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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
While we made a reservation on Open Table -- and the front desk staff acknowledged that we indeed had a reservation at the appointed time -- they said "we don't make reservations for the bar but we'll help you find seating in there." Confusing? Yes. Potentially a deal-breaker? Yes. More clarity on the reservation policy, please, Zesta.
great food and service. the hostesses left something to be desired, not friendly or welcoming. everything else was fantastic and would definitely recommend to friends!
They took a 7:45 reservation but then we were extremely rushed and told the kitchen was shutting down at 8pm. Had this been communicated up front we would not have dined here… my husband tried to order another drink while we were still eating and enjoying our wine (trying to at least, as we being rushed), and was told the bar was closed. We did not receive a last call notification.
While our server was very good, the entire experience was not. And not what we’ve experienced in the past.
Zesta Cucina is our “go to” spot for great food and service. The seasonal peach cremebrule draws us in weekly during September. Consistently the best dine out meal in Yakima.
Large food portion
We will gladly return for a date night
Too many screaming kids. Predictable, but fine food.
Excellent food and a great atmosphere
Perfect ambiance, food and service. Jacob was awesome and very attentive to our requests. Zesta is one of the best in Yakima!
Covid precautions in place. This was a surprisingly great experience for us. Low noise volume, excellent food that I didn't cook, and great company. Recommend to anyone. Easy reservation with OpenTable.
A family dinner with my wife and kids to celebrate a birthday.
Timing for seating, drinks, ordering and receiving food was great.
Flavor of the food was just as expected as well as hot and plentiful.
Only two down grades.
Felt just a little rushed at the end of dinner (7:45) after deserts when the restaurant didn't close until 8:00 pm. And it was just a little too noisy for easy conversation across a 5 person table.
Will absolutely go again and encourage people of Yakima to keep supporting this delicious local restaurant.
Great experience as per usual, however the table that we sat at in the bar had a cool air vent blowing right on it so we were slightly uncomfortable and had to keep our coats on the entire time. Other than that, the food and drink was fantastic.
Food was great, nice wait staff and host. Food came out quick and was appropriately priced. App/ 2 entrees/dessert/2 glasses of wine was about $100. One glass of wine took too long, but Covid. Parking is odd because it’s in a shared building. Would definitely go back
Another great experience at Zesta! Great food and great service from Jacob. One of our fave places!
It’s kind of pricey. The food was excellent. We had the Brussels sprouts appetizer. It had tomatoes in it. I think they were lightly roasted. It was just enough to make them hard to use a fork on. One burst all over me. I think cutting the tomatoes in half would improve it. I had the cedar planked salmon with risotto and wonderfully perfect green beans with a hint of garlic. They really did a fantastic job with vegetables. Husband had a pasta dish. The pasta shapes resembled wontons. Great texture. I think they had ricotta or something inside. Creamy pesto sauce. Husband would have preferred a more traditional pesto, but I thought it was great. We also had Italian sodas. Our waitress was good. I’d rate it higher if the cost wasn’t so high. And for some reason, each time I’ve come here, I’ve been seated on the upper level. I’d like to experience the lower level, too.
Zesta never fails us! Another nice dinner - great food and drink. It’s nice to be back inside the restaurant again, and they did a great job of keeping everyone socially distanced and the facilities were very clean. A breath of fresh air when we needed it!
We were anxious to be able to go out to one of our favorite restaurants. They did a great job complying with the guidelines for COVID 19. As always the service was great.
Excellent meal as always. The best you can do with the madness that is going on at the present time. Good food, good people, good time.
This is well known as one of the best restaurants in Yakima. Great drinks and wonderful food! The bar is very comfortable and you feel safe there.
First off, they don’t use the Open Table reservation service. So if you want a reservation you have to call ahead. Second: every time I have been here I walk away thinking I could have had better for less somewhere else. My wife for some reason loves the place, but even she commented on how bad the service was this time.
As far as the food goes, my pasta was over cooked and drowning in sauce. The meatballs appeared to have been made fresh by Sysco or food services of America. Definitely not worth the additional $6.
My wife and I along with many friends have long enjoyed the dining experience at Zesta.
The food is always great as is the friendly and prompt service. Only negative for hearing impaired like me, is the noise level is lively.
I took my friend there for his birthday and they were out of both of the entrees we picked for dinner
and we orders our apps to go with dinner. Very disappointing and no one really cared either. I will not be going there anytime soon. Yes the owner pick up our tab but that really wasn't the point. We wanted to eat dinner there, out of ribs and Mahi Mahi. If anything we should of got a gift card to try and come back again. Restaurants don't understand there are alot of choices in Yakima these days and if customers are not happy they just will not be back, a gift card would of got us back to maybe change our mind about the restaurant.
Fresh sheet was amazing. Mahi mahi plate was so good, scallops cooked perfectly. Great kid meals for a wonderful value. They will even bring out dough for them to play with. The tables have paper sheets that everyone can color on but it still looks very nice. Every time we go this restaurant exceeds my expection.
Great meal with family. I made the comment that we could have easily passed the plates around and everyone would have enjoyed the meal ordered by someone else. Entrees were well plated and cooked to perfection.
We had a surprise Birthday party here for my wife. We were treated like family, as always. Super friendly staff, excellent service and food. We highly recommend this for special occasions and romantic dining. Happy hour is fun too.
we have enjoyed this restaurant in the past. However this time the service was rushed. We had just finished our appetizer and our dinner was delivered and lukewarm. We had to ask to have our dessert held until we were ready. We were never asked how things were. Not up to par....
Excellent place would definitely go back!
Restaurant was extremely busy and loud but staff did a good job in keeping things moving. Food was satisfactory but forgettable but wine was served too warm which suggests poor storage conditions.
Peaches are in season in the Yakima valley and Peach Creme Brûlée is the highlight of the menu at Zesta Cucina. Enjoy while it lasts!
The food was excellent and the server we had was prompt and checked on us often and drinks were filled fast.
Delicious,thoughtfully prepared, perfectly seasoned food delivered in a great atmosphere. The owner, Lucho de la Combe, knows what it means to be a restaurateur.
We always take my older parents here when we come to town. The food is great, the location is fun, and it is just a nice place to be.
Great service, comfortable atmosphere, excellent food.
Table was ready as soon as we walked in the door and we were seated immediately. Service was very good. Really, we wanted for nothing. Food was brought the table relatively quickly and for the most part was delicious. Only thing we didn’t like was the Caesar salad dressing. It was a some citrus version instead of traditional creamy egg version. Overall, very enjoyable, generous portions, comfortable ambiance.
I was sorry to have missed the mushroom ravioli. We ordered it, but were told after waiting, you were out of it. Chose something else, that was OK but not brilliant
Always love the celebratory interior of Zesta along with the top notch service and delicious food options. Highly recommend it!
Just a bit slow to get seated but then everything was great after that. We will be back.
Good as usual
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.
One of the best restaurants in Yakima. The food was superb and the atmosphere great. A great place to have a dinner or celebration.
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.
Zesta Cucina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (509) 972-2000.
Zesta Cucina is rated 4.3 stars by 228 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.