Shop 14, Upper Ground, Hyde Square, Cnr Jan Smut Avenue; North Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, 2196 | Order now on Uber Eats +27 (0)10 110 0293


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    Zio is a little gem of an Italian restaurant, situated in the heart of upmarket Hyde Park, on a piazza that is open to Johannesburg’s starry skies.

    Whether dining al fresco or indoors in this bijou setting, patrons get to experience the warm and cosy feel of this welcoming space.

    The food is hearty Italian, with a twist to appease the specific needs of South Africans.

    Alessandro Khojane


    Because Zio is primarily a family restaurant, the tables can accommodate large groups. Sharing is not only allowed, it is encouraged at Zio.
    Here, diners can choose from a small but well thought out menu. There are five signature dishes to delight refined palates.
    • Salmon Cervice (served, unusually with an avocado sorbet)
    • Penne Alessandro (designed by and named for owner Alex)
    • Tuna salad
    • Lamb Cutlets (an absolute treat for meat lovers)
    • Nutella Cheese Cake

    This well appointed bistro environment has a special offering for discerning patrons needing privacy, or an intimate setting for a special function.
    A private dining room that overlooks a well stocked wine cellar is available for hire.

    Here, in this 8-10-seater room, patrons can order off the menu. If guests require something specific, head chef Caitlin Drake is available to work with, design and execute a special meal. This is done with wine pairing.