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17 W. 19th St. (Fifth Ave.) Send to Phone
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Unpretentious yet nicely prepared Italian cuisine in the Flatiron District.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Zio, New York, NY

Zio Restaurant Review

: In the sea of Italian eateries in New York City’s dining landscape, this Flatiron District restaurant stands out not only because its moniker, Zio, meaning uncle, is intentionally masculine (going against the Italian love of mommas and grandmothers and aunts), but because its food is well prepared. Starter highlights include bone marrow atop a crunchy saffron cake and lamb carpaccio paired with poached pears and arugula. Still want more of that bone marrow? Then opt for the oxtail and bone marrow ravioli and you won’t be sorry. Carnivores shouldn’t skip the flavorful, ultra-tender almond-encrusted rack of lamb. Then again, there’s always the caramelized fennel tart with sambuca ice cream to compete for your taste buds’ attention. The selective wine list is, naturally, all Italian with a few affordably priced bottles and several by the glass.
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