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Contemporary

Italian Dining

food × wine × Art

 

Walk-ins always welcome

CLOSED JANUARY 1-4 2018 FOR STAFF HOLIDAY 

607-273-9292

 

 

ZaZa's Cucina offers traditional Italian    cuisine with contemporary flair in an        upscale casual atmosphere.

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, as well as, exceptional imported ingredients to craft the most perfect dishes for each and every guest.

Cornell University graduate and General Manager Jamie Jensen rejoined the ZaZa's team in May 2017. Jamie brings with her a sommelier certification, 10 years of restaurant management experience and 8 years of event management experience. ZaZa's is now offering catered events, in-house parties, tasting dinners and special promotions. 

 

In the news: 

Food Review, 14850 dining:  http://www.14850.com/12272524-italian-ithaca-zazas/

Food Review, The IthacaTimes:  http://http://www.ithaca.com/dining/restaurant_reviews/zaza-s-zazzy-zing/article_38c9e940-6d87-11e7-be98-53c126629c9e.html

Radio Interview:  http://www.livein-depth.com/in-depth-radio/curtis-radcliffe-chef-and-entrepreneur

 

Phone

(607) 273-9292

 

Location

622 Cascadilla St.
Ithaca, NY 14850

 

Hours

M-Th 5p–9:30p
F-Sa 5p–10p
Su 5p–9:30p                                       

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Seasonal Cocktail List Updated Regularly 

The Artist Reception will take place Friday February 23rd from 5 PM -6:30 PM. June and Annie will be available to welcome you and to discuss their work. Complimentary appetizers will be served, and you are welcome to drinks and dinner. 

ZaZa's Features New Local Artists Every Two Months: June Silberman is featured January 31st-March 31st                                                                                                                                                                      

ZaZa's Features New Local Artists Every Two Months: June Silberman is featured January 31st-March 31st                                                                                                                                                                      

Artist June Silberman- Garden Greenery Gel Prints

Her work focuses using hand dyed fabric that becomes the canvas for gel printing using vines, leaves, and ferns that grow in her garden. Once the prints are dry, the work is enhanced by machine stitching to give some dimension to the art. Once completed and framed, the lush garden comes to life bringing memories of warm summer days.

June has been focusing on her art since she retired over 20 years ago. Having a very small studio has had its disadvantages . But, the over- sized two car garage lends itself to a dyeing and gel printing studio, on demand, allowing her to spend entire days dyeing fabric and selecting the ones best for the gel printing process. June has had a booth at the Ithaca Artist Market held every summer at the Farmer’s Market for the past 3 years. She was the featured artist in Handwork in downtown Ithaca on Janurary 6,  2017, where she demonstrated how to do mono gel prints as part of Gallery Night. She also sold her work on consignment there for a short period of time. Her work is also currently available on her website www.junefibersandmore.com .

Annie Eller is featured from January 31st through March 31st

Annie Eller is featured from January 31st through March 31st

Artist Annie Eller- Pen Ink and Sculptural Evolution

Local artist, Annie Eller, is a Korean-American adoptee and was raised in Ithaca, NY.  She pursued her education in the Fine Arts, earning a B.F.A. in Painting with a concentration in Art History from Boston University in 2008.  After graduating, Eller interned at the Copley Society of Art, learning the inner workings of a prominent art gallery in Boston, MA and also spent 3 years working at Boston University’s archive, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.  While there, she worked on various exhibitions working on exhibitions, one of which included the archival holdings of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Displayed works include intricate pen and ink drawings from Eller’s continuing series, “A Thousand Trees.”  As this series, has evolved, new materials have been incorporated:  modeling paste, acrylics, and found objects that create a new sculptural dimension.  Here she introduces the theme of birds.  In this body of work, the artist’s chief source of inspiration continues and remains to be the natural world. 

The Artist Reception will take place Friday February 23rd from 5 PM -6:30 PM. June and Annie will be available to welcome you and to discuss their work. Complimentary appetizers will be served, and you are welcome to drinks and dinner. 

Discounts Promotions & Special Events

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Tasting Menus

One Thursday every other month Chef Curtis Radcliffe and House Sommelier Jamie Jensen pair up to create a multiple course tasting dinner. Each dinner features a new theme with exciting culinary inspirations and award winning wines. The tasting menu is offered in addition to the regular menu, and is booked reservation only. 

Follow us on Facebook or ask to be added to the list-serve to view the most current tasting menus. 

Next tasting menu: Inspired by California wine and cuisine: Thursday January 18th 2018- Reservations Only!

ZaZa's is available for catering and special events.  We have the ability to transform our space in a variety of ways to meet your needs. We can accommodate parties of all types and sizes, which makes us an ideal place for both social and business gatherings.  We guarantee we will work closely with our clients to create the most perfect package for each individual event, budget and personal preference.

Please contact us and we'll discuss sample menus and floor layout plans.  We look forward to hosting your next special event!

Menus range in price depending on type and size of event. 

Family Style, Prefix, and Limited Menus offered. 

You can call us at:  607-273-9292, email us at:  events@zazascucina.com

Event and Catering Requests will be processed within 12 hours!

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Events & Catering Contact Form

We are a full service caterer that specializes in events both on and off site. We have a variety of styles and options to fit every need. Please contact our events manager Jamie Jensen using the form below.

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Book Commencement 

Thank you for choosing ZaZa's to celebrate this momentous occasion with! Graduating from College is an amazing accomplishment and we are honored to serve graduates and their families!

For booking lunch and dinner on May 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th and 27th we require a deposit and contractual agreement. This may seem like overkill, but trust us, it is the only way to ensure our Guests each get an equally wonderful dining experience. We offer a three course price fixed menu on Cornell commencement to guarantee that our kitchen is able to produce the quality we strive for, regardless of the extreme increase in the number of Guests we serve those weekends. 

To book a reservation you can fill out the attached form which will be sent directly to our event coordinator Jamie. If we can accommodate your group you will receive an email response with a dining time that is as close as possible to that of your desired dining time. Jamie will send you the commencement contract for that time slot, as well as the Cornell Commencement menu if you are booking those dates. You will need to e-sign the contract and fill out deposit information. If the process is not completed within 5 days, Jamie will call you to finalize details, walk you through the process, and answer any questions you might have. At this point you will need to have payment ready for the deposit, if you have not sent it already. 

 

 

Our Location

622 Cascadilla Street
Ithaca, NY, 14850
United States

 

Major points of the contract include:

  1. The menu offered for Cornell Commencement Weekend is a three course price fixed menu at $55.00 per person and is attached to the contract
  2. The regular menu is offered for Ithaca College Commencement Weekend
  3. Reservations are booked for 1 hour and 45 minute time slots
  4. The deposit is $20 per person and is applied to the final bill
  5. The deposit is fully refundable by April 30th 2018
  6. Reservations may be altered by April 30th 2018 but if the guest count is altered we can not guarantee the same time slot
  7. Reservations will be cancelled if the party is 15 minutes or more late to ensure that all Guests get the experience of a full time slot
  8. If you are 15 minutes late, miss the reservation, or show up on the wrong day, the deposit is not redeemable 

The process should take no more than 15 minutes of your time and will guarantee a stress-free event for you and your family. This form helps us process your request in a timely manner. 

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