La Zingara

4.8
100 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
La Zingara Trattoria is one of the most iconic Italian restaurants in the area. Serving authentic italian food in the Chicago NW area for the last 25 years. Family traditions are our inspiration. Please make us part of yours!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 100 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.7
value
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vipIrishGuy
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to La Zingara for a Thursday evening dinner date. The food was delicious, and the service was OUTSTANDING!

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vipnotpicky
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have a new go to place for Italian. Food and service are wonderful and very reasonably priced. Definitely will be back.

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MikeM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t tell anyone. Outstanding in all areas.

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vipMark
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we really enjoyed ourselves. Great service, delicious food.

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Lazarus
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices. The igloo was great for outside dining.

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MikeM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service, and ambiance! Don’t tell anyone :-)

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vipJessica
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great family-run restaurant. I particularly appreciated the zucchini primavera on the specials menu. Excellent tiramisu!

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thomascreevy
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and Service was outstanding......enjoyed it very much and will definitely return..

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GailE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had linguine with shrimp & broccoli. Very delicious, would order again.
We were able to dine outdoors at an umbrella table which was quite comfortable.
Service was friendly, polite & accommodating.

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vipPatti
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy as usual!

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vipRickW
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Such pleasant people. Great food choices at reasonable prices. We will be back.

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Eileen
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend’s birthday in the bubble..so fun!

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MikeM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every category!

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vipRalf
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always good food. Service a bit off from usual excellent service but still very good. Both drinks ordered were a bit off. The first old fashion we send back. Just flat like something was left out. The lemon drop Martini was also off just didn’t have the same usual lemon punch. Maybe they didn’t use fresh lemon. Also did sugar the rim of the glass. Normally the drinks pop!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were excellent! It was our first time eating in an enclosed structure (we had the greenhouse). The restaurant implemented various safety measures (e.g hand sanitizers at each table, minimizing close interaction, etc.), which made us feel very comfortable. The food was perfectly portioned and delicious!

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vipAllie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I reserved an outdoor greenhouse for dinner and we were not disappointed. There were two heaters inside and our dinner was delicious and comfortable despite the frigid temperature. Rachel our server was attentive, friendly and personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Dinner/ Mom’s birthday dinner

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Maestro64
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greenhouse setting was very nice, dinner was fantastic, service was excellent. A truly enjoyable time during these crazy times! I'll be back again.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed our date night at La Zingara. It was so nice to be able to eat out in a time when all indoor dining was closed. The outdoor igloo setting was beautiful and perfect. I felt confident the staff were taking proper precautions for Covid. All of the menus were wiped down. The table condiments were all one-time use. Our waiter was very attentive and I never saw staff without a mask. The food was delicious. I recommend the lemon cake for dessert! I would definitely recommend the experience.

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vipdcartwr
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wife and I tried one of their outdoor heated bubbles. Under these conditions the service was excellent. The entrees are are always good to excellent as we make our way through their menu. Ambience and comfort in these 2-4 patron translucent /cubes is an excellent. Outdoor winter dining at it's best

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vipmommy2
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Is was a great experience in the greenhouse. We did wait over an hour for food. We then felt rushed out. We were still eating and asked “are you done yet”. I understand that you want to get people in and out due to limited seating, but we also waited an hour for pizza and pasta.

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LisaN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate in one of their outdoor igloos and it was great! Loved the ambience, the food was delicious, we'll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and the service was great. We dined in the heated igloo. The kids loved it! So fun!

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vipMarie
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner in one of La Zingara’s igloos. Zeus was so accommodating and made sure everything was perfect. Our meals were delicious!! La Zingara has become one of our favorite dining destinations!!

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VeronicaB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was GREAT! It was our first time visiting the restaurant and the igloos were perfect for our party of 6. Food was good and menu had a lot of options!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was so friendly! Loved the little private rooms they have

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JenBW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and we had excellent service. We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate our anniversary. Our igloo was cozy, warm and romantic:) Both server and manager were especially attentive to my husbands diet restrictions. Food was excellent!
This is definitely a hidden gem in Arlington Hts!

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Madalina
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at our office party the other night. We were seated outside in little heated pods for only 4 people, nicely decorate.The server, Mirela , was very nice. The food was great and the overall ambience was very cozy and intimate. I would still suggest to bring warm boots though or blanket. It’s still winter :).

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vipAndreaM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in one of their igloos over the weekend. We had so much fun. The service was great, wine was wonderful and food was delish. We hope to go back soon!

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vipcritique
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What a quaint place with great Italian food, a menu with so many options too! Our waitress was so nice. The service was excellent!
I took home leftover pasta primavera and had it for two lunches! The portions are big. Outdoor dining was cozy and warm. We will be back.

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vipEdDee
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great set up for outdoor dining in the greenhouse. Warm enough for dinner inside. Food was good too!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the outdoor heated igloo and really enjoyed the quiet, cozy atmosphere. The service was EXCELLENT and the food was plentiful and delicious!

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FranK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience great food highly recommend Even durning COVID. Go.

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vipRalf
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very nice place. They make great lemon drop martinis. Service is a little slow however it provides you lots of time to talk. My wife and i like to eat at the bar. We order matinia and appetizers for our meal. The grilled calamari is excellent as is the grill shrimp. I had the beet salad this time and it was very good. Pizzas are great as well. There is usually no wait for a table and i never have problems getting a reservation. Overall worth checking the place out.

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vipAnnW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! It has been years since I have been to this place and luckily had the opportunity to stop by and dine in. The interior is newly updated with a nice bar and a unique wine display made from pipe fittings. The service from Irena and Jesus was impeccable. They almost customized each of our entrees from the appetizer, salad, risotto and dessert. The food was so nicely seasoned and flavorful. This will definitely become a regular place for the service alone. Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want authentic Italian food this is the place! The food is amazing and the service is outstanding. This is an all around authentic experience from the service to the taste of the food. Highly recommend dining here. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipFrankD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food and service! Very reasonable prices. We will return with friends.

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chantelleb
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great - delicious food, good service and a pleasant dining room. Will definitely go back to LaZingara

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Will definitely go back again.

FAQs

La Zingara offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 398-3700.

La Zingara is rated 4.8 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.