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Zaza's Tavola Italiana

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5047 Shoreline Road, Barrington, IL 60010
+1 847-381-1333
15:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri 15:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not quite 4 stars. It was an evening of hits and misses, a bit disappointing. The ambiance of the restaurant is great. Dark and cozy on a cold winter's night. Started with cocktails. My martini was not the best. Not icy cold but in a room temp glass. My friends negroni however was excellent. Brought back memories of Italy! For... More 

Thank treetopstexas
Dubai, UAE
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I missed going here for years due to lack of awareness and then confidence in location and value for money. My huge loss!! The food here is excellent and the place is way cozier and cuter than you would ever expect from the outside. The prices are higher than average but the food is much better than average too. I... More 

1 Thank AmSpanexpats
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2,001 reviews
1,297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My wife and I had dinner here with some friends. We started off with a nice bottle of wine. Next we had a couple of appetizers which were very good. I had their rack of lamb for my main course which was excellent. Za Za’s is very quaint even though it is located in a strip mall. It was very... More 

1 Thank WorldTravelers34
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I did not enjoy my entrée and while my salad was OK, for $11.00 it was too expensive. On the other hand, my wife enjoyed her meal. I had the duck confit with pasta and found it lacking flavor. My wife had a veal dish that looked good. Service was good and we liked the décor.

Thank Jim A
Chicagol, IL
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160 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had lunch here with my husband at this lovely restaurant and enjoyed some of the very best Italian food we have ever had. I was very surprised to see the choice of soup or salad comes with the lunch entrees, including pasta entrees. The salad was not just lettuce with some bitter balsamic dressing, there were a variety of colorful... More 

2 Thank Suri22
Palatine, Illinois
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166 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had heard about this place for quite awhile- looking for a new go to Italian place and I think we have found it. Very good service- and the food also quite good. Had a pasta dish and short rib special- both excellent. We were able to bring a bottle from the cellar- $20 corkage also nice.

1 Thank James C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

food is always good, service ok. We have only gone for dinner, but see people there for lunch as well on the weekends. You can sit inside or outside and they recently expanded the restaurant.

1 Thank Mary Ann L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Reliable, safe, and consistent. This establishment resists engaging in trends, and stays true to it's quiet (yes - I meant quiet!) Italian roots. The staff leaders are honest beyond belief, returned a trench coat I had left behind and forgotten about at my next visit a month later. Rendered speechless.

1 Thank Drdin2012
Barrington, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a favorite dining room of ours for visiting guests or self indulgence any time. Friendly, attentive service with well presented, delicious selections. Make it your go-to spot for excellence you can rely on.

Thank strgzy2
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I highly recommend to visit this restaurant. Friendly environment. Food is very tasty and well done. Order was ready quick. Bread with oil is so tasty. Nice cozy place Good for the whole family.

Thank 224Belka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5047 Shoreline Road, Barrington, IL 60010
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-381-1333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?