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Zio's Ristorante

$$$$Italian, , Seafood
14 Lansdowne St, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9419 0252
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“scallops” (16 reviews)
“duck” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Contemporary, Seafood, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
14 Lansdowne St, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here with a group of friends for our annual get together in their private room. Having been before we were expecting a great evening, not the case. We had 2 canapés which were just dumped on a table in the corner by the...More

Thank kaybee2812
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant for her birthday last year and really enjoyed it. We decided to to do the same this year. What we didn't realise was that it had changed hands. It soon became obvious that the new owners do not...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I had previously reviewed Zio's in 2015 with a fantastic 5 stars and so I was excited to go back today as a special lunch for my mother and sister. I first had concerns as our entrees were cooking as I kept hearing microwave bells...More

Thank ShaneWylie
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had a terrific lunch degustation at Zio's. The quality of the food was unbeatable. The wine list was extensive with plenty of reasonably priced choices. The service was excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank david m
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Service was top-notch despite visiting this cosy restaurant on a LivingSocial voucher for a 6-course degustation menu for Saturday dinner. We were seated next to the fireplace- perfect for a freezing Melbourne evening. Waiting staff was friendly and attentive, restaurant accommodated our dietary restriction and...More

Thank Touriz
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I used a coupon to enjoy the 6 course degustation menu at Zio's on Friday night. The restaurant is in an interesting old house tucked between larger buildings. It has a very pleasant sophisticated warm interior- there was a log fire burning...More

Thank LindsayMann
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Delicious food. Excellent service. The place was warm and inviting and quiet enough to have a proper conversation. We were not made to feel bad for staying on till quite late though everyone else had left and our waiter did his utmost to find solutions...More

Thank forgetmenono
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great atmosphere, very attentive staff and fantastic food. All 6 courses were delicious and beautifully presented. Looking forward to returning and trying different dishes,.

Thank lorraineinaus
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Dined on a Saturday night in celebration of my wife's birthday. This place has a fantastic atmosphere. The food was very high quality. While the duck and vegetable soup could have been tastier, all other meals were excellent. My wife thought the scallops were the...More

Thank Sadlad65
Reviewed 25 August 2017

My husband and I have been to this restaurant many times often bringing family and friends. Last night we had a booking for 6, we were on a voucher for a 6 course degustation. The 1st few courses were small but nice when it was...More

Thank Gianna T
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Two options available on the Valentines Day menu, the Angus beef an the famous Chocolate Soufflé. Excellent value at $80.00 per person for 3 courses.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Lansdowne St, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9419 0252
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Zio's Restaurant is a stylish and serene dining experience in the middle of East Melbourne, near the Paris end of the city. No food fads here. The cuisine at Zio Restaurant is distinctively European with a slight nod to Asia. Our award-winning restaurant has been around for 30 years now, earning numerous Chef Hats for its classy yet understated menu. Seafood Degustation and Duck Plate are feature favorites that are always in demand. But don't forget, Zio's, risotto's, homemade pasta's and steak's the Rib Eye is amazing . Finish your hearty mains with creative & tasty desserts. The Chocolate Souffle is to die for and in very high demand. For the past 9 years Zios have been owned by Chef Trieu Phan & Front of House, husband and wife team of Yacob and Cathy Khan. Yacob your Host has worked in the Restaurant Industries for 30 years in such places as Maxims, Mietta's, Le Restaurant, Chandelier Room at Menzies Rialto, L'Alouette, Enzo and Nickelby's Restaurant's to name a few. His handpicked boutique wine menu oozes an enthusiastic knowledge and passion about wine. Trieu your Head Chef background stems from such restaurants as Maxim's, Melbourne Oyster Bar, Cafe Jardin, Frenchy's and Enzo Restaurant. His passion and flair for innovative & fresh ingredients shine in his menus. Unmistakably, Zio's cuisine is for connoisseurs who love fine flavors and quality ingredients. Set that to Zio's warm and intimate ambience and you have the most sublime dining experience. Zio's is one of the most sought after dining places and function venue for weddings, parties and other events. All areas can be reserved for private functions
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