Zia Maria Ristorante and Pizzeria
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.
We were a party of 20! The staff handled it like pros! Everything worked out perfectly. Huge portions. Great food. Highly recommend!
1 waiter for the whole place. He was good but management didn’t staff up appropriately. We had to wait a long time for our food.
Wonderful food and staff was very friendly. Would definitely go back.
Delicious salads and pizza and very reasonably priced. Will go back again!
Service was polite, efficient and attentive. Food was very good, especially for the price range.
Convenient neighborhood restaurant with good, traditional Italian food and better than average noise level.
The food and decor was very run of the mill. The chicken franchese and shrimp scampi
were virtually tasteless.
Great food, service and portions. Would definitely return.
It's a good neighborhood place that isn't too expensive. The service was slow.
Food was great. But service was slowwwww. Like, go and find the waiter, slow.
Very good. Vegan Pizza was very good. My date enjoyed his salad. Thank you!!
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!
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.
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.
Pasta dishes okay. Watch out-no free refills on drinks!
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
The Gnocchi is the best I have ever had!!!
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.
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.
Wait staff was rude and rushed us, the place was empty.
Amongst the best Italian food I’ve had in NYC
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.
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.
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.
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!
The waiter was lazy and distant. Never asked if we wanted something from the bar. We had to chase him just to order.
The food was great, wonderful service - a real neighborhood find!
Very noisy due to large group occupying the whole length of the restaurant. Probably quieter with normal-sized parties.
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!
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).
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.
Everything was excellent. Best spaghetti and meatballs ever. Pizza also exceptional. Service was impeccable. Very nice way to start our NY weekend.
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.
Disgusting bathroom, no excuses for it
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.
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.
Food was awful, cold, took too long. Very casual would only go for pizza
Very disappointed specially since I live and work in the area.
Maybe they were just having a bad night.
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).
Restaurant was 3/4 empty, would have expected better service on a slow night.