Zia's Trattoria Edison Park

4.7
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227 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Zia’s Trattoria is a classic Chicago Italian restaurant dedicated to producing authentic Italian cuisine in the Edison Park community. The rustic wood floors, crisp white tablecloths, exposed brick walls, and a touch of charm creates the Zia’s that we all know and love. The inspiration behind Zia’s Trattoria (or Aunt’s Table in Italian) came from executive chef Joe Calabrese’s culinary adventures to Italy and two of its most well-known regions; Tuscany and Liguria. To the benefit of diners in Edison Park and across Chicago, Joe picked up a few cooking techniques and recipes that eventually made their way to the tables of Zia’s. One of the charming features of Zia’s Trattoria is that each room presents its own unique personality. The warm and inviting bar area is dressed in rich wood accents. Several comfortable seating areas are to be found, each with a good view of bustling downtown Edison Park.
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KH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome as usual!

CW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Went for my wife's BDay and the server was "unaware" even though the hostess told me they notified him. He was MIA at times for obvious smoke breaks. Food wasn't as good as we had in the past. Food & wine is definitely not worth the current prices being charged.

SM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zia's is one of our favorite restaurants, and we have been going there since it opened. I chose Zia's for my birthday dinner because the menu is versatile, options for everyone, and the food is always delicious. We have never had a bad meal there! Our waiter brought us a dessert plate with a variety of desserts for our family to share in honor of my birthday.

SG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a great time and the food and service was top notch. However the tables are to close together. One woman accidentally knocked a wine glass off of someone else’s table with her bottom while making her way to the bathroom. Loved the atmosphere and food , but think it would be beneficial to take a table or two away to make more room.

N
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!!!

B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a girls lunch and it was a nice afternoon sharing pasta salads and vino

TR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zia’s is great we always enjoy going there. Good food, & atmosphere.

JE
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good. Excellent friendly attentive service. It was a little too loud but we still enjoyed ourselves.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sal was sharp and a pro

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our food and drinks. Service was awesome.

K
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to grab food with family or friends. Nice atmosphere and delicious food.

C
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were phenomenal! Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago - which is saying a lot. From the homemade antipasto that is given with the initial warm bread to the fabulous entrees and dessert - you just can't go wrong with any item. Our table had all different entrees and everyone was fabulous. The sauces on the different entrees were out of this world. We were also there on a Sunday afternoon and wine bottles were 1/2 off. That was a great special. We will definitely be returning. Hope to have the same wonderful waitress too - she went out of her way at every turn. First class!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zia’s is always Excellent! We love going there!

JG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a birthday dinner with the family. Got a round table which is always nice for conversing. Service was attentive and prompt. Great food!

J
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a party of three and reservations for 6:00 p.m. When we entered the restaurant, the first thing we noticed was the smell, of mold/sewer. Not great. The hostesses were talking to each other and barely acknowledged us. Not very friendly at all.

We were seated in a dark tiny corner, almost impossible to see or read the menu.

However, our server was great, and food is fantastic.

Would recommend and return, and hopefully the problems stated in the first paragraph will have been addressed.

KL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 7. Excellent food at a reasonable price. Everyone enjoyed it!

OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway good food and service

j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are always on point! Great service, as well!

E
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the bar at a high table. Waitress was amazing & she was so busy! She had a smile & made time for everyone! Delicious birthday dinner.

L
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a classic favorite. The food is authentic and the service attentive.

SH
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun night out with friends

VB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Been to Zia's several times, never disappointed! Great service and quality meal. Started with sausage and peppers and grilled octopus for apps, then had Grilled Walleye. My buds had NY Strip which was overcooked but not bad and Pork chops which was outstanding. Creme Brulee for dessert

MT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great neighborhood restaurant can be loud on a weekends. Have always had a great dinner. Service can depend on how busy the restaurant is. In the end you will be back.

FO
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here before. As always, service and food were excellent. Had the veal and of course it was excellent. What can you say. A very good restaurant serving very good food. One quirky thing. Restaurant is very busy, and they only has one parking valet. Took twenty minutes to park the car and 20 minutes to get it back. Strange!!! Still, we will be back. AGAIN!!!

AK
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was so salty it was inedible. Literally one of the worst things I have ever had. 4 of the muscles were completely missing and 2 were dead and closed. Wine was good but asked for the house special and was charged $42 a bottle (special was supposed to be $20) I will give it 2 stars for the desert only thing saving the night was that and the company.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the restaurant week specials! Great wine selection as well.

EL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here a few times and every time it always pleases us! Food is outstanding and the people are very nice

T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Zia’s. Food and service is impeccable.

TR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all ordered salads that were delicious. I took my soup to go - no problem. The waiter refilled our drinks almost before we were finished. Great experience

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zia never disappoints! Food and service outstanding!

n
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with childhood friends — fun waiter made the experience great — food great as usual

F
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’ve dined here several times. I always enjoy the food and last night no exception.
My only complaint was our waiter. We made it quite clear we were not in a hurry and the restaurant was not full. Our waiter kept returning to ask if we were ready to order. We finally ordered an appetizer and then he kept returning for our dinner order. He was very annoying. We usually tip 20% but just gave him 15% due to his intrusive manner.
The service really left a bad taste in our mouth.

DB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...great service...great location...we will be back

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were in town for the National Restaurant Show, Zia’s was recommended by the hotel. We sat at the bar as we usually do when it’s the two of us because we like interacting with the bar staff and other customers. The bartender was amazing, the food was outstanding and the customers were a great conversation. A must try if your in the area.

A
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jose our waiter was outstanding!!!! The food and Shrimp appetizer special was awesome!! Had a great time for our aunt's birthday!!!!

TO
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

LR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Never had a bad meal — delicious food and great wine selection!

JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Large group for Mother’s Day. All of us enjoyed the service and the meal.

D
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The meals were excellent and the presentation is that of a true Italian trattoria. The service was pretty good. The dissapointment was a table that looked right into the kitchen as the wait staff went in and out. Perhaps it was not expected because our reservation was for 8:15pm and I expected a better table.
That’s about as deep as I can go in finding a gripe, so it’s pretty pathetic, because everything else was awesome.