Zaza’s Tavola Italiana

5047 Shoreline Rd
Lake Barrington, 60010
Reviews:
Bummed was the title of my first review and by magic it disappeared from yelp....hint hint people! My first review that vanished was a 3 star but now that my review vanished I will make it a mission to tell people how shitty their food was. I have always gone to Yelp to help guide us but after I posted review on yelp of Zaza and it disappeared...WTF...if you ask a LBS res they say the food sucks but the service is good and it is a good place to drink cuz their property entrance is at their entrance door. _ OB out!
This was a very disappointing experience. The hostess was very pleasant; however, our waiter did not give us a list of the specials and did not know what the soup of the day was so we had to wait while he checked. The bruschetta had very little topping, the Arancine was very bland. The minestrone soup was okay but more like a vegetable soup with weak broth and not a typical minestrone. The spinach pasta soup was good. They no longer carried the type of pasta ordered for one meal, even though the waiter gave as one of the choices, so they just substituted the pasta without even asking. The Bolognese sauce in one dish was acceptable; however, the Bolognese sauce in the other dish was very "liquidy" as the rigatoni pasta was not drained well and when picking up the rigatoni water actually dropped out. Needless to say, we will definitely not be returning to this restaurant and will not recommend.
Omg have eaten there several times but today was horrible! Service/ kitchen took 2 hours for our food! The place wasn't even that busy when we showed up at 5:15. Food was good but not wait for 2 hours good.

(847) 381-1333

Italian, Wine Bars

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Pepper Park Coffee

22000 N Pepper Rd
Lake Barrington, 60010
Reviews:
I am still working on my review for this place so hopefully i can update it with more positive. I have been here enough times to practically fill a punch card. I am a bit of a coffee freak who appreciates local businesses in a sad world of franchises and mass production, so this place is right up my alley. So here's my good, bad, and ugly if the place. GOOD: Locally owned! Haven't met the owner here but whomever they are they have a vision... A coffee vision... Which is wonderful. Locally sourced products! They use conscious cup coffee roasters beans. conscious cup is a great coffee joint in Crystal lake that roasts their own beans on site. If you haven't been there go now and check it out. They also use a local bakery for donuts, muffins and scones... I've tried almost all the donuts and they are so good! They also serve a few salad options which are made 2 doors down by wild asparagus. Facilities! - they have a great theme going on here... Modern with a retro twist. The place is always sparkling clean. Lots of seating. They have many tables, a comfy leather couch and chairs. You can also sit at the counter. They also have a meeting room that can be reserved. They also just put out the outdoor seating which is ample and has umbrellas for shade. THE BAD: sometime inconsistent, ill order the same iced coffee everytime and depending who makes it, the taste is vastly different. The location isnt wonderful. While it is quite back there, it is still very industrial. THE UGLY- the pricing. Now i understand that a place like this is going to be more expensive, but when they charge $.65 for vanilla flavoring that is store bought well... Thats disappointing... When its homemade like the other places in the area then we can talk. All in all this place is good and has potential and over time I think they will get there! Its worth the stop
Let me tell you what I am not going to do again, RETURN TO THIS PLACE! Talk about snobby service, and very expensive drinks, that in MY opinion are not that great. I don't care where this place is located, reality check, you're NOT in , nor near downtown Chicago. The Espresso was bitter and not well. Work on your customer service asap.
I ordered a cafe au lait, no sugar or flavor because I like the taste of coffee. When it's not burnt. Which it was.

(224) 848-4913

Coffee & Tea

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Kelsey Road House

352 Kelsey Rd
Lake Barrington, 60010
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(847) 381-8300

American (Traditional), Pizza

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The Onion Pub & Brewery

22221 N Pepper Rd
Lake Barrington, 60010
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(847) 381-7308

Breweries, American (Traditional)

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