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Zia Maria Italian Eatery

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2350 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517-8604
717-336-1333
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Zia Maria! Thatsa Spicy Meat-a-ball!

Judging from reading the other reviews, my companion and I must have dined here on a very good day. We stopped in for lunch on the way back home on a 400+ mile trip. She decided on the meatball sliders with a side of broccoli and garlic. I ordered the lunch special of angel hair pasta with red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
StarWeez
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NH
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144 reviews 144 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
1,090 helpful votes 1,090 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Judging from reading the other reviews, my companion and I must have dined here on a very good day. We stopped in for lunch on the way back home on a 400+ mile trip. She decided on the meatball sliders with a side of broccoli and garlic. I ordered the lunch special of angel hair pasta with red sauce and... More 

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talulablues93
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Really, the only reason people go here is because it's the only place open to drink until 2 am every night. The service is horrible... I mean really bad. The waitresses wear dirty yoga pants (is it that hard to obtain legitimate work pants?) And act like they would rather be anywhere other than work. The bartenders won't smile and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This has to be the only place in Pa that has real authentic Italian food and it's amazing! First go shop at Adams Antiques mall and they will give you a 20 percent off coupon. The meatballs were good and firm, made with real meat and spice. The pasta was done as it should be with no water floating on... More 

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I want to like this place, but if you're looking for delicious food, I recommend looking elsewhere. It's just not very good. Their lunch pizza buffet was cold. Their sandwiches are subpar. Their salads are meh. I've eaten here quite a few times but never found anything I would care to eat again. Better, perhaps, for its bar scene?

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited Zia Maria with a colleague but I wasn't impressed. The beer is good but the food isn't. I picked a dish off of the menu which they couldn't offer me because they didn't have any in, so I settled for a burger. The burger wasn't great, the meat was poor quality. The fries were ok. The atmosphere is... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Atmosphere was average- we liked eating in the bar better then the restuarant. Garlic knots were very delicious. Meals were good, not great. Bartender/waiter was very personable.

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Reinholds, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stopped at the outside deck often this past summer. We loved it. Thought we would try the inside when the deck closed. Bartender inside not interested in being friendly. Food ok, typical pizza, fries and sandwiches. I'm thinking it was the beautiful sunny weather that kept us coming back to the deck this past summer, not the food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our server was excellent but food and atmosphere were regretable. Chicken parm was greasy and red sauce was so acidic they should serve Tums for dessert. Atmosphere was a pizza parlor at best - loud, bright lights and not that clean.

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a place trying to bridge genres - cabana bar, sit down Italian restaurant, and sports bar. Do not come for haut cuisine, that is not Zia Maria's niche. If you want good basic bar food, with an Italian emphasis, with wide screen TV's showing sports, you'll love it here. In the warm months, the outdoor cabana bar is... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We like there food, but we were there on Mother's Day in the evening and it took an hour to get our food. We went back a few months later because my husband likes the variety of choices on the menu. We live 2 miles away and don't eat here much because they always seem to be understaffed. How hard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2350 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517-8604
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: 717-336-1333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?