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Za's Italian Cafe

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1905 N. Neil St., Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820
+1 217-356-5347
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good54%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
“garlic bread” (3 reviews)
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10:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly
1905 N. Neil St., Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820
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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I like Za's - not as fast as fast food, but pretty quick. Self-select your lunch and add-ons in menu sheets. They make it and call your name when it's ready - about 5 min. The price is reasonable unless you add on Cheesecake Factory...More

1  Thank Roqzy
Reviewed February 23, 2016

We were running late and it was well past lunch time. Just so happened, this place was on our way. We had no idea what kind of place this was so we had no expectations. I would say this is a casual, self-service, cafeteria style...More

Thank whc227
Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

The food was ok Italian food, but nothing special. The dining room needs some upgrades. Every booth had seats that were taped. I wouldn't say I'd never go back, but won't be a priority.

Thank Siwasher1993
Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I am sort of always just okay with what I get at Za's. I have tried a couple of different things like the pasta, pizza, and sandwiches. I haven't found anything I would get the next time I go, which makes me wonder why my...More

Thank rich3315
Reviewed July 23, 2015

I love Za's for a quick lunch with a friend. You can order exactly what you wish (chosing the ingredients and picking half salad and half pizza, for example). The prices are fair (the portions are generous) and the place is nice and cozy.

Thank Tripper061
Reviewed May 20, 2015

On the outside, this place looks pretty inviting. They have a location on campus that has wonderful food, so we thought we would give this location a try. I was surprised that the air conditioning was at an inadequate setting. Then, a lot of the...More

Thank HeyJude773
Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Laid back and pretty cozy place to have meal. I love the option that you can choose half portion of pizza so you can choose other dish... My fav one is the pizze and tomato basil soup. Affordable and worth the price. Recommended!

Thank Wanderlost_Lady
Reviewed May 6, 2015

Looked quaint from the outside but the food was basic fast food claiming to be Italian. The soup was the only good item. Meatball sandwich was reheated (and tasted that way) with a touch of marinara sauce and when additional,sauce was requested, cold sauce was...More

Thank chicagotoots
Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This place kinda reminds me of a local italio chain - but honestly italio is better - just doesn't have pizza or soup. Basically this place is like subway for pasta, pizza, salads and soup. Pick your toppings - they make it for you. Reasonably...More

Thank southsidesusan
Reviewed March 22, 2015

We really enjoy going to Za's Italian Cafe. Decked out in sunny shades of Lime Green,Brown & Cobalt Blue,it's a smartly decorated casual eating place with endless choices.You walk in, choose a menu,make your choices & hand it in.In about 5 minutes,they call your name...More

Thank Vikingwench
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1905 N. Neil St., Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-356-5347
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