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About Zio Cecio

Zio Cecio is an Italian affair with a Sardinian twist; dine on a selection of antipasti platters, or featured pastas and risottos prepared with fresh seasonal vegetables. Or enjoy wood-fire pizzas and signature entrees featuring organic beef, lamb pork, chicken and fresh seafood accompanied by festive wines and specialty cocktails.

4615 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
West of Inwood RD

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 351-1100

Website:
http://www.ziocecio.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking.

Public Transit:
There is a Dallas dart system stop right across the street.

Executive Chef:
Francesco Farris

Private Party Facilities:
Reserve our air conditioned/heated patio or the main dinning room for private events.

Private Party Contact:
Hannah Thompson: (214) 566-5569

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zio Cecio Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Authentic (10)
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Romantic (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Casual (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Date night with my wife for Valentine’s Day.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place to have a date night or an evening with great friends and good food.

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food4
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

It was a magical Valentines dinner thanks to Francesco Farris and his team of professional, warm and efficient wait staff.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

The owner has worked hard to build this neighborhood gem.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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.
Wonderful evening
Thank you

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely delicious. My waiter was really nice and attentive. 10/10 recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Family visit

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Love this place. Intimate setting and great food. Their Cabonara is fantastic. Everyone loved their meal.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Your friendly, neighborhood Italian restaurant with very well executed food.

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food5
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 17, 2018

AMAZING! I felt so at home here, first time! Will definitely be back. Loved everything about this place!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a terrific dinner. Everyone enjoyed their entree. The owner is very personable.
Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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;)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The octopus starter, squid ink clam pasta were delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Zio Cecio is our favorite Italian restaurant in Dallas. The friendly and welcoming yet sophisticated service is rare amongst restaurants these days. What is more, the food is always delicious, fresh, and creative.

For appetizers, the focaccia bread and the calamari are the best in town. Our favorite entrees include the lasagna, the branzino, and any of the pasta dishes. For dessert, the limoncello cake is a must-have. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the fine selection of Italian wines.

We highly recommend Zio Cecio for your next Italian night out.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyable experience overall. One of Dallas' better Italian spots in a fun, vibrant setting. The $35.00 corkage fee to bring your own wine is the highest I've ever paid. Wine list itself seems overpriced with very few inexpensive selections.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent! Food and service both superb, as always! We enjoy sitting on the patio --reminds us of eating at our favorite little place outside in Venice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Too expensive and way too noisy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service.

Ordered the mussels, carbonara, and bolognase. Mussels were great. Carbonara was quite salty. Bolognase was good.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Zeo Cecio is one of our favorite Italian restaurants. The food is always good and the atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Family friendly and wonderful staff. The food is amazing every time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect date night spot. Awesome food, awesome service!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had an excellent time at Zio Cecio. The food was delicious, especially the Neri Alle Vongole (Squid ink infused spaghetti with fresh clams), which my husband ordered. I had the gnocchi, which was also very good, but luckily my husband was willing to share with me. The service was wonderful and we were not rushed, but able to spend time enjoying a lovely evening with our friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

always great service from valet , Maitre D, servers. No rushing. very nice evening catching up with friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious, freshly prepared foods. Very reasonably priced. Wait staff are attentive. Save room for dessert! Can’t wait to go back!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Zio is our favorite neighborhood restaurant--always great authentic Italian food, very efficient and friendly service, casual ambiance, and excellent wine list with some excellent Italian wines at very reasonable prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 22, 2017

One of the best meals ever! The food was absolutely amazing and the service was impeccable. My first time there but looking forward to many more!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Dallas. Excellent.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Owner Francesco's personal attention makes this place so special and worth visiting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Had a great dinner with my family.
Was together with my children but staff treated us very well and was great time there.
Want to go there again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Very nice. Extremely noisy. Hard to have a conversation without yelling.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 10, 2017

First visit and could not have been more pleased and surorised. Amazingly good food and cocktails. Friendly, fun waiter. A great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We first tried Zio Cecio now several years ago when it opened, and were impressed. We began to go back, at least initially because of the restaurant's great mid-week promotions. But gradually we began to go back because Zio Cecio was consistently a very good experience. This latest visit was no exception. We were there for a special occasion, and all three meals were quite good. Well and promptly prepared. We also had a great Sardinian wine Rocca Rubia, largely thanks to our server Jeff. And our server Jeff was simply beyond excellent. Attentive to our table's needs, intelligent in his suggestions, and just remarkably congenial and professional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great service, greater server (Jeff), great food and perfect for everyday dining, a date or a special occasion.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Noise level was beyond loud. We had to scream at each other in order to have a conversation. The glasses of wine were brought out filled with cork bits floating in them. We got new glasses brought out and they had much less cork in them but still a few bits. As far as the food, the best thing was the complimentary bread. The calamari (fritti di paranza) was like eating deep-fried squid. The breading was much too thick, and the squid itself was more chewy than normal (not the best quality, maybe why it was drenched in breading to cover up for that). The squid ink pasta (neri all vongole) was the most bland I've ever had in my life though the mussels tasted good (they didn't have clams that day, which normally is what accompanies squid ink pasta). The quadratini all mentuccia was bland and unremarkable. Finally, the crème brulee was not very good. We won't be returning.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Absolutely the best restaurant in Dallas! Great food and wonderful service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The restaurant was empty which is fine it was a weeknight but created a really lousy atmosphere for us. They were smart and set us in the outdoor enclosed patio. There was one other table with guests in the entire restaurant. The food was very expensive. We had focaccia that was as good as anywhere and carpaccio that was so thin we could barely get it off the plate without it shredding. The lasagna was ok, very salty. The drinks were good and the wine was good and the server was very nice. This restaurant is located in a great spot. There is no reason for it to be empty except for the fact that it is overpriced and has zero ambiance.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Service was excellent and food was good but nothing outstanding. What will keep me from recommending and probably going back is valet service. You're pretty much forced to use valet or park on Lovers Lane across the street. In the short (probably 50 foot) drive to park my car the attendant turned the air conditioning down to freezing and took it off automatic. He also moved the drivers seat and significantly adjusted the rear view mirrors. Wish I had checked these things before I tipped him. Guess I should be glad he didn't have to drive further.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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