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Zio's Ristorante

$$$$Italian, , Seafood
14 Lansdowne St, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9419 0252
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
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 16 May 2018

My sister met me for lunch during her lunch break. After almost one hour, we politely asked our waitress if our meals would be much longer because my sister had to get back to work...the chef came to our table and verbally abused us! He...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing dinner at Zio’s this evening. It was our second visit and we were not disappointed! We had a set menu which was an absolute delight. Every dish was delicious. My husband is a hungry man, so he also...More

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M A N, MA at Zio's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

YOU are too kind...and It was a pleasure meeting You... U are absolutely welcome.yours sincerely. MA

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We have dined here twice in the last month and will return before too long. Food is sophisticated and varied with complex favours and sometimes includes unusual combinations but always enjoyable. I guess the food is modern Australian/Mediterranean. Good local wine list, perhaps slightly on...More

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M A N, operator/cook at Zio's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

thanking You...yours sincerely. MA

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Since the change of management Zios has gone from strength to strength. I went with a friend last night and we had a sharing platter for starters, it was delicious. My favourite Penne Gratinate is back to it's great taste. Many thanks to the staff...More

Thank Nannaanne1
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Attended a business dinner on a Tuesday night at Zios. Chef was waiting tables on arrival as wait staff were stuck in traffic - wasnt really an issue service wise just a bit unusual. Dining area is quite small, restaurant was very quiet (too quiet?)....More

Thank Damien H
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful ambience and delicious french cuisine. Quiet and comfortable. The first time in years we haven’t had to ask/beg to have the music turned down. It was perfect at reasonable prices. Meal presentation was like art. We will be back, with many friends who’ve been...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Obviously has changed hands, extremely disappointed in food and particularly service which did not exist. For a Thursday night just before Christmas, we were the only 4 people. No longer BYO and charged $20 corkage per bottle. Did not honor Entertainment Book voucher. Would not...More

1  Thank Kaye H
Reviewed 29 November 2017 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

1  Thank Allaned
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

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12-3pm. 6pm-11pm
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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$36
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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