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“A lovely hidden gem in Kirkwall” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zio francos' - CLOSED

Zio francos'
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating
Description: An Italian Cafe Bistro with a local twist. Telephone number is 07936 045708. They do not appear to have their own website but the URL above is taken from Local Data Search. It's a cracking wee place and deserves to be listed on tripadvisor.
Warrington, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A lovely hidden gem in Kirkwall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I had a very nice capuccino & a delicious panini (goats cheese, basil pesto & pine nuts, which was fresh & well-balanced - yum!). The atmosphere was friendly & relaxed, and I spent a lovely unhurried time there. The food is excellent - there's a good range of daily specials & a set menu, and it's very reasonably priced, consdering it's just off the main square in Kirkwall. Definitely a place I'll go back to next time I'm up in Kirkwall.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank EmaMelan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

31 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good family food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Tasty food for all the family at a price that suits the pocket of a mum with a larger than average sized brood.
Healthy food with decent sized portions in a warm window seat with no pressure to keep kids quiet .
Friendly and fast service with a few freebies added in which is always a bonus in the school holidays.
Best of the eateries we tested on our Easter travels around the cafes of kirkwall

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank mam2seven
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Toronto
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Hot Chocolate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

What a delightful place for lunch! Generous portions and tastefully served.
The hot chocolate was a meal in itself!

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank CelticMiss
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Maryland
Level Contributor
81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Gluten-free”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stopped in for lunch. The homemade soup was good and there is a wonderful selection of gluten-free products, including a number of fresh baked cakes. The hot chocolate was a work of art! The proprietor and her staff are friendly and nice.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
6 Thank KayakUSA
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“GOOD FOOD AND EXCELLENT VALUE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Have been in a few times whether just for tea and a fancy or their soup, which is always lovely. Do a very good deal of soup, sandwich, drink and fancy. Will be recommending B&B guests to try it and hoping they will be opening in the evenings during high season. Very good value and relaxing atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
5 Thank Orkney192
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