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Zona 78

#117 of 1,724 Restaurants in Tucson
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78 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
520-888-7878
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Zona 78 is Tucson’s premiere destination for artisan pizza, Italian...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Gluten Free Pizza worth the visit

If you need to eat gluten free as I do you know that it can be a challenge to find delicious meals at restaurants. The pizza crust was very good. It was cooked over a fire which made it both crisp but still had that chew that we enjoy. The only negative was the fact that there is a $5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Mark O
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Auburn, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Auburn, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you need to eat gluten free as I do you know that it can be a challenge to find delicious meals at restaurants. The pizza crust was very good. It was cooked over a fire which made it both crisp but still had that chew that we enjoy. The only negative was the fact that there is a $5... More 

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Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very good selection of beer & wine to boot. We went for dinner as a party of 5 adults. Wait staff was attentive and answered any of our questions nicely. Our pesto pizza could been slightly better baked but still tasted good.

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St. Paul, MN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very nice place! I had a fantastic gluten free pizza. My husband had spaghetti which was a bit spicy for his taste, but he loved the meatballs.

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Portage, Michigan
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 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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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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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
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-888-7878

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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!
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?