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Nicole Thompson

24 August 2019

I’m at a fundraising event for Caroline Rittner and am blown away by the generous food donation. It is amazing!! So delicious!!

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Michelle

23 August 2019

Paul and Rachel were outstanding to work and plan my wedding with. ZHG is so professional and timely. They made out wedding day so easy! Thank you! P.s. I highly recommend the short ribs and Parmesan crusted chicken breast! More...

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Elizabeth Yanny

22 August 2019

We attended a wedding a couple of weeks ago at Boerner Botanical Gardens. The food was incredible, and the staff was so kind! I would definitely recommend them for any event in need of catering services! More...

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Amanda Crisp

16 August 2019

We attended a wedding a couple of weeks ago at Boerner Botanical Gardens, staff was very attentive and our meal was delicious!

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Abby

11 August 2019

Zilli was absolutely amazing! The food is incredible and I can't say how so many of my guests said the food was so delicious. At the wedding a server had our hors d'oeuvres placed aside for me and the groom. As we first went to get our food (we did buffet) a server brought the plates back to us (which is such a relief to not have a possible slip up and spill on yourself!) The food was delicious and the staff was attentive and on time. I really wanted the buffet to go as quickly as possibly and Paula graciously allowed me to have four lines for people to get there food as fast as possible. Something we thought that was very thoughtful was the staff at our wedding signed a card from them and hoped we loved there services...we did :) More...

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Jen Dunn

12 June 2019

Zilli’s made exceptional food for a group of people who really appreciated it last night. The staff people we have worked with over the course of several events have all been extremely professional and helpful .... and the food is amazjng! Cannot recommend them enough! The best. More...

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Maddy Fuja

11 June 2019

Our coordinator recommended Zilli’s as a cost-effective but tasty option for our wedding catering... and boy, they did not disappoint! A month later & our guests are still raving about the food!!

Being such an experienced company, they can really do ANYTHING you envision, which was a plus for us. We went with stations, which our guests thought were so fun... especially the stir-fry station (served in Chinese takeout containers!!) and the carvery.

Misty even came up to us personally at the reception to congratulate us... so kind!
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Mary C

23 May 2019

Zilli did a great job at our wedding last weekend at The Atrium. Candy and Beth were always available if we had any questions leading up to the day. There was some confusion how to set up a tasting, but when we reached out it was easily scheduled. Our guests very much enjoyed the buffet. The steak prepared by sous-vide was perfect and the butternut squash ravioli was delicious. My husband and I appreciated having two of their associates help us get our food during the wedding. The mini dessert station was a big hit. There were obvious favorites, I wish we would have had more. We would definitely recommend Zilli. More...

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Jan Bruder

30 April 2019

Best catering in Milwaukee area

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Ben Roraff

27 March 2019

Good place for anything

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Rosie Meyer

1 March 2019

Zilli Hospitality Group is an amazing vendor to work with. From start to finish they helped answer my questions, go over my options, and make sure that we had the exact experience that we wanted. They even offered to let me do a second tasting when I couldn't make a decision on our entrees. They helped accommodate all of our guests dietary restrictions. Guests at our wedding were raving about they food and even noted that it was, "the best meal they have ever had at a wedding!" Beth and Candi were kind, gracious, and wonderful to work with. They definitely helped us run an upscale event at an affordable price. I would highly recommend Zilli Hospitality Group to any bride and groom!! More...

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Sondra Pace

31 December 2018

Do yourself a favor, and just use Zilli's! Our venue required us to use them for bartending service (they hold the liquor license), so we knew we were going to be working with them. After researching a few caterers, Zilli's just made sense to us. We worked with Jessica. This was her first wedding she oversaw (she typically does corporate catering for Zilli's), and let me just say she did an outstanding job! She made sure we went through every little detail. On our wedding day, she made it a point to come to our venue and over see the set up of tables/linens. She even pitched in and helped set out table runners and centerpieces. It meant a lot to me that she went above and beyond. As far as food... wow! I got so many compliments from guests. We served buffet, style which seemed to work out really nice. My cousin, who has attended many weddings (as in 15+ in one year), said this was the best food she has ever had at a wedding. Zilli's was also nice enough to accommodate the young children in attendance, by offering them their own meal - chicken tenders and mac-n-cheese! That went over really well with the parents. Use Zilli's! You wont' regret it! More...

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Jennifer Pytlik

11 December 2018

Rachael and Paula are so pleasant to work with! They listened to everything we wanted got back to us in good time. Can’t wait to enjoy the planning process with them!! They are awesome!

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Meghan Maxson

1 December 2018

Katie Gardipee, the Creative Director and Floral Designer with Zili did an outstanding job on our wedding flowers. We had to plan our wedding in Wisconsin from our home in Denver and she was a delight to work with. And my wedding bouquet was SO beautiful! Katie was easy to communicate with and easy going. I highly recommend her for your flower arrangements! More...

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Monika

22 November 2018

Zilli was an incredible vendor to partner with for our wedding. Everyone we worked with was incredibly helpful, made great suggestions, and really helped us craft our perfect day. We utilized Zilli's for our floral, meals, linens, and other decorations. The service was fantastic. Our favorite part was the tray of appetizers that were brought to us as we sat down for dinner. Like most weddings, we were not able to get any because we were busy speaking to other couples. It was an amazing touch from Todd and his team. The food itself and all of the flowers looked unbelievable, and it was an absolute pleasure working with Todd and Katie to make it personal to us. I would recommend them to anyone throwing an event in the Greater Milwaukee area, as the quality of their food, service, and expertise is difficult to match. More...

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Colin Spencer

1 November 2018

Great Company... I learned a lot! It was my first job, through college, up until I began my career! The company taught me HARD WORK, team player, and going above and beyond for the customer. I am now in the corporate world and apply these skills every day. It is a tough job and if you can't handle it, you won't make it anywhere else. More...

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Alison Keen

2 October 2018

Zilli's hosted our wedding venue (Milwaukee Public Museum) and catered the event. They were extremely helpful in the planning phases and always available to answer questions. The food was great and the whole event was awesome. All of our guests raved about the food and location. More...

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Michelle Griffin-Wenzel

2 October 2018

Over the past 14 years, I have attended several events in the Milwaukee area and Zilli has the best food by far. They will work with you if you have cultural or nutritional needs. I was at an Indian wedding that Zilli's catered this summer. The food was all vegetarian and AMAZING. They will work with any budget and will make your event special. I highly recommend Zilli Hospitality Group to anyone planning a wedding, bridal or baby shower, corporate picnic, house party, anniversary party, etc. More...

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Derrick Fortune

28 September 2018

Excellent catering. World class cuisine!

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Johnny and Cora

13 September 2018

I cannot say enough about Zilli Lake & Gardens!!! I worked with Candy, Michele and Elizabeth. They were all gracious, kind and patient! They were also very flexible with our schedules. There were several times the Groom couldn't make the tastings and other meetings, but they provided a second tasting just for him and kept things moving right along. The food was phenomenal!!! My guests are still talking about it. I have to say that it was one of the best buffet menus we have ever had! Some wanted to know if they could just order some of the items just to have for their families! I have to say it again, THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING!!!! and we had a late night station, soooo much food! My guest were really impressed! The staff was over the top with kindness, just perfect! Thanks for making us look good!! :-)

Thank you Zilli, you were the icing on the cake!!!!
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Debbie

11 September 2018

We cannot say enough about the service, food and follow up the Zilli's gave us. Our daughter got married at the Cupola Barn in June and we knew right away after meeting with Zilli's Hospitality Group that we wanted them to cater. Besides catering they provided the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. Upon arrival at the reception they were ready for us even with a few eager relatives arriving early. They gave us all first class attention. The wait staff, appetizers, bar staff, dinner and service was beyond any of our expectations. We received so many compliments from guests. As mother of the bride I had nothing to do but enjoy our daughter's wedding. Thank you Steph Zilli and all of your staff for looking after all the finer details and making this a wedding to remember. Every bride's dream!!! XX00 More...

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Michelle

10 September 2018

Zilli did an amazing job at my sisters wedding in June. It was a newer venue in Oconomowoc, Cupola Barn, and Zilli’s made it seem effortless. They had very helpful and professional staff and the food was excellent. One of the best meals I have ever had at a wedding. They were so willing to work with my sister and make everything the way she wanted it. I would highly recommend Zilli’s. Great service! More...

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Stephanie

9 September 2018

We had our wedding at Cupola Barn in Oconomowoc, which just opened up last fall and was a new venue for Zilli's Hospitality Group which presented some initial challenges being a barn venue. We had asked for a sit down, formal meal, as well as hand-passed appetizers and bartending services. The food was absolutely amazing and our guests loved the duet plate option with short ribs and grilled chicken. The appetizers were a big hit as well - the staff even saved appetizers for my husband and I to try before the dinner which was a thoughtful touch! We were so impressed with the amount of staff present on the wedding day to make our sit-down meal seamless and efficient. It was nice having an all-inclusive price including tablecloths, cake-cutting, gratuity, dinnerware, etc, which made planning and budgeting a much less stressful task. Also, we went with Adorn for our flowers, which was even more convenient for pricing and delivery on the day of, seeing as they are partnered with Zilli's. Our flowers were far beyond what we could have imagined - they were so beautiful and fresh, and we allowed our florist to use her own discretion with the centerpiece arrangements which was a wonderful decision. We received countless compliments on the food, flowers, and staff services on our wedding day. Overall, the services that ZHG and Adorn provide are professional, high-quality, thoughtful, and well worth their value! More...

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Nancy

6 September 2018

My daughters inlaws put on the rehearsal dinner for her wedding on The Grand Belle on Lake Geneva for her and her husband to be. Zilli's did a great job on the food and the floral arrangements. The food was hot and tasty and the floral arrangements were lovely. The staff was very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend them. More...

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Liz

4 September 2018

I am SO glad we went with Adorn for our flowers. The value was exceptional once we factored in the enhancement credit from our catering package, and the final product was stunning. Katie listened to what we wanted and delivered flowers that exceeded our expectations. If you're going with Zilli for your food (and you should), you should absolutely take advantage of Adorn's services. The flowers are the first thing everyone comments on when they see our photos, and we couldn't be happier. More...

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Cayla

3 September 2018

Jessica P was amazing to work with! She was so accessible, detail-oriented, flexible, and enthusiastic to help create our special day! The venue was ABSOLUTELY perfect. No need for our own decorations- they provided it all! Overlooking the art museum and lake michigan.. gorgeous. Thank you! More...

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GP and Meera Ananth

2 September 2018

From wedding guests' perspective there are several things that they would remember for years to come. And food is a very important aspect that could make it memorable.For our daughter's wedding (400+ guests) recently we used Zilli Hospitality Group, and it turned out to be a really good decision. Zilli was very polite, respectful and professional from start to finish. I give them high marks for how they managed tasting sessions, how they set things up in the venue, how they provided friendly service to the guests, and of course, most importantly, how good the taste and presentation of the food were. And guests had only great memories to take away. I can confidently say that Zilli will not disappoint. More...

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Stephanie L

3 August 2018

Working with Zilli's was a breeze from day 1. I cannot say enough about how well everything went. We have been told over and over again that we had the best food anyone has ever had at a wedding before. We didn't want to stop the party with a 2 hour traditional sit down so we did the stations instead where people could go a pick what they wanted. From appetizers, to the meal, dessert, and late night pizza, everything was perfect! We tweaked a few things on the menu and customized to us. It was absolutely wonderful! Thank you to the entire team for your efforts and attention to detail on everything. Major kudos from the fully bellies! More...

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Abby

2 July 2018

Our wedding was at the Domes, and we worked with Roxann and Jessica. One thing unique with ZHG is that they offered us a tasting of their food, which was very important to us, as food is one of the things people remember the most about a wedding. The food at the tasting was phenomenal and helped us choose ZHG as our caterers, as well as the fact that the Domes was available on our chosen wedding weekend. We received an additional enhancement from Zilli for choosing Sunday, which removed a lot of stress from me, as we had their staff set up our decorations prior to the event. Roxann was wonderful throughout the planning process and addressed all of our questions and concerns, as well as changes and updates, as they arose.
On our wedding day, the decorations were set up exactly as the pictures I provided. Megan, our on-site even coordinator, and Roxann went above and beyond to make sure everything went as planned, even making sure the wedding crashers were quietly asked to leave. We selected hors d'oeuvres so that our guests weren’t so hungry during the hour we set aside for pictures. Throughout dinner, we heard multiple people comment to their table-mates about how tasty the food was. The miniature desserts were so worth the investment and helped us save on how much we spent on cake.
Throughout the night, all the staff made sure that we were hydrated and fed. They set aside hors d'oeuvres before dinner and miniature desserts and cake after dinner, because we were so busy with everything else.
If you are considering the Domes and debating if the Light Show is worth the expense, it definitely is. This was the one thing I did not plan myself, so it was a huge, fantastic surprise when a “Star Wars Medley” was announced. It was hands-down my favorite part of the reception.
Everything went so smoothly, a big part of which was Roxann’s excellent coordination and communication with us throughout the planning process. Our night was truly unforgettable.
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free Spirited

26 May 2018

Nice quiet .. hardworking service

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Sandy Sommers

26 May 2018

Zilli's is an excellent place to work with. The food and service couldn't be better.

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Justin Lichtie

26 May 2018

The Zilli family does a great job in all their hospitality endeavours.

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Sandra

26 April 2018

My son got married on April 14, 2018. When I found out he was getting married in Wisconsin and I am from Louisiana, I panicked. In my searches for the perfect rehearsal dinner venue, I found Boerner Botanical Gardens. I could not have picked a better place for the dinner. Zilli Hospitality was great. I planned the whole rehearsal dinner via email and phone calls. The events manager was so helpful. I had to change numbers of guests, menu, and other things many times. Jan and Amber were great to accommodate any changes I had to make. The setting, service, and food was fantastic and I would highly recommend this company. More...

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Erin

3 April 2018

Zilli’s was one of the preferred caterers for our venue, and they were recommended by are wedding planner as well as others who had worked with them previously. They were great to work with and we are so happy that we ended up choosing them! One of the best things about them was their flexibility – they have many amazing pre-made options, but were also willing to customize some of the food to match our preferences (for example, we had Reuben sandwiches at our St. Patrick’s Day wedding). We would definitely recommend them! More...

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Mary

27 December 2017

We had our wedding in August 2017 at the Miller Room and everything was perfect. From the day I booked the venue until the day of the wedding, the staff at Zilli were responsive, helpful, and invested in making our wedding day great. The food on the day of the wedding (we did buffet-style) tasted the same as it did during the tasting, and it was easily the best wedding food we had ever eaten. I actually received texts from people during dinner saying that the food was awesome! I went into the catering selection process expecting all food to taste like "wedding food", so Zilli exceeded my expectations and I would recommend them to anyone else considering their services. More...

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Sara

27 December 2017

Adorn was easy to work with and truly made our wedding flower vision come to life. They nailed all of the details from spray painting lanterns and other accessories to match our wedding colors to helping us create the perfect bouquets with flowers that fit our budget. Our flowers were more beautiful than I ever imagined they would be on our wedding day! Thanks Adorn! More...

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Ryan

19 December 2017

Wedding food and drink is one of the few things people remember about weddings, and is likely the biggest expense so this was a major source of anxiety for us. Of all the caterers we looked at in the Milwaukee area, ZHG was the most affordable and had the most options. We were on a tight budget so we chose the little indulgences package (stations type dinner). Choosing this package offered so many options that we had a hard time deciding what we liked best. Our concern was that this option would not be enough to fill everyone up. At our tasting we knew this wouldn’t be a problem as everything was so good, we left stuffed, and we ate less than what the planned per person was. ZHG also offers bar service. I shopped around to get price comparison for other vendors that just provide bar service, and again ZHG offered this at the lowest price. We originally only were going to go beer, wine and soda service all night, but the price to upgrade to open bar all night was too good to pass up. The guests certainly appreciated that. Our coordinator, Paula, was great to work with. I called and emailed her so many times and she was always quick to respond and never made it seem like I was bothering her. The last week before the wedding I called her so many times and had her price out different last minute changes/options for me and she was always very pleasant and accommodating with anything I asked for. We rented linens from them and were able to pick them up 2 days early and setup our ballroom the night before. The staff and bartenders were great all night and they set up the stations exactly how we wanted them to match our theme. All of our guests were very impressed with the food and the amount of options. The only small thing we would do differently is get bigger plates for the stations, the small plates sometimes caused minor backups. Would highly recommend ZHG for anyone based on how good the food was, the customer service, and the price. More...

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Alyssa

15 December 2017

We had a great experience using Zilli Hospitality Group for the catering at our wedding. We could tell that they were an experienced catering company and it showed on our wedding day. Everything ran very smoothly and they seemed to work seamlessly with our venue. We had hors d'oeuvres passed during cocktail hour and they were all excellent. We had a buffet style dinner and all the food was high quality and delicious. We also appreciated that they had staff making sure that my husband and I were satisfied with everything and had everything we needed. Anything we asked for was immediately taken care of. We would recommend using Zilli Hospitality Group for your next event! More...

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Tina

22 October 2017

Everything went great, only thing was we were not told the time they would show up day of. And it was later than what he had expected which messed up a few things . But in the long run, service was good, everyone loved the food and things went smoothly once they were there More...

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pam

21 August 2017

From the beginning to end we had a wonderful experience! Zilli's found us Hot Water Wherehouse for our venue (Industrial Chic with many unique features) for the reception and was perfect. Lisa R arranged for us a food tasting banquet of all the wonderful choices we could have for food stations. It was so delicious! Lisa also coordinated with the venue the table arrangements and Zilli's brought all the linens and table runners so everything looked perfect. We also used their floral service, Adorn, for our table floral arrangements which were perfect. The reception was on Friday and everything ran smoothly. We had hors d'oeuvres (my favorites: grapes with a twist & bacon wrapped chicken) passed for the first hour, followed by interactive food stations for dinner. The Mongolian BBQ with steak or shrimp and vegetables was cooked on site and our guests enjoyed watching the chef prepare their meal. The second station was my favorite: walking chicken tacos which were layered in a mason jar with aioli sauce, We also had a Friday night fish fry station with baked cod, potato pancakes and apple sauce and the last station was fruits, cheeses and grilled vegetables. Followed by small desserts of raspberry cheesecakes, key lime tarts and red velvet mini cupcakes. If you want your guests to rave about the great tasting food and great presentation of the food you will love Zilli's Hospitality Group for your wedding reception or party. More...

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Joann

15 August 2017

My daughter and I have been working with Zilli Hospitality Group on her upcoming wedding in August 2017 - love the location of Coast which is downtown milwaukee right within view of the Art Museum and Lake Michigan. So excited as it is coming up quickly! More...

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23 June 2017

The Zilli family does a great job in all their hospitality endeavours.

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Kristina Snell

26 May 2017

Great catering company. Call them for all you're wedding, corporate or any party needs!

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User6612673

20 March 2017

My husband and I originally had our wedding scheduled at the domes. After a inconvenient situation with the domes my husband and i needed to reroute our wedding. Thank you to Zillis for making our reroute so very painless ( as much as possible anyway ) More...

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Patrick

8 December 2016

We had a brunch reception after our wedding ceremony and Zilli was very accommodating. Their brunch options were absolutely delicious and were a huge hit with our friends and family. Definitely recommend.

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Patrick

8 December 2016

We are so pleased with our choice of florists. Our wedding had a vintage theme and they were so accommodating. We couldn't have pictured a more beautiful arrangement and centerpieces.

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Alexandra

7 December 2016

Zilli was phenomenal to work with. For my venue, I had to use Zilli for the bar services, but they made the cost for the food so competitive that we wanted to move forward with them for everything. Our wedding event planners were fantastic. I loved working with Jamie and Katy. They always got back to me usually the same day when I had questions and when I went to a wrong location for a meeting, they reorganized their schedule to come to me. My only thing I would have changed is that the girls I was working with weren't my day of event manager and I would have loved to meet them before hand, but the day of was incredibly smooth. We loved the tasting experience and they made it feel very special and any worries I had about the food were quickly gone. They were overall a great vendor and would use them again. More...

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Joel S.

10 November 2016

The staff at ZHG were magnificent and helped make our wedding day exactly what we wanted and more! Attentive, responsive, and willing to go above and beyond, they took care of every worry and made sure we could relax and enjoy our special day. Their food was one of the top compliments we received from our guests. More...

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Joel

10 November 2016

ZHG was truly wonderful! The staff were magnificent and helped make our wedding day exactly what we wanted and more! Attentive, responsive, and willing to go above and beyond, they took care of every worry and made sure we could relax and enjoy our special day. Their food was one of the top compliments we received from our guests. More...

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User7311263

13 October 2016

Zilli Hospitality Group will make even your rehearsal dinner an event to be talked about weeks after the event. The rehearsal dinner they catered for my son's wedding was out of this world! Every detail was perfect - food, linens, decor, station set up, service...the food was amazing, the staff was so wonderful and accommodating, and I didn't have to worry about a thing going wrong! I can't wait to use Zilli's again for my next event! Thank you to everyone from Steph, Angie, Katie, Beth, Cheyenne, Todd B, Virginia, Lisa, Bethany and the culinary team who made the awesome food...I can't thank you enough! We also used Adorn, the floral division of Zilli Hospitality Group for the wedding floral - all I can say is WOW! Everything was absolutely beautiful! Katie and Beth did an amazing job and the church and reception venue looked exactly as we had planned. More...

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Jannie

1 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed working with our Zilli event designer, Lori, from the moment we met her at the food tasting. She even gave us the absolutely phenomenal butternut squash risotto at no extra cost when it usually is extra. A lot of our wedding guests are still raving about the risotto to this day. Lori and her assistant Margaret worked with us to help make sure our day goes smoothly, down to the little details. There were a few instances where I thought Margaret was a bit unprofessional which I did not appreciate at the time. However, the scrumptious food and the beautiful presentation of the food on our wedding day more than made up for it because everything was perfect! More...

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Joelle

28 September 2016

We cannot say enough about how WONDERFUL Zilli was to work with! From the minute we meet them at the Bridal Show we knew they were the one we wanted to have as our caterer for our wedding. HIGHLY recommend!!!

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Cindy

11 September 2016

My husband and I got married at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. They have a pre-approved catering list, and we did not know where to start! We did our research and looked at reviews, and narrowed it down to two caterers: one being Zilli. We attended our taste consultation by Zilli, and it was delicious. The food blew us out of the water. Mrs. Paula was also very personable and listened to all of our concerns. They were willing to work with our ethnic dishes, and our budget. All of this, and their ability to work with our contract (hubby is in the military and we needed to work out something in case of a deployment), made us choose Zilli. The day of the wedding, everything was set up perfectly. The coordinator of the day introduced herself, and made sure the day ran smoothly. As for the the food, we got nothing but compliments on the food. Our menu for the night consisted of Hawaiian BBQ, Mac N Cheese, Pasta, Bread etc. It was absolutely delicious. Overall, we highly recommend Zilli. More...

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20 June 2016

Zili's Food was really good, we had the grand buffet. We only had one issue with one of the bar tenders not wanting to serve the bride as there was a mix up with communication. The bar tenders were told that both the Bride and Groom weren't able to drink alcohol when it should have been only the Groom. Once I talked to the manager that was on staff that night everything was taken care of. Everything else was really good! More...

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User5204127

3 December 2015

Zilli was the most responsive out of any catering companies we talked to. We did not expect to go with a higher end catering company, but the rest of them paled in comparison and Zilli was an easy choice. From first contact through the event, they stayed in touch and answered any questions. They were also flexible in making adjustments. For us, it was worth a slightly higher price not to be worrying about service. The food is also amazing - we got nothing but compliments on its tastiness. Our only complaint with Zilli is that one of our salads was screwed up. We asked to substitute a caprese salad, which they said was not problem, and we specifically had on the contract the ingredients we wanted in the salad. On the wedding day, there were multiple additions, including things I would not eat. If they had to put fillers in the salad, they should have talked to us first. Otherwise, they are great. More...

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Claudia

3 December 2015

Zilli Hospitality Group was a pleasure to work with! For our wedding reception, we knew that we wanted to work with a vendor that would offer several services and ZHG fit the bill -- they provided us with the venue, tables, linens, silverware, catering and a day-of coordinator for the reception! They also had a lot of connections to floral and DJ service providers, although we did not use them. As far as the staff, Candy and Roxann were great points of contact to us throughout the planning process, often making time to meet with us when we were in town (we live in the Chicago area). In some instances, their email responsiveness could have been quicker, but they are a very busy team and they always made sure to reply within a few days. On the day of the wedding, we could not have been happier with ZHG's food, drinks and service. All of the staff (day-of coordinator, servers, bartenders) were polite and accommodating, even when one of our guests had been rude to one of the servers (so embarassing!). We've heard from multiple guests that ours was the best wedding they had ever been to, and we know that ZHG played a big part in that! More...

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Taylor

17 November 2015

My fiancé and I are in the process of booking Zilli and we went to a tasting just a few days ago. The food was fantastic and they helped us pick the food the way we wanted it. Another great thing about Zilli is a lot is included in their prices so it ends up being even more affordable. We're excited to continue the process with Zilli and have them a part of our wedding day.

ps. The desserts we tried were delicious! We definitely went back for seconds and we know our guests will too!
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Taylor

17 November 2015

I had a great first meeting with Adorn. Even though I wasn't 100% what I wanted, they helped me feel reassured that they will make a custom bouquet to meet my needs for everyone in my bridal party, my family, and myself. I'm excited to continue working with them! More...

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Jessica

8 November 2015

We had an amazing wedding! Zilli did an outstanding job on the catering and set up for our event. Everyone loved the options we picked and absolutely enjoyed ever bite of our delicious choices. If I had to go with catering or an event set up for any other event or wedding We would definitely recommend Zilli Hospitality Group. They made our dream night a reality! More...

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User5460791

22 September 2015

We could not have been happier with Zilli! We used them for the dinner at our wedding reception at the Riviera in Lake Geneva. They were affordable and quite responsive throughout the entire process. Being from Chicago, we didn't know exactly what to expect with the Riviera's limited catering options. But Zilli more than exceeded our expectations. The salad and entree at the wedding were actually better than what we tried at the tasting! (When does that happen?!) And we got a lot of complements on the food from our guests. (Note that Zilli can bring in all the linens, plates, glassware, silverware, etc. to the Riviera too, so you can get pretty much everything from one vendor. That really made things easier. The only thing they don't do is cake, but they recommended Lakeland Bakery to us, which was wonderful!) If you are using the Riviera for your venue, we couldn't recommend Paula and her team any more. You won't be disappointed. More...

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Crystal

25 August 2015

Hands down…the best! Wouldn’t work with anyone other caterer!

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Brian

24 August 2015

Zilli is awesome. If I ever get married again (hopefully not) or throw a big party, I’ll definitely be using Zilli. First off, their pricing was straightforward and very reasonable – no service charges, additional gratuities, minimums, etc. I’m an auditor, so I was relieved to see that there were no surprises with their final invoice. Their food was fabulous. Most wedding food falls within the ‘meh’ range, but Zilli’s food was really noteworthy. Guests are still talking about their meals and the appetizers. And on top of all that, Zilli was incredibly easy to work with. I felt like they were right alongside my wife and I as we planned our wedding. Most of our vendors caused us nothing but headaches, but I’m really happy to say that Zilli didn’t give us any trouble at all. In fact, they went out of their way to reduce our stress and even picked up the slack for some of our other ‘not so good’ vendors. And at the actual reception itself, the Zilli staff were true professionals. They pulled everything off so flawlessly that you hardly realized they were there. This allowed my wife and I to truly enjoy our time that night, which is really the most important thing out of everything. I really can’t say enough good things about Zilli . . . More...

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Brian

24 August 2015

Working with Adorn for our wedding floral needs was remarkably easy. When it comes to budgeting for floral costs, the sky is the limit. However Adorn was very accommodating to our budget and was able to come up with the optimal package for our needs. The flowers all arrived exactly as planned at the ceremony and reception venues. It was extremely easy and stress-free. We’re glad we chose Adorn. More...

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12 August 2015

They were amazing! The food was great and everyone was very easy to work with, highly responsive, and flexible. Plus, my Day-of-coordinator said they were very helpful. I am beyond pleased with them. In fact, they offer floral services which I did not use and I sure wish I had. More...

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Annie

10 August 2015

Around 2 years ago we submitted an essay in the Zilli Dreams Do Come True wedding contest. We wrote about how we envisioned Zilli would make our wedding day perfect, and how an established, local family business is exactly what we wanted. We never could have imagined the attention to detail, their guidance, professionalism and genuine care that goes into the planning and executing of a couple's most memorable day. Our event designer, Jamie's support, responsiveness and care were unparalleled. Katie, our florist from Zilli's floral department, Adorn, went above and beyond with our center pieces and floral arrangements. And the garland!!! Total surprise and amazing, we LOVED it! Zilli brought our love to life and helped make an already unforgettable night absolutely magical. We are still reeling and on cloud 9. We would recommend Zilli without reservation to any one and for any event More...

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14 July 2015

ZillI Hospitality Group (ZHG) did an amazing job at our wedding!

From the very beginning I appreciated Angie, our ZHG contact person, calling us to explain different options we had for our menu and pricing. Communication was very good in the beginning and we had a great tasting. All the food was delicious. I felt we got a very good value for our money that we spent. Compared to competitors, we were given more for our money. The served plated salad, champagne toast, served cake, 5 appetizers during cocktail hour, coffee station, and the "all inclusiveness" of linens, plates etc- was really great. The champagne toast was very fancy and I loved that little addition!

The service AT the wedding was great, the presentation was beautiful, the service was friendly, the bartenders were great, and I was very happy we chose ZHG. They even carried my food plate, and my husband's, back from the buffet for us! I felt like great service. They also gave us a large tray at the head table of the appetizers we bought since we didn't get to eat all of them during the cocktail hour. It was a nice touch.

The only complaint that I have was the time period it took to get our contract finalized from ZHG. I was told that I'd get it by a certain date, and it was much longer after that we finally got the final contract. It was a little stressful for me because it was getting close to the wedding, and there ended up being unexpected charges. I wish the contract and payment could have been taken care of long before the wedding date.

Overall, the service on the day of- outweighed the dealing with the contract- the service was outstanding. Thank you ZHG!
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Kim

10 July 2015

My ceremony and reception are at a Zilli Hospitality site. They have been very helpful in the planning.

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29 June 2015

I was recommended to Zilli by a friend but was still a little unsure about the quality. I will say I've been pleasantly surprised with everything. Working with them is very easy, they even ordered a bunch of linens and set up mock tables to assist me in making my decision. Food is great and the appetizer selection is wonderful. More...

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Dawn

16 June 2015

Zilli Hospitality Group, specifically Angie Majewski did a phenomonal job catering our wedding reception. From the tasting, to the timeline of the night, to the food iitself; everything was perfect! Guests raved about the food. And I loved that they brought a platter of our hand passed appetizers to the groom and myself as soon as we sat down for dinner. Since we were tryin to talk to as many guests as possible during cocktail hour we didn't have the opportunity to catch many of the hand passed h'ords. Service was also excellent - there was a server at our table throughout each course checking to see how we were doing. I wish we could do our wedding all over again, just so I could enjoy the amazing food again! Great job Angie and team!!! More...

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15 June 2015

The service provided the day of the ceremony was exemplary -- everyone Zilli brought to our venue that day was courteous and professional. We had a brunch wedding and the food was really good. I am still dreaming about the french toast! Our bar tender was awesome as well -- we had a very non traditional wedding and had some star wars memorabilia set out and he renamed one of our drinks the "yoda" in honor of a sign we had on the terrace.
My only issue was in the planning stages -- due to my work/and living distance from Milwaukee I could only communicate in email most of the time, and it was very hard to get questions answered through email. The response to my questions was always fast, but I had a hard time getting all my questions answered unless I sent one question per email most of the time. I think I was also misunderstood a lot, so the only bad thing I have to say about them is likely entirely due to the fact that I had to communicate only through email.
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Leslie B.

7 June 2015

Just went to a private function that was catered by Zilli's. The food was outstanding. Grilled veggies with a flavorful dip..roast beef with Jack Daniels sauce..also served with onion butter and horseradish sauce..then a beautiful raspberry cheesecake dessert in a glass. The staff was outstanding..would use them for any function!!! More...

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29 May 2015

I LOVE Zilli's! We have had nothing but outstanding service. I cannot rave enough about out tasting experience with them. We had 2 other tastings (which were okay and bad), and I must say Zilli's is well above their competition. We had multiple options to try for salads, steak, chicken, and sides. Presentation was beautiful with each plate. We had an extremely hard time deciding what to choose. We also wanted to try salmon so they invited us back (free of charge) to try their salmon options. They gave us multiple delicious salmon options while still serving us our entire menu we previous picked out for our steak and chicken options. You also have to try their mini desserts. We thought for sure we were going to do cheesecake, until we tried their mini desserts. So we picked that option along with the ever impressive strawberry infusion station.
Everyone is beyond friendly and they make you feel right at home. I get timely and HONEST responses to all of my questions. You will for sure have your guests beyond satisfied when you choose to go with Zilli's. They are truly a class act.
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User4577340

20 February 2015

We're in the process of booking our wedding and catering was the first turn we made after we knew our location. Jamie has been excellent to work with. She only provides bumpers to our ideas when we need to understand limits of space or time. She runs right along with us and how we want it to look, feel and taste. The specialty menu they prepared for us is out of this world--and affordable. We found food is the way to make our wedding unique and our partner, Zilli agrees. It's been an outstanding experience. More...

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User4802643

19 February 2015

We did semi-sit down service with Zilli's for our February wedding and were so happy with our choice. They provided excellent options for added value because we were a winter wedding. It was also very convenient to be able to use them for both catering and floral. Our wedding guests raved about the food, with many proclaiming the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding and something they would have ordered again at a restaurant. Zilli's was also very willing to work with us on our preferred menu options and always willing to answer any questions. The day-off everything went off without a hitch and I would definitely pick them if I had to make the choice all over again. More...

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Natalie

2 February 2015

Angie is amazing to say the least! I was not the easiest bride to work with and she did it with grace. She was so flexible and so accommodating to all of my wants and needs throughout the wedding planning process. She was always available and worked very hard to help
My vision come to life. Knowing she was there on my wedding day made me so relieved. Everything went seamlessly and it was all do to her skill, organization and understanding of what I wanted on my wedding day. If I could plan my wedding again, I wouldn't do it without Angie!
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Krista

21 January 2015

Our food was excellent, we had several guests who told us we had the best wedding food. Candy was wonderful to work with and was very flexible. I also thought the prices were extremely fair and there were no hidden costs. Only complaint is my MOH's suitcase was stolen from the venue during the reception and never recovered. I felt little effort was put forth to search for the suitcase which held several expensive items. Other than that hiccup, everything else was wonderful and I would work with Zilli again. More...

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Bernadette

24 November 2014

Zilli was very accomodating and had such a great selection of food. Our guests were all raving about how good everything was! I would definitely recommend them to any future couple. We got married at the Milwaukee Domes which was a beautiful venue-almost like a destination wedding in your back yard. More...

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Emily

3 November 2014

Amazing food! Two months after our wedding and we still have people telling us how much they loved the food. They were so accommodating with us doing stations and letting us come for multiple taste testing. Everyone was so nice to work with. There was even one particular server at the wedding who made sure we were able to eat and brought us food from each station. Everything was perfect and presented just as promised. My husband's boss who attended the wedding is even now using them as the caterer for all events they host. More...

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User4446009

3 October 2014

I had my wedding on September at Boerner Botanical Gardens and it was beautiful! I booked the place in early June of the same year, so Zilli was very accommodating to my needs. I had a short timeframe to plan the wedding, I am not from Milwaukee but from Madison so they were patient whenever my husband and I were late for meetings. My Mother who was in charge of decorations and the flowers wanted special accommodations made for us and even though she does not speak English, Lori from Zilli was able to make those happen. Zilli was also very flexible with slight changes to the menu since I have a dairy restriction and a gluten free diet. The wedding was beautiful! Even though it was the coldest day in September, our wedding was indoors. The tables were decorated beautifully and the flowers in the gardens looked very pretty in the rain. All the guests had a really great time! More...

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10 September 2014

Very, very professional. We didn't hire a wedding planner for our small event at first - and eventually we decided we needed to - but Zilli was sufficiently organized that we almost got away with it. They made sure everything for the catering was properly organized a month before the event - including the schedule. Excellent food. More...

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Alana

9 September 2014

Our reception venue only allowed specific caterers to cater events, which one happened to be Zilli. Compared to other vendors, their prices were more reasonable. However, be mindful that non alcoholic beverages are not included. Linens and gratuity were included which was a plus. More...

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14 August 2014

Food was delicious! My one request was to not have the standard dry wedding chicken and they pulled through! Many compliments on the tenderloin and salad as well! The planning process with Jamie was stress free and fun! Our event manager Chris was amazing he was calm and kept us informed and the night went very smooth!

My one piece of advice is READ your contracts! We were disappointed when we were informed of a price increase couple months before the wedding! But other than that we were very satisfied!
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17 July 2014

We catered one night of our Indian/American fusion wedding with Zilli's Indian division. My husband is Indian, and I'm American, and both of our families loved the food! They were very willing to tone down the spiciness to make sure my family would try it. Our biggest fear was that many people would be trying Indian food for the first time, and we wanted to make sure they were served quality food that tasted amazing, and this definitely fit the bill! I had many family members asking me what the different dishes were called after the wedding so they could order them at Indian restaurants. Thank you for everything! More...

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Lee

9 July 2014

Hiring Zilli was the best decision we made for our wedding! They were so great to work with right from the start. They always returned emails and phone calls promptly and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for our big day. Our event designer Jen was awesome and our on-site event manager Theresa was so sweet and great to work with, they both made our day so relaxing and fun for us. We knew we did not have anything to worry about at all! We received so many compliments from our guests on the food (one of our guests even sweet-talked her way into the getting the recipe for the cranberry glazed chicken!). The ranchero pasta salad was my favorite, but honestly everything was perfect and scrumptious. Highly highly recommend!! More...

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Paige

3 June 2014

Zilli's Hospitality Group is nothing short of spectacular. They went above and beyond the call of duty and truly did everything they could to make my wedding day one to remember. From the selection of food, to the expert staff Zilli's is the best catering company around. I had the pleasure of working with Julie the day of and before the event and she did an awesome job. She was able to come place the linens the day before the event, which was a huge lifesaver. I am just so happy with how accommodating the staff was and how helpful they were. They went above and beyond from the time of set up, to hors' dourves, to dinner, to the special ice cream treat, and to clean up! I would recommend everyone check out Zilli's Hospitality Group!

Also, I can't even begin to tell you how many times, the night of the wedding and days after, I have been told how awesome the food was. I have never heard so many compliments and discussions about food! Thank you again Zilli's; I couldn't be more grateful for all that you have done for Ryan and I.
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User4068117

28 April 2014

While planning a wedding can take several months to complete I certainly recommend working with someone who is reliable, professional, organized and knowledgeable. For us that was Angie at Zilli Hospitality Group. We couldn't ask for a better person to help us plan our daughters wedding. Because our daughter lived out of state we worked worked with Angie here and she communicated with our daughter via emails and phone calls. When we had a major DJ problem she was right there ahead of the game and finding us a replacement just three days before the wedding. Our daughter took a different approach to the dinner option and Angie embraced it and made it happen with the help of the rest of the Zilli Group. I would definitely recommend working with them for your wedding. It's not always easy to find someone who is so passionate about what they do and fortunately for us that made working with Angie a pleasure. More...

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User3935834

27 February 2014

everything on our wedding day was perfect other than the linens. I went with the standard white linen provided which was fine for a table seating 8. Our caterer suggested to maximize the space and get a larger table to fit 10. She did not suggest I get a larger linen though. Sadly the linens looked silly and way to short on the larger table. More...

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Christine

12 February 2014

Zilli did a wonderful job. Our wedding was an outdoor ceremony, indoor cocktail hour, and outdoor tented reception, and Zilli managed everything seamlessly on the day. I can't tell you how many guests raved about the food at our wedding. I honestly wasn't expecting such fantastic quality - the food was delicious at the tasting, but you just never know how it will stand up when it's cooked for 190 people. It was just as good! What a wonderful surprise.

The service Zilli provided on the wedding day was top-notch. I didn't have to worry about a thing. There was even a server who followed my husband and I around with a tray of appetizers during the cocktail hour, because she knew we'd been busy taking pictures and hadn't had any yet.

ZHG staff are extremely professional, they know exactly what they are doing and they get the job done right. Highly recommended.
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laura

21 November 2013

We are very pleased with our decision to book Zilli hospitality for our caterer. We were very impressed with their presentation the first time we met with them, and the food was just as good if not better at the wedding. Our guests are still talking about how impressed they were with the food! One thing we really enjoyed at the presentation was the fact that they put cucumber slices in the water. Although this was not ultimately served at the reception, it is not something that we would hold against them. It was a pleasure working with both Heather and Jamie, and the staff was really friendly and accommodating the night of the wedding and during the planning process. Heather was so understanding when we had to reschedule the tasting due to a snowstorm. I would not hesitate to recommend them as a caterer! More...

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Tyler & Whitney

8 October 2013

Zilli was the best vendor we had across everyone we worked with for our wedding. We wanted our theme to be quintessentially Wisconsin, with a traditional fish fry, etc. and they delivered. From the initial tasting (which was outstanding) through to the day-of, they grasped our theme, asked the right questions, and did a great job of having answers for those things we hadn't thought of (two-sided buffet so people are served more quickly - awesome.) They also accommodated our Wisconsin custard for dessert, which we brought in from outside, but they were still willing to dish up on demand. Zilli is not the cheapest around, but not the most expensive either -- not even close. With a limited budget, we decided that rather than get B-list vendors across the board, we would pick a few that mattered more to us (food, DJ...) and spend more, while saving in other areas. So glad we chose Zilli and would recommend them to anyone with very specific needs looking for flexibility. Lastly, our coordinator Heather had a baby during the months before our wedding and no one at Zilli missed a beat with our event! More...

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Mary

3 October 2013

If you want the perfect wedding reception for your daughter contact Zilli Hospitality. They are amazing! It is almost impossible to find the words to describe the remarkable job performed by Candy, Paul, Jordan, and Connie. I was worried about planning an out of town wedding but the moment we walked into The Coast and met Candy I knew that we had found the ideal place. She made the whole planning experience easy and FUN! Without hesitation she included unique personal touches including serving the same appetizer that was served at our wedding reception and making the salad using my mother’s Greek dressing recipe. The reception itself was a dream come true. The setting was stunning with views of the lake and the Milwaukee skyline. The food was delicious, everyone raved about their meal. The wait staff was attentive and accommodated our every need. The DJ did a terrific job, the dance floor was full the entire evening. The only difficult thing about the entire experience was having it end and leaving The Coast. Thank you so very much Candy Zilli and Zilli Hospitality! More...

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Sylvia

24 September 2013

Zilli was very professional and responsive. I was very impressed with their tasting and it carried over to my event. i was very pleased with the service provided. A bit pricey, but the staff went above & beyond on my day & I am so thankful I chose them. The food was excellent!!! More...

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User2419184

21 July 2013

I worked with Heather and Jamie from Zilli Hospitality for our reception at Cuvee. They were a phenomenal pair and we couldn't be happier with their dedication, great recommendations and creativity. I received nothing but compliments about the event, and it wouldn't have been that way without their incredible work!

Also, I found that they were a great value, and they bent over backwards to incorporate elements that mattered to us, such as sourcing the fish from a local urban farm, buying 50%+ local produce, using Alterra coffee and Rishi tea, using custard from my favorite place in Milwaukee instead of ice cream, etc. etc. Every time my request wasn't too great and their pricing extremely fair. They were also very organized and explained everything to me and kept all of my suggestions straight. I had some changes at the last minute, and they dealt with all of it with incredible poise!

The only thing preventing me from giving all 5 stars is that the night of the on-site coordinator was a little bit confused with the timing of everything. There wasn't the best coordination with the DJ so the pies had to be put out before we cut them because the custard was already plated and they were melting, and then there was no official 'cake cutting' for everyone to enjoy. Also, most people missed the late night nosh table because it wasn't announced. I'd recommend meeting the night-of coordinator before the wedding if possible to make sure everyone is on the same page and they coordinate with the DJ and the venue.
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Monica

17 July 2013

I absolutely would recommend Zilli Hospitality group for any event. Our daughters wedding was in Milwaukee and we live 7 hours away. They were very professional, and on the day, everything was beautifully presented and the food won rave reviews. I could not have been more satisfied! We had a small brunch reception and were treated with great care down to every detail. With 75 guests were were not a big ticket event for this caterer, but their attention to us confirmed the value they place on each of their customers. Ryan our event coordinator was amazing, and the girls at the office were great and very personable. More...

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4 July 2013

Food was fantastic and Lisa was a joy to work with! From the first tasting we knew that we wouldn't just have "typical wedding food" and guests are still talking about how great the food was! They really are a full service catering company, which was great! They worked with us to make a late night nacho river happen, served great appetizers, and handled any allergy concerns without issue. They also put together a huge plate of all of our appetizers and had it waiting at our head table, which was great since we didn't get any during cocktail hour and were super hungry at that point! If you go with Zilli, you'll definitely want to make time to eat the food at your wedding :)

My only complaint was that on our wedding night I had to argue with the on site event manager directly about who our chair sashes belonged to when he wouldn't believe my day of coordinator or maid of honor. He had initially asked my day of coordinator and a bridesmaid and they both said that they were ours and had been purchased outside of Zilli, belonged to us and would be collected by us. It finally got resolved, but it was just a little thing I would have rather not had to deal with directly on my wedding day!
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shaina

2 July 2013

We had a rather limited budget for our wedding, therefore we only catered cocktail type foods. Very impressed with the service and the food!

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Leslie

1 July 2013

LONG OVERDUE!!
I got married August 2012, and should have gotten this done a long time ago.. BUT wanted to share my experience with all the future brides.
Our wedding: We wanted something trendy, romantic and memorable.. and that was what we got! We were married on the veranda of Coast at 4:30pm, August 24th,2012. The cocktail hour took place on the deck, overlooking the museum and lake front. We have about 115 guests. The reception and dinner was inside, followed by dancing and more cocktails.
WOW! My now husband and I were just thrilled at how wonderful they were from start to finish. I set up a meeting with one of the wedding planners, Heather. Heather was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and made the whole planning process very simple. She is prompt, attentive and has GREAT follow up and you can tell she has been doing this for a while. She made everything so easy! ( I am a controlling/overly organized bride with a million questions. I had a wedding notebook /folder hat was 3 inches thick!!!) I cannot tell you how happy I was with her and Heather and Zilli. They made me feel like I was their ONLY bride.
They had several different competitive packages, just h’orderves, to elaborate or simple buffet options, to sit down choices. We chose the buffet. The staff at Zilli made it feel so posh and impressive!! The staff was attentive, and the service was perfect! The food was AMAZING, and the presentation was classy and chic. I still get compliments on the food 1 year later. The staff even reserved appetizers, and a serving of our mini martini for us and our wedding party to have when we got done with photos. The day of our wedding went perfect, no surprises, no concerns, thank you to Heather, Zilli and all the other vendors that made the day run soo smoothly. It was everything we wanted, and as a controlling crazy bride ;) everything I wanted.. I cannot say enough GREAT things about Zilli Hospitality Group and Heather.
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Kelly

8 June 2013

I have been in search of a wedding venue and happen to come accross your company Zilli Hospitality. I had the pleasure of dealing with one of your fine representatives Angie Majewski. Although I decided not to go with one of your participating vendors, I wanted to let you know what an excellent employee you have representing your company. I really wish we could have used one of your venues because we would have loved to worked with Angie. She is simply a wonderful person! Very organized, professional and amazing follow up. I received a beautiful gift in our first meeting and a hand written thank you card to follow (almost unheard of these days).
In looking for a place to have our wedding I have dealt with many event planners. Unfortunately they do not even come close to Angie. You have a real gem of an employee and I am sure she is valued greatly. I just wanted to let you know as often it is common to only hear negative feedback. Thank you for the opportunity to work with Zilli and I will be recommending you and Angie to anybody that is planning an event. What a class act!!
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3 May 2013

We had our wedding reception at Coast. It was the perfect location for our size group. Some of the tables weren’t ideal for our guests (hard to see the speeches given and wedding party). It isn’t the typical wedding venue, which we wanted. The food was good and the staff was helpful! More...

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Rebecca

28 January 2013

My husband and I can not say enough positive things about Zilli Hospitality Group. We are still getting compliments on our wedding buffet.

From the start, our Representatives, Heather and Lisa, were super responsive to any and all questions (and I asked A LOT of questions). They were also very patient, which is appreciated. The menu offerings are wonderful and they made the tasting a fun, elegant experience. Their buffet packages feature delicious options and have some nice inclusions - china, silver flatware, water service during dinner, and standard size linens. If you opt for their 'enhancements' - there are many nice offerings to choose from. During our tasting, we met one of the Zilli chefs who made some custom changes to our wedding day menu.

The day of our wedding, our event manager, Todd, helped everything move along flawlessly. He was right there to answer all of our questions and was a great pleasure to work with. What impressed my husband and me the most is that the buffet servers greeted us by our first names, congratulated us, and carried our plates to our table. That personalized touch was unexpected and greatly appreciated.

All food from Zilli is made from scratch in their kitchen and you can definitely tell the difference. I highly recommend Zilli Hospitality Group for the overall quality encompassed in each service they provide. Our day would not have been the same without them!
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Temmi

7 January 2013

Zilli Group catered our wedding two weeks ago. She also catered the pre-nuptual dinner the night before. Them staff are extremely professional. The food at the prenuptial (Paella and Spanish appetizers) and the wedding (steak, salmon, salads, and varied appetizers) were even BETTER than at the tasting. Zilli Group are flexible and respond quickly to requests and concerns. I would highly recommend them for any event. More...

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3 December 2012

We had a specialty menu for our wedding. We also had a few alterations to the usual menu. Zilli's was very co-operative and did an excellent job. The service was outstanding. All the guests were impressed and said the dinner was delicious. More...

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Kate

29 October 2012

From beginning to end I couldn't recommend a better catering resource than Zilli's. Having worked with them through corporate events previous to my wedding, I had no question in my mind as to who I could trust the most for our wedding day. Zilli's took the time to finalize every last detail to our liking, including meeting on-site at our venue months in advance to familiarize themselves with our rental space at Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee. They showcased our food in a casual yet elegant mix-n-mingle style of various food stations, with the "entree" feature of a traditional Milwaukee Fish Fry. They even specialized our root beer float dessert with Milwaukee's own Kopp's Frozen Custard! The food was outstanding and raved about from our guests over and over and OVER. I knew I was in good hands from the start, and they proved me right in the end! We can't thank or praise Zilli's enough!!! More...

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User2669139

24 October 2012

Zilli's was great to work with. We received so many compliments on the food! The beef was tender, the chicken moist and root vegetables were seasoned perfectly. They responded to our special requests (free range chicken, plated salad and bread with chef stations for our main meal).

They went above and beyond what I thought they would. The person in charge onsite looked professional, was polite, responsive and nearly invisible when we didn't need them. The rest of the staff was amazing and made sure our bridal party had snacks and drinks during photos so we didn't miss out from the entire cocktail hour.

The entire group was a pleasure to work with. Their professionalism allowed me to let go on my big day because I know everything was going to happen.
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User2722368

18 October 2012

Overall I was very satisfied with Zilli. They had a great array of food to choose from, and were kind enough to arrange a special tasting when we couldn't make it to any of the pre-scheduled ones due to difficulty with my schedule. All of our guests were very impressed with the quality of food, and their service was outstanding. More...

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3 October 2012

From initial email exchanges about our unique food choices (Mexican appetizers and buffet) through last minute tweaks to our schedule of events, Zilli was responsive every step of the way! Thank you to Heather and Lisa who spearheaded the planning pieces, and Alex and his staff who carried out the orders on our wedding day in a very professional, non-obtrusive manner. Each detail was ironed well in advance so we could totally enjoy our day without any worries. More...

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Amy

30 August 2012

We had our ceremony in the North Garden and wedding reception for 125 at Coast. We worked with Zilli every step of the way,they were able to accomodate all my special requests such as outdoor couches and fireplaces for the coast patio. They provided us with amazing referrals for any service they did not provide. Our day exceeded our expectations in so many ways,the food was amazing,the staff was superb,the details of the floral designs and linen looked perfect! They are definately pro's at everything they do. We were complimented by our guests all evening about the venue itself and the awesome food. We we told by repeated guests that we had the best wedding they had ever been to! Thank you Coast/Zilli More...

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User2609914

20 August 2012

The food was delicious. The service was wonderful. The staff working at the museum were wonderful and were available to answer any questions.

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Shannon

16 August 2012

ZHG has a lot of options! It was great to have them for our caterer and bar service for our wedding. The food was excellent! And a lot of my guests said it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding :)

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Shannon & Mark Mankowski
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sunny

16 August 2012

We contaced Zilli for our rehearsal dinner and so glad we did. I live in Chicago and being an hour and a half away from the planned event, I counted on Zilli for my eyes and expertise in dealing with an outdoor, tented dinner. It went perfectly and I couldn't be happier. They are so prefessionial and helpful and the food was delicious and exactly what I ordered. I have received so many compliments on the evening and would recommend Zilli in a minute. S.Masur More...

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Mary Ann

23 July 2012

Now known as Zilli Hospitality Group...everyone LOVED their food and the presentation was incredible. Many friends commented this was not "wedding food" but quality and taste of a private dinner party! All wait staff were attentive and friendly. Would recommend to all! More...

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Dustin and Allison

18 July 2012

One word, AMAZING! We had an outdoor wedding at my wife’s parents farm, which in itself is a hassle to plan. We had several meetings will Zilli's and our other vendors and Zilli's was more than happy to attend them. They worked with us and our other vendors to make our wedding great! The service was extremely professional, it was better than a five star restaurant. They were also very accommodating with several of our requests. They understood that though this may have been just another day for them, it was the biggest day of our lives and they helped to make it the best day of our lives. I truly appreciate that so much. Now to the main point of catering the FOOD.

The food was terrific. We are now three weeks past our wedding and we are still receiving compliments on the food. I cannot express how whole heartedly impressed we and all of our guests were with the food. Not that I was expecting any less, because at the tasting, I was blown away. Zilli's meet and surpassed all of our expectations.

I would like to thank Zilli's and all of their staff for helping to make our wedding more than we could have imagined.
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Linda

15 July 2012

We used Zilli's for our daughter's outdoor wedding at our residence in June. The food was amazing, our guest are still talking about it! We had a buffet and I felt like we were in a 5-star restaurant. From the set-up, linens to staff, it was beautiful. We had the Portebella Farfalle, Chicken with Veronique Sauce and Beef Tenderloin with Jack Daniels Au Poivre Sauce. It was out of this world. The appetizers were phenomenal as well and served so professionally by the staff.

It is things like this to help make that special day ever so more special. And that, you cannot put a price tag on.
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Kathy

10 July 2012

Our experience with Zilli's Hospitality Group was excellent. We were holding an outdoor wedding reception (casual) but still wanted great service and wonderful food. From the first contact to the day of the party we were in constant contact and every effort was made by the team at Zilli's to meet our requirements.

The pricing was excellent, the food was superb and the staff was extremly friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend Zilli Hospitality Group!
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Jamie

22 June 2012

Working with Zilli was easy and we got amazing service from them. Initially we went with Zilli so we could stay within our budget and still have an open bar. Zilli had many options for us and helped us choose the right option for our guests and our budget. Zilli also provided us with some special "extras" with our package. We recieved free upgrades on our entres and they took the time to personalize our wedding with flower arrangemets on the buffet table - which was a total surprise to us. The service during the wedding was also execptional. As the bride I was worried about carrying my plate back from the buffet but without even asking they had someone there to carry my plate back for me. They also saved cake for my husband and I because they saw we never got a piece. It was great having the staff thinking about us during the reception. I would recommend this vendor to anyone. More...

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Megan

19 June 2012

One of the first things I booked! I knew the food was good, and then I figured out just how good about two months before my wedding. Amazing food. We ended up customizing our late night appetizers. The lady I ended up working with in the end, Lisa (after I went through two other sales people who quit) knew what I was looking for and helped my vision come to life. I did have some times where my emails "end up" in the spam folder for their email and I had to email again. In the end it turned out amazing and everyone loved the food. More...

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Taylor

16 June 2012

Zilli's made our wedding reception! The food and service was great, along with everything leading up to the wedding... From the tasting to the ease of the contracts and menus. Communication was great- we were in contact with Paula and Stephanie often and they were both wonderful. We hired them for both our bartending and catering services- highly recommended! More...

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Haley

22 May 2012

Here's the bottom line - was the food good? The food was excellent! Guests put a lot of weight in the taste of the food, so we were happy with that. The only thing I wasn't happy with was that I worked with two people for 9 or 10 months as my event coordinators and then the DAY BEFORE I was assigned someone that I never met and that never introduced herself to me at the wedding. They also forgot to sit out our wedding cake, even though we provided them with a detailed timeline and they knew the cake was in the fridge. This created an awkward moment when we went to cut it and it wasn't there! More...

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Jenna

27 October 2011

I really enjoyed working with Zilli's. They were so professional and really gave us a great experience. They worked with us on costs and menu choices. Their food was absolutely amazing and all of our guests complimented the dinner. My fiance wanted a bbq glazed pork and they didn't have that as an option but their chef was able to make something just for us and it was so great! I highly recommend them! More...

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LYN

26 September 2011

As a Event Planner for more than 20 years, the wedding this past weekend, September 24th was one of the smoothest I have done with catering companies. Zilli provided up to date information, sales force was in constant contact, and the event manager for the day was beyond accommodating. Having done events all over the world, saying that this company is top notch is an understatement. I had not one single issue with food or service. Paul was a real gem to get last minute changes done quickly and efficiently and Megan who was the lead server, by far a person who loves her job and it shows via her customer service skills. Candy and her staff of miracle workers took great care of both the bridal party and the guests.

Food was out of this world, nothing less than 5 stars with beautiful displays and smiling servers. This is a gem of a company to deal with from start to finish, no glitches, no headache and no nonsense.

Any bride thinking of an event that involves Zilli, should not look any further and any event planner that can use them should do so without a further thought. A+++++ on the entire process.

Thank goodness there is still a catering company that knows how to go the extra mile. This is a rarity in this day and age. Bravo Zilli.......I will be working with you again. It was a total pleasure!
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Ali

23 September 2011

Zilli was a great caterer. Our wedding was in Green Lake, WI and there were no issues using them even though they are out of Milwaukee. Their food is excellent and there were so many compliments. Zilli easily accomodated every request - including a pig roast. They even threw in a few surprises that I didn't know were going to be included! It was a pleasure to work with them. More...

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Krista

23 August 2011

The food was amazing, the price was amazing and the overall experience of the catering was awesome!

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Jennifer

25 July 2011

We considered two caterers, and the side-by side comparison offered by Zilli's not only showed us the cost difference between the two (Zilli's just couldn't be beat) but also guaranteed our quoted price (a year our from the wedding). They worked with us through menu changes, venue changes, event size changes and last minute requests for things like high chairs and booster seats. Our guests told us all night, and continue to tell us, how great the food was! We were thrilled to work with them and would have no doubts choosing them to cater the next party we decide to throw!! More...

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Karen

20 June 2011

Great service from the time we started working with them through the end of the wedding! We still have people asking us who catered our wedding!!

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Heather

5 June 2011

Zilli's service and food the day of the wedding was great. Everyone complimented on the food. We also had the late night snack of mashed potatoes with toppings served in martini glasses, which was fun. It was a little bit difficult at times coordinating details before the wedding. Also, we rented our linens from them, and they came to set up the tables late, which messed up our plans for decorating a bit. Otherwise, everything else was good. More...

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Katie

17 March 2011

My husband and I decided to have a cocktail wedding reception and looked into many caterers to do the hors d'oeuvres for us. Zilli's prices were on the lower end of the offers we received. They were able to work with us when our venue changed, the food was delicious and the service was great. A lot of our guests complimented the food. More...

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Neva

18 September 2010

Zilli Hospitality was the caterer for my daughter's August, 2010 wedding at the Elm Grove Woman's Club. The food and service were outstanding and perfect in every aspect from the attentive staff on site to the abundance and superb quality of the food. Our guests raved about the tasty buffet offerings and late night snacks! We used Zilli's for both our food and beverages, making for a very easy event. We could not have been more pleased with every aspect of working with Zilli's! More...

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Niki

26 August 2010

Coast did an amazing job for our wedding reception. The food was outstanding and the service was great. The staff was very flexible on our wedding day and were there whenever we needed anything at all. We received many compliments about ambiance and food, and had a few guests tell us it was the nicest wedding reception they had ever been to. More...

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Meg

6 August 2010

Zilli Hospitality Group, Milwaukee and Waukesha, provided the catering services for my daughter's wedding at the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee. All of our guests were raving about their plated dinners. They were served warm and delicious. Our family is very picky about their steaks and everyone thought the food was far superior to any wedding/catered food they have received.

The hand passed appetizers were also warm and much enjoyed. The young staff did an excellent job and were pleasant and professional.

We were completely satisfied with the evening service and food. We were so happy that our guests were so pleased.
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Amanda

29 July 2010

The appetizers served during cocktail hour were really good. I can't remember much of the dinner and did not actually that much just due to being busy. The staff was very friendly to all of my guests and very professional. We used Ellen's for all of our rentals and everything was set up in a reasonable amount of time. I changed my mind often in the last 6 weeks before my wedding and the caterers were very accomodating each time. My only complaint was the degree of communication at the start of my planning. It often took a while for them to respond to my emails. However, as we got closer to the event they always responded promptly. More...

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Carrie

7 May 2010

Zilli Hospitality Group was wonderful! Our wedding reception was held at the Mitchell Park Domes, and it was beautiful. The staff members at Zilli were there for our every need and question throughout the planning process. Plus, we received tons of compliments during our reception. They truly exceeded our expectations! More...

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Kelly

26 April 2010

They were the best out of the three caters we visited. Paula, our wedding planner, was very nice and flexibility with our food allergies and budget. Our wedding reception went flawless! The food was delicious as it was from our tasting and the staff were professional. One of them even brought my grandmother a dinner plate from the buffet so that she didn't have to stand in line. They made our wedding a memorable night!!! More...

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alia

13 April 2010

The Food was great, my guest love it! and love your catering team..the friendlist group of people to cater our wedding...well recommend to other brides/grooms.

Thank you all. Alia & Christopher Thomas 4/4/10
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Heather

6 December 2009

Everyone told us that our food was excellent and as much as I wanted a plated dinner, the buffet was sooo good. I was a little disappointed that I wasn't able to negotiate a little more in terms of making some substitutions, but I guess I don't know how difficult my requests were. They were able to quote me on some potential changes to the menu so I appreciated that. More...

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Mandy

5 November 2009

They were perfect for our wedding! We received many compliments on how delicious the food was, and they were so wonderful to work with. They were very accommodating. I highly recommend them! More...

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Sara

29 October 2009

Food was excellent and very well presented.

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Cindy

31 March 2009

We had gotten cost information from Zilli's at one of the bridal shows. We went to the tasting and were sold on the food - my husband still raves about it! After dealing with them for a few days, we were told we were given the wrong price list and that for our venue the cost was significantly higher. After some back and forth, they agreed to honor the original pricing we received if we guaranteed a certain headcount. Despite that one snafu, everything was great. They were very accomodating, and checked in with us several times during the reception to make sure everything was to our liking. While they are a bit pricier, I'd highly recommend them to cater your event - the food is fantastic! More...

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Sandra

2 August 2008

We were very happy with zilli's. They catered our reception at the Grain Exchange. We worked with Paula and found her to be wonderful. Almost three years after our wedding we still get compliments on our mashed potato bar! The food was delicious, presentation was great. The only complaint we had (and it was a very small thing) was that we paid for tealights to be placed strategically throughout the room and the catering staff forgot about them - we had to remind them to put them out and remind them again to light them. But not the kind of thing any of our guests would have noticed! More...

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Erin

7 July 2008

A great caterer. Exceptional food and service. We had compliments all night about how great the food was. Maybe a little expensive but completely worth it. The consultant that we met with was very attentive and made sure that we were comfortable with everything we chose. More...

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Ellen

12 June 2008

We did a brunch reception, and Zilli's had us convinced when they gave us a full, beautiful food presentation for myself, my fiance, and my parents. During the rest of the wedding planning they were constantly in contact and always helpful, for the most part returning calls and emails within a day or two. We had an outdoor wedding and they were prepared to help us with a backup plan in case of inclement weather. All of our guests were impressed with the quality of the food and the service as well. A bit more costly than other caterers but well worth it! More...

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Bridget

7 June 2008

Zilli's was FANTASTIC in working with us. The food was delicious (We went the buffet route), though a little spendy. Delicious, though, and helpful every step of the way.

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Sharonn

10 May 2008

Ellen Zilli's provided exceptionals service with no hiccups. Definately worth the money spent.

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Megan

5 January 2008

This was some of the best food we have ever had. To this day people still comment about the food we had at our wedding.

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Meghan

9 December 2007

I liked Ellen's. The food was delicious and there was plenty!

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Carrie

25 November 2007

Excellent food! Our guest loved it and we were able to have a mostly vegetarian meal with no problems. They also gave us a special deal because our wedding was on a Sunday. There weren't a huge amount of options in a basic price range for table settings and supplies, but the ones we did have were great. More...

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Katie

28 October 2007

I was thrilled with the food. My contact at Ellen Zilli's was very quick to respond to my many questions. She always had an answer or a solution for me. Ellen's was very flexible with all my requests. The food was delicious and was elegant looking as well. They provided the bartending services too, which I was also pleased with. My only criticism was that the drinks were served in plastic cups, which I was surprised by. They looked tacky. All the other plates, silverware, and glasses were glass or metal, not plastic. Next time I'd ask for glasses at the bar. More...

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Jennifer

23 October 2007

Annette was absolutely wonderful throughout the planning. She was so very informative regarding every aspect, thinking of things I had not thought of! Every meeting with her was an opportunity to try the fantastic cooking. Catering is in one lump sum, which includes tax and gratuity. They have many, many styles and options for meals and meal presentation, and seem very excited about trying new ideas that the bridal couple have (i.e. a caramel apple bar at the end of the evening for a fall wedding). More...

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