Zia's Trattoria Edison Park

4.7
353 Reviews
$30 and under
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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KariK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zia's service and brunch was outstanding. The tent kept us warm and we didn't need to wear our coats.

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JTyY
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This was my second time at Zias, first time had the Veal and loved it. This time the veal was different; dry meat flavorless. The rest of my party loved their dishes, but I was disappointed.

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RickS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service as always. Only a 3 for ambiance since we were in a tent due to covid but we didn't mind at all..... high noise level but that's part of zias we like too.... a fun environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Zia's! Can't wait for things to reopen for indoor dining. Fingers crossed that happens soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zia has always had an outstanding & amazing menu and the food is exceptional, that’s why we keep coming back! Having the outside seating with Friday / Saturday’s band has been terrific! Hopefully we get another warm weather weekend in Chicago! We drive from LF, just to enjoy the food and ambience! SV

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ChrisV
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!

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TRea
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a nice dinner at Zias, service was very good, food very good, very nice evening. They are set up for social distancing.

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vipjoanh
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Zia’s is one of my favorite places to

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Mary
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The pasta is pheno

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vippumpkinmuffin
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been awhile since we had been to Zia's - the food was terrific and the service was great. So glad to see them surviving these trying times. We will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Overall, my wife and I enjoyed our first dinner at Zia Trattoria. After reading several positive reviews that complimented the decor and welcoming atmosphere, I made a point to compliment the owner (Joe). I was a bit surprised at his indifferent response. Not once did he come back to ask how dinner was or to say thank you. So, while I give high marks on our meal, I can’t say the same for the welcoming efforts of the owner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zia’s food & ambiance is GREAT!

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bob1
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We've been coming to Zia's for years -- it's our go-to for Italian and we've recommended it to many people. This was our first visit since the pandemic. We sat outside. Food was fine, though my veal caluzza (which I've had a few times before) was a little off -- over salted and acidic. Service was fine.

My main issue was inside -- at least 2 staff members weren't wearing masks at all and there were five people at the bar, none of whom were wearing masks. I mentioned this to the hostess and she said "I know!" Not a good look. We won't be going back anytime soon.

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CorinneM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always on point!! Loving this neighborhood gem! Great food, even better service!

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vipauntieE
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb shank is back on the fall menu...it's to die for! Everyone loved their food and great service.

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JoanS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a party of 6 for a significant birthday. Server did not know about $5 wine specials when asked (said there was none). Although we all selected from the restaurant week special, there was no birthday dessert or mention of the birthday (it was noted on our reservation). So, nice dinner, but nothing special.

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foodlover
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

For taking over a street to provide safe dining. It was a great experience!

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LAZOO
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

All our food was great .Party of 4 . Something went wrong with our order in the kitchen [ We were not able to find out exactly what ] We waited a long time for our appetizer but after that all went well and the food was good .We will go back

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Arobe75
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! The outside seating on the street was really nice!! Food was very good! I’d definitely recommend!!

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PhilD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Bartender made mistakes didn't offer to redo them.The fried calamari way over done an had no flavor sent it back. I had zuppa de pecse low quality seafood drowning in sauce flavor was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and were pleasantly warm! The patio heaters provided the perfect amount of heat with the cooler temps.

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vipauntieE
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and unbelievable food. These people know how to make everything delicious !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, great food as always, great setup outside. Plenty of space and great size round tables. Thank you Zia’s.

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Gosia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We booked the table and confirmed it even by phone that we want outside however hostess was definitely not aware of the booking. Asked us again if the table was outside or inside. It felt like we walked in. We got water and bread very quickly but waited for a server quite a while - looked like there was not enough waiters working. Table was dirty and didn’t have a table cloth - only some of tables had. It was very dark and we couldn’t really see the food. Atmosphere outside was wonderful and food was delicious. Overall was a good experience but definitely some things could be improved.

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vipEPachec1
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance with live music played on weekends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food and cocktails. Reduced menu due to Covid reopening.

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vipnevercooks
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and attentive service. Specials were amazing!

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BrendanH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food - one of the best restaurants in Chicago area!

MJ
MJMK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and good food that seems a bit pricier than other local Italian places

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vipauntieE
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great consistent food ...been going there for over 15 years. The live music was awesome!

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vipDennisG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding at Zia’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter was going off to college

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food
Music outdoors
Bistro lights
Perfect night
Great cocktails
Service ... kinda slow

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JimB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had an outdoor table which was nice as the evening was delightful after a rain shower earlier.
Live music was playing just across from us s part of a cooperative agreement with some of the restaurants nearby. The music from Zias wall mount speakers was drowning out the live music until we asked for it to be turned off. We were seated at 6:15. We ordered wine and an appetizer shortly after being seated. We then ordered our entree’s. It took more than 30 minutes for our food to arrive. Waiter blamed it on “everyone coming at once” for the evening.
Disappointing.

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Leisurediningfor2
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful overall experiences

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TomS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual! Food was great and all care was spent on cleanliness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is outstanding!! Great place to enjoy great food, great ambiance & great staff!!

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KarenH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!

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Foodies
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always middle of the road, you know what you are goi g to get if you have been there a time or two.

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Benji
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have eaten at Zia’s many times, and some friends wanted to try it since they had never been before. Very disappointed in the quality of food and service. For me, I ordered lemon chicken with capers. It was honestly flavorless and maybe 3 capers on the entire dish. My hubby ordered pasta with crumbled sausage and they forgot the sausage. The waiter blamed the error on the face masks they have to wear and the kitchen misunderstood ‘easy garlic’ for ‘no sausage’. If that were the case, he would have just ordered pasta, it made zero sense. They eventually brought a side of crumbled sausage that was slightly burnt in taste.
Bummed because it used to be a good go-to neighborhood restaurant. Now there are just too many other options to spend our money at. Not sure what changed, but it’s the same Zia’s that’s for sure.

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Zia's Trattoria Edison Park is rated 4.7 stars by 353 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.