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Zona 78 - CLOSED

78 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-5130
+1 520-888-7878
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
29 Mar 2016
“Good food”
8 Nov 2015
“Good food in a more pleasant environment at River Road.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
78 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-5130
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Good food, slightly limited menu. Friendly and quick service. Pizza was excellent. My son really enjoyed the rainbow trout.

Thank kayakw
Reviewed 8 November 2015

This was my first visit to this location at River Road. Although the menu is the same the setting feels warmer. There are booths and tables rather than the bench seating. It was quieter and seemed more private. Friendly staff and fresh food.

Thank durigirl1
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Four of us ate dinner here. All of us had a fish entree, and were pleased. The atmosphere was pleasant and the prices reasonable.

Thank naranja10
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Enjoyed dinner at the restaurant where we had a couple of appetizers with bread, cheese, meats, and peppers, which was good. The entre selections were good, but a bit limited. Ordered the Mediterranean Pizza, which was good, but covered in so much oil that it...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Came here for a group dinner, and was excited about trying something different. They have a semi-private room for large groups which was nice. The restaurant itself was okay, reminded me of a privately owned Olive Garden (sort of). We had a group of about...More

Thank betsnow
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Whenever I am in Tucson visiting family, I never miss a trip to Zona 78. Their happy hour prices are great! I like to come for my favorite grilled cheese and tomato soup. It's as close to my mothers comfort food she used to prepare...More

Thank dmant
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Long time favorite...but was just average this time..great service as usual. Calamari was cold and chewy...soup was very good..salad was just like any other place!

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I have eaten in both of their restaurants in Tucson and they are both equal in dining experience as well as service. I find them clean, and great service. Their salads are large portions and delicious, Their sandwiches and pizzas are also very good.

Thank 12,311,944
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We've enjoyed dining at Zona 78 on Tanque Verde and were hoping to find a similar experience at the River Road location. Not so. The decor is tired and a reflection of the '60s and '70s music that was playing in the background. It's time...More

1  Thank Susie780
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We have read some good things about Zona 78 so we tried lunch the other day. I like to keep things simple the first time I visit because if they can do the basic things right, I can be adventurous the next time, so we...More

1  Thank DelGregorio
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-5130
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-888-7878
  • E-mail
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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