Zona 78

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133 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Zona 78 is defined by a dedication to create delicious, Italian-inspired dishes from scratch. From hand-tossed pizzas to carefully crafted cheese, there is
passion and innovation behind every morsel.

We proudly hold the distinction as the first Arizona restaurant to acquire a state
license for the culinary art of charcuterie. Our team brings expertise to your
“table”, producing cured meats and items such as bacon, pancetta, coppa, pickles and more. As a part of the charcuterie program, we have adopted a no waste practice, saving vegetable and whey scraps for local feed. We embrace methods of sustainability, because we want to please your palate and the earth too.

Zona 78 is Tucson family owned and operated.

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Nicholm
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food wasn't as good as the last time I was there. Salmon was bland.

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CandaceB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional! Could not have asked for better!

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AnthonyT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit there. Enjoyable as always. Thank you.

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MiriamK
Tucson
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was absolutely clean and gave a sense of comfort that it is a safe place to go.

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AlisonS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went out for a date night, this was one of the first ones since the pandemic started. The precautions put in place by Zona was above and beyond. The staff and food was amazing. Definitely would recommend!

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Holly
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you!
great meal and of course good company.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

My sister and I both ordered the shrimp Alfredo. Mine had no Alfredo sauce and 12 shrimp and hers had sauce and 8 shrimp. We were offered to remake it but, declined as it doesn’t reheat well. I would give Zona another chance, but I felt I should have been given a discount on our meal.
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FabioFromTucson
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, from the greeting at the door through our departure. Same great food, excellent service and comfortable surroundings we've always enjoyed but with much more privacy. Too much privacy, in fact. Great pains have been taken to sanitize the restaurant, menus, masks are worn by all the staff...so where are all the customers? Please come out and support your local businesses and the people who are working. There is a new clear partition which makes the dining room more quiet than before ( the only issue I ever had with Zona 78). Best night out my family has had for some time. See for yourself!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Zona. Quality food and service and they are doing a great job on the Covid protections for employees and customers.

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food good service good value not so good. Will come back

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vipJessicaH
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding and food delicious. We had a great experience.

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vipAnne
Tucson
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like Zona 78 very much. Good service, friendly people, nice ambiance, and my favorite cocktail in Tucson, the Tribeca. It's good to see them back so quickly following the (insufferable) shutdown.

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Bsquared
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same great food as we have had in the past. The spare ribs are new and are outstanding! I do miss the two dishes with polenta and hope they will be back on the menu soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary dinner!

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AnthonyT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time last Saturday. Even though the weather was warm and breezy, we sat outside. Our server was phenomenal, checking in with us frequently. Drinks, appetizers, and entrees were well prepared and delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

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KimberlyR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Zona never disappoints and always provides delicious foods. The mediterranean pasta was filled with fresh veggies and a delicious sauce. The beet and goat cheese salad with grilled chicken is always delicious! This is our go-to place when we need a Date Night!

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vipSusanB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place. We have had dinner here many times with friends. This was the first time we went for lunch. My partner and I shared the salad with ahi tuna which very was tasty, albeit a bit small even for a lunch portion and the calamari which was very good, but contained way more onions than actual calamari. We will go back probably for dinner if not another lunch.

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sarahd
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always a great experience! Such tasty food and quick and professional service.

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ShannonC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were tasty, service was great, atmosphere on patio was nice. Implementation of social distancing and extra sanitation measures in place. It was great to dine out for the first time in a couple months.

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Courtney
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were fantastic! We've been several times and will continue to go back!

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julie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and the cocktails were refreshing. Food was good as well

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WalterC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and the service was outstanding. An inconsiderate group at a nearby table proved to be a distraction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Pesto pasta inedible, too salty
Ceasar salad croutons super hot & spicey, the waiter said it was a bad batch & he thought they had thrown them out. Bread with calamari burnt, he claimed it was a deliberate char.
Great waiter but lousy food experience. We had taken out of town guests and might not return for awhile.

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vipDeeVee
Tucson
48 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

After a drive down Mount Lemmon, this is our favorite stop for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was great. The food was too Spicy. We couldn’t eat our pizza or meatballs.

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was some of the best that we have experienced in Tucson

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four in our party. We loved our meals, the service was a bit slow as it appeared that the restaurant was very busy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

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vipnancycg
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The pasta was a bit dry and needed more sauce. But it usually is a great place to enjoy a nice meal

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FritzK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The parking suffers from being in a strip-mall style building. Very pleasant inside, but space is a premium. The food was very good, our wait staff very good. would have liked more of a buffer space between us and the next tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was good just the price would stop me from coming back. I can get two pizzas for their price

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vipSandraD
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always on point! Love their great service and the food never disappoints.

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vipWednesday
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good eatery to go to. Nice bar area plus other seating and Booths. We were promptly seated and taken care of in short order. Food is very good as is the Trout. One of the only places I know that serves it in Tucson and Zona does it right and its fresh. The bruschetta is excellent as well and is always a great appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Tucson for the gemshows and wanted an Italian dinner for my birthday. I chose here because the menu looked great and it was only 6 minutes away from where we were staying. And I have to say it was wonderful! From the moment we walked, we were welcomed. The waitress was friendly and her recommendations were right on. I highly recommend eating here.

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Kurt
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family visited Zona 78 to celebrate our daughter's birthday per her request. The food was outstanding and the service really cares. That latter part really stood out for us as our son's order arrived with a small ingredient issue. They immediately responded to the problem and a new entree was prepared as quickly as possible. Zona 78 has become one of our favorites for a special meal.

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vipJonathan
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The meal, waitress, and ambience was great as usual; however, the hostess was obnoxious. I made the reservation on OpenTable at Zona 78 because they showed availability. We arrived on time and the hostess made a snarky comment that using OpenTable within an hour of a reservation is like a call ahead not a reservation. There was no issue with having a table available; however, the comment was unnecessary. Further, if Zona 78 is going to use OpenTable they should honor the terms and keep the app up to date with availability. It would be annoying to show up on time for a reservation that they show can be accommodated per the app but actually cannot be. Lastly, the hostess should know better.

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vipmabramo
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food consistently good. Great Happy Hour. This has become a regular dining spot for our ladies group and for my husband and I.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food is the best at a reasonable price for the quality. I recommend this place. We will go again.

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KKNelson
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We liked our server and the food, Pizza was good, bruschetta was delicious as ever. We liked the improvements to the dining area. However, the eggplant parmigiana has changed in flavor and texture, it was too dry and sauce was tasteless and thick. We ordered bread which came to our table cold and no oil or butter, no one ate it. The balsamic is still the best in town.

FAQs

Zona 78 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 296-7878.

Zona 78 is rated 4.5 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

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