Zia Maria Ristorante and Pizzeria

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Zia Maria Ristorante and Pizzeria 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, located steps from the High Line, we look forward to serving you.
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WC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was polite, efficient and attentive. Food was very good, especially for the price range.

EL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Convenient neighborhood restaurant with good, traditional Italian food and better than average noise level.

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food and decor was very run of the mill. The chicken franchese and shrimp scampi
were virtually tasteless.

A
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and portions. Would definitely return.

JM
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It's a good neighborhood place that isn't too expensive. The service was slow.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great. But service was slowwwww. Like, go and find the waiter, slow.

AF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good. Vegan Pizza was very good. My date enjoyed his salad. Thank you!!

VM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely pizza and salad. Got the Cesar and lo and behold it actually had anchovies in it! I feel like I never see that (though I'm not an anchovy fan but it felt fancy seeing them in the salad. Salad was great and not over dressed. Pizza was just the right size for two people (I can't imagine only one eating it but I'm sure it could be done!) Nice atmosphere and really liked the tables by the windows. The bar is nice too - I can imagine stopping in here for a glass of wine on my own!

KS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Extremely hot inside and made it even hotter eating hot food. Waiter was extremely aloof and forgot to get entree orders for everyone at our table. Would not recommend.

UG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the style and ambiance of Zia Maria. Authentic Italian food and it was delicious. The pear and prosciutto arugula salad was delicious and a nice large size. Two of us split the salad and it was still plenty! We both had pasta dishes and they were both fabulous. The penne vodka was very tasty. The service was great, we weren't rushed at all, left us plenty of time in between the salad and main course to relax and talk. Their cosmo was one of the best I've ever had.

D
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pasta dishes okay. Watch out-no free refills on drinks!

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went there on PRIDE day. Busiest day of the year.
They were very short staffed. Only 1 waiter!!
It took one hour from when we were seated until we got the food.
Our drinks and coffee never came! Very disappointed

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Gnocchi is the best I have ever had!!!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok. I have had better Italian food but it was close to where a friend was staying from out of town and she was hungry. Wouldn’t go back.

GR
Grand Rapids
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Though the AC was broken while we dined, the salad and brick oven pizza was some of the best Italian I’ve had. I think this is a fabulous spot for dining. They have an excellent wine selection.

JR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Wait staff was rude and rushed us, the place was empty.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amongst the best Italian food I’ve had in NYC

NY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here was pretty good. I had the gluten free pizza (Salcicca) and it was crunchy and tasty. A good casual spot for gluten free Italian.

JW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was absolutely excellent, and the prices were very reasonable for NYC. Service was decent but a little challenged - hard to get their attention for more than a second and sometimes a little slow - but there was also a very large party of about 20 people at the same time so that likely had their regular cadence thrown off. It was clear that everyone in there was working very hard and as fast as they could. All in all, I would highly recommend Zia Maria and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

LW
London
25 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Che Peccato... what a shame. Let’s see, where shall I begin. A group (2 Italians) make a res for an authentic Italian meal including pizza based upon reviews. The restaurant was full but immediately we noticed very disorganized without an identifiable Manager on the floor. Our server was overwhelmed (in his defense) with a huge section of tables spread out and only one bartender on a Saturday night. Therein lies the problem... not enough staff, not enough direction and no communication. Our drinks took 20 minutes and our food came out at different times. My pizza arrived 40 minutes after two other of my guests received their food. My fourth guest ordered pasta with a modification request and when we asked an older man who was running food and said he was the Manager (when asked) where was her Funghi pasta dish- he responded in an accusatory tone that she already got her pasta pointing to a dish that belonged to my other guest. He stormed off without apology and then our server returned apologetic (he forgot to put the order in) I also asked why did my pizza take so long and he responded that they had large parties that backed up the oven. Okay well would have been nice if the “Manager” would have told after waiting 20 minutes for a simple Margherita instead of sitting for 40 without anything while two out of 4 guests were eating... by the way funghi pasta dish cane last after we all were done. No apologies from the Manager, no discount or comp for the inconvenience. 2 stars only and only 2 stars because we felt sorry for the overwhelmed server. In Italian... Che Peccato... what a shame truly.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My best friend and my husband and I had dinner here before a screening at the Tribeca film Festival. The food as well as the service were excellent. I was very happy that they had gluten-free choices such as pizza and pasta. (Although I think five dollars extra for a gluten-free pizza crust is a little too high). They accommodated me by changing the sauce on my Gluten-free penne puttanesca, which was absolutely delicious. The service was outstanding. We will definitely return!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waiter was lazy and distant. Never asked if we wanted something from the bar. We had to chase him just to order.

LN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, wonderful service - a real neighborhood find!

JH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very noisy due to large group occupying the whole length of the restaurant. Probably quieter with normal-sized parties.

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I made reservations for some friends because we were going across the street to the SVA Theatres for a screening. I had been there once before for another screening after party so I knew it was close and good. This time it was a joke. One person ordered a pizza long before I got there and his was the last to arrive, like really 20 mins after all of our other food arrive. There were multiple excuses, and they didn't even take it off the bill. The place we pretty empty because it was early. So what was the problem? I was so embarrassed for having picked the place that I paid the bill. I am very disappointed!

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Generally good, but not great. Noisy, with tight seating arrangements among other diners. Service good, food decent. It appeared pizza was the most popular menu item. Veal Parm was OK- a bit dry and tough. Chicken Cacciatore was tasty, but should be served with a small side of pasta (as the VP was).

JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was pretty good, but the service was horrible. It was not due to the restaurant being overcrowded, it was just simply bad. The waiter forgot to take one of our orders, and never put the meal in when we reminded him. The manager never approached us to apologize and when we called him over, he very bluntly announced that the waiter would be paying for it. Awkward to say in front of guests. There are plenty of other average Italian restaurants you can find where you'll be taken better care of.

AC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Best spaghetti and meatballs ever. Pizza also exceptional. Service was impeccable. Very nice way to start our NY weekend.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We got there very early (5:30pm). First basil monitor was excellent. I ordered a second (same bartender) and it was not great. How do u explain that? Food was good but not great. I probably would not go back.

d
New England
59 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Disgusting bathroom, no excuses for it

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Staff was very nice. We ordered pizza and it was just okay - could have been served hotter. Felt place was pricey for just okay pizza.

J
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burrata was great, Bruschetta Classica was OK as tomatoes weren't ripe enough. Cheese Ravioli,Penne Vodka, and Spaghetti Bolognese were all large plates and very good.Frutti Di Mare had more pasta than seafood, but was still good. Nutella Pizza for dessert is a chocolates lovers delight. It was a great night and we'll be back.

J
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was awful, cold, took too long. Very casual would only go for pizza

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed specially since I live and work in the area.

Maybe they were just having a bad night.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service lacking, we were quite ignored and had to flag the server for any attention
Mediocre food with pizza being the best of what we had. We also had the lasagna (meh), kale salad (quite fishy anchovy dressing), clams (baked and drowned in butter and crumbs).

MR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Restaurant was 3/4 empty, would have expected better service on a slow night.

PB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mi sono trovata molto bene! Buono il cibo ed estremamente gentile il personale. Lo consiglio!!

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d
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. The waiters were so helpful and the food was great. It never disappoints.

SI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have eaten here for the last 3 years. I was very disappointed this year. I asked if we could substitute chicken for veal and was told there are no substitutions because the restaurant was very busy (which it was only 50% full). We also requested limited sauce on a veal dish and it was drowned in capers - we had to return it. It will be a long time before I go back

LH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We came here for a team dinner after a bowling outing. Our group was small (10 people) but still it was a lovely experience. The food was very well received by everyone and the cheesecake was delicious!