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About Zia Marie
Over a decade 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!
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Small parking lot with ample on street parking.
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Zia Marie Ratings and Reviews
I have to admit my wife and I could not have been more disappointed. The food was beyond good but the service was abysmal which in part may have been due the difficulty in getting staff to work on New Year’s Eve. The crowded feel had to be due to maximizing the number of tables that could be squeezed into a limited space. We unfortunately have no intention of ever going back.
I was thankful that we had a reservation for a Saturday night right before Christmas. We did get to a table within a few minutes of our reservation, but it was busy! It had been a few years since I had been, and only the size of the fried cheese had gotten smaller- everything else was the same, which is great. Very classic pasta dishes and good portion sizes. Everyone with the wait staff was busy, but our water glasses were usually filled and food came out hot.
FOOD WAS EXCELLENT! WE HAD ENORMOUS GARDEN SALADS ! EGGPLANT PARMESAN WAS LARGE PORTION WITH SIDE OF SPAGHETTI. VEAL MARSALA WAS VERY FLAVORFUL, BEST I HAVE HAD IN VIRGINIA!
ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE NOISE FACTOR. SO LOUD NONE OF US COULD TALK! MAYBE IS THEY HAD PIANO MUSIC WOULD SOOTHE PEOPLE TO NOT TALK SO LOUD! THOUGHT WE WERE IN A LOUD BAR!
Only our second time dining at zita maries just as good as the first time. We made a reservation for 7pm. As busy as it was our waitress was quick and polite. Food was amazing as always. This Will be the go to spot for future occasions. Prices were not bad and worth it for the food. The only complaint that I have is not the restaurant it self but the lack of parking in the parking lot.
Been here several times. The food is awesome. I did, however, have a small issue with this visit. I ordered the Shrimp Fra Diablo. Was half way into it and I bit into a large piece of a clam shell. No damage to teeth, thank goodness. Notified the waitress. She went to the chef who sent his apologies and they said my meal was complimentary. I know this was an isolated incident and I will definitely go back.
We have gone to Zia Marie’s several times over the years. The food is consistently good but this time I tried something new for me... veal piccata. The serving was plentiful but I found the lemon sauce very salty and the pasta dry. The other person in my party got to spinach lasagna and really enjoyed it. Next time I will go back to entries with a red sauce. Unfortunately the evening was almost spoiled because the restaurant was oppressively hot. We finally convinced the waitress to turn off the fireplace (it was 64 degrees outside) and by the time we ate it had begun to cool slightly. I will go back but will be prepared to ask for my food to go in case it is like that again.
We went here for a birthday dinner on a recommendation from a friend. We found the food to be excellent, the service was attentive. The meal was well paced (all the food didn't come out at once which is a nice change from chain restaruants). The portions are pretty huge, definitly enough to save part for lunch the next day! The cheesecake is made in house and excellent (this from a non-cheesecake person). In short, we will add this to our rotation.
Food was good, but “very very” loud. I had to lean across the table just to talk to my girlfriend. And I don’t feel like saying “what “ all the time when we’re talking. And there was plenty of tables open, wasn’t that many people there. I couldn’t imagine if you guys were full.
We went for our anniversary and had requested a quiet table. They were aware of our request and put us in a back corner. Unfortunately a table of about 6 on the other side of the restaurant was so loud we could hardly hear each other. Even after they finished, they stood around yelling to each other. It appeared that they had some connection to the restaurant and it surprised me they didn't show more consideration for other diners. This is our third and last time to the restaurant as each time it has been uncomfortably loud. The food was delicious so if you're into a loud venue, don't hesitate to book.
Prices were higher then what was listed on their website. The place is tiny and way too many tables squeezed close together so it is very loud. Our waitress never checked back after delivering our meals, we never had water refilled until table was cleared. Food was good but We wouldnt visit again on a sunday evening during summer months.
I've been to this place at least 100 times over the last 18 years. My favorite dish is the Chicken Marie. It's always a little different each time. Sometimes a lot of garlic, sometimes a little. Just right tonight. Lasagna was cheesy as usual. Bread is always awesome. Portions are more than generous.
One of our favorite places for Italian food. Veal Parm is always tender and delicious. One of our party had the steak which was huge, yummy, and cooked to perfection! The noise level can be hard to handle on some evenings which is why we try to go early in the evening!
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