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About Zesta Cucina

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.

5110 Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA 98908
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American, Northwest

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

Cross Street:
Tieton Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(509) 972-2000

Website:
http://www.zestacucina.com/

Parking Details:
Ample off street parking. we are located in an old fruit warehouse, and parking is located around the entire building

Executive Chef:
Josh Waldon

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

Zesta Cucina Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for a Date (8)
Special Occasion (8)
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Romantic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2017

One of the best in Yakima. The food is always very good. I had the halibut special. I have enjoyed the happy hour in the bar in the past. Always a fun time with great appetizers and good beer and wine values. Try this restaurant out!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2017

We enjoyed another wonderful dinner at Zesta Cucina. Thanks Lucho and company for offering Yakima a great place to meet business associates and/or friends for lunch and dinner. You have great rooms available for family occasions or business meetings. I like your wine menu as well. We enjoyed a great bottle of Browne Family Vineyards Cab with dinner. All the guest I bring or meet here love it and say they will be back. Ciao.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Great food! The vibes were very good. Great appetizers. Great drinks too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2016

my husbands dinner was not fully cooked so he did not get to eat was not a good night

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2016

This is about my 12th visit. And, Zesta Cucina has been 12 for 12 Perfect!

It's my "Go To Choice" for Special Occasions; and, for when I have good friends in from out of town.

On at least half the occasions, the Owner has greeted our group with "Zesta", his namesake.

The food has always been tasty, plentiful and high quality. It's amazing that one restaurant can do steaks, seafood and Italian dishes with equal expertise! I love the diversity; as do my friends.

As usual, I wrote my Thank You, in crayon, on the heavy paper tablecloth. I believe the Instant Recognition is valuable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Moms birthday. Brought out wrong beer, forgot to cook pork chop special with other food, offered a "free" app that showed up on the bill, and once the pork chop came out it was undercooked, sent it back, and came back out as if nothing was done to fix it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Excellent food, very busy and a little noise. Service was good. We were seated right away because we had a reservation, but the table was too small, it was designed for three people, not four, which was a little uncomfortable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Lucho walked around with his hand inside his wasteband. Much too unsanitary for a restaurant, that's just nasty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Love this place! Great food, ambiance and service! Very impressed and can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Very limited menu choices. I wish those pasta purses would come back. Bread not what I remember. Wanted to use a gift card and they apparently expire after 1 year very upset about that.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Wonderful service and ambiance. Consistently delicious, fresh food cooked perfectly. No soggy veggies. Cedar planted salmon and Italian sausage Fettucini are both delectable. Gelato, especially salted caramel is so good! I could go on... Best in Yakima.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2016

I took my wife for dinner on our anniversary. Great food and even better service. Jennifer was there for our every need. Great atmosphere. This was our 3rd time here. It's become our go to place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Fish tacos were very good. I usually go for the goat cheese pizza or the wood plank salmon. Festively decorated for the holidays. Sadly, they are no longer open on Sundays so I don't go there as often as I used to. It was our regular go-to-dinner place on Sundays, as it was for many of our friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Zesta was super busy with several holiday parties and you would not have known it had you not seen the people. Our Server (Jennifer) was lovely and on point! It was a lovely evening!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2016

We are regular diners at Zesta Cucina though it had been almost two months since our last visit. We have always relied on Zesta for good food and good service. However the food was exceptionally good last Friday. The Sweet Potato Bisque was delicious. We enjoyed Parmesan Encrusted Halibut and Cedar Planked Salmon, both perfectly prepared. The Berry Crumble we shared for dessert was more favorable than in the past. All in all an excellent dining experience.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Way overprice for poor food quality
Creekside bar and grill or twiggs

Much better
This restraunt
80 for 35 dollar value

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The restaurant was a good choice; the staff was attentive and our waitress kept checking in on us through the dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We are so happy that Zesta's is located on the West side of Yakima and enjoys what appears to be a very healthy business. The service is always great (love you, Greg!) and the food is always good. We enjoy seeing friends and neighbors and enjoy the atmosphere, whether you are there for a special occasion or just a night out when you don't feel like cooking. Love the seasonal menus and extensive WA wine list as well.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Warm staff and excellent food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2016

The service was good but the food is expensive and not a restaurant for children. Noise level was too high

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Food was good, as usual. A little too noisy upstairs but we always enjoy Zesta.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2016

I had the pork chop special off of the fall menu insert and it was prepared perfectly. The roasted potatoes and fruit chutney were absolutely delicious and I would definitely order it again. Our server Greg was charming, attentive, and efficient in his service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2016

a wonderful find. Incredibly great food and they easily accommodated a party of 8 for a celebratory dinner. A must go to place in a fun but cozy atmosphere and memorable experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Service & food has always been great, & this time we again had a very good meal.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 2016

We always enjoy the food and ambiance. Our last visit was a little noisy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 14, 2016

The food is always wonderful! Owner makes you feel like old friends!! Happy to share the experience with colleague from Pennsylvania! Good time had by all!!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 12, 2016

Enjoyed lettuce wraps. Lots of food and generous portion. Yum!! Warm bread as you are seated is incredible! I'm never disappointed when I done here. It's my "go to" place when I'm in Yakima. Excellent happy hour too!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Great Food and service, highly recommended if you are in the area. Its a little way out of town but worth the trip.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Peach creme brulee!!! Amazing!!! This place is outstanding and will surpass your expectations. Perfect place for an anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Took awhile to get drinks when ordered. The food was great, atmosphere excellent, good server.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The dining and bar area can get quiet noisy and you find yourself almost yelling or asking the person to repeat themselves. Even the waiter had to strain to hear our order. Just the same, the food is always good and the service is outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Very nice people, great atmosphere. Food was well done, everyone was satisfied.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 26, 2016

I brought an of state business associate and her coworker here for a business meeting over dinner. They are both picky eaters but loved the food and atmosphere. It was very busy that night for dinner so reservation were great to have. It was a bit noisy for my level of comfort but that's what happens when you have good food, beverages and happy diners. 👍

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Great food. The food came out quickly for a busy Saturday night. The restaurant was better than I expected it to be as far as the food and the ambiance. It's not a quiet, white table cloth type of establishment.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Second time here and loved it as much as the first time! Great place for a date night.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on June 4, 2016

We found this popular spot while vacationing in the area . The margherita pizza had a nice, smoky gourmet taste that was spot on. The menu has something for everyone--even picky eaters, as well as a nice wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 4, 2016

My wife got the jambalaya which was so spicy, she couldn't eat it. I got the chicken parm which was a little spicy as well. The bread and drinks were phenomenal though. I recommend the mango madness. Just wish the food was better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 20, 2016

This was our first time in Yakima and we ended up at Zesta Cucina by pure luck. It was an outstanding find. The restaurant is nicely decorated and romantic. Our server was extremely pleasant and attentive without being over bearing. My wife had scallops that were melt in your mouth delicious. I had a parmesan encrusted halibut that was excellent. Both entrees were only $25 which, visiting from California, is a great deal for seafood. We will definitely be back. GREAT job Zesta Cucina!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Margareta pizza had little taste and almost no basil. Scallops were outstanding but risotto was too salty vegetables were excellent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2016

I always look for three things: good food being first, good service (which can make or break the best of them), and good atmosphere. Zesta Cucina had most of those qualities however we had unfortunate timing-- babies and young children (screaming and crying) were also there. Usually a lack of good acoustics can make a restaurant seem vibrant, but unfortunately it magnified the noise and assaulted the ears. Had we dined a bit later that night it would've ranked one of the best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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