We love going to Zia's! Food
We love going to Zia's! Food is great and their wines are, too!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food in the heart
Delicious food in the heart of Little Italy in San Diego. The portions were perfect and really helped deliver the exceptional Italian food experience. I would definitely visit Zia's Bistro again!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian in Little Italy
We frequent this restaurant quite a lot and are never disappointed. The appetizer "pur du" is large but a great buy and the Bolognese pasta (add a couple meat balls) is terrific.
Lots of places to eat in the area but this is one you should try.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!!
I have been here several times and never disappointed! The staff is excellent!
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great last evening in San Diego
Entertained my sister in San Diego for almost a week....we explored beaches and more. On her last night I wanted to make it memorable so we decided to go to Little Italy.....Zia's Bistro was the perfect spot. The scenery was great, some view of water and much to see of the folks at the fountain on a Saturday night. Our waiter "Diego" was polite, friendly and read our needs almost as we did. The food was delicious and the prices were fair - they even sprung a free dessert on us. Would certainly return to this neighborhood gem.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good diinner for a group
Went here with a group.We initially had intentions of going to Bencotto. I am glad that we weren't able to get a table there because we were able to get one here. I had a squid ink fettuccine with seafood. The pasta was well prepared and the seafood was great. Everyone else had similar things to say about their dishes and no one seemed disappointed. I would recommend this over Bencotto any day. The food here was much better. The restaurant had live music and the restaurant isn't booked up for 2 weeks.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food overall, reasonably
Good food overall, reasonably priced. The menu is varied but doesn't overextend itself of lose you in a sea of choices. We had a nice table inside, but by open window with a nice view. Wait staff attentive but not intrusive, and helpful for anyone that needed assistance with selection from the menu. I had stuffed salmon with broccolini and it was excellent. The others enjoyed an off menu (lunch menu) item - a large salad with a giant meatball in the center with Bolognese sauce... Overall, I can highly recommend.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Zia's several times and always enjoy the food and music.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I liked the open air dining. Food was good. Did not have the flavor impact that I was expecting on any meal that I tried. Also needs a bar list, not just wine.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My aunt wanted to go to Little Italy and dine outdoors for her 84 birthday, but I was having difficult making a Friday evening reservation. It seems that many restaurants down there don't take reservations on Friday or Saturday evenings. Since this was a special event, I didn't want to take my chances and not be able to get in somewhere. I had eaten at Zia for lunch, but wasn't blown away by the food. Well, they totally surprised me, and we were both completely satisfied with the food, ambiance, and service. I had a short rib dish, and it was the best preparation of short ribs I've had. My aunt had a wonderful shrimp dish. Everything was fantastic, and the evening was every bit as memorable as it was meant to be.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outdoor Eating in Little Italy
We have never been disappointed here and they always accommodate requests, outdoor seating, etc. The Bolognaise Pasta is as good as you will get anyplace. The outdoor seating is not crowded and ideal for bringing your dog.
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and ambiance!
We had to think of a restaurant we wanted to take our guests from Holland with their 2 teenage boys. We decided on Little Italy, because of the fun lively neighborhood. We could not decide on a restaurant, but Zia's Bistro ended up to be a great choice. We all liked the atmosphere, the service was great and the food was delicious!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of six, three of them arrived a lot later than they were supposed to be there. I felt terrible that we were taking up our table but the staff was great about it. I hope that the tip I left our waiter helped offset the inconvenience that we might have caused. The staff was attentive and the food was incredible! I was in from Chicago visiting with friends and we all loved our dinner.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little Italy Gem
Excellent restaurant for food and service. Server Daniele Tiziano was exceptional.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food & good service
Food and service were great. The "Billy Joel" piano singer on Saturday night is good but way too loud. We found ourselves shouting over each other at the meal.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant had delicious food and great service. The lasagna was outstanding.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM