6699 N. Northwest Hwy - Chicago, IL 60631 - 773.775.0808

About Zia’s

Zia’s Trattoria is one of those spiffy Chicago Italian restaurants that consistently turns out excellent Italian cuisine under a canopy of great service and comfortable surroundings. The rustic wood floors, crisp, white tablecloths, exposed brick walls and appealing nooks and crannies add extra touches of charm to this 17 year-old Edison Park gem.

The inspiration behind Zia’s Trattoria -which in Italian means Aunt’s Table - derived from executive chef Joe Calabrese’s culinary adventures to Italy and two of its most well-known regions: Tuscany and Liguria. Joe picked up quite a few cooking techniques and recipes while there which, to the benefit of diners from all around Chicago, eventually made their way to the tables of Zia’s.

One of the charming features of Zia’s Trattoria is that each room presents its own unique personality.

The inviting bar area is accented by rich wood appointments, a wrap-around, u-shaped bar, and several comfortable seating areas, each with a good view of bustling downtown Edison Park. It is spacious enough for an after-work gathering of co-workers or a cozy, light lunch with a friend. The rest of Zia’s is comprised of several dining areas – some of which could be called nooks instead – including an intimate room partially ensconced by velvet curtains (a perfect spot for a surprise party or a holiday get-together with old friends from the neighborhood). The open kitchen area in the back of the restaurant adds another dash of charm and comfort.

And now, a few details about the owner and general manager:

Joe Calabrese

Joe is Zia’s Executive Chef and owner. He was professionally trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America located in New York State. Before opening Zia’s Trattoria in 1997, he was sharpening his professional – and knife – skills at several well-respected Chicago dining establishments including Ambria, Spiagia, and the Park Hyatt.

Joe lives in Park Ridge, a few short miles from Zia’s Trattoria, so you can be assured that your dinner will always be served on time. When he’s not in the kitchen crafting new dishes, Joe is probably at home with his wife, Mary Kay, and his three rambunctious boys, Joey, Michael, and John Taylor.

Greg Nagle

*Bio coming soon

Daily Specials

Dine In Only

Sunday:

$8 Spaghetti & Meatballs
Everyday:
$5 Glass & $20 Bottles of Wine

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Upcoming Events

Zia’s Mothers Day Brunch
Sunday May 10, 2015
Four course -family style
Champagne Brunch
2 Hour Seating

-Course One-
Crab cakes benedict
Frittata Di Verdura - Italian style omelet pie with zucchini, yellow squash, onions and peppers
Bananas Foster French Toast
Wisconsin Slab Bacon
Sausage

-Course Two-
Insalata Della Casa - Mixed Italian greens with chopped tomatoes and a red wine vinaigrette

-Course Three-
NY Strip Sirloin Roast
Whitefish Picatta Style
Chicken Diavola
Penne Arrabbiata
Broccolini

-Course Four-
Tiramisu with fresh berries

$29.95 per person + tax + gratuity
$12.95 kids 12 and under
Brunch 10:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Dinner from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
(menu subject to changes)
Please respect our 2 hour seating
Limited Seating Available
Reservations Accepted at the Host Stand