Z Cucina di Spirito - Columbus

4.5
2016 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Birdy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was highly recommended by a friend and it lived up to the recommendation. We were a table of 8 and gathering to wish a friend the best in an upcoming move. The table was perfect. We were off to the side where we had ample room at the table and could visit. We stayed for more than 2 hours and did not feel rushed at all. Most everyone ordered a different entree. Everyone was very please with their meal, lots of sharing and comparison happening. Everything, from salads, to fish, to pasta was excellent. Liz was our server. She was prompt, available, friendly, and unobtrusive. Perfect! She even helped me capture a photo of it group. I have found a new dining place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Our favorite spot in Grandview.

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bobC
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was perfect. My wife and I tried new menu items and were delighted to have found new favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening, food was excellent!

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vipHoward
Columbus
90 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Z Cucina is far and above our favorite Italian restarant in Columbus, and indeed in the top 5 of our favorite restaurants, period. We love the ambiance, the service is always top-notch, we love the wide menu choices, the great wine and cocktail selections, and the food is always scrumptious, beautifully presented. Thanks for once again providing us a top-notch dining experience!

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DaveE
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Door was delicious, service was great and the prices were not bad. The appetizers were killer. Especially liked the fritters. Compares favorably with any Italian restaurant in Columbus.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, reasonable prices

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JPauR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious, and the drinks were as well. The meal was very quick in arriving and the service we received was outstanding!

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vipBetty
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was slow initially but improved over the course of the meal. I ordered a dish with their homemade sausage which was good with the exception of being too salty. The calamari appetizer was delicious. The house chianti was quite good as well. We enjoyed sitting on the outside patio.

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Terry
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just for reference, I make it a policy to rarely if ever give five stars because that would indicate perfection, but Z Cucina would rate higher than four stars if I could. Food was delicious and creative, service was attentive, even with the labor shortage many restaurants are facing. Our server, Mark, did a great job and when he was "in the weeds" others came to help, including the owner Jackie. Every staff member we interacted with was professional and caring. We enjoyed our anniversary and will go back

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GwynneP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, relaxed ambiance. We had a lovely birthday dinner for my fiancé.

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Beckie
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect evening! Delicious food and fantastic service.

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AndyB
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing place to eat. Food was exceptional so was the service. We enjoyed every moment of it

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The bar experience was amazing and the bartender was very helpful and professional. Our server was as well making sure we were taken care of. The food was good for the most part,however, the asparagus served with my meal was not good at all. The ends hadn't been sliced and I nearly choked from the sharp edges of the hard ends. Never a good thing to happen where the meals are that expensive. Otherwise the experience was perfect.

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vipPaulaM
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and delicious food. We loved everything we had, from appetizers to desserts. We will definitely go back!

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vipNancyT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We never feel rushed when we’ve been there

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Debra
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and great service. I will go back!

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LawrenceD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, outstanding food.

Great bread/tomato/oil. Great pasta. Great dessert.

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StevenG
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a perfect evening for my wife and me. Waitress was attentive, food was great, wine was perfect, and quite relaxing for us. Would recommend to anyone! We will be back!

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VicVillagefoodie
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Excellent cheese board. Very good beet salad, but both of our pasta entrees were lacking in flavor and dripping in oil. We usually love this place but left feeling underwhelmed, especially at these prices. We will try it again, but probably not in near term.

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vipOhiocoalman
Las Vegas
58 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve eaten here plenty of times but it’s been a while. Excellent meal tonight… Caesar salad and crab cake were top notch. I went old school with chicken Parm and it was may be the most flavorful one I’ve ever had. My wife went more modern with a vegetarian pasta dish that she said tasted great. Drinks were good as well. While it’s not cheap, you certainly get a first class meal in a great setting with a good staff who care.

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, as always. Happy hour is great and dinner is even better.

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JeffP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had two excellent meals at this restaurant in the past, but this time our experience was disappointing. Crab arrabiatta was not bad, but crab was rather pulverized. Salad had nice green but needed a touch more dressing to flavor and moisten it. Dessert--called panna cotta--was nothing like. It should be a softly set, creamy white pudding with a slight wobble (sort of like Mexican flan) --but it was stiff, gummy, and brown and (flavored with with chocolate and caramel) way too sweet. Also the coffee brought to the table with dessert was lukewarm.

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vipLaurenB
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent dinner on the beautiful patio. Great service also!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and unreal food! Literally one of the top spots in Grandview, as well as Columbus!! Such a great time

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mugg
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic and inviting are the first words that come to mind. The restaurant is inviting, the servers are comfortably attentive and every serving is flavorful. The selection is diverse and the wine list has many excellent options.

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PeterD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and nice atmosphere

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ellenp
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming, lovely ambiance, delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We asked for patio...and got a table with sun pouring in.. very nice about putting shade up. Service was somewhat slow but waiter was busy ..food was wonderful thou.. ice tea was watery but not worth complaining.. food makes the experience !

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PatriciaE
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and plentiful. Highly recommend for a special evening.

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
65 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful to have Liz as a server. And enjoyed visiting with owner Jackie.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food menu with great specials every time we visit. Service is always the very best by doing everything to make our visits so very memorable! Even after 15 years of dining in Grandview & now Dublin.

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MaluJ
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great. I had a lot of fun and this was a romantic type restaurant.

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JeffreyW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As usual, we had an excellent experience at Z Cucina. The only problem was that Rick wasn't there. I hadn't been to Z or, really to anywhere for a year or more and was looking forward to seeing him. They told me he was at the Dublin Z. So, I missed him this time.
Our food was excellent and our server was good but not the usual Z high quality.
Perhaps next time I make it to Z, Rick will be there so I can say hi.
From,
Jeff Wyckoff

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vipDavidG
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Gluten free options. Best Italian restaurant in the area.

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good meal, ambience, service & experience. I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was very clean and they had all of us nicely spaced. The food was really good but definitely more of a modern Italian restaurant. We will definitely go back again. Even my 13-year-old daughter really liked it!

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 2016 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.