La ZaZa Trattoria - St. Charles
We had not been here for a couple of years but we we pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious however, the portion on their signature white fish entree was smaller.
We were there at 6p on a Sunday evening and they had already run out of their specials. They only had 6pcs of the white fish to start the shift and we took the last two and had one more person who lost out.
I would like to see more seafood offerings as part of the regular menu.
Beautiful night sitting outside at Zaza facing the river and downtown St Charles. I had the baked clams, which were delicious. I decided to go with the lasagna app because none of my favorite pastas were on the menu. The addition of goat cheese added to its yumminess! My friend had the veal medallions which she thought was wonderful and perfectly paired with the accompaniments.
The host, could use a refresher course on being as pleasant as Jimmy (the waiter) was to your clientele. She was an older woman (blonde-ish shorter hair) and very snotty/rude. First impression is the lasting impression and I think if we were not meeting people there, we may have decided to go to one of the other fine establishments in right there on the corner. Saved by the waiter, Jimmy, he was very knowledgeable and pleasant! The food was wonderful, the chefs were on point! The drinks were tasty too, a tad over priced for the size of the margaritas. Regular 8oz glass $12.00 a glass for a margarita and a lot of ice. IF, if there was a choice in Tequila, it wasn't offered. The food, the food was very tasty.
We gathered together to welcome a family friend who is in town visiting.
The white fish is always awesome! All the food is excellent. A local gem!!
Great food, always good to excellent service, have been there many times and have never been disappointed.
Wonderful food, great server Valerie.
As a first timer to La ZaZa I chose this restaurant for my anniversary and couldn’t be more impressed all-around . My wife and me were amazed with the service and atmosphere but mostly how delicious the food was . We will absolutely be going back and plan to make it a tradition for every anniversary to celebrate dinner there!
Love ZaZa's! I can't say that I have ever had a bad meal here. I love their Wagu Center Cut and the White Fish. Two staples in my book! Their pasta is amazing and the service is fantastic.
Food and service was great as usual. The only disappointment was they no longer allow "separate checks". When ladies go out, we like to pay for our own. Some have wine, some do not. We had
to calculate how much our bill was and had to find out what the local tax is. I have not been in a
restaurant that has this policy in years.
Hi Patricia! Thank you for the gracious review! We are glad you enjoyed! We want to let you know we are very sorry about the split check issue. We have made this a policy to ensure equal quality service to all of our guests. For our servers to split checks takes them away from their other guests that we see are equally as valuable to us. We hope to see you and the ladies back again soon! Thank you again!
Good food, excellent service, and nice ambiance. Would return if in the area.
Our dining experience at La ZaZA Trattoria was excellent. Our server Valerie was outstanding and provided some great options for dinner. It was an anniversary dinner and the evening was great. We will be back for more. Highly recommend the experience at La ZaZa Trattoria in St. Charles.
Very charming place. If it were a little cooler would have tried the al fresco option.
We had a great dinner there. It was a beautiful evening. We ate on the patio. It was very relaxing and enjoyable. The service was awesome. Water glasses were never empty they were very attentive without being in your face. The food....I can't say enough about it. It didn't disappoint in any way. Portions were large. We had an appetizer, split a salad and we could have split an entrée. We can't wait to go back there.
I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
It was a wonderful place for a date night out. We had excellent service and the food was amazing. It isn’t somewhere I would recommend taking kids and it was expensive to do regularly, but my husband and I will definitely be back for another special date night.
Great food and service. Family friendly.
Our foot was amazing. It was a beautiful evening and St. Charles was bustling. Our waitress was adorable and very good. It was our anniversary and I am so glad we chose ZaZa's to celebrate! We will definitely be back. One of our favorites now.
Our favorite place in St. Charles! Have been going there for years!
We enjoyed a wonderful meal at ZaZa’s. It did seem a bit noisy in the bar area, but it was a nice evening and we were able to secure a table outdoors. Nice spot!
The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all excellent! My wife I enjoyed our visit and had a very pleasant dining experience. We especially enjoyed sitting outside.
Great food and great service! Sat on the patio on a beautiful night. Had the Halibut (Special) and the Shrimp Scampi. Accomodated many special requests with ease and grace. Dino the owner, came by the table and checked on us. Everything was outstanding!
MEATBALLS WERE GREAT. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING IN DOWNTOWN ST CHARLES....
We always enjoy the white fish and oven roasted spinach, this time I tried the snapper, daily special which was delicious. The back patio on the courtyard is delightful and a place you can enjoy a cocktail to people watch. Service is top notch we will be back.
Food was excellent. They need to do a better job at timing the courses. I felt rushed... there were plenty of open tables. I'm sure we would have to had another drink/coffee/dessert if this has not happened. I've read many other reviews that complain about the same thing.
We went there on recent Sunday evening. The restaurant had good energy and noise. The food was very good as before. The service was very pleasant as well. They were not interruptive. It is my favorite Italian place here.
Great food and service
We had a great night. Great server and fantastic food
Although the food is very good, the noise, service, and overall experience left us anxious and irritated. We will not be going back.
I wish I could give them a recommendation since the service was amazing and the food came out very quickly and piping hot. Unfortunately the flavor was just lacking. I had the angel hair pasta with meatballs. The meatballs were very bland, and the sauce was good but really could have used more seasoning. My wife had a pasta dish with wine and garlic sauce, but it was very watery and she couldn’t pick up any wine or garlic flavor. The included bread with red sauce was great.
The food and service is always excellent. You need to give it a try as you will then be back.
Great Italian restaurant with different and delicious specials every week. Have had 3 different servers and all have been excellent.
Tasty Italian in the heart of St. Charles. Will eat there again.
We were celebrating my girlfriend’s daughter’s birthday and her daughter’s birthday later on this month. and I mentioned that in the “notes”. Our amazing (and beautiful!) waitress Valerie greeted them both with happy birthday wishes! Valerie continued to be the very best waitress/comedian we’ve ever had...ever...anywhere! She was very knowledgeable about the items on the menu, (kobi beef was simply perfect!) suggested vegetarian meals, (for the birthday girl) and her wine selections were spot on. Valerie was funny, smart and we wanted to hang out with her longer than our meal lasted! ❤️ The entire staff at ZaZa’s was great, seriously, where did they find such wonderful people?!
delicious food but we felt very rushed to get out. it wasnt nearly full so there couldnt have been anyone waiting and we would have lingered if possible but felt like we needed to leave