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The Fountains Gisburn Road | Barrowford, Nelson BB9 8LQ, England
+44 1282 601999
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“pasta” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Fountains Gisburn Road | Barrowford, Nelson BB9 8LQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night is busy, we had to wait 15 mins past our booking to be seated another 15 mins for order, 15 mins for starter, but when it came it was good, hot and stayed hot, main meal came hot stayed hot, my Carbonara was...More

1  Thank J S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

2 weeks ago on a Sunday evening whim, we dined at Zio's. The house red was a good choice and all seemed set for an excellent evening. Starters of Funghi di Bosco were soon served up but alas, flavours were bland with only the tomato...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Booked a table for a large party and the staff were brill everyone had a great night, food was good only thing was we waited a long time to order the food but once ordered didn't take long mussels was amazing

Thank djtjhm
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Got taken here by my two daughters which was a lovely treat. We had a variety of dishes,which all bar one were excellent( the rare one a little too rare but this was sorted). The staff were good but a tad inattentive at times.We had...More

Thank Cooch13
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We have driven past this place so many times and finally managed to get a babysitter for the night so we could give it a try. We walked in and saw two young waitresses and two older males, all of which completely ignored us. Now...More

2  Thank JaxHod1982
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We arrived quite late on Sunday evening 7 May 2017 without a reservation and no other alternative so we're grateful for the friendly welcome & were quickly found a table on the mezzanine. Service was great, 2 cold beers, breadbasket & menus arrived. We choose...More

Thank jansbox09
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We walked in, albeit early evening, but the place was empty and we've not seen that before. However, the welcome was friendly and we picked our table. All tables had crumbs on the undercloths, we asked for ours to be removed, they were simply swept...More

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We have been going to Zio's regularly for several years and have always enjoyed it, however, since the new manager started the atmosphere has changed; staff seem on edge and not as happy as usual. When we commented to the manager that one of the...More

2  Thank Melita H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Not visited here for several years. Recent visit saw severe overcrowding, understaffing and little regard for the customer. Waited a long time for the order to be taken. Food nothing special, although I have to say that customers having pizza fared better. Pasta dish was...More

2  Thank lancsfox
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

When you walk in and see the DRIED PASTA stacked up on the shelves in the kitchen it says it all. This was a birthday booking for 10 children and another 12-14 adults at 17:30. The restaurant felt understaffed and the children didn't get their...More

4  Thank Weathered83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:30
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18:00 - 23:30
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18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
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18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
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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