Z Cucina di Spirito - Columbus

4.5
2029 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Opening in the Fall of 2005, Z Cucina topped the list of new restaurants according to Columbus Monthly Magazine. Described as "unobtrusively chic", Z Cucina is a blend of traditional & modern Italian cuisine that also moves with ease into the realm of Mediterranean flavors. With an International Wine List married to the chef's cuisine, Z Cucina offers the rare experience of distinctive dining in a neighborhood setting.

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ReneeM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat on the patio and had great service. The fan breeze where we were seated was mildly annoying . Food was fantastic .

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very yummy dinner in their beautiful patio. We had a Saturday evening reservation, and it was a little slow getting to our table. Once we did, our waiter brought drinks and amazing bread. Our entrees were delightful, and we received a dessert for celebrating our anniversary! Wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal thoroughly enjoyed

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vipDavidG
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. This is the best restaurant in Columbus. Excellent gluten free options and accommodations. Make a reservation and enjoy!!!

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vipHoward
Columbus
95 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at Z Cucina...definitely in the top 2 Italian restaurants in Columbus. Red beet salad with Brussel, pear, apple with lemon maple vinaigrette also very good. Rissoto fritter appetizers were very yummy! We had the halibut special on a bed of risotto and spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes. Scrumptious! Always beautiful food, wait staff always knowledgeable, professional and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The team at Z Cucina made my husband’s 40th birthday a GREAT experience. Their food was truly out of this world!!

JH
vipJozefaH
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went thinking that Chef would have put a fall menu together. We were disappointed that the summer menu continued to October. My chicken parm was way undercooked and went back to be finished which put a damper on the meal. I was only comped my cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fairly relaxing place. Watermelon Mojito was AMAZING($12 though). Lighting is wonderful and decorations are inviting. Chairs are not that comfortable. Food was so good!!!!

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife there for her birthday and our anniversary. I can’t say enough about the food and the awesome staff at this location. This is one of our favorite places for special occasions!

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vipCfoodlover
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Z never disapoints! Excellent food and service - every time.

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vipPatricia
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio. Food is always excellent quality, taste, temperature & service is not rushed and stellar.

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vipJenK
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First impressions were excellent! VERY accommodating to my handicapped mother. The service was 12/10, again STELLAR. The complementary focaccia was again, INCREDIBLE. The salad with feta, greens and summer tomatoes with balsamic, very, very good. I would order again! We also had the fried cheesy risotto balls (good but I’d try something different next time), margarita pizza (yum!) and the sundried tomato and goat cheese ravioli. The sauce definitely had a nice zing to it! The pasta is made in house and I can’t say enough about the service from the hostess stand to our waiter. SUPURB!

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abby
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The risotto fritters were amazing, as well as our entrees! The entire staff was so kind and attentive and made for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food. Beautiful setting and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Well conceived, but poorly executed.

Had a halibut special that had 3 main components - a halibut filet, a crabcake, and a crab salad. First of all, why so much food? Secondly, why seafood in all 3 components? Could have easily removed one of the 3 and made it better. Or subbed out one of the 3 for a starch or vegetable and made it better.

The linguine with heirloom tomatoes was subpar. It tasted of smoke (mozzarella?) and of sickly sweet, like a jar of canned tomato sauce. It was the first week of September, so there's no reason they couldn't have made a sauce using fresh tomatoes.

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
70 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit here is delightful. Liz and Jackie take good care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, we enjoyed our meal without feeling rushed. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. We will definitely dine here again!

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DaleR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance with great service and food. I hadn't been in a while, so it was nice to return and find a great experience.

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StefS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Liz was wonderful and we got to meet the owner on our way out and thank her for the wonderful meal! I got to try a bite of serval of my party member’s meals so I tried the halibut, gluten free pasta, and chicken parm, it was all delicious! Not to mention the wine selection and desserts were all so good! I got the tiramisu, and tried the mousse and gelato too. All to die for. Cannot recommend this place enough! I’ll be back for the next special occasion :)

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vipHaroldC
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was fine. A little high on the price, but the food was well prepared.

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BradW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably our best dining experience in 10 years!! Food was amazing, greeted at the door by one of the owners, and then later the other owner stopped by our table to make sure everything was perfect. We took two of our children who are students at OSU and they loved it!! I will start doing business meetings and family gatherings here when I'm in Columbus.

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BrettB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday celebration. Service a little slow but the food was excellent.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was OUTSTANDING! That bread alone was to die for. The service was all wonderful. Our server knew we were on a date and she gave us plenty of space in between coming to our table and was still super attentive. Definitely recommend!

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
70 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Crab Arrabbiata was delightfully zesty (but watch out for the hot peppers!). Liz was excellent as always. Thank you for another memorable dinner.

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vipOhiocoalman
Las Vegas
65 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner w friends from afar. Everything was perfect. The crab arrabiatta was AMAZING.

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BLucky
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the ravioli dishes and the sun dried tomato dipping oil!

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LauraD101
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was so excited to head back to our favorite neighborhood spot - but was very disappointed. The service was lackluster (our waiter spilled very hot lasagna sauce on my dress, did not notice or apologize even after I winced a little.) The food was mediocre at best, even my Caesar Salad was kind of gross.

They were busy, which is great coming out of a pandemic, but the 4 of us in my party left very disappointed.

This was a medium well steak ….

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ElaineB
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Mark was attentive and personable. The food was wonderful and we love that they could accommodate us on the patio!

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MichaelaS
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was super fast - we were in and out within 45 minutes. Our meals were very average - not bad but I’ve had better chicken parm. I got a free chocolate mousse for my birthday! I really wanted to order tiramisu to go but the waitress brought out our check before we were ready.

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vipEmilyM
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was only ok - definitely not worth the prices. The bread was undercooked and served on top of the oil, so it soaked a lot of it up...I thought that was odd presentation. The bread typically sets the tone for the rest of the night. This was no exception.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time as a family of four. Something for everyone. Our kids loved the menu.

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JoeS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. We had this risotto fritter appetizer which was amazing - basically a mozzarella stick but in a ball filled with risotto. Caesar salad was top notch. Entrees were good but seemed to lack something in terms of seasoning. Good meal overall.

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vipPacker
Columbus
117 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Dined at 5:30pm on a Saturday, restaurant almost empty, service & food were very good but it felt like we were in a soon to be closed restaurant.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my partner here for her birthday, and I couldn’t recommend it more. Our waiter was attentive, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was incredible.

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JO238
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Z Cucina di Spirito has delicious Italian food! The atmosphere and white table cloths, completed the wonderful dinner experience!

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ErinN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Excellent service!

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MacS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for a birthday celebration meal. Had outstanding food and a wonderful waiter who took excellent care of us. The patio area was delightful.

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Birdy
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly service, quiet enough to converse with my guest. The selection of dishes makes it difficult to decide which to choose-- they all sound so good! Last night, I had peach and watermelon soup -- it was rightly flavorful and refreshing. The halibut was so subtly flavored that the mildness of the fish was not overwhelmed but enhanced. It was an enjoyable evening of fine food, good service and tasty wine (we had the Reisling). Highly recommend it!

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PamelaT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing. Served fresh and hot. Never have had a bad meal. Very worth the money.

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JenniferP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Z Cucina was amazing last night. I had the Halibut special and it was so good! My friends each got a pasta dish and said they both were amazing. We ate outside on their lovely patio. Our server was wonderful too. This is one of our regular places because the food, ambiance and service is always great!

FAQs

Z Cucina di Spirito - Columbus does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Z Cucina di Spirito - Columbus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 486-9200.

Z Cucina di Spirito - Columbus is rated 4.5 stars by 2029 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.