Zesta Cucina
Zesta Cucina

Zesta Cucina

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zestacucina.com/
  • Phone: 5099722000x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Darrin Davis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tieton Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample off street parking. we are located in an old fruit warehouse, and parking is located around the entire building
A word from Zesta Cucina
Since the year 1999, Zesta Cucina has been a very popular Italian Restaurant with influences from all over the world. Catering to small children and with a special menu for the young adult from 11 to 19 years old.
Our menu is seasonal and it changes with different regions from Italy. The setting is always service oriented and the restaurant is perfect for families.
It's a fun place for friends to gather with a great happy hour and fantastic banquet facilities.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Zesta Cucina reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)fit for foodies (9)neighborhood gem (8)vibrant bar scene (7)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (6)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Absolutely loved the food and the service! Very pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Valentine's day dinner was great. I was just visiting the Yakima area for the week on business and looking for a decent restaurant to have dinner with a few co-workers. The food was delicious and ambiance was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zesta Terrific!
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    When we come to Yakima, this is where we go! The wait staff is wonderful and the owner Lucio is great. The food is always terrific and a fabulous selection. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 star food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    As usual Zesta exceeded our expectations, we try a different entree everytime we are here and is very good everytime. Recommended for special occasions or just to have really good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AWESOME PLACE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Absolutely fantastic food. Service was impeccable(sp?) Will be going back again and again. Food was brought almost too fast but better than alternative.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our second visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    It was our second visit to this restaurant and we have been very pleased on both occasions. It will stay on top of our list of places to go for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Strike 3 You're Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    You never want to start out your night waiting a half hour to be seated when you made reservations. The ambiance was loud and the waiter clueless. He boxed up my food before my husband had even eaten half his meal (which was the skimpiest t-bone we'd ever seen) Then brought the check shortly thereafter. We felt like cattle being pushed through the feed line. Thanks but no thanks. I was raised in the mecca of foodies, san francisco and for what we paid ($84/dinner for 2) you could get a real steak and real service, not at bucca de, oh wait, zesta cucina. We will not be coming back. we gave it 3 tries and struck out. Yakima, raise your standards!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food-Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Food is unbelievable! The only drawback is the service. It's often slow, and once you order you may not see your server again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zesta Cucina
    Sourdough
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    The whole, experience was first rate, excellent service, food,and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Secret birthday of my wife.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Overall, the experience was very good. The waitress was excellent, very helpful and unobtrusively attentive. Since we were in in a sort of upper balcony the noise level was moderated from the last time we were there. The only complaint would be the salads in that they didn't seem to have any dressing on them. I had the misty and my wife the Caesar. We were able to take care of it by using the oil and balsamic vinegar that was at the table for dipping the bread. The food was well prepared and quite tasty with decent quantities. Shall return. It was my wife's birthday but we did not mention it as she is shy of being a center of attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistenly good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Zesta Cucina is one of our favorite Yakima restaurants. We know the food will be great and the service friendly and efficient. The fresh sheet is always worth a look. Great chef, great staff, cool owner!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time to visit... We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    First time to visit... We felt very comfortable and welcomed. Nice recommendations from menu. Attentive service, with plenty of privacy. We ate early so there were a few younger families, but still felt that it was very special. Nice variety on menu. We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant! Amazing service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Wow....the food was amazing! I had the Shrimp Scampi and substituted the mash potatoes for the risotto. I was in heaven. I didn't even talk to the other people I dined with..lol. It was dead silent because all of us were enjoying our food! I will most definitely be back!!Thank you so much for the wonderful food and the wonderful service!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely wonderful dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    Absolutely wonderful dinner! And the food was fantastic. Better than ever before!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    One of our favorite restaurants in Yakima -- The fresh sheet is always top notch and uses local ingredients. Consistently superb food! Chef is amazing! Great staff! Great food & drinks! Just a top notch establishment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Yakima restaurant!
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Fabulous Yakima restaurant! We go everytime we visit and they never disappoint! Terrific!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    The food is predictably excellent and the service spectacular.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They do a very nice job with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    They do a very nice job with their meals and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for Two, Great place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Food was reasonably priced and well worth it! From the appetizers to the main course we enjoyed it very much. The filet, melt in your mouth good! Great bar menu and the service was great as well. A restaurant we will visit again and again I'm sure.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zesta Cucina is a terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Zesta Cucina is a terrific find for visitors to City of Yakima. Though it is rather on the "outskirts" of town, it IS on a main thorough-fare and easy to find--and worth it. One gets both atmosphere and great food on a good menu; manager and chef alike have presented Yakima with a wonderful restaurant experience. It's not just pasta--though that is wonderful-- but also very good meats, poultry and seafood items. And for you Happy Hour enthusiasts, Zesta Cucina is both roomy and delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. Though it was a busy night (weekend of Valentine's day) the service was prompt, friendly & helpful. The staff was really hustling. They're the BEST!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Zesta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Zesta and got there EVERY time we're in town!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    Everything was great. The only complaint was they didnt do anything at all (a simple happy birthday would have been nice) after telling them in advance it was a birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is new to
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    This restaurant is new to Open Table, but not new to us. We visit family in Yakima a couple of times a year and this is usually our stop. Recent remodel has made this place even better and the staff are fabulous! And the food---mmmm- scrumpious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food but Go Early for Specials
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    The food we had was great but I was disappointed that though we ate at 6:00pm, the dinner and dessert specials were already sold out - this is the second time we've encountered this. The restaurant was very loud and it was difficult to carry on a conversation, especially if anyone was hard of hearing. Will return but not in the evenings when we'd like to visit over dinner. Go early to get the specials!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Zesta Cucina. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2011
    We love Zesta Cucina. It is our favorite place to go for Happy Hour and special dinners.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate