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Za Za's in Richmond

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Za Za's is a fine Italian restaurant and cafe in Richmond (Coppin St just off Bridge Road). The owners are passionate about bringing an authentic Italian experience and are able to achieve this through the ambience and excellent Italian cuisine. The fit out is impressive and one of the best in the Richmond precinct. 

We visited with a party of 6 including the kids - and yes there were good options for children. 

Former Head Chef of award winning Pizzeria “ + 39” and former Sous Chef of “Scopri Italian food & Wine”, Salvatore Giorgio, has taken on the challenge of leading the charge in the kitchen at Za-Za’s. Having worked with some of the best in the Melbourne food scene including Salvatore Caccioppoli (Scopri) & fourth generation pizzaiolo Lino Maglione (NSP & Itali.Co), Salvatore’s passion is in achieving the best flavours through the use of the finest fresh produce using traditional Italian recipes & methods.

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First-time restaurateur Morena Miceli lists her key ingredients for success as quality traditional Italian food with a contemporary twist served in an environment buzzing with animated, well fed customers talking over each other between laughs.

Morena has been under the watchful eye of childhood friend and owner of Melbourne dining institution Il Solito Posto, Michael Tenace. “Michael has offered loads of wisdom and plenty of sage advice honed by many years as an industry leader. He is as proud of Za-Za’s as I am”. Za-Za’s is a trattoria in true casalinga style: warm and welcoming, expressive and passionate, with plentiful food and excellent coffee.

Za Za's is a place you can relax and unwind a la trattoria style. The style is of a casual restaurant but its not without its finery. With an experienced chef and a menu that pleases with its rustic charm and imaginative specials, Za Za's has quickly become a popular destination on Coppin St. Check out the house made pasta and the brilliant pizzas.

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The star of the show is the Italian style pizzas. These wood oven pizzas are made with fresh quality ingredients. Choose from classics such as the Margherita, the Quattro Formagi and the Gamberi...

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Za Za's also offers a decent Pulcinella Calzone with half margherita and half calzone filled with leg ham and fior di latte.

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One of our party opted for a simple egg and bacon roll... Even for breakfast Za Za's impresses with excellent coffee and tasty breakfast frittata's and the Za Za's big breakfast featuring Italian sausage.

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The pizza here is excellent with quality meats and cheeses. Check out ingredients such as the prosciutto's, gorgonzola, fior di latte, Italian sausage, and the smoked mozzarella... So good!

Dinner also features the outstanding pizza and pasta selections, as well as superb antipasto... Dessert menu includes the Za Za's sweet pizza and other dolce treats such as Tiramisu and Baked ricotta cheesecake.

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Za Za's fit out includes chic use of timber and lighting. 

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Za Za's is a feature restaurant at the 2013 Pizza Festival in Melbourne. Service is more engaging  than most. Inviting and friendly. We found Za Za's to be a place that really is authentic Italian and a restaurant I intend to return to soon. Recommended. 

 

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David Hagger is a bald headed man with a penchant for finery, convivial dining, and festive culture. He honestly believes Melbourne is an impressive global city.

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