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Zio Casual Italian

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116 Middleton Dr, Charlotte, NC 28207-2249 (Formerly Zio)
+1 704-344-0100
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Have eaten at Zio for several years and have always had a good dining experience. They ususally offer one or two gluten free options for my wife and the cost for the value, along with the down home ambience makes it one of our favorites. They also offer take out service on any menu item. Their grilled pizza is amazing... More 

Thank John C
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a high-level recap of my visit an incredibly awful dining experience at Zio this evening. We were greeted by a server who stated her name was Pippi, (or something that sounded like this) who took our drink order. The drinks were delivered along with cold, dry, day-old bread. My guest and I both ordered appetizers, salads, and entrees.... More 

Thank Teri M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I can't believe I didn't know or try Zio until I had already lived in Charlotte for 10 years! It's authentic, real Italian, impressive pies.

Thank sprynurse1
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The food and service were excellent. Peter was attentive and very friendly. Made us happy to be there and want to go back.

Thank jhgWeston_CT
Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Zio has been our go to for Italian since we moved to Charlotte in 2007. The food is always good and I have never had a bad experience there. The grilled sausage pizza is so yummy! You can't go wrong with the angel hair and meatballs either. Staff is friendly and attentive and the portion sizes are good. The prices... More 

Thank LeslieFoodie
Aiken, South Carolina
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We were staying @ the Duke Mansion B&B & we walked to this place. The staff were so friendly & helpful. We got the GRILLED NEAPOLITAN Pizza with some veggies & it was the best we've ever tasted !!!

Thank Tourguide030
Williamsburg, Virginia
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260 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

This was our second take out visit to Zio while visiting Charlotte. The first visit was very good and the second not so much. We ordered take out and when we arrived one of the entrees was missing which was probably a good thing as the quality and the portions of the others was disappointing to say the least. Each... More 

Thank jpete
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Really enjoy the food here, reminds us of home. Favorites are grilled Margarita pizza and Salmon Piccata. Quaint atmosphere and have never had a problem getting a seat whether we had 2 or 8 people.

1 Thank Matracom
Hong Kong, China
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Every neighbourhood needs a great family-friendly restaurant, and Zio is the place for the Eastover/Myers Park area. The food is very good, and excellent value, but the real selling point is the relaxed atmosphere, where kids can run into friends, and parents can enjoy a relatively stress-free dinner. The bar area is reserved for 'grown-up' diners only - so there... More 

2 Thank winegeese
Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Zio is a great place to get flavorful Italian food at a reasonable price with a reasonably priced glass of wine or beer to accompany the food. The best part about Zio is that their food is flavorful without being overly salty and heavy. Their past dishes are outstanding. Their pizza is top notch. The grilled pizza is a special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Italian, Pizza
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Middleton Dr, Charlotte, NC 28207-2249 (Formerly Zio)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-344-0100
Looking for truly authentic Italian food in Charlotte? Zio Casual Italian is the hidden gem you've been searching for! Homemade sauces, pizza dough, pasta, and meatballs are just a few of our specialties. We use freshly picked herbs from our on-site, organic garden in nearly all of our dishes. Many of our recipes were brought over from Castiglione, Italy with our founder's grandmother, and have been passed down through generations of the Consilvio family. Join us today and enjoy one of Uncle Duff's famous 'Hot Pies' and a piece of Grandma G's Chocolate Cake!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?