Zaza Italian Gastro Bar

4.1
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28 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Casual

Zaza Italian Gastro Bar is a restaurant and bar that serves a variety of small plates inspired by Italian cuisine but prepared as a New American menu might be. There are plenty of small plates as well as mains available at Zaza Italian Gastro Bar. The atmosphere is casual yet trendy and the full bar provides plenty of specialty cocktails and other drinks that will complement the dishes at Zaza Italian Gastro Bar.

Start with something like the Tuscan beans or the spicy braised chicken. Other small dishes include short rib mac and cheese and saut�ed spicy clams or goat cheese cakes. Larger items include black spaghetti diavola and veal scallopini.

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What 28 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.2
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3.9
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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r
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service. Love the lively vibe and overall atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and good food!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really good food very noisy and busy had the spicy calamari appetizer. Wow was it good

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Owner / manager is not the most pleasant but he’s Italian so kinda goes with the territory! Also, I wasn’t given credit for my reservation via open table and I had to request for my credit. Hence not all 5 stars around.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was only okay

IS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Everything was good until my wife got sick after eating an octopus. Such a disappointment.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We have been at Zaza many times but the last two visits have been less than stellar. I think there is a new chef. It’s good, just not quite the same. We will go back because we do like it

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Me and my friend went there for dinner. We order 2 tapas to begin with. The oil used for fired artichoke was smelling and tasted bitter. Also the artichoke was not fresh but canned. Spicy calamari was okay but not at all great for the price. I would really not go back.

ES
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zaza has s a Stamford favorite. The food is always devious, comes out in a timely manner and even though the restaurant is usually busy they never hurry you out. Their drinks are delicious. They have the best espresso martini in town!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

food portions were on the small side

C
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot Downtown Stamford winch not to many this place stands out drinks food etc

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I made a reservation for a reason and was seated in the back section of the restaurant and the table wasn’t even ready when we arrived. I love their food but disappointed in the service overall.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the classic Italian dishes. Loved that vegetables with perfectly tender crisp. Great that small plates are available for trying new favorites

NC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd time in Stamford this year and we returned to ZaZa for another great meal! Delicious food and the service was excellent! We’ll be back!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

AN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. It has a superb menu. Polpo to mussels, arugula salad was tangy and tasty. The pork ribs in a wine sauce did not disappoint

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I would recommend to friends if going with 1 or 2 people. It is small inside and very tight. the food is fantastic that saved the night.

G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent little place in the heart of Stamford. We had a few pizzas, short rib mac and cheese as well as a linguine bolognese. Everything was delicious and the service was great from the waiter to the busboys. Water bottle (left on the table) was never empty.

SC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very excellent. My wife and I were in Stamford for business and I made a reservation through open table. We had a great table. We ordered the rib and spicy chicken tapas, the arugula pizza and the caprese. Everything was well made and extremely high quality ingredients. The pork and chicken were exceptionally well designed meals.

T
New England
43 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a really nice meal, and the service was exceptional! Try the red sangria it was delicious.

A
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic. Girlfriend and I were seated promptly, servers were present but not overbearing, and food was great. Second time coming and won't be our last.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. It’s real Italian

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is always on point. Manager is a bit of a wack job when it comes to seating guests. It’s always better to sit at the front of the restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter at the bar, Luis, was outstanding! Great service & awesome food & drinks

FD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here whenever the chance present itself. Definitely my favorite restaurant to go to in Stamford. Really enjoyed just having a tapas and other appetizers. Look forward to my next visit. Hopefully sooner than later.

KR
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place! Food is delicious, truffle brussel sprouts are the best! Staff is friendly and efficient, Maitre D' is awesome. Lively bar scene and delicious mixed drinks. What's not to like?

KA
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were amazing. Very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 3rd visit & loved it everytime. Food & atmosphere are great. Loud & hip.