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Zio Casual Italian

116 Middleton Dr, Charlotte, NC 28207 (Formerly Zio)
704.344.0100
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Ranked #313 of 1,939 restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My favorite local Italian. By far the best pizza in Charlotte. Great pasta as well! super friendly bar and wait staff and attentive owner. We feel like we are part of the family here. The garden and patio are super for al fresco dining. The garden even provides fresh produce for the restaurant.

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Binghamton, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I waited a week to post this review, to say I was disapointed with Zio is an understatement, let me begin with the fact that the family who run this restaurant come from Endicott NY and one of my favorite Italian restaurants is Consol's in Endicott which the family also owns. I was excited that they had a place in... More

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Raphael C, Manager at Zio Casual Italian, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I apologize concerning your disappointment with Zio Charlotte, we strive to bring Consol's food to Charlotte and I will share your concern with our staff to better improve our quality of service and better bring the Endicott flare to Charlotte. More

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This place is not a white table cloth italian spot but could easily compete for best italian dishes. The entire experience was great but the food was definitely the highlight. We had the lasagna which was covered in their homemade sauce. The pasta is made in house from scratch along with herbs grown right on site. They were constantly pushing... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a casual family type restaurant that has fantastic pizza's - grilled, thick crust, thin crust and many topping choices. We have been three times now and the food was great on every occasion. Service was good( place was too busy to be great) twice and poor once (newbie waitress).Quaint atmosphere yet still inviting.

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Charleston, WV
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

My Family dropped later on a Sunday evening and ate dinner. From the moment you open the door - delicious cooking aromas pull you in and served as our 1st indicator of the treat to come... Our Server Chris was prompt, polite and knowledgable about the offerings as well as eager to help us enjoy a relaxing pleasant meal. From... More

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DC Metro area
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Good food, reasonable prices, easy going atmosphere and friendly staff. The NY thin crust pizza was good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I had heard and read good reviews of this cute neighborhood joint, and waited around after a movie for the 5 pm opening, so was excited to grab an early dinner there. However, beyond the ambiance, the food missed the mark. For the $10.99 price, I expected a much better plate. Everything I had was bland - from the pinot... More

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chesapeake, oh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Found this neighborhood restaurant traveling through Charlotte. Loved the food and service, Also a great value. Specifically loved the stuffed meatloaf! We plan to return next time traveling on Interstate 77 through Charlotte.

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Corolla, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great menu, atmosphere, service and food. Went with locals and that's just what this place screams - a very popular local restaurant with a lively bar side and accommodating family side.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

From the very beginning to the very end of this visit, it was a pretty much a bad experience. The only saving grace was the food was decent and our server TRIED to be decent and the restauant was in a nice neighborhood location. I was there with a group of 5 people and we waited 5 min just for... More

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Emily E, Manager at Zio Casual Italian, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback on our service issues. I am very sorry that your first experience with us was not 100% enjoyable! As a family owned and operated establishment we strive to make all of our guests feel warmly welcomed, and that obviously was not the case during your visit. I am going to present your review... More

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