Zio's Italian Kitchen (Closed)

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 3 ratings

14915 North Freeway, Houston, TX 77090

(281) 872-5333
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    1 ratingAugust 17, 2015

    As of 8/17/15 this location no longer offers gluten free crust or pasta.

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2014

    Great number of options!

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2014

    We went to Zio's on Valentine's Day weekend and inspite of a packed house I can say their service was 1st class! It was prompt beginning w/ the appetizer, then main course and desert. The food was excellent and the staff very polite. We were extremely satisfied. This was our first time and we plan to go back again soon.

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    4 ratingSeptember 11, 2016

    3901 Bolger Rd, Independence, MO 64055

    Excellent gluten-free menu options. They even have a gluten free flatbread that they can substitute in place of the regular bread. The food is good and the service has been good as well.

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    5 ratingMay 22, 2016

    18030 U.S. 281, San Antonio, TX 78232

    Their GF Menu is back and I think it has a big selection and is very clear. I liked the gluten free stuffed mushrooms and the lemon chicken pasta primavera. Our server understood food allergies and communicated to the kitchen very effectively.

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    4 ratingApril 26, 2016

    10041 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

    One of the last times we ate here we ordered a pizza on the gluten free rice bread that they make. When it came out it was clearly not the gf. Our waiter was new to serving and not very knowledgeable about the gf menu..so it's unclear if the mistake was made on his end or in the kitchen. That was the only negative experience that we've had. We've even returned a few times since then and every time we have been very well taken care of. Just make sure you check that your order is gluten free! Otherwise the options are plentiful and delicious!!

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    3 ratingFebruary 13, 2016

    3901 Bolger Rd, Independence, MO 64055

    This review is based on my second experience here. My first experience there were no issues, which is why I'm rating this three stars instead of one. Quite disappointed with our experience here last night. I asked for a gluten free menu, and ordered the Caesar salad with chicken, right off the gluten free menu, but I was brought a house salad. When I stated that I had ordered the gluten free caesar salad, the runner who brought it out snapped back in a very rude tone, "the caesar salad is NOT gluten free!", I attempted to tell her that I had ordered the one on their gluten free menu, however she walked away from me as I was talking to her. I could see her talking with the chefs in front of the open kitchen, looking quite annoyed with me, then came back and mumbled that she "would tell my server for me" as she walked passed our table, not stopping to talk with me or look at me, and a few minutes later returned with my salad. The salad barely had any dressing, which was fine because my server hooked me up with extra, but there were only about four small slivers of chicken on top (way less than the previous time I had ordered it), but I didn't bother bringing that up. Our server, however was awesome, the poor girl was the only one working our section and was also the bartender, but for some reason, that runner was quite inconvenienced by me. My family really likes Zio's, and I really like that gluten free caesar salad, but I don't think I'll be back any time too soon.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2016

    10041 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

    Celiac friendly. Offer gf bread and are wise enough to know that they need separate oil if there is regular bread in the party. Love this place.

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    1 ratingSeptember 25, 2015

    12 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

    tragically, they have discontinued the gluten free menu. they used to be one of the best, now we probably won't ever go back.

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    1 ratingSeptember 07, 2015

    1249 E Kingsley St, Springfield, MO 65804

    Ok, so um. I really hate giving bad reviews. But I called the restaurant prior to visiting to ensure that when you lovely people said they could make practically anything gluten free, that they really could. The woman on the phone assured me this was the case. So imagine my surprise when we got there (by the way, the atmosphere is nice, but I also didn't feel too out of place in my traveling sweatpants) and our waitress told us that they'd recently changed sauce providers, so the only thing we could have was the marinara. Which should have been a red flag, because if you have a sauce provider, then the sauce is clearly not made in-house. And you can definitely taste the difference. So...yeah. A bit disappointing.

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    1 ratingSeptember 07, 2015

    7824 Pat Booker Rd, Live Oak, TX 78233

    Tried to eat here yesterday. Asked for GF menu when first got there and was told they no longer have GF pasta. Only thing they would be able to make me was grilled chicken and veggies. We left and went across the street to McAllister's Deli.

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    1 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    7824 Pat Booker Rd, Live Oak, TX 78233

    NO GF MENU. Corp pulled it 9-1-15

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    1 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    18030 U.S. 281, San Antonio, TX 78232

    NO GF MENU. Corp pulled it 9-1-15

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    1 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    3901 Bolger Rd, Independence, MO 64055

    Per manager they do not have anything that is gluten free. :-(

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2015

    8112 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74137

    I am Celiac and waa visiting Tulsa when I found Zios recommended on Find Me Gluten Free. This local chain is very GF conscious. One of the chefs came out and answered by questions and delivered my food. And the food was great!!!

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    1 ratingJuly 13, 2015

    6650 Corporate Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

    Loved the place pre-celiac, but after being served gluten on TWO different occasions, and having had to wait extra due to meal bring prepped with gluten on another occasion (they caught it before they brought it to my table), I won't ever go back. Not worth the risk or frustration.

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    1 ratingJuly 09, 2015

    W Ih 10, San Antonio, TX 78249

    Stopped in here recently and was told that they nixed their GF menu because some items weren't completely gluten-free. They still had the rice pasta on hand and after clarifying that it was an allergy agreed to make another dish using it. The dish itself was tasty but I was brought salad covered in croutons. Probably wouldn't visit a second time.

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    1 ratingJune 22, 2015

    18030 U.S. 281, San Antonio, TX 78232

    Why are restaurants that had gluten-free menus going away from that? Several local restaurants have stopped carrying informational menus and act like it is safer if we talk to our server. The problem is that no matter how nice or accommodating the server is, this person's knowledge may be inadequate to protect my health. What my server offered me was gluten-free pasta. The sauces? "They're all fine." Is the chicken marinated in anything? "It's breaded and then sautéed." When I told him I couldn't eat that, he seemed surprised and told me that the pasta was the main thing. This was not his fault, but the Zio's chain. Why take something away that helps us and put it on servers to be the experts? Shame on Zio's management. I had the grilled Tilapia which was very good, and it came with gluten-free pasta with no sauce. I left hungry and probably will not return.

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2015

    1249 E Kingsley St, Springfield, MO 65804

    Zio's has an amazing gluten free menu, with pastas, pizza, and flatbread! By far, my favorite restaurant in Springfield.

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    5 ratingMay 17, 2015

    3901 Bolger Rd, Independence, MO 64055

    Great gluten free menu with lots of options, including appetizers and Alfredo. Finally, I can enjoy olive oil dipping sauce again.

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    5 ratingMay 12, 2015

    20380 U.S. 59, Humble, TX 77338

    They have a huge gf menu. I've never seen so many items! They have appetizers, pastas, salads, pizzas and dessert. I did not have a reaction to any of their food. They even have gluten free flat bread for the table. I dined in during lunch time. The food came out fast and yummy.

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    5 ratingMay 05, 2015

    7824 Pat Booker Rd, Live Oak, TX 78233

    Great food. Had an appatizer and main dish was really good. I have found a place to eat out, that I know I will enjoy everytime and be able to choose something different each time if I want! Very large selection.

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2015

    4414 82nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424

    Best gluten-free menu I have seen. I would like to see more dairy-free options as well, but if you're only concerned with gluten-free, this restaurant is the place to be!

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    5 ratingApril 11, 2015

    5005 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76017

    We went to the Arlington location and the staff were amazing! Very friendly and very careful there was no cross contamination. On top of everything, the food was absolutely delicious! They brought out gluten free flat bread out for me while my husband had their house bread. Absolutely amazing experience!

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    5 ratingJanuary 19, 2015

    10041 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

    Large selection of gf items. Delicious food and they even have gf bread upon request. Only recommendation is to be clear about a gluten allergy. One day they served our son gf pasta with a few regular spaghetti noodles mixed in. Check your food when you get it!

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    4 ratingJanuary 02, 2015

    7111 S Mingo Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

    The waiter was great. He provided a double sided one page menu with lots of yummy options. The GF bread option is $2.50 extra. It was okay, better than nothing. I had the GF Greek chicken pasta, it was delicious. would definitely go back with the family.

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    5 ratingDecember 20, 2014

    20380 U.S. 59, Humble, TX 77338

    Zio's has an extensive gluten free menu. When I asked my server about some things, like if the gelato was gluten free, he tried to go get the answer and someone told him that it wasn't, but he wasn't too sure of the answer. It was plain chocolate gelato, with no cookies, so it was fine. my point is that I do agree with another reviewer's comment about the staff not being able to answer questions. However, the sheer size of their menu is good enough for me. You will not be limited to a salad or burger with no bun here!

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    1 ratingDecember 05, 2014

    1007 West University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78628

    I agree that I have had better froZen meals. got the chicken with veggies & pasta.

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    5 ratingNovember 23, 2014

    10041 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

    I love that they have a specific menu to make it easy! Also a gluten free bread option that was very tasty!

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    5 ratingOctober 30, 2014

    1249 E Kingsley St, Springfield, MO 65804

    This was a great experience and the food was yummy! The waiter, Thomas, was very attentive to the need of GF. He offered flat bread and even left the croutons off of my salad even though I forgot to ask. He also offered a separate plate for the herbs so there would be no contamination. The fact that he mentioned "contamination" was a big plus.

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    5 ratingOctober 23, 2014

    1249 E Kingsley St, Springfield, MO 65804

    Great choices on gf menu. They even have gf choices for kids too. Best thing is gf flat bread to dip in olive oil & herbs.

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    5 ratingOctober 04, 2014

    12 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

    What a great place Very Very Celiac friendly. Love it when my wife (Celiac) can enjoy the meal as much as me.

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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2014

    18030 U.S. 281, San Antonio, TX 78232

    I've been there twice. Fairly large menu. They even have a gluten free flat bread. Pasta has been great.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2014

    10041 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

    I was completely impressed by the extensive GF menu, portion size, and the fact that they just bring you GF bread right away. Great tasting food and good, knowledgeable wait staff. We will go back for sure.

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    5 ratingJuly 21, 2014

    7824 Pat Booker Rd, Live Oak, TX 78233

    DELICIOUS!!! I was so surprised by how large the gluten free menu was! It was doubled sided! And for you glutards like myself out there, you all know that is rare!! The food was outstanding. I had the stuffed mushrooms, gluten free bread with Olive oil dipping sauce, and the shrimp and prosciutto pasta. All gluten free, all amazing. My waiter was Henry and he was also just as amazing as the food! I am going home with sick tummy but not because I got glutened, I just are way too much!! Five stars all the way!!

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2014

    12 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

    This was great. They served regular bread and dipping sauce to my husband, and then I was able to order gluten free flatbread to go with my seperate dipping plate. It is the pizza crust and its flavorful and delish. They also didn't charge any extra for it. They have a seperate menu and the pizza was yummy. They cook it in a brick oven. Just have any gluten eaters keep their bread as far away from you as possible as waitstaff would come by and wave loaves in the air asking if they wanted more.

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    1 ratingJuly 09, 2014

    20380 U.S. 59, Humble, TX 77338

    The salad was not good at all. It seemed as it had been frozen. The pasta was alright but I got sick after so I will not be going back to this restaurant.

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    4 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    4414 82nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424

    Really good service,and I loved that they had more than one meals that are gf

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    4 ratingJune 06, 2014

    5005 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76017

    Amazing. Of course it's American Italian food but if you need gf it's Delish! Not smart when they put croutons on salad though. Wouldn't say celiac friendly.

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    2 ratingMay 11, 2014

    7824 Pat Booker Rd, Live Oak, TX 78233

    The skinny white male waiter sucks he needs to go and get skills on customer service. The food is good though

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    5 ratingMay 01, 2014

    7824 Pat Booker Rd, Live Oak, TX 78233

    Very extensive gluten free menu! Lots of wonderful choices! I had the Seafood Alfredo on gluten free pasta. It was delicious! Zio's will stay at the top of my list for gluten free dining!

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    5 ratingMay 01, 2014

    7824 Pat Booker Rd, Live Oak, TX 78233

    They had SO many gf options I had trouble deciding what to choose. The pasta was delicious! New fave!

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    2 ratingApril 17, 2014

    20380 U.S. 59, Humble, TX 77338

    Company I work for placed a large to go order and I ordered my separate gf entree with caesar salad, but to be picked up together. When I rcvd my food the salad had croutons in it. So I didn't have a salad. The pasta was ok. When I called manager he said he'll compensate next time I'm in but that the salads were free with entree anyway.

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2014

    6650 Corporate Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

    Wonderful gluten free pasta choices

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    5 ratingApril 05, 2014

    7111 S Mingo Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

    Loved the Chicken Alfredo! The Stuffed Mushrooms were GREAT! I really enjoyed the flat bread and seasonings with olive oil ;) wait staff was great!

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    4 ratingApril 01, 2014

    1249 E Kingsley St, Springfield, MO 65804

    I had pasta which was very good. They also have gf flat bread you can have with the meal at a slight charge. I made sure they used new water and pans for the pasta. I did not have a stomach ache or any bad feelings after :-) The waitress was very uneducated however about the gf menu and I basically had to give her a little education...I would say cross contamination could happen fairly easy but during this visit I was fine. The menu was also nice with many options.

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    5 ratingMarch 30, 2014

    7111 S Mingo Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

    I had the gluten free chicken Alfredo and it was amazing. I would most definitely eat there again.

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    5 ratingFebruary 23, 2014

    6650 Corporate Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

    Gluten free menu. Great options. Very knowledgable. Food is amazing. Can order gf bread... All family members loved it and go back every time we are in colorado springs.

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    5 ratingFebruary 02, 2014

    10041 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

    GF menu is great. Food is tasty! Flatbread was good.

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    3 ratingJanuary 25, 2014

    2035 S Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108

    Meh....the night we went the kitchen must have been spice happy. six of us order gf and that pasta was almost too to eat. we could not finish. and 2 people in our party got sick.

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    5 ratingJanuary 13, 2014

    2035 S Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108

    They seemed to do well for me. They had a nice gf menu with good options and a prety good gf pasta. they even had stuffed mushrooms!

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    4 ratingJanuary 10, 2014

    5005 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76017

    They have a very large gluten free menu. They do have gluten free rotini, flat bread doe appetizers, and gluten free pizza crust. Service is usually quick and friendly.

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    5 ratingJanuary 03, 2014

    12 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

    Good gf noodles!!


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