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Zio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zio-nyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 352-1700
  • 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...Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was average, the presentation quite nice, the setting quite nice, The food left nothing to be remembered."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Very good Italian fare. Good for big groups. Highly recommended."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food is great (Risotto with mushrooms/another with figs and prosciuto/BREADED soft-shell crabs too breaded/outstanding lamb and osso buco rag us. Caring service. Top management GMs) that night, very uncaring. But, GO! Really super place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great service, food, and overall experience for my party of 5. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We started with the baked ricotta, scallops and capresè, all amazing, especially the ricotta and scallops. We had the tuna tartare also but nothing too special about that. Then a few people wanted pasta but not as their meals so the waiter had the chef split a few orders of the gnudi up into individual portions, also very good. For entrées people ordered lamb chops (delicious), short rib ravioli, chicken dish and another pasta. Everyone was pleased and the service was excellent. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "They have an Organic Italian Farro mushroom Risotto on the menu, it has Mascarpone cheese in it - I asked if it could be made without cheese and Vegan... no problem and it was Outstanding! I ate the entire entrée which is unusual for me, my friends also had delicious meals as well. I will be back. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Celebrated Mother's day here and the service was always impeccable. Food was good though the last time we were here, the salmon and lamb chops were bettter. The chilean sea bass special was terrific. Desserts were amazing. And the vibe was always great. This is my third time here and I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a first class dining experience, from the excellent pastas, to the gracious service. They give you a warm welcome which sets the tone for a most pleasant meal."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Every visit is better than the last. Thanks to management and staff at Zio's for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner, great service and the ambiance is very nice as well. The waiter checked on us often and even the manager of the restaurant stopped by. We both had grilled fish, which was cooked to perfection! I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant three or four times now and each time I've been impressed by the food, service, and general ambiance. Great cocktails and wine list. Excellent Italian food. I highly recommend a visit. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "From the service to the quality of the food, Zio exceeds expectations in every way. The homemade pastas are out of this world, the fish is fresh and always prepared perfectly, and make sure you save room for dessert. I can't wait to try meatball mondays!! I can't recommend Zio highly enough to friends, family and foodies alike. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This restaurant was given an official approval from the Italian Consulate and I can see why! It is authentic Italian food with a good wine list and wonderful menu selections! I highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a perfect evening at Zio! The atmosphere is lovely and the food is outstanding. I had the lamb chops and they were cooked perfectly. The dinners are a bit pricey but worth it!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Had a casual business lunch here and was somewhat disappointed. The restaurant was fairly empty and so there was no excuse for the lax service. Friendly, but not attentive at all. The food was ok. I had been here for dinner on another occasion and had a similar experience. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I dined on 4/12. It was not too noisy despite there being several diners in groups; we were still able to have an intimate conversation. Service was outstanding, with the waitstaff being he perfect balance of attentive and unobtrusive. We had the lamb carpaccio, short rib ravioli, lamb with sweet potato tortino, and the torts do cioccolato. Everything was delicious and perfectly done."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went just a month ago and it was great. Went back this week for a birthday dinner and was disappointed. Short rib ravioli filling had the taste and texture of pate. Filet mignon was cooked perfectly but very tough. All that chewing wasn't worth it. Don't know if I'll go back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We were a party of five, headed to Broadway for a show after dinner. The service was wonderful, the staff very helpful and friendly, and the hand made pasta was to die for. This was our second time here and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Zio has a new menu and it is every little bit as enticing as the previous, and more! My friends and I were very pleasantly surprised by the change! Think, for instance, of those captivating scallops with a puree combining fava beans and chickory ... Still dreaming of it! And service is always careful and attentive, present when you need it."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Service was spotty. There was no one in the restaurant on a rainy Saturday night yet we were ignored for a long stretch of time during our experience. Food was under spiced or unbalanced in it flavorings. The wine in the lamb shank over powered the flavor of the meat though the meat was perfect at just falling off the bone. The red snapper is a lovely fish but was completely over powered by the clam broth, the fish could have been any type there was no flavor left."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have been a fan of Zio's from the first time a friend took me there for dinner. I return every chance I get and have brought other friends, clients, and colleagues to dine there since. Always consistent and never a bad meal. The chef is creative and the entire management and staff are client-focused and friendly. Can't wait for my next opportunity to go back."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food , service, mgt., atmosphere and value. Can't wait to return"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Menu has all the usual suspects, with a touch more refinement. The tuna, served in slices, was terrific, as was a tubular pasta bolognese. List of Italian wines, too, turns out to be excellent."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Will return again. Food, service, ambiance and the welcoming attitude of owner and staff make this feel like "home". Another plus --- after 6pm parking is readily available on the block."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This spot is outstanding. The owner is a wonderful Italian man that seems to care about everyone that walks through the door. The menu has many choices that fits the word Italian but doesn't necessarily mean spaghetti. Great ambiance, awesome wine list, we got the bar manager to recommend something that was Sicilian and wasn't on the menu and the best part is it was only $50! I highly recommend giving this spot a try."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Choose this restaurant as a quick dinner option during restaurant week. Very nice ambiance. Service was great food was very tasteful. Waitress was kind as ever. (Forgot her name) Will return and would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The restaurant is very beautiful and romantic. The waiters and staff were warm, friendly and knowledgeable about food in general. The food was exquisite: Between the two of us we had Tuna tartar, Spinach salad, Risotto, Chilean sea bass and naturally Tiramisu. All fantastic!!. I highly recommend ZIO and will definitely come back."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I took my teenage daughter and her friend here recently. I found the service and ambiance to be excellent. I liked the menu choices. But I found the food to be surpisingly bland. The lamb ragu should have had much more intense flavor, although I did enjoy the homemade noodles it was served on.. The minestrone.vegetable soup, although an enormous portion, was not exciting or even that flavorful. My daughter's lamb chops were cooked perfectly but the polenta was both bland and had a funny flavor. We had the hazelnut gelato for dessert which was creamy and delicious, except my daughter's friend's dish had gooey freezer burn. All in all, the food was not consistent, but I would be willing to try it again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Me and my husband recently had dinner here. The food was very good and had a diverse menu of Italian specialties. I highly recommend getting the homemade pasta. Very good! And so was my goat cheese and red beat salad. The ambiance was great, and service was wonderful. However, when we went, the restaurant was not very busy and we we're say DIRECTLY next to another couple. Nearly brushing elbows with them while over half of the seats I'm the restaurant sat vacant. It was a little awkward. Other than that, I would recommend this Resturant to a friend."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Was really nervous about taking my bosses out to a restaurant that I have never been to before. But I needed a place on short notice that could accomodate 9 people in the neighborhood and that was moderately priced. On paper, Zio looked great and they had availabilities so I gave them a shot. And they delivered. The pastas were so fresh and cooked to perfection. At the end of finishing his meal, my boss looked up from his plate and said "That was delicious!". All 9 of us cleaned our plates. I will definitely return when I get a craving for pasta."
    Dined on 2/26/2014