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La Zingara, Arlington Heights, IL

La Zingara

4.7
4.7
266 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!


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sat 1:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (847) 398-3700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Sammy Fortanelli
  • Private party facilities
    --We offer a private room that can accommodate up to 80 people.Please call us @847-398-3700 for more info
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington Heights
  • Cross street
    Rand rd & Waterman
  • Parking details
    Full private parking lot.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 266 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Italian

266 Reviews
  1. SheBeast

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried something new to us and it was delicious. The Caesar Salad could have been made into smaller lettuce pieces and the salad dressing mixed in instead of it being drizzled on top. The Spumoni Bomb was soooo good!

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  2. foodieman

    Chicago

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great eggplant appetizer and wonderful Italian wine . Veal was delicious pasta with spinach, ricotta could have used more olive oil and garlic

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quaint, warm atmosphere with great food and excellent service. Nice wine list!!

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  4. sistersue

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were in Arlington Heights for a memorial service and looking for a nice dinner. So glad we found this neighborhood gem. The parking lot was scary with work being done but we didn’t let that discourage us and I am so glad. The complementary bread basket with focaccia was delicious. All dinners come with soup or salad. My husband was delighted with his the lobster ravioli topped with lobster sauce and sauteed shrimp. I loved my veal Marsala. For the quality and quantity of food, it was more than reasonable. We live 45 minutes to an hour from there but, we will be back.

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  5. SteveM

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the lasagna, veal saltimboca and mare risotto. Very good. Eggplant and prosciutto appetizer was excellent. Very good cocktails.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is amazing. Everyone we encountered was smiling and helpful. The food is outstanding. The bread basket was warm and fresh. The entire experience was exactly what I needed after a long week.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time but always a bit noisy, fabulous food offerings.

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  8. Bettyc

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, we sat for a long time and they didn’t seem to mind. Not a busy night and our server was delightful. Definitely will go back

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  9. Debbie

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a weeknight for a birthday dinner. It was quieter than other reviews, most likely because it was a Wednesday. The food and service were wonderful! We'd go again.

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  10. JodiS

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We got seated right away, ordered and then waited over an hour for our food. When it came, some of it was cold. It was very loud and a bit crazy last night in there last night. There was a table right behind us with four kids who were running around and being way too loud. The parents weren’t really keeping them under control. They definitely over stayed there welcome. This restaurant is not really for small children.

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  11. Robert

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and friendly staff. Noise level was a little high but what can you do if the restaurant was pretty full.

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  12. MikeChuck

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and many choices. I had a Ravioli dish with a cream sauce, artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes. The ravioli was homemade and surprisingly light. Two people in our group had the Giambotta and raved about it. Same with the Chicken Vesuvio. Bread was homemade and warm. My Italian family will definitely be back!

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  13. CasualDiner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fun, energetic evening with a very good live singer. The owner Jesus always provides the personal touch. Veal was outstanding, bruschetta with dates was a pleasant treat, and the wine list is great!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a table for -4. We have been taking out here for years , however we decided to dine in.Didn’t realize they had expanded and added live entertainment which was excellent , not too loud , and had the place singing along with some new country artist renditions along with some Tony Bennett . Food and service were exceptional. Would come back to dine in again.

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  15. SueD

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this spot. Lovely owners and a great vibe.

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  16. CynthiaR

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food advice to go early to avoid an excessive wait for your meal. Make a reservation and enjoy yummy high quality food

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  17. LynnP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first time at La Zingara, we have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. I made reservations for a Saturday at 6:30, it was crowded and very loud. There was music playing even louder than the patrons. The tables were so close together that the servers could not even get through. Our food was delicious. We will try it again on a weekday to see if it’s any better.

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  18. Mayte

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time, was very satisfied with the excellent service, not only from the server but also from bus boys. Very attentive and friendly. Food was sooo yummy!!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The added room certainly doesn’t have the cozy atmosphere of the mail dining room. The food was amazing, but the service was slow. The time between apps, salad and then the mail course was longer than it should have been. Definitely lost a desire for dessert by the time it was presented after the main course.

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  20. GaryL

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been enjoying them for 15+ years. New owners (who were previous employees) as of a couple of years ago have spiffed up the interior and the menu. Very welcoming, nice moderate wine selection, very nice main menu. Went on Valentine's Day and it was a fun atmosphere. Free plentiful parking, easy in and out. They have a new second room for larger parties.

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  21. DonaldGolver

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Went on Valentines day, so pretty crowded for a weekday dinner, but we were there for about 2 hours so would have enjoyed quicker service

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  22. dhut9

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Valentine’s Day and was really happy with the experience. Food was great and came out fairly quick. Calamari were amazing, will definitely go back just for those. Roses were handed out to the ladies upon leaving and that was some amazing customer service.

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  23. gregs

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Noise was yelling level, food so so, bread poor, cost ok but should have been better experience

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  24. Samson

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, a good experience and would return. Nice comfy family dining and very welcoming. GREAT service. half our table orders were great and half were just ok will have to return and get a perfect 10 next time! thank you.

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  25. HJohn

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Large menu and delicious specials. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Had the appetizer special (fig bruschetta) and Veal Picante. Both were amazing!

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  26. notpicky

    Chicago

    216 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great selection and the food was very good. Service exceptional and overall a good value.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at La Zingara, a cozy place with an authentic Italian food and ambientale Italian soft music. We were impressed by the short time waiting period for a delicious food and overall serving manner. We recommend this restaurant to our friends and neighbors who love Italian food!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the ambiance. Meeting with friends we had not seen in years and wanted a place we could talk, enjoy good food and service. La Zingara did not disappoint.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and atmosphere. Don’t hesitate to visit!

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  30. Ladybug070707

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to La Zingara on a Thursday night for my husband’s birthday. Have been wanting to go because of the rave reviews on the Nextdoor App. Did not disappoint. Great neighborhood place. Very good food and service. Server was friendly and attentive, but did not rush us at all. Sound level was fine, but it was early on a Thursday night. Family friendly. Will definitely return.

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  31. NicoleY

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic NYE meal! Loved the ambiance, low noise level. Most importantly we were not rushed and enjoyed an excellent meal. The limoncellotini was amazing!

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  32. BlairF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The NYE menu removed all the meals that I wanted. The portions were so-so sized and they charged an unclear "holiday" fee. The food was fine but nothing special.

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  33. ElizabethD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Excellent service and very prompt with everything. Always a 10/10 meal

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  34. Carebear

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice meal. The crust could be more well done on the pizza as requested but it was otherwise delicious. The bread basket is always good and the service was very good. Recommend trying the limoncello.

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  35. GeorgeA

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, as was the service. Great neighborhood spot!

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  36. CarynG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very good. Went on a Saturday at 6pm and it was VERY busy. Noise was excessive. Service was poor.

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  37. SteveL

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything was fabulous except it was too noisy to enjoy discussion at your own table

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  38. FancyFoodie86

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to La Zingara yesterday for a family birthday celebration in the afternoon. The server was so kind and attentive and gave us great suggestions and made excellent cocktails. He also made my mom a nice mixed nonalcoholic drink. Overall, everything was great! We’ll be back again!

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  39. Gigi

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Lacks being cozy and warm. i really miss the white tablecloths on the tables. my opinion needs some new decorating. i would recommend to a friend for the food. our service was great.

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  40. Carebear

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was a little slower than usual but we enjoyed the food and drinks. The lasagna was delicious as well the penne vodka and pasta Zaza. Highly recommend a visit.

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FAQs

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

La Zingara is rated 4.7 stars by 266 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Zingara

2300 E Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rand rd & Waterman
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sat 1:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Full private parking lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sammy Fortanelli
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (847) 398-3700
  • Private party facilities
    --We offer a private room that can accommodate up to 80 people.Please call us @847-398-3700 for more info
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