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78 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
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Ranked #111 of 1,709 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Zona 78 is Tucson’s premiere destination for artisan pizza, Italian specialties, and an eclectic selection of wines, spirits, and beers. We offer a little of everything at Zona 78: wine tastings, Tucson’s best happy hour and service that goes the extra mile. It’s no wonder Zona 78 is one of Tucson’s favorite restaurants. We are proud to tell you that Zona 78 has been voted Tucson’s Best Casual Dining restaurant, Best Family Dining restaurant and Tucson’s Best Happy Hour. “Life is Good” at Zona 78!
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Portage, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Tried this restaurant based on some previous Trip Advisor reviews. I had soup and salad and the Tomato soup was really good. My husband had spaghetti and meatball and said it was good but didn't like the way it was served...in a soup bowl with one large meatball - no salad - small slice bread. Since this was lunch, we... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our Favorite Happy Hour! Bianco Pizza with Portobello Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts are fantastic. And, as I remind my wife, Brussels Sprouts are a green vegetable!! However, a bar without Guinness on tap is not a complete bar. And don't let them tell you Left Hand Milk Stout is an acceptable substitute. There is no substitute for Guinness!! I'll give... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Disappointing meal, after seeing good reviews on TripAdvisor. First, one of our party ordered a margarita and was told the bar doesn't have a blender. The menu is limited and didn't offer standard italian dishes, such as lasagna and fettucini alfredo. The shrimp fettucini dish that two in our party ordered had the noodles stuck together.The Spaghetti & meatballs that... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Vegetarian's delight! So many meat free options, it was hard to select! I wasn't that hungry so I got the Local Beet & Goat Cheese salad. There is only a $2 difference in price between small and large, and it appears that the small is a better value. The salad was delicious with my complaint being not many beets or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The name always seemed too weird for a eatery so I avoided the place. My mistake, this place is great and the food was terrific. It is a great place because the atmosphere was upbeat and the patrons were enjoying their experience, at least they were smiling and seemed happy. The food was terrific because it tasted fresh and was... More 

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Thank you, Trip Adviser. I ordered food to go from here after a quick search of the area on Trip Adviser. I do that a lot for business trips in different cities and have never been disappointed. The pizzas were both great -- the two specialties of the month. I'll definitely try to get back. Thanks again.

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Crofton, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I had a nice dinner at this family owned restaurant. It had a California Pizza Kitchen vibe.

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Tucson, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pizza is on thin crust (even have gluten free for $5 up charge) with different type of toppings. Great for sharing. Some are round, others oblong and variety of flavorful toppings. Paired with one of their great salads, is a nice light meal. Sundays bottled wines are half price.

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Antioch, Illinois, USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Finally decided to try Zona 78's pizza which came highly recommended. We went for an early dinner at 4:00 and since it was Happy Hour (3-6) were able to take advantage of one of the reduced rate wine specials. The Tuscany pizza was excellent. It was smaller than we expected and perfect for the two of us to share. Service... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We are regulars and eat here with some frequency. Tasty food, especially love the pizza, but find the way they serve the food awkward. The waiter or waitress takes your food order, but it is someone different that serves the food from the kitchen, so the timing is often off and special requests don't translate. We like our food to... More 

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Additional Information about Zona 78

Address: 78 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone Number: 520-888-7878
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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