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Zaza's Tavola Italiana

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$$ - $$$
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5047 Shoreline Rd, Barrington, IL 60010-1700
+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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Went on a Saturday night expecting advertised music and they didn't have any. The establishment sent over a nice dessert tray for the 2 birthdays we were celebrating.

Thank Janice L
Barrington, Illinois
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

When my husband asked me where I wanted to go for my birthday dinner there was no hesitation. Zaza's, whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a nice meal, is the place to go.

Thank cdmomx4
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We've lived in Barrington for 30 years-plus but prefer to dine elsewhere. So, the next time you're in Florence, check out Zaza's. The food is exceptional, although the seating is a bit tight and the place leans toward the more touristy side. If Italy and dinner in Florence is a bit out of reach, we recommend Bueno Terra on North... More 

1 Thank 657josepha
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had lunch here today. It is not crowded for lunch, but I would make a recommendation for dinner. The ZAZA salad is a favorite of ours. The eggplant is nicely done and NOT over dressed.

Thank Alyssa B
Austin, Texas
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,188 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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
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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179 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 Rd, Barrington, IL 60010-1700
  • 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?