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“Dinner with friends”
Review of ZaZa's Cucina

ZaZa's Cucina
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Ranked #28 of 287 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 17 - USD 28
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had a very good dinner with friends. Very nice atmosphere . This restaurant has been around for many years and I can see why. Also great bartender, Jason. My only complaint is the service was very slow. So get an extra drink and enjoy.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank David L
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Nice atmosphere, great food, very helpful waiters. The appetizers were excellent, burrata nice and fresh, dates with bacon and cheese well done, duck breast moist and crispy and tasty, seafood stew nice and rich. We will be back

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank SebastianoeCarla
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

The atmosphere was impressive when we walked in but our opinion quickly went downhill. They had only 2 waiters for the entire place and both were overwhelmed. Service was poor, food was mediocre,and way overpriced for what you get. In spite of the good reviews (that is why we went) I would NEVER go back. AVOID THIS PLACE!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank JTL07825
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Staff preparing place settings outside while smoking..Shells in lobster rav...Smell of dead or rotting meat outside front doors, can we confused for a dry cleaner... the owner was present when shells we're found and handed to waitress to bring to chef.. they we're confirmed as shells.. that shouldn't be in rav.. neither owner nor manager came over to apologize and waitress said she would remove from bill but didn't.. shameful owner.. disgusting establistment

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Taz T
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Nice pre-graduation dinner. food is consistent, service is consistent, nothing really out of the ordinary if you are looking for italian food. Most notable for flavor is the focaccia bread, fresh and very moist. Creme brulee for dessert 4.5 out of 5, creamy and nice sugar crust on top. 4 cheese gnocchi was very cheesy. the pumpkin ravioli were definitely prepared ahead as they were pretty dried out. Small town with lots of people in for graduation I am sure they had to take some shortcuts to meet the increased reservations.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Allegro13
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