Zesta Cucina

4.5
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217 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

About

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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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Couldbeacritic
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience2

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.

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rayhecox
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NicolleC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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.

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JoyP
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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RoyK
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JeffL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TLDP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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....

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent place would definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

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vipLFA1960
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the server we had was prompt and checked on us often and drinks were filled fast.

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GaryR
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LarryK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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CarolynC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, comfortable atmosphere, excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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SuzanneS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the celebratory interior of Zesta along with the top notch service and delicious food options. Highly recommend it!

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RobertG
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just a bit slow to get seated but then everything was great after that. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as usual

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Alex
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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Foodie
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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RaeAnneO
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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PatrickR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ZachS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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MichaelK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FredB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the prime rib and it was fantastic!

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Cait
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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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JeffC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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FredK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipLucy54
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GermanG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and awesome ambiance!

JL
JeffL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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dbienz1
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

JL
JeffL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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