oil and Parmesan cheese. It was so delicious. I ordered some Cherry Coke and it was delicious. The main entree arrived and it was absolutely delicious!! I highly recommend this local treasure...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Great food, good service the restaurant is comfortable and not packed to tightly. A good bar area to wait , but waits have never been a problem . They do take reservations and there’s plenty of parking. You will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

First time dining here and what a disappointment. Although initially on arrival the staff appeared friendly it soon changed! My husband ordered the very famous Florentine Steak and I ordered a Caesar salad with fries in oil truffle The food arrived and to my horror...the Caesar salad was laced in salad cream! I questioned this with the waiter whom tried to convince me this was the restaurant’s own special Caesar sauce! I agree this is a tourist trap avoid avoid avoid! Take a look at the picture and decide for yourself! I changed my order and the second meal was worse!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Never a bad meal. Good energy place with good service. Always recommended. Nice selection of wines. Charming intimate bar.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Went with the bride and two other couples. Food, service and wine selection was outstanding. On my top three of restaurants in Barrington area.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

First time visit to this restaurant. Started off with being seated waiting for another couple. After they were 20 minutes late we sent a text and they were sitting on the other side of the bar. The hostess told both of us the other hadn’t...arrived. Once we actually were seated together, service was poor at best. My wife ordered risotto with shrimp and lobster, but surprisingly there was no lobster, but calamari instead. I had a sausage and peppers with mostly peppers and undercooked pasta. It will be quite awhile before we return. At least the manager bought a round of drinks for the seating mess up.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

I always look forward to dining at ZAZAs....with friends/family/clients. Recently enjoyed a perfect Negroni....a wonderful Bracciole......double Espresso. Knowledgeable wait staff, good timing for serving, genuine Italian warm bread for dipping into lush Olive Oil sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

I came for dinner hosted by some Indian friends who live in South Barrington. This is one of their favourite places. This was a well appointed space that was not overly noisy and made for a good conversation with my hosts. My entree was a...vegetarian bucatini that was well made. I also tasted the eggplant parmesan that my host had ordered and it was also very well done. (We had tried to get into Agio's in Palatine that evening because of the reputation of its eggplant parmesan.) The portions were large enough that we decided to pass on dessert.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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