La ZaZa Trattoria - St. Charles

4.7
586 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
La ZaZa Trattoria in St. Charles fuses classic and contemporary cuisine in its spacious and relaxing space. Guests can begin their dining experience with a starter of beef tenderloin carpaccio with avocado, risotto scampi or a 9" pizza with a selection of delicious toppings. La ZaZa Trattoria serves entrées made with fresh, seasonal ingredients like chicken tortellini with peas and prosciutto, vegetarian linguine, filet mignon or grilled lamb chops.

The ORIGINAL La ZaZa Trattoria is featured in the Chicago Sun Times and the Kane County Chronicle. It has a sizable bar that serves an array of libations, including international wine and beer selections. This eatery has an outdoor patio for guests to enjoy the weather during the summer months. Banquet and Catering services are also available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 586 people are saying
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GregS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was of course great but the wait staff could have been a little more attentive. We had to flag them down each time we needed something.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Dino always gets it right!

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James
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, Excellent food & Selection.
Excellent wine choices

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food & service. Great bar area. Chris the bartender is fabulous so is Jimmy the server.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The Specials were a bit over priced.

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Hughesterra
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband had the special swordfish. He loved it! I had the walleye (subbing for whitefish) which was also excellent. Our server and her assistants were spit in. She knows the menu in and out, has a great sense of humor and is a longtime employee-a treasure for Za Za’s. We always enjoy our visit here.

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SueW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have an allergy so they needed to modified my dish. It was fantastic! There were 6 of us at dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been there many times and been there during Covid. They required mask for all employees and patrons. Not this time. Very disappointed they don’t follow CDC guidelines. The food was also not up to their usual standards. Service off and waitress not so friendly. As late na as they do not follow cdc we will not be back to try one more time. What a shame

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An adorable restaurant. We were traveling from out of state and staying in St Charles. The wait staff and food was excellent.

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SueP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love ZaZa. We took a friend there for her birthday & she had their classic--whitefish. My husband and I usually have one of their wonderful pasta dishes, but this time we tried their pizza for the first time--excellent! Our waiter was wonderful--helpful & with personality plus! I gave 5 stars for the noise level because it is hard to judge. We were there for an early lunch on a weekday so the place was not full and it was fine. It's much busier on the weekend so I'm sure it is more of an issue then. I love the decor--wood paneling & stone, but that means there are a lot of hard surfaces for noise to ping off of. I don't remember that noise was a huge issue in previous evening meals there, but we had not been there in several years because of covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a first date and will go back for any reason! The staff was extremely friendly. Food was delicious and overall the the restaurant was gorgeous. Being a staple of St. Charles I didn’t expect any less but was still very impressed. I had the campolini pomadoro and there was enough for 2 but was delicious!

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AlisonF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service! The owners and staff really treat the customers with firt class service. Food is always impeccable.

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JenniferF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Highly recommend Zaza’s!

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PaulS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we have ever had.. Service was great with Michael!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was outstanding. Our server, Valerie, made our evening extra enjoyable. Even though the restaurant was packed, we never felt rushed and everything was top notch.

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BrendaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us and we ALL loved our food! 3 even had leftovers to take home! The service was incredible too! Visited with friends we had not seen in over a year and we didn't feel rushed to leave. Truly a dining pleasure!

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MarkB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like we were wrapped up in some kind of ZaZa blanket. Very comfortable. The service was tight. Food good. Nice crowd. It was a first time for the couple we brought. They left saying that they'll be returning. As will we.

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vipWilliamN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner there last night was excellent. We had a party of 5 and everyone enjoyed the dinner immensely. The staff is very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat at ZaZa's!

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ChrisT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was attentive enough without being annoying and we didn't have to wait too long for food. Top marks

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vipTanya08
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always!

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ChristineP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very great! Great food and service.

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vipMick
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Won't be back. I resent the lack of care for customers and staff. No masks worn by wait staff at all. Disrespectful.
Secondly , my halibut was dry. Halibut is very hard to do well. It can't be cooking for too long and this fish was . The sauce was very good . Could have used a few more capers.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful servers and staff. Been eating here for 21 years always have a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food but a little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time! Jimmy was phenomenal. Best waiter ever. Love eating there. The food is fresh and delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipLindaD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, as usual! Valerie was our server and she was terrific! Can’t wait to come back!

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Tekarra
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My whitefish with spinach was a great dish. Dessert was yummy and service was outstanding.

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BrianS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Table was not ready. We had to rush thru dinner to catch show. Extremely loud hard to carry conversation. Food was excellent.

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Southsidediner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food is delicious and the wait staff outstanding.

However, they don't respect reservations. We waited along with four other couples (all senior citizens) for over 15 minutes of our reservation time. We were told we needed to wait for tables to turn over in order to be seated.

A young couple walked in, no reservation. The host announced that they would be seated within five minutes.

The wait staff made up for being treated as if we had no value. They were attentive and couldn't do enough for us.

La ZaZa Trattoria - St. Charles
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi thank you for your review. We most definitely do respect reservations and due to not being able to anticipate when a table is going to leave sometimes we do have a wait even for reservations. This happens at any busy restaurant. Of course we want everyone to be seated right when they arrive for their reservation but it is not an exact science. We are sorry this made for such a poor review and hope to see you again. Thank you for your business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. Too bad I only go there when I see a show at the Arcada. I’m about an hour away. Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve did a fabulous job explaining specials which we chose. He timed things beautifully in a pleasant way. Very enjoyable birthday celebration for our friend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very accomplished and nice staff.

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KeithO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very attentive and helpful. Our meals were excellent as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

When making a reservation, you should give people the choice for the basement. Ambiance is much worse in the basement. Wouldn’t have made the reservation if I knew we’d be in the basement. Shouldn’t even be used for dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Haven’t been here for a couple years because I’ve never been impressed with their dishes/ drinks. After my friend suggested it, I gave it another try… just to be disappointed again.
Nothing majorly bad, just blah

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MichaelL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our Anniversary and had a great time. 1st time going. Had the 16 0z Wagyu steak special, was outstanding! Will be back

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LaurenM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Ordered a chicken and three pasta entrees along with dessert and drinks. Their roasted spinach is done so well. The chicken with a Vermouth cream sauce was a big WOW. Goat cheese with artichokes and a tangy red sauce? Yes, please! Their tiramisu is the first I’ve liked ever. They just do everything right. We will be back. Always a great place to unwind or celebrate and enjoy a normal or a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with great company. Service was terrific and the food was great as well. Had a nice night and the restaurant certainly added to the fun.

KS
KimS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Couples date night!! Our waitress was amazing!

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You can order delivery directly from La ZaZa Trattoria - St. Charles using the Order Online button. La ZaZa Trattoria - St. Charles also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La ZaZa Trattoria - St. Charles also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 443-9304.

La ZaZa Trattoria - St. Charles is rated 4.7 stars by 586 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.