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78 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
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Ranked #93 of 1,690 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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Antioch, Illinois, USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

After by-passing this location with regularity, We finally stopped to investigate. Sat out on their small but comfortable patio---service was efficient and friendly. Tuesday is half-priced for the entire " nice" variety of wines. Appetizers also half priced, and we tried the local tomato and mozzarella bruschetta which was excellent, dressing on the side, and a nice presentation. Cilantro hummus... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been eating at Zona 78 since it first opened. The food is always delicious and has a homemade quality. They also use as many local ingredients with organic and free range choices if possible. The staff is friendly as well as knowledgeable.

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Always a place we stop at when we are in town. Very good food at a reasonable price. Stop for lunch and try the special grilled cheese with soup, always a delight!

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Delicious salads, pizza, bruschetta and oh my, get the bread pudding!!! Lovely restaurant, very nice staff.

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Lahaina, HI
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We alway's enjoy their unique Pizza's, try the smoked pizza it is superb. The pesto chicken dishes are ok, but not up to par. The calamari isn't quite up to par. All in all it is a good place, and we enjoy it, just wish that the pasta dishes compared to the pizza. The management is great, and the servers... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The pizza and pasta salad were awesome! The chicken zeppole was good but not as flavorful as the others. The service was great! The restaurant was quiet for a Sunday at lunch. Looking forward to returning for the pizza next time we are in town.

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Fulltime RV
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426 reviews 426 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Surprised to see brussels sprouts on the menu as an app. Roasted with bacon it was a total winner. Wife had plank roasted salmon and it came over a bed of spaghetti squash - very nice. I stuck with my normal chicken parm, nothing unique, but very well done. All in all a very nice meal - we will return.

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Richland, Washington
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171 reviews 171 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

After much research, we decided to eat here because we would rather eat early than late. So we went here because of their great happy hour. Yes, it is an awesome happy hour! We ordered the antipasti and some great wine for a great price. The antipasti was really good and the value can't be beat. The roasted caulifower was... 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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