Zia Maria Little Italy

4.8
67 Reviews
$30 and under
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 67 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a great find on Open Table after a harbor cruise from Chelsea Pier. We had a quick (and safe) walk thru a beautiful neighborhood to find ourselves at a very bustling Zia Maria. Service was friendly and fast, the vibe was great and the food was excellent. I grabbed a card on the way out so I can remember to go back again. Lots of fun! Thanks, Zia Maria for a great ending to a great day in NYC!

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KimDaii
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is an absolute gem! The food was soooo good! Cute family owned spot with a nice friendly ambiance. We went for a birthday and they surprised us with a special treat and free shots! Would definitely recommend and will absolutely be returning! Try the Zia Maria chicken it was to die for!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service, and ambiance were all wonderful. Highly recommend the Chicken Parm! Only complaint is that the music was too loud inside the restaurant.

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vipLaurelD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls weekend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food. Our server was fabulous and very helpful.

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vipChristinaR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful way to end our day trip to NYC! We wanted a family-owned restaurant and they were wonderful! We were greeted immediately with a warm welcome and dined al fresco. I ordered the frutti di mare with the white wine red sauce our server suggested. It was a huge portion, was flavorful, and full of tons of fresh seafood. I got my father-in-law to try sangria and he loved it! We really enjoyed our meal and would go back in a heartbeat! Molto bene!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 such a great time loved our waiter

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Anon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service and a great street. We had the best server as well - an older Italian guy.

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FoodieGolfer
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is my new favorite in all of little! The pasta is made fresh in house and the sauces are amazing. The Pappardelle ai funghi was absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loveeee Zia Maria. Every time I visit I feel like royalty. Their customer service is OUTSTANDING!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun lively place. They had a singer the night we went which made it more fun! And the food was very good. The full carafe of wine was a very generous pour! The two of us could not finish it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Great people and GREAT food!

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SusanP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. Food was plentiful, service was outstanding, we were not rushed, table spacing was perfect. Definitely will be going back in the spring. Great job guys!

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SD123
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. I had a pulsd offer and the food was delicious. The ambiance was wonderful and best of all- the service was very polite and generous. Will be going back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had too many birthday parties and the hip hop music is too loud if you want to talk and catch up with friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is my 4th time here and this place never disappoints me ever. Staff is amazing and food is even better. I always walk out feeling great I recommend this place 10/10.

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vipEileenH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Wish I could say better things :(
While the food and drinks were great, the atmosphere was chaotic. And when we asked for the check, the waiters were rude and pushy. Unfortunate

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very friendly and they tried to make us as comfortable as possible considering the weather. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t even get to sit down. Had a 7:45 reservation, got to the restaurant and was told that all tables were taken and that there was a wait to get one. What was the point of a reservation if you’re not going to hold a table? I understand we’re in a pandemic and there’s limited seating, but I shouldn’t have been able to make the reservation if there weren’t actually going to be any tables available.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The pasta is out of this world! Actually felt like I was in Italy. Pizza was awesome and who doesn’t love a boozybrunch! My only pet peeve was the host kept taking off his mask or pulling it under his nose. The hospitality was amazing though.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so fun, loud music, amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this nice Italian restaurant!

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JasmineK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! Would definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food, amazing staff, and amazing staff. Chocolate mousse dessert is ligit ! Must try

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. It’s one of the best place I’ve been in NYC. I recommend with not a single hesitation !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, great service, food was excellent. Will definitely be going again.

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on October 31, 2020

we would like to thank you for your last visit at Zia Maria Little and for your beautiful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your diner and we are looking forward to host you back. Kind Regards Zia Maria

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo and the assistant were amazing. Great food and service!

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on October 29, 2020

First we would like to thank you for your last visit to Zia Maria Little Italy and for your beautiful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your diner and we are looking forward to host you back. Kind Regards Zia Maria

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in little Italy I’ve ever had. Leo, our server, was attentive and lovely. Super nice and our food and drinks were brought out fast. I love the live music there , the ambience and vibes are amazing. This is my go-to spot to eat at in Little Italy. Definitely recommend you try the mushroom+truffle oil pizza and the espresso martini!!

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vipAnnieNYC1008
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very attentive staff. Good music. Pretty ambiance. Good portions of dishes. Calamari was fresh and prepared well. Shrimp scampi over linguine is a must. Spaghetti and meatballs was good. Veal parm yummy. My favorite was the burrata over arugula. When I cut into it it had a slight oozing texture. Overall food was delicious. Good value. Very nice staff. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The hand-made pasta was excellent. This is a great little restaurant in the heart of Little Italy. Leo, our waiter, was attentive while still practicing social distancing. Try the tres leches with an espresso for desert.

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on October 29, 2020

First we would like to thank you for your last visit to Zia Maria Little Italy and for your beautiful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your diner and we are looking forward to host you back. Kind Regards Zia Maria

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great service. Definitely my go-to restaurant in little Italy.

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on October 29, 2020

First we would like to thank you for your last visit to Zia Maria Little Italy and for your beautiful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your diner and we are looking forward to host you back. Kind Regards Zia Maria

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthdays boyfriend and I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed it. The food was spectacular and so so good. Great service and such a fun time. They sang to us and gave us completely tiramisu.

Everyone was so nice and so accommodating. With Covid everything was clean and safe. I would feel comfortable eating there again any time.

I NEVER write reviews but Zia Maria is the exception because it was so exceptionally

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on October 29, 2020

First we would like to thank you for your last visit to Zia Maria Little Italy and for your beautiful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your diner and we are looking forward to host you back. Kind Regards Zia Maria

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was absolutely incredible! Leo the waiter was so accomodating to a wacky request and had such a positive, fun attitude. Also had live music which was delightful.

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on October 3, 2020

thank you so much.

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vipClaudia
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here all the time and the service is always superb ! Anthony & Leo are my favorite servers they are amazing. Penne vodka is a must order.

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SamR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, open during COVID and very flexible and accomodating!

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on August 8, 2020

Thank you so much, we greatly appreciate you business.

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FAQs

Zia Maria Little Italy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 590-7873.

Zia Maria Little Italy is rated 4.8 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.