Zio Cecio

4.5
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478 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
What 478 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lexi
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my 4th visit to Zio Cecio and for my 33rd birthday. The Italian Manhatten was perfect as always and the food was amazing as well. They have never let us down. The staff was great and the owner made me and my family feel like family. Zio Cecio is very cozy and intimate yet lively and fun. I can’t wait to go back!

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MarieK
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Menu was different than what was online - we would not have come to the restaurant if we had known that (two of the people wanted a specific dish and it was their birthdays)
We asked for a specific table, but were told that it was reserved - it remained empty the entire two hours we were there
A whole table of noisy children were seated directly next to us
Food and service were good

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MarkR
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

The service was terrible and the food was ok at best. It told 40 min before they even took our order. Not a good experience. Won’t go back

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Rice
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service! Wonderful restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always

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vipScottS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Never a bad meal at Zio. Always good pasta and pizza. Nice wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Squid ink infused pasta with clams was delicious, and I will come back here just to have that dish! Service was spotty and there was no selection for wine by the glass, only generic no-name if you don’t purchase a bottle

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had a fabulous time at Zio Cecio the day before valentines day. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Very willing to help us find the dish that best fit our wants for that night. We both were impressed with the pasta dishes that we chose and ate every last bite!

We got a chance to meet the chef and owner, Francesco, and he was awesome! We were on our way out and thanked him for the great meal and experience. He invited us back in for a glass of wine and great conversation. We were extremely impressed by how well we were treated. We will definitely be coming back and recommending this restaurant to our friends and family.

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vipEllenbigdy
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic in all respects.

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AndresL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Real Italian food, great service, fantastic wine. I highly recommend this place

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

greatest neighborhood Italian restaurant in town. Franchesco is an amazing chef. we always bring our out of town guests here! many gluten free options (I have Celiac), warm and inviting staff and great parking.

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Maureend
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was excellent, but the service was odd. We assumed a waiter or two did not show up, and they were short-handed, they never explained why they were running behind. The Maitre de was our waiter and our busboy. Although we had reservations, there was no one at the door to greet or seat us. It then took forever for them to take our wine order. We had finished the focaccia before they even asked about wine, and then it took quite a while to get the wine to the table. The Maitre d treated us to dessert for the inconvenience but did not ask us what we wanted or if we wanted coffee or more drinks. We felt it was an odd experience overall as we were there celebrating a special occasion and did not enjoy waiting so long for our drinks. We most likely would have ordered another bottle of wine or port if only we had been asked.

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robertocusato
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and authentic Italian food with a Sardinian touch.

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vipHeinous
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The appetizer of octopus was good. The salad was also good. The salmon was average and the risotto special was bland

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DinningFT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Francesco is a great chef! This is our perfect dinner restaurant!!!

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vipKnscully
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely as usual. My veal was perfect.

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vipHSHMN
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent neighborhood Italian restaurant where you will be treated like family and treated to authentic Sardinian fare at the hand of an excellent chef-owner.

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vipKaylaF
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You feel like part of the family when you’re dining here, the food is exquisite and the service can’t be beat!

KM
vipKyleM
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

With a reservation, we were seated 30 minutes late. We were told it was because the kitchen needed to catch up. Yet, before our entrees arrived, the chef was sitting at a table having wine. The best part, the server put in the wrong order and then tried to rush a piece of salmon - it was horrible. The teardrop pasta and ragu dish was also a bland and lifeless option. The appetizers were shoved across the table and yanked away the second we were rushed with the entrees. This was our first experience and definitely our last. It felt cheap and heartless.

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JohnO
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Always a favorite

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vipErikW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Rude, Rude, Rude customer service! Took over 10 minutes to be acknowledge upon walking in. Then he sits us at a table crammed next to a wall. Very noisy environment. We walked out! Didn’t stay to have a terrible experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great service. A very nice ding experience.

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vipCarynL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Very loud with mediocre service. Food was good but not good enough to put up with the noise and waiting for the waiters. We sat for over 5 minutes waiting to give a drink order.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful dinner. We really appreciate you helping us accommodate 4 extra people on top of our ten!! Food and our waiter were perfect. Happy Holidays

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vipNana
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The owner and staff go out of their way to make sure that you and your guest have an outstanding dining experience.

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vipJoanieH
Austin
66 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great place with great food!!!!

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AC95
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food. Highly recommend!

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vipTimoteo
Dallas
66 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good fabulous as it was years ago - Francesco runs a great restaurant - service was good but waiter lacked a little personality!

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AndyB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. Great place for a special event!

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vipRice
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant! Nice place to enjoy a good meal with friends. Authentic food and a great gem.

DJ
DJM1
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been there many times and the food and service are always excellent. We had the whole fish encrusted in salt and the lamb chops. Both good choices.

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MichelleS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had not been in awhile. We sat in the closed in patio which was very quiet. They had a large wine tasting party in the main dining area. Food was great!

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vipgcdallas
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great, liked Ciopino, calamari appetizer was excellent. Pasta special was great. The wine list could use additions of less expensive choices for those who are not connoisseurs and are happy with a bottle under $30.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It would be nice if they had a few more moderately priced wines.

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vipBillS
Dallas
94 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The cioppino was outstanding. Lots of fish and the broth was very flavorful.

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phil
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

great Italian food - I will definitely go back
I recommend the calamari appetizer

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RonM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I ordered the $44 pork shank, medium rare. It was served medium well. I chose to proceed with the meal rather than wait for another serving while the 4 others with me ate their meal. It is very disappointing that such an expensive dish could not have been prepared as ordered. After several very enjoyable meals, this was the second time I have been disappointed with either the food or the service. I am hesitant to see if there might be a third strike.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have Celiac so I am very sensitive to the smallest exposure to gluten. I had the MOST amazing gluten free fried calamari & gluten free lasagna. I did not get sick! I will be going back soon!! Yum!!!

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GregoryM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the items on the Menu are outstanding. But just be honest on what you like and they will accommodate your taste. Real Italian.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Zio Cecio is very well prepared Italian food at reasonable prices considering the excellent quality of the meal. Homemade pastas, great deserts, fresh seafood. Locally owned with a genuine neighborhood feel. Service is attentive and friendly. The outdoor seating area is very comfortable. Free valet parking. Limoncello cake is out of this world!