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Zio Cecio, Dallas, TX

Zio Cecio

4.8
4.8
640 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 351-1100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Park Cities

  • Cross street

    West of Inwood RD

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking.

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

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

What 640 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas

    Italian

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  1. LR

    LR4Top

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rarely do I write a bad review and this is one of the worst experiences ever. When we first arrived, we were greeted by a friendly server. We told him that we had reservations and then all of a sudden another server took our table instead of this first server. The server who ended up serving us is Paul. Paul was very hard to read. He came across rude, unhappy, but also accommodating when we asked him questions. We did tell him that this was our first time dining there and I immediately felt unwelcome. We sat inside and we struggled to connect with Paul the waiter. Needless to say, the service was horrible. We realized after reading all of the bad reviews that this place will cater to their regular, upper-class snob customers. Even the manager was rude and didn’t even bother to stop by our table and say hello but ended up catering to an elderly family of four who looked like regulars. Service was slow from that point on. If you don’t look the part, don’t bother to come to this place. They are rude and don’t want any new customers. Save your money and go somewhere else. DO NOT EAT HERE! THIS PLACE HAS THE WORST SERVICE!
  2. SY

    5StarsYes

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always good. Warm, inviting dining room and spacious patio. Not a restaurant for very young children.
  3. AC

    AC95

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Francesco and his team are fantastic! I’ve never had a bad meal there. Highly, highly recommend!
  4. JL

    JLCM

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent evening as always. Francesco was in good spirits as usual and treated us like royalty! The food was as wonderful as ever, its our favorite place to go for Italian food!
  5. LH

    LindsayH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our absolute favorite Italian spot in town. Everything you order here is to die for and the people are wonderful!
  6. EG

    ElleGhee

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Italian cuisine at its best!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience, good food and good service for a reasonable price.
  8. MM

    MichelleM

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owner Francesco Farris has a knack for special and delicious Italian restaurants! We love coming here for the food and ambiance.
  9. RL

    RLTexas

    Dallas

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian in Dallas!!
  10. CS

    ClaireS

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We used to go to Zio Cecio often. We went last night for our 25th wedding anniversary and it was disappointing. They were short-staffed and had one waiter per room. I indicated that it was our anniversary on the reservation and it was never acknowledged. The waiter was understandably overwhelmed, but he paid excellent attention to certain tables and not others. We ordered appetizers, entrees, cocktails, a bottle of wine, and dessert. We practically had to wave our server down to get service. We also ordered a gluten-free pasta dish (boar ragu which had very little boar in it) that ended up being regular pasta. We figured it out before it was eaten. Overall, it was a disappointing experience.
  11. RB

    RobinB

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was great
  12. f

    francinem

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Zio Cecio is ALWAYS FANTASTIC! We
  13. T

    Tahoebound

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So wonderful!!!!paul, was so helpful and we were happy to be there!!!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic meal experience!! Cannot go wrong with anything on the menu and wine list has well selected diversity of wines . Francesco Ferris - il Maestro!!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely place! Fantastic food, thoughtful service, and a classy ambiance. Thank you Zio Cecio!
  16. TF

    TammyF

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Francesco has always been part of great restaurants and Zio Is no different. It’s always delicious and he has a fantastic wine list. His staff are friendly, helpful, and fun! It’s become one of our family favorites! (Great for a quiet “date night, too!”)
  17. T

    Txsingergal

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent hidden gem! All of the food is wonderful here - it is a charming spot with a nice atmosphere. Lots of regular diners here and the owner is always present and friendly. Authentic Italian dishes freshly prepared… love this place!
  18. SS

    ShannonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zio Cecio was Awesome. Great food and Service! Great attention to detail
  19. GM

    GerardoM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The service was terrible. From the moment we entered the restaurant we gave our name and our reservation, the waiter that took us to our table did not even said please follow me just assumed we were going to. The once we were seated it took them forever to give us water and then some mor time to bring the menus. At one point the manager appeared in our table and told us “under what name you had your reservation?” Which we obviously answered but he did not even have manera like “good evening” or “excuse me” … the food was ok, but I will never be back to this restaurant just for the attitude towards services.
  20. SY

    5StarsYes

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good. Great service. Warm, relaxing environment. We always take out of town guests there.
  21. JO

    JOhn

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Zio! Francesco personally ensures everything is perfect. Great food. Real, local and authentic Sicilian Italian in a neighborhood environment.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Horrible service, extremely rude server
  23. M

    Mama

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Zio Cecio was fabulous last night. Our service was top notch. We had a variety of things, calamari, caprese salad, soft shell crab, a huge & perfectly cooked pork chop, a scrumptious rib eye, salads, vegetables, pizza, chocolates cake & gelato. Oh, I forgot the spaghetti! This place has the best food. Fresh, beautifully prepared, and delicious.
  24. H

    Harv

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place. Francisco is an outstanding host. Best fish dishes than any other local Italian Restaurant. Try the salt baked fish.
  25. KG

    KimG

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great dining experience. Wonderful little Italian/Sardinian place w/an excellent menu & wine list. The food was so good & the staff was friendly & knowledgeable. I’d definitely recommend this place to my family & friends. We also enjoyed talking about Sardinias food & culture w/front man & manager Francesco. Overall a quiet place to have a wonderful experience. I’m definitely going back sooner rather than later.
  26. j

    josettec

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It is always delicious
  27. J

    Julie

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and wine. Attentive staff.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Sat on the patio with out of town company that likes this restaurant. Pleasant service and nice menu. The food is outstanding. We had a salad and three of us shared it all we wanted was a bite and it was Plenity. Next we had our entrées and small but very rich and wonderful. The lemon dessert was so incredible I can’t start to describe it. All in all wonderful
  29. B

    Babs

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service
  30. LH

    LindsayH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to spot for special occasions. It’s the best Italian food in town and Francesco is the best. I recommend this to everyone when they ask about Italian spots in town!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Pleasantly surprised by the authentic Italian cuisine! We will definitely be back! Thank you chef!
  32. H

    Harv

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Frank has a somewhat different approach to Italian and Sicilian dishes. Always something new to try. And he has the most awesome wine list I have ever seen, with very little of the usual California junk.
  33. M

    Momo

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Staff needs to learn how to treat customers as guests & not intruders. Service used to be warm & friendly but like a prior visit, service continues to be an issue. This time also the food. Waiter was annoyed & judgmental from the start. 3 of 5 dishes was over salted, chicken was dry, ravioli filling was almost non-existent. My order was wrong-ordered carbonara & got frutti de mare. Felt like the error was on purpose. I have probably sent back food twice in my life plus didn't want my guests to wait any longer so I tried it. It was so salty that it was uneatable. When waiter came back around & noticed I wasn't eating. I told him why & not what I ordered anyway. Based on other comments & behavior during service, I really think it was on purpose & he wanted to see if I knew the difference. I do & I know good service and that is not what we had during our two visits. Arrivederci Zio Cecio.
  34. RB

    RobinB

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always excellent; food, service, ambiance. Great for almost any occasion.
  36. SW

    SWalk

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We frequent this restaurant often. Food, service is always the best. One of our very favorite neighborhood restaurants.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great as always!
  38. K

    Kate

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food - amazing and hand crafted Service - top notch Ambiance - gorgeous and cozy
  39. SM

    SueM

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good high end Italian menu. We enjoy it for a neighborhood night out
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service

FAQs

Zio Cecio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 351-1100.

Zio Cecio is rated 4.8 stars by 640 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Zio Cecio

4615 West Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75209

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West of Inwood RD

  • Neighborhood

    Park Cities

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking.

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francesco Farris

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (214) 351-1100

  • 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

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