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ZaZa's Cucina

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622 Cascadilla St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4049
+1 607-273-9292
17:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food and service was coordinated very well especially since there were so many large parties celebrating college graduation. Everyone enjoyed!

Thank Ricardo1219
Rochester, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was plentiful, tasty and presented in a fashion that would have made the Food Network proud. The service was good but I would not state outstanding. Now for the other shoe. NOISY. It was packed the night we were there and although we were along the window, the noise level made it almost impossible to have a conversation. One... More 

Thank Randler
Ithaca, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ZaZa's hits the casual elegance bullseye... Luxuriously appointed, yet unstuffy. The menu has recently been updated and "focused" a bit, but the food is better than ever. The arctic char special on a recent Wednesday night was perfectly delicious and plated beautifully. My dining partner had the quattro formaggi gnocchi and while less visually exciting, the gnocchi were "melt-in-your-mouth" divine!... More 

Thank stealingtruth
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

2 Thank Laura W
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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
Marco Island, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 17 - USD 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?