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“Best Pizza in Three Years!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zia Remy

Zia Remy
Ranked #37 of 52 Restaurants in Pienza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Martedi giorno di chisura settimanale
Naples, Florida
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Three Years!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We have been away from Italy for three years - and missing the pizza we grew to love while living here -- even more so the warm open-ness of Italians and their willingness to live in the moment with visitors which brings us to Zia Remy. After 16 days crossing the Atlantic on Celebrity Reflection, Pienza was our first non-ship stop. So for our first dinner, we decided on pizza. Having smelled the wood stove firing up for the evening's pizza as we drove to our hotel in Pienza (Hotel Corsignano), we thought this might be the place. We checked with the front desk and receiving a thumbs up ("It's only a pizza place..." -- Perfect - just what we wanted) we walked the 100 or so yards to dine. Only in Italy can you spend almost two hours lingering over a pizza meal when pizza is on your table - including two hand tossed pizzas - 10 minutes after you order it. You linger because the local wine is delicious and the proprietor and his daughter are delightful and engaging -- then comes the extra special dessert - "Chocolate Salami" a first for us in Italy - followed by a late harvest digestivo. When we left it was with hugs and traditional Italian kisses all around - reminding us why we love Italy so much. Any meal anywhere can become unforgettable - that was our evening at Zia Remy.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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51 reviews
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“Best pizza in Pienza and the surrounding area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

We really love the pizzas made by Cristian--the crust is delicious--tasty by itself, but totally complements any topping--the ingredients are top quality, and the balance of the ingredients is perfect. The pizzas are cooked in a wood-burning oven--giving them the best taste and crispiness.

Cristian is extremely friendly, and totally dedicated to your satisfaction of his pizza. He always comes out to meet the guests--usually more than once during the meal. The choices are numerous--but if you find yourself unable to make a decision, ask for his advice, and he'll make you a pizza you'll really enjoy. The house wine is quite good, and I recommend it. That is what we enjoy most with our pizza.

The restaurant has its own private (free) parking. There is an outside covered patio as well as a nice indoor dining area. Most of the time there is terrific jazz music being played on the sound system.

The prices are extremely reasonable. We have been there many times, and we will return again and again.

Note: Zia Remy has had several owners/managers since it was first opened several years ago. If you haven't been in awhile, I urge you to try it again!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Excellent Pizza at extremely reasonable prices...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

At the end of a week's sojourn in Tuscany, the wife and I had done typical Tuscan fare to death. So we thought we'd settle for something different and decided to go for a more clichéd meal - pizza. And surprisingly, it was almost impossible to find a decent Pizza in Pienza. However, we couldn't have made a better choice than Remy's. Although it's slightly away from the heart of Pienza and quite simply decorated, the pizza was fabulous. The base was thin, light and crispy, the toppings were generous and the overall flavour was fantastic. The chef was very friendly (Cristiano I think his name was) and looked after all our last minute topping requests given our indecision. All in all, well worth it if you're looking for Pizza in Pienza! Loved it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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