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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 good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“white fish” (20 reviews)
“pasta” (17 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 S 1st St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2801
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1 - 10 of 190 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Large portion of well presented. Italian food. The. Appetizer calamari were not greasy and tender. The special with clams, shrimp and linquine weretasty but not al dente. It had a greens, slivered garlic and cherry tomatoes. An oil-kissed sauce. I was part of. A big...More

Thank Harry508
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

ZaZas is one of our favorites. The white fish is excellent! Specials are always tasty. I love the original room with its recent improvements. Back in the day this building was a store where you purchased your kids Girl Scout/Boy Scout uniforms. I also love...More

Thank japeterson7569
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at this restaurant, loved the location and ambiance it offered. We had the veal medallions and the awesome lamb chops. The food was seasoned to perfection, excellent service as well. We will come again, thanks La Za Za!!

Thank Chooseynat
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Our experience with seven diners went from bad to worse. We arrived on time for our reservation but were told there would be a short wait. No problem. It happens.The short wait turned into almost an hour. And the last 15 minutes were punctuated with...More

Thank Arthur H
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

So fortunate to have a wonderful restaurant in St. Charles. Very attentive service and food well prepared. Highly recommend for a great evening. We have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently done superbly and even the specials...More

Thank MaryKelley
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Everything we ordered was well-prepared, from the stuffed artichoke to the end of meal coffee. Our server watched the table and timed her visits well. We were neither rushed nor neglected. Go to Zaza's and enjoy.

Thank MD060703
Reviewed 22 March 2017

On the recommendation of a client, I visited ZaZa’s on a Wednesday evening about 6:00pm. I could see a separate room that looked to be pretty full already, but I was seated in the “outer” dining room, with windows facing the Fox River across a...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Good tasty Italian food and good drinks menu. Portions of both starters and main meals were huge, could have fed 2 with my pasta for my main! Great friendly waitress and good atmosphere.

Thank mh2111
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.14 km away
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.89 km away
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.57 km away
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Would you be able to accommodate a group of 40 on a week nite, around 6PM?
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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