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Zio's Italian Kitchen in Queens

April 3, 2024

Zio's Italian Kitchen provides large portions of made-from-scratch cuisine in a casual, family-friendly environment. Their restaurants specialize in pizza, pasta and salad.

On Wednesday, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection citing low oil prices and weakness in the restaurant industry as primary factors. Their 15 locations primarily lie in Texas and Oklahoma.

Pepperoni Pizza

Queens residents know and love this local favorite for its pizzas; try Cheese Pizza to discover why this place has become such a sought-after spot! Add french fries for an additional snack option.

This casual eatery specializes in wood-fired pizza & Sicilian favorites, featuring a bar that serves beer & wine. An ideal family-friendly dining spot that also caters well for large groups.

Zio Pizza Palace & Grill has been an official Slice partner since 2020, enabling guests to order in advance and collect their food to go. Ordering ahead can make payment even simpler as credit cards can also be accepted here!

NY style crust with pizza sauce, pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, onions, green peppers and mushrooms with mozzarella cheese as the finishing touch.

Artichoke Spinach Dip

Zio's Artichoke Spinach Dip features bacon and onions with slices of chicken breast, Roma tomatoes and mozzarella cheese for a tasty topping. Our toasted garlic butter ciabatta roll completes this treat.

Creamy ricotta and Romano cheeses combined in pasta shells filled with both tomato and Alfredo sauces are topped off with mozzarella and Parmesan for an irresistibly delicious experience.

Add your pasta of choice to a 3-quart pot of boiling water and prepare according to its package instructions for best results. While your pasta cooks, prepare the dip.

Garden Salad Blend with Julienne Italian Deli Meats, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, diced Tomato, Carrots and Cucumber, Kalamata Olives Pickled Red Onions Sliced Egg and Shredded Mozzarella Cheese served with our House-Made Dressing. Please Note that This Dish contains Tree Nuts (Walnuts). All entrees include bread as a side item.

Garden Salad

Zio's Garden Salad Blend features an assortment of delicious toppings such as Italian deli meats, marinated artichoke hearts, diced tomato, carrots, cucumber, Kalamata olives, pickled red onion slices, pickled red onions slices egg slices shredded mozzarella cheese and crispy pasta chips for your enjoyment! Additionally, your choice of house-made dressing awaits!

Tomato Florentine, Pasta Fasule and Vegetable Minestrone.

Crisp romaine lettuce mixed with house-made Caesar dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese and homestyle herb croutons for an irresistibly refreshing salad experience!

Romaine lettuce and spinach combine with hot-grilled chicken slices and sun-ripened strawberries for an amazing dish, finished off with feta cheese, sugar-glazed walnuts and our house-made strawberry vinaigrette for a delightful combination. Enjoy it all alongside our grilled Italian flat bread!

Zio's Italian Kitchen is part of a chain and provides family-friendly dining, offering fresh pizza, pasta and other made-from-scratch dishes in an informal environment. Most locations are freestanding in suburban retail areas. Owned and managed by Mazzio's Corp and Food Management Partners respectively.

Chicken Parmesan

Never go wrong with this classic Italian-American dish of breaded chicken breasts covered in homemade marinara sauce and melting mozzarella cheese - you simply cannot go wrong! Enjoy restaurant quality chicken parm at home, complete with crunchy breading and melty mozzarella on top.

Start this delicious Chicken Parmesan by starting with boneless, skinless chicken breasts or cutlets pounded to approximately 1/2-inch thickness for even cooking. Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl while setting aside another bowl filled with seasoned bread crumbs (I like mixing panko and fine bread crumbs for added flavor)

Combine egg wash and bread crumb mixture before dredging each chicken breast; transfer to baking dish and spread thin layer of tomato sauce on the chicken, sprinkle one-third of Parmesan over sauce, top with half mozzarella and bake.

Italian Sausage

Zio's Italian Kitchen is a 16-unit casual restaurant chain founded by Mazzio's Corp in 1994 and managed by an affiliate of Food Management Partners LLC. All locations serve large portions of homemade Italian cuisine served freestanding or located in suburban retail areas.

Zios Italian Kitchen was among the many buffet restaurants owned by Buffets LLC to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, alongside Old Country Buffet, Ryan's and Hometown Buffet.

Crisp iceberg lettuce, garden salad blend, cucumber slices, Kalamata olives, pickled red onion, tomatoes and carrots topped with shredded mozzarella cheese and homestyle herb croutons served with your choice of dressing. Choose grilled chicken or marinated deli meat on freshly baked bread to complete this delectable feast, which comes complete with side of seasoned fries, house or Caesar salad and signature soup for a complete experience!

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