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Zia's Bistro

1845 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2519 (Downtown)
619-234-1344
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Ranked #386 of 4,053 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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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74% Recommend
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English first
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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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
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.

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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,

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wilmslow
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 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!

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This bistro is on India street adjacent to the globe fountain. The service is great but the food was fairly average- I had the rigatoni. Wine list is fairly extensive but pricey.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Local owners offer great food and location. Locals love it here for the ambience, friendly service and good food. Don' miss this one in Little Italy.

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Greenville, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Had wonderful lunch, great friendly service, nice menu, all fresh ingredients, nice presentation, quaint setting, go and enjoy!

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Barrie, Ontario
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Among all the Italian restaurants in Little Italy, Zia's Bistro has great food and outdoor seating and pleasant staff.

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