Zia's - Toledo
Zia's - Toledo

Zia's - Toledo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ziasrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4196977138
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday – Thursday 5pm- 10pm,
    Friday 5pm-11pm, Saturday 4pm-11pm and Sunday 4pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A private dining room called "The Library" can accommodate up to 40 guests. The room is booked by management at the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Brandon Wolf 8884563463

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Zia's - Toledo
Where We Make You Feel Like Family!
Country Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, generous pastas, fresh fish and more in a fun, festive and friendly atmosphere. Intimate outdoor dining overlooking the Maumee River and Downtown Toledo.
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Zia's - Toledo reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (58)great for outdoor dining (55)special occasion (49)good for groups (34)romantic (28)fit for foodies (21)kid-friendly (14)notable wine list (11)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Awesome
    Satisfied
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had dinner with several out of town associates and they all enjoyed their meal and the ambiance of the restaurant. Nice setting along the river..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Arrived early, however with the Open Table reservation, we were seated immediately at at table near the outdoor patio; with a perfect view of the downtown skyline. Absolutely wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • had a very good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    our waiter was magnificent had a wonderful time took my dad for his birthday and they treated him like family.the view was awesome and the ambiance beautiful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    Harv
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    little to no service Waiter had very little time for our table - no time to even tell us about the specials for the day
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zia
    akakat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If the waiter was not attentive. However rest of the experience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touch of Italy
    TTown
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My daughter chose Zias to celebrate her birthday. My wife and I chose the Tuscan Beef special, while my daughter and her husband both ordered Lasagna. Both dinners were very good, along with some fine wine, a nice view of the city at night made for an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and Taste in One
    Jfit
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The decor and ambiance was fantastic. The wait staff was extremely polite and knowledgeable, including some wine tasting to help us pick the best one for our taste. Our food tasting great, and even though we didn't feel the entree took long to arrive to the table, the manager brought it out to us to ensure we were ok, and apologize for the longer wait time (which again we didnt feel was long). We had one of their pizzas, and the toppings tasted fresh, it wasn't over run with greasy cheese, and the perfect amount of sauce. The crust was thin and it didnt feel heavy on the stomach. Very nice treat for someone who is used to a clean eating lifestyle! We will definitely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Cigar
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My food was good except my Italian sausage was burnt so badly that it had a crust on it. I sent it back and the new order also came back slightly burnt. I didn't want to complain a second time so I just ate it. It was dry and slightly burnt.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a good choice
    Cathie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Whether we're in the mood for Italian, celebrating a special occasion, or treating out of town guests, Zia's is our go-to. They've never failed to disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    DNAL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We spent our "date night" at Zia's last Saturday. We arrived before 6 so were seated right away at a table near the window. The service was excellent (thanks, Marc!), as was the food and atmosphere. Just love the decor there. We enjoyed it very much. We have already recommended it and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zia's In The Afternoon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We ordered per the following menu option: PENNE CON POLLO, PESTO E PUMANTE – quill shaped pasta tossed with grilled chicken, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, basil pesto and cream – 17.95 We were served a plate of tasty pasta and portion of their own small loaf of bread. No desert and no beverage. This is overpriced for a casual ambiance! The noise level was very high, though we were outside on the dockside and the inside tables were essentially empty. Our waitress was not particularly outgoing. We won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wanted to Like but couldnt
    ChicagoChef
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We did a trip to toledo. I looked into the best restaurants in Toledo and Zias was recommended. Upon arrival I really like the decor of the place. We chose to sit outside which is a really nice view. Our server Eric was good and friendly. Their wine list is really small especially wines by the glass after I ordered my glass I was given a water glass not a wine glass(didnt see anyone with a wine glass). We ordered the fried calamari and it was soaked in grease(couldnt finish it), I ordered the veal parm, the pasta and sauce was very bland, salt couldnt fix it either. I guess they are know for their pizzas bc practically every table had one but coming from Chicago pizza was not an option..probably wont go back there if in toledo again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Italian Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Nice Italian restaurant with great view of river. Service was slow but food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ilovefood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was fresh, hot, and had the taste of "home". The server was amazing, knowledgeable about wines, and offered suggestions easily. The outdoor view was superb, the indoor atmosphere was busy but family oriented, and very comforting. We came on family member's suggestion, and didn't regret it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    KuroiKat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I took my girlfriend out for her Birthday here. Neither of us had ate st the restaurant before, but it I saw it has good reviews and I knew the view by the docks would be special. I was extremely happy with the way they treated us and the food was fantastic. After telling our waiter that it was my girlfriend's birthday, 3 other people who came to serve us drinks and check up on us already knew, which I thought was a nice touch for them to pass that on. I knew that this restaurant gave us half off our dinner food bill (for 2) for birthdays, but I didn't know that they also provided a complimentary dessert, which was also very good. I would certainly recommend this restaurant and I can't wait for the opportunity to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, as expected
    JuiceVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We brought some out of town friends and their parents to Zia's for good food and a riverfront experience. We were not disappointed. Service and food were good. My request for some menu switches was no problem. We were given a nice round table for 6 right by the window (outside would have also been an option if we wanted to wait).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always superb
    Viva
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food is always good. We didn't have drinks this time but took a couple 20-something's who thought it was fantastic. I had the ravioli for the first time and it was more than I could finish. I'm not tremendously fond of the marinara sauce but it's certainly not terrible. It could be a bit more flavorful. Service was fantastic and our server was beyond friendly, outgoing and able. It's one of our favorite Toledo restaurant choices for Italian. One of the better and just as good as Caio's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a Nice Evening Out
    chriso
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent service, food was very good but in my opinion a tad pricey. The place was very busy for a Sunday evening, as were the other restaurants on The Docks which I was glad to see. My wife and I had great time strolling the river walk after our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Dined outside overlooking the river. Meatball Pizza was excellent. Beatuful weather, lovely view, great service, and very good pizza. Perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but could have been better
    FoodGuy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My girlfriend and I ate here for a special occasion. The staff is very friendly and took good care of us. The prices are OK for the level of food they are trying to give you. The problem is that the food is a little bland for an upscale Italian restaurant. The interior of the restaurant is done very well. The outside has a great view of Toledo but could use some more upkeep and decor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My wife and I have eight children, so we rarely get the chance to go out and have some time to ourselves. Zia's is our go-to place when it's time to get away from the chaos of life. You can't beat the quiet, relaxed atmosphere. And the food and service are second to none!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful find
    momma
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    the food and service was terrific. looking forward to our next visit. the menu was excellent. we had a reservation on the sandpiper and could not stay for dessert but they looked fabulous too. will make sure there is enough time next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pamela
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food, great service. Noisy large group next to us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Service for Groups
    LoveItalianFood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was a special event (birthday). The restaurant is extremely noisy, even in the "quiet" Library Room, so conversation with anyone but the person immediately next to you was impossible. Everything seemed slow, from receiving drink orders and meals, to receiving our checks. Over half of our party thought the food was bland/tasteless, the rest thought the prices were too high for what you get. We had a concert to attend and gave ourselves 3 hours for dinner. We were late for our concert by 45 minutes due to the slowness of the dinner! Do not recommend for groups, but have gone with 1-2 people before, and service and food were fine. Perhaps Zia's was not prepared for us (10-11 people) on a Saturday night, despite the reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toni
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food and service were very good. Not your "traditional" Italian restaurant - some interesting items on the menu. Was hesitant to try the olive butter but it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food terrible service.
    Fortheloveoffood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had made reservations to celebrate my birthday. When we arrived they asked of we wanted inside or outside and we decided to wait a little longer for the outside. After waiting over an hour and watching them take multiple other parties without reservations back I approached the hostess who said she had no idea how much longer. We decided to take the inside table since I had two small children who were fussy by this point. As we were bring taken back we noticed 8 empty tables(on a 40 min wait) and were sat directly in front of the patio entrance were we could see open tables & then continued to watch people who came in a great deal later then us get sat outside throughout our dinner. It was extremely frustrating to say the least.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaumeeBob
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My eggplant meal was generous and delicious. The wait staff was helpful and prompt. This was my first time here, and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zia's is just OK second time around
    finneus
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Came here once in the fall and thought it was spectacular. I was here now in the summer (July 1) and decided to sit outside. Since I was traveling on business I was alone. They sat me all the way in the back corner (yeah that felt great). The waiter was slow, poured my water and said "I'll be back to get your drink order"... how hard could it have been to take it then...for one guy? Anyway, the salad had barely any dressing on it, lasagne was a bit overcooked and lacked sauce, waiter didn't bother to ask if I wanted fresh grated cheese. I still do like the garlic olive butter and the house bread is pretty good. The meal was decent, just not great. I would go back again, and maybe try something else. Third time the charm?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    Gordy64
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Have gone to Zias for birthday special several years and enjoyed it. The meal I usually order was called the same but had several changes to it, goat cheese instead of feta, fettucine instead of Orzo, but it was very oily and tasted oddly sweet. I requested 'less oil' and should have returned it, that is my fault, but it was not good. bread and salad were good. husbands meal was somewhat better but do not think I will return. Don't know if chief is changed or what. waitress/service was good. Place needs rennovating, very junky inside but outside is pleasant view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alway Enjoy Zia's!
    mauveann
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great food, wine/beer, ambiance and the staff are so thorough and well mannered.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    MariaVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Zia's never fails to satisfy our appetite for Italian. The pasta sauce is the best in the area, and the service always impressive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too hot
    Harv
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    patio door was left open which made it too hot inside
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Spot
    muffinman
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Was taken out by my daughter to my favorite Italian spot in Toledo. Made all the better by outdoor dining on a gorgeous afternoon. Watching the boats and the casual passer by made me feel like we had escaped the hum drum of Toledo. Special get away for a super Father's Day treat. This is a must do activity during the summer time for sure. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greatplace
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Waiter had too many tables, I did a 4:30 reservation to avoid this but to no avail he devoted his attention more to his tables of 5 and 6. Opened at 4 we we there at 4:30 and already out of special on board at entrance. Love the food, decor & location but get put off by sone of what seems to be staffing issues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite
    Volleymom
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Haven't had a favorite toledo restaurant...until now! Nice, comfortable, great food & great service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 342 reviews are from the Zia's - Toledo reviews archive.
  • Sunday June 1st
    MrFremont
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had a party of 8 that attended Zia's after a H.S. graduation ceremony. We had a 6:30pm reservation and were seated promptly. Disappointed several appetizers were ordered and were unavailable (Mussels and Calamari). Wait staff and kitchen appeared to be overwhelmed as serving plates were inconsistent in size (i.e. different sized soup bowls). Salads we on different plates and two in our party did not have dresssing or croutons on their salad. The main course and desserts were prepared and presented appropriately. The waiter did not replenish or inquire if we wanted additional bread with our meals. Refills of water were slow and I had to get spoons to assist those eating pasta dishes. I can't recommend going back, big disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    Greatplace
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our server was wonderful and the food was amazing, my first time there I live 25 mins away and I cant wait to go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • May 24, 2014
    Howard
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was great. The service could have been better. The waiter was not attentive. The view from the outside patio is nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the 100$
    Lukas77
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The waiter had very little patience and it's expensive. She had pasta and I had chicken which was dry, took a long time to get our food. We each had 2 drinks and the bill was 75$ and 100 after I left the tip, the waiter did get a little more friendly towards the end of the night. I'd only go for the pizza ($20) and drink water next time. It's a nice place just not worth a hundred dollar bill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very accomodating
    bandmanzack
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We arrived 1 hour before our reservation and they still sat us immediately. Originally in the reservation I requested 2 seats at the bar because of specials they run but when we sat down, the bartender/server came over and his mood/attitude was very lackluster. It just felt like we were getting the wrong vibe from him. I went to the hostess stand (did not state the issue) but simply asked if we could have a table instead. She moved us immediately without issue. The rest of the night was great! We even had an assistant manager bring us a free appetizer because it was accidentally made extra. Food and Drink are spectacular here! Still working on eating the leftovers 48 hours later... lol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate