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ZaZa's Cucina

622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
+1 607-273-9292
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood pasta” (5 reviews)
“short ribs” (8 reviews)
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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 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

Thank WyoBruin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  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
Reviewed 14 July 2017

In a relatively unassuming quiet and leafy residential neighborhood in Ithaca you may not expect a superior dining experience, but ZaZa surprised us. Excellent atmosphere, pleasant and attentive staff, good wine, good food. Not too crowded on a Friday night, which may be a function...More

Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Peaceful and quiet on a Wednesday evening with a jazz guitarist providing background music. Short ribs with gnocchi were awesome! Veal parmesan was very good. Lacked a little flavor, and sauce didn't stand out. Attentive staff who know their wines. Top notch Brancato Rose by...More

Thank finfun
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Enjoyed a family dinner here. There were many interested dishes at moderate prices. Service was attentive. I would not choose the mussels again -- too much lemon (let me squeeze my own) and a few of the mussels tasted strange. Excellent desserts, but if you...More

1  Thank AmericanKot
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The service was terrific--we went mid week--so not very crowded which was nice. Calamari was excellent--the focaccia bread was terrific--I had the mushroom risotto (good but a bit too salty)--hubbie had the shrimp and pasta dish which was terrific. Wine is way overpriced--looked up the...More

Thank hoobiesgal
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to ZaZa's and it won't be our last. There were many tempting dishes on the menu, some not Italian, and there were specials as well. I started with an appetizer of Brussels sprouts with local bacon that was done to...More

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Questions & Answers
5 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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