Food always good, would like more vegetable/salad choices. Only drawback to this restaurant is unbearable noise level. Not good for friends and talk discussions.
Food and service were outstanding !
The pasta looked good, but the fish we had was fair at best. Wine was excellent.
The food is always awesome as is the service!!
An amazing place with authentic Italian food. Everything about this restaurant is perfect.
We have visited this restaurant several times over the years. The "Sardinian" influence is proudly acknowledged. This latest visit on Saturday evening was the least favorable among our experiences there. We were seated at a table for two is along one side of the small establishment. The table is quite long and keeps a loving couple well separated. We asked to be seated at one of the empty tables that would permit us to sit more closely and enjoy a physical proximity as well as speaking in a "soto voce" manner. The request seemed reasonable since there were few customers present, it was very early (5:30 PM) and we were repeat customers. To our amazement the owner steadfastly refused which thoroughly embarrassed the waiter. The experience certainly set a poor tone to what otherwise could have been a delightful evening out. The food choices were good, not great and Dallas has an abundance of better choices. We are done with this one.
The food is exceptionally good. Authentic Italian food prepared with the best ingredients and care. The malloreddus pasta is so delicious and light at the same time. I visit many Italian restaurants but rarely I have found this level and complexity of flavor even for a simple dish. Very authentic!!!
The aged tomahawk steak is something to write home about. Better that any steak I have had in any fancy steak houses.
The owner is very friendly and sincerely caring for his guests.
I highly recommend Zio Cecio!!
Really fun, the owner Francesco was great. Really made it a special night
We went for a Saturday night birthday celebration and the food was fantastic! Service was awesome and it's a wonderful atmosphere. A little loud, but not too terrible.
Very good restaurant. The food is great and the restaurant overall y pretty nice
Fresh and fabulous
Service impeccable....nourriture moyenne....
Appetizers great, focaccia fresh but expensive, made nice exception on a dish request, casserole eggplant parm and lasagna dishes disappointing- seafood excellent
As always, the food and service at Zio Cecio was outstanding! Very good Recchia wine recommended by the steward for a reasonable price.
The food was excellent and the service was amazing.
Overall wonderful dinner
The food, SERVICE, atmosphere and wine selection was beyond amazing. Me and my family had Ana amazing time. This is the best Italian spot in the DFW area. I highly recommend it.
Zio Cecio is by far the best italain restaurant in Dallas and not only for the italian food but they also have the tomahawk steak in Texas
Such great food, and fantastic staff! I can’t think of a negative thing about the experience.
Food was very creative and thoughtful. Everything tasted good and had the right balance of flavors and spices. The presentation was precise and appealing. The menu is a little dated with a decent portion of the wine list crossed out, but that is more of a pet peeve than a serious knock. The pace of the meal was perhaps slightly slower than I would have liked, but that wasn't necessarily a bad thing either as it gave us time to talk.
The patio is a bit too casual. It's more suitable for families with young kids. The food is excellent. The one downside is the smell of sewer. I suspect it's because it rained hard the day before and it wasn't overwhelming but present nonetheless. Service was excellent.
Always delicious, always delightful.
What an amaizing dinner/celebration! The food was excellent, and the attention/service outstanding! Our favorite italian place
Wow .... simply amazing from the time I drove up , to the greeting by the owner ... Mr.Gilbert your party is waiting . We shared the octopus and it was amazing . We got the sea salt encrusted Branzino , filleted table side , amazing ! The grilled vegetables, amazing , guess you get the point , start to finish an amazing dinner. Oh and the Trio of desserts were a great way to end the evening. I will of course return , highly highly recommend them.
Great evening and how can you beat dining with Roger Staubach and Phil Romano on either side of you! Chef Francesco is the best!!
The food was ok, but nothing to write home about for us. Lasagna was just ok and not worthy of $20 price tag. Pizza was just ok too.
Wonderful, small authentic Italian restaurant. Service is excellent and food is outstanding. Homemade pasta, excellent entrees and wonderful wine list. Great place!
Excellent Italian restaurant, good food and wine. Very quite for a romantic dinner
Food was very good along with the service. It had been a while since I had been there, but met all of my expectations!
Always a great experience -excellent good and service and nice relaxed atmosphere.
Excellent as always, the table side presentation of the Fresh Branzino was Excellent.
Great regional Sardinian Wines
Great food and service - always a winner!! A favorite...
The red snapper for two was so fresh and delicious. The food here is excellent.
“Market Price “ lasagna. Really?
The service was phenomenal. Chris is an excellent bartender with great recommendations! The food is really incredible! It is always a great experience dining here!
My wife and I both had a risotto dish. Her’s was the veggie version and was bland. Mine was the seafood version and seafood didn’t taste fresh.
Ambience - odd music selection not especially conducive to a date night atmosphere.
Positive - service was good and everyone was friendly.
Great Italian food, wonderful wait staff and the best valet in the business!
I made a reservation through Open Table, and mentioned that it was for my wife’s birthday. I wanted the main dining room, and I wanted the waiter to acknowledge the birthday. We have been there many times before, and this visit was a disappointment for me. A friend asked me if I would recommend, and I did not. I have fined in the front section a few times, but find that it is not intimate, and louder than the dining room. All in all, it was not a positive experience for my wife’s birthday. Not sure I will go back.
We come to Zio Cecio every year for our anniversary and it has always impressed. Chef Cecio cooks everything fresh from scratch and all authentic Sicilian meals and it is absolutely delicious! Wait staff is top notch and the space is very warm, romantic and inviting!