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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.
Yakima, WA 98908
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample off street parking. we are located in an old fruit warehouse, and parking is located around the entire building
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Zesta Cucina has a private dining room that will accommodate up to 40 people.
Zesta Cucina Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!).
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!!
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!
Two work associates and me met at the restaurant to discuss business needs. We talked over a drink for about 30 minutes before ordering. The waitress, who was fantastic, dealt with this very professionally. She made sure we were not waiting for her, while at the same time did not hover over us. She was prompt, helpful, and extremely pleasant. She also had a great sense of humor.
The food...excellent! I had the halibut and I must say that it was probably one of the best halibut dishes I have ever had...and I eat halibut a lot. My two work associates really enjoyed their dishes as well.
I often eat at Zesta Cucina and I have always been very please. The only downside is the noise. It can be quite loud...but the food is worth it.
Visiting from out of town and stumbled upon this place by looking online for dining options close by to where we were staying. All I can say is amazing food, excellent service and wonderful decor very romantic and intimate! The food was very expertly prepared and delicious! It's hard to find an Italian food style restaurant that offers choices that haven't been commercialized, the menu offered a great variety of pasta dishes along with chicken seafood and steak entrees that all sounded amazing. I had the seafood risotto my wife had the shrimp fettuccine( full of seafood)and kids also ordered chicken fettuccine which was all so fresh and hit the spot from our traveling and having to eat fast food! This was a gourmet eating experience and we finished our plates but wished we could've taken it home too we also had the tiramisu for dessert also very good and tasty! Thank you Zesta Cucina for a great experience and wonderful food!
It's a busy place which brings lots of noise. Upstairs is the way to go if you want an easier time conversing. The ambiance works for casual dining as well as semi-formal. Local wines are served. The crab cakes are delicious. Overall, pricing is a bit high on the adult menu but the kids' menu is extremely well-priced. It's a great special occasion place to dine and is definitely on the must-experience list for Yakima.
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