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Zurlo's Bistro Italiano
Zurlo's Bistro Italiano

Zurlo's Bistro Italiano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zurlos.com
  • Phone: (402) 884-9500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Enzo Zurlo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Large catering menu for large or small groups,on and off site. Italian cuisine. Please check our website at www.zurlos.com for menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: Depending on your group size, Zurlo's can accommodate a private dining experience. Please contact Enzo at 402-884-9500.
  • Private Party Contact: Enzo (402) 884-9500
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Thursday from 5-8pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 132nd & Maple
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Zurlo's Bistro Italiano
Zurlo's Bistro Italiano brings Omaha a classic & innovative Italian restaurant that's a favorite with local clientele. The bistro's name originates from the head chef Enzo Zurlo. First born American in his family, Enzo was born and raised in New York in the restaurant industry -- where his passion & love for food was developed. Keeping his Italian heritage close, Chef Zurlo offers guests a palate-pleasing menu with presentations that stimulate eyes while making taste buds tingle. The entrée choices change seasonally and use many locally grown foods. Zurlo's is a locally owned and operated establishment.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "It seems the owner change at Zurlo's has made an impact but not for the better. The service was very distracted and one of our party eventually had to go to the bar to get his drink after several reminders to the server. The food tasted pretty good but was missing some of the flavor I would have expected. 8:00 on a Saturday night and the place was pretty empty except the server and the owner kept referring to their lack of service due to "being slammed like this"...??? Won't be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I flew into Omaha from New York and was looking for a restaurant to seat 12 on a Saturday night . Zurlo's came through with flying colors. The food was fantastic as was the service. It was a New York quality Italian food. A real find in Omaha"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The head chef was out on the floor checking on diners. Even had a long conversaion as we walked out the door"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "There are many vegetarian options which are always delicious. The waiters are attentive. The Thursday night live music is a plus if you're able to eat out then."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding!! Will be back."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Our waiter was amazing and my Chicken Balsamicco was so good."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We went for dinner last Friday. The food was good (at least our choices). Our waiter was great he provide us an amazing service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The chicken picata was excellent. The server was friendly. The crab dip was great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have dined at Zurlos before and been very pleased. Last Monday night proved to be a very poor experience. We were seated before 6:45 and our entrees did not arrive until 8:20 and all 7 entrees were not placed on the table until 8:30. The waitress was very consilitory, but the restaurant was not busy and very disappointing in our overall experience. The waitress did decrease our total bill but to celebrate a bday it was not memorable in a positive manner."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The new owner is doing a great job maintaining the things that made Zurlo's great, and still bringing her own personal stamp on the business. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit and while the food was good, it was a bit overpriced for what you actually get. The service was very good, however."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "What a wonderful place to take family and friends. Relaxing with fantastic unique dishes for everyone. Don't miss thus chance."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "While our entrees were excellent, the canolli & gelato were not. The gelato was vanilla ice cream, nothing more. Credit to the chef for wonderful flavor combinations but very few reasonably priced options for bottles of wine. I seriously doubt we'll return for dinner as $100+ is too much to spend for two to eat Italian in Omaha. There was a large group celebration in the restaurant which Mae it difficult for two people to converse. Perhaps they should have been seated near the kitchen, keeping the noise at one end so the rest of the patrons weren't "sandwiched" by the din. Also, the smell f the neighboring store's cigar smoke was prevalent throughout the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I was a little disappointed in the restaurant as it had be highly recommended to me by a friend. Maybe it was just the night but we had to wait for our reservation for 10 minutes even though there were open tables as they said the kitchen was backed up. Even after that, the wait for our order to be placed was another 0 or 15 minutes and several minutes to get our water. After we ordered it took at least a half hour to get our food. The food was good, but it was not as great as I had expected. Overall, not sure we will ever go back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The staff was very accomodating. They had the table ready when we arrived and did not stress that the second half of the party was 15 minutes later. It was a busy night in town yet they did not rush us. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "There were 5 of us who ate dinner and we all had something different--everyone enjoyed what they chose!! Desserts were delicious. We will most definitely go back. The evening we were there was live music night and the young man singing was very good. It's always enjoyable to eat at neighborhood restaurants."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary at Zurlos. We loves the live music- acoustic guitar player sang that night. The atmosphere was relaxed and romantic. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "While the food was absolutely amazing, delicious, and wonderful, our service was severely lackluster. We sat with empty glasses through most of our meal and waited a ridiculous amount of time for our check (after we had requested it). While my experience was probably the exception, not the rule, it still left a sour taste in my mouth. Since this restaurant came so highly recommended, and the food was good, I'll probably give it another try, just not soon."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. Great presentation, and delicious. The server did a good job for the most part, but you should never have to ask for your water glass to be refilled. We will be back. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We first visited this restaurant shortly after they opened about four years ago. We felt the food, ambiance, etc. was good but nothing outstanding. After our most recent visit, we feel the same way. With all of the other Italian restaurant options in town, this one rates as just average. We can make our own food at home just as well if not better. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "With the restaurant less than full on Easter Sunday, we expected a better flow. It took a full 5-minutes for the waitress to appear, and then when she did it seemed she was less than experienced for a restaurant of this caliber. When an order of toast arrived with my omelette, I asked for jam or jelly. She said she thought they might have run out (really?) but would check. She returned with a small cup, proudly proclaiming, "I had to scrape the bottom of the jar and this is all that was left". That certainly made me want to dig in. Given the moderate crowd, the kitchen was slow and the omelette was only fair. This restaurant came highly recommended. We'll give it another try for dinner but won't bother with brunch again."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our first trip and everything was wonderful. We will return and try a dinner or two."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our Italian 'find' on Saturday. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "One of my fav hangouts in west O. Enzo is the best, as are the owners, Steve and Lori. Love the za!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The service was great and we enjoyed the music."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We have been here several times and each time was with a party of 12 or more. Food is exceptional and staff are friendly and accomodating. Someone in our party was on a special diet and the waitress was very helpful. Chef Enzo presented our food himself which impressed everyone! He also stopped back to ensure everyone was enjoying their meal. Prices are very reasonable. Pasta is all homemade. Lasagna Enzo, Braised pork, and Chicken Gilda are our top picks Support our local chefs and give Zurlo's a try. You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food was very disappointing short on sauce and flavor. Overall wasn't what I expected from a place that I have had great meals and service in the past! Probably won't go back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great evening, great food. Plentiful dishes, braised pork was amazing."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We have been to Zurlo's several time, always excellent food and excellent service. Very consistent."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "All of the pasta is homemade and excellent flavor. Got to try the meatball appetizer!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Music was great but way too loud. Couldn't carry on conversation."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food is always excellent. Music on Thursday evenings is a treat."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was pretty good. The experience as a whole was just average, nothing special. There are some good dishes, I just think maybe they could work on improving ambiance and service, both just OK."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We've had great food at Zurlo's in the past, but our last time there was disappointing. Sat at the bar for about 15 minutes trying to get the attention of the bartender. No luck. Cancelled our dinner reservation and went elsewhere. We'll try Zurlo's again, but definitely not on a Friday night."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We love Zurlo's. Food was excellent! Nice atmosphere. A true dining experience without the formality!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The difference between the food and the service was extreme. I was very dissatisfied with the mistakes and how the waitress had and nonchalant attitude about them."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Even though the food was really good, the service, with no fault to the waitress, was not the best. The bar seemed really backed up, which for a restaurant, is not a good thing. People will wait for their food, but not their drinks. Even after the food came to our table, and we ordered a second drink, we had to wait again. Our waitress was apologetic, and I felt badly for her, but the owners should really make sure their bar is covered."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our evening was very nice, loved the happy hour before we went to the restaurant for our meal!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Best ribeye steak in Omaha. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good food. I usually have the veal parm and it has been consistently very good. Nice size and a real veal cutlet, not some formed patty. Try the Crustini appetizer, it is outstanding! Prices are reasonable, service is friendly and prompt. Well stocked bar. Casual upscale atmosphere. Also a place that truly understands the idea of a reservation. We arrived on time for our reservation on Valentines Day evening and our table was ready and we sat down with no wait. That was great since it was such a busy night. So often we show up for a reservation and still have to wait a half hour or more for our table."
    Dined on 2/14/2014