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“An Upgraded Decor and Menu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zesta Cucina

Zesta Cucina
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Ranked #5 of 241 Restaurants in Yakima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An Upgraded Decor and Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The addition of a new chef and a new decor moved this restaurant up a notch in my opinion. AIt's a very popular place for happy hour and the food is good too.

Visited March 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Northwest Cusine - Upscale yet Family Friendly”
4 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Happy hour is the best!”
5 of 5 stars 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

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“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars 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
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7 reviews
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars 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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