Zielo Restaurant
Zielo Restaurant

Zielo Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zielorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7869534182x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturdays 5:00pm - 1:30am
    Sunday-Closed.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Willy Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Salzedo St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking and Public Parking Available
A word from Zielo Restaurant
Our unique international eclectic menu combining french, italian, asian and caribbean techniques in addition of fresh ingredients found in all our food representatives, all that combine with the harmony and innovation that inspires Chef Willy Hernandez is our secret in the new heaven on earth.
Zielo's Secret.

Willy Hernandez
​HEAD CHEF


William Hernandez known as “Chef Willy” Dominican Republic native raised in Miami, Chef Willy graduated from the William’s Culinary Institute in New York prior to working at Casa Rolandi, Giacosa and Caffe Vialetto. After 2 years in Sabore Restaurant at Gainsville, he returns to Coral Gables with an Ecletic-Caribbean Fusion Chef Willy prepares his delectable dishes with harmony and constant innovation.
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Zielo Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (10)romantic (9)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • NON EXISTING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I am confused and annoyed that I received a confirmation email on 6/26/14 that my reservations for 6/27/14 had been confirmed to a Restaurant that was no longer in service. This restaurant was highly recommended and I was truly appalled that no one made any mention that it was not there or not operational. I live about an 1hr away and drove to the specified location to find that the place was boarded up and was not in existence. The number to call just rang and I had to scramble to locate another restaurant in the area. This is very poor service.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Closed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The restaurant was closed when we came for our reservation. Should have been advised of this before hand
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent surprise!
    George
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We chose to go there as part of restaurant week, on an adventure to try something new. We were very pleasantly surprised in all aspects. Pavel was our server, who did an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was served undercooked, lacking in taste, and cold. The prices were outrageously high for the small portions served. They charged $38 for a tiny piece of fish and $42 for an undercooked veal chop which looked disgusting. We will never go back again. TERRIBLE, DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!
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  • Very nice food
    muaichi35
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We went there for lunch. The experience was very good from the appetizer to the dessert. Very yummi.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Wine List...No Sommelier
    VIPDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We walked into this stunning restaurant with great expectations but sadly, we were a disappointed. First, a restaurant that has been open for quite awhile & of this level, did not have a wine list. They had a 10 bottles on a table, of varying unknown costs & no sommelier. On the positive side, we were lured by the Gables Rest Week menu which was interesting and with good portions. The crab cakes were good but the tuna tartare was extremely spicy & inedible. The steak was delicious but an extremely rich carbonara risotto was inproperly paired with a grouper, drowning out the delicate taste of the fish. The server was attentive but the service itself slow.All, in all, it was uneven food and uneven service...not sure it is worth a return trip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Dinner
    FineDining
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was my second time at Zielo and I wanted to return because of the amazing experience. The first time I visited the service was amazing but I can't say the same about my second visit. I understand the World Cup is going on but I found it extremely rude that five waiters were standing around in the lounge area watching the game and being loud while guest waited for their drinks and appetizers. They were so distracted that we received our appetizers before our wine. We ordered a steak appetizer and had to stop a server to get steak knifes. I also wrote a note at the time of making my reservation that was never follow-up on by the restaurant. The service is not to the standard of the food or appearance of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over this place
    pleasure2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Love this restaurant the food is. Excellent will go back again chef Willy really knows how to prepare excellent food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food and service was awesome
    brickellrobbie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    wine list needs some attention, very limited selection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome addition to Coral Gables
    dineout
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've eaten here twice and very pleased each time. Both dining rooms are spacious. The meal begins with toasted bread and the most delicious home made hummous. Portions are more than adequate and the osso bucco is outstanding. This will become a regular dining spot for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extraordinary!!
    jcofiVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The service was excellent and food was fabulous. highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 132 reviews are from the Zielo Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Excellent dining experience
    PedroG
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is my second visit to Zielo and most certainly I will be back. Unfortunately it is quite a drive for me but well worth the visit if I'm in nearby or just want to make it a special occasion. Presentation and decor are excellent; the food choices are outstanding and portions are large. Normally I share but this time I just couldn't resist. :) Very pleasant service with just enough attention to make sure we are being taken care of but also enough privacy so I can carry on a conversation and enjoy the experience without constant interruptions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I was disappointed because they refused to honor a Groupon Deal which I paid for in advance, alleging they cancelled the agreement. The food was good & the décor nice, but the place was very dead for a Friday night in the Gables & some of the patrons there made it seem more like a sports bars than the upmarket restaurant we expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • toydocVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Worth the travel distance for this exquisitely decorated gem in Coral Gables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Mia15
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This place is romantic and great for a special occasion. The manager is visable and checks up on the patrons for a great dining experience. The food is delicious. Lobster bisque - AMAZING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb in all senses
    NanyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This place is absolutely & positively outstanding in every sense of the word. Excellent service, magnificent ambiance and positively delicious food!!! The best Chilean sea bass dinner ever! From the moment we entered to the very last second, it was truly enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW what a great dinner
    dineout
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were quite surprised with our evening here. From the minute we entered the restaurant we saw the beautiful library dining room and were seated immediately. Then we were served the most delicious home made hummus. The servers were attentive and food brought in a timely fashion. Every meal from appetizer to dessert was superb. My husband is a very picky eater and he was delighted with his choice of short ribs and pasta. Portions were more than ample. If you want it a little quieter the room to the right should be requested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • well definitely go again!
    madly2c
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is my 4 th time at Zielo and not the last time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zielo Delight
    ttuma
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great service from beginning to end. The whole staff is helpful and accommodative; they explain the menu and give you suggestions (which were outstanding). Now the food …. Excellent. Great presentation, great taste/flavor and the portions were perfect. I have already recommended the place to several of my friends
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cariocaVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Restaurant is beautifully decorated. It has real character. The service is superb, and the food is great. It is one of the best restaurants, if not the best, restaurant in Coral Gables.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine food and excellent service
    Gourmandsf
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had dinner on Saturday night. The restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived and filled up before we left. The service was consistently attentive without being overly so. Every dish we ordered was delicious. Table settings were very attractive. Tables were spaced with comfortable distance between your party and others. The menu in many respects was best described as continental but there clearly appear to be South American influences which lent a certain extra exoticism and tastiness to the menu. I would strongly recommend this restaurant for individuals who want to have a special evening out in downtown Coral Gables.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great dining experience. The food was delicious. Medium to high priced but good portions. I had the special - a black linguini with a light red diablo sauce, calamari, scallops, mussels, clams and lobster. Very good! Our table shared the house salad, bacon wrapped dates, carpaccio and tostones appetizers. All good! Service was attentive and waiter informative. Lovely ambience. Would definitely go back. Zielo was an excellent find! All in our group of 7 enjoyed the food and experience at Zielo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food.
    JcgirlVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great atmosphere. Even though they are now undergoing a Groupon crisis (beware: they are no longer accepting vouchers purchased), we stayed since we were hyped about the place. Ossobuco (Braised veal shank served over truffle essence of forest mushroom risotto) was DELICIOUS and I loved the short rib dumplings. Pico our waiter was phenomenal, and hilarious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as Always!
    Travelsmia
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Stellar food, great staff, wonderful ambiance, treated like royalty from start to finish. Everyone is treated like family. A gem in the city of Coral Gables. Can't wait to come back!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I really enjoyed the food! We had the short ribs dumpling which were absolutely delicious. We had the osobucco w risotto and the short ribs with Pasta both were incredible. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is because our food took a really long time yet others who had gotten there after us received their food. They probably messed up or forgot to add the order. Definitely will come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zielo-A Great Dining Experience
    pattyinmiami
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We truly enjoyed my birthday dinner at Zielo Restaurant in Coral Gables. It was a beautiful, cozy environment with grand chandeliers, crisp white table cloths,and touches of cobalt blue. Our waiter was very patient and attentive as we decided what to order. We loved everything we ate from the mixed green salads with pears, short rib dumplings, seafood and squid pasta (my friend's main course), home made fettuccine, with oxtail ragu (my first time eating oxtail), to the bread pudding for dessert. They decorated my bread pudding with birthday wishes and sang happy birthday. I highly recommend this restaurant. What had a lovely dining experience and will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Very friendly staff and knowledgeble about the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    pleasure2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food excellent and service is very good will go back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ZIELO
    martyVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I LOVEEEE THIS PLACE. SO PRETTY, AND THE FOOD WAS SO DELICIOUS
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great night after Michael Bolton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I was looking for a new restaurant and I found a gem. The food, service, and the place was excellent. We had a party of three and tried different food and all were fantastic. I will return to Zielo soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I was celebrating my B day with my husband and I had a great time! Food was delicious and service was great!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredibly Pleased
    happyatgables
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Loved the ambiance, the decorations, the food, the service and our waiter Yaidan, was wonderful, professional, knowledgable and what he recommended was what we ordered in appetizers, entrees and desert!!! Very good choice!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • White & Blue Beauty
    MONI
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I was undecided about a restaurant to take my daughter for her 15th bday dinner and while skimming through Groupon found a one for Zielo. It was a great deal so we decided to go.The place is gorgeous with white & blue colors & chandeliers within. Classy setting. The food was amazing! i had the Sea Bass with Risotto that was delicious and overall the entire party of 9 loved their food. i do have to say the waiter was a little confusing to understand and maybe was not equipped to handle a party of 9, also the service was slow and he kept forgetting items we would order like our drinks.Overall we had a great experience. Personally i think the place is better for romantic dining or with a small party. It got really loud with our party
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Messsss is the word
    Ntm1
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I spend my little free time booking and going to this restaurant and I never got any notification that it was closed that day. Unbelievable, but true. I'm still shocked nobody call me or text apologizing about the inconvenience and now I have a survey to fill it out about a place I couldn't enjoy on an important night for me and my wife
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  • Pablito1950
    pablito1950
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Wonderful, beautifully designed restaurant. Had a superb dining experience. Chef delighted us with very tastefully different courses. The Mofungo and Carpacho were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    lovelee
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Absolutely loved this place! Wonderful experience all around. Its a must to have the Basil Martini :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had an amazing experience
    marcele
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I had an amazing experience at zielo , everything was incredible From the food to service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service poor.
    BroncoVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    First time dining here, probably the last as well. I had to wait quite a long time to have my wine opened and poured while waiters stood around in groups chatting in Spanish. We noticed what appeared to be regulars getting much more attentive service from wait staff. Food was innovative and quite good, but overall, I was not impressed. Lack of good service ruined what could have been a nice dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I took my girlfriend to Zielo for Valentine's. The restaurant is beautiful inside the atmosphere is the perfect there was even a singer there who also serenaded us. The food was very good. I highly recommend the crab cakes those were absolutely fantastic. A great overall experience my girlfriend and I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    GoodBrunch
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Zielo Restaurant has a mixed decoration scheme. There is a nice dinning room in front and a sports bar with large plasma TV's over the bar in back. The food is good, the service was surprisingly poor. When we arrived the restaurant was not crowded but we were seated in the aisle and had to ask to move out of traffic. The waiter showed up and handed us a folded piece of paper with specials, instead of reciting the specials to us, interesting. I was served a $40.00 bottle of wine with a twist off cap, nice. But to top off the service the waiter kept reaching across my wife. I can only suspect zero training of the wait staff. And the manager was too busy to greet his guests, must be nice to be so important.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic