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Zio's Pizza

Postby mrsticka » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:18 am

I've never been there before. Are they any good? If so, I hope they open one here in Lincoln someday.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby Linkin5 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:49 am

It's pretty awful pizza IMO

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby Greg S » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:20 am

I like it. Not one of my favorites in town but have never had anything bad there.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:59 pm

I don't mind it, New York style. Hard to screw up pizza.
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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby bigredmed » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:19 pm

Ordered a shrimp pizza. They cooked it with frozen shrimp that caused the dough to not cook. Little circles of uncooked dough all over the pizza. The last time I went to Zios.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:06 pm

Called ahead and ordered a large hamburger, mushroom and jalapeno pizza for carry out. When I walked in the restaurant I smelled that something had been burnt. I said to the clerk "I hope thats not my pizza that got burnt." The clerk handed me my box and laughed and said "No way we wouldn't do that to you!" When I got home and opened the box I found that my pizza was burnt black all over on the bottom of the crust. Last time I ever went to Zios.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby nativeomahan » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:43 pm

Blackened bottom pizza crusts are the norm in pizza places with wood burning ovens. That is as it is supposed to be, in fact.
I've never had a bad pizza at Zio's. But I no longer believe they are one of the city's best pizza places.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby HskrFanMike » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:55 pm

We've had Zio's delivered to work a couple of times lately, and I remarked that I hadn't been to Zio's in years.

I then remembered why I hadn't been to Zio's in years. Totino's makes a better pizza...even if it's now square.
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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby bbinks » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:40 pm

Zios has disappointed me the last couple times I was there. Burnt crumbs on the bottom. Clean the oven once in awhile.

Price wise, not worth it. $20+ for a large pie at Zios, Godfathers, Sam & Louies.... or $5 at Little Caesars. Flour, yeast, tomato sauce, and vegetables, are pretty uniform in cost. One is not using $15 in cheese and meat toppings.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby twwgigi » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:37 pm

To be honest, Zio's is no where near New York pizza. Having lived in New Jersey for some time, I find Lighthouse is actually New York style pizza. I hated Zio's.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby bigredmed » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:54 am

twwgigi wrote:To be honest, Zio's is no where near New York pizza. Having lived in New Jersey for some time, I find Lighthouse is actually New York style pizza. I hated Zio's.


Frankie's Pizza on 132 and Dodge is pretty close to the pizza I ate in Manhattan. Zio's is not close.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby Greg S » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:26 am

bigredmed wrote:
twwgigi wrote:To be honest, Zio's is no where near New York pizza. Having lived in New Jersey for some time, I find Lighthouse is actually New York style pizza. I hated Zio's.


Frankie's Pizza on 132 and Dodge is pretty close to the pizza I ate in Manhattan. Zio's is not close.


I did hear that Franks' was sold to new owners.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby bigredmed » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Greg S wrote:
bigredmed wrote:
twwgigi wrote:To be honest, Zio's is no where near New York pizza. Having lived in New Jersey for some time, I find Lighthouse is actually New York style pizza. I hated Zio's.


Frankie's Pizza on 132 and Dodge is pretty close to the pizza I ate in Manhattan. Zio's is not close.


I did hear that Franks' was sold to new owners.

Greg


Well there goes that.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:05 pm

There are so many other BETTER pizza options in Omaha..

For me, Zio's Pizza is no bueno...

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:11 pm

Wowza, reading the comments on here makes me wonder if I was drunk last time I ate Zio's pizza, and thus have a "it's not THAT bad mentality" about it.
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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby Greg S » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:59 am

MadMartin8 wrote:Wowza, reading the comments on here makes me wonder if I was drunk last time I ate Zio's pizza, and thus have a "it's not THAT bad mentality" about it.



I've always liked the pizza at Zio's. Used to eat at the one on Center about once a month it was always good. Now that I don't work out there, I don't get there as much. Frank's was good to, but I did not think it was any better.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:05 am

Greg S wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:Wowza, reading the comments on here makes me wonder if I was drunk last time I ate Zio's pizza, and thus have a "it's not THAT bad mentality" about it.



I've always liked the pizza at Zio's. Used to eat at the one on Center about once a month it was always good. Now that I don't work out there, I don't get there as much. Frank's was good to, but I did not think it was any better.

Greg



The last time I had it was at the downtown location, honestly wasn't bad, but maybe I don't have as discerning of tastes :mrgreen:
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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby swgiust » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:13 am

As a self proclaimed pizza lover and maker I offer the following humble opinion. As a reasonable priced, casual, New York style pie, Zio's is very good. Good slightly sweet sauce with a good melt on the cheese. Slightly oily (as it is supposed to be). It's hard to compare to other types of pizza, like Pitch (Neapolitan) or Mama's (American). That's like comparing Steak to Hamburger saying they are both beef. NY style pizza is street food. The small Pizza joint on the corner that sells far more slices than whole pies is where it started. So it's not high end, it's not fancy, because it's not supposed to be.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby bbinks » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:08 pm

swgiust wrote:As a self proclaimed pizza lover and maker I offer the following humble opinion. As a reasonable priced, casual, New York style pie, Zio's is very good. Good slightly sweet sauce with a good melt on the cheese. Slightly oily (as it is supposed to be). It's hard to compare to other types of pizza, like Pitch (Neapolitan) or Mama's (American). That's like comparing Steak to Hamburger saying they are both beef. NY style pizza is street food. The small Pizza joint on the corner that sells far more slices than whole pies is where it started. So it's not high end, it's not fancy, because it's not supposed to be.


It's sure priced to be high end.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby choke » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:57 pm

swgiust wrote:As a self proclaimed pizza lover and maker I offer the following humble opinion. As a reasonable priced, casual, New York style pie, Zio's is very good. Good slightly sweet sauce with a good melt on the cheese. Slightly oily (as it is supposed to be). It's hard to compare to other types of pizza, like Pitch (Neapolitan) or Mama's (American). That's like comparing Steak to Hamburger saying they are both beef. NY style pizza is street food. The small Pizza joint on the corner that sells far more slices than whole pies is where it started. So it's not high end, it's not fancy, because it's not supposed to be.


I am glad to see some positive reviews. My wife and I go to Zio's regularly. Between Zio's and Mama's. Noli's now and then if we feel like spending $30 on a pie.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby yman97 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:44 am

I also enjoy Zio's. My wife and I like different varieties of pizza so when we go to Zio's, we only order it by the slice. I certainly wouldn't call it among the best in town (that title belongs to Mangia, Pitch, and Dante's) but I feel it's better than most on this board give it credit for.

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Re: Zio's Pizza

Postby EricHaley » Tue May 09, 2017 7:58 pm

Pretty good pizza, but in my opinion, the only thing that's "New York style" is the price…


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