Zia Maria Little Italy

4.6
59 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Zia Maria is a family owned restaurant and pizzeria that offers authentic, homemade Italian food, bringing the fresh flavors of Italy to New York. We also offer a fully stocked top-shelf bar. From the moment you step inside, the contemporary design welcomes you with an atmosphere that is warm, friendly and relaxing. Our Chefs create all our entrees and pizzas with love, attention and the freshest ingredients available to give our guests a primo dining experience. Whether you are here for a celebration, family gathering, business meeting, dinner or lunch we promise you a good time with great food. Our goal is for all our customers to have a warm, welcoming experience. We will gladly accommodate your needs. Come and join us for a taste of Italy

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 59 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service and a great street. We had the best server as well - an older Italian guy.

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FoodieGolfer
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is my new favorite in all of little! The pasta is made fresh in house and the sauces are amazing. The Pappardelle ai funghi was absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loveeee Zia Maria. Every time I visit I feel like royalty. Their customer service is OUTSTANDING!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun lively place. They had a singer the night we went which made it more fun! And the food was very good. The full carafe of wine was a very generous pour! The two of us could not finish it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Great people and GREAT food!

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SusanP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. Food was plentiful, service was outstanding, we were not rushed, table spacing was perfect. Definitely will be going back in the spring. Great job guys!

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SD123
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. I had a pulsd offer and the food was delicious. The ambiance was wonderful and best of all- the service was very polite and generous. Will be going back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had too many birthday parties and the hip hop music is too loud if you want to talk and catch up with friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is my 4th time here and this place never disappoints me ever. Staff is amazing and food is even better. I always walk out feeling great I recommend this place 10/10.

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vipEileenH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Wish I could say better things :(
While the food and drinks were great, the atmosphere was chaotic. And when we asked for the check, the waiters were rude and pushy. Unfortunate

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very friendly and they tried to make us as comfortable as possible considering the weather. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t even get to sit down. Had a 7:45 reservation, got to the restaurant and was told that all tables were taken and that there was a wait to get one. What was the point of a reservation if you’re not going to hold a table? I understand we’re in a pandemic and there’s limited seating, but I shouldn’t have been able to make the reservation if there weren’t actually going to be any tables available.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The pasta is out of this world! Actually felt like I was in Italy. Pizza was awesome and who doesn’t love a boozybrunch! My only pet peeve was the host kept taking off his mask or pulling it under his nose. The hospitality was amazing though.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so fun, loud music, amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this nice Italian restaurant!

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JasmineK
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! Would definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food, amazing staff, and amazing staff. Chocolate mousse dessert is ligit ! Must try

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. It’s one of the best place I’ve been in NYC. I recommend with not a single hesitation !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, great service, food was excellent. Will definitely be going again.

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on 31 October 2020

we would like to thank you for your last visit at Zia Maria Little and for your beautiful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your diner and we are looking forward to host you back. Kind Regards Zia Maria

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo and the assistant were amazing. Great food and service!

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on 29 October 2020

First we would like to thank you for your last visit to Zia Maria Little Italy and for your beautiful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your diner and we are looking forward to host you back. Kind Regards Zia Maria

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in little Italy I’ve ever had. Leo, our server, was attentive and lovely. Super nice and our food and drinks were brought out fast. I love the live music there , the ambience and vibes are amazing. This is my go-to spot to eat at in Little Italy. Definitely recommend you try the mushroom+truffle oil pizza and the espresso martini!!

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vipAnnieNYC1008
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very attentive staff. Good music. Pretty ambiance. Good portions of dishes. Calamari was fresh and prepared well. Shrimp scampi over linguine is a must. Spaghetti and meatballs was good. Veal parm yummy. My favorite was the burrata over arugula. When I cut into it it had a slight oozing texture. Overall food was delicious. Good value. Very nice staff. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The hand-made pasta was excellent. This is a great little restaurant in the heart of Little Italy. Leo, our waiter, was attentive while still practicing social distancing. Try the tres leches with an espresso for desert.

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on 29 October 2020

First we would like to thank you for your last visit to Zia Maria Little Italy and for your beautiful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your diner and we are looking forward to host you back. Kind Regards Zia Maria

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great service. Definitely my go-to restaurant in little Italy.

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on 29 October 2020

First we would like to thank you for your last visit to Zia Maria Little Italy and for your beautiful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your diner and we are looking forward to host you back. Kind Regards Zia Maria

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthdays boyfriend and I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed it. The food was spectacular and so so good. Great service and such a fun time. They sang to us and gave us completely tiramisu.

Everyone was so nice and so accommodating. With Covid everything was clean and safe. I would feel comfortable eating there again any time.

I NEVER write reviews but Zia Maria is the exception because it was so exceptionally

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on 29 October 2020

First we would like to thank you for your last visit to Zia Maria Little Italy and for your beautiful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your diner and we are looking forward to host you back. Kind Regards Zia Maria

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AshleyB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was absolutely incredible! Leo the waiter was so accomodating to a wacky request and had such a positive, fun attitude. Also had live music which was delightful.

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on 3 October 2020

thank you so much.

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vipClaudia
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here all the time and the service is always superb ! Anthony & Leo are my favorite servers they are amazing. Penne vodka is a must order.

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SamR
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, open during COVID and very flexible and accomodating!

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on 8 August 2020

Thank you so much, we greatly appreciate you business.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great presentation and excellent taste on my lobster fra diavolo.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Leo, our server, was so lovely. We had a great time at this spot but Leo really helped elevate things for us. We had such a great time!!!

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MariaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my co worker’s birthday lunch at Zia Maria today was one of the most pleasant dining experiences I’ve had in NYC. The staff was very friendly and their service was top notch. I ordered for an appetizer: fried calamari; and for my main a chef special - rigatoni with eggplant , fresh mozzarella topped with fresh herbs and it was cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the food , service and atmosphere . We will definitely return !

Zia Maria Little Italy
Responded on 29 February 2020

thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for valentine’s day dinner and had an amazing time! The service was great and every one was attentive even when they forgot little things, they were on top of it. The food came out quick and was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the penne vodka and the gnocchi. It was just a nice very experience and I will definitely be coming back again.

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vipKyVisitor
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience in Little Italy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zia Maria is a wonderful Italian eatery. The food and wine selection is large and the quality, top notch. We would certainly recommend to anyone we meet without hesitation.

P.s. make sure to try the house Limoncello!

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DuaneM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! a

JD
vipJasonD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Visiting from out of town

FAQs

Zia Maria Little Italy does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Zia Maria Little Italy also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 590-7873.

Zia Maria Little Italy is rated 4.6 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.