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Zia Marie

4.5
528 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(757) 460-0715
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bill Minder
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Seaview Avenue
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Parking details
Small parking lot with ample on street parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 528 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food is very good and the staff is awesome.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Really good food and service. Authentic and come hungry.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always a good time. Great pasta and good wine!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Usually love Zias , but food has
Changed toast pionts stale , summer
Salad sub par, pasta with clam sauce not
Same as pass. Will be a while before
I come back

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Can’t beat the pasta here. Definitely the best pasta in Hampton Roads!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Zia Marie’s is always good; their food, ambience. Food is consistent. We’ve spent many special occasion at Zia Marie’s. Sometimes my husband will go, sit at the bar & share a plate. We love it!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always good food, service.....a nice place to catch up over a good meal

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The bathrooms were the atrocious. Staff very young, very unfamiliar with quality of service.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This place is a hidden gem. Neighborhood favorite for many years. Menu is always changing but consistently excellent. Wonderful value for excellent food. Meals are a bit more expensive than 'Olive Garden' and in an entirely different league in quality and taste. My Chicken Parm was enormous, delicious and $14.95. I started coming here in 2000 and visit whenever I am in town. My business partner told me it was one of his top 5 meals in the last year.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Absolutely a great place - excellent food & great service!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was our first visit after it being highly recommended for authentic Italian food.
We arrived 20 minutes before reservation had a hard time finding parking. The place was a madhouse however, we were seated right away. Basically climbing all over others to get to table. No clear walkway. It was VERY loud. I wanted to leave immediately, but my husband talked me into staying. 5 -10 minutes to be greeted by waitress. 10+ minutes to get a water and tea . We were told they were waiting on glasses. 10 more minutes to order food. Very uncomfortable environment. We tried to order a pizza and lasagna, but 45 minutes at minimum to get pizza made us change our minds. Lasagna and spaghetti marinara. I The food was good but not worth the wAit for sure and definitely not an environment I want to be part of again.... louder than a nightclub or bar scene. We also tried to pay check after we finally got it, but waitress didn’t come back. The table across from us got tired of waiting and went looking for register.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food & Service. The meals were hot & very tasty. Our group had the lasagna, spaghetti & meatballs and scallops special. The carrot cheesecake was incredible!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service was good for a busy Saturday night. Not great due to the crowd. I ordered the eggplant parmigiana which was absolutely delicious and was a very generous portion. Only drawback is the restaurant, during peak dinner hours, is extremely crowded making the noise level so loud we had to scream to each other during our dinner conversation in order to hear our party of 4. Other than the noise level, it was a solid dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a great meal!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was great, service was good. It was a little slow but in all fairness it was St Patrick’s day and things were busy. It was extremely loud ( the guy sitting behind us was obnoxious as all get out. Overall it wasn’t that bad.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Cozy neighborhood spot. Looks like they have a lot of regulars. We had four kids and four adults. Everything went off smoothly. Food was great. This is a place we dine when in Va Bch.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I have been a patron of Zia Marie, since their opening. We live in the neighborhood and eat at the restaurant 6-8 times a year. We order take out from Zia’s at least 15 times a year. Sat. Night the food was exceptional. I have a pear and pomegranate salad, which was very generous as well as the eggplant and fresh tomato sauce with ricotta pasta. This dish was so good, I hope they put it on the chalkboard. We had our regular waitress, who is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food and service was amazing. Best Italian in va bch.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

You can usually tell a restaurant is going to be good when you open the outside door and are met with wonderful aromas of Italian cuisine! I’m physically disabled and had no problem getting in or getting to our table with my walker. They have a big wine list and a menu of martinis, too. I had a Bellinitini with Orange infused Absolut vodka, peach schnapps, and champagne-delicious. I had the fried mozzarella for an appetizer(it was HUGE), and the lasagna for my entree. Everything was delicious and we had a great experience. Highly recommend Zia Marie!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We live out of town but have family here and always try dine at least once at Zia Maria’s. Everyone loves it!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

i have been enjoying zia's for many years. You can always count on the food being good, and decent service. And now that the offer reservations we don't have to worry about being disappointed at the door when they are at full capacity, which happens a lot.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The NY strip is a hidden gem in this Italian restaurant. Thick, perfectly grilled, and so big I took half of it home.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Amazing Food!!!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Too loud everything else very good

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Andate con la fame!😜
Perché le porzioni sono esattamente generose!!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

As always the food was great and the service wonderful. My daughter was in town from college and she requested we go!
We determined over dinner that we hadn’t been here in fours year, happy to say not all traditions die, everything was fantastic, not rushed, great food, I won’t wait four years to come again!

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The service was ok. The food was great. The drinks could have been better.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Me and my wife love this place, we do dislike a few things but we still go when we want good Italian food. The big thing is the noise, as it’s very loud inside maybe because it’s a small place. I would rather hav a menu to look at then looking at the wall across the room to decide what to eat. We will be back but that’s just my critique.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always good food in a casual setting. Never been diappointed in the food or service, and a decent well priced wine list.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It had been several years since our last visit. I was happy to find the restaurant is consistently excellent. The food was exquisite and our server Heather was outstanding. We had a reservation for the occasion and our table next to the fireplace was waiting for us. A+

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been a customer of Zia Marie for at least 20 years and I will not go back after my visit tonight.  I ordered a second glass of wine (they serve wine in stemless glasses vs. stemmed, so if something is lurking in the bottom, you don't notice it right away), and after the third sip, a chunk of something was in my mouth.  I looked in the glass and the whole bottom of the wine glass was full of pieces of something black and tan.  When the waitress finally came to the table to check on us, our meal was finished by then, I pointed out the debris in my glass and she said it looked like mushroom, which it did.  She asked me if I wanted another glass and I said no because our meal was finished.  When she brought the check, she said took off half the price of the second glass of wine because the bartender told her it was a new bottle of wine and the substance in my glass was just cork.  Seriously? I guess all that cork can sink to the bottom, but when I've had a piece of cork in my wine before, it was usually just a piece or two and it floated.  This was disgusting...the whole bottom of the glass was full of particles of something.  Food is always good, but this was just unprofessional service...charging someone for a half a drink because it took them three sips to realize it had trash of some sort in it.  Hope it was worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We lived just a block away from this cozy neighborhood restaurant for years and have always enjoyed meals here. If you're looking for a quiet dinner, this is probably not the place for you, as it is a little noisy when they're busy. The service can be hit or miss, but on this evening, everything was great, from food, to service, to ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

SO good!!! The shrimp alla vodka and seafood stuffed shells were to die for. The table behind us seemed drunk and loud! Otherwise perfect spot!!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Our go to place for Friday date night!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved it. Great food, friendly staff. One of my favorite places to eat.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I've been going here for 20 years. It is always good, sometimes outstanding. I get the same thing most of the time. Chicken Marie. It is always a little different. Same with lasagna and everything else the group had. The pizza is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The food is absolutely awesome, but they will make whatever changes you want. The service is always wonderful. It's a cozy, but noisy place, with a very inviting atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting excellent Italian food.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary. They sat us next to the fire place, which was very romantic. I had the spinach lasagna, which was huge. My husband had a salad which also was generous in size.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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