Fabulous Find in Toledo
Three of us were in town for a Girls Weekend and discovered Zia's on the Docks. What a find!! Wish we had one closer to home! Food was fabulous; service very attentive. We were stuffed but were tempted by the desserts and opted to take them back to our hotel. What a surprise, when our server brought the desserts all bagged up and said, "The manager was disappointed by the appearance of the desserts. There's nothing wrong with them, they're still good, they just don't look as nice as they would if served here .... so they are on the house." We will remember Zia's to all of our friends, and every time we return to Toledo!!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a favorite!
When you crave Italian in Toledo, there are just a few places that really hit the spot. Zia's is the one that has it all--- great view of the river, fun atmosphere, and great non-chain food.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were excellent. Zias went on our rotation for a restaurant we will frequent often. What was really nice was the fact that the music level was appropriate for the type of restaurant and low enough to allow conversation to be heard at our table. Nothing worse than not being able to hear your company with blaring rock and roll in the background. Good food and service cannot make up for loud music.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We're always happy with the
We're always happy with the food at Zia's. Very tasty!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the fact that on my birthday each year I can come in for a dinner and pick my own desert.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I dined here for the first time and I definitely recommend this place! We ate outside and it was so nice by the river! A must go to place!!!! Food was EXCELLENT, our waitress was awesome, prices were good, and ambience was lovely!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out w/ friends
Appetizers were great. Waitress recommended asiago cheese appetizer - outstanding! However, I don't drink much, but decided to splurge and have a Long Island iced tea. Although the taste was good, it was very weak. I mentioned it to the waitress, asked her to order another, but to tell the bartender it was weak. Second was the same. Don't waste your money on that drink. My friends said their Italian margarita was very good (but I don't care for tequila).
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic and
The food was fantastic and service was also. Love Zia!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall everything was very nice, server ,food, etc.... my suggestion would be get some kind of shading blinds for the top windows. I would go back
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zia's was great
I had not been to Zia's for possibly a year or more after being a monthly regular. It seems to have recouped it old excellence.
Food was presented nicely and was very good. Staff was friendly, helpful but not intrusive.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Zia's. The pizza is
We love Zia's. The pizza is an incredible bargin and VERY good. It serves 4 to 6 people. The other menu items are also very good and are made with high quality food. We like to sit outside as the inside can be a it noisy. the wait staff seems to betrainrd to be available when needed but not constantly interrupting. it is like a mini vacation when you dine outside.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back!
Zia's has a nice varied menu...something for everyone. Service was excellent and the food was great. Can't wait to go back!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was terrific. Accommodated our group of 8 easily. Delicious. Attentive waiter.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sat outside, water view, watched the boats go by. Food was excellent! Waiter was good. Evening dinner was fabulous!!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great waiter Marshall,
We had a great waiter Marshall, great food, sat by the window and enjoyed that water
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner with friends
Zia's is a fun, energetic restaurant. Wait staff know the menu and can describe the dishes well. We went to meet up with a few friends. Very comfy and delicious pasta dishes!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zia's was the choice of the person who was celebrating the Special Occasion. We have found that Zia's provides consistant quality food and has an excellent wait staff.Would recommend this resturant to anyone with no reservations.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and I went here for her birthday dinner. With Open Table, we specified that we wanted to sit outside for our dinner and Zia's accommodated that accordingly. The food was great and they even provided a desert for her birthday. Overall it was a great experience for a special event like ours. The prices are higher for their food, but the price is worth it for special events. I would recommend this place.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice patio dining!
We came to zias for dinner after visiting university of toledo with our daughter and had a wonderful evening sitting on patio. Our waiter Luke was very attentive and friendly. Our food was very average but the atmosphere and service made it a nice evening.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and view
Made reservations for Friday night at 5:30 to sit on the dock. It was pretty dead when we got there, but it filed up by 7pm. The food was excellent, our server (Eric) was amazing! He even took a few pictures of us on the riverfront. I would highly recommend Zia's.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good to find a nice italian restaurant in toledo! Food was great! Ambience remembers traditional restaurants in italy.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food review
The food and atmosphere of Zia's is wonderful. It is romantic and elegant and has wonderful view of being along the river. The combination of the food and scenery makes Zia's a must go to.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening with Zia's and friend
Gathered at Zia's for my partner's birthday with a few close friends. Enjoyed a great evening outside dining by the river. As always the food was very good and the service was amazing.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought out-of-town guests to the docks for Italian food at sunset. We waited 30 minutes for our table, even though we had a reservation, then another 15 minutes before a waiter even said hello. Once we ordered, everything took a long time to get to the table. The wine we ordered was nice and the food was delicious. Our overall experience was nice, although we were at the restaurant for well over three hours. I guess Zias is NOT the place to go if you are in a hurry.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressed with the food
I enjoyed the olive pate with the bread, the unique salad, down to my whitefish. It was a very pleasant dining experience.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu special and always excellent food. Top notch service this visit by Caleb.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We received a gift card from our daughters for our anniversary and decided on Zia's. The waiter, Eric G, I believe, was very good and made a couple of suggestions that were excellent. The portions were very generous and tasted great. My wife had the eggplant and I had Speidini Misti...2 sausage, 2 chicken breasts, 2 large shrimp on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes with some veggies. Neither of us could eat it all so we'll have great leftovers for one night when we don't feel like cooking after work.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had to write and let you know what a wonderful experience my family and I had at Zia's yesterday (8-31-13). We live in Michigan, but my son wanted to come to Toledo to see the musical, Wicked. He also wanted to take us out to a good Italian restaurant.
I don't think "good" is the adjective we would use when describing our experience at Zia's. I was say our experience was more like awesome!! Our server, Spencer took time to tell us about the history of the restaurant, and also suggested several items that were absolutely delicious! The food was the best Italian food I have ever had!
We definitely want to plan to come back to Zia's. I just wish we had one in Michigan!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed and Delicious
A wonderful menu that reminded me of little Italy. Not the fastest service but the right speed for a romantic evening.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had not been to the Docks for several years. When Navy Bistro closed and some of the other restaurants changed, I gave up on it. Business meeting brought me to Zias. I had forgotten how good it was.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waitress didn't came back to chech if we need a box for our desert. Planned to take it home but couldn't. Because she didn't ask.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must go again!
Food was delicious, ambiance was absolutely wonderful! We loved the view by the river!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was little poor.
The service was little poor. Especially waitres . We celebrated my husband birthday and for our bill we got charged for three people enstead of two people. My child hardly ate. We orders two entre not three. Usually we get better service.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Zia's for years and have always enjoyed the food. But this time our meal was OFF THE HOOK! We learned afterward that they have employed a new head chef since our last visit, and that seems to have taken their menu from a 10 (on a scale of 1-10) to a 15!! Can't wait til our next visit!!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought wife to restuarant for her birthday. She was treated to a very good discounted delicious meal. Bill with tip after 2 drinks still under $ 40. Lasagna was plattered nicely, but a little on the small size.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a wonderful time & meal at Zia's! Sometimes we take advantage of eat at the bar specials, but Zia's is always our go to restaurant for special occasions! The food is always well prepared and of course we love the birthday specials! Thanks for making it inToledo!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were great. Always know we can have a comfortable experience at Zia's. Brought out ot town guests and they thoroughly enjoyed.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable evening starter
Our table was ready when we arrived and was situated with a great view of the river. Our hostess who seated us was very pleasant . Our waitress was charming, knowledgeable, and very helping in our election of both wine and food choices. We were very satisfied with the prices and quality of all our items. We will return as well as recommending Zia to our friends.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great pasta!
It was great to see that they offer gluten-free and whole-grain pasta option. How about bread, too???
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebratory Sunday Dinner
Our family of 5 had a celebratory Sunday Dinner at Zia's
The waitstaff was attentive and service was timely
The food was delicious and hot and well presented
A very satisfying experience. We will return
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zia's is a very authentic
Zia's is a very authentic Italian Restaurant. Excellent food and very well trained wait staff.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can't beat the atmosphere!
If you're looking for great Italian food in a great atmosphere, you can't beat Zia's. Great location right on the Docks, and the interior is well decorated and helps you feel like you've stepped into a little corner of Italy. Even when it's busy, you don't feel crowded. The music provides atmosphere but is never too loud. Our servers have always been great and have remembered us, even when it's been months since we've been there! The food is great - I highly recommend the basil pesto sauce. Try it once and you'll never look back!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is awesome. I took my wife here before the TSO concert, great food, great service, perfectly decorated. I ordered the chicken parm, she ordered the pesto rigatoni, both meals were EXCELLENT! Probably the best chicken parm I have ever had. Our server Dominique could tell that we were running late, she was super fast, treated us as if we were family. She told us that a pitcher of sangria was about 4 glasses, this was not the case more like 6 or 7. Not a problem to us though. Zia's portions are more that enough, the bread and olive butter was awesome. Didn't get to eat dessert (time) but i'm sure you wont be disappointed. If you think about eating here and don't, it's YOUR LOSS!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner for family member. Great service and everyone enjoyed their food. Will definitely return.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent first impression
I took my husband to Zia's for his birthday and his first experience there. From the time we walked in the door, our waitress was friendly, informative, quick with a smile. The food was out of this world! I stepped out of my box and ordered something different and was no disappointed. My husband told me he would love to come back in the near future.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first Experience
Our group of 6 had not been to Zia's before and we were pleasantly pleased with it. The food was excellent and our server was very friendly and courteous to all of us. In fact, my son and fiance is probably going to book a small reception/dinner at this restaurant in May. We look forward to working with the manager and the restaurant
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with Friends
We were seated right away and greeted warmly by our server Marshall. He immediately informed us that because it was wednesday we would get a half off bottle of wine and started recommending some of his favorites. We told him that we are all not wine drinkers so we were not sure if we would be able to come to an agreement, he brought us a taste of a wine that everyone enjoyed so we went with his suggestion. Three of us ordered a pizza and Marshall suggested the steak for the 4th of us. The food was great and everything came out in a timely manner. Marshall made sure everything was tasting great and checked to make sure the steak was cooked to the right specification. Everything was perfect and we will dining again there.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zia's has great food and is
Zia's has great food and is in such a great location...never disappointed!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
this is one of the few restaurants
this is one of the few restaurants that I drink red wine and eat pizza
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My future wife and I loved the Salmon Tortellini! Perfect :)
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM