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“Typical Italian place”
Review of Zia Maria

Zia Maria
Ranked #5 of 18 Restaurants in Canaan
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Philadelphia, PA
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Typical Italian place”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Sometimes when you're on the road, you just HAVE to have a pizza or a grinder. If you're in the area, I recommend this place for a typical family Italian restaurant, with typical prices for such places. They accept credit cards, they serve slices, they do take- out, they have all the typical food you'll want. My only complaint was that the server was not the most attentive while we were there -- she never checked on our table nor did she refill our glasses.

Visited August 2012
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English first
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Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Try Roma's instead....”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

I've been to Zia Maria's twice. I must preface this review with the information that I'm a vegetarian. That said, I ordered one of the very few things on the menu suitable for a vegetarian and it was pasta both times. The pasta was waaaaay overcooked and mushy. An Italian restaurant ought to be able to prepare al dente pasta, but apparently not Zia Maria's. I understand there are quite good things on the menu, but if you're a vegetarian, steer clear!

  • Visited July 2011
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Mass.
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fresh Homemade Food”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Great homemade food in a very comfortable yet basic setting. I would highly reccomend this restaurant to families and anyone looking for a delicious meal.

Visited January 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Calzone as big as your head”
Reviewed May 16, 2010

working around the corner, a local said Zia Maria would be able to satisfy for lunch, especially the calzone. So, I went and tried one. Comfortable family owned and run place with a pleasant lunch time server. We ordered the Calzone and dropped over when she brought it out. Falling off the oversized plate. I ate all I could and took the rest, eating it for dinner back at the hotel.

I returned several days later for a plate of pasta which was also generous and very good.

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Norfolk, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
Reviewed June 19, 2008

All of the food is cooked to order, so the only reason that I don't give it 5-out-of-5 stars is for the waiting time.

Friendly staff, incredible Italian food, reasonable prices, WELL worth the wait.

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