Welcome to Zia's Cucina

Come and taste our "Commitment to Excellence." At Zia's Cucina only the best ingredients are used in the preparation of our foods. We carefully choose only the finest cuts of meats, fish, and seafood along with a variety of homemade pasta to create a dining experience you will enjoy and remember for years to come. Whether you try our lunch specials from our street front deli or enjoy a romantic dinner at our full service backroom restaurant, Chef Marianne Barsi invites you to come and enjoy authentic Northern Italian cuisine at its best.

Our Story
At the age 14, Marianne Barsi was a neophyte chef at the elbows of her mother and grandmother. Later, she trained under well-known chef Lou Costa at the former Lou Costa's Restaurant in Thomaston and with Ron Iaccviella at the former Changes Restaurant in Waterbury.

For many years now she has stood shoulder to shoulder with the best of chefs and has garnered the respect of the local dining public at her various restaurants, beginning at age 21 at the Happy Luncheonette on North Main Street, then at Somewhere on East Main Street, Barsi's in Woodbury and finally opening Zia's Cucina in Waterbury ten years ago. Marianne and her brother Robert invite you to their newest restaurant and to enjoy over 35 years of culinary expertise.

Vive Bene - Spesso L'Amore - Di Risata Molto
live well       love a lots            laugh much

Dinner Trays small serves 10-12   large serves 20 -22

                                                       Small     Large tray

Penne with marinara sauce       25.00          40.0
Lasagna or Manicotta                45.00          80.00
Chicken Francaise,
Picatta or Marsala                       60.00         100.00
Chicken Parmigiana                    65.00        105.00
Roasted Chicken on the bone     45.00         75.00
Sausage & Peppers                    40.00          75.00
Meatballs                                     45.00         80.00
Cavetelli & Broccoli Olive oil &garlic   45.00    80.00
Penne w/ grilled chicken, mushrooms  & spinach
Touch of cream & Parmigiana      65.       100.00
Eggplant Parmigian                      45.        80.

Escarole and  Beans                     35.00      50.00
Roasted red bliss potatoes              15.00      25.00
Broccoli Salad                                20.00      30.00
Assorted Sandwich Wrap Platter    35.00        60.00

Turkey -  Roast Beef – Ham - Tuna - Chicken Salad

All with lettuce  & Tomato & pickles

Stuffed breads and cold salads also Available

Special orders & Desserts Available ask Cindy           



Catering by Zia's
Let Zia's Cucina cater your next event. We offer a variety of meals  From salads, appetizers, sides, and dinners. Zia's Cucina has you covered with great tasting dishes that will satisfy the hunger at any gathering.

Street-front Deli at Zia's Cucina
Zia's Deli is located on our East Main Street entrance. Come in today for lunch and enjoy Zia's special sandwiches, paninis and salads.

Lunch - Deli is open Tues - Fri: 9:30am - 9:30pm
Dinner - Wed - Sat: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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