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Zesta Cucina

4.7
198 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion
Since the year 1999, Zesta Cucina has been a very popular Italian Restaurant with influences from all over the world. Catering to small children and families.
Our menu is seasonal and it changes with different dinner specials every two weeks. The setting is always service oriented and the restaurant is perfect for families.
It's a fun place for friends to gather with a great happy hour and fantastic banquet facilities.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American, Northwest
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 PM - 9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(509) 972-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Josh Waldon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tieton Drive
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Parking details
Ample off street parking. we are located in an old fruit warehouse, and parking is located around the entire building
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Zesta Cucina has a private dining room that will accommodate up to 40 people.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good as usual

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was very good with the sauce on the halibut just gorgeous. The plate looked fantastic as well. The server was very pleasant, fast, professional and friendly. Could ask nothing more of her. I would say we dine there every month to two months, and we have never had anything even remotely dissatisfying. My only negative is the atmosphere...it could be updated.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Yakima. The food was superb and the atmosphere great. A great place to have a dinner or celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Loved the children received their food promptly, that allowed us to help them and still enjoy our meal. They really enjoyed it also. The food was very good. We go often and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Overall I would restaurant to anyone that enjoies a clean and friendly environment. The service and food are outstanding. The owners are interactive with the customers to ensure you have a great dinning experience. The price is reasonable and you will not be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I love the Glenwood Square location, but had bad experiences with Zesta's under the old owners. I was given a gift card and went there with my wife for a date. It felt like a different restaurant. Most Italian places have 4 or so sauces, a soup or two, and mostly do a mix and match of sauce/meat/noodle permutations. Like Taco Bell's model, but Italian. Zesta C. is not taking that lazy route. You can tell that each dish has a distinct blend of flavors from each other. Also, I ended up getting their basic Red house wine, and was surprised to find it very good, instead of the basic that I was expecting.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Zesta Cucina is always good. The food and service are always great.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The meal was great. It was Valentine's day so they were very busy. We had made a reservation so we wouldn't have to worry about waiting, however there wasn't anyone waiting to be seated when we arrived and we were seated right away. Our waiter Dennis was great. If I had to make any recommendation it would be butter for the bread that we ordered.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I had the prime rib and it was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Went for our anniversary dinner, which is close to Valentines Day, the day before to be exact, so the restaurant was busy. But we were seated quickly, were able to order and get our food in less than 15 minutes. The food was good and the place itself is always so nice and pretty inside.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

My wife had Kobe Beef NY Steak on the specialty menu and I had the Parmesian Chicken. When in doubt, get the Kobe Beef. It was wonderful. The Parmesian Chicken was authentic and the pasta accompaniment was very well prepared. Give the Chopped Salad a try as well. Very good food and a nive welcoming atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is always good at Zesta, and the service is top notch. They were very busy, and we were seated upstairs. It’s louder than downstairs and was packed to the gills, which made the evening not quite as pleasant as I would have liked. The salmon and the cioppino were delicious, as were the calamari and steamed clam appetizers.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Zestas is such a great place to go for good food and lively atmosphere

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food and awesome ambiance!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We took our niece out for a delicious dinner for her 21st Birthday. She wanted to eat healthy and have a nice selection to choose from. Zesta Cucina was the obvious choice. She said dinner was excellent and the interior decorating is warm, relaxing and inviting. Thanks again!

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Went out for a girls dinner with my mom. Our server was phenomenal! I need to remember her name and repost. The other staff was also very friendly from busboys to hostess. The ambiance was great, really cool decor, and the food was good.

Wedge Salad - We were told this was a dinner, not starter, salad. That is NOT true. It was tiny and not a wedge at all. Still good but the advertising was not in line with the product.
Filet - My filet was greatly overcooked. I sent it back and it came back perfect. Our server told me should would have sent it back without me asking since it wasn't at all what I asked for :) She made me feel better when I felt like I was complaining. Once it came back it was great (mashed potatoes were awesome!).

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We always enjoy the food and ambiance at Zesta Cucina! The only reservation I have is that twice now we’ve experienced where they have ran out of food from their special occasion menu. During Valentines Day it was Lobster and during New Years it was the seared scallops. I would suggest earlier reservations during this time. Other than that it’s delicious food and always great service!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was excellent! Service was good. Food came really fast.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

I had a business associate request a dinner meeting. He lives out of town and asked me to pick the restaurant. I've never had a bad meal here and wanted to turn him onto a real gem in our town. The results were great. The restaurant will be patrionized by this individual with many more meetings he has in our area. Enjoy.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

My birthday reservation of 3 exploded into a spur of the moment family gathering of 11! I called 90 minutes ahead and asked if it were possible to seat us all ... and the staff was amazing! They did it!! They even sat us in the same area we were seated 5 Year’s ago ( when my husband proposed!) Our waitress was so fun, accommodating and extremely helpful! Wish I’d gotten her name! We will be back for my birthday every year!!:) thank you for providing such a beautiful place to go in Yakima!!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

The food is delicious the services wonderful the ambience is great who could ask for more

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and best service I have had anywhere. We will be back!!

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

I’m happy to pay handsomely for quality food.
To me the food is overpriced for the quality.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Zesta never disappoints. The food is delicious, the servers are professional and polite and the decor is magical.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Fresh vibrant flavor in every bite of every entree! Highly recommend it. Noisy.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is always really tasty and the ambient is okay. The gluten free options are great - maybe more varied than at other restaurants. The meals are actually pretty big, and prices acceptable.

The only thing that is slightly putting me off is the importance of the customer, which is a little bit overlooked. We had our meal there just after my husband asked me to marry him, and we went there for our first year of marriage celebration. I do not usually expect treats for free, but all other restaurants usually give out at least a slice of cake for the couple to share, as a compliment. This never happened here. It might be because they try to keep the prices low - and they do do that, the prices are acceptable; it's just that all other restaurants seem to give a slightly better experience when it comes to very important life events.

Anyway, maybe it's just me.

I am European and have traveled to Italy quite a bit. Food is quite close to Italian food, it is light, even if you don't pick the lightest ingredients.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Amazing food from the sea! The halibut crevice was as great as any we ate in Lima, understandable as the owner/manager is from that city. My black cod, my husband's scallops, both top drawer.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Great meal. Loved the peach creme brûlée

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Bel endroit: Excellent. Ambiance feutrée. Service impeccable. Nous reviendrons certainement. À conseiller sans réserve. Merci.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Very noisy and hard to carry on a conversation. Maybe add some sound absorbing tiles.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Restaurant was too loud.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Our entire group enjoyed it. The Thai Chicken lettuce wraps were the best I have ever had anywhere!!

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was surprisingly excellent. While the menu seems to cater to everyone's taste, the items we order from the daily specials were absolutely outstanding, Great flavor, well prepared and presented. The staff worked hard to make sure that we were satisfied. Appealed to all ages and all occasions, as promised.

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3.0Dined on August 18, 2017

First time visiting this restaurant and we found the food to be good...but not outstanding. Portions were very generous and service was friendly and quick. Prices seemed to be reasonable with a menu that provided choices for all diners.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2017

You ran out of the peach dessert. Very frustrated. Service was a bit slow also. We will definitly come back, just not a perfect experience like we have had in the past.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Antique, homely feel - a fantastic spot for any occasion. The fresh menu had a particularly good variety of dishes. The pork chop I had was done to perfection!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

We were so pleased with everything. We took our daughter and her boyfriend there for their 20th birthdays. The servers were lovely , the food was fantastic and the ambiance was great. The only problem with the menu is that everything sounds so good it's hard to decide. The scallops were amazing!!my Italian husband really liked the spaghetti and meatballs. Win win at this restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Enjoyed the food and ambiance of seating outside. The outside traffic not withstanding we enjoyed our evening and the food

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Absolutely amazing! Went for dinner with friends and it was something we will never forget. Service was adequate but the food more than made up for any complaints. All four of us sampled each other's dinners and we were all jealous of what the other had. Decent wine list and the coconut prawn appetizer was delicious. Only complaint is we live three hours away and can't go more often!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food and great people

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