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“Great Northwest Cusine - Upscale yet Family Friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zesta Cucina

Zesta Cucina
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Ranked #5 of 242 Restaurants in Yakima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tieton Drive
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Northwest Cusine - Upscale yet Family Friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

As Yakima locals, we eat at Zesta often - the comparison to Olive Garden is somewhat accurate - in terms of price and the availability of pastas, however that's where it ends. The food at Zesta is consistently fresh and the menu changes with the seasons. My favorite dessert is the summer "Peach" - a perfectly fresh peach with creme brulee. Great regional wine list and awesome happy hour, but also a fabulous spot for a business or ladies luncheon.

Early evening dinner with well mannered children is always a positive experience - they can color on the paper table cloths and play with pizza dough (or snack on it). The kids menu is a great value as well and all the mails include a drink and scoop of ice cream.

Recently took out of town guests to Zesta for Sunday brunch to rave reviews and clean plates all around - consistently good.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Happy hour is the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

I come every friday for happy hour! LOVE the food & drinks! It's my favorite place to go. Its very well priced

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kayla21990
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Yakima
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

Great food! Had the peppered Beef tenderloin. Daughter had the spaghetti and meatball always a favorite with her. Fabulous drinks and a great way to end the week

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank msgi4
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

service was OK, Our appetizer was average. Pasta was good but I could not point out anything special about it.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spendy but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

Overall pretty good deal for the price, we enjoyed the crab canelloni and the appetizer calamari was pretty good. Service was ok, overall a nice dinner out.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Mara1006
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