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7301 E Tanque Verde Rd, Suite 121, Tucson, AZ 85715-3478
+1 520-296-7878
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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151 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We continue to frequent Zona for happy hour more than any other restaurant in Tucson, due in part because it is the closest to our house. The service is usually very good, the happy hour munchie choices are excellent, and the happy hour bianco pizza is superb. The weak link always has been, and still is, the happy hour beer... More 

Thank cwt2015
Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Fresh ingredients and creative flavor combinations. Wonderful homemade crust - get the whole wheat! Great bar and nice happy hours too!

Thank sjmilleraz
Orange, CA
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134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Justin was my server and was great. Not over bearing but attentive. Enjoyed dinner, food was excellent, no bread served and seasonal soup was chicken and rice, this the 4 stars. Kudos to Justin, excellent server.

Thank Melissa M
Niceville, Florida
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I always go to Zona when on biz trip in Tucson; beer, wine, FOOD all rocks...great service...be hungry, bring the team...often

Thank gpskisgolfs
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Sorry to say this but it is true. Our food was horrible and had to be sent back. If you go stay away from the more expensive entrees, veal scallopini and steak. The veal is not the right cut and tough as leather and both come with some horrible congealed dark brown sauce. I don't think the cook ever saw... More 

1 Thank jack h
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526 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The only reason this is a 2 vs a 1 is that 3/4 meals were good enough to make up somewhat for the poor service and 1 bad meal. We've eaten many times at Zona without issues so hopefully this was an aberration. Maybe if they read this they can fix our problem. My wife ordered a drink where she... More 

1 Thank sccrref
Cottonwood, Arizona, United States
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I decided to try Zona 78 as we were in the mood for Italian. And we have not been to any Italian restaurants in Tucson. We were VERY pleasantly surprised. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. The food was VERY good and the prices were reasonable. My wife had the mussels and sausage and I had... More 

Thank Jim K
Tucson, Arizona
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301 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We came early and had Happy Hour wine for $5. The Trout dinner was exceptional. Those of us having simple Meatballs and Spaghetti loved it. Wednesday was not crowded and very enjoyable.

Thank BEC308
Tucson, United States
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240 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lunch today at Zona 78 Italian Restaurant on Tanque Verde. Very nice eastside restaurant with full bar service. Seating in lounge, restaurant or patio. Had the Tuscan Panini (roasted chicken, red onions, green peppers, Fontina cheese and chipotle mayo) with spinach salad. YUM :)

Thank Wesley C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I frequent Zona 78 every Tuesday for the past 5 years. It is half price bottle wine night. We love the Piatelli Malbec ! The minute we walk in the bottle arrives at the table. The servers are always very attentive! We love Hector who takes special care to let us know when they have a new... More 

Thank Jane G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 16
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7301 E Tanque Verde Rd, Suite 121, Tucson, AZ 85715-3478
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-296-7878
Zona 78 is Tucson’s premiere destination for artisan pizza, Italian specialties, and an eclectic selection of wines, spirits, and beers. We offer a little of everything at Zona 78: wine tastings, Tucson’s best happy hour and service that goes the extra mile. It’s no wonder Zona 78 is one of Tucson’s favorite restaurants. We are proud to tell you that Zona 78 has been voted Tucson’s Best Casual Dining restaurant, Best Family Dining restaurant and Tucson’s Best Happy Hour. “Life is Good” at Zona 78!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?