porcini, shiitake, mascarpone, truffle, pappardelle pasta
house pomodoro, pork, veal, beef, ricotta, spaghetti
roasted root vegetables, burgundy demi-glace, gnocchi
Not a lot of people the day we went which meant the service was lighting fast. Even so, our waiter was very respectful and gave us our space to eat even though there was only like one other table for him to busy himself with. Food was AMAZING definitely recommend all of it, the pasta is very well made.
Great food and great service!
Pasta sauces were heavy handed. Overall an okay meal.
Food was excellent and our waitress was great. However, the bar needs to be better staffed. We ordered drinks when we arrived which arrived quickly. We ordered apps and then the restaurant started to fill so when we ordered drinks with dinner the restaurant was swamped which resulted in us getting our drinks after we finished eating dinner. A little extra help in the bar is all that’s needed. I would definitely go back.
The food was very good and the service was excellent. This was our second time dining there with family and will make it a regular stop when in Ithaca.
The food was good actually very good. The service was not great. The server was working his butt off but they were clearly understaffed and this has happened here before. He had a number of tables so he was slow to check up on us so we didn’t order more drinks and said he was coming back with dessert menus and it was 15 minutes before we got the menu and then another 10 before he came back to see if we were going to order.
It’s Friday night staff your establishment, it does your food a disservice.
The food was, I am sorry to say, not very good. The date appetizer was overcooked (hard), and the calamari tasted like rubber. The fries were good. The seafood stew had by one guest was not great. The pumpkin ravioli was ok. I didn't ask the job candidate how ehr meal was, not wanting to highlight that it wasn't so good. The food did not live up to your reputation. Did you have different cooks working that night?
Excellent meal. Super friendly waitress. Were not rushed at all. Very relaxing. Food outstanding. Can't wait to go back.
Great food, a wonderful waiter, and we didn’t feel hurried or anxious-it was a relaxing pace for dinner for us. This was our forth experience at Zaza’s and we’ve had a great experience and delicious dinner all four times.
Best service in the area. Seating near the doors is a bit drafty, but food makes up for it
I forgot the waitresses name but she was phenomenal. Couldn't have asked for a better one.
My husband and I absolutely love this place. We always have an amazing experience and the food is incredible. I recommend it to anyone visiting Ithaca!
Overall nice evening out with the wife. Good place for dinner parties, business gatherings and so on. High end Italian menu - alot of seafood. Yes, I will go back.
Great food,great service,very professional, happy and clean environment.
Everything was wonderful but the truffle fries were out of this world!! Highly recommend.
Overall, the food was excellent quality and the atmosphere was perfect for a date! It is, however, rather expensive. Be ready to pay a decent amount.
My wife loved her salmon. I found the short ribs pretty good, but nothing special. Server was not very attentive.
The food was delicious and the service was OUTSTANDING
Valentines dinner with my husband.
Gnocchi was mush...over cooked. Salads were wilted, and focaccia was very dry.
Our waitress was outstanding...Ainslie❤️
Sadly, a disappointing meal.
I’ve had better food here in the past..hopefully will again.
Valentines Day date- we love ZaZa’s. This evening was - as most- excellent particularly considering it was very busy. The sauce on one of our dishes did seemed to have been overlooked- not added. This was a disappointment for the correction/sauce came as the dry pasta was almost gone - using the moisture of the clams.
Though occasionally these things happen anywhere.
Superbly prepared food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with attentive service.
Wonderful ambiance and great service! Food was amazing and romantic for our anniversary!
Food was amazing! Drinks were quite good as well - we had margarita's!
Totally enjoyed the food. Service was friendly but fairly slow considering that it was not very crowded. One reason I love to go to ZaZa's is because it is quieter than any other restaurant so we can actually hear each other. Imagine my surprise when it turned out there was live music, which I would normally love, but in this case found we had difficulty hearing each other over the music. Still, we tipped the guitar player who never stopped playing for the 2 1/2 hours we were there!
When making reservations you ask if we are celebrating a special occasion. In fact, it was my birthday. But there was no mention or recognition of that fact by the waiter, so I wonder why you ask?
Took a quick overnight trip to Ithaca with my husband just to get away and happened to find ZaZa’s Menu online. We were more than pleased with everything, the food, ambiance and service. Had a great time and will be back for sure.
Went on a quiet night and was great for catching up with my friend. Waiters were helpful and friendly when I asked for recommendations. The live sax music was also amazing
Might have just been a bad night but the food was bland, which surprised me and the service was not as attentive as in the past.
Loved it so much!!!! Such a pretty place and the live music was amazing! Food was delicious! We will definitely return!
This was my first time at this restaurant and it was very nice. Food was great but a little pricing. the portion size were great. I will come back.
The artwork was fantastic!
It was my parents 64th wedding anniversary and everyone made them feel special. It was a great evening. The food was wonderful!
We had a lot of fun on New Year's Eve! The food was great!
One of the best meals I've had at ZaZa's. In fact, everyone at our table enjoyed their meal. The waiter was excellent, attentive and professional. There was music for New Year's Eve which was a lovely addition.
Hi Deborah! We're so glad you decided to spend your New Year's Eve with us, and we're thrilled that you enjoyed your evening here. We hope to see you soon in the New Year!
We were in for my sons early college graduation. The service was so slow we had to ask the hostess for bread and water. Our drinks took forever. The wrong dish was brought to me. Everyone finished their dinner and I still had not gotten mine so I asked for a salad which also took a long time. They packaged up my dinner which I never got to eat as we were staying in a hotel and I had no way to eat it.
Everyone else’s dinner was really good though.
Daughters graduation - have eaten at ZAZAs several times over the years & they are consistently good. Very dependable and good service - one of the best places in Ithaca if you are visiting Cornell.
The food was great, homemade noodles and even the gluten free noodles were great. Overall it was a great experience and we will definitely return.
It was very nice. Highly recommend
The food was great. It was hot, fresh, and delicious. I have the lobster ravioli and my husband the Duck. We also ordered a calamari appetizer. The restaurant was holding a catered event in the middle of the restaurant which made it extremely loud for all of the other guests. Not to mention they shoved all of the other guests into a little corner of the restaurant. It seemed like we were imposing on someone’s private banquet. It was awkward. And loud. Our server seemed preoccupied with other things, but was nice and met our needs. For the price you pay coming here, I was really disappointed in the ambiance. Our romantic, celebratory anniversary dinner that we made reservations for turned into an awkward and very loud meal. We left as soon as we finished our main dishes to get away from the noise (and the people that were literally dining 1 foot away from us) so I cannot comment on the dessert.)
The food all seemed a bit overdone and took a long time to come out (probably because it was being cooked too long) but the service was friendly, wine list was good and reasonably priced, and the food was still tasty despite being overly cooked.
ZaZa's Cucina is rated 4.3 stars by 527 OpenTable diners.
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