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Zia's Bistro

1845 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2519 (Downtown)
619-234-1344
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Ranked #317 of 4,042 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fir St.
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sogndal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I ordered the Spaghetti carbonara, he had the regular pasta and I had the gluten-free. We both enjoyed our meal, it is probably the best gluten-free pasta I have ever had. The waiter was very friendly and helpful, and the location is OK (right next to a busy street) but in the lovely "Little Italy". The price... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

There were three of us for dinner and we were squeezed into a outdoor corner table, our fault because we asked for an outside table. Service wasn't bad, waitress was a bit slow but she was busy with other diners, like the table of six businessmen inside the restaurant. Her assistant was excellent, he was at out table filling our... More

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Central, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We arrived in Little Italy after a short flight and need a light lunch. My wife and shared a pizza and salad, and it was excellent. We enjoyed sitting outside and watching the people walking the area. The staff was very friendly.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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

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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Ottawa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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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
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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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