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Zio Ristorante

4.5
512 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 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.
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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 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.

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What 512 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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RitaArm (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipAPG610 (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined 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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vipgrnyc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Very good food and atmosphere

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vipjzsz (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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Kimberly (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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Oraxu (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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vipVictoria (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined 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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vipAnthonyD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipJMA1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipJohn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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AlexDiner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Our group of 8 had a great time at Zio! Excellent Italian standards and easily able to accommodate our gluten-free friend. I had the papardelle with lamb ragu and was VERY happy. Sampled the desserts and they tasted great. Highly recommend for dates or group outings in the Gramercy Park area.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Had looked up this restaurant on Open Table and all of the reviews were great. Lovely ambiance. We were there for lunch the day after Thanksgiving so it was a bit quiet to start. We called friends to join us as the food and service as so great. Enjoyed the flatbread pizzas and buratta starter. They offer wonder price fixed menu too. Will definitely return!

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Chaz (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

An over abundance of earnest wait staff, but few on the floor taking orders.

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vipEBdining (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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vipAlterego (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

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Rick (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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vipJMA1 (New York Area)
4.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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