We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zia's Bistro

1845 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2519 (Downtown)
619-234-1344
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #337 of 4,068 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reserve with OpenTable
Zia's Bistro is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Fir St.
Write a Review

83 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    40
    22
    15
    4
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whittier, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hanover, Pennsylvania
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
240 reviews 240 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We decided on where to eat in little Italy based on the point ranking by Trip Adviser. Zia's was the higher one out of the other few and so here we are. And true to the word. We were not disappointed at all. The Calamari was fresh and the Server actually asked if we could wait, so that they could... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

So many choices in Little Italy, that Zia's would not be first on my list. Friendly staff, food was good, not great,

Was this review helpful? Yes
wilmslow
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

On my last day in San Diego we went to try this place out in Little Italy. It didn't disappoint. Food was good value and wine list was good, We chose a very nice wine and had 2 bottles between us. Thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and atmosphere and service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Zia's has a fabulous location in Little Italy. The service is great and my favorite dish is the Orrichete con Pollo - it's amazing. I love Zia's!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Zia's Bistro also viewed

 

Been to Zia's Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Zia's Bistro, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing