Zio Cecio

4.7
595 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.
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely service & great food!

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vipMGD1
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is a hidden gem..great neighborhood place for a date..lamb chops and carbonara pasta was great..staff friendly and Francesca, owner, super nice..

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vipJanet
Dallas
159 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable and outstanding. We love this neighborhood spot

MM
vipMichaelM
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the whole salt encrusted fish! And the focaccia Al forno.

Great meal again and again

KF
vipKaylaF
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have followed chef for 16 years and we never leave disappointed or hungry! Everything is homemade and fresh, don’t hesitate to try!

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vipLordeIngles
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, always consistent, as is the service!!!! A place to go when you want the authentic, familiar Italian cooking!

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RobinB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with fantastic food at Zio Cecio!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as we had a wide variety of different things. The lamb was fantastic. The sole was really tasty as well. Our waiter was on top of all our needs in every way and very knowledgeable. Get reservations though, the secret is out on this restaurant.

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Rice
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday get together!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere and wonderful food

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LynnG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Zio Ceccio is outstanding. There are many options for Italian food in Dallas, but this is always my go-to place! I’ve sent many friends here and they always thank me for the recommendation.

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vipGregg
Dallas
309 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Always good. See you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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5StarsYes
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zios food and service are always consistent. Great place!

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GreatSpot
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance. Our server was very helpful and provided us with great recommendations for our first time dining. We can’t wait to return!

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vipMama
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zio Cecio is a family favorite. Most outstanding food and service.

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vipElleGhee
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, attentive service with authentic delectable Italian dishes — a neighborhood gem

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Momo
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Like most italian restaurants, the food is pricy for a small bowl of pasta. It is fresh and tasty. Service was an issue this time. No host at the door, no one seemed to be managing, I had to find someone to tell them we had a reservation, no one knew which was our table, etc. When we had a last minute change (some don't know what RSVP means) & needed additional seating, the waiter's reaction was no words, just shrugged shoulders & walked off...twice. One said they were overbooked but there were empty tables the entire night. Finally I asked for someone else to wait on us who was then overwhelmed. We were patient though. There were a couple of waiters that were usually just standing around that could have helped but didn't.

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charlenea
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very stuffy, the menu was not inventive, and they managed to mess up the lasagna. It was understaffed and the waitress we had was very condescending, dismissive and rude. Very slow service. Honestly, worst dining experience my husband and I have had in a very long time. Also, was very expensive!

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vipMama
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous, as always. We had a variety of seafood, fish, lamb, chicken, pizza, and desserts! You can’t go wrong! It’s all perfectly cooked and delicious! Excellent service, food, and ambiance.

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vipKirkW
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic dining experience. Highly recommend to folks. Francesco delivers every time.

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vipMama
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new go-to restaurant, only because we discovered it just 3 weeks ago.Everything about it is fabulous! The service, ambiance, and food is all outstanding! We try new items, for us, each time. So far we’ve had calamari, focaccia bread, Osso Bucco, lasagna, bolognese spaghetti, salmon, lamb chops, penne pasta with Italian sausage, Margarita pizza, limoncello cake, and the chocolate cake. All of it has been excellent! We love this place!

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KatieB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the patio, food and service were excellent!!!

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DavidM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

My wife and I had 8:00PM reservations to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant was not crowded. From the time we sat down it became apparent that the goal of the wait staff, including our waitress Sarah, was to get us out as soon as possible. Half way through our meal, she closed the windows on the patio and turned out the candles which provided some ambiance. She was almost disappointed when we ordered a dessert. We were out by 9:00. So much for a romantic meal. While our food was good, we will not return.

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JeffO
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the entire experience! Great food, wine, service and ambiance! Can’t wait to go back!

AM
vipAliM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have the swordfish carpaccio! And the eggplant parmigiana!! And the branzino!! Omg. Everything was awesome. And the retractable roof over the patio makes a great patio experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very impressed with our overall experience, service is very big at this restaurant our waiter was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and constantly kept checking on us, food was so delicious I only gave 4 stars because on one of the dishes I had to add salt and pepper however all in all the chef deserves props for the delicious food. In conclusion it’s a good Italian spot in Dallas.

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vipRS1121
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Parents weekend - went with a group of 8 - everyone enjoyed there meals and drinks. Would go again - everyone raved

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LoriG
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We had a horrible time. The tables were way to close to each other. There was a family with 3 screaming kids. So disruptive to all the guests in the restaurant. And it went on for a hour before the parents finished and never acted like anything was wrong. Manager could have ask them quietly to remove the screaming infants so not to disturb the whole restaurant. Service was horrible. Took forever to order a drink and waited so long to actually get it brought to the table. And same for the dinner. Once we got our dinner it was totally wrong. I got a dish as well as my husband that we didn’t even order. We brought friends for the their first time and sadly they will never come back. Manager seemed very upset and tried to fix all the mess ups but it wasn’t a wonderful experience. But the food was good, despite all the mix ups.

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vipPatriciaB
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Farris has very high standards. Dinner (zuppa di pesce and pasta all’aglia e oglio) was perfect,as always. The mussels are the best in Dallas.

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terryc
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The proprietor was very rude to us when we asked for a Restaurant Week menu. He said he was not participating and did not need new patrons. He went on and on for a few minutes. I asked him if we could start over, we would like to have a pleasant evening and he finally backed off but never apologized for his nasty behavior.
Our waiter made up the difference! He was the opposite of his boss. Kind, informative and efficient. He described dishes and helped us make choices. The food was very good and all 6 of us were pleased with our meal and waiter. We enjoyed each other's company which made our evening just fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was an excellent waiter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food, the menu and prices do not correspond to that of the opentable site, but the chef satisfies the customers' requests.
Recommended for those looking for Italian cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three generation family dinner. They are mindful of our grandson’s food allergies. We can relax snd enjoy a night out.

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vipMichaelM
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always have the salt encrusted fish and it’s always great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, food was great! Owner was very nice and made sure we were taken care of throughout

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vipJimmy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian dining!!

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ESmall
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. Modest environment... Great service!

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JKJSW
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible local gem! We shared the snapper for 2, as recommended by our server Brad, and it was divine. Perfectly cooked and the vegetables accompanying it were delicious. We added a side of the gnochietti with the Texas boar ragu and finished with a slice of limoncello cake. We will certainly be back!

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Nattywatty
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible neighborhood gem. The service was wonderful and the food was out of this world. We are definitely going to be making this a regular date night and family dinner spot!

FAQs

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

Zio Cecio is rated 4.7 stars by 595 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.