A Local Favourite
Zia’s Stonehouse Restaurant is a charming and intimate dining experience located in the heart of downtown Summerland. The restaurant is known for its rustic and cozy atmosphere, gorgeous stone building, and of course the incredible cuisine. The picturesque stonehouse, officially recognized as an architectural heritage site, was constructed by Alfredo Biagioni in 1916. The building process took five years, with Biagioni personally digging the basement by hand and using his horse, Nelly, to remove the dirt. He also handpicked the stones used in the construction from Garnet Valley. The walls are thick, measuring 18 inches, which helps to regulate the temperature inside and keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Oh ya, did we mention that this place is believed to be haunted?
Zia’s offers a wide range of dishes including traditional Italian fare, contemporary cuisine, and fusion dishes. The menu is constantly evolving and features seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and suppliers. Zia’s has a reputation for its homemade pasta, wood-fired pizza and seafood dishes. You are hard pressed to find a menu as extensive as Zia’s – whatever craving you have, there’s a high chance it can be satisfied here.
The restaurant has a cozy and warm atmosphere, with exposed stone walls, rustic wood beams, and a fireplace. In the summer, take advantage of their rustic patio adorned with beautiful plants and vines growing around. Being in the Okanagan, it may go without saying that the wine selection here is nothing short of impressive. A wide selection of local and international wines are available to perfectly pair with your meal.
In addition to being a great dining spot, Zia’s Stonehouse Restaurant is also a popular spot for private events such as weddings, birthdays, and corporate events. The restaurant can accommodate groups of various sizes and can customize menu options to suit your needs. Next time you’re in Summerland, be sure to visit Zia’s. With its innovative menu and rustic charm, it’s the perfect spot for a special night out or a casual meal with friends and family.