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Zio Ristorante

4.4
531 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Zio Ristorante offers authentic Italian cuisine in an inviting setting where casual comfort meets dining elegance. Named for the Italian word for uncle (“because when you go to your uncle’s house, he takes good care of you”), restaurant guests will feel the warm embrace of home in the hospitality of the staff and in the bursting flavors of the fabulous menu. Homemade pastas, superbly fresh seafood and meat dishes, a monthly $20 three-course lunch and a Happy Hour menu almost too good to be true highlight the contented, well-fed experience at this popular find at the crossroads of the Flatiron District, Chelsea and Union Square. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available, brunch is served on weekends and there is a truly fantastic private dining room for parties, special events and occasions.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily: 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dinner
Sun: 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Mon - Sat: 4:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Brunch
Sat-Sun: 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(212) 352-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Meliano Plasencia
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Catering
Please Contact Roberto Manfe at 212-352-1700 or via e-mail at zioroberto@zio-nyc.com
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Cross street
5th Ave & 6th Ave
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Parking details
19th Street from 7 p.m. till 11 p.m.
5th Avenue from 7 p.m. till 7 a.m.
Parking lot on 20th St. between Broadway and 5th Ave.
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Public transit
Subway
F/M 23rd Street
B/D/F/M 14th Street
R/W 23rd Street
N/R/Q/W/4/5/6/L 14th Street-Union Square
4-5-6 train, N-R-W-Q Union Square

Bus
M1, M2. M3 to 20th Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Zio Ristorante offers several spaces for private events, including the bar/lounge area. spacious main dining room, our dazzling Vineyard Room for private events or you can reserve the entire restaurant. It is the ideal setting for anniversaries, birthdays, bridal showers, weddings and more.

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What 531 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Il locale e' veramente bello, elegante, riservato. Super accoglienza e ottimo cibo, da provare!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I will definitely be back! Such a spacious restaurant opposed to the usual cramped NYC places. Delicious dinner. Pleasant waitstaff and receptionist. Must try if you’re in the flatiron district.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I've now been to Zio several times and I've always had a wonderful time! It's a great spot for a date or catching up with an old friend. The service is consistently excellent. I highly recommend this spot and will definitely be back again. Only wish they had a little more vegetarian options! The ones they have are delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great Service and nice atmosphere. Very good food and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It has great service and tasty food in a quiet space.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I asked the chef if it were possible to get a pasta dish with seafood and he was gracious to grant my wish. He created this amazing clams and seafood pasta dish that was DIVINE!!! Just so you know...I’m drooling as I type this. Zio you win again. See you soon.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Earlier this week I had a major craving for a spicy pasta dish, so after I spent most of my paycheck at Sephora I decided to walk up W. 19th in search of a restaurant that could satisfy my craving. I walked into Zio and I did not regret my decision to step foot into this restaurant. As soon as I took a seat at the bar, the bartender offered me a glass of water and handed me the Happy Hour menu. Very affordable Happy Hour food and wine options. The food was delicious. Satisfied my pasta craving. They treated me like I’ve been going there for years. The service alone will make me become a regular. Trust me you won’t regret it once you visit.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The place was empty the night i was there. three tables . The food was just so average , i now understand why nobody was in there

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Zio is excellent. Too bad it seems to be undiscovered. The food is top notch. The owner is friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The best restaurant in the city

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I've lived in Manhattan/flatiron area for 2 years and this has got to be one of the best dining experienced I've had in that time. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I would not recommend the restaurant. The beet salad was fine; chicken scarparello had to be sent back; it was so spicy, I could not eat it. Then as a replacement I ordered pasta bolognese with whole wheat pasta. They drowned the pasta in sauce and t he taste of the bolognese was only so-so.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The service was lacking. There were like four different people to ask about what we wanted to drink and no one gave us our drinks until we asked after five minutes from the last ask. Then no one told us about the specials until we asked to put our order. We were there at 8:15 and it wasn’t too busy. I don’t understand why the service was not good.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Excellent. Our server was on the ball, polite and helpful.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My family had a birthday dinner here this past weekend. The food and service was great and we love the atmosphere at Zio! They do a great job.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Our first visit to Zio and not our last! We met Roberto the owner behind the bar last weekend. His passion for the food and ambiance is very evident. We 4 all had pastas, all pastas made in house, lamb ragu and linguine with clams excellent. Salads very fresh and large portions. Good wine list and wines by the glass. Yummy tiramisu for desert. Sit in the back room, it's a great space.

Looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I have to consider us Zio “regulars” at this point. You can not go wrong going to Zio’s for a date, special occasion, business meeting, friend’s get-together and/or everyday dining. The servers truly work as a team and are very attentive but not intrusive. The menu has an excellent variety, offers gluten free pasta, the kitchen is very accommodating regarding dietary restrictions (gluten/dairy free) and they always offer a diverse number of specials. The consistency all around, ambiance, energy, food and staff are just some of the reasons we keep going back.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Best Chicken Scarp you will ever have.. Gnudi was delicious.. Apps great as well.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Had a nice meal with friends. Good wine selection, attentive waiters who knew a lot. Nice bread basket placed out before dining. Food was merely adequate: pasta slightly over cooked and sauce underwhelming. Salad, however, was excellent

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Took 90 minutes for two pasta dishes. Waitress did excellent job of ignoring us most of that time.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with delicious food, beautiful ambience and friendly staff, all for a great price. 10/10 will definitely be going back ASAP

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was wonderful from time spent at the bar until we left our dinner table and walked out the door!!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Very good food and service. Nice ambiance and noise level providing you sit in the back

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

I enjoy just about any excuse to eat at Zio. The lunch specials are a wonderful buy, and the bar scene after work is terrific. Best of all if you want a quiet corner their back dining room provides a space for those long catch up with friends dinners. The food is prepared as if your best friend made it, that is if your friend is a talented chef. That’s pretty much the vibe. You are made to feel welcome and satisfied. The food is impressive comfort food . Risotto, eggplant rolatini, lovely small plates and pizzas. Hi-end stews and large plates. Service is old school attentive not intrusive. Always a lovely experience. Solid Italian wine list as well.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoy a nice dinner recently at Zio. The food was fantastic and the service was attentive and sold. Definitely will be back.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

place is nice, large and quite. food was very good, we had almost the entire starter menu which were all very good. for mains we took a verity of pasta dishes and all were very good.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Ordered a variety of small plates to sample several things and everything wad amazing. I look forward to coming back for more wonderful dishes!

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Very good food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Loved everything! The gnudi
Was the best! The sauce was superb!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent Restaurant liked everything about it great staff. Great service. And food. Owners. Are a gem . Fantastic People so kind know how to run Restruant The Greatest place....!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The ram shack is excellent. However, must sit at the back to avoid the noise at bar

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Came to NYC from London, Google’s nearby restaurants and very pleased with this find. Staff attentive, not overbearing, food was fantastic. Recommended to friends living in New York who haven’t been yet!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The decoration in Zio is so great! Love the little sofas and dime candle light. Very romantic.
Food is great! My favorite is the salmon pizza. Totally out of my expectation. The entree was a bit heavy in oil but the flavor was great.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The best italian food ever! I hlghly reommend it. Amazing attention.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything were great! Food, drinks and service. 10-10

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

This was my second meal at Zio. The first time I was impressed by the comfortable seating and separation of tables which allowed a group of adults to have relaxing and quiet conversation. The large booth is like eating in a living room. The bar is also very comfortable and stocks good high-end booze we are always looking for rye and they had it. This time we had an extremely comfortable meal once again. The food is very good. The scarpariello was delicious as was the papardelle with Lamb ragu. I never order chicken parm in restaurants because I can make an excellent one at home but I was in the mood and theirs was not better than mine. I say go for a romantic meal, first date if you’re over 30 or seeing friends for a good meal and conversation. It’s really a lovely place.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Great ambiance and service. Food came out quick and was delicious. Drinks were spot on, highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Another Memorable Dining Experience, this time a Saturday night dinner for five. Zio is a reliable "go to" place in NYC, with consistently excellent food and attentive service. Appetizers were great -- arancini, meatballs, sausage and peppers, flatbread ... For the main, I usually enjoy the veal chop, but my son tempted me to try his favorite -- Spaghetti Carbonara. Glad he did!. It was done perfectly, slightly al dente. My wife found the branzino to be very tasty. We finished with a house-made tiramisu, which -- like the check -- was light and sweet. Seriously, Zio is an outstanding value.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

My wife and I had dinner with a couple who we only see once or twice a year. They asked that we choose the restaurant as my wife needs gluten and dairy free options. Zio's has the best happy hour as it goes until 7:30pm and the entire front of the restaurant happy hour is available, NOT just at the bar. I wanted to sit in the front of the restaurant, near the windows, to take advantage of happy hour drink prices and for dinner as well. Seating the four of us in this area, without one of us having to sit on the corner of the table/banquette was not working. We moved to a table closer to the entrance but it was too breezy. Darren, one of the partners/owners, saved the day. He inserted himself in our predicament, funny guy, and was like no problem and honored the happy hour drink pricing in the back section of the restaurant. Important note, my wife wanted to sit in the back section from the get go. 🙄 Darren had a constant unobtrusive presence, took our drink and food orders and was entertaining as well. Food of course was excellent, as always, and our friends I know will return to Zio's in the future.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

We went there for a dinner recently; great atmosphere in the dining room, good food and very helpful and attentive staff. Certainly recommend.

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