Zach's Cafe
Zach's Cafe
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Zach's Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zachscafe.com/
  • Phone: 8187624225
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday:11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 9:30PM
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Sunday: 4:00PM - 8.30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: we cater everything on our menu, for 8 to 800 guests, servers can be provided.
    We will deliver catering orders within a 75 mile radius.
  • Private Party Facilities: Zach's has 2 private rooms that can accommodate between 16 to 24 guests each. In addition, we can accommodate parties of up to 75 guests indoors and an additional 40 on the patio.
  • Private Party Contact: Matt Demasi 8185122097
  • Special Events: Book your special events at off hours at great rates.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vineland
  • Public Transit: Across the street from the Hollywood Bowl park and ride on Ventura Blvd.
    A short walk from Universal metro station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Metered parking on the street.
    Our parking lot is located in front of the restaurant and is run by a valet service.
A word from Zach's Cafe
Come join us for a relaxed meal in our patio or in one of our cozy indoor rooms.
Our menu features a wide variety of classic Italian dishes made our own way. We also feature many original dishes such as our Mushroom and goat cheese lasagna, and Adam's baby green salad. Vegetarian dishes, some which can be made Vegan, salads ,pizzas, and subs are also available.
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Zach's Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Neighborhood Gem
    AlexG
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Relaxed atmosphere with great food and reasonable prices.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Needs more flavor
    Foodie2thecoreVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Walking into the restaurant I thought I had discovered a neighborhood gems, but after trying the food, I was mistaken. I ordered the Seafood Napoli, which was a special on the board. Bad decision. The shrimp were luke warm, obviously previously frozen, and the fish was overcooked. Not to mention, it hardly had ANY flavor to it. C'mon, if you're going to advertise it as a "special" on your board, let it be full of taste. My friend got the meat lasagna. Easy dish and a staple for any Italian restaurant. It came out mushy. The flavor was a little better than my dish, but it was a disappointment as well. The best part of the meal was the complimentary garlic cheese bread. I'm sorry to say it, but we won't be returning.
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  • Consistently good
    OutstandingVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Consistently great food and service, highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something for everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    There were 4 of us, we each ordered something different and a large salad, each of us had enough to take home for another meal, as portions are large. They offered several dishes in smaller sizes, but not everything, good place to share entries. The Adam's Field Green Salad, was nice and fresh, not too much dressing, and they served us lots of blue cheese on the side as requested. Pasts were nice with an delicious variety of sauces to choose from. . Many choices for vegetarians, including a variety of dishes prepared with Vegetarian Chicken Substitute, which one of party ordered as said was outstanding. Reasonably priced wine list with lots of choices. for those with walkers and/or wheelchairs, there was ramp access .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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  • Amazing!!
    JDL8613
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Love the food and service here. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Best lobster ravioli and teramisu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise
    Vail77VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    We were pleasantly surprised after we had dinner at Zach's Cafe. The service was attentive, the salad and food dishes were fresh and prepared nicely. They even offer gluten free choices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to Zachs for an early
    WendyVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    We went to Zachs for an early dinner before going to the theater; we were practically the only people in the restaurant, but service was extremely slow (both taking our order and in serving the food). In warmer weather, eating on the patio might be very nice, but I thought the indoor setup lacked the ambiance that would have me coming back soon.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Zach's was a restaurant we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Zach's was a restaurant we found during our Groupon days and really liked enough to come back. The house-like setting and incredible food make it a place to come back again and again. During this last visit, I thought the service was fine insofar as getting food out to customers, but wait staff came to the table numerous times - too many times - as if they were looking to quickly flip our table to the next waiting party....except there wasn't a waiting party to take the table... Otherwise a fine dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Too much too fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    The only complaint I have is that the food came so fast. We were still enjoying the appetizers when the salad arrived. Then we were eating the salad still when the entrees arrived. It's nice to enjoy the courses without having to make room on the table and rushing through them. You would think they were trying to turn tables but there was not a lot of people in the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    My family and I have been going to Zach's for many years. The food is always good and the portions are large. Most dishes come in two sizes but even the smaller size is more than enough for one person. The service is great and always friendly. The rolls are the best! You can't go wrong at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • This is the perfect place
    Dhirsch10
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    This is the perfect place to eat before the Hollywood Bowl. The food is consistently good!
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • What a wonderful dinner before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    What a wonderful dinner before going to the Hollywood Bowl to hear Streisand sign. Easy access to the parking lot across the street, a cozy dinner with good food and good service. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • There were 7 of us at dinner,
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    There were 7 of us at dinner, food was mediocre, we eat out at least 4-5 times a week and were looking for a place that was casual, kid friendly and good food, this is not a place that I would be back. Not one of us enjoyed our food.
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  • This was my first time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    This was my first time and I liked the restaurant. They have an option for a smaller size for the entrees which is a great idea. Dinner was very reasonable and the portions still were so big we took home part of our dinner. Also appreciate the complementary valet parking. The restaurant was very quiet for a Friday night, but that was fine with us as we were able to talk.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • I was dissapointed in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    I was dissapointed in the lack of service. There was our party of 14 and 3 other tables in the whole place. We had to look for the servers for more water, cokes, ect. We were celebrating a birthday and not a single mention of it. Not even an offer for dessert, we wanted dessert and had to ask twice for a menu.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Zach's was surprisingly not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    Zach's was surprisingly not full on the night we went. There was no wait and we had the place to ourself. The wait staff was very accommodating to our two kids. The garlic and cheese rolls are fantastic and they keep them coming. My wife ordered the vegetarian penne pasta which was good. My dad ordered the penne pasta with sausage which was also hearty and delicious. I ordered the linguini with shrimp. I ordered the smaller portion and was left wanting since the my meal is relatively light. The shrimp, although fresh, were on the smaller side. All in all, this place is a good little spot in the neighborhood and the prices are very reasonable.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Hadn't been to Zach's for
    TammyVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    Hadn't been to Zach's for over ten years, and thought I'd try it again. I was thrilled they offer a gluten-free pasta, although it would've been nice to have had a choice besides spaghetti. My sausage and peppers gluten-free spaghetti was very good, although they served it with twice as much sauce as required for the amount of pasta, so it was too "saucy". Other than that, service was great, my friend whom I was treating for her birthday loved her spinach salad, and I will come back.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • MEDIOCRE FOOD, POOR SERVICE
    BobBackwardsLA
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    My evening started off OK with the cheese-stuffed dinner rolls and went quickly downhill from there. I have tried Zach's on several occasions and unfortunately my experiences have never been very positive. First, the good: as stated, cheese-stuffed dinner rolls are tasty. The patio is a nice place to sit. The bad: inside is a bit shabby & dark, the menu is a bit too big, the food is clearly based on canned & packaged ingredients. The clam chowder seemed clearly not to be freshly made (my guess is they use a canned/frozen or packaged base of some sort), the pasta mediocre, presentation/plating poor. The worst part, however, was the service. The wait person/hostess was inattentive & brought our entire meal at the same time. PASS!!!
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  • Excellent for lunch with the
    CrystalM
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    Excellent for lunch with the moms from school. Great neighborhood place, clean, great food. Especially the salads!
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  • Zach's is a wonderful neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    Zach's is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with great Italian comfort food, great and friendly service, and moderate prices. We love this place and go often, you should too.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • We love to stop by Zach's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    We love to stop by Zach's before heading to the Hollywood Bowl. It is right across from the shuttle. We get great food, quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Zach's has decent food served
    SFGreg
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    Zach's has decent food served in large portions. I like it best for a casual lunch. Servers are friendly and competent.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Very disappointed, food is
    ExplorerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Very disappointed, food is good but service not acceptable. While one of the 4 in the party was still eating the main course the server came to ask if we want a desert and when told no, she promptly brought the check. Will not return.
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  • been to Zacks several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    been to Zacks several times and enjoy very much. had a party of 17. The only thing that we were not please with is that folks that ordered half portions got their meals so ahead of the rest of us that they were finished eating before the other meals came to the table. Otherwise, the dinner was enjoyable.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Nice menu. Food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Nice menu. Food was very good! I recommend the Eggplant Parmagean!!
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2012
    We went to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl and took the shuttle which is directly across the street from Zach's. There were so many wonderful selections on the menu it was extremely difficult to choose! Our waiter recommended the risotto in a lobster sauce with mushrooms and I was not disappointed. Will definitely be ack to try some of the other dishes. Would highly recommend!
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Good food overall. Not the
    Mike
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Good food overall. Not the cleanest place it could be.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Food is always good and they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Food is always good and they are conveniently located for going to the Bowl.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Go to Zachs to max your experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    We really enjoyedour dinner at Zachs, and plan to return soon. The food and everything were great. The items I did not check are for items I'm not that familiar with at Zachs. Some more visits will help in those matters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Good Italian food in Studio City
    mgoldstein
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    Very good food, affordable, great selection and lunch specials.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Ever since I moved away from
    cricket1124VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Ever since I moved away from L.A. 11 years ago, one of the few things I truly missed is the goat cheese & mushroom lasagna from Zach's. Thankfully, I learned that it hasn't changed and is still delicious! Unfortunately, that was the only really good thing about my experience. I was seated promptly, but my waiter didn't come to even take my drink order for almost 10 minutes. When I ordered my drink, I asked for the specific brand of pinot grigio, but was only given the house wine (I will admit I didn't know the difference until I saw it on my bill). He didn't come back to check on me or offer dessert or anything, either, and just brought my bill. The food was good, but not the service. Other waiters seemed more attentive, but mine was not.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Zachs....Delicious!
    OutstandingVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    Always great service, always great food, love this place!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I needed a place to meet my
    ladybird
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    I needed a place to meet my mom who lives in glendale (I live in Sherman Oaks) and Zachs turned out to be the perfect choice. Great menu including many vegetarian options. The food was good, the service attentive and you could hear the person across from you talk!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Zach's is an old stand by.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Zach's is an old stand by. Extensive menu, so we always find something to fit our mood. Nice people. Good service. Comfortable neighborhood restaurant.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • I've been here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    I've been here many times over the past 20 years, and while the food was as good as I've come to expect, the service this evening was probably the slowest I've ever experienced at Zach's. It seemed as if the one waitress was taking care of all the tables at the restaurant. When she said "I'll be right back with your soup and salad," she didn't return with them for nearly 10 minutes. I've been to Zach's enough to give them the benefit of the doubt on this experience - I would return.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • We enjoyed the large choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    We enjoyed the large choice of vegetarian options.
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  • If you want to eat then use
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    If you want to eat then use the shuttle for the Hollywood Bowl then this works great !!
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  • Fantastic Service - Good Food!
    BobBackwardsLA
    Dined on 12/11/2011
    Wonderful neighborhood spot with a wonderful, romantic outdoor patio and indoor dining room. Good food, romantic atmosphere but also kid and pet friendly. Great prices and fantastic service! Check it out soon. You'll be telling all your friends what a great experience you had.
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    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • I thought our waiter cld have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    I thought our waiter cld have been a little more friendly. We were trying to make conversation and he kind of blew us off and said "can I finish with taking the orders first? Ok? Thanks..." We were trying to be friendly. So after that he came back once to ask if everything was ok...and that's it. This was my first time going and I may come back, won't be my first choice again, but it was good. Also wanted to comment on the fact that the reason we went out to dinner was because it was my husbands birthday. I wrote in the notes for your online reservation that it was his bday so I wouldn't have to mention it when we got there. And nothing was done for him. No cake or anything. That was a little disappointing.
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  • Great Place to Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    The food was superb. We had a party of 16 and everyone mentioned how great their meal was. Service was prompt and everything came out perfect. My wife had been here once before and she was the one who wanted to come back for a birthday event. She loved the place and told me about it when she got home that evening. This was my first time dining here and I love it. Can't wait to come back. Prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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