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“Good Food, Expensive Drinks”

Zia Maria Italian Eatery
Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Denver
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Zia's is a local joint with fairly good food. The pizza is tasty, although the sauce tends to be a little sour. The sandwiches are good and their rolls are crusty but still soft. The problem here is that they charge $10.50 for a martini! It's Denver, not Philly for goodness sake!! If you are beer drinker, you are in luck, as their beer prices are on par with the local market. It is the liquor you need to stay away from. You can easily go 3 miles down the road to Stoudt's and enjoy a martini for at least $2.50 less. I'm not sure what the thinking is behind the prices at the bar at Zia's but it is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. Take a look at the regular clientele- they are not the kind of people who will pony up $10.50 for one drink!

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Thank J A
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stopped at Zia's for lunch about 2:00 Pm while traveling on the turnpike. My first thought was "another mediocre restaurant in a strip mall". The special soup of the day was crab asparagus but they also had lobster bisque. When I couldn't decide, the waitress brought me small samples of both. The bisque was wonderful with an addtional flavoring I could never quite determine. But I chose the crab asparagus due to the uniqueness and it was delicious.. Plus an order of steamed clams in a wine broth with toasted, buttered Italian bread slices for sopping up juices. Though the ambience is more bar than fine Italian dining,about the only thing that could have improved the meal was dining alfresco in Italy. And since it was a cold, rainy 50 degrees, we just ate and enjoyed,.

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Superb atmosphere in this really lively busy, bar good music and a variety of screens showing sports of course. The food was great and real good value for money. Give it a try you will not be dissapointed but only if you want a lively evening of course

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Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Came here at midnight for daughters bday. Brendan the bartender was very unattentive. Was not real busy. Was in the kitchen or stocking most of the time. Had to constantly go look for him to get service.

Thank happy393
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Fantastic food and drinks in the pub are (which is very big). Very friendly bartender - we were there for a late lunch. If we weren't so tired from our drive from Long Island (4.5 hours) we would have spent more time there (the drinks/beer were great). Highly recommend!!

Thank lespauldude
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