Za Za's Clarendon Hills

4.5
432 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Northern Italian cusine in a cozy and relaxed environment. Known for our housemade dishes, delectable sauces, and generous portions. Voted best Italian food by West Surburban Magazine.
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! Food is amazing and service and decor is awesome. Come hungry because the portions are generous!Hidden gem. So good!

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N
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Average service.

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o
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Noise level very high. Air condition vent right over our table we froze while eating dinner.

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S
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been going to this restaurant for over 10 years. Love it

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DR
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good food at ZaZa’s. They get very busy and it can be loud but worth the trip. It is not that big so reservations are important.

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MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations on a Saturday night for three st 7:30. Our wait was less than 5 minutes on a super crowded evening. Food was superb as was our hostess, waitress and bus boy. Our only complaint was there was no parking and we had to park next door at Standard Market.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent as usual! We love the ambience and menu selections. Unfortunately, service was just a little bit off this visit. But will be back.

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CS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to ZaZa's. We especially like Bobbie our waiter. He is always good, attentive and he attended to my cousin who had a scooter. Thanks for your consideration. It was a family get together and we all had a nice time.

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w
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we have gone to Za Za's many times and have never been disappointed. Definitely one of our favorite Italian Restaraunt

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j
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is terrific. Both my husband and I are of Italian ancestry and agree that the food is terrific.

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NL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great as always. Dine here frequently. Food is always delicious.

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DG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was our first time to Za Za's. It's a pretty small place; I was glad we made a reservation. The food was excellent and the service very good.

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MM
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great. This is our go-to restaurant

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food. Service was slow. Our waitress went MIA for awhile. Overall the food was great. Will go back

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WM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The white fish was exceptional! Very limited space with tables so close. Had to ask a man to scoot in a little to get through the aisle.

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j
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service a hidden gem

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4
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We always have great servers but not on our last visit . Not good at all .

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Always great food once you can get seated. We always have reservations and always wait 20-25 mins to get seated. Someone needs to manage reservations and table seating times better. There is also no waiting area so your bunched up at the front door. You just need to get in when your reservation time is set

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R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always WONDERFUL food. Fresh fish and outstanding Italian dishes.

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L
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was really bland. White sauce was bland; red sauce was no bland. And pretty thin. It’s usually a nice rich sauce.

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O
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Italian food with just the right amount of flair and ingenuity. Service outstanding. Can get ctowded and a bit noisy on weekends but not an issue during the week.

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o
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Nana's gravy and whitefish anywhere! Service a little slow on Monday. I think either the kitchen was short or the number of servers.

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the place - food, service and drinks are great.

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EK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful intimate white-table cloth Italian restaurant. Great for a couple's dinner or dinner out with friends. We shared a Za Za's salad (loaded!), sausage & peppers and the grouper. Hard to find fish this fresh in the Midwest but they managed just fine. Everything was excellent.

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RF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The white fish is special.

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t
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We had very good service, and the food was also very good. I would only say that the $34 for Frutte De Mare was definitely over price for what you got, and the $41 also a little pricey.. Overall it was a nice and I would recommend it.

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TP
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We rurn time and time again to ZaZa's for the whitefish...it is exceptional! Other menu items are quite good but this is our favorite. Wine is well priced and we have always had friendly, attentive-but-non-intrusive servers. We'll be back!

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LR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The white fish was the absolutely delicious. The specials were varied for all tastes. Drinks were perfect. A wonderful dining experience for a Thursday night. Not overly crowded. Noise level is slightly hard for conversation.

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R
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and terrific service.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The veal and whitefish are outstanding

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WM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great evening with my wife, started with the scallops appetizer and they were lovely and our pasta dishes were fantastic. A nice wine list, with good choices under $50.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great.

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H
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Valentines Day dinner gone bad. Selected ZaZa because we have had good experiences there. May have been the busy day but food was terrible. My wife asked for grilled fish and it was served breaded and mushy swimming in a sauce. I order braciole and it was served refrigerator cold on the inside. Manager apologized but didn’t offer anything like a drink or to take off the meal. Finally we asked if they can take off a glass of wine and he agreed. Too bad her didn’t offer that upfront. Instead he said we ate too much of the entree’s. Well I guess we tried to deal with it but each bite got worse. I didn’t even finish one of two braciole and my wife left half her fish. We won’t go back

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentines Day

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JM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Mama's Sunday Gravy is my favorite food at ZaZa's. Unfortunately they didnt have it on Valentine's Day. Overall, everything on the menu is very good. We eat here whenever we are in town.

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PE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to ZaZa's for years. The food is outstanding and so is the service!

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T
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic wait staff. Tables very close together. Ford and wine were quite good.

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E
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always top notch service and food preparations. Each dish look delicious when delivered to the table. Many changing and interesting menu items and specials.

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

the Waiter was not very attentive and couldn't wait to go home. At one point, I noticed he was sitting down chatting with another employee and our table waited 10 min for our cocktails.
totally unacceptable!!

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best diner experience in a long time! The food and service was great!

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