Zarrella's Italian & Wood Fired Pizza is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 370 reviews!
FABULOUS FOOD, TRY EVERYTHING, WE WENT EVERY NIGHT WE WERE THERE ON VACATION, FUN ATTENTIVE STAFF
We hit this place with a large group! 14 kids, 14 adults. We eat together frequently and have never had such fantastic service!!! The staff is friendly, the food is great! The whole restaurant singing "Sweet Caroline" made the evening that more enjoyable! Good time!
The wood fired pizza was absolutely delicious! My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised. We also ordered the caprese salad which had house made, fresh mozzarella. Our two year old daughter loved it just as much as we did. Speaking of which, our daughter started having a small meltdown while we were there and one of the servers asked us if she would like to play with some pizza dough. We said, yes! And they gave our daughter a handful of pizza dough to play with while we waited for our dinner. She was pleased as pie, no pun intended, and so were we as we enjoyed our half-priced bottle of wine. The only reason I can't give this restaurant five stars are for the following reasons; it was extremely loud, it was hot, and our bottle of wine was room temperature, aka too warm. Otherwise we were very happy with our dinner experience! We will happily return the next time we visit.
Amazing food and amazing service!!! What a great team that makes your experience whatever you want or to be. The go to local place for outstanding Italian food and service!!!
The pizza here is AMAZING!!!!! Seriously, one of the best pizza restaurants I have ever been to. It's a MUST if you're in the port canaveral area.
Our pizza and service was amazing!!! The pizza was perfectly cooked. The waiters were very attentive!
We love the sausage pizza, GREAT! The flavor of the sausage is unmatched in this area.
Food was great and the crowd even sang along to Sweet Caroline!
We've been on the hunt for great pizza in the area for over a year and we have found it! Their spaghetti and meatball! were amazing!
Better than some of the other photos made it look. Very decent pizza. The crust is simple and not particularly doughy/risen. We tend to prefer a crust that is big and bubbly at the edge (which, I realize is not authentic Italian).
This place is amazing. Who knew amazing Italian food could be had on Florida's central coast. My family and I had amazing meals and even more amazing service. We enjoyed the food and service (and wine) so much we will be back twice in one week!
Update : went back tonight. The food and service was just as spectacular. The server tonight was Velly, and you could tell he loves his job. This place is fantastic!!!!
Fresh pasta , great customer service and professional staff!
Would definitely dine again!
We are visiting from Atlanta and had a wonderful meal tonight! The wood fire pizza was amazing and the piccata was delicious! Loved the music and the service was great!
Fantastic food and even better service! Went with 4 kids and they accommodated our family right away. Wood fire pizza was delicious! So was the lasagna. If your debating to eat around the area, stop here, you won't be disappointed.
Excellent Food with an atmosphere of people who truly care!
First visit, waiter was very enthusiastic about the quality and freshness of the food. He suggested a great wine. He was very attentive. The food was great and I need to come back because there were more things on the menu I want to try. Thanks!
Very good! Everything is freshmade/homemade. My waiter was super friendly with everyone. Place was busy with locals and tourists. Possibly the BEST unsweetened iced tea I've ever had. I didn't have to add lemon OR sweetener to it. I actually had to ask my waiter if he gave me sweetened by mistake.
Hands down the best service and pizza I have ever had! The pizza crust was not dense like most pizza. It was nice and fluffy. Not to mention the Cheesecake Factory desert was delish! All the food is made to order and fresh. They even make their cheese! They were on point with everything and fast! I was amazed to see everyone working together. In most restaurants you’ll find the waiter running around doing it all. Not here. The waiters were very professional and others helped get drinks and whatnot. It was nice to go to a pizza shop that didn’t look like a hole in the wall. I can’t wait to come back and try the other dinner entrees!
Fantastic Hearty Italian restaurant. Variety of Italian dishes as well as personal pizzas. Atmosphere can be bright or warm depending on the shades being open. I don't think you'll find an authentic Italian place like this on any other beach side city! Pricey for market specials but food is made to order. No warmers or lights, no microwave. Highly suggest!
Our family group of 5 had late lunch Sunday afternoon yesterday 7-1 three of us are 100% Italian Food was fantastic as was our service they make their own mozzarella cheese daily we had chicken Parma egg plant Parma fetticinie Alfredo and a special steak it was all wonderful we’ll be going back soon ???????????
I don't ever write reviews and I'm normally hard to please, but I had to tell everyone how fantastic this place is! If I could give them 6 stars I would!! It's very rare that you get such a combination of excellent service and quality food. Everything we ordered was fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. The staff are attentive and put in that extra bit of effort that really stands out. We're only in town for a week but we'll definitely be back. Try it for yourself, you won't be disappointed!
Love this place!!
Would definitely go back next time we are in the area.
Food was absolutely delicious
Best Italian food in the area
Wow great place great service. Staff was very helpful with everything. Great pizza, food, and beer. Good for the family.
This is by far the best Italian Restaurant around. The menu and specials... we had so much to choose. We ended up trying Mozzarella Cheese appetizer which was delicious. Meatballs were huge and oh so tasty also served with ricotta cheese. Breadsticks were a nice touch with appetizers. For dinner we had specials ( 4 people). I had Linguini with seafood (1/2 lobster tail,mussells,clams,shrimp) fabulous I could only eat 1/2. My husband had Ribeye with a cream sauce and large shrimp on top. He ate 1/2 as well. Great leftovers. Deserts were very good. Canoli was yum! They have full service bar. Service was excellent. The atmosphere very Italian. Fire brick oven pizza very good. Can't wait to return. They open 11am for lunch with wonderful lunch specials $7-$10. If you ever get to Cape Canaveral be sure to eat there.
What a great place! I wandered in, was greeted like family by Julisa, who offered me Steak Sinatra (one of their specials) and recommended their risotto with it. One of the best loaded steaks I've ever had, top 5 Caesar side salad, delicious bread sticks, what a meal! Great atmosphere as well, sat at the bar and watched the magic happen. Definitely a place I'll visit again!
So good!! Fabulous pizza! The steak Sinatra was to die for!!! Love this place!!
This is our 5 th time here , food was excellent , staff was welcoming and friendly ! Look forward to eating here every time we visit the Space Coast?The risotto was worth the 6 hr drive !
What a nice experience! Our server Jubilee was a gem. As well as the other staff that came over to ensure we were all good with water refills etc. We had the fried calamari appetizer and sampled each sauce listed in the menu. That was perfectly cooked, all of the sauces were delicious. The entrees were all amazing as well. I had the penne ala vodka. It was so yummy!! My dining companions had linguini with clam sauce and chicken oscar dishes. We had one of the servers bring extra plates so we could sample each other's plates and the kicker was they brought us out a plate of short rib pasta on the house which on the previous evenings special list & that's was so darn good!!! I'll definitely be back my next visit to the area! I also highly recommend this if you are a tourist in search of a delicious meal!
I knew these guys when they worked at the famous Cafe Mataranos. They figured out how to actually make the food better and a fraction of the prices. Five stars is not enough. Not a restaurant in 100 miles as good as this.
These guys are the real deal. Great Italian food that tastes like i was eating in little Italy in NYC. Service was excellent but the pizza was no joke. One bite everybody knows the rules. Some food just tastes like Love was put into it and this place nails that!
This place is amazing! Portions were gigantic! Service was awesome! Very worth the money! Leftovers were just as amazing the next day!
We both loved the food! And the service was excellent!
This place has lovely food! Their cheese stake is awesome! Their pizzas are crazy nice!!! Their large pizza with sausage, pep and bacon is delicious!! You have to visit this place. The staff are also very welcoming and very nice.
we had dinner a week ago, it was fantastic.
I got the pork chops. Too die for. another couple got the veal. Service was great
Probably the best pizza we’ve had in a long time. When we come back for another vacation, Zarella’s will be on our list to eat at again!
Ask for Joe if you want to know anything about food...or life! Wise beyond his years. Also, the food is good and fresh. Fresh mozzarella was a little salty last time but usually spot on fresh!
Our family of five spent about $80 for dinner, ($80 including a generous tip for our server, who was amazing). My husband wanted to go to a seafood restaurant being in a coastal town, but was overruled by the family's choice for dinner. This was such a blessing in disguise! Zarrella's was by far one of the best places we have eaten, and a true highlight of our vacation. My family and I went to Zarrella's the night before embarking on our Disney Cruise. My kids absolutely loved the spaghetti and meatballs. It was big enough to share between my three kids (ages 6,7, and 8). My husband had a stacked eggplant. It was the best eggplant he has ever had. While I had a gluten free pizza with house made ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. The cheese was beyond compare, just like my great-great Italian grandmother used to make from scratch. There gluten free pizza was so incredible that we will be going back every time we are in Cape Canveral. Zarrella's is one of the very few places that makes a damn good gluten free cheese pizza. If you are looking for authentic, old world Italian feel-good, stick to your ribs food, then go to Zarrella's!
We ordered a pepperoni pizza, breadsticks and meatballs. The pizza was fantastic and the meatballs very tasty although the breadsticks were a little doughy. Definitely going to be back though.
Great place! Will be back!
Our first visit to Zarrella’s and we will definitely be back. The food was fresh and flavorful, the service was first class with the staff working as a team to make sure we were taken care of. The place had a lovely family feel.
I never write reviews but felt I had to because this is the best Italian food I’ve had in a long time. Everything was made well and perfectly seasoned. The risotto was the best I’ve ever had. I’m from up north and wish we had a place as good as Zarrella near us. Everything we ordered was delicious. We ate two meals— pizza, breadsticks, eggplant stack’d, pappardelle Laredo, chicken piccata and chicken Marsala with crab. I wish we were in town for another day just to go back! Do you deliver to PA? Lol.
This place is a hidden gem. I had visited Zarrella's shortly after they opened and while I enjoyed it the first time they have still improved a lot. The food is amazing and the staff is beyond friendly. I didn't see one waitress or waiter that wasn't friendly and helpful. I'm not a yelper but I made an account for this review because I felt that it was a must. I visited here last night with my mother and boyfriend. We ordered calamari and a 15" pizza... everything was delicious, homemade and the best part is there is no microwaves or heat lamps as informed by our waitress. I do not remember her name but she was very sweet and upon talking to her we found out that she is pretty new to the area and the restaurant . Even though she was new she still seemed pretty knowledgeable about the menu and the specials she presented us. A+ for training! My mother must have talked her ear off because she told us she was from NJ an my mother is from NY so she was having a blast speaking to her. Not once did she seem in a rush and engaged with her so well! All the other staff was also extremely friendly and the experience alone was worth coming here but the food is the best Italian around. If anyone is looking for a great dinner, visit Zarrella's. Do not let the front fool you... we will now be regulars here!
This place is amazing. Who knew amazing Italian food could be had on Florida's central coast. My family and I had amazing meals and even more amazing service (I think her name was "Justine"? The server was from New Jersey which made the whole experience seem like we were on the set of "Goodfellas". We enjoyed the food and service (and wine) so much we will be back twice in one week!
Update : went back tonight. The food and service was just as spectacular. The server tonight was Velly, and you could tell he loves his job. This place is fantastic!!!!
First time I have ever been to this amazing establishment. Our server Billy was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable regarding the menu. Nick the owner greeted immediately when we walked in. This place is a must go too!
Great crust on the pizza. A little salty but so delicious! My son had the cheesesteak and it was the best he's had anywhere because it was real ribeye. Great spot for out of town visitors.
This place is amazing. Who knew amazing Italian food could be had on Florida's central coast. My family and I had amazing meals and even more amazing service (I think her name was "Justina"?? The server was from New Jersey which made the whole experience seem like we were on the set of "Goodfellas". ....we enjoyed the food and service (and wine) so much we will be back twice in one week!
Best cheesesteak subs around and of course the pizza is delicious as well
I'm glad we tried out this restaurant. The food was good and there was a pretty good selection. They have a really nice setup and friendly staff. I wish they had fountain coca cola but other than that all was good and it was a nice new Italian restaurant for the family to try out. It's pretty far from my house though so I'm not sure how often I'll find my way out here again, but i'll certainly keep it in mind for the future.
Amazing pizza top notch!!! The chicken Alfredo was the best my hubby has EVER had!! Need to ship that Alfredo sauce to our homes!!
Zarrella's was walking distance from my hotel. I'm so glad we decided to have dinner here. Such good food and amazing service!
We had the calamari, eggplant stack, and the spaghetti & meatball. All super tasty. Would definitely go back to Zarrella's anytime I am in town.
Excellent! Billy was an extremely friendly, courteous and knowledgeable server. Our dinner was soooo good. I had Alfredo Florentine and my husband had a wood fired pizza. We will definitely eat here the next time we are in the area.
Wood fired pizza is simply the best tasting & made to order!
Had a wonderful meal!!!!
The apps were delicious and prepared perfectly. Had veal marsala with a risotto side and I must say it's among the best I've ever had. Already planning a return trip!
Great server, lots of personality. They celebrated his birthday the night we visited, by creaming his face. Delicious pizza. Really nice place!
Where do I start?? Well the food is absolutely the best. From the appetizer to the main meal and of course the wine selection. The wait staff is incredible and well versed on the menu items. The waiter always makes a great wine suggestion that coordinates well with our meal. See you soon..
Our food was delicious and arrived hot! Perfect service. We love this place!!!
We found it by accident and we were drawn in by the wonderful smell outside. Very friendly staff and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend you stop in and try a bite. Everything was excellent.
Wonderful restaurant! Absolutely enjoyed my dinner last night. Restaurant is very nice and food prices are excellent. We had the anti pasta platter along with veal Parmesan. It was delicious! I saw several people enjoying pizza and have to get back there for pizza and beer! Very busy restaurant which is a good sign. Staff was very attentive to our table and couldn't have been better. Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone in the area as well as folks that don't mind a short drive from Orlando for a nice evening at a great restaurant. Owners in attendance making sure everything is running smoothly. Highly recommend this place!!
The Zarellas are personable. The food is delicious! Good service too. Great combination for a successful business. So glad they picked Cape Canaveral!
My wife and I enjoyed an amazing afternoon of dining. Chloe, our head waiter was terrific. She made sure we knew the menu up and down, front to back! We finally settled on some Parmesan Truffle Fries, Stacked Egg Plant and Red Drum & Shrimp topped in a Lemon Franchase Butter Sauce. For dessert my wife had Mini- Cannolis. Delicious!
Great experience and food! Friendly people! My family and I went there 2x last week while visiting Florida and going on a Disney Cruise and we will definitely stop here again the next time we are able to! I really hope you still have the ? octopus appetizer when we are there again; it was amazing! My 9 year old can’t stop talking about it and ate almost a full plate to herself! Thanks for the great meals!
Good food, good service and nice atmosphere. We had a super good pizza that lasted 2 days. We will go back again.
Great food, wonderful atmosphere! I was a little skeptical when I didn't see lasagna on the menu. We went and to my surprise they did have lasagna, which is my favorite. I would have to say it was the best I've ever had. Staff was amazing and our waitress Jubilee was wonderful!
Good is unbelievably amazing and staff is equally fanatic! So for Jubilee... She is the most wonderful waitress!!!
Best pizza & pasta we’ve had in ages ? would recommend this place to anyone
Very convenient to local hotels, we visited before departing on a cruise. Staff were really friendly and the door was very good. My son is a very fussy water and when the pizza wasn't quite right, they were more than happy to refire the order. Some local beer available on tap which is a plus.
Stopped in while on vacation. Great food and the staff was so friendly. Best calamari I've ever had! Will absolutely come back.
First time here and was really impressed, the pizzas are well worth the money and great size plenty to take home for later and was inexpensive for what you get, the service was excellent and atmosphere was great. Definelty giving Zarrella's 5 stars.
In town for a couple of days and came for dinner. The people were very friendly, fast service & great food!
One of the best pizza ever, fresh ingredients and amazing taste. I'm usually very picky about what pizza I would want to eat, it has to be REAL Italian athletic one to win my heart!
This was one the best dining experiences I have ever had. The staff was top of the line, the food was excellent, the environment was just fantastic. I am very much a critic but I have not one bad thing to say. The manager really has a great thing going here.
I've been meaning to write this review for a while because Zarella's was AMAZING with their customer service and accommodating my younger brother with special needs.
The night before our cruise, we stopped here for dinner (party of 8). We were greeted with smiles and fantastic service from the moment we walked in the door. My grandfather is the kind of person who asks for the waiter's life story, and our waiter was kind enough to indulge him with a smile while still taking our order, refilling our drinks, etc. in a timely manner. The food was delicious and well worth the wait!
What really impressed me, however, was the staff's interactions with my brother, J. J is 7 and on the autism spectrum, so he's very picky about his food and how it's presented. He needed to see a pizza before he ordered it, so they walked him around the restaurant pointing out other patron's pizza and asking him if it was the kind he wanted. Once he finally ordered, they asked him if he wanted to sit up at the bar and make his own small pizza! They gave him the dough, showed him how to knead it and roll it out, and then brought small bowls of sauce and cheese for him to use. J loved it and was so excited when both his ordered pizza and the one he made came out. Not many places would go to such great lengths to accommodate someone with special needs, so I feel that Zarella's deserves a special thank you. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone in the area or visiting.
I was a skeptic even with the great reviews since I didn't see lasagna on the menu. Well, there was lasagna and it was the best I've ever had. Besides that the waitress Jubilee was amazing...she was busy but made sure we were taken care of. Several other staff members stopped by to see how our service and food was. Loved the atmosphere, worth going! PS...the lasagna was amazing, enough for two people!
This was a hidden gem with outstanding food and great service - looking forward to our next visit.
Good service great pizza!! Will be coming back! Nice atmosphere for a fancy dinner or just a night out!
Chicken Sicilian was AWESOME I am ordering it again today!!!!! Kiss the Cook
Food was great, service was great, definitely going back! Loved the steak special I had and thought the use of photos on an iPad was fantastic.
We were visiting the area and did research on the best pizza place in the area. Everything pointed us to Zarrella's. We went for dinner, and the pizza and breadsticks were amazing! Wednesday was half off bottles of wine, so my friend took advantage of that! Our waiter Patrick was charming, and took care of us very well, even taking a picture with us prior to leaving. If you're looking for the best pizza in the area, I'll look no further.
My partner and I ate here purely by chance because it was within walking distance from our hotel, and wow, what a find! We started with breadsticks, and they were the absolute BEST breadsticks I have ever had in my life, bar none! And despite how amazingly delicious they were, we couldn't finish them because of the large portion size! My partner ordered lasagna and said it was also the best he'd ever had, and was large enough for at least two meals! I ordered a shrimp special they had that night (don't remember what it was called) which was also delicious, and even though it was technically an appetizer, it was large enough that I had to leave a few.....probably because I ate too many of the breadsticks. And to top it all off, the service was excellent. By the time we left, we were both wishing we didn't live so far away from this fabulous restaurant.
The best all around meal I've ever eaten. My wife and daughter ordered the lasagna and said it was the best lasagna they had ever eaten. I ordered their dinner feature of a seafood medley over linguine noodles - absolutely delicious!! The dish featured a lobster tail, mussels, clams and fish, which were nicely seasoned, incredibly tender, and just melted in my mouth. The server was also very friendly and did an amazing job. I also thought it was great and novel for the restaurant to use an i-Pad to show pictures of the dinner features - it certainly convinced me to pick one of the featured meals. It is a place worth visiting over and over again!
Have visited the Cocoa Beach area for years but last evening was our first time at Zarrella's and we loved it. Food, atmosphere and service were all great. Billy was outstanding. We'll be back when we visit again next year.
Great pizzas! I really like the veggies that they load up for us.
Great wood fired pizza! And the owner is very polite and accommodating. Lastly, he told a young applicant to come prepared next time.
Just ate here for our first time! It was amazing!!Sat at the bar and the bartender was wonderful! Hard to find a good Italian place around here and we will def be back !!
Excellent pizza . Great people
Stopped in here with my wife for while visiting the area before a cruise. The food was great and service was excellent! We would deffiently recommend Zarrella's. We will be back again if we are ever in thus area again.
Next tone I want to try the pizza, it looked awesome and smelled so good.
The food was fabulous! Portions were big enough for 2. Atmosphere was great. The servers were very friendly and polite. Overall experience was amazing.
My new found favorite! My husband and I have eaten here twice and I look forward to going back. I love Italian entrees and my husband loves pizza. This is the best of both. They have wood fired pizza as well as oven baked, the crust is thin and delicious for either one.
For entrees, I have had Chicken Marsala which is how I gauge an Italian restaurant. Zarrella’s is very, very good. Just ask for more mushrooms, mine didn’t have enough. But the risotto that was server with it? OMG! I could order and just eat that.
The next time I went I had a Chef special, the Italian stuffed pork chop, also served with risotto. So good, but so much food.
I guess we’ve been three times actually because I also ordered the seafood special another visit. It was sever over noddles and had lobster, mussels, clams, and shrimp. I had a choice of red or white sauce. I ordered the white and it was good but I bet the red would have been better.
Zarrella’s is family friendly although a bit expensive. Worth every penny!
Amazing pizza and wonderful service. Delaney was my server and she did amazing. She knew her products and was able to answer any questions from the menu to beer. Family owned restaurant like this are hard to come by with service with this much quality. Food was perfect, service was perfect. I'm on vacation from Minnesota and I wish I had Zarella's back home. It will be a stop for me anytime I'm here. Great job.
The food was amazing,its made fresh the portions are abundant. The staff work exceptionally well. The owners are hands on. Once you taste any one of there dishes you will be back. I wish they would open a restaurant in Maine...
I had a ham and mushroom pizza for lunch today and it came out piping hot and delicious! I would recommend this restaurant highly!
I have eaten hear many times and will go back anytime I can. Where do I start:
The service is so good even the owners come around and thank people for coming out. The servers are always enthusiastic and know the menus so well. They can tell you anything you ask them about the food. They are always prompt and on top of refills and getting the food out quick and just genuinely enjoy their job.
The food is amazing. I think I have tried just about everything on the menu and it never disappoints. The specials are always delicious as well. Everything is handmade and you can special order if you don't like something. Everything is flavorful and cooked to perfection. My favorite is a lobster with a lemony sauce and risotto. The lobster is perfectly cooked and the lemon goes with it perfectly. The risotto is a burst of flavor with every bite. The bread is delicious too.
They always make my family feel like family when we go from the servers to the owners to the chefs. I would eat there every day if I could.
I highly recommend this place.
Best pizza In the area. Loved it! All fresh ingredients and a large list of specials. Service was great.
Excellent food and the best service ever thank you Jaden. Quality food and fresh made
Their pizza is the closest to NYC pizza that I have found outside of NYC!
I went to Zarrella’s for the first time. The specials were so delicious and what a great sauce they have. I will definitely going back to try a lot more on the menu!!!
Great service and fabulous service! Don’t miss the cannolis!
Good pizza for take out. Quick service and always friendly and accurate. Dining in two occasions but a bit noisy due to lack of acoustic dampening
Great place! The food was phenomenal! I had a Ribeye Sinatra and meatballs. Simply delicious. The staff was very friendly and engaging.
Food was excellent. Service was great. Atmosphere "Sweet Caroline" was amazing.
Be Italian food I’ve had in a while and atmosphere was great! Will be back for sure!
The food is amazing!!! The staff is fabulous!!!
Great food and wonderful service. Kudos to Jaden, our waiter, and the rest of the staff. The bread is to die for.
Had dinner for three in Jan. Food was great. So was service. Will definitely go back.
Oh. My. God. There are no words.
We found this gem by accident in early March (the 9th, to be specific). We were boarding a cruise the following morning, and like an idiot, I had forgotten to pack my bathing suits. I had to hit up a souvenir shop to get a few bathing suits on the fly, and right near our hotel was a big one, with an Italian place next to it.
Now, you wouldn't think that any place attached to one of those big, tacky souvenir places would be good. You would be dead wrong.
We were quoted a 15 minute wait, but really only waited about 10 minutes. I wish I could remember our servers name, but he was charming and excellent. The very first thing I noticed was that they had Pastina on the menu. I can tell you right now... as an Italian, I immediately knew this place was the real deal.
We ordered so much food. The chicken piccata, the shrimp alfredo, the linguini with clam sauce, mussels, and oh, the pastina. Did I mention the pastina? It was music to this Italian's taste buds! The food was absolutely spectacular. Nothing was bad. Not one thing. I ate until I was fairly certain I would explode. And then I ate more.
At one point, "Sweet Caroline" came on, and the entire restaurant and staff all sang along. It was so much fun and so memorable!
We had a great chat with the owner, and then we rolled ourselves out. I can't say I really wanted to try on bathing suits after THAT meal, but... it was worth every bite, and every penny.
Please, do yourself a favor. Eat here. It is amazing. I find myself looking for another cruise out of Port Canaveral just so we can eat here again!
Ownership is some of the kindest and most welcoming people you could come across. Make you feel at home even if you're miles away. The service was sweet, attentive and genuine, her name was Delaney (highly recommend!) Beyond the super inviting staff, the food was incredible. Fries cooked to crispy perfection, wood fire pizza that'll leave your mouth watering and give you withdrawal sweats from it at night. Also supporting small business by featuring local craft brews.
Excellent food and exceptional, hard to find great service!
This was an unexpected delight in Cocoa Beach, FLA after 7 days of cruise boat food. All handmade, fresh ingredients beautifully prepared and served immediately. No heatlamps etc. The fresh mozzarella is killer! Veli took amazing care of us and was lots of fun. Will be back for sure!
Amazing food, amazing service from every employee there! I do apologize my for my energy while I was there caused 3 broken glasses! I'll be curious to know if anymore broke after we left. Haha I teased the waiter it was just me and I'm sorry! Lol really enjoyed everything. The take home pizza was incredible.
Great food and fun place. Showed up with party of 6 and they treated us very well. Service was excellent.
Wow! The food and service were top notch. Everything was delicious, from the pizza, wings, salad, fried mozzarella and more...
There wasn't an empty seat in the place for the two hours we were there. One table would leave and it would be filled within minutes on a Thursday night. Definitely check this place out, if you're in the area.
Wow. We have passed this place several times in the past year and never thought of stopping. We will never make that mistake again. This place was was incredible!!!!! We shared an amazing Caesar salad and the truffle fries. We also shared a wood fire pizza and the lasagna special. Amazing food!!! Our server was Billy and he was so knowledgeable on the menu and guided us in the right way. We will definitely be back and we will tell everyone to go!!! Can't wait for my next visit to try the eggplant stack.
The best Italian food in Brevard. Everything is made fresh to order. Loved the eggplant stack for appetizer or lunch. The pizza was a crisp crust with great flavor. Chicken salad is large enough to share, also a great lunch choice. The Chicken Sinatra was over the top good. You really can't make a bad choice.
First time here and only have positive things to say. From the service to the food me and my bf has a great time. Very big portions of everything including the appetizers so make sure to share or only get one. We were already full by the time our food came. I had pizza and it was delicious and made in a fire wood grill and my bf has chicken parm. We are from Cali but will make sure to come back when we are in Florida. Forgot our waiters name but he has dreadlocks up to his shoulder. He was really great and made the time to really talk to us and all the tables. Everyone would ask if we needed anything at all times. The service is jut great. Highly recommend this place if u want to have delicious food and be treated great.
I've been here a few times now. The pizza, eggplant stack app, and calamari are all really good. Some of their specials look awesome, but we are usually in the mood for pizza when we go here. This place is busy. The atmosphere could be better with some booths, partitions, or anything to breakup the large open room. Seating barside at the kitchen is pretty cool if you are a party of two...so you can still carry a conversation. Service is OK, but the food is good.
This restaurant really surprised me!! We couldn't decide what to order so we ordered a little bit of everything. Charcuterie platter was one of the best I have ever had. Michelin starred restaurants could learn a few things from Zarrella's!! The house made mozzarella was knock your socks off delicious. Grilled octopus appetizer had so much flavor and was so complex that we vowed to order every time we visit. Last but no least the croquettes were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Super tasty with the house made marinara.
We loved the food so much we grabbed a pizza to go and a dessert.
All of the staff were kind and friendly but Matt our server was top notch!! Thanks Matt for all of your insight and recommendations.
Tried the desserts that night and the cannoli filling was homemade!! I'm in heaven!!!
Good pizza. Sauce and crust could use just a little work, but solid toppings, cheese. Not bad at all.
Jaden was awesome!!! The food was awesome!!!
Keep it up boys!!! A must stop for food and drinks!!!
Wonderful food... by far the best pizza and pasta! We were very satisfied food and service. A+
Great food & great service. You can tell the young waitstaff is mentored well. Great attitudes. ?
Always great food and wonderful service.
Amazing is an understatement. Thank you Meg for the great service! We’ll definitely make the drive from Melbourne just for the atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back to try another great dish!
The aroma when I enter tells me to get ready for a great meal and I have never been disappointed
We had the most amazing meal ever! Jubilee was very attentive and very friendly! My husband ordered Veal Sinatra! He loved it! I ordered a lobster tail that was split, VERY lightly breaded, sauteed in a butter and white wine reduction. It was fabulous!
This place was absolutely amazing if I could give you 10 stars I would!! Thanks so much fo a great experience ??
Great food! Great people! Can't ask for much more than that!
Hats off to the chef. I know people say things like ...”that was the best sauce ever” but THAT really WAS the best sauce ever. And the person tossing the pizza was entertaining. It was better than the food we got in Italy. ?
I'm giving Zarrella's a Four out of Five. This was our fourth time there but for lunch. All the other times have been at dinner time. Service wasn't that great at lunch time. They had one server and one server assistant. We had to keep asking for extra dressing and bread. We didn't even get the bread. However at dinner time, they are running on all cylinders. I would suggest dinner if you want a great dining experience.
This little gem is right next to the mini-golf course, you can't miss it and must try it. We went here for the wood fire pizza. The pizza which was a home made dough and tossed like the old days. Awesome flavor from the sauce and toppings were fresh. The breadsticks were a little oily, but very good. Loved the meatball with fresh mozzarella cheese. Fast seating and service. Definitely worth eating at this Italian restaurant!!
Service was awesome, food was fabulous, very happy with the experience. Recommend for Italian in Cocoa Beach area!
We drive almost an hour to eat here! Best pizza and I could eat just their rissoto as a meal! Best ever! Don't think you have your mind made up after looking at the menu if you have not yet seen their specials! Everything here is amazing! Including the service! We have had many different servers and none have fallen short of exceptional!
Amazing food, amazing staff...owners are always present and are very concerned about every detail!! I had the best stuffed pork chop !!! Can't go wrong with any dish on the menu!! I eat there a few times a month!!
Excellent food and wine in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The staff is friendly and attentive. Definitely has the ambiance of family Italian restaurant.
The risotto was to die for. Dinner was amazing and our waiter, Jaden, was excellent.
Great food! We had the homemade mozzarella sticks with marinara which were delicious. Our other dishes were personal pizza, penna vodka, and ribeye cheese steak sandwich with fries which all were awesome. Plus great service.
Excellent service. Amazing staff. We had a group of 20 and the rest of the restaurant was full. They were very quick and attentive. Food was great! Loved seeing the specials on the iPad! Highly recommended
Jaden at zarrella's was amazing outstanding service hands down !!!
Great service. Amazing food. Best of the best servers and cooks. They all seem like they love their job!
Very very impressed by the service and food. Super clean which is a huge pet peeve to me. I’ll definitely return.
If you are looking for Italian food in Cocoa Beach, look no further than Zarrella's. At first, you might overlook this place as it is in the corner of a cheap, touristy t-shirt strip mall. But what you find inside will amaze you. We went with some friends for wine Wednesday, where all regular (not the $100 stuff) is half of.
For appetizers, we split the eggplant stack and the calamari with two different marinara sauces. The eggplant was amazing, layered with fresh mozzarella and drizzled with evoo and a bit of balsamic.
The calamari was light and crispy... not the usual chewy dreck you get at most places around Cocoa Beach.
Two of us ordered the pulpo (charred octopus), one the linguini with clam sauce and the other a special "Steak Sinatra" which included a sumptuous sauce of mushrooms, shrimp and lump crab. That's on my list for next time. ThE service was amazing, and the atmosphere is such that if you are in town on business, you could definitely entertain clients unlike some of the sleazier Italian joints (I.e. Papa Vito's, avoid at all cost).
Excellent overall experience and fantastic food... which reminds me... I think there is some Tiramisu left in the fridge. Can't wait to go back.
This is a must stop restaurant for anyone visiting the area!
We decided to come here based on the reviews and google photos and most definitely made the correct choice. We started out with the Eggplant Stack’d as our app and ended with a fire oven pizza that will rival any of the best traditional Italian family recipes I grew up with.
We can’t wait to return to enjoy the entree menu next time!
My dish was very good. Being an outstanding Italian cook myself .
I really can't say enough good things about this place. We had a group of 25, and I called the week before to see if they could accommodate us. It was one of the easiest reservations I've ever made. They asked what our price point was and created a family style meal for us that exceeded our expectations. They were also very accommodating to a couple of our party that had allergies.
The pasta, chicken, meat ball and Cannoli were all amazing.
Like many of the other reviewers, we went on the night before our cruise. We were expecting the typical Italian food-service type food you get everywhere. Especially since the place is next to some tourist-trap. However, we were blown away! The service and food was simply awesome. We did the Wood Fired Pizza. Wow, crunch and tasty. We also had a few sides which were all really good, except for the salad. It was a little bland in comparison to everything else. Finally, the prices are very, very reasonable for the quality your getting. If we are ever back in Coco Beach, we would def. be back and gladly recommend this fine place.
What an AMAZING dinner!! Food was SO good and our server Meg was the best!! Every part of our dinner was perfect!
Just left the restaurant. Great service and attention. Excellent food. You got to check it out.
Food was Fantastic. Service was just as good. Pizza was what we had and some appetizers
We went here based on Yelp recommendation. So. Good. Our server, Billy, was really great and the food was top notch. I had the wood fired personal pizza and it was as authentic as ones I've had in Philadelphia. My husband had the chicken Parmesan and he was blown away with the meal. He said it tasted like someone's Italian grandmother made it. I drank sweet tea and it was real brewed tea, not from the fountain. We each got a side salad with our meal and they were huge! Big enough to share. Very pleased and will return when in the area.
Great service, wonderful atmosphere & delicious food. A must when in Cocoa Beach ? Keep the fire burning Zarrella’s!! #sweetcaroline #sogoodsogood
We were headed to a cruise and stopped here to carb up. We were so pleasantly surprised with the cute and quaint homeliness of the restaurant. Everyone was so nice and greeted us as soon as we walked in. Our waiter, Veli, showed us all the new additions to the menu on an iPad, which was pretty cool. Lots of different options that looked very delectable. It was so hard to choose! I was extremely satisfied with my meal; everything tasted more than exceptional. My glass was never empty and there were never any empty plates on the table. The service was quite impeccable and so refreshing to see, just a walk away from our hotel.
Our waiter also brought us complementary cannolis because it was raining to hold us over till it stops. Love this place! I am planning on returning again after a trip!
Food is amazing!!! And the staff is so warm and welcoming. I highly recommend this place!
We had the pleasure of dining at Zarrella's this evening. We were seated quickly and the specials explained. We ordered our drinks and a bottle of wine for the table. Our server was very well informed about the menu and wine. He took our orders and brought the wine to the table. He properly poured a sample pour and then proceeded with the rest of the glasses for the table. While we waited for our entrees, my son, who is on the Autism spectrum, was given a ball of pizza dough to play with by one of the chefs and my daughter soon joined the doughy fun! Our meals arrived and the foods was amazing! Everyone including my picky eater ate almost everything in front of them! The staff and the chefs are so warm and lovely! Everyone was so helpful and friendly. You can tell that the staff love what they do and have a passion for food and service! Honestly, one the best Italian meals I have ever had! Five stars doesn't seem enough to give! I highly recommend Zarrella's!
Go here!! Solid food and absolutely perfect for kids and family's. The service was so great with our huge table of toddlers and pre teens. Ask for Velly, he plated up all the kids pizza and pasta. Seriously, these people were awesome. Food was fantastic. If you are vacationing in the are go here!!!
My wife and I had dinner last night at Zarrella's. The food was very good but the experience was memorable because of our server, Billy. He started out with a warm welcome followed by the best ever explanation of the nights specials we have ever experienced. He used an iPad to not only enthusiastically explain the entrees but to also show the wonderfully prepared dishes. Throughout the dinner Billy was there to assist whenever we needed anything.
We did make a mistake and ordered pizza and salad instead of the delicious entrees we observed at nearby tables. The pizza and salads were fine but it was quickly obvious the other menu items were exceptional. Order envy was openly experienced.
To complete the fun evening the restaurant played one of our favorite song Sweet Caroline encouraging most patrons to break out in song.
We wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant and especially if Billy is your server/waiter.
An absolute surprise. Unassuming storefront restaurant but with fabulous food and great staff. Will be back without question.
My first time there but certainly not my last time! It was delicious! The food and the service everything about it was outstanding and I can’t wait to come back again. Stacked and plant was out of this world. I’m a scale from 1 to 10 I would give it 15.
Visiting from Canada. We were so impressed by the people, organization and taste of the food we had to go back twice. Blown away by the service and atmosphere. Extremely attentive and knowledgeable with tiered wait staff and memorized menus on tablets that provided visuals. Restaurant staff and patrons even broke out into song at one point during our first visit. Best experience and meal we've ever had on our travels over the years.
We found this place on a visit to Cocoa Beach. The food is great! Everything is homemade. Staff is super nice.
If you are in the area I highly recommend this place. It truly is one of the better Italian restaurants ever I've eaten at.
We we rolled into this Italian place no reservations with 11 people. The place was packed and that made seats for us. Veli the server and his partners were awesome. Great food. If your from out of town this is the place to eat.
Really good Italian food in a nice open room. Wait staff is super friendly and they coordinate well with each other. I had the Italian dinner which was sausage, meatball and pork butt with penne and a salad. Great combo. Sauce was good and they have a good wine selection. We were heading off for a cruise and it was near our hotel. Glad we ate here! Check them out.
I wish I could pick up this restaurant and all its staff and transport it back home with us. We arrived a bit before the rest of our party (of 23) and were offered drinks while we waited. The servers held the pizza and spaghetti for all our kids off to the side and made individual plates for them all. The staff sang along to Sweet Caroline and were incredibly attentive. Our server, Vellie (sp?) made suite our wine glasses were always full and gave amazing service. He even used an iPad to show us pictures of the specials as he described them. I cannot say enough about the food and the service. Meatballs, pizza, carbonara, and veal Sinatra were amazing. Everyone else in our party lived their food as well. 5 stars all the way!!! Thanks for an amazing dining experience!
So close to Jersey pizza. Thumbs up to this place!! LOVE it!
Truly loved this restaurant! So much so, we actually came back a second night in a row!!!From the amazing menu to the staff, especially Jay we will definatly be back when in the area!!
Awesome food and service!!! My new favorite Italian place hands down!!!
Awesome food and great service. Highly recommended for either lunch or dinner if you’re in Cape Canaveral.
Excellent food and awesome service!!! Our new favorite restaurant !!!
Five stars all around - excellent food quality, comfortable and fun dining atmosphere and very friendly and professional service (thanks Jay). All food is prepared fresh onsite when ordered and the long list of nightly specials has multiple options for everyone. The plating stands out and meal flavors blend together perfectly. Zarella's does it right on all counts and has become one of our favorite local establishments!
We came here for the woodfired pizza and I have to say... I was not impressed. I know they make the crust fresh but it just didn't do it for me, and the sauce tasted bland. I hate having to report this because everyone just raves about pizza here. Nope. For me, the calamari was the winner. We ordered it with the Thai sauce, called dubzy sauce. The calamari was deliciously prepared and not overcooked which is rare I find. The service was excellent. We visited on a Friday afternoon, for lunch, so there were not a lot of people waiting to dine. We finished lunch with their delicious cannolis. The cannoli shell was crisp and fresh and the chocolate chip marscapone cheese inside was fantastic. I love sitting outside with my dog but I wish the tables were not on the main street and rather on the side of the building where it would've been quieter.
This place was awesome. We stopped here for dinner the night before our cruise and it and exceeded our expectations. We were a little reluctant due to it being attached to a typical beach tourist shop, but there were not many options within walking distance.
The wait staff was super nice, and the food was incredible. Everything was hand made daily, and authentic cuisine. I'd highly recommend this place.
Great service, while family likes the food. Pizza, spaghetti, red snapper, and chicken Sinatra was all good. And a free well drink for checking in!
Excellent! Our waiter Jay Santiago took great care of us!
My wife and I found this place back in November on our way to a Cruise. The owner Dustin was very friendly and passionate about his business. He explained every item on the menu to us and even showed some of the seasonal specialty items that he creates. We told him that it was our Anniversary and he made us some great cannoli and some of his sauted long peppers. Great experience, We told him that we would be back soon. After the cruise we came back and brought our family to experience what we initially did on our first visit. The food was awesome!! My cousin said she'd drive an hour just to come eat here. I'm trying to get Dustin to move to Austin, Texas. The food is so fresh and flavorful. They do not use microwaves or heat lamps so when your food is done you get it. Hot and fresh! This is our new go to spot! Oh and the staff...: simply awesome! See yah in Austin!!
Robert and Karen
Are you kidding me?!? I feel like I'm in Italy. Possibly the best Italian food I have EVER had. My wife is Italian...
This is a fun restaurant. The food was fairly good, the wait staff professional and the prices very competitive.
I had spaghetti and meatballs. I prefer a more "tomatoy" taste to my sauce, but this is more personal preference than a critism of the restaurant. The pasta is obviously made on the premises. Lots of people on a week night here. Fun atmosphere. I will be back!
Great food and excellent service! Best ever meatball per our picky 8 year old. Our new favorite spot in Cocoa.
Zarrella’s is one of those rare restaurants where it really doesn’t matter what you order. It’s all that delicious.
Excellent on food, service and cleanliness everytime! My favorite Italian restaurant !!
Food and service amazing! Worth the visit even on a busy night.
The service is over the top. Attentive, accurate, professional. The food was great for all the meals in a large party. Great time, will make it a favorite. Excellent concept by the owner.
Unbelievably good! So hard to find such a perfect thin pizza an Zarrella's nailed it! I am locked in as a full time customer now!
Definitely not a pizzeria! Open spaced Italian restaurant that also serves pizza.
After ordering our meal from a interesting menu and very nice specials of the day, they give everyone a cup of delicious pasta fagiole. Excellent taste.
The appetizer meatball and ricotta is superb. The red sauce with it is one of the best I've had. Rich and hearty.
The lasagna bolegnese was excellent. Good portion and very tasty. The chicken special was ok. Presentation was nice, but chicken was undercooked and not hot. Tasted good once cooked.
The garlic bread served with entrees was very tasty.
Wine list is diverse and reasonably priced.
Great calamari, pizza night - we had delish white pizza w/sausage and the eggplant pizza. Great service (Jay) :) we'll be back to try the veal and some great looking dishes.
The Cesar salad was huge. More than enough for two people. Not the best Cesar i have ever eaten but lettuce was crisp and fresh.
We ordered the pizza. Meat balls, pepperoni, mushrooms and onion. Very tasty and crust was good but not as crisp as as we like it. Probably will go back but will try the pasta next time. Service was very good.
Some of the best Italian food I have eaten in a restaurant in a long time and we are Italian !!! the service was wonderful the atmosphere great everyone was so helpful the owner and his sons came to say hello to us couldn't ask for a better dining experience. A must visit if you are in this area
Great pizza, the crust was perfect, sauce amazing and the toppings are incredible. We got mushrooms and ham, the mushrooms were fresh and the ham was in bite sized bits. Delivered to Florida Beer Company with no problems.
Absolutely outstanding as always!!! Food and service were excellent!!!
Amazing food and experience! The staff was so pleasent.
Best cannoli I have ever had, food was fast, authentic, and delicious. Great people great environment. Thank you!
This restaurant is worth rerouting our trips down so that we can eat here. Nothing compares to it at home if you want pizza!
We love Zarrella's! Food and service is always top-notch. Great for pizza and sandwiches for lunch or for a date night dinner.
Enjoyable experience and delicious food, with good service considering the large size of our party.
Easy to drive by, not so much once you’ve eaten here! This is a hidden gem in Cape Canaveral that has the feel of a local restaurant but big time when it comes to the food and service. Daily specials that will knock you out of your seat!
You won’t be disappointed!
We found this place on a visit to Cocoa Beach. The food is great! Everything is homemade. Staff is super nice.
If you are in the area I highly recommend this place. It truly is one of the better Italian restaurants ever eaten at.
This is a solid 10 stars. From the moment you walk in the door, the service is amazing. Everything is prepared from scratch for each order. No hot lights with food sitting waiting for the other orders to be prepared. Appetizers are divided at the table by the wait staff, and presented to each person. Incredible daily specials complement the menu. From the wood fired pizzas to the main dishes, you won't find a better dining experience. Special nights include 1/2 price wine nights. Reservations required for large groups. Sit at the bar at watch the magic of the chefs. Sing along with "Sweet Caroline." The best restaurant on the beach, and nothing compares within 100 miles.
Enjoyed celebrating our one year anniversary in Cape Canaveral! The Zarella's staff enjoys working there and they run a tight ship! Food was prepared quickly, each dish was inspected by the owner prior to being sent out, and it all tasted amazing. The servers were on top of their tables and extremely knowledgeable about their menu/specials.
We sat at the wine bar and got a great pizza tossing show. To the person who posted a review about how they do not use the wood oven... every pizza we saw prepared went directly into the wood burning oven, please ignore the non helpful reviews.
We were able to join in with all the other guests and sing their signature Sweet Caroline. The owner made it a point to come by and wish us a happy anniversary, and finished the evening off with a plate of delicious cannolis. Certainly will be returning the next time we visit Cape Canaveral!
Visiting from NC and got a recommendation from a waitress at another restaurant. Pure fresh Italian food, awesome. Wish I could take this place home with me!
Nice varieties great selection really enjoyed the service and pizza sorry I didn't find you sooner
A fun and energetic vibe as everyone in the restaurant spontaneously busted into a verse of Sweet Caroline ... service was amazing and food was delicious. We don't eat out much because it's usually just 'okay'... my experience at Zarellas makes me want to dine out there more often and try the rest of the menu! Highly recommend
First time visit. Our waiter, Ben, described several specials of the evening with accompanied photos via an iPad. I chose the red snapper and shrimp which was fabulous. My wife asked for a pizza not listed on the menu and they happily obliged. It was delicious - with a thin, crispy crust. The calamari appetizer was also very good, although rather small. Nice atmosphere (other than being quite loud), prompt and friendly service and scrumptious food. Can't wait to return.
Fantastic, wood - fire pizza! Friendly staff!
I'm addicted to this place. Made from scratch after I place my order. Whoa. The difference blows me away. Now I'm spoiled and won't go anywhere else.
We had a party of 6 eating at the end of a long day. The servers, hostess, all of the staff are very friendly, nice, and personable. The food was excellent, from the breadsticks to the pizza, to the veal, all cooked to perfection. An island favorite!
My boy Joe was the best waiter ever 5 stars give them to Joe
The sauce in the Chicken Sinatra was awesome! Kids loved the pizza. My kids devoured the beautiful desserts served that came with a shot glass of milk! Fun and friendly staff! Highly recommend!
I went to Zarrella's with my husband on our way up the eastern coast of Florida for a weekend trip. This was our first visit. The restaurant is located in a small strip mall near the Port.
The vibe inside is very warm and welcoming and the attention from the waiter (Jay) to the owners was very attentive.
I ordered the Meatball Salad and my husband ordered the combo meal. Both were excellent. As a matter of fact while we were waiting for our meal one of the owners brought out a small bowl for each of us to sample a pasta soup that was very tasty. If this is something new they are thinking of putting on the menu I said absolutely I would order it again.
Zarrella's is a fairly new restaurant that will hopefully be around for many years. It will definitely be on my go to list when I visit the Cape Canaveral area.
This is my favorite restaurant in Cocoa Beach! The food is great and the staff is beyond reproach. Anything you order is made on the spot at the time of ordering. And the owners are the nicest young men. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. Their "Sunday Gravy" is delish . Can not say enough. When in CB I eat there at least 3 times a week. You really have to try Zarrellas you won't be disappointed.
This is a great place all around. The food was delicious and service was awesome. Will definitely visit again when we are in town!
Delicious food and an amazing serving staff!! We were looking for a place with good food and wine but still kid friendly. This did not disappoint. We will definitely be back on our next vacation!!
We checked it out on Friday night. They were busy, but no wait. It is a very open space so it can be a little loud, but not so loud that you can't have a conversation.
Drinks: Pepsi products, boo. No happy hour, boo. At least consider a happy hour! Their house wine was $7 a glass, so it'd be easy to discount a dollar or two.
Food: the pizza was very good. Thin crust, lots of crunch, just like we like it. We also had chicken picatta. It's different than many Italian restaurants, but good. Many places serve it as a cutlet, this was in chunks. The sauce was tasty with a thicker consistency than usual. It came with risotto instead of pasta, which was a tasty variation. We had tiramisu for dessert, very light and delicious! It also came with 2 small cannolis. Yum!
Service: EXCELLENT. Billy was our server. He was funny and attentive. There was also other staff delivering drinks, clearing dishes and so on. All around great job. We will be back for sure!
Great food, service and atmosphere. You feel like your on vacation!
Oh, I am on vacation. Ben is a great waiter!
The Dubzy wings r totally awesome best ever ?????????? Can't say enough but u must try them
Wonderful services and great food! Definitely worth going to.
Excellent service, food was delicious and prepared perfectly. The chicken marsala melts in your mouth! The linguini and clams are also very good. Finish your meal with a delicious cannoli.
This was our first time dining here and it was recommended by our airbnb hosts. We got a chicken, onion, arugula, and bacon pizza and it was delicious! You can tell the ingredients are fresh. We also got free wells for checking in! Our waiter was Ben and he was friendly, professional and patient with us as it took some time to decide what to get. Would definitely recommend this place !
Ben our server was great. The food was incredible and the music was awesome. We also got free wells for checking in which was a nice bonus! Would definitely recommend.
This place was amazing. I forgot to take pictures if the food but it was so good. The service was great from everyone there and our server 'Billy the Kid' knew his stuff. Great personality, friendly, and explained all the specials with great detail. An awesome place that i will definetly return to.
Delicious caprese salad, Caesar salad, and pizzas. I especially enjoyed the brick oven pizza. Certainly equal to any pizzeria in New York or New Jersey. Friendly staff and very reasonable prices. Highly recommended if you're in the area
We had the eggplant stack'd, ribeye cheesesteak, and pizza for lunch. Everything was delicious! They had reasonable prices and a very clean restaurant. The owner waited on us personally. Highly recommended, we will definitely be back here!
Live music was great, great food and drinks. Would definitely go again. Staff was attentive and very accommodating. A++++
We were instantly greeted at the door with a welcoming smile and were seated right away. I liked how the specials or non menu items were presented visually using an iPad. The meatball ricotta and red fried mozzarella were delicious! We also had the brick oven pizza with half cheese and cherry tomatoes and half with pineapple and prosciutto (next time would do ham!) My only suggestion is that Italian music be played instead of freestyle to make it more authentic!!
We were visiting Cocoa Beach for our annual week at our timeshare. After several days of hanging out at the beach, my son asked to play mini golf. There are a few different mini golf places but we chose Jungle Village Golf in Cape Canaveral due to it being the cheapest at $5 a person. Zarrella's is located in the same plaza. After our round of golf, we were hungry. The smell coming from Zarrella's was amazing. We decided to give it a try and I'm so pleased that we did. We were seated immediately and our server was extremely attentive. My two sons shared a 15" large pizza for $14. We were given the option of Wood Fired or Brick Oven. We choose the Brick Oven. It was so yummy. They ate 3 slices each! I ordered the Three Cheese Calzone with Marinara $10 lunch special. My husband ordered the Meatball Sub with fries $10 lunch special. He said the meatball sub was good, nothing special. My calzone, however, was super yummy. I asked the server if they had been there long and he said they've been there for 8 months. He mentioned that they were also opening a smaller place in Cocoa Beach near Coconuts. I highly recommend Zarrella's. They have an extensive menu, lunch specials, and weekly promotions. We'll be back again!
Great find! This small family owes Italian Joint is doing food right. Restaurants near the beach can be hit or miss. Tucked into a shopping plaza on the non-beach side it could Be easy to overlook. After a day at the Kennedy Space Center (with less than average food and overpriced lunch) the kids wanted pizza but the adults really didn't. We were sat within 5mins. The whole place maybe seats 100 with a bar facing the kitchen. They changed some of the menus but I love that they used an IPad to explain the new options with photos. We had a friend ravioli appetizer with homemade ricotta filling... Amazing! My non-cheese water son had the meatball app (without the ricotta cheese) also very good. For dinner the kids had pizza one with and one without cheese. Should have asked them to do 1/2 &1/2 as it was too much for either even at a personal size.but very good. I had veal parm which was tender and crispy. My husband had veal osso bucco with homemade papparedell pasta he said was excellent. All desserts come with 2 cannoli and we're also excellent. Billy our waiter was engaging and knowledgeable.. we will definitely come back and you should go now.. like right now!
This was the very best sauce I have had since papa (my dad) was here! The bread, the eggplant, perfect. I was there last tuesday afternoon with my dog. We sat outside at the bistro tables. Met the chefs and what a great staff. The food was excellent. Thank you Dennis and Dennis!
The food is delicious, I got the seafood linguini and it was well worth the $25--super fresh and great flavor! Our waitress Emily was really nice and a down to earth cool girl. She was well informed and helpful in choosing a meal and dessert. This is a great restaurant and I'll be back next time I'm in Cape Canaveral!
We have lived in Merritt Island for 15 years. We go out every Friday night on "date night" and have been searching for something different. WE FOUND IT!
We arrived at 4:45p. Plenty of room at bar and tables. We noticed a nice mix of families with young kids, multi-generational diners and "dates" (us!)
We were seated right away and our server, Ben, gave us a short and informative description of Zarrella's and why it is different! After we had our drinks, he pulled out a tablet and showed pictures of tonight's specials. EVERYTHING is made in house. Even the Mozzarella!!! The staff was attentive but not hovering. One of the owner/partners Mike Zarrella spent a few minutes at our table. We saw him check in with many other customers. Surprisingly, he sent us a plate of assorted yummy desserts. He didn't even know it was my husband's birthday dinner.
OH...and the staff...I mean ALL the staff break into singing when certain songs come on. Patrons happily joined in. It felt like an authentic Italian family. The food....comes out steaming hot and perfectly cooked. Chicken Sinatra with Shrimp....and Linguini with Clam Sauce. Garlic Knots, Fresh Spinach...BTW...My husband has a severe shellfish allergy and Ben paid careful attention when we mentioned it. He reassured us the food is prepared separately. We ordered a pizza to go..after dinner! Yes, we will return..many times. There are lots of items I need to try on this varied menu!!
The food is so good. So. Good. I thought Italian at a pizza place would probably be so so. I was wrong. The food was amazing. Everything from the breadsticks to the cappuccino. Even the cannoli was the best I've ever eaten. And I don't usually enjoy cannoli. I had linguini and clams, my husband had chicken parm, my son had chicken wing appetizer as dinner. Others in our party had two of the specials, which were both incredibly amazing. We had cheesecake and a berry cake, with delicious cappuccino. Hands down my new favorite place in town. Highly recommend you try it out.
Surprisingly great food. We've had the pizza which we think is great, so we tried a sit down dinner. Food and service were terrific. Its a noisy place which prevented the fifth star. but definitely worth the visit. A little pricey for this area.
The service is very attentive. The waiter made helpful suggestions. The atmosphere is very lively. The portions are large. You can probably share and entree unless you're very hungry.
This place was great and only 8 months new! Awesome, attentive service and amazing food! All the pasta made daily and in house. What to get:
Their Chicken Sinatra was soooo delicious. A thicker creamy sauce with sauted mushrooms topped with shrimp and a side of risotto!
The lasagna daily special was to die for! Very large portion (we split a lasagna and Caesar salad) but one of the best lasagnas I've ever had!
The truffle fries with Parmesan. Yes.
And to pair with it all- the Wild Horse Pinot Noir was a perfect recommendation from our waiter, Ben, who by the way was a fantastic waiter for our group of 5!
AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF- this amazing dessert. I could go back for seconds. YUM.
The owner, Michael, was so friendly and told us they are opening another location down the road called Little Z's. Can't wait to try it out on our next vacation!!!
We had dinner here the night before our cruise. We had traveled from the West Coast earlier in the day and were exhausted. The restaurant was a short walk from our hotel and honestly, we weren't expecting much. But, the food and the service were absolutely wonderful! I had the Chicken Marsala with Sinatra sauce and it was amazing. The servers are very friendly. We will definitely eat here again when we return for our next cruise!
We ate here twice on a recent visit. Once before our cruise and after the cruise. All I can is delicious. The first time we had some pizza and you can tell the dough is fresh, very good pizza. We also had some specials red snapper the pork chop and both were super. Don't forget desert it was as delicious as the food. I like that they treat you like family.
A spaghetti and meatball place when it first opened--but last night the mussels, clams and crab meat were outstanding! Busy, popular new spot, with excellent service
Excellent service with waitstaff who interact and aim to please! Delicious eggplant stack and the specials were delightful to our palate. The food focuses on being served hot and well presented with garnishes that add flavor. Reasonable prices, for example a bottle of tasty red wine for $20! Ambiance was comfortable and upbeat! Try it out and enjoy a scrumptious meal and memorable evening!
My wife and i stayed at the Radisson Resort GREAT place aswell . We walked to Zarrella's Italian & Wood Fired Pizza OH MY GOD the Pizza was FANTASTIC and HUGE also the breadsticks were great Margaret (our server) was great as well when it came to explaining all the foods. Would highly recommend this lovely place .
Decided to update my review. Zarellas has gluten free dish items which is a relief to someone who has to eat G-free due to disease. Their wings are REALLY good.
Haven't tried their pizza. It's really frustrating that their website says that they make Gluten free pizza but they really don't. Should update it. A lot of people are dealing with disease and want to be able to eat normal so looking into gluten free flour/crust/whatever night be worthwhile. I know gluten free crusts and flour doesn't come out the same as "normal" pizza but people who have to eat gluten free already know this and are happy just to get what they can.
I've always been treated really great by all staff everyone I've went.
They also gave ice to residents after hurricane Matthew and that was super helpful.
Zarellas is the best pizza place to support around here. Don't bother with Papa Vitos, their food is mad gross and always burnt and inedible. Also no gluten free options.
This restaurant was fantastic! They accommodated our party of 25! They served us family style meals. The wait staff was attentive and met all needs that our party had. This is the best restaurant around!
Awesome place, terrific addition to our community. All three of us totally had a terrific experience and meal! Welcome to Cape Canaveral and I'm confident the locals are welcoming you with open arms!
All I can say is wow, the food and service were of the chart, had some pizza and it was really good and fresh. My son had. ref snapper it was very taste. We had the house salad very taste. had some deserts and they were very good also. Wish I loved to keep going back to try more of there food
My husband makes the best spaghetti and meatball dinner, only rivaled by Zarrella's. Eggplant and mozzarella stacks, dubzy sauce on calamari, 5-meat lasagne, Steak Sinatra, their delicious house salad - yum. No rush to get you in and out for a table turnover, just great aromas and a dining experience you'll tell all your friends about. Thanks Dennis, Dustin, Nick, Mike and the staff - and good luck with Little Z's Cocoa Beach dining.... Big Fans - Wayne and Vicki Owens, Cape Canaveral
Had a great dinner before our Disney Cruise. The best service we have ever had. The pizza was delicious and the garlic bread sticks were too! Would definitely do it again. Everyone was so friendly!
The pizza was wonderful, but the service was even better. Would highly recommend to everyone.
The food was excellent, we had brick oven pizza and spaghetti and meatballs. The wait staff was also excellent. Very friendly and attentive.
Delicious, authentic Italian food, they make their own mozzarella. My boyfriend and I love this place. Do yourself a favor and eat here soon.
We had the x-large wood fire pizza with pepperoni and the fried mozzarella with red sauce. Both were amazing and our waiter even cut up our fried mozzarella and served each of us!! Prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend!
Nick did a amazing job! Good was awesome. We wasn't expecting the pizza to be that good. The cheese. The cheese, something about the cheese.
Worth the stop for sure!
Place is excellent . The food was superb and serve was nice and friendly
Wonderful food excellent service! Thank you Veli!
Excellent food and service.
Saturday I was looking for a new Merritt Island place to eat as I am staying in the area. A friend recommended Zarrella's. Husband came up and we went on a date. With the menu choices, and Jay (our server) I felt like I was in NY. Jay was fabulous in explaining the entrees and he reminded me of a beloved brother in law in NY. We ordered the meatball appetizer, The Italian Dinner (pasta, salad, sausage, meatball, and pork) and Linguini Pescatore (lobster, shrimp, lump crab, clams, and mussels). With a Yelp check in you get a free well drink! Marty is not one to rave about food but he went on and on about that meatball and the garlic knots. AMAZING! Both of our dinners were amazing as well-I took a lot of mine home. The flavor was wonderful and authentic and the portions generous. We just couldn't do dessert but I did have Jay's special Cappuccino-he whips the amaretto into the froth. Marty told me that first night that he would drive from Grant (where we live) to eat here (1hr drive).
Sunday I had friends over to swim and told them about Zarrella's- they love Italian food I sent them the info via phone-not sure they would really go that evening. Marty came up for a date after they left and said he wanted to go back to Zarrella's for pizza. This time our server was Ben and he was great. Lo and behold Johann and Patricia were there and they loved it. Marty and I had a wood-fired sausage and mushroom pizza. Each topping was 75 cents-Marty said we got at least 5$ worth of sausage on the pizza. The sausage is made in house daily and I will tell you I am fussy about sausage. This was THE BEST Italian Sausage I have ever had. Marty said it was the best pizza he had ever had.
My friend Jo went on Tuesday-she had the chicken parmigiana and said it was amazing! I can't help it-when something is great I will tell you.
Owners visited /talked with us both nights.
Don't miss this place. Be sure to check out their daily specials( I posted a picture). I cannot wait to go back!
Excellent risotto, meatballs and sausage. A diverse authentic Italian menu appeals to all appetites. This is not your typical pizza or Italian shopping strip joint - it's the real thing. Meals made to order. Recommend dinner over lunch.
Pizza could use more toasting; after all, it's supposed to be baked in wood fired oven.
After our cruise, we stopped here again before leaving for NY. We were craving for pizza, and NY was still far away, so decided to try theirs. Zarrellas did not disappoint us! We asked for thin crust, and well done, and that is exactly what we got. The sauce was flavorful, not too greasy, which means the cheese was high quality. I also ordered the pasta in vodka sauce. Both items were delicious, and the staff was great!
My BF and I stopped here on our way to Fort Lauderdale from NY. After a long drive, we needed a good meal, and that's exactly what we got. The decor was nice, and I like the open kitchen concept. I had the Chicken Sinatra with shrimp, and my bf had the veal parm. Both dishes were delicious, and good portion size for the price. We also had the Cesar salad, truffle fries and eggplant parm for appetizers( yes, we were very hungry), all were delicious!
The staff were extremely nice, and attentive.
Oh so yummy. Hidden gem next to a mini golf on A1A. Pizza excellent. Garlic sticks with marinara, delicious. Service attentive but not hovering even though we were one of 3 parties in for lunch on this particular day. It's off the "tourist" path so for those of us who hate the invaders of our cozy coast, it won't be inundated with the rude and ignorant.
FABULOUS food! Great staff! Good times!
One word...GO! Fantastic service; so friendly; awesome atmosphere. The food (which we ordered a lot of, all came SO fast). We got the parmesan truffle fries, which were seasoned so well and were delicious. Also ordered the garlic knots, and they, too, were so yummy. Our 5 year old got a cheese pizza, and we've never seen him eat so much before! He couldn't get enough of it! He never ever eats the crust of pizza, but he did here! He loved it! Our 3 year old got the kids chicken fingers and fries, and they were good! We ordered the 18" brick oven pizza with meatball as the topping. It was so good. Wish we were in the area longer, as we would definitely make a 2nd trip here if we were. Highly recommend a stop here!
I have ordered from Zarella's countless times and always been impressed and just AMAZED at the quality quantity EVERYTHING!!!
The food was great
Wow. What can I say. Coming back soon. Got the 18 inch with pepperoni sausage and mushroom. Btw mushrooms are fresh not marinated. Great good great music.
My husband, Pete and I had an early dinner at Zarella's today. Jay was our waiter. We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, service was excellent and prices were reasonable. We definitely will go back!
Best beach Italian run by some goodfellas. Ribeye pepperoni pizza, red drum fish, al dente spinach. Tiramisu, complimentary cannoli. Bellisimo.
Last night I went and they have the best customer service. I mean they gave me a free meal for a plate that did not take that long to come out and offer free deserts. The Alfredo sauce is to die for, couldn't not stop eating the pasta. Both of my kids and wife loved it, will come back again. Thanks!
Just lost a star. We're regulars at lunch and just ordered our first delivery meal.
The Chicken Piccata came in a small container, and the container was only 1/4 full, kind of lumped up in one corner of the container. Less than a lunch serving. Very sad. Six chunks of chicken and a cup of risotto. Maybe. We ordered a salad (thankfully) and breadsticks too. So for $34 (plus tip) we are still hungry. And a little bit angry. I feel we just got the 'tourist-in-a-hotel' serving. Not good. Hopefully this was a mistake, because we're big fans of the place.
Awesome authentic Italian food! I would give this restaurant 4.5 stars if I could. Service was awesome! We loved the open kitchen and watching the interaction of the kitchen and staff--All employees take pride in their jobs and it runs like a well oiled machine. I assume the person who was the owner was on staff running food, interacting with customers, and checking in on both. He was genuinely happy and proud of this restaurant which is really cool for a patron to see. Our kids loved the pasta, and the pizza was absolutely delicious!! My eggplant stack was bit under seasoned and the calamari was over salted, which is why I couldn't give it 5 stars. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation to anyone in the area looking for a good Italian meal!
The Best I have ever eaten
The service is outstanding and the food is incredible we had the pizza and the chicken alfredo. They were both delicious and very fresh.
We received excellent service and DELICIOUS food - most especially their pizza! The best we have ever had! (Cesar salad was large enough for us to share!) Highly recommend!
We found this gem while walking from our hotel to find a nice meal. We were pleasantly surprised when we stumbled upon this place. Real authentic Italian food just like Nonna use to make! Their pizza is so amazing and the fried Mozzarella and pastina made my mouth water. The best thing besides the incredible service was the prices. For what you get in food you are paying pennies in comparison. So much food little from my pocketbook! Will be going back again!
The service was super friendly and attentive. The food was very flavorful and in gigantic portions. What more can you ask for? We'll definitely be back.
Excellent Italian food! Love the meatballs! Glad to find a great Italian restaurant in Cape Canaveral.
Food is so fresh and atmosphere is fun!
I came to Zarellas on Sunday by chance, the restaurant was busy but we were able to get a table. Our server Jay was terrific
He explained the specials and gave us a visual on a tablet which actually helped us make our choices. To begin we had a special mozzarella stack which was layered with tomato prosciutto arugula dressed in a wonderful balsamic dressing topped with shaved cheese. I ordered a Linguine and seafood special and my date had a Chicken Sinatra with shrimp that was delightful. Jay was able to talk us into a great chocolate cake that came with two mini Canolis that were delicious.
Although we had no intention of having dessert I am glad we did. I would like to thank the owners the great chef and especially Jay for making our dining experience a memorable one. We look forward to our next visit.
Came in for dinner during rush hour and was accommodated immediately. Our server presented the specials to us and made them sound irresistible. I chose the Italian American dinner based on his suggestion and was beyond impressed. Everything from the food to the atmosphere to the price was impeccable. We will be back often as the food and service were first rate. Finished off with a delicious cup of cappuccino. The best part of our experience was our server Matteo. His table side service was awesome and we would come back just to see him.
Excellent Pizza! Great Caesar salad with homemade dressing!
Got delivery while on vacation. Pizzas weren't amazing but definitely decent. Prime rib = yum
Hands down a must try. Great food. Great service. Family and friends own and run it. Fresh fresh fresh.
Pizza was spot on. Wood fired and super good. I'm from out of town and getting on a cruise ship tomorrow. Maya was our server and very accommodating. The atmosphere is fun ( can be loud) but makes it that much more fun.
Terrific place. Had rhe ribeye steak that was awesome.
Our waiter, Matteo was fantastic. Very attentive .
First off, I'm a little offended by the 4 stars. This place is amazing. 5 stars for sure. The food is authentic the prices are almost TOO low. To be honest I tipped $10 on a $15 tab. I felt like I should be paying more. I love this place. Never in my life have I wanted to marry an actual restaurant, but tonight I actual felt a romantic connection. I love this place.
This place is amazing!!! ALL the staff are extremely personable, this is a must stop place to eat!!!
Food was excellent, service was incredible, very affordable and friendly!!! You have to try their meatballs!!!
Awesome Italian food. Very fresh. Made to order. We split app, salad, entree and dessert. Served us family style. Great service. The best Italian in Cape Canaveral. Can't wait to go back. Try the meatballs. Excellent!!!
I heard the food here was great so wanted to try a bit of everything. Got the capresa salad, calamari - two types the Dubzy was my FAVORITE! A MUST try! As well as the eggplant stacked appetizer. The food was delicious, the place is impecable, great presentation , and the best part is the service. From the waiters , who constantly checked in to see if I needed anything , to the executive chef/ owner who came over to ask if I enjoyed the meal, as well as his partners Dennis, Mike and Nick. Everyone was extremely welcoming. I will definitely be back !
Zarrellas is a Home Run! Myself and a group of friends had dinner only a few days after they opened and we were all impressed. Pizza from the wood fired oven was delicious. Then we sampled the menu and it was all good or better....real authentic sauce or gravy as it should known and great service. My girlfriend had the fresh SNAPPER SPECIAL and I had the VEAL SINATRA(killer dish at a great price). The beer and wine had a limited but well thought out selection...We will be back!
Fabulous dinner on their opening night. So wonderful to share their joy of a job well done and a dream come true. Congratulations, and thanks for a superb meal and atmosphere!!!
My family and I were staying at the Radisson across the way and decided to go to Zarellas for dinner. The food was great and so were their prices. I loved the eggplant stack'd, it was perfectly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. My family loved the garlic knots they offer 12 for only $3.50, we couldn't get enough! Our daughters loved the penne vodka, calamari and pizza. We finished up our meals with with some gelato, tiramisu was my personal favorite. The staff was so warm and welcoming. We returned for lunch on Saturday and had their wood fired pizza, this will be our new spot when visiting Cape Canaveral. Thank you for the great food and service!
My family and I enjoyed an amazing dinner here on our vacation! By far the best meal we've ever had in Cape Canaveral. The food is cooked to order even their pasta (which gave the pasta a nice bite) the ingredients are fresh you taste it with every bite. I recommend trying the cheese steak! As well as any of their pizzas made in the coal fired pizza. I will definitely be coming back for more!
Our group started with a stacked mozzarella app (a special) that was delicious as well as the meatballs, garlic knots and calamari with its slight spicy kick that gave it a unique twist! So good! My daughter had the Chicken Piccata which she said was cooked well and the best she had ever tasted. I had the Veal Sinatra which was delicious! The sauce was so flavorful and well balanced! The risotto served with was yummy as well. I was impressed with the quality for such reasonable prices. We loved the gelato and especially the cannoli. There were three small ones which were the perfect filling to pastry ratio. Will definitely be back when vacationing in the area again!
Had lunch with 3 friends today. Service was superb. Food excellent. I had the red snapper which was lightly breaded and served with a tasty sauce with broccoli rabe. Friend had the meatball and risotto. Meatball was large and flavorful. Second friend had the pork with red sauce and fresh ricotta which was prepared perfectly. We enjoyed a bottle of wine from their great selection. Owners are obviously very concerned with quality. Cape Canaveral needs a serious Italian restaurant. Zarella's more than qualifies.
This establishment rivals one of the finest, (if not the Finest Italian Reasturants I have ever had the pleasure of dining in! (And I am 80 yrs old and, IM ITALIAN! Both the service and food tops others I have dined on. Menu choices are superb, table atmosphere is the finest! Silverware is spotless, seating chairs are cushioned and lighting is both soft and balanced! Kudos to all!
Best Italian restaurant in the STATE! Came in with a table of six. We had Veal parm, chicken Parm. The rigatoni special, and homemade pizza. No heat lamps, no microwave , everything freshly made. I felt like I was home on a Sunday afternoon and my grandmother made the sauce!! UNBELIEVABLY GOOD Italian food. We had a wonderful waitress named Rachel and the owner was on site and super friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody looking for great tasting authentic home made Italian food
Very pleasant atmosphere. I am an Italian cook (and a good one) their food was excellent. Wonderful sauce that I could'nt of made it better in my own kitchen!! About the only negative was the Red Sox hat worn by one of the owners!! Lol. Redsox SUCK!!
Good pizza, great service, very good appetizers. We didn't try an entre but ordered the brick oven pizza and the eggplant stack. The crust was perfect. Crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. insideA very flavorful sauce and a generous spread of cheese. The eggplant stack was a unique dish which why we tried it. It was a tomato caprese recipe with tried eggplant instead and it was very good. We'll definitely come back next time we're at the cape.
We were staying at the Country Inn and Suites and the delivery time was under 15 minutes. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. My daughter has a peanut allergy and they assured us that the food that we ordered was peanut-free. My chicken Parmesan was perfectly cooked and delicious. The pizza was flavorful and had just the right amount of sauce to cheese ratio. We loved it and will order from them again when we are in the area. It was so nice to feel like we had a home cooked meal so far away from home.
I had traditional spaghetti and meatball and it was the best I've had in years. Sauce, pasta, meatball all cooked from scratch and you can tell it is made from scratch and amazing! The ricotta cheese was WOW! Also home made
Fun and relaxing atmosphere. Wait staff energetic and helpful. Especially Luke! Rockfish and shrimp with sauted spinach is delicious! Garlic knots and marinara sauce were a hit!! Love this place!
Absolutely amazing food and service!
This place is in a location that does it no justice. The food is the best I've had in a long time. The place who's name starts with fat and ends with Snook could not hold a candle to the quality and the prices are great for the level of food. Try it ,go early and be ready to be surprised.
Mike B. Merritt Island,Fl
We were recommended to come here from the Doubletree hotel we were staying at, and I have to say it was the right choice! The food was very fresh and delicious. Our server Mateo was very attentive and made our experience pleasurable. The only regret we have is that we live in South Carolina and are not closer. We will definitely come back next time we come to Florida.
Had a wonderful meal with family and friends there a few weeks back everything was perfect.
I highly recommend anyone in cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral or Merritt Island to go and enjoy a fabulous meal there
Best food ever!! We will be back! Beats any Italian I've had in brevard county! Service the way it should be!
Had dinner here on Saturday night had a very pleasant server who was knowledgeable and efficient. At the onset we were told that all food was cooked to order and that would add some time to our order before it was served. We were pleasantly surprised when our food arrived it was fresh and actually releasing steam!
Although we waited a couple of extra minutes our server kept us informed as far as the time frame of our food.It was delicious, we overheard a women complaining about the wait time however as with us
I overheard the server explaining to them how the food was prepared to order and to allow a bit more time than usual. We enjoyed everything we ordered,Eggplant stack, Pork chop special and a steak special both were cooked as expected and we will be back.. Some people just can't be pleased.. Great job Zarellas!!
This place has the most authentic Italian food in Florida, absolutely delicious and I've been to Italy! Service what excellent, owners are hands on. Totally recommend this place to everyone.
This restaurant was recommended by a friend
Who had been there in the past and raved about how great the food is so we walked in
and they were busy, its Friday so we expected to wait its wasn't that long after we were seated. Our server came over quickly introduced himself and began to explain that everything was cooked to order.Our server (Jay) began explaining the specials with photos of them on an IPad which was very cool. I ordered the Ling with seafood special it was unbelievably tasty and pasta was aldente
We also ordered Chicken Sicilian and that to was excellent and they served them with garlic knotts! Jay provided us with a great experience. His service and attention to us was terrific, Great food great service, great place to have dinner. Oh almost forgot the song sweet caroline played and the staff began to sing and before you knew it the entire restaurant was singing.Again great place.
Food is AMAZING here.
They were busy but got a high top table. Last table available and only 2 seats available at the bar. We ordered eggplant stack appetizer, Parpadella Alfredo with chicken, & chicken Piccata, a draft beer & a Tuscan Chianti. The beer and wine pours were generous a very good. The appetizer was excellent. The meals would have been 5* except the all the pastas were overcooked, definitely not al dente. We had also ordered 2 side house salads that never came. We asked our waiter & he said they had been crossed off our order so be thought we had cancelled them with another employee. Told him we had not cancelled them so he thought someone else had gotten our salads.
Ordered the 11" wood fired pizza and I must say it was amazing. Got pepperoni, pineapple, and peppers. Best pizza I've had in a long time. No complaints. Showed up with a party of nine on a Friday night and the staff accommodated us with very minimal wait. Service was on point with the refills and never saw the bottom of my glass.
I have been looking for a pizza in Cape Canaveral for years!! I found I needed to travel far, then I discovered Zarrella's, they have the best I've had in the 30 years I have been coming to Cape Canaveral!!!
Greetings. I dined here with a friend tonight. I was excited when I walked in -- beautiful decor, the wait staff was appropriately attired and I was excited for a nice comfortable Italian dinner. At first we couldn't hear the hostess or waiter when they spoke to us. The noise level was too high. However, the food was pretty good -- nice salad, fresh seafood entree, delicious cannolies. I was confused as to what type of restaurant this was. Again I thought it was fine dining, but the big tv screen on the back wall distracted me -- but no one was watching it. Our table was at the back of the room so we were in the middle of chatter while the wait staff was busy getting beverages or cleaning the tables. Then when Sweet Caroline was playing on the very loud Musak, the wait staff joined in and shouted the chorus. Very odd. I suggest you lose the tv screen, calm down the waiters and continue to serve your fine food in a semi romantic style. You don't need the gimmicks.
Fantastic food, great atmosphere. great staff
Awesome authentic Italian! We had a large pizza with four toppings delivered. The experience was great from start to finish. The people answering the phone are nice and the delivery girl was too! They don't even charge a delivery fee! They told me 30 minutes but she was here in 25. We will definitely be back to try other things!
This place was amazing!!! The family and I decided to try it after a long day at the beach. Jay was our server and he was awesome. The whole place was very kept and all the staff were above friendly . I've not had that kind of customer service in many years. Oh and how could I forget the food. I have no words. It was out of this world. This will definitely be a place we return to with every vacation we take near Cocoa Beach.
We love this place! There are lots of options for any palate and one or all of the owners are always there to make sure your meal is excellent. You may go there alone, but you will have made a friend before you leave.
Best Italian food on the beach. I look forward to my next visit. Owners are very hands on coming to each table to check on everything. Will recommend to everyone.
Amazing once again. Just visited and brought friends from home. Everyone was very happy. Great job guys !!!! 1/15/17
3/19/17. Still the best. If you haven"t been there, you really have to go. Thanks guys. Amazing as usual
We had such a lovely dinner here this past a Friday evening! When the staff burst into Sweet Caroline and engaged the guests in singing along, it made our evening. The staff were very attentive and so obviously work together as a team. Well done!!
Delicious meal for adults and kids alike!!
Probably our best dinner of the trip. Started wth the eggplant stack'd - amazing, ordered a special entree of pork chops and shrimp with sauted spinach, and added risotto as well. All were cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. Ordered spaghetti and meatball for the kiddo and snuck a bite - it was fab as well. We finished the meal with tiramisu and cannolis, wow!! Definitely don't miss it!
Delicious pizza & house salad is very good, not your usual. Service was good but staff seemed disorganized & there was no one in charge. Hopefully this is just growing pains because they have a good thing going there!
The best food and the owners are always on site! New items to try all the time!
Awesome service - I love the way the specials are displayed with an i-pad so you can see what you're ordering! If the ribeye and shrimp Sinatra is available and you don't order it, you should go to jail. It was perhaps the BEST meal I have ever eaten. The Caesar salad dressing is home made and I wish I was eating it right now!
Went here last night with a party of nine for dinner. We had a reservation so we're seated immediately.
Menu is diverse but not overwhelming with too many choices which is good.
Staff was very friendly and attentive. Our server showed us the specials of the day with an iPad which I thought was fantastic.
You get an explanation of what it is with a visual.
Not going to lie here, they were having some issues last night with serving, etc however we were able to put that aside and had a very delicious dinner.
We ordered everything from Chicken to pasta to veal, meatballs etc
My dish in particular was the best I have ever eaten....yes that includes Europe.
I ordered the bucatini carbonara and the only disappointment was that they were out of bucatini...don't know how that is possible but I was advised by our server that they could make the same dish with any other pasta. I chose the linguini which was fine with me.
The carbonara came out and looked delicious. The dish was then topped with the egg and mixed table side. You never see this in most Restaurants that serve this dish so I was happy to see that they took the extra step to do this. Needles to say the Carbonara was one of the best dishes I have EVER eaten and comes a close second to one I had in Paris. I spoke to chef at the end of the meal and advised him that his dish was spot on and one of the best I have ever had.
Staff and owner could not have been nicer and apologized for the tough night they were having. The owner John then sent a tray of cannoli to the table which he didn't have to do but was very thoughtful. They were also delicious.
Needless to say, I will definitely be back as I will be in town for a few more weeks and I think the food is exceptional.
I know for sure if I were a permanent resident in this area, it would be a go to place for me.
Go and try it, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
What a great new Italian restaurant in Cape Canaveral! Came with a friend for lunch just to check it out. Tried their calamari and eggplant stack. Everything was outstanding and beautifully presented. All food is fresh and cooked to order. Homemade balsamic and mozzarella on the eggplant stack. The marinara sauce for the calamari was excellent. Will need reservations for dinner! Place was filling up quickly at lunch.
Attentive service. Excellent presentation. Had a wood fired pizza for a quick dinner. Was pleasantly surprised by this strip mall location. Would recommend for a good and easy informal Italian nite out.
We came for pizza, so that's what we had. Flavorful sausage on thin crispy crust--perfect. However, the specials of the day and full-course meals sounded terrific too. Will definitely be back to try them.
Great Food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Try the meatballs!!! And the breadsticks. ;)
We are from Kentucky and big pizza fans absolutely the best damn pizza ive had .
Just arrived from New York and starving we stopped in for quick lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Nice place, clean and friendly staff. Ordered the meatball salad - WOW the sauce was homemade, meatballs made from pork, beef and veal just like I make at home. The scoop of fresh ricotta a delicious touch. House salad fresh, crisp and cold. We are here for the month and excited to come back again and sample some of the other items on the menu. Oh the gelato yup it was to die for.
What a FUN place! Great food and great fun. Pizza is amazing, everything we ate was delicious. Great service and the entire restaurant busted out together singing Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline and other good songs that would come on. My family had a fabulous time and even more fabulous meal the night before our cruise!
Absolutely loved this place! The food was delicious and the staff were super friendly! Overall, great food, great service and we will definitely be back! Highly recommend!!!
I always have a great time when dining there. The last time though we had a bit of a mix up with the server. The manager and the owner came over promptly and we were able to figure out the mix up. I have to say that after experiencing how they handled a less than perfect meal I will be back for sure. The difference between good and great is how you handle the speed bumps in life.
They know how to treat their customers and listen to them! Keep up the great job :-)
We heard about Zarrella's from a trio of ladies cruising on the NCL Epic. It was right by Budget when we returned to pickup our rental car; an awesome 2017 Mustang!. Greg was opening the convertible top so I went in and ordered a lrg pie, their meatball app & a Caesar salad to go. Everything was delicious & I def want their meatball recipe!! Best I've ever had!
Bobbi & Greg
Good food! We went there on a Friday night when we couldn't get into a seafood restaurant. They told us that there would be a "pause" because all the food is made to order. Also, no heat lamps. Ok. We got our salads and then we waited for our entrees. So, this is where I have an issue. All the entrees came out at different times. Like a 15 min difference between the first and last plates! No. That can't happen. I happen to own a restaurant and food can be timed! It doesn't and shouldn't sit under a heat lamp! They are a new restaurant so I'm cutting them some slack for that. Also, the garlic knot that comes with all the entrees came out way after the entrees were delivered. Almost dessert time? That's an easy fix too. Get somebody on the bread station! Other than that the food was good! Good flavor and fresh and hot. So, a couple of fixes and this will be a great new place to go!
We are really happy for a decent Italian place near home. Staff was friendly and attentive. Bread sticks were really good.
My husband had the Sinatra Chicken. The shrimp was cooked perfectly, mushroom sauce was good and risotto was not over cooked. My son had the tilapia, shrimp again was perfect (I had his spinach and it was awesome). My daughter tried the carbonara and she enjoyed it. I had the penne vodka and it was good (a little salty but I don't use a lot of salt). The sauce ratio on everything was good (nothing was swimming in sauce).
Our daughter ordered the gelato sandwich and it was crazy good.
The table next to us order a pizza and it was cooked Jersey perfect (well done not crazy cheese). We will try that next time.
And to preference this...we are Jersey Italians so it passed the first test.
My BF and I stopped here on our way to Fort Lauderdale from NY. After a long drive, we needed a good meal, and that's exactly what we got. The decor was nice, and I like the open kitchen concept. I had the Chicken Sinatra with shrimp, and my bf had the veal parm. Both dishes were delicious, and good portion size for the price. We also had the Cesar salad, truffle fries and eggplant parm for appetizers( yes, we were very hungry), all were delicious!
The staff were extremely nice, and attentive.
Great lunch today. Zarrella's is a welcome addition to the area. We had a fried eggplant caprizi, a meatball sub and a meatball salad. The food was fantastic, atmosphere is very nice, and service was fast and friendly. One star is docked for lack of WiFi and no sweet iced tea. Free delivery and easy parking. Back access road to Central makes it easy to get into.
We will be back!
** Had lunch again there today. Sweet tea! Add half a star. Had the meatball calzone. Fantastic! Portion was huge.
*** Had lunch again today. This time had the wood fired pizza. Fantastic! I'm bumping my review up to five stars. Cloth napkins! This place is quickly becoming a neighborhood favorite. They'll deliver to the Florida Brewing Company (across the street) for free.
Favorite Italian restaurant- authentic, family owned. Not just pizza but "delicious" Italian dishes. Really enjoy dining here. Clean and quick service. Fun to watch them "twirl" the pizza dough in the air. The kids get a kick out of that. The "garlic knots" were stale this time. Didn't really eat them.
Nice to have a good Italian restaurant in Cape Canaveral. Nice ambiance, great service, really good food. I had the meatball salad. Monday is buy one meatball get one free so I had two with my salad and it was more than enough. We also had the eggplant stack appetizer and the special of linguine noodles, crab, clam and shrimp. My husband thoroughly enjoyed it! If you are in the area, try it out. They won't disappoint. They even have pastina noodles with butter and Parmesan for the kids!
Delicious food. Amazing meatball. Terrific service from Mara. Highly recommended.
Came across this place on vacation, stoped in around 730 it was very busy but was accommodated very quickly the food was great considering I myself work at an Italian restaurant. Wine selection was better than almost everywhere in the area. And service was fantastic the chef even came out to check on us. Will definitely be back again
Best Italian food on the beach. I look forward to my next visit. Owners are very hands on coming to each table to check on everything. Will recommend to everyone.
Amazing once again. Just visited and brought friends from home. Everyone was very happy. Great job guys !!!! 1/15/17
Great atmosphere and awesome staff. The food was delicious. I had the special which was a dish that consisted of baked Lobster and risotto which was worth the cost. We also ordered a pizza (personal size) and it was one of the best pizzas we had ever had. I loved the staff singing along to songs. We can't wait to come back!
Awesome food and atmosphere. We celebrated my mother's birthday there, we were very impressed. Everything was fresh and tasted great.
The family was asking for pizza and we are down in Cape Canaveral, so I found this place on Yelp.
It's a bit hard to find, due to the small sign, that is part of a larger one, but we were finally able to find it.
The service here is fantastic. We were greeted very warmly at the door, and simply wanted to take the order to go, however, at the to-go counter, there is a gelato counter and they instantly offered my girls a tasting of whatever flavor they wanted.
Well needless to do, they all ordered Gelato and we took out the pizza as well.
The pizza was very good, the gelato was very good and the service was very good. Trifecta!
Great food, great service, great atmosphere. I had the brick oven pizza and it was made to perfection.
Hand made thin crust cooked in a wood oven, the only way to make an authentic Italian pizza
Zarrella's - A New Kid on the Block
After hearing good things about this new eatery which opened on October 28, 2016, we decided to order a pizza delivery from Zarrella's. in late December. We ordered the Wood fired 15" pie, $14 and since it was Half-Priced Apps. Thursday, we decided to also add the highly recommended Eggplant Stack'd, $8 to the order. Luckily, although we live in Cocoa Beach, we are within the 5 mile delivery zone. Despite the fact that NASA workers were having a large party on the premises, our order was delivered correctly in a reasonable amount of time. Both items arrived hot and were delicious. We were very satisfied at the ease of ordering, the length of delivery time plus the taste and temperature of the food. Since we enjoyed the appetizer and the pizza so much, we decided to visited the restaurant with another couple. The eatery is located at a corner location in a lovely strip mall on Astronaut Blvd in Cape Canaveral, FL.
One recent Wednesday evening the four of us arrived at the restaurant around 5:45 pm. We easily found a parking space right in front of the restaurant. The eatery was starting to get busy; we were shown to a table next to the large bar and open kitchen. The Black cloth tablecloths and maroon napkins added a note of sophistication to the lovely modern decor. Large picture windows that look out onto the parking lot and street are dressed in pretty patterned cloths. Soft music played in the background until the song "Sweet Caroline" played and then everyone joined in singing along - what fun! As the tables filled up, the eatery got quite noisy but not objectionably so. Everyone was having a good time.
Once our server, Mara, told us it was Wine Night Wednesday, both couples decided to order wine. Diners receive half off on bottled wines starting at 5 pm on Thursdays. As I glanced around the dining area, just about every table had bottles of wine ordered.
Both couples took half of the bottles home. The two ladies at our table ordered Bucatini Carbonara, $15 and we enjoyed the dish very much. I just wished that there was a bit more of the pancetta. Our meals arrived with a plate of four large garlic knots for us all to share. The knots were a bit heavy but good nonetheless. My husband ordered the appetizer, Eggplant Stack'd and he generously shared it with the rest of us- what a guy!. Not much was left for him but he enjoyed the remainder of it. He also ordered one of the Special of the Night, Lobster Francaise, (then $25, now $30) served with Risotto. It was expensive but he savored it. Our other male diner ordered the Penne Vodka, $15 and he was less enthusiastic about his dish and left some on his plate. He probably would not order it again. He thought that it was a bit bland.
Although the restaurant was packed, service was good. The staff worked as a team delivering dishes, refilling water glasses, bringing ice and removing plates. We will all definitely be back to try other items on the menu. We met four neighbors of ours who arrived a bit later and all of them were also enjoying their meals as we left. Three of their dishes were Spaghetti & Meatballs, $15, Eggplant Stack'd as a entree and Chicken Parmesan, $20. We will all definitely be back to try other items on the menu. I hope to return for lunch one day and order their Three Cheese Calzone, $10. Lunch is served between 11Am and 2pm. Other weekly promotions are Meatball Monday, BOGO and BOGO Pizza Tuesday. Early Bird Specials are 20% off between 3 pm and 5 pm. The several owners of this restaurant, former CNN Space Reporter John Zarrella, his son Michael and his son's longtime friends plan to open another location down the road in the near future. In the meantime we will continue to enjoy coming to this location.
I visited Cape Canaveral last week before my cruise. My cousin graciously treated me to this new restaurant. I had an amazing meal and experience here. Their buttery bread knots are to die for! Great salad and chicken parmigiana. Linen table cloths are a nice, classy,Italian added touch. All the wait staff was beyond friendly. Prices were reasonable. Looking at other table's pizzas made my mouth water. The whole restaurant broke out in song to "Sweet Caroline." A must visit restaurant when in Cocoa Beach or Cape Canaveral.
Great pizza and service! We were seated right away even though it looked like a busy Saturday night. We ordered two pizzas, and they came out pretty quick. Crust is thin but still thick enough to be a little chewy. Toppings were all high quality and the big chunks of sausage appeared to be homemade. The sauce was perfect, not too strong or too sweet and had good tomato flavor. Prices are reasonable for the size and quality of the pizza. We had some gelato to finish our meal and it was also good. I will definitely go back next time I'm in the area.
Amazing food and service. So excited this place is around. I highly recommend. Went for dinner and would definitely come back and even try lunch menu. Great!
My husband and I are on a mission to find the best pizza ever....so far Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza tops the list.
This place gave it a good run for the money.....It would have been a 5 star review if the pizza was a more well done...it was a little undercooked... however, the flavor and toppings were terrific.
Stopped by for a quick lunch while waiting for friends to arrive the day before our cruise. Completely blown away by the amazing food. I would drive another 13 hrs all the way back just to eat here again!
This place is so yummy! They make all the food fresh. We tried a wood fired pizza and a chicken parm sub with dessert. Huge portions, great prices on the lunch menu-took home a ton of leftovers. Mini cannoli was great, and waitress super nice. Coming back soon!
Pizza my favorite food in the world...I'm from Boston and they don't know how to make Chinese food or pizza in Florida!! But I'm soooo happy I found this place, We ordered a couple of things and everything was awesome. Finally someone here knows how to make Pizza. the best.. Everyone was very pleasant and our waitress was Phenomenal!!! Can't wait to go back.. A must try especially if you are not born and raised in Florida!!!!!!
Very good. All the food is made to order and served immediately. No heat lamps. We enjoyed the wood fire pizza. A little chewy. Not too thin. Nice presentation. Our server, Megan, was a sweetheart.
We have dined here several times. The meatball ricotta is my favorite..add the Caprese salad, some garlic knots and wine and I am a happy camper...the pizza is amazing ( had sausage and fresh mushrooms)..and family style comfort food--> my vote goes to the Orchiette sausage.
We go there all the time now, this is THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD in Brevard County. Dustin is the chef, he knows what he is doing and he has no qualms about substitutions in a dish. You can't beat the veal, eggplant stack, gelato, mini cannoli's and all the food. Great ambiance, we now know all four owners and they provide the best service around. Nick and Dennis are the floor managers and they hop right back to the kitchen and help out when they get busy. Servers are well trained and they really have stepped up to the plate! Can't beat that!
Very friendly & place was very clean & the food & service were great too....you should try this place if you get a chance....
The food was excellent but the service was astounding. Never met a staff so friendly. A beyond well deserved 5/5
Incredible Italian place. Very Authentic. The staff and owners make you feel like regulars. I highly recommend this place
As locals, we decided to try out Zarrella's. Walked in to order take out. The restaurant was quite busy during this holiday season. We were quickly welcomed and taken care of by the presumed GM, Denny. Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline comes across the restaurant radio and the entire restaurant joined in a sing along. Now we are home enjoy the most authentic Italian dinner that we've experienced in this area. Finished off this great experience with the best mini cannolis!!
Good food, great atmosphere, top service, and at a reasonable price.
Great italian food!! Great decor and Customer service! ! The best dining experience you could get! !
I tried several items off the menu The eggplant Stack was amazing. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
You've got to try this. The food is cooked to perfection and the staff service is great. Everything is cooked from scratch so don't be in a hurry, but it's not ridiculous. Good wine choices. You wouldn't think food this good would be at a location like this.
first time eating here it was amazing,
pizza was top notch, the place is clean and has real table clothes and napkins love that
this is a must try if your in the area, we live here and will be back often
These guys know good Italian food.
The staff are AWESOME. The food is great. Can't wait to try the rest of the menu. ZARRELLA'S IS A MUST TRY.
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