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Zia's Bistro

1845 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2519 (Downtown)
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Ranked #299 of 4,046 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Fir St.
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English first
Washington, DC
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a treat. Went to Zia's for AMAZING creative pizza. The owner chatted with us, so kind! We went to Lestat's after to coffee (just down the block). Great place for date night!

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Point Richmond
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We were a group of business friends out for dinner, first in a group of three and the next night in a group of six. We loved the whole experience both times. The food was delicious. We had the same waiter both times, and she was terrific, too. We all admired Kelsey's beauty and efficiency, but we especially liked her... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Yummy! Delicate and flavorful chicken Picatta and what you expect in a pasta Bolognese . I'll be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had veal with marsala and even though we did not expect a scalope it did taste very good. We really appreciated having some bread, which you rarely get in an American restaurant!

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and awesome italian food! Wednesday nights is half-price wine night!

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Maricopa, Arizona, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When the Front Desk Clerk at the Wyndham told us about Little Italy we got excited because we did not know it was there. Everything is the Seaport Village which we always enjoyed or the Gaslamp District. But Zia's Bistro was just the perfect spot to celebrate our 42nd Wedding Anniversary. From the time you are greeted outside to the... More

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Pickerington, Ohio
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wow, little Italy neighborhood in San Diego has really uped the ante. India street gives you the exact feeling of wondering a strata in Rome and Zia's is exactly like a Roman restaurant. Comfortably casual with laid back wait staff who do not rush you to order or leave. Wednesday nights is 1/2 off wine bottles so we got lucky... More

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Whittier, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped into this great Italian restaurant for lunch during our overnight stay in Little Italy. I ordered the Caprese Appetizer and a chicken salad and both were delicious, fresh and tasty. We sat outside as it was a warm day in San Diego and that was a real treat.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had the chicken piccata, which is usually my favorite dish, however, this was very bland. Hardly any lemon and maybe 4 capers! It was mostly olive oil. My son and best friend had the pasta with fresh tomato sauce and they loved the flavor of the sauce. Prices were reasonable.

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Hamilton, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great restaurant. Very good food for a very good price - especially compared to neighbouring restaurants. The venue is really nice and spacious and the staff were quick and pleasant.

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