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Zio's Ristorante

#277 of 3,316 Restaurants in Melbourne
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14 Lansdowne St, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9419 0252
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since the new management team took over, Zio's it has blossomed into a superb, city fringe restaurant. Stylish ambiance with well spaced tables, this comfortable, silver service restaurant with a moderate noise level, is a destination one MUST visit. The quality of food served was well ahead of most restaurants in its price bracket with the ribeye steak and duck... More 

Thank Cherob00
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Immaculately clean was my first impression. Decor very tasteful. Staff friendly and busy. I must compliment the chief for my duck and partners perfectly cooked eye fillet steak. Although not usually a desert eater I did enjoy this following such a lovely meal. Thanks for an enjoyable evening . Keep up your great standards . Nice to see tablecloths not... More 

Thank Judith B
Melbourne, Australia
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2017

My name is Michael and I own a café/restaurant myself close by. I have been going to Zio's Ristorante for 4 years now and recently discovered it has been taken over with new management. making a reservation under new management I was reluctant to believe if the food and atmosphere might be compromised somewhat? It was a special occasion with... More 

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Matt S, Manager at Zio's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Michael, The pleasure was all ours!. I think we enjoyed your company equally in return as well as discussing food trends, exchanging concepts and industry views. We do appreciate your kind and thoughtful review, you have made us feel very proud. We are looking forward to your return. All the best with your renowned cafe - Nom Nom! More 

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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Friday night dinner for two after work. From the moment we walked in, we were made to feel welcome and valued. We were seated promptly and the menu was explained. The staff were really friendly, attentive and personable without being overbearing or intrusive. The atmosphere was relaxed and intimate. Music not too loud. The food was really tasty. I ordered... More 

Thank Owen B
Jacob137, Manager at Zio's Ristorante, responded to this review

Hello Owen, Thank you for the great review including photos and detailed description of your experience. Your feedback is reinforcing and helps us know that we are on the right track so, much appreciated! Most importantly, it was our pleasure to serve you. All the best from Team Zio's. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Was at zio's for a business lunch and pre order the chocolate souffle as my client loves this dessert. It did not disappoint. Thank you ZIO'S

Thank Lee E
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had heard very good reviews of Zios, but it was not our lucky night. Went there for my birthday dinner . Arrived to find we were the only people there. We had booked on line and the waitress said they did not have our booking as she had not checked their on line bookings. Apparently they had just re-opened a... More 

Thank counsellor2015
Newcastle, Australia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Quiet and classic service. Wonderful real food . Attention to detail and silver service. Great wine and drinks selection. Worth a visit or become a regular. Ran out of famous chocolate soufflé so we have to return 😊

Thank Margie53
Melbourne, Australia
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197 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I used to be the Chairman of an organisation that had its offices right around the corner from Zio's. The CEO and I fell into the habit of having a long lunch there each December, to talk about the year just ending and plan for the coming year. The organisation has moved, and neither the CEO nor I work there... More 

Thank Michael V
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We came to the restaurant to celebrate my friends birthday. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend the restaurant.

Thank Maria S
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I booked this Restaurant as a Birthday present for my husband, via their internet site, something I don't normally do because I like to talk to a real person, but I thought I'd try it this once. It worked really well and the team responded efficiently by both email & telephone call. I requested a window table & got it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$52
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Lansdowne St, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9419 0252
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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