La ZaZa Trattoria - St. Charles

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$31 to $50
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Italian
ZaZa's Italian Steakhouse 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. ZaZa's Italian Steakhouse serves entrées made with fresh, seasonal ingredients like chicken tortellini with peas and prosciutto, vegetarian linguini, filet mignon or grilled lamb chops.

Owned by Dino Sisto, ZaZa’s Italian Steakhouse 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. Catering services are also available.
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JK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, freshly prepared food, as always. Service was efficient and friendly without being intrusive. The host came to our table as well, reinforcing the commitment to an excellent dining experience.

l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The special with peppers and Mozzarella balsamic starter was excellent. Hope it makes it to the menu

JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had the joy of coming to ZaZa's since it opened. We have never been disappointed. Last Friday was my Wife's Birthday, and we lose to go there instead of a steakhouse. usually we get the whitefish. (It is fabulous. However, they had their braised short ribs of beef as a special. We had had it before and it is just as fabulous as the fish. The service was great, and Bonnie, our waitress was unobtrusive, but there when we needed her. All I can say is for an outstandingt meal among people who become your friends, go to ZaZa.

BK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and even though they were full, I never felt rushed. Our server Valerie was outstanding !

LM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Decent wine list. Nice outdoor patio.

O
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Six of us (old college roomies) met before dancing at the arcada speakeasy. Our service was fine.
Italian is never my favorite choice for dining out.
I found the menu somewhat limited. I ordered a tri-colored pasta rolled with a lasagna type filling with prosciutto with marinara and a four cheese sauce. It sounded but came out cold.
The other ordered meals were fine as well. Nothing amazing.

DH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. A little noisy, buy the friendly, helpful staff make up for it. I recommend it.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!

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FD
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great as always, but service was unusually slow and uninspired.

e
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always 100% great! Lemon butter whitefish is the best I ever tasted!!!

PH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been recommending ZaZa. We were very happy with everything and will be back.

The Hutchesons

OT
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had never been to Zaza’s until recently. Now, we’ve been there twice in three weeks. Food is really good. The staff is great, especially our server Saturday, 8/24/19. She was so good, we will ask for her by name when we make reservations with the terrific app Open Table. Because of the three women at the table next to us - one trying to be louder than the other two - it was a bit noisy, but there’s not much Zaza’s could do about them. We will continue to frequent Zaza’s, and we will definitely ask for our wonderful server. Her name? You’re going to have to find out on your own.

M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. Attentive service. Food tasted good and was hot. Will definitely go back.

b
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had not been here for a couple of years but we we pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious however, the portion on their signature white fish entree was smaller.

We were there at 6p on a Sunday evening and they had already run out of their specials. They only had 6pcs of the white fish to start the shift and we took the last two and had one more person who lost out.

I would like to see more seafood offerings as part of the regular menu.

p
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful night sitting outside at Zaza facing the river and downtown St Charles. I had the baked clams, which were delicious. I decided to go with the lasagna app because none of my favorite pastas were on the menu. The addition of goat cheese added to its yumminess! My friend had the veal medallions which she thought was wonderful and perfectly paired with the accompaniments.

VM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The host, could use a refresher course on being as pleasant as Jimmy (the waiter) was to your clientele. She was an older woman (blonde-ish shorter hair) and very snotty/rude. First impression is the lasting impression and I think if we were not meeting people there, we may have decided to go to one of the other fine establishments in right there on the corner. Saved by the waiter, Jimmy, he was very knowledgeable and pleasant! The food was wonderful, the chefs were on point! The drinks were tasty too, a tad over priced for the size of the margaritas. Regular 8oz glass $12.00 a glass for a margarita and a lot of ice. IF, if there was a choice in Tequila, it wasn't offered. The food, the food was very tasty.

l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We gathered together to welcome a family friend who is in town visiting.

OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Short menu means great food

R
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The white fish is always awesome! All the food is excellent. A local gem!!

s
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, always good to excellent service, have been there many times and have never been disappointed.

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great server Valerie.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a first timer to La ZaZa I chose this restaurant for my anniversary and couldn’t be more impressed all-around . My wife and me were amazed with the service and atmosphere but mostly how delicious the food was . We will absolutely be going back and plan to make it a tradition for every anniversary to celebrate dinner there!

EA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love ZaZa's! I can't say that I have ever had a bad meal here. I love their Wagu Center Cut and the White Fish. Two staples in my book! Their pasta is amazing and the service is fantastic.

PD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as usual. The only disappointment was they no longer allow "separate checks". When ladies go out, we like to pay for our own. Some have wine, some do not. We had
to calculate how much our bill was and had to find out what the local tax is. I have not been in a
restaurant that has this policy in years.

La ZaZa Trattoria - St. Charles
Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi Patricia! Thank you for the gracious review! We are glad you enjoyed! We want to let you know we are very sorry about the split check issue. We have made this a policy to ensure equal quality service to all of our guests. For our servers to split checks takes them away from their other guests that we see are equally as valuable to us. We hope to see you and the ladies back again soon! Thank you again!

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DT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food, excellent service, and nice ambiance. Would return if in the area.

BG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at La ZaZA Trattoria was excellent. Our server Valerie was outstanding and provided some great options for dinner. It was an anniversary dinner and the evening was great. We will be back for more. Highly recommend the experience at La ZaZa Trattoria in St. Charles.

DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very charming place. If it were a little cooler would have tried the al fresco option.

BC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner there. It was a beautiful evening. We ate on the patio. It was very relaxing and enjoyable. The service was awesome. Water glasses were never empty they were very attentive without being in your face. The food....I can't say enough about it. It didn't disappoint in any way. Portions were large. We had an appetizer, split a salad and we could have split an entrée. We can't wait to go back there.
I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful place for a date night out. We had excellent service and the food was amazing. It isn’t somewhere I would recommend taking kids and it was expensive to do regularly, but my husband and I will definitely be back for another special date night.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Family friendly.

KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our foot was amazing. It was a beautiful evening and St. Charles was bustling. Our waitress was adorable and very good. It was our anniversary and I am so glad we chose ZaZa's to celebrate! We will definitely be back. One of our favorites now.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in St. Charles! Have been going there for years!

KT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at ZaZa’s. It did seem a bit noisy in the bar area, but it was a nice evening and we were able to secure a table outdoors. Nice spot!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all excellent! My wife I enjoyed our visit and had a very pleasant dining experience. We especially enjoyed sitting outside.

B
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Sat on the patio on a beautiful night. Had the Halibut (Special) and the Shrimp Scampi. Accomodated many special requests with ease and grace. Dino the owner, came by the table and checked on us. Everything was outstanding!

SH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MEATBALLS WERE GREAT. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING IN DOWNTOWN ST CHARLES....

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the white fish and oven roasted spinach, this time I tried the snapper, daily special which was delicious. The back patio on the courtyard is delightful and a place you can enjoy a cocktail to people watch. Service is top notch we will be back.

l
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. They need to do a better job at timing the courses. I felt rushed... there were plenty of open tables. I'm sure we would have to had another drink/coffee/dessert if this has not happened. I've read many other reviews that complain about the same thing.

RP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went there on recent Sunday evening. The restaurant had good energy and noise. The food was very good as before. The service was very pleasant as well. They were not interruptive. It is my favorite Italian place here.

F
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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