Zia Pia Imports + Italian Kitchen
This place was amazing! They have a pretty large selection of Italian staples and treats in the market side, but the kitchen side was so good. Their food was reasonably priced and was so flavorful. The meatballs were delicious. We also had the truffle garlic bread, butcher sandwich, and Emilia salad. The dessert case was great too. Top for real Italian anything in Charlotte so far.
Jody A. Smith
"Hold my beer and watch this" is what this felt like. My wife wanted pasta and we were torn between Zia Pia and some other local restaurants. We waited forever for anyone to even acknowledge us then it was a "be right with you" with zero intention of such. After we ordered we went next door for a glass of wine to pair with our Zia Pia. we were pretty much done with ordering our wine, found seats, and drank about 3/4's of our wine before our food was ready. When we received our food it was mediocre at best. We were really disappointed as nothing seemed fresh or presented like anyone really cared; just thrown on a plate. Every touch point seemed to be flawed, tremendously. I'd try it again but I'm not rushing back...
Authentic Italian. I cannot wait to go back and try other dishes. I had a delicious meatball grinder and the bread was perfect, crispy on the outside, soft and delicious on the inside. They have imported olives that are meaty and taste like Italy. You should go. Today. Dont wait.
Best Italian Food in Charlotte, hands down! Whether you are looking to stop in and enjoy a nice, authentic meal or if youd rather purchase some fresh, imported ingredients to take home, this place has it all!! Watching everyone work in the open kitchen makes you feel as though you are sitting in a bistro in Italy! I will definitely be back!
This is our first time here and we had the best experience . I am picky about my Italian food. And as a small and unpretentious place it makes you feel like you are in Italy eating at a Trattoria when it comes to the flavors. The marinara sauce is one of the best I have had. The Emilia salad was perfectly dressed. And the Italian ricotta cheesecake pie was so well balanced in terms of richness and sweetness. Definitely we will be back and we recommend it!