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ZaZa's Cucina

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$$ - $$$
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622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
+1 607-273-9292
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ZaZa's has great food, good service and a very nice atmosphere. Whatever we ate was excellent, well prepared and fine tasting. The desserts were another world.

Thank ykunze
Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our rehearsal dinner here and it turned out AMAZING. My husband and I also go here for dinner often, and it's always good, they have excellent lasagna.

Thank Laura W
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Ithaca, NY. Great menu selection. Fabulous service. Truly a slice of Italy in upstate NY. We love it here.

1 Thank Ron C
Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Not what you expect. Service is average. Food is good but not outstanding. Not family friendly. It is good but not great.

Thank K S
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Calamari was cooked just right...salad was great...soup & veal Parm, also delicious...Margarita was one of the best...and the Tiramesu for dessert, perfect...

Thank Cost1942
Cincinnatus, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Disappointing. Stopped in for dinner with my wife and son whom we met near college. The place is nicely decorated with a comfortable feel. I ordered the veal chop saltimbocca, my wife ordered the Shrimp Florentine and my son ordered the New Zealand Lamb Rack. We had a couple of appetizers while we waited for our food to come out.... More 

Thank ronnie4946
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We attended a wedding reception at ZaZa's. Plenty of parking was a real plus for us. It was a typical busy college weekend in Ithaca and parking was a problem visiting down town. The staff was friendly, the bartenders were wonderful and the food was awesome. A large appetizer table was available as we arrived as was the open bar.... More 

Thank Francine K
Upstate, New York
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have eaten at Zaza's several times over the years, but only twice recently. The first time, some time back the Blackened tuna was devine. No longer on the menu, a few weeks ago, I had the duck, but I thought I just didn't like duck. So, my pal and I decided to give it another try. On Friday night,... More 

Thank KSyrahSyrah_9
Truro, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Zaza's quite a few times over the years, and I am consistently impressed. Great atmosphere, decor, and food. A must for great Italian when visiting the finger lakes.

Thank pickyeater112
Ithaca, New York
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We waited almost a year after an absolutely terrible experience with a waiter, let's call him Adam, who verbally abused us. We had a wonderful server, let's call her "annie" who was attentive, despite having other tables with many people. The food was good, as always, portions large, prices fair. We're glad to be back.

Thank chris k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?