Zia's - Toledo

4.4
684 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Where We Make You Feel Like Family!
Country Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, generous pastas, fresh fish and more in a fun, festive and friendly atmosphere. Intimate outdoor dining overlooking the Maumee River and Downtown Toledo.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday – Thursday 5pm- 9pm,
Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 4pm-10pm and Sunday 4pm-9pm
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Phone number
(419) 697-7138
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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SS
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere is authentic Italian dining and wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Food is excellent as well. I’m the $15-$30 a plate range with an extensive wine list. A place you need to try at least once.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Lots of variety. Decor and music were great. Server and staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Everything had a homemade taste.

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R
Toledo
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious, always dependable! We try to make Zia's at least 2-3 times a summer. We sit out by the river and enjoy the evening. The food, the service, the wine list, and the creative cuisine make it wonderful!

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MC
Detroit
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's my favorite seafood restaurant and my favorite restaurant in Toledo.

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HM
1 review
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I came here for our anniversary and our waitress was friendly and helpful with the menu since we had never been there before.

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G
Detroit
6 reviews
1.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Appetizer took over 45 minutes to come out, it was the meat & cheese tray so no cooking required. Needless to say that was set down and before we got a bite here came our salad & dinner, which my dinner I rejected when it was brought before the appetizer the first go around. You’ve changed the pizza which was the reason we came there because my husband used to love it BEFORE the change. Your restaurant was not busy, I’d hate to seen if it was. My husband asked 3 times for a refill that he finally got after we paid the bill. Last mixing scallops with chicken in the carbonara was horrible!!! If you are going to do a scallop carbonara special don’t dump chicken (which was dry) into it. We’ve been coming there at least 4 times a year for years, doubting we’ll be back, especially with the bad choice of changing the pizza. Also the bread change you made at the beginning of the year is also a horrible choice.

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OT
Toledo
3 reviews
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food didn’t seem up to the usual standard and the service seemed a little rushed. I can only assume it was the 4th of July and the staff wanted to get home but for $100 for two people the food and service seemed a little lacking.

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AH
1 review
2.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I have been to Zias many times before. This will likely be the last time. Prices were steep for what you received. The egg plant was not as good as THE OLIVE GARDEN, with theirs being quite tender (plus much less costly). No rewards -perks for a birthday. But the one thing that was disturbing was the constant flow of people in an out the back door and most unknowning leaving it open and allowing the 95 degree temperatures to come in. Honestly, huge let down for the whole party and all agreed, too much money for the experience and no perks! Sorry Zias-will not likely return.

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RT
Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great time, great food!

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DV
Cincinnati
1 review
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved it, they should open one in northern Kentucky, good with allergies, excellent service, good food, priced appropriately.

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OT
1 review
2.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We waited about an hour for our food. No free dessert for birthday as there was in the past. Service slow

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DY
1 review
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eight family members got together to say good bye to two moving to Florida. We had a very relaxed time, didn't feel rushed to eat and leave. The food was excellent and many took home
leftovers. The only thing we all didn't like was the choice of music and how loud it was. It was
too loud for some to hear conversations across the table.

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AW
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always—Zia’s was great but our server, Jenna, was exceptional. Another fabulous dining experience.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was pretty darn good. Our table was up against a bunch of filthy wine bottles. When we mentioned this, we were told that they were just empty bottles. The waitress wasn't around much, so we had to wait a bit if we needed something. The waitress knocked over a drink onto my wife's lap, offered to go get a towel, and apologized. No offer of anything to make up for it.

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OT
Toledo
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food as always

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LC
Toledo
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My meal was very good! I loved the cherry mostarda!

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MC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , fast service and reasonably priced. I would go back anytime

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OT
Toledo
1 review
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious. The only complaint was it was too cold where we were sitting and had air constantly blowing on us.

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LG
1 review
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is always wonderful. Food is fabulous. We usually get there a couple of times a year. We drive from about 35 miles away to go for special occasaions. 2 of us or 12 of us it is always a great meal and good times.

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SS
1 review
2.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I have been going to Zia' for decades. I'm sorry to say, this will be coming to an end.

We normally have celebrated birthdays yearly at Zia's, but decisions made under the new ownership has been for the worse.

My favorite dish of chicken fettuccine alfredo was fair at best, chicken was clearly precooked and reheated, the noodles appearing to be prepared the same or now of poor quality, tasting like cardboard. The food no longer taste like it was freshly made in-house and more like boxed noodles and sauces.

Some of our favorite menu items are no longer available. The menu change reflects the lack of offering items that were previously made in-house and more of the frozen items offered by wholesale restaurant vendors.

The bread is no longer from Zingermans's and taste like it's store bought. The pizza crust appears to be now pre-made and generic round 12", instead of the hand tossed oval.

Desert is no longer provided as a birthday treat (not a big deal as they do still provide the discount on the day of).

The interior has been "cleaned up" but they removed some of the best artifacts they had.

On this occasion, we were also sat in the back near the rear patio entrance on a mildly windy day where the door was constantly opened by servers and customers entering and exiting. Made for a terrible place to sit as the house cooking vents would produce a huge draft on every opening. This was a known issue before and they used to not sit people two feet from the this door when the patio wss opened.

I am very saddened by these changes.
Seth

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CC
1 review
4.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Miss the old style pizza. Don't like the new crust. Please bring back the chopped salad option with the dinners that you had years ago.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The appetiser was very good and the entree, I had the swordfish, was amazing. The service wasn’t to best I’ve experienced but overall was good. Definitely going back again soon.

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OT
1 review
2.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Birthday. Food was very average. Seem quality of going down hill. Wine was a bit over priced as well. Seems like pricing went up because it is on the water. Service was good. The charcuterie platter was horrible. Presentation not very good and they had one chews an a slab of meat on a board way too small.

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G
Detroit
7 reviews
4.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Very disappointed a couple of months ago when they took the thin crust pizza off the menu and replaced with a round pizza that isn't that much different than anywhere else. If you miss their thin crust pizza, try Pizza House on Church St in Ann Arbor. Then I had lasagna tonight that I love, still good but they changed the sauce to a standard creamy tomato sauce that you can find any place. The old sauce had whole pieces of tomatoes and a very fresh flavor.. what they served me tonight, I could find as good out of a jar. They seem to be loosing their fresh flavors.. also their bread basket bread is not anywhere as good as it use to be, looked to be sliced up thick crust pizza crust.. I always look forward to their great bread they use to have.. I hope as I try other dishes I love, they haven't down graded the flavors in them too. When I pay for a premium dinner, I expect fresh flavors... not something I would find at a fast food chain restaurants.

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HL
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Zia's on Mother's Day was outstanding. The dining room was full, but there was not an excessively long wait for our food and the meal was nicely paced. The food was delicious and the dessert even more so. We all enjoyed our dining experience.

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LA
Toledo
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a combination of Mother's Day and a birthday. Food prepared at table was very good. Overall a very nice meal and presentation.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came in for my best friend’s birthday and she was not disappointed, nor were any of us. Very good meal!

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TG
1 review
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We live in Michigan but when we are in Toledo we always choose Zia’s for a nice sit down dinner. We love the view outside on the waterfront.

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OT
Toledo
4 reviews
2.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We were there for my husbands birthday, we were seated immediately but the service was extremely slow. Our waitress was super sweet, but I think she must have had tables in another room. We hardly saw her. My husbands pizza was under cooked. We did not mention the pizza due to the slow service and we were getting half off due to his birthday..

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LB
1 review
5.0Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came as a large group. We started at the bar. The service was great at both.
Our waiter made sure we were all taken care of and the food was fabulous
A little pricey but well worth it.

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T
Detroit
15 reviews
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This is the first time that I have something negative to say about Zia's. We waited FOREVER for our food. We have been there many times and brought another couple with us this time - they were looking forward to it because we always rave. We waited so long...and ate so much bread...that we weren't very hungry by the time our meals came. Disappointing!

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MW
1 review
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First time dining there with my father. It was very good. Our waiter Benjamin did an outstanding job. All food that we ordered was very good. We will be back again!

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M
1 review
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great swordfish, & my husband liked his beef dish, that he went out on a whim to try, very much...food was hot & waitress was very nice too.

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I
1 review
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always amazing but every time the service is greatly lacking. So slow, I should not sit for 5 minutes before even being greeted by my server. She was very sweet and knowledgeable but the service is always so slow! Do you need more servers? Are they serving too many tables?

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LK
1 review
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wait staff was friendly. Our waiter gave us the history of the restaurant as well as places to see on our visit.

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TJ
Chicago
22 reviews
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great, no complaints.

A good go to restaurant

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SN
Toledo
1 review
3.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I am a long time patron to Zia's. Very disappointed with the new menu. Out of all the times I have gone to Zia's with my wife, I always order your pork chops with the balsamic drizzle. Sadly, it has been removed from the menu along with several of my wife's favorite selections. Please, consider putting some of these back into the menu.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing food! Get table side! They make it right in front of you! It's beautiful inside I took my mom for her birthday and she loved it it was a great meal and experience!

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JB
1 review
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food waa very good. Good portions and friendly staff. Loved the birthday discount. If the meal I had ordered was correct it would have been a perfect experience. I ate it anyways and it was good. The waitress assured me it was Bolognese sauce but it was not. Being Italian I know this but was so hungry I ate it and was pleased. Will be back for the Bolognese!

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AV
1 review
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went here with friends we hadn't seen for a long time. We were greeted, seated and attended to by a great waitress. The food was just delicious! The wine was a bit pricey, but very good. Our server allowed us to start slow and linger long. We really appreciated that! We have told our friends what a great time we had and what wonderful food we enjoyed.

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