Zagafen

4.1
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Zagafen is a Kosher dairy restaurant located in Merion Station, PA... just a little way down the street from Citron & Rose, our sister Kosher meat restaurant. Featuring an Italian inspired menu including various fish dishes, pastas, and pizzas, Zagafen satisfies any cheese or dairy craving while still offering plenty of dairy-free options. Our bar offers a rich selection of wines, artisanal cocktails, and beer perfect for pairing with our varied menu options.
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Chaya
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and servers were polite and accommodating. Entrees were beautifully dished, portions were more than adequate and the food was delicious. We look forward to dining at Zagafen again and recommend the restaurant to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Food was terrible. We had to remove our dirty dishes ourselves after we finally ate. We waited about 1.5 hours for the food to arrive. There were only 4 other people eating there!!
Prices were too high for the quality of food.
There are other kosher options available. Go somewhere else.

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DianaC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there. Ordered several apps, pizzas, pastas and dessert. Everything was so delicious. Service was good too.

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vipSamplingATX
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Enjoyed a nice salad but the pizza tasted burnt and was just average. Service was off. The hostess left us at the stand to pour wine and deliver drinks to a table.

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Mumar
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This is a wonderful place to eat. The day we went for my birthday, they were short on cooks. So, food came out very very slowly & one was ice cold, sent back but remedied. Besides this one time, we find the food delicious and the décor outstanding.

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vipScottP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Great service and French fries. $3.50 for a can of Coca-Cola and medium rare pizza left me feeling disappointed.

From a COVID-19 perspective, all employees were wearing masks and the customers were not on top of each other.

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JoshuaK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Rich did an amazing job of explaining, interacting, and making us feel welcome. The food was of excellent quality and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Please continue the Zagafen Experience.

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Larry
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit in 3 months. We went for lunch. We both had a delicious soup for starters.
She ordered a salad, I ordered an individual pizza, and our daughter ordered a giant spinach calzone - half of which she brought home for later. Then we had dessert. My wife and I shared a smores sundae and my daughter enjoyed a mint chocolate sundae.
The food was great, they did not rush us out, and we were able to relax in the moment.
Great experience!

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Capsoff
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice server and good food.

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Steve
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome little place! All of our food was absolutely amazing. Nice cozy atmosphere.

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Larry
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time in 3 months. My wife and I had omelettesfor breakfast. Mine had cheese, red peppers, and a parve sausage that was delicious! They must have been made with 5 eggs. Great coffee too! Will be back.

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SamA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great date night here with the wife. Charming place and the food is fresh, well made and beautifully presented.

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JillG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a delicious brunch last Wednesday ... shared a waffle and an omelette with my friend. The chef gladly substituted compote on the waffle for fresh fruit. The waffle itself was fresh and delicious. The omelet was cooked to perfection. Service was friendly and the place looked good as always. I would highly recommend !

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Larry
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit within a month. Excellent! We had cream of broccoli soup for starters. We ordered a tofu stir fry plate and a salmon plate. Of course we could not resist the home cut fries. Ooh! Good. We capped it off by romantically sharing a banana split and coffee.
Service was pleasant and the ambiance is warm. You MUST go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Excellent. I went here with my family last week for the first time without reading about the place. We were all very impressed. I had some of the best gnocchi I have ever had.

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luv2dine
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Wonderful ambiance. Thanks for another great dinner!

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BarbaraG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kosher and not kosher consumers will love the creative and tasty menu. Only disappointment was that there wasn’t a soup du jour that night.

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vipSherryW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go to Zagafen last minute on a Tuesday night.

It’s lovely inside

We ordered pizza and salad
YUM - delicious

Can’t wait to try some of the pasta dishes next time

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vipLovegreatfood
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food; excellent restaurant. Love the creative eggplant parm! The pizzas are delicious!

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CarlG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We loved the ambience and space, it was a pleasure to be there. The staff was very very nice and friendly. Our food was disappointing - the bass was a very small portion with little fish and the salmon was nothing special in its spices, a little overcooked. The pizza was good. The chocolate cake was dry and, perhaps we have unsophisticated tastes but the hot chocolate tasted off.
We liked the atmosphere and staff enough we would try it again and hope for better luck on the menu.

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BarbaraG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing fish dishes, small plates and desserts. Wonderful evening.

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IsaacS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service. Beautiful ambiance and Kid friendly

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ArthurR
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The server was very goodnot in keeping with the theme of the restaurant.. Unfortunately, the food was not. The salmon was overcooked and the gnocchi was too dense. The background music was too loud and

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adiner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kennett pizza was outstanding as was the fried cauliflower!

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vipBonnieB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food at zagefan is fabulous.

We started with a pizza which had pistachio and arugula on it. It had a wonderful crispy crust and great flavors
For dinner We had several small plate. Spaghetti squash, baked fish with vegetables, spinach salad the hummus came with wonderful fluffy pita.
It was all great!!
I would take out the pizza any night. I think it’s the best pizza around
The ambiance is tranquil. It’s really a beautiful space

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great decor, good food, less than stellar service. If this place would level up its service I would absolutely go bad.

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vipjs1001
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent; more high-end than expected and portions were more than ample. The cocktail menu was creative. The space is a major improvement and ideal place if you would like to have a conversation, business meeting or a pleasant drink. Looking forward to their opening for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Tom is the beta manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several things not available on the menu, but not a problem. Everything was very yummy and the service was excellent. It is rather pricey for what you get, It was Thursday and there weren’t too many people there, not sure if the two were related.

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vipfoodlover
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding! The only thing we didn't like were the fries, which seemed like they would be better fitted for a pizza joint. We also had the kale salad which was delicious. The Kennet square pizza was perfectly well done and my partner had the Rosa pizza. The chocolate butter cake was one of the best desserts I've had in the Philadelphia area in years!

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GoriDetails
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and daring offerings and was such a treat to be able to eat anything on the menu. We especially enjoyed the beet salad, bass and the risotto with pesto and appreciated how quickly they hopped to and produced plates for hungry cranky kids.

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Mtzvia
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The restaurant has a lovely ambiance, and it’s great to have a charming kosher dairy option. I wish the food was just a little better. The beets were undercooked, the eggplant parmesean was gloppy and unflavorful, the pizza had no crispness. The pasta had good flavor though, and the kale salad was very good as well. I hope they can work to improve food quality a little, it is so close!

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vipAlibaba
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambience was nice and our waitress Maddy was attentive. The fried cauliflower was way too spicy. The caeser salad was very good. The margarita pizza was fair- could have had more flavor. The eggplant rolatini was the best thing we ordered.

We left with a bad taste in our mouth after getting the bill. They actually charged us $1 for a tiny amount of parm cheese that we asked for assuming it was a courtesy. They also charged a ridiculous $3.50 for a mini bottle of coke. This makes us not want to go back!

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vipGMCccc
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was tasty, the decor pleasant. It was fairly noisy. Prices are somewhat high for the larger plates- my wife’s salmon was sparse and cost $24. The waiter was very congenial, but the kitchen let him and us down. The restaurant policy is to bring plates out when prepared, not a good idea, because some of us received plates about 30 minutes before others. Good restaurants should plan to time the cooking so all guests at a table receive freshly-prepared food at the same time. The restaurant apologized and removed the charge for the 3 plates that came out long after the first 3, a very courteous and professional thing to do. The kitchen may have been short handed tonight.

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JHFP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have found almost every single dish at Zagafen to be savory and interesting (out of four visits, 2 were just ok). We have enjoyed the aesthetics, food, and surprisingly for our suburban neighborhood, the somewhat diverse crowd.

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vipGwenG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a large group so we were in the lovely semi private room. The food was very good. The service was mostly good but sometimes somewhat slow, possibly because the bar was understaffed. Overall we enjoyed our evening.

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ScottN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Such a lovely space!!

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SharonS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Menus was interesting and contained versatile fish and pasta , not the usual salmon and tilapia. Wait staff was very attentive and accommodating. Service time from ordering to food arrival was timely. We spent alot of time at the table and did not feel rushed even though it was a busy time.

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vipWillBeBack
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. Portions were on the smaller side yet no one left hungry. Will definatly return and recommend.

FAQs

Zagafen does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Zagafen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 667-7777.

Zagafen is rated 4.1 stars by 66 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.