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“Food is uneven”
Review of Zza's Trattoria - CLOSED

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Zza's Trattoria
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
San Francisco
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Food is uneven”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

I was considering using Zza's Trattoria as a meeting place for dinner with a group of friends from high school days and decided to preview it by having dinner with a friend as I hadn't been there in quite some time. The first thing I noticed is the ambience is looking a bit shabby. Many of the chairs have ripped uphostery and the walls are painted a drab, dark color. I ordered a shrimp pizza which was divine. Thin crust ,tasty sauce and fresh shrimp. However, my friend ordered the roasted chicken and left most of it on her
plate. I tasted a bite and it was dry and tasteless. Two other restaurants in the neighborhood were packed with people while Zza's only had a smattering of folks. It is too bad that I had to decide not to use Zza's for our get-together as I have good memories of the restaurant from the past.

  • Visited August 2011
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English first
Oakland, California
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice space, food unremarkable”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

Have tried this place a couple of times wanting it to be better, but while it's lively and has a pleasant space and a good wine bar selection, the food just doesn't cut it. The entrees have a reheated in the microwave from tonight's special batch quality and arrive somewhat tired-looking: tasty, but mostly unsubtle and overly spiced or salted. OK for a glass of wine and wander somewhere else among the new Oakland restaurants for better food.

  • Visited August 2011
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“Good Pizza”
Reviewed February 4, 2008

Good Pizza

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“i've been going there since i was 18... great place.”
Reviewed January 28, 2008

i've been going there since i was 18... great place.

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“Excellent!”
Reviewed January 22, 2008

Excellent!

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