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About Zio Ristorante

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 wants to make sure you eat”), restaurant guests will feel the warm embrace of home in the hospitality of the staff and in the bursting flavors of the Mediterranean-inspired menu. Dazzlingly fresh soups and salads, homemade pastas, mouth-wateringly tantalizing fish 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.

17 West 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

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.

Cross Street:
5th Ave & 6th Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 352-1700

Website:
http://www.zio-nyc.com/

Catering:
Please Contact Roberto Manfe at 212-352-1700 or via e-mail at zioroberto@zio-nyc.com

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Meliano Plasencia

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 has the ability to accommodate many different size parties. Zio's lounge,our beautiful Vineyard Room,our main dining room or the entire restaurant is available for private functions. From board meetings to surprise birthdays to weddings, Zio is great for all occassions.

Zio Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Groups (10)
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Business Meals (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Have been going for years and never ceases to please and meet every expectation.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great spot for a quiet business or friends get together lunch. Service is professional and courteous. Food is average - appetizer of squash soup was as bland as possible. Shaved artichoke and parm salad was tasty while raviolis with tomato sauce was just OK. The special stuffed ravioli was very good. Overall, food is not extraordinary but not bad. Prix fix $20 lunch is rare in NY as is a restaurant that is quiet enough to hold a conversation.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was good, service very good. Sat at the bar after dinner, that was just OK.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Zio's has become our go to restaurant. They have one of the best happy hours that goes from 4:30-7:30pm. As there are tables and banquets in the front of the restaurant, which is considered "the bar area", you are not stuck standing at the actual bar for happy hour. We usually have dinner within that timeframe so it's perfect for us. We actually prefer dining in the front section of the restaurant. Some of our favorites on the menu include the shaved artichoke salad, fried calamari w/ zucchini, ribeye steak, Branzino and the Cornish Hen. Of course there is pasta (gluten-free option available) and pizza on the menu as well. Great place, service and menu definitely worth checking it out.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went for birthdays celebration. Service and food were great. Very attentive and all guests were impressed. Would go again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing and noteworthy cuisine. You are greeted warmly by the hostess and restaurant managers. The service and food are outstanding - the red snapper and the pasta were out of this world. Dessert selection is wonderful. Truly a top notch, wonderful dining experience that was very memorable. Run, don't walk to this incredible Italian restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I loved Zio so much a couple of weeks ago that I decided to go again with some other friends this past week. Unfortunately the entire back of the restaurant was occupied by a big party. This meant that the only seats available were in the front of the restaurant where the noisy bar is. We had a very nice dinner and despite the loud music, our experience was very good. All of our food was really delicious. The last time I disliked both of the 2 desserts we had. This time I ordered something different - the tiramisu. It was outstanding, probably one of the best restaurant versions I've ever had and almost identical to the one I make. I could have eaten 2 of them by myself!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Love the Ambiance at this place! I look forward to coming back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very nice place with good food and professional service. Recommended.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

What a great meal we had at Zio! Great wine selection. The salad had a unique vinaigrette I can't wait to taste again. There is a dish for everyone. And at least 5 specials to choose from. The service is also great and very attentive. they are one step ahead of what you need. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Staff are friendly and attentive! Variety of food [as good as can be]. Definitely recommend giving a try. Will revisit!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

One of the absolute best places in all of NYC!
Whether for:
1. A drink with friends at the spacious and welcoming bar with the best bartender in Gotham - Jesus.
2. Quick apps and cocktails during the awesome happy hour
3. A quiet dinner in the huge rear dining area
4. Fun dinner outing with friends in the front lounge
OR
5. A private dinner for family, friends or company outing in the private room
This is the spot with great food, awesome drinks, wonderful waitstaff with outstanding customer focus and enough space to gather in comfort.
Italian food based on traditional recipes with modern flair. One of my favorite places - feels like home every time I go

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Wow, my friends and I were very pleasantly surprised at how good Zio was. Our server was great, the place is very nice and the food was excellent. I almost never give five stars to a restaurant but I did because we had such an amazing experience! If I could take only a half star off I would but you can't do that! We had two desserts which we all did not care for. No matter, still loved the place!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Lovely respite from the streets of Manhattan. Welcomed with a wine list and delicious meat balls and bread. Attentive servers let us take our time ordering. Food was authentic. Nice atmosphere; tables are not on top of each other.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

It was our first time there and it was fantastic. Waiter was great he had everything under control and very professional. Best of all he was there when we needed him but he wasn't overbearing. Food was just fabulous. Macaroni definitely homemade. All our meals were delicious I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Incredibly creative and delicious food. The service is amazing and quick as you are met with charming waiters in a gorgeous European style setting with several choices of seating for small medium or large groups in the back. This is a hidden gem...My favorite date spot. Don't forget to order the braised rib ravioli and burratta...sigh

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were in Manhattan shopping and we're looking for a Resturant that was Great and close to our location. We. Got both,via our go to app Open Table. Love it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Neighborhood gem...
Consistently good food and service in a warm and modern setting!
3 course lunch...$20

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My friend and I just left a restaurant without being served, I called Zio told them we didn't have reservations, and they couldn't have been more welcoming. Josh the manager, made us feel
At home. Good food, and very nice staff.
Christine G. West NewYork,NJ

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I brought my cousins here from out of town and I am glad I did!
The service was excellent and we could have quiet conversation. We liked the fact that the bar area was separate from the dining room. The food was delicious! The pasta was amazing and so fresh!
One big plus is that they were so accomodating with our order. We are all picky eaters and they were more than happy to substitute/ change around the menu to our liking. That isn't always easy to do in other restaurants.
We all want to go back! It was a great dining experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Love this place! Food is amazing. Service is excellent. Very friendly and thoughtful staffs!! Will definitely come back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Good mangament service and food. The trifecta for a good night out in NYC

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great service and great food. Ambiance could be improved, but a quiet spot with reliable food.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Brought my boss and some colleagues here for a nice dinner out. Food and service was phenomenal. The octopus dish is the best thing on the menu! Also the pizzas make great apps to split!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The whole experience was fantastic. Staff could not have been more friendly and attentive and the food was extremely fresh and full of flavor.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

So the beauty of this place is the separation of bar and table front area and back dining room. You want a more celebratory party vibe, stay up front. A quieter let's catch up take your time visit, ask for a table out back.

The food is just lovely. Fussy enough to feel special, without being all presentation and no tummy appeal. The truffle lasagna I had was stunningly good. The meat and cheese board is a perfect starter to share. The owner checks in with you and the wait staff really wants you to enjoy the experience. Pricing is a little steep, but they obviously use good quality local ingredients and that is what you are paying for. It is well worth it.

The prix fixe lunch is a steal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Very special night. The food and staff were amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

My place here in NY.
Food hospitality drinks service take me back to my home country

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The service was incredibly poor. We had to wait soooo long for our waiter to come back to our table. He would keep disappearing for long stretches of time, which was ironic because the restaurant was basically empty and there were far too many wait staff. The vibe is very basic Italian, nothing noteworthy. Oh, and the bathrooms were gross with trash all over the floor. I thought this restaurant positioned itself as an upscale establishment? Couldn’t be further from the truth!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Even if it's not a special occasion, dining at Zio makes it feel like one. My friends and I enjoyed having a spacious booth. The artichoke salad and chicken parmesan were both excellent as were all the dishes my dinner party enjoyed. As usual the service was excellent with a knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent friednly service.
the food was INCREDIBLE!
Great Ravioli & pappardelle
the sopressatta pizza is spicy, sweet, thin crust deliciousness
the calimari and prosciutto w/ canteloupe are excellent started

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on June 13, 2017

came here with some friends for happy hour. What a great deal with amazing energy later on near the bar. Fun neighborhood spot to grab some drinks and grub.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2017

A friend recommended Zio and I was so happy he did! The food is delicious and the service is great. My favorite were the gnudi, truffle and arugula pizza and the chicken scarparella. Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Zio Ristorante has a nice, spacious dining room, totally adequate service, and pretty good - though not great - food. I suspect the restaurant is very challenged in the sense that there are hundreds of Italian restaurants in NYC and, while Zio isn't at all bad, the food is nothing to write home about.

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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Zio has an amazing happy hour with wine and food. The short rib ravioli is to die for. Along with their chocolate mousse dessert. Yum! They also have these fennel seed breadsticks which are super yummy!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Superior experience. Food, service and facilities were all excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Some misses on the specials, one pasta dish lacked flavor with fresh vegetables. A little flat on the service on this night, still good food overall, good value, nice wine list.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Always amazing here! Excellent food, Amazing staff, Very nice place
overall! For drinks and/or dinner 🥂⭐️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Fast and efficient service. We went to celebrate a birthday, and they offered us free cake, and serenaded the birthday girl. Definitely planning to go back any time soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Zio you did it again! This is my usual after work spot and I figured this would be the perfect place to host my friend's birthday party. Boy was I right! My friends and I can't even decide on the best part of the evening. Between the amazing food, the attentive care we received from the owners Roberto and Darren, Josh the Marketing manager, the drinks mixed by Jesus and the service we received from Christian and Ivan, I've just fallen in love with this restaurant all over again. The birthday girl was beyond happy and is already planning her next visit.

If you're ever in the Flatiron district, do yourself a favor and head on in.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual
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