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78 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
520-888-7878
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Ranked #67 of 1,697 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Hours:
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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Tucson, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 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
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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 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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calgary
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255 reviews 255 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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tucson
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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
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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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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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