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ZaZa's Cucina

622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
+1 607-273-9292
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

When you want fine Italian food, you probably don't think of Ithaca New York as a destination to find it! with a narrow minded approach like that you would not discover a really great restaurant called ZaZa's. We are in Ithaca about four times a...More

1  Thank philip w
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We ended up at ZaZa's as our original destination was full. What a pleasant bit of luck. The food was excellent. The pasta was perfectly cooked with a fresh made texture. The walnut cream sauce for the mushroom ravioli was nicely balanced. Tasty - tell...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed January 19, 2014

This restaurant aspires to be more than it is. It has NYC drink prices and sophisticated sounding specials but it fails to deliver on the food quality. I ordered branzino with capers for $23. It did not come with the capers described and was a...More

3  Thank lsb312
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Dined here for a number of special events including a college sports dinner, pre-college graduation dinner with family and any time where I really just want the atmosphere and food to be special. Love it!

1  Thank Jacqueline D
Reviewed December 23, 2013

I go here just about every weekend now and never get tired of it. It is so comfortable, elegant and versatile. I love just relaxing at the cozy bar before my meal with a nice cocktail. Or I can take a date here for a...More

1  Thank tikkatikka8
Reviewed December 5, 2013

I want to address the last review posted on this site. I am a local Ithacan who frequents zazas because my husband and I LOVE Patrick (the chef). The attentive service and diverse wine menu were a pleasant surprise the first time I went, something...More

5  Thank Anne M
Reviewed December 4, 2013

I was there last night with a party of 17. We have two waitstaff because of the size of party, It was a slow night with mostly us and another large party. Our waiter(Bobby) had a pleasant personality and smiled, but the waitress (I think...More

1  Thank Barbara P
Reviewed November 22, 2013

After having a so-so meal with family during dessert and coffee the staff asked the our table of 20 to move to the bar so another group could be seated, before we were finished or got our checks. We were there for a little longer...More

Thank Judy5123
Reviewed November 7, 2013

This has become my family's favorite restaurant and we eat here each time we come up for college visits. The menu has an extensive list of appetizers, dinners and desserts. I love the lobster and prawn risotto and the salmon. We ordered the mushroom ravioli,...More

Thank adyanks
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Had dinner here with a party of 8. It was a weeknight, and there was hardly anyone else in the restaurant. We all had different entrees, and I noticed that no one finished their meal. I had gnocchi with pesto. The gnocchi were heavy and...More

Thank mmb198
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May 5, 2017|
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
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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