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$10 - $25
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Italian, Pizza
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APPETIZERS​
Grilled Shrimp w/ Salmon Cake
Spring greens, horseradish & red pepper aioli
7.95
Eggplant
Eggplant rounds, layered w/ fresh mozzarella, baby greens, tomatoes, pesto aioli
6.95
Toasted Ravioli
Crispy four cheese ravioli w/ a side of marinara
5.95
Beef Spiedies
Specially​ marinated beef tenderloin skewers made popular in the central New York town we originated from
6.95
PASTAS​
Homemade Angel Hair w/ Meatballs
A longtime favorite in our NY restaurant, this is a slow cooked, meat flavored sauce
8.95
Penne Vodka
Plum tomato sauce, prosciutto, garlic, vodka, cream, parmesan, herbs
9.95
Rigatoni Maria
Sautéed mushrooms, baby spinach, roasted chicken, parmesan, light cream sauce
9.95
Shrimp Capri
Shrimp, extra virgin olive oil, slivered garlic, white wine, diced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, capers
12.95
Meat Lasagna
Fresh pasta sheets layered w/ ground beef, sausage, three cheeses, meat flavored sauce
9.95
Stuffed Eggplant
Breaded eggplant rounds stuffed w/ a spinach & ricotta mix, topped w/ provolone & marinara, side of homemade fettuccine
10.95
Baked Penne
Roasted chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, prosciutto, tomato cream sauce, two cheeses
10.95
Homemade Fettuccini w/ Baby Spinach & Beans
White beans, baby spinach, parmesan broth, diced tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, slivered garlic
9.95
Spaghetti Bolognese
Originating in Bologna, Italy, a rich meat sauce w/ ground pork, ground beef, & tomato sauce
9.95
Spicy Chicken Sausage w/ Penne
Chicken sausage stuffed w/ roasted red peppers, provolone, & roasted garlic mushrooms, braised kale, tomato cream sauce
9.95
ENTREES​
Breaded Chicken Cutlet
Fresh chicken breast, pounded thin & breaded in house, served w/ lemon wedges, side of homemade fettuccine
10.95
Breaded Chicken Parmesan
Chicken cutlet, provolone & mozzarella, traditional sauce, side of homemade fettuccine
12.95
Chicken Piccata
Pan seared fresh chicken breast, white wine, capers, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, butter, over homemade angel hair, side of house vegetable
12.95
Veal Marsala
Top round veal cutlet, crimini mushrooms, marsala demi-glace, over homemade angle hair, side of house vegetable
14.95
Salmon Piccata
Pan​ seared fresh salmon, white wine, capers, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, butter, over homemade angel hair, side of house vegetable
12.95
SALADS​
Baby Arugula Salad
Grilled asparagus, slivered & glazed almonds, shaved parmesan, lemon vinaigrette
6.95
Shrimp & Spiedie Salad
Mixed salad greens, beef spiedie skewer, grilled shrimp, plum tomatoes, dried cranberries, gorgonzola crumbles, slivered & glazed almonds, house vinaigrette
10.95
Harvest Salad
Mixed greens, roasted pecans, dried cranberries, grilled asparagus, goat cheese, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze
6.95
Zio Wedge Salad
Iceberg wedge, diced tomatoes, mixed olives, crisp bacon, creamy bleu cheese & balsamic vinaigrette
6.49
Caesar Salad
Romaine, garlic croutons, shaved parmesan
3.75
5.95
Roasted Pear Salad
Mixed greens, sugar roasted pecans, gorgonzola, balsamic vinaigrette
7.95
Warm Roasted Beet & Fried Goat Cheese Salad
Fresh roasted beets, arugula, mandarin oranges, walnuts, fried goat cheese, lemon vinaigrette
6.95
Italian Chicken Salad
Mixed greens, grilled chicken breast, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, olives, shaved parmesan
8.95
House Dinner Salad
Assorted greens, tomato, cucumber, shaved parmesan, croutons
3.75
5.95
HOT PIES​
We call them ‘hot pies!’
Cheese
Duff’s original classic pie, & an upstate NY sensation for over 50 years. Thin crust, cheese blend & tomato sauce
11.00
White
Sauce free w/ fresh garlic, extra virgin olive oil, cheese blend
11.00
Naples
Our best interpretation of pizza from Naples, Italy. Chunky tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, romano, extra virgin olive oil, & fresh basil
12.00
GRILLED PIZZA​
Margarita
Tomato sauce, two cheeses, roasted garlic, fresh herbs
10.50
Sweet Italian Sausage
Roasted red peppers, tomato sauce, two cheeses, fresh herbs
12.00
Pear & Gongozala
Roasted pear, apple wood smoked bacon, gorgonzola, provolone, romano, caramelized onion, arugula
12.00
Sauteed Spinach
Marinated artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, provolone, roasted garlic, fresh herbs
11.75
DESSERT​
SIDE ITEMS​
Meatballs (2 per order)
2.50
Sauteed Spinach
3.75
Sauteed Mushrooms
3.00
Sauteed Broccoli
3.75
CHILD ITEMS​
Pasta w/ Butter or Marinara
3.00
Spaghetti Alfredo
5.00
Grilled Chicken Breast w/ Pasta
5.00
Toasted Ravioli
4.95
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

Charlotte's version of the Cheers bar of TV fame - densely populated by regulars well known by the wait staff and management - can almost make you feel like an "alien." But you'll be accepted into the "Zio Club" with your first drink order. To...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Dale S
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

We had a birthday celebration at Zio for 11 people. They were not prepared for that many people, and crushed us into a table for 8, max. So, we started off uncomfortably. Our waiter was ok, and was willing to make separate checks for each...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank A2555DRlindad
Reviewed January 19, 2019

We are new to Charlotte so we decided to try a neighborhood eatery. We've been trying a lot of places, Zio makes our first "go to". Casual atmosphere, small and well presented menu. The food was really delicious. Next time, we will try the Pizza....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Tried this for the first time a few weeks ago & really enjoyed it. Plenty of vegetarian options & local beer selections. Prices were very reasonable, portions were good & everything was very good. Nice atmosphere & some onsite parking. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
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ZioCharlotte, Owner at Zio Casual Italian, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. I'm always excited to hear feedback from "first timers", and we hope you'll soon become a "regular" as well! Cheers! -Jim Consol Owner/Operator

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Love Zios! Great Italian food and always a wonderful special or two. We go to Zios a lot and have always had a great experience with food and service! M

Date of visit: December 2018
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ZioCharlotte, Owner at Zio Casual Italian, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

We very much appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and are always thrilled to hear positive feedback. Thank you! -Jim Consol Owner/Operator

Reviewed October 16, 2018

We eat here often, have done so for years, and are never disappointed! It really is a great, casual Italian place with delicious food and good service and pricing. We seldom order outside of our favorites, the Salmon Picatta, Naples Pizza and Arugula Salad. I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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ZioCharlotte, Owner at Zio Casual Italian, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Our "regulars", like you, are one of the top motivators for all of us at Zio. Thanks so much for reviewing us, and for being a part of the Zio Casual Italian family! Cheers! -Jim Consol Owner/Operator

Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing! I had the Beans & Greens and my mom had the white pizza and we had the chocolate cake. I am in heaven!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Michele V
ZioCharlotte, Owner at Zio Casual Italian, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Cheers Michele! And thanks so much for the stellar review :) We hope to see you again soon, and often. -Jim Consol Owner/Operator

Reviewed May 26, 2017

That it took me so long to discover this place! We went with a fairly large group for my wife's birthday based on stumbling across Zio online and getting a few endorsements from friends. Everything was fantastic! The food is fresh, the serving sizes are...More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Zio C, Owner at Zio Casual Italian, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

We're so delighted that you enjoyed your first visit with us! We looking forward to seeing you and the family again very soon, and don't forget that we also offer catering and delivery! -Jim Consol Owner/Operator Zio Casual Italian

Reviewed May 24, 2017

My wife and I live in Charlotte and happen to find ourselves at Zio's before an event we were attending. Zio's is in the Myers Park area which is a really nice area of town but the beauty of this restaurant is that it is...More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Zio C, Owner at Zio Casual Italian, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thanks so much for taking time to leave us your feedback! We have a large following of "regulars" and we're always excited to be discovered by new patrons. Hope to see you again soon...Cheers! -Jim Consol Owner/Operator Zio Casual Italian

Reviewed April 30, 2017

I visited Zio Casual Italian Restaurant while in Charlotte. I ordered the homemade fettuccine with baby spinach and beans. It was a delightful dish made with baby spinach, white beans, Parmesan broth, diced tomatoes and sliced garlic. This dish had great flavor and the homemade...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Karen A
Zio C, Owner at Zio Casual Italian, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thanks so visiting us Karen! We hope to be a regular stop during your future travels to Charlotte :) -Jim Consol Owner/Operator Zio Casual Italian

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