Za Za's Clarendon Hills
Always great service.food was good. A favorite go-to restaurant
Nice restaurant, good food. Try the rock shrimp appetizer!
Excellent food and service. Its a little loud, but worth it.
Good food and service. It’s a bit noisy, but I still recommend it.
The salads and main entree s were excellent. Whitefish and Walleye were prepared perfectly. Rather loud in the restaurant but the food and service were good. Always a reliable choice
Delicious food! Nice service in a very attractive dining room. Thankfully one of the QUIETER conversation-friendly restaurants. Pricey side, and wines are definitely overpriced. BYOB would be a welcome feature.
Suggest owners install a privacy fence with some flowers to obscure the unattractive parking lot/Ogden Avenue view. Take notes from nearby Bakersfield - that restaurant created a lovely outdoor wonder that gives no hint of busy, noisy Ogden Avenue just on the other side of the fence.
The food and service as always outstanding. Favorite Italian place in Chicago!
We asked to sit outside even though there was a threat of rain and everyone was so accomodating. An inside table was kept for us "just in case". While the real rain never materialized, by the time our appetizer arrived the flies had begun to bite so we had to move inside. Everybody helped out with that - the manager, the waiter, and the busboy - bringing our food, water, new setups, etc. Za Za's is always customer friendly but they definitely went a step beyond that night.
We are longtime customers. We ordered sausage and peppers appetizers. It tasted strange with the texture unlike other sausage I have eaten. We asked the waitress to ask about it. Someone ( don’t know if manager or chef) said it was fine ( did they eat from my plate? ) and surprisingly send the same plate back to me that I didn’t eat. Normally I would have expected a new plate of sausage to see if it tasted better or not to bill me. Neither happened. Wasn’t waitress fault. I would have expected the manager to step up and make this decision.
Zaza's is a favorite of ours. I pretty much always get the whitefish, but had a big lunch so decided to get the chicken risotto appetizer. I've had it in the past and was a bit disappointed. It was full of onions, which I've never noticed before. Gave it an odd texture as well as altered the taste. Lesson learned - go with what you love. Next time I'll get the whitefish again. My husband had his favorite - pasta with shrimp and broccoli and loved it as usual.
So glad to have found this place. Thanks to a Groupon we did and we were surely pleased. The food so very good. Pasta sauce was wonderful!!! Portions are more than large they are HUGE!!!! I had the eggplant on the appetizer menu and was unable to eat it all. Very small, quaint, place with a homey feel for sure. Cannot wait to go again.
Can't miss on any food item! Always tasty and nicely presented with quality service! Leftovers taste great the next day.
The food at Za Za's is always delicious! We look forward to every occasion of eating there!
We had a very good dinner at ZaZa's. It is one of our favorites and our experience the other night lived up to our past evenings. We will be back!
Love this spot!
Very good. Great food and large portions. We got 2 meals out of the 2 entrees we ordered.
Luv this place, wish we would have found it sooner!
Six of us dined last Friday and were once again pleased with all aspects of the dining experience. Never have been disappointed after dining there many many times.
As has always been the case, great food and great service. The four of us had truly enjoyed ourselves.
Service started a little slow but the food and overall wait staff is great. Za Za has a small seating area so the tables are fairly close together, which makes conversation a little difficult. But the food keeps one occupied! We chose the Caesar salad and the lemon veal. Soooo yummy!! The tiramisu is house made and virtually floats off the plate.
Glad we had a reservation. Place was hoppin. Waitress was great, nice summer special on a rose wine. Food was great and enough to share. We are too well to even entertain dessert. Can’t wait to go back.
First time dining there but won't be the last. Looking forward to bring dinner guests to try their very GOOD food and SERVICE. Loved it!
Grnreslly a GREAT restaurant... we clearly hit a bad night for service. That sure took away from what should have been a wonderful evening.
I will go back and I’m not trashing Zaza’s ... when I go back I will mention up front my service experience and I believe it would not happen 2x.
(My take was they were understaffed that night)
We have visited on a number of occasions and enjoyed all of them. Warm bread brought to the table. All the pastas are very good. I also enjoy the whitefish dinner. We usually order the calamari as an appetizer along with a glass of wine.
Food and service were good. The chicken risotto appetizer was good but the rice was under cooked.
Service was extremely slow and not very attentive as we had to wait for long period to get anything
Great experience! Will definitely revisit. Bobby our waiter was perfect.
Zaza’s food is fantastic! The wait staff is the best around! Zaza’s is a true neighborhood gem!
This is our go to spot to meet friends for dinner. It is consistently great with food, service and ambiance.
We had our best meal yet here after a dozen times going. The white fish was so tasty and the sauce and quantity ..... like the first time we went. Hurray! Also tried the Sea Bass for the first time ..... also excellent and I am a fish guy. Only rub on the evening was the calamari was chewy .... not so good as an appetizer.
Food was delicious, but price too high to not include soup or salad.
Poorly prepared and poorly seasoned food for all 6 ppl. Waitress was terrible. After waiting 20 minutes for our salads we had to go a find the waitress to get them. Lasagne - pasta like cardboard, no seasoning in the sauce. Seafood and pasta entree 1 dime sized scallop amongst the shrimp - again marinara sauce unremarkable. Bowtie pasta with chicken - no seasoning. Grouper dripping in oil, hidden under whatever they call that was served with it, again no seasoning. Caesar salad no taste to the dressing, risotto with chicken app., onions were still crunchy and the chicken was extremely dry, the entire dish not seasoned.
The place was filled so I can only guess it was the first time there for most people. If you have ever eaten here it is hard to imagine going back.
I wanted to ask the chef to come out and taste the slop he sent out and ask - "Would you eat this?"
Plenty of other dining options in the area.
Disappointed with too much breading and little sauce on the artichoke. Spinach was sandy and gritty. Ravioli very good, walleye fishy.
Consistently, consistently serving just deeeelicious meals..... whitefish dish a real palate pleaser, as always. Cant wait for soft shell crab season! Another winner entree!
Excellent menu, great service, elegant atmosphere and reasonable prices. A reliable 'go to' restaurant.
Have been there many times before and really enjoyed. They were having a bad night. Very crowded and obviously did not have enough staff on to accommodate the crowd. Server did his absolute best but it was quite evident that he had too many tables and wasn't getting any help from bus staff or anyone else. Finally after we saw many other tables complaining hostess/Management? started to help him. Kitchen was probably overwhelmed also, meal took about 30-40 minutes to arrive after ordering. Although late, food was very good.
I can't blame the server for the poor service, he was hustling and doing his best to keep up with the crowd. I'll chalk this one up as a bad night, an unexpected crowd and understaffing for the amount of business. Will still recommend and will return.
We dine at Zaza’s quite often. A local restaurant. It never disappoints
So comfortable and delicious! We love this place!
Food hot and good. Michelle was our server and she was awesome!!
The food and service are terrific but the noise level and closeness of the tables is a bit of a problem. I’ll be back!