Zio
Zio

Zio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zio-nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123521700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Massimiliano Convertini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please Contact Roberto Manfe at 212-352-1700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Ave & 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: F train, 4-5-6 train, N-R-W-Q Union Square Stop Suggested, Bus 1-2-3-4.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: 19th street from 7pm till 11pm and 5th ave. from 7pm till 7am, also a parking lot on 20th st between Broadway and 5th ave.
A word from Zio
Zio Ristorante, offers dishes influenced by flavors of the Mediterranean as well as seasonality. Lunch includes paninis and grilled pizza specialties, from a traditional Caprese, to a Crudo topped with prosciutto, stracchino cheese and arugula. Chef Max always uses the freshest ingredients and builds his menu around the seasons. Homemade pappardelle with lamb ragu & a glass of red wine will nicely round out the meal. A selection of meat and fish entrees will remain as choices as well. The dinner menu is organized by antipasti, soups/fresh salads, pizzas, pastas, as well as a tantalizing selection of meat and fish dishes. Signature dishes to start include the Riso al Salto, a crunchy saffron risotto cake, bone marrow, and gremolata sauce, to the Polipo e Panelle, a grilled octopus, with chickpea cake and chicory. The majority of our pastas are fresh made on premise. Please visit our web site for more...
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Zio reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)good for groups (38)fit for foodies (38)special occasion (33)romantic (26)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (15)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice...
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Food, Service and Ambiance were all very good -- so that adds up to a nice experience.
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  • Super!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Zio was a very nice restaurant with fantastic food and serviceminded employees.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was very good. Went with a party of six for my sons 20th birthday. No complaints staff was very attentive and food was very good. The only thing that my husband and I disagreed on was I felt they were on top of us. As we were eating our appetizer they were standing over us to take the plate away even if we weren't completely finished. Other than that a great dinner. We would go back.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was bad!
    RL11
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Salad and risotto were tasteless. Papardelle was okay.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Flatiron Gem!
    klointheridge
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Fantastic restaurant! Great setting, great ambiance, great well-prepared food...a must visit in NYC! The service was top notch and the bar had a very cool, funky look to it. I'm definitely going back! I can definitely recommend the veal meatballs if you can find them on the menu. Also had the grilled calamari and Melanzane which were both excellent. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Malan
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were looking for a good Italian meal in the area close to SVA. We were not disappointed with the food, the service or the atmosphere. Reasonably priced wines made it even better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic
    MTCCVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food at Zio is very authentic Italian cuisine. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thebullet
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Introduced friends to zio and they also thought the food was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Beth13VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My favorite place to go every time I visit NYC! The staff is incredible, the ambiance is great, and the food is outstanding! Its an all around winner and a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    Joi2cee
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Dinner was delicious! I had the peperadelle with ragu lamb sauce and my husband had the short rib ravioli. Both dishes were delicious! The restaurant is spacious and the service was excellent! We would come back if in the area again. It is just a short walk from Union Square....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good find
    TriceVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service was excellent and attentive. The polenta special was the best I've had. My lamb chops were done perfectly. I enjoyed everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Delizioso!
    MiaNYC
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    It was a ladies dining night out. At Zio's we were treated well right from the moment we walked in! The bar scene was vibrant with a well dressed crowd…looked like everyone was having a good time. Inside the dining room the atmosphere was a bit more subdued. We ordered several appetizers and main dishes and shared so we would each have a taste! We had a salmon and halibut carpaccio that was amazing. The burrata was exquisite. We indulged in a pasta dish as well….served with eggplant and scallops. The Orata was my favorite though…delicate and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely birthday dinner
    csam
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I took my fiancé here for his birthday on 10/2/14. Dinnerwas excellent. We started with the lamb carpaccio which was very nice and was served with a light salad. My fiancé got the bolognese which was just phenomenal. (As an Italian American I'm usually very critical of bolognese but this really was excellent). My shrimp dish was also very good but because of the mushrooms just needed a tad more salt. That is nitpicking though. The servers were attentive and friendly. We will certainly be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Joce
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food, the attentive service, the ambience; are just a few of the reasons why I loved my evening at Zio's. Big thanks to Francesco, the maître d, and the rest of the staff for the lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Have been here 6 times this summer... Can't say enough about Zio.... Food, service, decor all great ... Undiscovered gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lenalena
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Welcoming and relaxed on arrival. Waiter was very attentive and smiled throughout. Various food choices and the presentation was delightful. Very thoughtful flavors into the recipes. have already recommended Zio to others. It could become a frequent favorite spot to dine. Atmosphere was chic, elegant and welcoming with the open kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    i have been to Zio twice in two weeks. The food was wonderful and the staff could not have been more welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patterson
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The waiter was very attentive and personable. The seating was comfortable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Undiscovered gem... Fab.$20 prix fixe lunch... Never disappoints...fresh, creative cuisine! Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is an undiscovered gem... Found Xio during "restaurant week" and have been back 3 more times... The $20 prix fixe menu (lunch)is amazing with unusual combinations of ingredients ... Dinner is just as good... Don't know why they are not famous yet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our first time here.. Vibrant bar scene... Friendly host(s) Beautiful interior and really good cuisine.. Also...excellent service...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pastryaddict
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went there for the first time during restaurant week. Great service and delicious meal! A friend and I took our time catching up and we weren't rushed at all.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Nice setting but the food is okay
    masterfunk
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Zio has a great atmosphere. The lighting was nice and romantic. The service was fantastic, they seated us right away even though our last guest was a bit late. It was restaurant week, but the restaurant wasn't too crowded, which is fine. The food was OKAY. We each had an appetizer, a main course, and dessert. It was small portions and was just okay, nothing I would want to try again. I hated the dessert! Each of us took a bite and it was hard to keep it down. It was gelatin or pudding based, tasted like some weird herb, and the texture was too weird for my taste. If I didn't have to pay $60 for my meal, I would say it wasn't too bad but it definitely was not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went on a date with my wife. The Barbabeitole and Agnello were excellent. The agnello was perfectly medium rare, and seasoned just enough...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining
    rlsobe
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is our second time dining at Zios and we were not disappointed. We all tried something different and the food was excellent. None of us are drinkers so we cannot speak to their wine list. What I do like is that you can get unlimited water with gas at no charge. The staff is knowledgeable about the food and very nice and friendly. As I said before I highly recommend it and will be going back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Definitely worth revisiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was one of the best restaurant week menus I've experienced. Everything was excellent! I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Lawrence38VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    One of my faves.... Don't pass this one up, a true gem. Chops are great, pasta is tasty and fresh.......appetizers are wonderful. Great wine list...many affordable Chiantis. Service is top notch, what a find!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for gluten free..
    Liza
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was a great choice for restaurant week as one of the guests is "gluten free" which can be hard to find.. but here wasn't an issue and the food was amazing!!!! And the Ambience was great too!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will definitely return!
    Mary
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I selected this restaurant simply by narrowing down Italian spots from Opentable restaurant week choices. And I am glad I found it. All 3 of us enjoyed the whole experience. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. We all ordered from the regular menu because there were too many good choices. Overall a very pleasant find, we will return!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Eve Catching up w Friends
    LoriB
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My husband and I met friends we don't get to see very often and we chose Zio for many reasons. In addition to a spacious table, amazing food courses, and excellent wine selection, we also lingered for over 3 hours with no rush from staff. We were also treated to the "house fennel limoncello" after our meal which sealed the perfection. A great summer memory for the four of us- thanks Zio!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Dinner
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We recently celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday at Zio. We were a large group and were seated at a beautiful, spacious table in the main dining room. The hosts and waiters were attentive to every detail, from helping select lovely Italian wines at reasonable prices, to offering great suggestions on the menu. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner, with a selection of shared appetizers, individual main courses and shared desserts. We began with a Prosecco toast, moved onto dinner accompanied by delicious Vernaccia wine, and ended with a sparkling "Happy Birthday" dessert plate. The entrees, from fish to pastas, were excellent and the desserts incredible, especially the tiramisu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very impressive
    zridhar
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was average, the presentation quite nice, the setting quite nice, The food left nothing to be remembered.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zio's was fabulous
    rlsobe
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This restaurant was highly recommended by one of my neighbors a while ago. I wanted a new place to take out of town friends. The restaurant was everything he said it would be. The staff was friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and my friend who always orders mai tais as a cocktail said that the bartender knew what he was doing. I drank straight vodka so it's hard to mess that up. They have great great bread and breadsticks as well as the most delicious olive oil with roasted tomatoes. I could have made a meal of the bread and olive oil. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Very good Italian Fare
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Very good Italian fare. Good for big groups. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    SuprinaVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Enthusiastic service and an accommodating talented chef! Dinner was a sublime experience! Particularly the Salmon with Cauliflower! Oh and be sure to try the roasted ricotta! That is a must not miss!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 269 reviews are from the Zio reviews archive.
  • Perfect Birthday Dinner
    nycdash
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Have only been here a few times for happy hour which has always been enjoyable. I decided to celebrate my birthday dinner at Zio and it was all just perfect. I came early and they seated me right away even though I was still waiting for my friends which is already a great plus for me. The ambience was perfect, the food was delicious, the noise level was just right and my friends and I were able to enjoy our dinner together. We got a lovely bottle of wine and to make my birthday feel more special, they brought the dessert with a Happy Birthday written on it and special candles. But I would like to emphasize most the wonderful service and the attentiveness of the staff and especially the manager Francesco. I highly recommend Zio!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great World Cup dinner!
    BillRVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I celebrated Father's Day last Monday night with my family with dinner at Zio and was surprised to find that the World Cup game between the United States and Ghana was on TV that evening. The bar area was filled with soccer fans and there were several private events in various parts of the restaurant, hence the reason for the higher than usual noise level. Despite all of the excitement, the management (Darren) could not have been more accommodating. The service was terrific and the food really outstanding. We ordered a variety of meals, but I told Darren that my lamb chops were the best I've ever had in NYC and I've had lamb chops at most if the best known New York steak houses. A job well done - we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Italian Exprience in Flatiron
    GatorNeil
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was my second time at Zio. Both times with fairly large parties (this time 7). I find the decor of the restaurant outstanding, very soothing and relaxing. The food is top notch, especially the home made pastas and the grilled pizza. Service is always top notch and very attentive. It is a bit on the pricy side however, but it is the city, so to be expected. I would recommend Zio for a nice dinner out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Mother's Day and Father's Day
    LoriB
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were lucky enough to celebrate both of these days here with our families with brunch. The tables are big, the food exquisite and service perfect! There was also easy on street parking on Sunday for everyone who drove from out of town. The access and space is easily laid out for my elderly grandmother with elegant bathrooms on the main dining floor. We can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • A Culinary Delight
    Kenbo
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Took my wife for dinner here and wow. My wife had the Grilled Alaskan Salmon and the cauliflower & tomatoes were as delicious as the perfectly cooked fish. I had the Bruschetta special and it was without a doubt the best fish I have ever experienced - and although not usually a veggie guy - the grilled broccoli was incredible. The atmosphere was quiet and fine as we went early but the table they gave us was one of those that were too close to other tables and the service was good but not special. I highly recommend this place as a neighborhood gem as the food is well worth the trip! It is one of my favorites now thanks to their incredible chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.