Zia's - Toledo

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.

Join us on your birthday and receive our extraordinary Birthday Meal Deal!*
*Birthday Meal Deal is a discount based on the number of guests in your party; for example 1-2 people receive 50% off, 3 people 33% off, 4 people 25%, and so on. Offer only available on your birthday with valid identification. Offer extends to the food portion of your bill, limit is up to 50% off total, not valid with any other promotion, offer, discount.
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PO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Overall, a pleasant evening, with nice food. Waitress was excellent. Complimentary bread, herbed butter, and olive oil were great. My wife's salmon tortelloni was very good. My proscuttio wrapped pork medallions were very nice as well, but the asparagus was absolutely terrible. I should have sent it back and asked for another vegetable, but I wasn't hungry for another green vegetable after tasting the asparagus - it was that bad. Tough (woody fibers through about half of each piece) and a really "off" taste that I can't describe.
Still - my wife and I very much enjoyed our meals and evening. I've always enjoyed eating at Zia's in Toledo.

Zia's - Toledo
Responded a day ago

We truly appreciate your feedback as it helps us identify where we need to improve. Thank you for your review. We hope to see you back again soon!

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All of the staff was so friendly and cared about our experience. Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!

Zia's - Toledo
Responded on November 29, 2019

Abby, We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us! We can't wait to see you again! Thank you.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Zia’s has always been one of my favorite restaurants to go to but haven’t been there in awhile. This time, food was very lackluster. Most of our dishes lacked flavor. I got the shrimp scampi and I expected garlic, butter, white wine but tasted nothing. I will say that the shrimp were a decent size but when in a sauce that was so plain, it made the whole dish unappealing. If I go back, it will only be specifically for pizza. Two other people of my party felt the same for their entrees (create your own pasta with meatballs and lasagna.)

R
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife there for our wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful time! The food was excellent, the staff was attentive. When we weren't talking to each other, we were commenting on the decor. Great experience!

Zia's - Toledo
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for the recommendation! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Toledo
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service.

Zia's - Toledo
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review Zia's. So glad to hear you had a great dining experience. Can't wait to see you again!

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DH
Toledo
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, Service even better! One of our Toledo favorites that never dissapoints!

G
Toledo
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our anniversary dinner so we came to Zia’s for a special meal to celebrate the occasion.

VS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food wasn't bad, but it was very underwhelming for the price. The sauces had no flavor. My husbands red sauce was so bland it tasted like nothing at all and my piccata sauce had hardly any caper or lemon, it just tasted like a bland cream sauce. The decor was tired out and the whole place needs an update for the price point. The wine and the view were good, but that's about it. Very disappointing.

DB
Toledo
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda waited on us and she was great, kept drinks full and answered all our questions.

LS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a very nice visit at Zia's. It's my favorite restaurant in Toledo and always my first choice on my birthday for a special treat. We were slightly disappointed that the calamari recipe has changed. It used to be a light almost tempura type better that made it succulent and unique. The recipe they started using at the beginning of the summer seems more like a frozen commercial variety. About 30% of our order was just little nuggets of batter. Other than that the food was awesome as always. We were wondering how on Earth they manage to dust all of the Chianti bottles and garlic decoration. Someone deserves kudos for staying on top of that area.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta 🍝 place with some nice appetizers and Italian atmosphere with a stunning view of the mighty maumee and bustling metropolis of Toledo

C
Toledo
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great dining experience. A bit louder than usual as there were a lot of teens celebrating their homecoming, but a wonderful evening nonetheless.

OT
Toledo
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Had my usual scallops and sadly they were underdone.

MO
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at Zia's, thank you! We wanted to treat our out of town guests to a nice dinner with a nice view and Zia's delivered. Our server, (Ally I believe) was exceptional; she was knowledgeable, made great recommendations, and was polite.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were disappointed with the food this trip. Shrimp was not well cleaned (yuck) and pasta was over cooked.

m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. Free meal if you go on your birthday 😊

JB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family attended for my birthday. Food was delicious: pizza, salads, and 2 pasta dinners. The bread brought to the table with the olive oil butter was delicious - we went through 3 baskets. Our server Dara A. was top-notch. Very attentive, sincerely friendly, and very informed on their menu when I asked if a sauce could be switched out for another one on a pasta dinner. The birthday discount Zia's offers was a bonus. We will definitely be back!

H
Toledo
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

nice place to go for great food and to be with friends

JH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations, but chose to sit outside as the weather was perfect. Our server was fairly new, as we learned, but she did a great job. Her name was Kaitlyn.

There were 3 of us, we all ordered different dishes, and everyone enjoyed their food.

Thank you Zia's for a great evening out.

SS
Toledo
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, was just very chilly inside and wish we had sweaters or jackets!

T
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We got an outside table with a great view and a bottle of wine only problem that we had was we received a generous salad and then the bread came second and 2 minutes after that the meal came my pasta was two minutes undercooked they brought out a second one that was cooked well and hot. We both thought that both of our meals were bland. And just okay. We would go back.

KK
Toledo
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. I highly recommend the shrimp scampi and the saltimbucco. Eating outside overlooking the docks is so pleasant

JM
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had friends visiting from Georgia and we wanted to enjoy dinner at The Docks. It had been raining but had stopped shortly before our arrival.
The outside dining is wonderful, quiet and enjoyable. It was noisy inside as well as too cool for our group, so we were happy to be outside.
The food was very tasty and our waitress was very accommodating to our requests. Thx to all.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was bland and tasteless. We were a party of 6, and all of us thought the same.

DK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress shontae was very attentive and accommadating..manager asked us how everything was while she was rounding ..a nice night with friends with GD food..drinks and service

J
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience. It was very pleasant sitting outside on the patio, the service and food were wonderful!

OT
Toledo
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service as usual

ML
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First visit for wife and myself.My wife ordered the meat sauce bolognese, was very dry and tasteless ,they did offer to make another dish ,but the couple we were with had ordered a pizza and had finished eating as well as I. Therefore she didn’t want us to wait for her . We also had plans for the evening elsewhere . The other couple stated that for the cost of the pizza,( ordered a pepperoni) should have had more pepperoni on it.We counted 8 pieces sparingly spread out. We do plan to visit again and hope the food will be better.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

C
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It may have just been what I ordered, but the food wasn't amazing especially not what was expected for the price. I heard their pizza was good-- maybe I'll try that next time.

KG
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter ALWAYS goes there for her birthday (this year 15 years old) for chocolate mousse. This year they had mousse as a layer in chocolate cake but not separate. She just wanted the mousse - alone (but her brother wanted the cake and the mousse). They made her a special order of just plain mousse. Two other members of our party wanted just mousse - and they made some for them too. LOVED IT! I have a feeling we will be going there for every birthday for her forever. We go to Zia's for non-birthdays too and its always good. Thanks for everything! See you soon I am sure.

OT
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish.

TJ
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Way too loud.

Brussels sprout salad was excellent but well overpriced

RS
Toledo
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful and romantic dinner here. The tableside Fettuccine Alfredo was superb as was the Garlic Olio pasta.

AB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is my wife's favorite restaurant, and we come here about once a month. Food and service are above average, and the atmosphere is nice. Check out the bar menu for happy hour specials.

JB
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like to come to Zia's to celebrate birthdays. They have a great birthday deal. The food is always delicious ! We sat on the patio and had a great view of the river.

GS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. It was my birthday, and they gave us 50% off all food for both of us. Nice present. Would have liked to eat on the patio, but the wait was longer.

A
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately the broccoli I ordered with my meal had black/brown spots on it, which I thought was mold. If it wasn’t mold, I still thought the broccoli wasn’t fresh. My fettuccine pasta was also not fresh. The noodles stuck together like they were re-heated. I would expect better quality from an Italian restaurant and for the price. The service regarding these issues was great. The server and manager were pleasant and understanding of the situation.

DO
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been to Zia's in a few years. I had a friend visiting from Australia and wanted her to see the waterfront and have dinner at your place. Excellent all the way around.. Thank you for allowing me to show off the best of Toledo.

PF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

All of the food had good flavor but the portions were very small for the price. Our waitress was very forgetful. We had to ask her a second time for several things; another beer, a refill on soda, bread and my replacement salad. My salad had a hair in it, she remembered to bring it to me as food came out. We took another couple there as a thank you to them and not one of the 4 of us were impressed, probably will not return.

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