Philosophy
At ZaZa's Cucina Restaurant we offer you the most authentic Italian food following the recipes of mother and daughter, Viviana Valenti and Flaminia Cervesi who were born and raised in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. The cuisine of this region is known for being some of the best in Italy. It is called the “bread basket of Italy” because of its amazing recipes and quality of ingredients.

We serve our guests with great attention to detail, in a beautiful setting that is both casual and elegant. You can dine with family and friends at one of our main dining room tables, enjoy a private and cozy dinner near our fireplace, or have a romantic more intimate dinner at one of our dimly lit corner tables. At ZaZa’s we strive to give all our guests the experience they are looking for and go above and beyond their expectations.

Cuisine
Our recipes feature Italian northern cuisine as well as some more widely known Italian dishes done in the respect of tradition and passion for food. From our steaks to our seafood we select only the best ingredients. We are proud to make fresh egg pasta, from spaghetti to ravioli to homemade gnocchi. To us food symbolizes more than just satisfying hunger, it the essence of our lives and it’s the very heart of all our traditions.

Bar
At Zaza’s we believe that good food, good friends and good wine are the essence of life and living well. We strive to offer a diverse and eclectic selection of wine to satisfy any taste and price point. While we do specialize in Italian varietals our menu reflects wines from over seven countries. Our expertly trained staff will be happy to guide you to a selection that will compliment your meal and tastes perfectly.

Our cocktails focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. We mix with real fruit purees and juices instead of artificial flavorings. Whether you are looking for a classic cocktail made exceptionally well, or something new and exciting our cocktail list will be able to offer something for everyone.

The Zaza’s Bar boasts one of the largest selections of Grappa, Scotches and other spirits in Ithaca. Come down and enjoy dinner alone or with friends at our bar and enjoy the beautiful view of the back bar, the bartender and the constellations ceiling. At ZaZa’s even if you are dining alone, you are always among friends.