Farm to Tray Stories: ZIO Ristorante

Soup Kitchen Stories: 2018

Biography: Darren Berman & Roberto Manfé, Restaurateurs, ZIO Ristorante

Entrepreneur Darren Berman and Roberto Manfe unite their experiences in the hospitality business bringing their passion for great company and great food to Zio.

In May 2011 Darren and Roberto opened Zio Ristorante on 19th Street in the heart of the Flatiron District in New York City.  Zio is a distinguished dining destination delivering a lively atmosphere in a warm setting. Zio weaves seasonal ingredients into inspired culinary combinations influenced by Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant’s large bay windows give passers-by a view into the kitchen where Chef and his team exhibit their culinary talents. The interior setting serves as a backdrop for a convivial atmosphere and is enriched with an ambient glow.