Zio Ristorante

4.3
583 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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About

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.
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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Private party facilities
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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Private party contact
Roberto Manfe: (212) 352-1700
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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
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Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit to Zio, a convenient and very good restaurant in Chelsea (NYC). Food was again perfectly prepared and the wait staff were attentive and excellent. Only two disappointments: they were out of the short rib ravioli entree by our 7:15p reservation, and, to our dismay, we were greeted by a sign at the entrance advising that this neighborhood gem would be closing for good after 12/24. Hopefully, the owners and chefs will open in a new venue.

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H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

unfortunately would never go back food and service poor and noise level loud

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellenter Service, geht auf die Gäste ein. Hervorragende Qualität der Speisen.

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 8 and everyone had a great meal. We had the gnudi, pasta cabonara, veal and pizza. Everything was delicious. They seated us right away and the service was great! I will definitely go back there.

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GP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time with a friend. Dinner was delicious. So so accommodating since I’m vegan. Couldn’t be nicer.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and quality hand made pasta - a little gem appropriate for all occasions.

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ST
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zio is my go to always. Not only is the food amazing, the staff is second to none. They are friendly, genuine, and truly care about your dining experience. Zio is the perfect place to have a meal or to just grab drinks. Oh, also, the happy hour deals are some of the best!!

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EL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Such a gem and I am so happy my good friend told us about Zio!! Josh is super friendly and will make you completely satisfied! He is super accommodating and went above and beyond for us!! Staff is marvelous as well! Everything was a delight! Look at my pics and you will see!! Definitely coming back!! Thank you Josh and everyone at Zio!!! Fabulous!! Thank you, Sara for a superb recommendation!

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed, along with the service. Good location, not too loud, specials were excellent.

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CA
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Zio was recommended to us by friends. It did not disappoint! Food was delicious, service great, awesome atmosphere!

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DH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I walked into Zio in search of four things: 1. Warmth 2. Great Food 3. Delicious and STRONG drinks 4. Great Vibes. I walked in and I was greeted by the manager who saw the hunger and despair on my face. I had a seat at the bar where the bartender asked me what I felt like drinking and of course I had no clue (typical me). He asked me what were some of my favorite flavors and he made me the best Rum Punch EVER! I was just as confused when deciding what I wanted to eat, so the manager asked me what I was in the mood for and I replied pizza. He suggested an off-the-menu, only insiders get this item if you play your cards right pizza...Soppressata and Mozzarella pizza drizzled with honey. Sign me up! Absolutely delicious!! Let's just say that I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. So much so, I ordered another specially created for me Rum Punch and hung out for a little while. Simply put I'll be back. Just find your way there! If not, you're definitely missing out.

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a
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 2

Totally empty restaurant should have been my first warning. Restaurant Manager was drunk on duty and extremely offensive to our group. This place won’t be around very long.

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AR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is really great! I ordered the gnudi, it's my favorite. The tiramisu is also really good. The restaurant is nice and cozy, perfect for a girls night out. Definitely coming here again!

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Terrible food. Nice ambiance. Do not waste your money or time if eating crappy food is your hobby

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m
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Service was attentive. Very comfortable ambiance. Our first visit, and we'll go back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Restaurant was freezing after they forced us to sit by windows even though place was empty; food all tasted like cooked near fish

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P
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our neighborhood favorites. Good food, attentive and friendly service, kid-friendly

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Starters were very good. Linguini with clams wasnt amazingly GREAT as it was slightly dry and bland but the pasta was cooked well. Server was very good. Overall a good meal.

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this great restaurant last time we were in NYC and made it our 1st choice on this visit.
Celebrating my daughters 16th birthday with her closest friends, the manager and staff made it a very memorable dinner. The food was fantastic, suggestions given to fit the girls palate, and a celebratory Tiramisu on the house. We will e back again.

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K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this gem - great attentive staff, outstanding chef, attention to detail and quiet to have a solid business discussion without invasive neighboring tables

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AY
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Zio! I discovered it first on Instagram and saw a photo of the Gnudi and then OpenTable made it seamless to book a reservation for a nice quiet Sunday dinner. The food was mouthwatering, and the service was spectacular. Josh and the rest of the staff made it a special evening out on the town. We will definitely be back very soon!

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L
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was good, service was good, but was way too loud to have a proper conversation. We went on Thurs night.

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S
New York Area
301 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my 3rd time at Zio. You can see that the management is present and cares. There was a big group next to us and the waiters were quite occupied. Once we said something the manager was taking our order himself and everything was great! The food is very good and it’s such a pretty restaurant!

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Returned to Zio after hosting a birthday party at the restaurant in the summer. The manager Josh, gave us a very, very warm welcome and came over to our table many times to speak to us. He is a great guy and will make sure you have a good experience when dining in the restaurant. Service was impeccable and food was just as good as it was at our birthday dinner celebration. Restaurant is very nice looking and is large enough to host a group in the main dining room, or if you prefer, they have a separate dining area. I highly recommend the restaurant for lunch, brunch on the weekend, or dinner.

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great evening

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WC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This my second time here and it was even better. The service was excellent and food was everything and the price was just right!

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FL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Expected more..... Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, but food was mediocre, at best.

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f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have been to this restaurant a few times for business dinners. Always good food and easy to get a table. very friendly staff. Great place for a dinner with business friends after a long day.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff. Good food. My in-laws loved the decor of the restaurant. My daughter ate all her pasta! We had a early dinner so the restaurant was pretty empty which was nice for the grandparents.

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K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding chef as food was absolutely scrumptious. Service was impeccable. A perfect place for clients and a business discussion.

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great value with the lunch special. Appetizer, entrée and small desert for $20! Food was great as well!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh and our waiters were incredible! Took my dad and uncle out for dinner and were treated like kings and Queens. The food was incredible! From the appetizers, to the entrees, to the coffee and dessert. Amazing service and food. Will come back 20000 more times. Thank you Zio Ristorante!

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P
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite local restaurants. Food is outstanding, service is very friendly and attentive and accommodating.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for dinner with my boyfriend and not only was the food incredible but we had the best service you could ask for. The staff was amazing, and Josh made it his job to keep coming over to make sure we were happy. DEFINITELY recommend this place and we will definitely be returning. Thank you Zio Ristorante for the amazing night!

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EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ate dinner during restaurant week...really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. Would go back.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent venue for friend get together. Excellent wine selection, attentive service, and relaxed atmosphere. Good for groups.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was very attentive and accomodating. Food was quite good. My adult daughter is a bit of a picky eater and she loved her appetizer and entry. My wife and I haf the restaurant week special menu which was an excellent deal. I would come back here.

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MV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vibe is classy and lively but not overtly scene-y. Food is great and staff are very friendly and attentive. We sat in the back which at the time was a perfect, quite place to have a chat while the front of the restaurant was full and lively. A neighborhood staple for me!

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TT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. The overall place was very nice and clean. I would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a nice place when in NYC.

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r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and service excellent. I am a New Yorker so tough with reviews but Zio is a gem of a restaurant.

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