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ZaZa's Italian Steakhouse

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$$ - $$$
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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To me the mark of a good Italian restaurant is measured by the basics...such as the gravy (or sauce) and the quality of the pasta. I was in the mood for some fresh angel hair pasta with the kind of gravy you get when you're in Italy... you know, fresh, homemade and irresistible. I couldn't have been more disappointed! Suffice... More 

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Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Zaza's many times before and have had great experiences. However, this time we dined on New Years Eve night and they seemed to have overbooked because as we were eating dessert, an employee told us to to hurry up and leave as they had a reservation waiting for our table. The employee actually made a gesture to... More 

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Saint Charles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Excellent drinks. Great martini's. Loved the house made sausage. Wow. What flavors and great as leftovers.

Thank Jim P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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 108 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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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?