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The Fountains Gisburn Road | Barrowford, Nelson BB9 8LQ, England
+44 1282 601999
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“prawns” (4 reviews)
“italian food” (5 reviews)
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Fountains Gisburn Road | Barrowford, Nelson BB9 8LQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again had a wonderful family meal. Everyone had something different and thoroughly enjoyed their choices. From Prawns to pasta, pizza and steak. Well cooked served with a smile really great.

Thank frances a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the change of management Zios is going from strength to strength. The food has returned to excellence. The staff always deliver excellent customer service.

Thank Nannaanne1
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Birthday meal for 16 of us, not been here for a few years. Overall very good, service was good, meals came out quickly. Food was tasty, cooked well, a good portion size. Would definitely go back again.

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 7 January 2018

It was indeed a pleasure to go back to my favourite Italian restaurant tonight , Franco left some months ago and was replaced by a person who in my opinion was not fit to be called manager of zios ...very rude and not the friendly...More

Thank Victor G
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We used to visit Zio's probably every other week until the new management took over ; we found the quality of food poor/menu. Last night was our first visit to Zio's in 2018. We were pleased to see that the old menu had been reintroduced....More

Thank Nannaanne1
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We only live a minutes walk from Zio's and have been a few times and always enjoyed our experience there, so we decided to book for Christmas lunch. The staff there are all very polite, the place is spotless and the food was brilliant !...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 24 December 2017

The food is generally rather poor. This is not the first time we have received fish dishes that haven't been particularly fresh. Nothing wows. If you do go your best bet is pizza. Fresher ingredients, more flavour, more seasoning and a better atmosphere needed. Try...More

Thank Wilkie87
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Visited last week for a family and friends Celebration Night . Restaurant looks tired and tables too close together. Service ok but food pretty awful. Don't want to dissect every dish but your safest option would definitely be a pizza. Pasta dishes were dried up...More

Thank barbstarkey
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I last visited here for my birthday meal with family in May and was very disappointed with the service, the food and the attitude of the manager. Today has been my first visit since then. I was greeted warmly as I hadn't been for such...More

Thank Rfield12
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Over the last couple of months we have visited Zio on various occasions, the staff are very welcoming and accommodating. Very varied menu and on each occasion I have tried a different meal and all have been of fantastic quality and plentiful. Definitely recommend.

Thank LauraAnneLancashire
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Response from Victor G | Reviewed this property |
Yes ...they have “removed” the “manager” a few weeks ago ,who replaced Carlo who went to France The two top people there now are Gerardo and Serko , top guys ..we now go back there ,it’s a great restaurant , with Giovanni... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Fountains Gisburn Road | Barrowford, Nelson BB9 8LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 601999
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