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ZaZa's Cucina

622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
+1 607-273-9292
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was , at best, latargic due to apparent indifference on the part of the service staff at the door, at the table and the bar.... sorry

1  Thank Etienne M
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We were in cortland bringing daughter back to college and decided to take the 30 minutes drive to Ithaca for a lovely meal. The place looked closed from the outside. Not great signage and the front door doesn't look like a nice restaurant. Once inside...More

Thank ajwmlwslw
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We had a wonderful dinner right after Christmas. The food was first rate and the service excellent despite weather and holiday times. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. We ordered a range of appetizers and main dishes. Our out of owners were impressed.

Thank CKO696
Reviewed 9 November 2017

On a dark rainy night, our first night in Ithaca, we found ZaZa's. It was difficult to tell which door to enter and the place even looked closed from the outside. Once we entered, it was worth the confusion! The place was beautifully decorated. We...More

1  Thank lnavarra
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Good drinks, excellent service by student servers, nice ambiance, but average food...the dishes arrived REALLY in less than 5 minutes, which makes me think a lot was pre-prepared food. Pity.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

The food wasn't bad but it wasn't true Northern Italian cuisine. The focaccia was bland. The Bruschetta was adulterated with little if any garlic rub apparently substituted with chopped red onion which isn't what the Italians do and then Balsamic vinegar dribbled on top also...More

1  Thank WyoBruin
Reviewed 26 September 2017

WE looked for an Italian place and found Zaza s. In general selected very good. Service was good and timely. Was a nice experience.

Thank Jellybeandean
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very good food, the veal was excellent! Nice atmosphere. Not too far from main hotels, and very polite and professional staff.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

After a wait we were seated and waited for service and order taking. Service was lacksadaisical . by the time food was served wine still had not arrived.

2  Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers delicious, generous portions of authentic Italian cuisine. All pasta is homemade. We had the Aubergine and Chicken Parmesan which were absolutely delicious. Waiting staff were friendly and attentive. Restaurant setting is large and airy, within easy walking distance of the main downtown...More

Thank Noreen K
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Questions & Answers
6 May 2017|
Response from Curtis R | Property representative |
We do not have a separate dining room, but we do have a large space that is very customizable. We host rehearsal dinners quite frequently. Please contact us at 607-273-9292 for more information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-273-9292
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Hospitality; it is what drives us at ZaZa's Cucina. We provide our patrons the complete dining experience by delivering excellent food, attentive service, and fine wine in an elegantly designed space. Chef and Entrepreneur, Curtis Radcliffe, combines his practical knowledge gained through years of experience in the hospitality industry and his training at the Culinary Institute of America to redefine the dining experience at ZaZa's Cucina. Curtis has led several kitchens as Executive Chef in the finger lakes region, including a Fortune 500 company. He brings passion, consistency and experience to the new ZaZa's. Curtis strives to utilize the best local and regional products, along with the finest imported ingredients available.
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