From Our Guests . . .

"Love, love, love this restaurant! Never had a bad meal, dine in or carry out. Service is always friendly and good. Food is always amazing. So glad to have a restaurant of this magnitude so close to home - And the martinis are to die for!!!"

"Bartender is extremely nice."

"A wonderful evening with excellent food! Great value."

"Nice ambiance allows for conversation.
food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Cozy bar area."

"Nice surprise, a great Northern Italian experience in a secluded strip mall. Great atmosphere,
food and service. good wine list as well, oh...and great desserts!"

"This was a very nice restaurant. I enjoyed my meal, never felt rushed. I look forward to having my husband join me on my return."

"Outstanding food and service."

"Love the food and atmosphere. You feel like you're dining at a famous downtown restaurant in the suburbs."

"Best atmosphere for a suburban restaurant."

"The mushroom stuffed with homemade sausage was darn good."

"This small restaurant never fails to surprise & delight us. Another outstanding meal. And they had changed their menu to reflect the fall season, featuring seasonal produce and flavors. Great food, 
wine and service."

"Very nice atmosphere. Family owned and run and it shows in their approach to customers. love the place and have already recommended it."

"Excellent meal."

"Your mussels are the best we have ever had. Our server was kind and timed things well. we didn't feel rushed, or did we ever have to request anything."

"You know you found a good restaurant when the sauce is beyond the norm and the staff is always upbeat."

"Great food, large portions, good value for your money. Amble menu choices but not too many so you'd be overwhelmed. waiters were timely, knowledgeable, and friendly. Neighborhood style place, nice atmosphere, cozy, but not crowded, made you feel relaxed."


5047 Shoreline Road    Lake Barrington, Illinois 60010


Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” If da Vinci were alive today and living in the Lake Barrington Shores area, family owned and operated ZaZa’s Tavola Italiana could very well be considered the inspiration behind Leonardo’s famous quote.

ZaZa's Tavola Italiana offers an intimate, comfortable atmosphere, catering to all diners, from families to the hopeless romantics. Greeted by white linen tables, fresh olive oil and warm baked bread, diners can relax and savor authentic and fresh Italian foods as if visiting a trattoria in the Italian countryside. Pasta dishes are rich and flavorful reproductions of Old World standards, such as the Rigatoni Bosciolla or the Salsiccia con Peppers. There are plenty of other dishes for guests to enjoy as well, from salads and appetizers, to pizzas, pastas, and entrees, like the Fettuccine Capensante and the Pollo Limone. Gluten free options are available.

“We truly pride ourselves on our attention to detail…whether it’s making sure the bread is fresh, keeping your water full, or suggesting a perfect glass of wine, our main focus is you,” says Sallie LoBue, Co-owner.

There is a full bar with seating, which provides a well rounded assortment of spirits for all occasions. On the long list of must tries is something off of the Martini menu, but don’t forget to order a bottle of wine with dinner.

The overwhelming feedback from those who have dined at ZaZas is how friendly and personable the staff was during their dining experience. “This small restaurant never fails to surprise and delight us… Another outstanding meal… They changed their menu to reflect the fall season, featuring seasonal produce and flavors… Great food, wine and service,” boasts a diner. 

William Kelly is a local writer.
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