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About Zia Marie
Over a decade ago we were inspired to create a restaurant that welcomes, entertains and nourishes our customers the Italian way, like family. Known to the locals as Zia's, this quaint neighborhood restaurant is located just blocks from the Chesapeake Bay, nestled in the heart of Chic's Beach. Specializing in authentic Italian cuisine, the chalkboard menu features an array of flavorful chicken, veal, beef and seafood dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Weekly additions of seasonal fair, featured wines, and homemade desserts bolster more traditional menu selections. Family and friends enjoy casual dining with great food, a well rounded wine list, and specialty martinis at an excellent value. Salute!
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Small parking lot with ample on street parking.
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Zia Marie Ratings and Reviews
Prices were higher then what was listed on their website. The place is tiny and way too many tables squeezed close together so it is very loud. Our waitress never checked back after delivering our meals, we never had water refilled until table was cleared. Food was good but We wouldnt visit again on a sunday evening during summer months.
I've been to this place at least 100 times over the last 18 years. My favorite dish is the Chicken Marie. It's always a little different each time. Sometimes a lot of garlic, sometimes a little. Just right tonight. Lasagna was cheesy as usual. Bread is always awesome. Portions are more than generous.
One of our favorite places for Italian food. Veal Parm is always tender and delicious. One of our party had the steak which was huge, yummy, and cooked to perfection! The noise level can be hard to handle on some evenings which is why we try to go early in the evening!
I had eaten at Zia Marie's a long while back and really enjoyed it. However, this outing was not as good. The scallops were overcooked (rubbery), and the steak was tough and full of gristle. I was a little disappointed. The Eggplant Parmesan was pretty good, but it was not Zia Marie's best.
A neighborhood place that is energetic. leftovers. This is a local restaurant with restricted parking. It is extremely noisy and it is difficult to have a conversation at the table without raising your to hear each other.
Food tasty Italian, portions large enough for take-home. Service friendly and attentive.
It was my second visit although the food was good it appeared that our server was stretched as she struggled with maintaining the table. Also the restaurant just appeared dirty. The carpet was sticky on my shoes, there were stains on the napkins and if you looked around the salt and pepper shakers were empty. We enjoyed the food which was the main thing and will be back. My suggestion would be to add daily checklists to the operation and ensure the manager/owner reconciles daily.
Overall, I like Zia Marie's. The menu was standard Italian fare, although I saw people ordering pizza but I didn't see it on the chalkboard menu. Our food was very tasty and I would definitely go back to try some of the other dishes. Our waitress left something to be desired, but that wouldn't stop me from returning another time.
Waitress was amazing & went above and beyond. She even held out food at the bar while we went to the beach. Food was spectacular and with two entrees, a bottle of wine, and an appetizer it was very reasonably priced. Only downfall, is because it is a quaint place, it does tend to get noisy.
The food is outstanding and consistent. The stuffed Eggplant is my favorite dish on the menu and is always great. The value relative to the amount of food you get is awesome! The restaurant is typically full and they're sometimes understaffed and unorganized, but nothing great food can't overcome. Great place!!
As always, the food was fresh and delicious.
However, our last two visits we have waited a while to be noticed once seated.
Once we have let the hostess know, both times our server has apologized and treated us very well.
It appears they could use one more server during the weekend.
Everything was wonderful EXCEPT it was so hot in the restaurant. The garlic goat cheese app is always delightful. Our server was super nice. And our entrees and wine were perfect. As always. It was just too hot to eat. We were away from the sun coming in the windows too. Sitting in a booth. We asked our server to turn the AC on and she did but when we left, about 30 minutes later, we looked at the thermostat and it read 75 degrees. Hopefully just a fluke.
We came in for Mother's Day with a group of 10 people. We all LOVED our food (portobellos and goat cheese apps followed by chicken parm, veal parm, eggplant parm, chicken Marsala, pizza and lasagna and of course cheese cake and tirimisu). Our service was amazing for the number of people we had in our group and for how busy the whole restaurant was. It was an awesome night! Thank you for making the moms in our group feel loved!
We had a lovely time at Zia's the other night. A family gathering of 8 people, and our waitress could not have been nicer or more patient. She had another large table (and others) at the same time and she handled all very well. There is a lot of teamwork with the wait/bus staff and we had everything we needed with all their help. The food was great as usual. Wonderful coffee! The only drawback was that as 7:30 approached, the room got very loud with conversation! Still a great place to eat.
We absolutely LOVE Zia Marie! 2 out of the 3 times we have been to the restaurant, Collette has been our server and she is amazing. Her service truly makes the experience what it is for us. Everything always tastes so fresh and is so delicious. My grandpa raves about how his custom martini order is always made perfectly. The restaurant can get pretty loud on the weekends, but I think it's a great sign that so many people come to the restaurant and are enjoying themselves! I am so, so glad we discovered this gem of Chic's Beach!!!
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