Zia Maria Little Italy

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$30 and under
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Italian
Zia Maria is a family owned restaurant and pizzeria that offers authentic, homemade Italian food, bringing the fresh flavors of Italy to New York. We also offer a fully stocked top-shelf bar. From the moment you step inside, the contemporary design welcomes you with an atmosphere that is warm, friendly and relaxing. Our Chefs create all our entrees and pizzas with love, attention and the freshest ingredients available to give our guests a primo dining experience. Whether you are here for a celebration, family gathering, business meeting, dinner or lunch we promise you a good time with great food. Our goal is for all our customers to have a warm, welcoming experience. We will gladly accommodate your needs. Come and join us for a taste of Italy
What 16 People Are Saying
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AK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an excellent time celebrating my 21st birthday here! The entire team made it an incredible night by taking all our accommodations into consideration. I would 100% dine here again if ever in New York. I can’t thank the team at Zia Maria enough!

OW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a lovely spot with great food. Families will love the atmosphere. There is plenty of space for strollers and the staff seems to welcome them.

DJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. The prices were reasonable and I would definitely recommend eating at Zia Maria.

KV
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Had a vendor yelling but the restaurant can’t do anything about that. Would recommend.

CC
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The caprese salad was dry and absolutely tasteless. We had to pour our bread dipping oil on it to make it palatable. Main entrees were even worse. “Chicken Parmesan!” announced our server as he placed the dish in front of my husband. When my husband replied that he ordered the veal Parmesan, the server looked at it and said that it was actually veal. Nope, it was chicken and dry and tasteless at that. The branzino was even worse. I always order this fish at Italian restaurants and have always been pleased, never have I had a bad branzino until this place. Over cooked, dry and unseasoned. The only saving grace was that the bottle of wine we ordered was excellent.
To top it off, the bill came and I saw that a gratuity has been added (party of 2 and no, we didn’t complain during our meal, just tried to make the best of it) When the credit card receipt came to the table to sign, the itemized list was missing and there was a line open to enter a tip before totaling and signing. Talk about adding insult to injury. Wow.
Skip this place. There are so many Italian restaurants in Little Italy that will serve you an excellent meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my family went here to celebrate Father’s Day for my dad. The food was phenomenal and we all enjoyed everything about Zia Maria. The customer service was great, and they even gave us dessert on them when my brothers pizza took longer to arrive then everyone else’s meal. My second time here and I will be back. A true Italian restaurant for sure!

CS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Peter never disappoints. The food and atmosphere is always amazing and consistent. We love coming here and will be back again soon!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very tourist-y restaurant. Airport quality food.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were visiting NYC on college tours with a wide disparity of ages and food preferences among our kids. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. Even with some live entertainment, the noise level was not too loud. Great end to a long day!

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited over 45 min for appetizers, we asked for them and it looks like they simply forgot to bring them out as they were cold
The Manager never said anything to to our table to make us more at ease. He simply said “what do you want me to do”.
Ordered two bottle of $100 wine and never anyone came to apologize. Entrees were also late and came out ice cold.
Our mistake for going to a very tourist spot to eat.

K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was bad. Waiter literally did not come over one time to see if we needed anything the entire meal. He also Never got my drink. Bus boy took my plate that I asked to be wrapped and never brought it back to me. They threw it away. Worst service ever.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super attentive to us!!!

LC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Had veal piccata. The veal was dry - overcooked and not well prepared. The fettucini was just so so as well. Rissoto mariscos was ok but almost no sauce. Will not return. Saw a 5.0 rating on open table which was the reason we went there. Way overrated!

JM
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Apparently a new restaurant on Mulberry Street in Little Italy, Zia Maria has home-made pastas, and plenty of delicious items on the menu. The staff was very friendly, and eager to please. Prices are reasonable, and make this restaurant great for a family to enjoy a fabulous dinner.

MR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were outstanding...rice balls and Caprese salad. Chicken Zia Maria was an excellent entre. Don’t skip the Limoncello!!!