Excellent service great service
Excellent service great service good for meeting with friends and business
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a lovely dinner for seven people to celebrate my adult son's birthday. He wanted a step up from the average northern Italian fare and this hit the mark perfectly. I highly recommend the dentice (fish) with clams and chiodini mushrooms - absolutely delicious and cooked perfectly. The pizzas were delectable too. They are not pizza in traditional sense. The crust is a light flatbread. One was covered in prosciutto and the other in salmon. They each had a light creamy cheese underneath. So delicious. My son's tiramisu was also divine and presented with a huge, flaming sparkler candle. A fun, relaxed evening with perfect service! I am already looking forward to a return trip to Zio!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service is the best!
Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The bread / dip would be replaced even before asking for it. Staff would not come to our table too often or checking on us (which is great!); they would give enough time, but come to the table right when we are ready for the next stage. For example: Glass of wine is empty, a person stops by and ask if it needs to be filled up.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Modern yet intimate decor.
Food is consistently wonderfully individually prepared.
We dine here once a week.
Best Italian food in the area. Puglia inspired.
They actually listen to your order specifications if you need to make changes.
Owners and staff are attentive.
Large room available for private party which does not intrude on dining experience of others.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for business or pleasure
I recently had lunch at Zio. I was greeted by Darren who made me feel like I was home for the holidays, and seated to enjoy a delicious lunch that consisted of fresh made mozzarella and tomatoes with basil followed by the pan seared snapper which was de-boned tableside before serving. My snapper was cooked to perfection. I tried it with a half order of the tagliolini...simply delicious. The decor is contemporary without being cold. The lighting is dim but not dark. There is room to move between the tables so that you do not feel as though you are sitting on top of other patrons. They also offered a prix fix lunch menu that my guest tried. Also amazingly tasty and definitely worth the $20. A must try if you are in the neighborhood.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a wonderful restaurant for a group of six of us. The place was very quiet. We had an excellent waiter who made great wine and entree recommendations. The food was delicious. Would definitely come back here again.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best food I ever had. Everything was just right on point.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for large groups
Very attentive service, very good cocktails, and good food. First time here for a work dinner for a group of 8. Very spacious and the acoustics were good because we could hear each other despite the fact that the room was full. Will be going back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining room for large groups
I was anxious to take a party of 8 and a baby to dinner in Manhattan, but unlike most Manhattan restaurants, Zio's dining room is spacious. Not NY real estate broke spacious either. Legitimately expansive. The tables are large, comfortable, and ideally separated.
The food and cocktails were both terrific, and the service was efficient and attentive.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
We thought the food and the service was excellent. every thing we ordered was just perfect,
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a memorable time at Zio
The food was amazing and the bar tender was
I wud definitely recommend this place
Love love the service and the way the manager
Was checking to see if everything was alrit.
Fell in love with Zio!!!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
2 Year Anniversary Dinner
We the special of the day of Pork Chops with potatoes and dates which was unbelievable and the filet mignon. Service was very good and our water was never empty. Their drinks were very nice and we met Luca from Masterchef. He was very nice, introduced himself and suggested a very nice dessert to finish off the meal. I would recommend this restaurant for a date or any special event. It is great.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The early bird special
The restaurant was romantic, clean, polite, and easily accessible. Food was fit for foodies, especially the fish and pasta that we had. Didn't eat meat so can't comment. The yellow tail tortinoo was amazing. Portions were appropriate. Desserts tried were the daily special mango sorbet and tiramisu. Many other good ones available. I would definitely try to go back during restaurant week. Staff was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave good options for offerings. Nice place. Can't comment on noise, we were there at five and it was not crowded.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccably grilled branzini, fileted at the table, served on a bed of thinly sliced artichokes and red peppers. Molto bene.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local find!
Zio is a large, spacious restaurant which affords enough space to dine comfortably withuot being on top of the other diners. It's a bit noisy, but not uncomfortably so. The waitstaff and management smile and are eager to attend to your needs: our waiter brought two tastings of Prosecco to ensure that I liked what I would be drinking, The risotto cake and the lamb carpaccio were excellent; my husband's pork chop special provided enough food for two people! And was tasty.
We highly recommend Zio!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for dinner Restaurant
Went here for dinner Restaurant Week. The asparagi appetizer was delicious as was the duck entree. The dessert was ok. Service was excellent.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service; no rush
We sat around for a while chatting after dessert was cleared, and nobody made us feel rushed, even though we were "only" getting the Restaurant Week special. That is great, un-snobby service in my book.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was a amazing. I went with some coworkers and everyone enjoyed there self.The portion size was great the wine was on point.The waitress was attentive by not overbearing .I would recommend this spot to anyone.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My date had food allergies that was shared with the chief who prepared her dishes accordingly without compromising taste and presentation. Great friendly service
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
lively and livable for conversing
delicious food and super serrvice..tables with enough space to have a private conversation and a back room that seperates the bar scene from an area for those who don't want to shout to be heard during dinner. We have a great evening!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious. The
The food was delicious. The portions were very nice-sized, and the staff was attentive, but not overbearing.
The beet salad was really wonderful, and the tiramisu was as good as we had in Italy!!
A very nice find. We'll be back
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italia in NY
We've been here quite a few times. Authentic food, great atmosphere. I do think it is a "sleeper." People should know about it. They make a wonderful sauce with their own tomatoes. Would recommend it.
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went after work during the week with 2 girlfriends expressly to take advantage of Restaurant week menu - $38 for 3 courses. Food choices were quite nice and the amount of food served was just enough for women - I think it might have not been enough for a man. However, the service that night was quite good - did not feel rushed, wasn't hovered over by the staff waiting to take our plates. Seating and tables aren't on top of one another. I plan on going back to try the regular menu.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian option
Overall good spot. $6 happy hour glass of Montepulciano at the bar was good. We went b/c of Restaurant Week but the RW menu wasn't that appealing. We ordered off the regular menu though as the pappardelle was calling my name and it was pretty good. Not life-altering but really good.
Seems like a solid option whenever you are in the neighborhood and craving Italian.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommend for Dinner
Great food! I ordered the Salmon and loved it. Good service and a good time at Zio. I highly recommend.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem on 19th St
I've been to Zio twice...once for dinner and once for brunch.
Both the food and service are excellent! I haven't dined in the front of the house, but it's lovely and looks fun & hip.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Zio, during restaurant
I went to Zio, during restaurant week, to try something different. I really enjoyed my appetizer which was a croquette. It tasted exceptional; my mouth Is still watering!! The entrée fell a lil flat it was a side salad with grilled chicken. I must say in writing it sounded better. The presentation of the dessert was lovely; picture perfect. All in all I would give this dining experience a 7.5. The entire meal was light and refreshing. A good choice indeed!
I would definitely come back to eat again, but this time I will not order the chicken!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very attractive back dining
Very attractive back dining room. Food was really a delightful surprise for a neighborhood place.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
the dish with the seared lamb was amazing.
our waiter was a really nice young man
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent authentic Italian cuisine
The food at Zio was authentic and excellently prepared. The waitstaff was attentive and actually spoke Italian. The wine list had several gems that are hard to find even in NYC. I highly recommend it.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deserves a better neighborhood
Our party of four liked every single dish we were served The decor and design are quite fine. The wine list offers many choices,as does the menu. Prices are very reasonable for Manhattan. Yet the restaurant was totally empty on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Granted, it is a quiet time in NYC. But totally empty is more than quiet. I think the neighborhood is just dead and that is a shame as it endangers a fairly good value for diners. I hope they make it.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant and great food
So I first came here on a whim as it had availability to seat my group on a Friday night. After reading the reviews it seemed the only real complaints were the noise and it's quite street location. As a 7 year veteran of NYC non of those complaints are a problem. Having said that the food and service were so good that I hosted a bday party there for 8 people on a busy Saturday night over the weekend. Again the service was great, the food was excellent and the environment was bussling and full of energy. I wouldn't say this is a first date spot but if you want to head out with friends or family this is a great spot that will wow everyone. I plan to host a few more group dinners there.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the best Italian in NYC - fresh Burrato Moz. and Pasta.
Our second visit.
Open late - arrived late from theatre (10:15p res. arrived 10:40) - they were still serving and gave excellent service.
Would plan corp. function here, if necessary.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another surprise on 19th street
Great food in a great space on 19th between 5th and 6th. Service was attentive and entertaining, the menu not too long and excellent specials the night we went. I highly recommend Zio.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great creative food, not cheap but worthwhile. Lunch menu had a good selection of menu items
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great authentic yet creative Italia
Impeccable service, unique imaginative dishes... Ask about a tasting menu. The back room offers great venue for small to medium sized parties and good place to watch Futbol with friends
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed lunch at Zio. Everything we ate was perfect, and the service was professional and unobtrusive.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great family brunch!
Had a fantastic meal at Zio this past Sunday. The Octopus was the best I've ever had and the Cavatelli with pumpkin sauce and clams was delicious. Overall a lovely experience. The quiet spot allowed for great conversation and the service was extremely attentive. We will be back!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our absolute favorite Italian in NYC! My husband and I have always enjoyed meals at Zio and love to take family and friends there for special occasions. We went last night with my family for a dual birthday celebration. As usual the food was unbeatable and the service was on point. Plenty of room to spread out with the group and the perfect noise level for great conversation. What an outstanding experience! I highly recommend having your next celebration there!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Knew nothing about the restaurant just took a chance on it and we (a party of 12) found it to be delightful, excellent service and the food was great! We would certainly go back!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with friends based on all the great reviews. We had a wonderful evening. The restaurant has a great atmosphere.
It seems like it would be loud when you walk in but the main restaurant is behind the bar and it was very pleasant. The space is really well designed with beautiful booths and warm tones. We ordered the two specials which were delicious especially the fun spin on sushi with burrata wrapped in salmon. We all enjoyed our main dishes my sea bass was in a lovely sauce that complimented the fish. The service was very good. We had an adorable waiter. I'd highly recommend Zio! I for sure will be returning.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Booked this at the last minute
Booked this at the last minute for some friends who were in town from LA and it was their first time eating Italian since they returned from a trip to Italy five weeks prior. We all loved it! The food was great and plentiful, and our waiter was from Naples and chatted with us about food and Italy. It was a great meal and a very good time. Would definitely return.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a nice find. Everyone
What a nice find. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating, couldn't seem to do enough for you. Food was delicious and the acoustics here are wonderful, you can actually talk with each other without screaming. Would highly recommend this place.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was the best! Tried
Service was the best! Tried the special appetizer for the evening, burrata cheese with polenta and black truffles, one of the best dishes we've ever tasted!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good restaurant. great
very good restaurant. great atmosphere. great bar.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zio is not your run of the mill Italian restaurant. In the menu you can find very unusual and creative dishes, such as the broccoli rabe filled ravioli with pine nuts, raisins & salted ricotta; or the fusilli with sea scallops, eggplant & fresh tomato; or cavatelli with manilla clams, roasted pumpkin puree & bottarga; or the organic spelt risotto with wild mushrooms & mascarpone cheese, together with traditional favorites, such as tagliolini with cherry tomatoes & basil sauce, or pappardelle with braised lamb ragu.
Max proves that he knows Italian tradition inside out and is able to innovate and titillate the senses without straying from the path of true Italian cuisine.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful dinner at Zio's. We were there for our anniversary and it could not have been more special! The food was delicious and the service was great! I highly recommend Zio's. You won't be disappointed!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Remember this one!
Took a chance based on reviews and was not disappointed! Not your usual quaint quiet Italian restaurant. Rather modern and bright. Food was very good! The pizzas make a great appetiser! The service was exceptional. Will go again!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Are here for my husband's 30th birthday. Great cocktail list, the scallop appetizer was amazing, the staff were very helpful and sweet. A great find!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Flatiron
Everything about ZIO is perfect. The food is extraordinary, the wine list diverse, the service impeccable, the prices fair. You can't get a better Italian meal anywhere in the city.....it's a Flatiron gem!
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM