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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
We came here for the second year in a row to carb load before the Shamrock Marathon and couldn't be more pleased. The food is amazing and the portions are generous. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable and the service is excellent. Would recommend this place in a heartbeat. Did I mention that the food was outstanding???
The food is good, the service was awful. We had an older waitress that just wasn't polite and barely there. We had to constantly ask for things and she gave us a look every time. I'd still go again, but would avoid her. Unfortunately, I don't remember her name, but overall it's a good restaurant they just need to train their people better or hire the right people.
Nice clean restaurant. First time visit, ordered Caprese salad and veal parmigiana with penne.
The warm garlic bread was excellent, the Caprese salad was excellent, fresh tomatoes and Mozzorella. The veal was very disappointing. Hard coating, was cool to touch not steaming, very chewy. The marinara sauce was good on the penne and there was sufficient food. The pizza looked good from afar and if I go again would try that. I definitely don't recommend the veal parmigiana. Staff friendly, service was excellent.
Love the neighborhood feel to Zia Marie but found the food average at best, the menu was non descript and written on a chalk board which couldnt be seen from anyone at our table. We ended up borrowing a single menu table tent from another table which we had to pass around between the 5 of us. As far as Italian food goes in Virginia Beach, you can find much better food at the same price point.
Zia Marie is a neighborhood institution that never disappoints in their quality of food delivery. That being said, this time we brought our 'elderly' parents and, unfortunately, there were several large, boisterous parties seated around us making it almost impossible to converse. Most of the meal was spent in awkward silence or yelling across the table so to be heard. We, of course, will be back...we've been coming here for almost 20 years, but don't think my parents enjoyed themselves too much.
Food was outstanding....Osso Buco was tasty an tender. Lobster crab lasagna was full of crab and lobster and very delicious.
Restaurant week was in play so the venue was packed, and the noise level extreme.
Service at first was great but as the tables filled the level of attentiveness suffered.
Would recommend though for the great food.
We had a reservation, but still had to wait a half hour to be seated. It was Valentine's Day, so I can understand somewhat, but still you should not have to wait for a table when you have a reservation. Other than that it was a completely positive and enjoyable dinning experience. We go there on special occasions (Birthdays, Anniversary, Valentine's Day) because the ambiance is very romantic, and will continue to do so!
My wife's chicken parmesan was cold when served. We've been there allot of times. Never had this problem before. It seemed like the kitchen was just pushing out as quick as possible. It was New Year's eve. I hope that was all it was. We really like the place.
As always the food was excellent. The restaurant was understaffed for the evening. The restaurant was full and there were only 2 waitresses on staff. The waitresses had to wait and bus their own tables. Despite the situation our waitress was friendly and as attentive as could be expected. All of our orders were correct as were the two checks. The waitress did keep the bread and adult beverages on the table to keep us content while waiting for our dinners! It is still one of my favorite places to dine and we will return!
Food was very good. Upon arriving, the hostess offered us a seat near the door with only 3 chairs for a party of four. We balked at it and she sat us at one of the 5 empty 4 top tables further from the door...much better. The server was very knowledgeable but very hurried to serve the customers she was responsible for. Once we ordered the drinks, salads and entree... the drinks and salads came out at about average time frame. The entree took awhile...pretty long actually, but it was of excellent quality. Chicken was tender, pasta was cooked perfectly, the tuna was perfect and tasted great. We did wait quite a while for dessert. After we were finished with coffee, it was a very long time before the check was presented, picked up and brought back to our table. The noise was VERY HIGH. We could barely carry on a conversation at our table. For that reason (the noise), it is unlikely that we would every return to this restaurant. We live in Greenbrier, so it took us a while to get there...the food was worth it, but the noise level soured the entire evening.
IT was Saturday night the place was full. The food was not good especially the Lazania. The service was very bad I had to ask for the menu and the answer was that it was in the board and i had to take a picture of it in order to be able to order. They brought the butter without any knife or bread and we had to ask many times for that. The waiting time was more than the usual and again the service was not what we expect. The prices regarding the overall service was high. It is too bad i will not recommended to any body. I was disappointed.
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