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La ZaZa Trattoria

5 S 1st St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2801
+1 630-443-9304
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 S 1st St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2801
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I think Yogi Berra said it best "that restaurant is so crowded nobody goes there anymore" that's certainly the way I feel every time I've gone into this restaurant I will say their calamari is very good some of their pasta dishes are done very...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere and food were wonderful. The prices were very good for the area and amount and quality of food. Just make sure you go here with someone. I was a little put off when I was told because I was just one, I needed...More

Thank michaelintown
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

It's for the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to. Food is good from salad all the way through to desert.

Thank BartlettDan
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I've been coming to Zsa Zsa off and on for many years. Their lunch portions and prices are realistic. I've had some great food and conversation there. Dinner, as someone has said, is with huge portions and the prices are double. I think twice before...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I've tried this place three times and I really wanted to like it. The steaks are continuously over cooked, pasta is dry and needs more flavor. I think it's very pricey for the portion size. Service is spotty. Much better Italian restaurants in the area

Thank Rudypup
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Love it. The selection is wonderful as is the service. Try the artichoke appetizer..it's to die for. The seafood pasta has my mouth watering. The prices are moderately high but everything is worth it

Thank Pamela E
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

It's a good place to eat something that is similar to italian food and Portions are really big . It's cleane and the person that take us the ordination was really kind and nice

Thank giada v
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Was planning on going Mexican. Popped my head in La ZaZa and the women at the front desk were great...described the food without being pushy. I left, but walked right back in. It was a late lunch so restaurant was pretty empty. Waitress was very...More

Thank Carole L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I have always enjoyed the food at Za Za's - always hot, fresh, and flavorful. The reason it has a rating of 3 is that Za Za is falling into the 'Maggiano's' trap....meaning portions are absolutely huge - which is completely unnecessary. I recently dined...More

Thank FamFunIllinois
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The food is AMAZING, The wine list very nice. It has a non rushed feel to the experience as well as a beautifully relaxed and romantic environment! It is as close to being in Italy as you can get! They do change the menu frequently...More

Thank Michelle P
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Nearby Attractions
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191 reviews
.20 km away
Downtown St. Charles
75 reviews
.14 km away
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35 reviews
.89 km away
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10 reviews
.57 km away
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7 August 2015|
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Response from Winfieldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they could handle a group of 40 in the bar area, particularly on a week night. I'd suggest reservations to be on the safe side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 S 1st St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-443-9304
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For years, Zaza's has been dedicated to providing excellent food and service at our two locations: La Zaza's Trattoria in St. Charles and Zaza's Italian Steakhouse in Addison. We want you to know there are restaurants in the area using names similar to our own, but they are not related to, or affiliated with us in any manner.
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