Zia's - Toledo
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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Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 4pm-10pm and Sunday 4pm-9pm
Zia's Happy Hour
Enjoy 1/2 off all appetizers, 1/2 off all pizzas & specialty priced craft cocktails. At the bar or in the bar area only.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: October 24, 2018
Ends: December 23, 2018
Availability: Sun 4:00PM-9:00PM
Wine Down Wednesdays
Enjoy half off select bottles of wine with the purchase of any two entrees. Every Wednesday throughout the restaurant!
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: October 18, 2018
Ends: December 24, 2018
Availability: Wed 5:00PM-9:00PM
Wonderful food. Great service.
When ever we visit Toledo I like to go to this restaurant. It's my favorite. The food is always so delicious.
Great food, everything's homemade. Good portions. Our favorite restaurant wherever we're in Toledo.
The 7 of us that dined at Zia's the other night, all live in Cleveland's far west suburbs. We were doing wineries and the casino, so I suggested Zia's. I have been there probably 7-8 times and have always loved it. This was the most disappointing time. We all ordered a cocktail, and the one ladies' cocktail was late getting to the table. We all had salads, and they were short one, so I had to wait quite awhile for mine. We had to ask for bread, and when the waitress brought it , there was one little cup of butter for the 7 of us (and 7 pieces of bread). We had to ask for more. I ordered one of the specialty pasta dishes that had chicken on it and pesto. One of the other ladies die, and we sent it back because there were only four tiny pieces of chicken on it. For nearly $20 dollars, that's not acceptable. I think they added two more tiny pieces (I'm talking bite size). Actually the last time I was there, the same thing happened. I hesitated ordering it, but that has always been my favorite meal at Zia's. Since I only get there once or twice a year, I wanted to have it. Based on this last experience, I hesitate to recommend this restaurant to friends or even come back.
Good food and good service as always
Not as good as past experiences. The cocktail was sub-par. The chicken parm was too thick and dry and breading slightly burned. Way too much spaghetti. Bland sauce. Husbands lasagna was maybe, one layer thick. What happened!? Used to be delicious. Also, reservation was at 5:00.... doors locked until then.... waited in the cold. Maybe open table shouldn’t begin accepting reservations until 5:15.
My boyfriend and I went for my birthday. It was Sunday so there was nobody else there, thus we received Exceptional service! The servers were wonderful, which made for a very special and romantic evening with wine, dinner, and even surprised me with a birthday tiramisu (SO GOOD!!!) and candles. It was so perfect I even teared up a little bit. I wish I remembered the name of the server, she really made my birthday special.
Now about the food - We had the charcuterie board - Parmesan, fontina, prosciutto, cherry mustard, all absolutely delicious, but the sopressata had a funky taste like old refrigerator... My caesar salad was watery, too much pepper, and not enough anchovy flavor. The shrimp scampi was delicious and perfectly cooked, however the tails were left on, and I had to get my hands gooey trying to get the meat out of the tail...so not romantic.
service - 11/10
atmosphere - 10/10
food - 7/10
dessert - 10/10
Jenna was so friendly and did a great job overall!
Pizza recipe had changed from a previous visit so was a little disappointed they did away with previous recipe. There was a mix up with an appetizer so it was late in getting it to us but management removed it from our bill and gave us an order to take with us.
The waitress was fantastic though! All in all it was a pleasant evening!
I had the best bolgnaise for dinner in years. The fresh bread with olive butter made the meal feel Italian.
Had to top it off with dessert.
The service was terrible and the food was substandard and overpriced.
We always enjoy eating here and it has never disappointed us. The staff is always friendly and attentive and the food is always great! The wait staff has a great knowledge of the menu and makes sure you dining experience is memorable for all the right reasons.
It was fine. Nothing over exciting to write home about, but the food was good.
Excellent food and service with a nice setting on the river.
The food was good. Server was very attentive, but I think she was new. It was scary watching her clear the dishes and how she stacked them, we thought they would fall at any minute.
One thing she did, we did not say anything because I'm sure she's still learning, when she poured the martini, she would pour it so it ran down her fingers and into the glass. I think a patron less patient would has really caused a fuss.
The restaurant was very hot, we were fanning ourselves.
Started off good but after we got drinks and appetizers it was like the waitress disappeared. We was there when dinner was slowing down. Got food, it was okay. Then never saw waitress till we was ready to go. Then it took her 15-20 mins to get boxes and our checks. It's a expensive meal and it was just OK. Won't be back.
Food was not prepared well and disappointing. My salmon tortellini was very salted and my wife's parmesan was over cooked.
I wasn’t happy they changed their pizza style and its own pizza it’s not the same! The old way was much better and service was slow! It’s suppose to be my daughter birthday to enjoy it and lots of things I wasn’t happy!
No reservations for patio seating, happy hour is ONLY at the bar, no table side fettuccine on the patio. Super slow service, waitress was unprofessional to the females present, and overly friendly to the males present. New pizza is terrible.
We've eaten MANY times over the years and always loved our experience. My only complaint is that you rarely have Stout or Porter beer on tap. The food and staff are always excellent.
Our server was amazing. The experience was dampened by our salad course. The main entrees were delicious and our server went out of her way to make sure my husband had the perfect drink and our toddler boys had enough bread.
The service was great, food was excellent. We sat outside on the patio, awesome scenery & friendly atmosphere
Food is a bit too salty for me and the service is excellent!
Surprisingly bland. We went there for a anniversary dinner on recommendation from a friend. Very nice looking place, great attentive server. The food was unfortunately tasteless. Made the joke that we might as well have just gone to Olive Garden and order twice the amount of food for the price.
I think the host at the front door was falling asleep because she had her head down on the counter when I walked up. The bar service was slow to wait on us. Two people at the other end of the bar were waited on before us and we arrived first.
Very nice restaurant. Pricey though. Would go more often if prices were more reasonable. Nearly $6 for a side salad seemed unreasonable. For the size, could have dropped price by a $1. Restaurant was pretty empty. Most restaurants are pretty full even for a Monday....Zia's was nearly empty which should be an indication you need something to draw in the crowd during the early week. The half price appetizers and pizzas was a good option but there was only our table filled and people sitting at the bar. With all the restaurants downtown Zia's needs a nitch to draw in the crowds. Just suggestions!
Food was bad sadly. 6 people went and we all disliked our meals.
Multiple pros though
- great server
-nice river view
-the dessert was the only good pArt of meal
I would recommend this place for just dessert and drinks. I wish the food was better, but sadly it is really bad, and I’m top of that, it is overpriced.
I am very disappointed that Zia’s changed their pizza. The new pizza is soggy, too thick of a crust and not tasty. they should just go back to their original pizza. That was one of the reasons we come to Zia’s
Our anniversary dinner was beautiful. We asked to have a table by the water and they quickly found one for us!
Our food at Zia's was fantastic, and you can't beat the view of the river on a beautiful summer day.
S L O W service we had to flag down our waitress several times and she acted annoyed
Waiting 1 hour & 45 minutes after being seated for your food is not acceptable
The food was average and the restaurant was dirty.
Food was delightful. Authentic Italian cooking. Appetizers and main course were excellent. Extensive wine selection. Only negative was the service the evening we were there. Very, very slow to receive our main course.
Use to go to Zias for all special events. They really have gone down hill. My pregnant sister had to send alfresi back due to too much brandy in entre. She still had to pay full price and was not able to eat with reat of table. Asked for desert menu and was not given one. Requested butter and had to go to kitchen ourselves to get. My cousin requested her entre to be made table side. They forgot and she was handed it from kitchen. The list goes on and on. I requested to talk to manager after bills were paid and he asked "what do you want, free desert in to go boxes?" No apologies. No genuine concern. Horrible experience for FAR too much money.
Our server on the patio was great! (sorry to not remember her name). The food was delicious! The manager who seated us was a bit abrasive and made a point of telling me that my request for the patio was only a “request “ despite saying “this time” she could seat us there.
Not what it once was! Poor quality food at high prices! Poor service/food lacking taste .Soup was not worthy to feed a dog. Reservations with a request for a booth were useless. Denied Happy Hour but, now glad we didn't waste any more money there. Portions were small, looked more like appetizers. This place should be closed down. A disgrace among all the good eateries in Toledo. Would not go back even if it were free! DO NOT GO THERE!! A TRUE WASTE OF MONEY! All 4 of us are educators and will share our experience with others!:( :( :( :(
Food is expensive for the quality. Wasn’t anything special. Wouldn’t return .
We really enjoyed the new pizza! So glad they are making their own bread!
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.