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ZaZa's Cucina

622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
+1 607-273-9292
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Staff preparing place settings outside while smoking..Shells in lobster rav...Smell of dead or rotting meat outside front doors, can we confused for a dry cleaner... the owner was present when shells we're found and handed to waitress to bring to chef.. they we're confirmed as...More

Thank Taz T
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Nice pre-graduation dinner. food is consistent, service is consistent, nothing really out of the ordinary if you are looking for italian food. Most notable for flavor is the focaccia bread, fresh and very moist. Creme brulee for dessert 4.5 out of 5, creamy and nice...More

Thank Allegro13
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We recently had dinner at ZaZa’s to celebrate my husband’s 68th birthday—it was excellent!!! Our great waitress Taylor was so efficient and sweet— at the end of the meal, since we were full from the great seafood dish, mushroom tagliatelle and charcuterie board, and had...More

Thank cfrare
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Good service, but steak was over cooked. They did comp me, but I got to watch my wife eat her meal while I waited. When filet came out it was under seasoned and was under this time (ordered me rare) but I ate anyway because...More

Thank Chris14814
Reviewed May 7, 2018

The food here is excellent. Our meal was wonderful. My husband and I went for a wedding anniversary dinner. I like the atmosphere here a lot. There aren't many places in Ithaca that people get "dressed up" for. But this is one place where you...More

Thank lindavanap
Reviewed April 16, 2018

We had a group of 8 on a Friday night for my husband's birthday and we couldn't have been more pleased! Jamie was wonderfully helpful with pre-event planning. Even though we were a small group, we were treated like we were VIP from beginning to...More

Thank maryvb2015
Reviewed April 8, 2018

There was a group of 14 of us for my birthday. The service was good enough. However, one individual ordered the lasagna. The bottom was burnt and the ricotta filling was non-existent. I ordered the pasta Bolognese. There wasn't enough meat in the bowl to...More

Thank kwebster2
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The service was , at best, latargic due to apparent indifference on the part of the service staff at the door, at the table and the bar.... sorry

1  Thank Etienne M
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

We were in cortland bringing daughter back to college and decided to take the 30 minutes drive to Ithaca for a lovely meal. The place looked closed from the outside. Not great signage and the front door doesn't look like a nice restaurant. Once inside...More

Thank ajwmlwslw
Reviewed January 8, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner right after Christmas. The food was first rate and the service excellent despite weather and holiday times. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. We ordered a range of appetizers and main dishes. Our out of owners were impressed.

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May 5, 2017|
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Response from Curtis R | Property representative |
We do not have a separate dining room, but we do have a large space that is very customizable. We host rehearsal dinners quite frequently. Please contact us at 607-273-9292 for more information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$17 - $28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-273-9292
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Hospitality; it is what drives us at ZaZa's Cucina. We provide our patrons the complete dining experience by delivering excellent food, attentive service, and fine wine in an elegantly designed space. Chef and Entrepreneur, Curtis Radcliffe, combines his practical knowledge gained through years of experience in the hospitality industry and his training at the Culinary Institute of America to redefine the dining experience at ZaZa's Cucina. Curtis has led several kitchens as Executive Chef in the finger lakes region, including a Fortune 500 company. He brings passion, consistency and experience to the new ZaZa's. Curtis strives to utilize the best local and regional products, along with the finest imported ingredients available.
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