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Zurlo's Bistro Italiano

4.2
4.2
176 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Zurlo's Bistro Italiano serves a mix of traditional and modern recipes. Stop in for lunch, happy hour or dinner, and enjoy the contemporary decor and friendly service. There's also an open-air deck that's ideal for enjoying the weather while you dine. Make sure to stop in during the live music shows for entertainment with your meal. Zurlo's Bistro Italiano features a variety of appetizers, such as the "That's Italian" meatballs, beef carpaccio, cheesy garlic crostinis and eggplant rollatini. There menu includes soup and salad choices, along with entrées like the gorgonzola gnocchi, penne with Bolognese and veal with pasta. Try the Zurlo's Bistro Italiano brick oven pizzas for options like the lasagna, prosciutto and arugula, chicken pesto and pizza Enzo pies. Ask about the vegetarian and gluten-free menu items for those with dietary restrictions.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (402) 884-9500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Vicki Swartz
  • Catering
    We cater to you. Just call us at 402-884-9500 for a private tasting with our Executive Chef Vicki Swartz<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Depending on your group size, Zurlo's can accommodate a private dining experience. Please contact Vicki at 402-884-9500.
  • Private party contact
    Catering: (402) 884-9500
  • Neighborhood
    West Omaha
  • Cross street
    132nd & Maple
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live Music every Thursday from 5-8pm
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 176 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience

NoiseModerate

176 Reviews
  1. Outstanding

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have lived in Omaha 10 years, this has to be the best food we have eaten in many, many years.

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  2. Chad

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lasagna and all meat pizza are the best in town, we frequent there and never once has it been leas than superb!

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  3. whynow

    Omaha

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Since the ownership change, there has been a fitful transition. Wait staff tries, but does not quite have consistency--no candle, cold bread, but cheerful disposition! Food quality is OK but not a sustaining product for success. Overall, a shaky current situation.

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  4. winesnob

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I love this place. They do need to continue to work on service. It was not busy and they still seemed rushed. At 7pm they were out of all but one special on a Saturday night. The food is incredible though.

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  5. spoibra

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've gone to Zurlos many times and I have yet to be disappointed. Their food is excellent, not too expensive and their service is good. I need to come more ofter as there are so many dishes I want to try!

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  6. RhS206

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    In spite of the mixed reviews, we gave Zurlo's a try. We were not impressed. The ambiance is probably meant to be contemporary, but it felt sterile and cold, not what I expected for a small Italian restaurant. The food in our party ranged from pretty good pizza to a pork dish that was very overcooked. The bread, usually a highlight in this type of place, was very ordinary, cold and tasteless. It was small slices served in a basket so large it was almost comical. The wine prices are quite steep. The service was outstanding, but not enough for us to give it another try. There are much better places to eat in Omaha.

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  7. mmi29

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oh my... we had some errands to run in West O and finished up with a Living Social at this restaurant. From start to finish, food and service was absolutely fantastic! We both had salads as well as entrees and look forward to coming back :)

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  8. Somanygoodeatssoliltime

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food has been rich, flavorful, and beautifully plated with every one of our visits. My husband thinks theirs is the best chicken parm he's had!

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  9. Lori

    Omaha

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had cheese bites for appetizer they were fantastic. The bread and garlic butter was so good too. My husband had chicken parm which was dry and had too much cheese on top. I had meat pizza was also dry. I would b willing to try again however...liked the atmosphere.

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  10. ItalianonFriday

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Seating - had to be moved due to cold air blowing on you - as were the next guest that were seated there. Service - Poor! Ordered a bottle of wine and was brought a single glass Informed the waitress and she delivered the bottle. It was not what we had ordered - advised the waitress. She knew and told us that they were out of the wine and this is what the bar gave her. The bread was delivered late, when we were almost done with salads which were swimming in dressing. The bolognese sauce had no flavor - tomato sauce, chunks of tough beef and basil sprinkled on top. The lasagna -lacking in meat and overwhelming with cheese which tasted like Kraft Parmesan cheese. Very disappointing. We will not return.

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  11. SASS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    we loved our food the first time - the chicken balsamico was great and my spouse had meat balls with meat sauce over noodles and it was very good. this visit we both had the chicken and it wasn't quite as good as a month ago but still good. however we ordered the bolognese and noodles to go to eat the next day and when we opened it the next day it wasn't anything like our first visit and it was absolutely terrible. so not sure if we will go back again. we had been referring friends there but now won't. too bad.

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  12. jg5509

    Miami

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    very poor service. to busy taking care of the patio. it forever to get the entree. I only saw her we she delivered a course. the restaurant was NOT very busy so that not an excuse

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  13. Breezewood

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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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  15. Tastebudo

    New York City

    100 reviews

    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  16. SidSidow

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The head chef was out on the floor checking on diners. Even had a long conversaion as we walked out the door

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  17. winesnob

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the special and it was wonderful. I love this restaurant.

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  18. Mert56

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  19. Mindbender

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was amazing and my Chicken Balsamicco was so good.

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  20. TitiMar

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for dinner last Friday. The food was good (at least our choices). Our waiter was great he provide us an amazing service.

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  21. dwolffmom

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The chicken picata was excellent. The server was friendly. The crab dip was great.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  23. foodie

    Omaha

    72 reviews

    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  24. Steve

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful place to take family and friends. Relaxing with fantastic unique dishes for everyone. Don't miss thus chance.

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  25. eatsoutoften

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  26. VickiD

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  27. Papio57

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  28. lta1

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  29. reba55

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  30. FirstTimeDiner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  31. Fremonters

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very pleased with our Italian 'find' on Saturday. We'll definitely be back.

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  32. Gina

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    One of my fav hangouts in west O. Enzo is the best, as are the owners, Steve and Lori. Love the za!

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  33. NebraskaTourist

    Omaha

    163 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The service was great and we enjoyed the music.

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  34. Buzz

    Omaha

    42 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening, great food. Plentiful dishes, braised pork was amazing.

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  36. tonia

    Grand Rapids

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to Zurlo's several time, always excellent food and excellent service. Very consistent.

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  37. FoodSnooty

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All of the pasta is homemade and excellent flavor. Got to try the meatball appetizer!

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  38. kcbart

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Music was great but way too loud. Couldn't carry on conversation.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  40. MBandJB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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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Zurlo's Bistro Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 884-9500.

Zurlo's Bistro Italiano is rated 4.2 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

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13110 Birch Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68164

Additional information

  • Cross street
    132nd & Maple
  • Neighborhood
    West Omaha
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Vicki Swartz
  • Entertainment
    Live Music every Thursday from 5-8pm
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (402) 884-9500
  • Catering
    We cater to you. Just call us at 402-884-9500 for a private tasting with our Executive Chef Vicki Swartz<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Depending on your group size, Zurlo's can accommodate a private dining experience. Please contact Vicki at 402-884-9500.
  • Private party contact
    Catering: (402) 884-9500
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