Zurlo's Bistro Italiano
Zurlo's Bistro Italiano

Zurlo's Bistro Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zurlos.com/
  • Phone: 4028849500
  • 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 4028849500
  • 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.
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Zurlo's Bistro Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (14)neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (8)romantic (8)fit for foodies (7)notable wine list (4)good for groups (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Ope Table Needs to Remove
    BreezewoodVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have used Open Table for many years. I use Open Table often when in a new City and looking for a place to dine. I find the reviews and the reservation system helpful. Imagine my surprise when I arrived at Zurlo's for on time for an accepted reservation and which conformed to the hours posted on Zurlo's website to find the kitchen closed, the host unapologetic "Did you make your reservation on Open Table"? .This happens all the time"This reservation was for a late dine. I had driven 10 hours. I was in a new City and I drove 8 miles to this restaurant to find them closed. I relied on Open Table to host restaurants that honor the reservations. Isn't that the Open Table brand promise? Open Table needs to remove..
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
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  • Exceptionally good
    RicardoVIP
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable
    winesnobVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had the special and it was wonderful. I love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • helpful staff
    SidSidow
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The head chef was out on the floor checking on diners. Even had a long conversaion as we walked out the door
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All ways good
    Mert56
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food and service was outstanding!! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem of restaurant
    Mindbender
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our waiter was amazing and my Chicken Balsamicco was so good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    TitiMar
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We went for dinner last Friday. The food was good (at least our choices). Our waiter was great he provide us an amazing service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Will go again.
    dwolffmom
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The chicken picata was excellent. The server was friendly. The crab dip was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 185 reviews are from the Zurlo's Bistro Italiano reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food but overpriced
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    What a wonderful place to take family and friends. Relaxing with fantastic unique dishes for everyone. Don't miss thus chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too expensive & too noisy
    eatsoutoften
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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.
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  • disappointed
    luv2cook
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid evening with good food
    Don2
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good!
    Papio57
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night
    Mayday
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food...ish service
    lta1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    nehuskers
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second Visit in Four Years
    reba55
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    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.
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  • First Time = Disappointing
    FirstTimeDiner
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
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  • baglady
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was our first trip and everything was wonderful. We will return and try a dinner or two.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find
    Fremonters
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were very pleased with our Italian 'find' on Saturday. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    omnivoreVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    One of my fav hangouts in west O. Enzo is the best, as are the owners, Steve and Lori. Love the za!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone enjoyed their entrees.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The service was great and we enjoyed the music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Cj210
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Buzz
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening, great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great evening, great food. Plentiful dishes, braised pork was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been to Zurlo's several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We have been to Zurlo's several time, always excellent food and excellent service. Very consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Best Pasta in Omaha
    FoodSnooty
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    All of the pasta is homemade and excellent flavor. Got to try the meatball appetizer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music was great but way too
    kcbart
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Music was great but way too loud. Couldn't carry on conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always excellent.
    rrullu98
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Food is always excellent. Music on Thursday evenings is a treat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zurlo's
    frequentomahadiner
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing service
    MBandJB
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Toddy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We love Zurlo's. Food was excellent! Nice atmosphere. A true dining experience without the formality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The difference
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine review
    Valentine
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our evening was very nice, loved the happy hour before we went to the restaurant for our meal!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic