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ZaZa's Italian Steakhouse

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5 S 1st St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2801
+1 630-443-9304
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a bad restaurant but certainly not a great one either. Ordered calamari for an app. and it smelled fishy when it was served at the table. Service is pretty good and consistent. Main dishes were plentiful and not to bad.

Thank Dan B
Saint Charles, Illinois
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one amazing Italian restaurant! Wonderful staff and exceptional menu. The steaks are simply some of the best I have ever had. The seafood is superb! Atmosphere is relaxing and elegant. Outdoor seating in nice weather affords a great view of downtown St. Charles as well as the Fox River.

Thank Kevin M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I went for a business dinner to ZaZa and it was amazing. The staff was so nice to us and gave great recommendations. The place has a perfect italian vibe. If you ever go to ZaZa, try the steaks, they are just amazing!!!

Thank Omar J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food. great atmosphere.Outdoor seating when weather permits.Great view of St Charles across from the Fox River.

Thank Sondra C
St Charles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Zaza's has good food and a chaotic, lively environment. The stuffed artichoke and the whitefish are some of our favorites.

Thank Erika W
Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Good location across from the Baker Hotel, good Italian bistro atmosphere, good portions, it's all good, except my meal lacked flavor. I had the Capellini Pomodoro with meatballs. Did not care for the sauce, it was flavorless. Could not put enough cheese and salt on it. My wife had the Pesce Bianco, whitefish and spinach that she said was very... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We were in St Charles for a concert and decided to have dinner... just walked in and what a great surprise.... The food was fantastic, good sized portions that you could share and reasonably priced. Shrimp Scampi was great and only 14.00... Great Cesar Salad 5.99.... .... various pasta dishes ranged from 17.00 - 24.00 but could easily be shared.... More 

Thank paul30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We always have an enjoyable experience here. Great menu, food is fresh and tasty and service is consistently good. They have renovated with at least two rooms and a nicer bar area. The outdoor patio is nice on a warm day. Great Italian.

Thank NewcastleIllinois
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

I try to visit this place whenever I am in town. Food is phenomenal and pretty good wine list too. Service is also very good! I had a party of 7 with me and everyone left very full and very happy. I had the special corkscrew pasta with homemade sausage, goat cheese, kalamata olives and tomatoes it was amazing. Someone... More 

Thank Mavrosgatos
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and service. The portions are huge and could definitely be tapered down. Highly recommended. If you do sit outside the traffic is quite loud and distracting but otherwise and excellent choice. Charming downtown environment.

Thank jumpshoot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $50
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 S 1st St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-443-9304
For years, Zaza's has been dedicated to providing excellent food and service at our two locations: La Zaza's Trattoria in St. Charles and Zaza's Italian Steakhouse in Addison.
We want you to know there are restaurants in the area using names similar to our own, but they are not related to, or affiliated with us in any manner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?