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Innovative Italian Fusion: SaZa's Delights

Innovative Italian Fusion: SaZa's Delights
The food at SaZa is a unique fusion of old and new. While it’s authentic and traditional Italian food, it is also new and inventive. This eclectic blend stems from the fact that about 80% of SaZa’s menu is made up of recipes from Chef Joe DiMaggio Jr.’s grandmother. Chef Joe is renown for creating fresh and innovative food. He describes SaZa’s menu as extreme peasant cuisine. One of SaZa’s most-asked-for pasta dishes is our Rigatoni Bolognese, which has a rich sauce made from carrots, celery, onion, veal, beef, pork, and cognac, then is roasted for five hours before it’s hit with cream. Carmelina’s San Marzano tomatoes are tossed with fresh herbs and rigatoni pasta to round out this unforgettably classic dish. Our stuffed Anaheim Hot Peppers are truly a choice treat, made with veal, beef, pork, carrots, onion, fresh mozzarella, and cognac, all stuffed into Anaheim chilies, slow roasted and topped with more fresh mozzarella. Traditional pastas are also a favorite choice including amazing touches such as our number one seller, angel hair served with Maine lobster meat, chopped shrimp and spinach in a chardonnay, exploded garlic and olive oil sauce.

Deliciously Unique: SaZa's Pizza Creations

Deliciously Unique: SaZa's Pizza Creations
As for the pizza, Chef Joe promises traditional toppings but also offers specialty pizzas. Guests can create their own pizza from a choice of 40 toppings. The menu includes the Purgatory Pizza, which is topped with San Marzano tomatoes, Reggiano cheese, fresh basil and four eggs oven-poached. The Wild Mushroom Pizza calls for the mushrooms to first be sauteed with whole garlic, thyme, cognac and veal demi-glace before being spread on the crust. It’s then topped with ricotta cheese, and put in the oven to bake. Another favorite is the Kafta Lamb Pizza, which has lamb and Cardamom curry, feta cheese, mint oil and curried yogurt sauce. SaZa’s crispy pizza crust originates from their special dough made with spring water in Utica, New York by Dioro’s bakery.

Eat, Laugh, Love, Or Else!

Eat, Laugh, Love, Or Else!
SaZa Serious Italian brings you a delicious Italian cuisine experience with a family-made passion. Every meal is made with the highest quality ingredients, and crafted with love and attention to detail. Our recipes come from traditional Italian cooking methods, combined with modern twists on classic flavors. Each dish is freshly prepared from scratch with the finest ingredients for an unbeatable taste. We also pride ourselves on using only organic and sustainable sources for our meats, vegetables, and dairy products. All of our dishes are low in calories but contain full flavor, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. With SaZa Serious Italian, you can trust that each meal will be authentically Italian and made with love. Try it today, and you'll see why we take serious pride in creating amazing dishes with all the flavor of Italy!

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch
Step into a delightful Sunday experience at Sa Za Serious Italian Food! Join us every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm for a brunch like no other. Indulge in our mouthwatering Italian delicacies served with a side of soulful live music, creating the perfect ambiance for a memorable gathering. Our outdoor activities will keep you entertained while you savor our delectable dishes. And, to make your Sunday even more special, we offer bottomless mimosas that will add a sparkling touch to your day. Gather your loved ones and join us for a brunch filled with flavors, music, and joy at Sa Za Serious Italian Food!
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Immerse Yourself: SaZa's Vibrant Ambiance

Immerse Yourself: SaZa's Vibrant Ambiance
Walking into SaZa is an absolute feast for all your senses. SaZa is set in a hip atmosphere with bold colors, exposed brick walls, historic hardwood floors and eye-catching artwork. With the energy from the music, the open kitchen, and the local artists creating masterpieces right in the dining room, you know in that moment that this is gonna be amazing. In this hot concept even the bathrooms are cool. Attention to detail is the focus here at SaZa and it begins at the front door and continues right into the kitchen. Chef uses only the freshest ingredients and specialty items like: San Marzano tomatoes, pizza dough made in New York, wild salmon from Ireland and Norway, and scallops from Georges Banks, Massachusetts. From the quality of the food, Chef Joe has created a menu guaranteed to create a symphony in your mouth.

Ambiance that Invites, Cuisine that Delights

Ambiance that Invites, Cuisine that Delights
The atmosphere at SaZa may be what initially draws you in but it is the food that will keep you coming back. With the diversity found on SaZa’s menu there is definitely something to excite every palette. Take our Eggs in Purgatory, made with fresh organic eggs poached in marinara with extra virgin olive oil, chilies, reggiano cheese, fresh herbs and served with SaZa’s garlic styx for dipping.

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What our customers are saying

Check out our most recent reviews!

The food was amazing! I would definitely recommend the Pizza, Prince Edward Mussels, and Grandma’s Meatballs!

Melissa S.

Melissa S.

Food was extremely delicious. Best Italian food I've ever had. Dessert was also delicious. Everything was fresh!

Luis N.

Luis N.

The food was amazing! The pecan crusted salmon was excellent along with the lobster dish over angel hair pasta. You have to get the garlic cheese bread. it’s delicious!

Adam B.

Adam B.

We ordered their Lasagna and Rigatoni Bolognese. My husband really enjoyed the lasagna, it was eaten rather hastily. I also enjoyed my Rigatoni dish. The flavors were rich, and perfectly balanced.

Stephani G.

Stephani G.

The food was phenomenal! We got the garlic sticks as an appetizer and the marinara was SO GOOD! The sticks were the perfect consistency of crunchy and soft. I got the Lobster and Shrimp pasta dish and it was delicious!

Erica L.

Erica L.

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Sunday

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday

12:00 AM - 1:40 PM

5:00 PM - 8:40 PM

Thursday

11:00 AM - 1:40 PM

5:00 PM - 9:40 PM

Friday

11:00 AM - 1:40 PM

5:00 PM - 10:40 PM

Saturday

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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Sunday

11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Tuesday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Wednesday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday

11:00 PM - 9:30 PM


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