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Italian Dining

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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.


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(607) 273-9292



622 Cascadilla St.
Ithaca, NY 14850



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


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!

You can call us at:  607-273-9292, email us at:

Cornell Graduation Menu 2016


- First Course -

Sweet Potato - Spinach, Candied Walnut, Cranberry, Gorgonzola, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Ruby Beet - Arugula, Hazelnuts, Goat Cheese, Blood Orange Vinaigrette

ZaZa’s Caesar - Romaine, Lemon Caesar Dressing, Garlic Croutons, Parmesan Reggiano

Misto - Red & Green Oak Lettuce, Market Vegetables, Balsamic or Creamy Buttermilk Dressing

Smoked Mozzarella Fritti - Fresh Basil, Pomodoro , Balsamic Reduction

Brussel Sprouts - Local Bacon, Sherry Wine, Pine Nuts, Reggiano

Calamari Fritti - Banana Peppers, Pomodoro Sauce, Lemon Aioli

P.E.I. Mussels - Garlic, White Wine, Parsley, Butter

Shaved Fennel - Capers, Orange Supremes, Arugula, Preserved Lemon

Caprese - Burrata Cheese, Oven Cured Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Balsamic, EVOO

Bresaola - Dry Aged Beef, Arugula, Pine Nuts, Lemon Aioli, EVOO, Parmesan Reggiano


- Second Course -

any pasta with butter, basil pesto, pomodoro, or cream sauce available upon request

gluten free gnocchi & rigatoni available


Lobster Ravioli – Gulf Shrimp, Basil Pesto, Tomatoes, Cream

Short Rib - Roasted Root Vegetables, Burgundy Demi-Glace, Gnocchi

Pumpkin Ravioli - Sage Brown Butter, Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts

Bolognese - House Made Sauce of Veal, Pork, and Beef, Spaghetti

 Red Seafood Misto - Shrimp, Clams, Mussels, Calamari, Pomodoro, Spaghetti

White Seafood Misto - Shrimp, Clams, Mussels, Calamari, White Wine, Spaghetti

Wild Mushroom - Porcini, Shiitake, Portabella, Mascarpone, Truffle, Pappardelle

Penne Alla Vodka - Chicken, Sun Dried Tomato Cream, Arugula, Penne

Quattro Formaggi - Brie, Fontina, Mascarpone, Gorgonzola, Gnocchi

Pasticiatta - Bolognese, Dash of Cream, Pappardelle

Vegan Vegetable Ravioli – Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Spinach, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Meatballs - House Pomodoro, Pork, Veal, Beef, Ricotta, Spaghetti

Clams - Hard Shell Clam, White Wine, Butter, Fresh Herbs, Spaghetti

Sausage & Gorgonzola - House Made Fennel Sausage, Cream, Penne


Chicken Parmesan - Pomodoro, Mozzarella, Provolone, Spaghetti

Eggplant Parmesan - Spinach, Pomodoro, Mozzarella, Provolone, Spaghetti

Veal Parmesan - Pomodoro, Mozzarella, Provolone, Spaghetti

Seafood Risotto - Shrimp, Clams, Squid, Saffron, Fennel, Arborio Rice

Wild Mushroom Risotto - Shiitake, Portobello, Porcini, White Truffle, Arborio Rice

Bistro Tender Filet - Grilled, Chianti Wine Sauce, Whipped Potatoes, Vegetable

New Zealand Lamb Rack - Grilled, Herb Crust, Mint Pesto, Whipped Potatoes, Vegetable

 Jail Island Salmon - Seared, Lemon-Dill Butter, Parsley, Capers, Whipped Potatoes, Vegetable

Duck Breast - Seared, Fennel & Tarragon Crust, Tart Cherry Demi, Whipped Potatoes, Vegetable

Sea Scallops - Seared, Pepper Crust, Bacon, Peas, Crème Fraiche, Whipped Potatoes

French Chicken Breast - Grilled, Lemon, Herbs De Provence, Whipped Potatoes, Vegetable


- Third Course -

Tiramisu - Espresso infused lady fingers with rich mascarpone cream

Flourless Chocolate Torte - Decadent dark chocolate with raspberry and chocolate sauce

Cheesecake - Imported Italian Amarena cherries atop ricotta cheesecake

Chocolate Mousse - Rich chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream & praline crunch

Creme Brûlée - Tahitian vanilla infused custard with caramelized sugar crust

Afogatto al Caffe - Fresh brewed espresso poured over rich and creamy vanilla gelato

Cannoli - Two Sicilian cannoli, stuffed with sweetened ricotta impastata & chocolate nibs

Gelato Sea Salt Caramel

Sorbet - Raspberry