Zia's - Toledo
Zia's - Toledo

Zia's - Toledo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ziasrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (419) 697-7138
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Zia's - Toledo reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (44)special occasion (35)great for outdoor dining (34)good for groups (29)romantic (25)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (12)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • itilian fanatic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This restaurant has everything. ..ambiance, great service, and food is all hand made fresh and amazing. .... the deserts topped off the night. ... just a great find and one of the best Italian restaurants I've experienced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bonus
    Ellen
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Veal Piccata isn't on the menu (chicken piccata is), but they made it for me -- and I'm so glad because it is always SO GOOD at Zia's. Andrew is an excellent & personable waiter, and that added to the celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Incredible and unexpected experience. Went for my daughter's 16th birthday as she loves Italian food. She declared the Chicken parmigiana the best she's ever had. Food great with ample portions. Service was excellent with just the right attention. Atmosphere was perfect. We are new to the area and have now found a "favorite". While we were casual I can see a "special" evening. We will return!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was good. Food was terrible
    Toledo2florida
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I've been here before and never had an issue with the food. This time the chicken was all fat, looked like it had been sitting on the plate and in the sauce all day long. I was extremely disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zia's never fails to please!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My wife and I went to celebrate her birthday. Not only did our server remember us, her remembered our drink order from eleven months earlier! Truly amazing. Wife had the whitefish. She found it too moist (her personal taste - not their fault). Not only did they take the fish back and further heat it to dry it slightly, the cook even came out to make sure she was satisfied! I love Zia's for their food and atmosphere - now we can add amazing service to that list. We can't recommend Zia's high enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last minute dinner plans
    gadfly
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Three of us decided at 6pm to go out for dinner and we wanted Italian. I checked open table and there was an availability at Zia's at 715. The food was great. We shared several items and the server had the items split on smaller plates at no additional charge. The salads were fresh, the pesto and bread were fantastic, and the entrees were perfect. We took leftovers home. Chug hot recommend this place for food service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Customer
    Larry
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Second time at Zia's, meet a supplier for dinner. Nice and quite, easy to have a conversation and conduct business. Waiter was very polite and helpful. Would take any client here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • free birthday dinner
    reservationsplease
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    great place to take the whole family for a special birthday celebration
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish was delicious
    HelenVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Thank you for the delicious meal! We really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The atmosphere and the waitresses were great - but the food not so much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect as usual!
    Cathie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Fabulous food, great service and great atmosphere. Zia's is always our first choice for special occasions or whenever we're in the mood for Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    FromPerrysburg
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Good salads, entrées, pizzas. Nice view of the river. Service was good but the waiter could have smiled. Good for small groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SNOWANGEL
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    GREAT PLACE QUIET FRIENDLY GREAT WAITRESSS NICE ATMOSPHERE
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun dining at Zia's
    diner
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Zia's is a wonderful place to enjoy an excellent meal. The ambiance of the restaurant is very Italian and the outdoor patio dining is absolutely lovely! Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 361 reviews are from the Zia's - Toledo reviews archive.
  • 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.