La Zanyas Restaurant & Bar | Eltham

Despite living in Eltham and the surrounding areas for over a decade, these Two Bears never ever ever (ever!) went to La Zanyas. Ever. Why? Well, it just never looked all that spesh with its “haven’t been updated since 1982” pokies-carpet & pensioner table interior – that and the fact it’s two doors down from Machan, which nobody’s a match for when we’re hungry in Eltham! 😛 But what years of exposure to the location couldn’t do, Groupon did. Their deal lured us in for 2-courses with wine, for 2 people, at a ridiculously cheap $29.

House Red & Bruschetta

We both had a House Red Wine, which was surprisingly decent – so much so, Hubby Bear ordered a second glass. We also shared the first course of classic Bruschetta, exactly what we though it’d be like in terms of portion size, tomato, onion, and so on – except the semi-grilled cheese on top – that was a new one. But they were good and filled the void!

Tortellini Calabrese

Hubby’s main was a Tortellini Calabrese with hot salami, mushroom, marinated capsicum, olives and a Napoli sauce with thin slivers of parmesan on top. A pretty standard yet tasty dish. Nothing Earth-shattering, but he was impressed with it enough to polish off the plate!

Mediterranean Salad

I decided to order, in addition to my main, a Mediterranean Salad ($14.50) thinking it would be like a side salad. But this sucker was a meal in and of itself! Mixed greens, cucumber, olives, marinated peppers, tomato, red onion, feta – with plenty of their “home made” Italian dressing topping it all off. Dish #3 was yet again, good!

Fetta & Spinach Pizza

My main was the Fetta & Spinach Pizza – its name not deceiving in the slightest – as there was plenty of both on it!  Although I did think the mozarella cheese topper was a bit too crispy, but that’s my personal taste. But perhaps the method was to keep all that spinach, onion, olives, and diced tomato from falling off when I bit in? Who knows! I won’t get too hung up in the details, we were dining on a Groupon – in short, dish #4 was a good pizza.

Despite continuously expecting someone to sing out “Bingo!”, the overall dining experience here was a solid “good”. The staff were super friendly and very accommodating – which you never know you’re going to get when you present a Groupon voucher. Their service was the type that essentially said, “We value you, we want you back” – so two big thumbs up for that!  In short, La Zanyas isn’t trying to innovate your dining experience – they’re after giving their regulars a consistent, good meal. So if you’re in the area and think that’ll hit the spot, then we suggest you go!

Flavour: ★★★★☆
Quality: ★★★★☆
Service: ★★★★★✔
Value: ★★★★★✔ – based on our Groupon deal, not the actual menu prices.
Atmosphere: ★★☆☆☆

Address: 953 Main Road, Eltham Victoria 3095, Australia

Tip! Parking out the front of La Zanyas is essentially non-existent. So go to the train station and around the back of the shops for more parking options.

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The Two Bears are a fun-loving married couple of more years than we care to share, ha! Our travels allow Wifey Bear (a vegetarian) and Hubby bear (a carnivore) the opportunity to explore the mysteries of this amazing planet while trying out new & exciting food! #biglove

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