Zona 78

4.6
151 Reviews
$30 and under
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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AceH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam our waiter was fantastic
We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and he made it special
Would definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly staff

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marinewife
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good as always. However, our server could have been a bit more attentive. Once our drinks and food were served she never came back around to refill our iced teas and just did a drive by check in of the table. We were not thanked for coming in when we were paying our bill table side.

With the current situation that restaurants are going through to stay afloat the service should have been and should be stellar.

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DesertFlower
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Victoria our waitress was outstanding! Food excellent and prices very reasonable!

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vipCAandMA
New England
213 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zona is handling mask and distancing requirements well—while maintaining excellent food and service standards!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great. Very consistently delicious with great service and lively ambiance.

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AspectPhotography
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place and especially appreciate being able to support them during COVID. They have been amazing both times I've been there in the past 3 months. Friendly staff across the board and top-notch food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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BobC
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Zona 78 many times, and it’s always delicious!

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Smitty
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have enjoyed every visit 4 times now The food, drink and service was Absolutely fantastic I will definitely return again

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vipStaceyS
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Apparently this restaurant is trying out some new technology. The wait staff (several different people for our table of four) were using new hand-held devices for taking orders and processing payments. Based on the quality of the service (average), I tipped 15% of the total bill (including alcohol). When I received the receipt I was taken aback by the section that read: "Suggested Additional Tip." It even broke it down by percentage (2%, 3%, 5%, 7%) and graciously did the math for me (additional $1.47, $2.20, $3.68, $5.14) and calculated the new total. REALLY? ARE YOU SERIOUS? Tipping is a personal decision based on the quality of the service of the wait staff and generally speaking, the overall experience. I'm not a bad tipper, but I don't just shell out 20-25% just because. I was actually really offended by this. I hope they rethink this idea and trust people to tip based on the quality of the service, the food, the total experience. If all that is excellent the tips will reflect it. Otherwise, deal with it.

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JoanA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Victoria was delightful, attentive and efficient. She made us feel welcome and answered all of our questions.

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AspectPhotography
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amid the pandemic, Zona 78 was doing it right! Everything was clean, people amazingly friendly, and outstanding food. My first time there won't be my last!

GM
GibranM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent eggplant parmesan and mushroom pepperoni pizza. Good service.

MP
MitchellP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! We will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Zonas. Food is great and consistent. They are doing a good job with service during Covid. One of our regulars

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DerimaM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to get out and celebrate a friend’s birthday after being home for so many months.
Service and food were exceptional as always. Thank you!

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vipnancycg
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there just in time for happy hour. I has able to get my add'l red wine at happy hour prices but when my friend tried, at the same time, for her white she was turned down with only a "sorry" explanation. Never happened before and a one star less rating for that. But the food was good and the restaurant was safety prepared!!

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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
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit there. Enjoyable as always. Thank you.

MK
MiriamK
Tucson
2 reviews
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
Washington DC
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
6 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
9 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
13 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
9 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
3 reviews
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.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zona 78 using the Order Online button. Zona 78 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 296-7878.

Zona 78 is rated 4.6 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.