Zia Marie

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Over two decades ago we were inspired to create a restaurant that welcomes, entertains and nourishes our customers the Italian way, like family. Known to the locals as Zia's, this quaint neighborhood restaurant is located just blocks from the Chesapeake Bay, nestled in the heart of Chic's Beach. Specializing in authentic Italian cuisine, the chalkboard menu features an array of flavorful chicken, veal, beef and seafood dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Weekly additions of seasonal fair, featured wines, and homemade desserts bolster more traditional menu selections. Family and friends enjoy casual dining with great food, a well rounded wine list, and specialty martinis at an excellent value. Salute!
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best authentic Italian food in the area, hands down! Staff is friendly and the food is Amazing every time! Quaint restaurant hidden in Chics Beach with fast and friendly service. Everything on the menu is excellent, but my go to entree is the Chicken Marsala. It is Amazing!! Try the garlic goat cheese appetizer, we love it! Enjoy!

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AlanD
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are so many good things on the menu it is hard to decide what to get. I settled on the chicken marsala which was outstanding. It is had to find anything on the menu people won't like and it's all freshly made. Great place!

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KirkP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Soooo good. I would highly recommend Zia Marie

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite. The meals are all fabulous and fail to disappoint.

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vipDonnaB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zia Maria was a very nice restaurant. It’s a local place on the bay side of Virginia Beach. The food was excellent the menu is on a blackboard. I would highly recommend making a reservation because it’s a very small place especially on a weekend. We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Haven’t been to Zia Marie in a while. We were very disappointed. Noise level was very loud to start. The restaurant was very crowded. It was not socially distant in comparison to many other restaurants where we have eaten during the pandemic. We ate more quickly then we would have wanted to because we were uncomfortable with the amount of people in the restaurant. Our appetizer of roasted garlic with goat cheese was very good as per the recommendations online. I had the veal saltimbocca which I enjoyed. The veal was very tender. My husband had the eggplant Parmesan and my adult son had the spaghetti with meatballs. Neither one of them liked the marinara sauce on their food. It tasted like it wasn’t cooked long enough.

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SSSS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it wonderful! I will definitely go back again

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FoodieB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food/service/value! My only complaint is the noise level. Very loud for my old ears. It won’t keep me from going back, however!

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Server was very personable. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff, quiet family friendly atmosphere. Their house veal special is excellent. We’ll be back.

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LaniH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Do yourself a favor and go!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and will be coming here again

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ChristianC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best local Virginia Beach menus! Literally everything on the menu is incredible!

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love this place. It’s a local out of the way spot close to the beach. A nice place for a first date or special evening with someone.

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NickB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

While I realize that the pandemic has put pressures on everyone, I was very disappointed in our anniversary experience this year at Zia Marie. One of the entrees (stuffed eggplant) usually is our favorite. What came to our table was a chef's creation that hardly resembled the dish we expected. I ordered a glass of Pinot Noir that never made its way to our table. Our server seemed distracted, socializing at other tables. Regrettably, we are crossing Zia Marie's off our special occasion destination list. Just too many unexpected variables. This saddens us.

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KelleenF
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good, I got the chicken Parmesan it was excellent. The stuffed egg plant was also amazing!

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and experience!! My husband and I are not sure why they have a low rating, but we are sure glad it didn't deter us from eating there. We actually stopped back the next night for more cheesecake - out of this world!! Then we ordered pizza for take out the day after that, and it did not disappoint! True Italian cuisine. You definitely need to go!!

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SharonR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It has been a very long time since I have been to Zia's. Food is as good as I remember. I hope to not wait as long to come back again.

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From New York- there are only a few real Italian Restaurants in the area, but this was excellent- will definitely be going again!!

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stephenn
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, wine, and service!

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JoeW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We didn't receive our meals for 45 minutes after ordering. The food was not good at all. I have experienced ups and downs at Zia's. After my recent experience, I will not return.

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MichaelB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Zia Marie for something new, and it was amazing. I loved the neighborhood feel and it seems like a family run restaurant. The wait staff was great. The food was excellent, and I come from an Italian family! We will certainly return! We have told several of our friends and they want to go too!

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LorilynD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very Disappointed. Went to Zia Marie’s on a date night while on vacation. My husband ordered spaghetti and meatballs. His meal came with meatballs that were cold in the middle. Sent them back to be reheated, came out the second time still cold in the middle. I mean... really??!! If you can’t get spaghetti and meatballs right, there’s a fundamental problem. Our waitress was very gracious about it and removed the meal from our bill. She even offered up some meatballs to take with us that she assured us we’re warm in the middle, but we declined. Third time will not be the charm for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is AMAZING

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allenp
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, the NY Strip is fantastic!

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BillS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always outstanding and everyone is very friendly. Food is excellent and always hot. A great local restaurant one of our favorites

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Had not been in years and wanted to treat our “Foodie” daughter; son in law and 2 granddaughters visiting from Richmond! They were super pleased! It was a very nice evening!

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vipLISAO
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First it was freezing in the restaurant making it hard to enjoy being there. After numerous complaints they adjusted some, but still cold. Food was terrible and limited menu that wasn’t desirable. One and done. Don’t know how they stay in business. The place is a dump.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tori (Victoria) is a marvelous server. She always has great advice about food and drinks. She is very friendly and always remembers us.
Nancy Winborne

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Stammit
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food in a quaint neighborhood spot.

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GeorgeF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Felts rushed. Food served hot and plenty of it. Overall taste was average.

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JasonV
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It’s very small you have to break your neck to read chalk board menus. Food came out very slow and didn’t have many options.

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AnneG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and Drinks were Amazing!!! Perfect Place for date night or even ladies night!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food!! One of our favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing loved it perfection

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Hireilly
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food entrees, service, atmosphere, covid-safety all outstanding. Caesar salad was mediocre and entree portions were way too large but overall an extremely pleasant experience. We’ll definitely return!

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StaceyG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. They had a Lamb Chop special that was out of this world! Just like everything on the menu....

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LisaD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Zias for many years. Never had a bad experience or meal. However we were a little disappointed in the veal saltimbaca this time. Something wasn’t quite the same. Don’t know if they have a different chef. Not sure we’ll be ordering that dish again.

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CindyW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was amazing. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken Parmesan on the planet! Don’t miss the homemade cheesecake!

FAQs

Zia Marie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 460-0715.

Zia Marie is rated 4.6 stars by 833 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.

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