I can honestly sat that this is the best restaurant in Dallas, Texas. The chef is amazing, the presentation is amazing, the wait staff is cordial, attentive and knowledgeable . The most amazing thing about the menu is the Tomahawk Ribeye steak. There is no better steak in any of the chic steakhouses in this city!
We enjoyed our meal and certainly plan to return, but this visit was somewhat underwhelming. We’ve had many excellent meals there, so this one was more of an aberration.
Dinner was a big disappointment. We started with the octopus appetizer, which was chewy and totally inundated and overpowered by a heavy red sauce. We then had the lasagna and chicken entrees. The lasagna had the same red sauce, which was the main taste. The chicken was very dry, but the vegetables were tasty. This was our first visit in a couple of years, and we won't be going back.
Zio is an authentic Italian restaurant whose owner is the master chef and as a result the quality and attention to detail is always excellent.
Please put eggplant parm on menu. One of the best !!!
Appetizer was average but the main course which was pasta was outstanding. Had a reservation and arrived early, the restaurant was less than half full. Despite that, we were seated at a small table in a confined location despite several open tables which were open in the attractive patio area.
Perfect, as always. Their steak (Florentine style rib-eye or Tomahawk) beats steaks from Nick and Sam's, Al Biernet's, Bob's, etc. Their salt crusted fish is impeccable. Our favorite place.
Outstanding food and service!
Phenomenal evening with top notch service, food and ambiance. Authentic Italian, MUST have desserts! Chef is personable and greets some guests at the table.
The food is consistently good. I will continue to take out of town guests to the restaurant
Each time we've dine there there have been parties with ill behaved children. I don't blame the children, but the parents who disregard how their lack of parent managing disrupts the evening for all the other guest. Management should have enough concern for all the guest to try and ensure everyone can enjoy the evening. The next time we experience this issue, we will be leaving and won't come back, it just isn't worth the stress.
Great staff. Great food. Great wine selection. Our go-to place.
I'm not sure why, but Dallas seems to have a shortage of really good, high-end Italian restaurants. Zio Cecio aims to fix that, and Chef Francesco really is one of the best in Dallas. We opted for the Crab & Lobster Bucatini special, and the Quadratini Alla Mentuccia (Ravioli), both of which were AMAZING. Even the house salad with artichokes was great. Finally the Torta di Limone Alla Grappa (lemon sponge cake with a kick!) was a perfect end to the meal. Service was exactly on point, which was good, since we weren't really in a hurry, and our server accommodated us.
Will definitely be back. There is a veal chop with my name on it!
Unfortunately the meal orders were messed up
And after delay and even upon redelivery service by waiter was horrible
We had to grab his attention constantly
His efforts to rebound from undercooked food along with wrong orders was non existent
I think waiter is hurting your business
Also disappointing no offers for a drink or dessert after I waited with my food replacement order for my guest which was my client waiting for food food re-delivery
Heck the Maitre d had to clear our table after eating meal as we couldn’t find waiter
So very sad as I did address with waiter and he didn’t even say anything
My bill was 163 dollars
That meal should come with service at least for two people
I heard great things about restaurant and was so dissatisfied
Jeff Morris did a fantastic job! Very knowledgeable
Always good food & service.
I took my friend to Zio Cecio to celebrate her birthday. Overall, the experience was great! You valet park your vehicle (free aside from tips) and walk in. The staff was friendly and receptive. We had a reservation, though we didn't need it.
We both ordered drinks and bread as an appetizer while we waited. The server's recommendations were great! I had the Neri Alle Vongole and my friend had the Quadratini Alla Mentuccia. We both would definitely order that again! Everything tasted fresh, vibrant and authentic.
For desert we ordered creme brulee and it was far better than any we've had in a while.
Aside from the food, we weren't ever rushed to leave. The server continued to bring us water as we relaxed, finished our drinks and talked.
Food was good. Service could have been better. Server could have been more knowledgeable.
Food was excellent, had the pork chop and seafood ravioli. Calamari was different than most places, had pieces of fish mixed in and was a good. Definitely a repeat place.
Love the local neighborhood feel and the pastas are terrific too. I think Zio has the best carpaccio in DALLAS.
Try to get one of the more experienced servers. The new staff needs to learn the menu and they don’t communicate the specials well.
Great food but overall way too high a price for the small portions. Food is excellent. They should give you $34 worth of the seafood pasta. Only 5 ravioli with crab meat for $19.
This is a special gem! If you like authentic Sardinia food, then become a regular here. The owner/chef is warm, kind and very caring over his guests. The high quality of food will leave you in a state of happiness. You can see the care that has been put into the details and the training of the employees. Everyone was so nice!
This is the third time I have been to the restaurant. It will be the last. The first time, the food was generally good. The second time, the food was mediocre. This time, the food just wasn't very good, and the server could have cared less, even though he highly recommended one of the dishes we had. As an appetizer, we had the pizza with the prosciutto. The crust itself was doughy and undercooked, and cold, poor quality prosciutto was layered on top. The fettuccine bolognese was a better choice, but the pasta itself was overcooked. The waiter highly recommended the lasagna with meat sauce, but it turned out to be nothing more than a cheap blob of cheese, with no layering of pasta and void of any real meat sauce. When asked by the waiter, we told him of our opinion, but he seemed uninterested in our feedback at that point. Perhaps he was too focused on trying to steer other guests to an expensive bottle of wine as he did with us. I don't expect that much from Italian restaurants in Dallas, but Zio Cecio can't even meet the standard of mediocrity any longer.
Date night with my wife for Valentine’s Day.
Great place to have a date night or an evening with great friends and good food.
Absolutely fantastic food - so much of what we ate and drank reminded us of our honeymoon in Tuscany. The atmosphere was overall calm, sophisticated, but had wonderful music and excellent table staff. We will absolutely be returning for our wedding anniversary and whenever we crave authentic Italian (not Americanized) cuisine in the future!
It was a magical Valentines dinner thanks to Francesco Farris and his team of professional, warm and efficient wait staff.
The owner has worked hard to build this neighborhood gem.
It was Valentine's Day and our first trip to ZC.
It will not be our last.
The food was amazing
The wine was amazing
Service was good.
Only ever so slight issue was the chairs. Hard flat wood. Cushion would be great.
Absolutely delicious. My waiter was really nice and attentive. 10/10 recommend.
This place was flawless, not only In service and ambience, but the food was as authentic as you can get!! Phenomenal!! Will definitely be returning.
Love this place. Intimate setting and great food. Their Cabonara is fantastic. Everyone loved their meal.
Italian food is our "go to" and we prepare it commonly at home. We were disappointed with the special dish of the night - a pasta with shrimp. It was served in a tomato sauce that was fine but nothing amazing. And came with 5 or 6 shrimp. The cost was $31. Seriously overpriced especially given that most pastas on their menu were somewhere between $13.50 and $19.50. This dish did not warrant the price. The pizza was underwhelming too. Far too much cheese.
Your friendly, neighborhood Italian restaurant with very well executed food.
AMAZING! I felt so at home here, first time! Will definitely be back. Loved everything about this place!!
We had a terrific dinner. Everyone enjoyed their entree. The owner is very personable.
Zio Cecio is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Their fish has always been amazing and their carpaccio. When we do take the kids, they devour the pizza. Quiet and romantic yet family friendly earlier in the eve;)