Z Cucina di Spirito - Columbus

4.6
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1916 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Disappointed
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant, never disappoints!

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Kent
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is homemade. Tiramisu was best ever had. Chicken Parmigiana was plump, tender and tasty

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KristenY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING!! I am blown away by their gluten free pasta and how wonderful their red sauce is! We had a wonderful time having a family dinner there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The drinks were good. The food was subpar. Pizza was soggy and not great. I ordered a pasta dish off the specials menu and it was very ok. Overall nice inside but super overpriced for what the food is. I would no go back.

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Nicholas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food for a decent price. Would recommend to family and friends.

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sound good! And the staff were so great. We had an awesome anniversary dinner. They are taking all the right precautions during COVID as well

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vipMisc
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday and had a great experience on the patio. Will definitely be back soon!

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KittyJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and was following Covid protocols. The food was very good- the best calamari we’ve had! It was nice to sit out side and even so it was quiet and relaxing.

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NicoleP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service! Next time we will bring friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always top notch at Z! One of our favorite locally owned dinner spots.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite spots. Food is excellent and staff friendly.

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KathieS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful professional server. Happy and joyful hostess and atmosphere and food was stellar!!

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AmandaL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant experience we have ever had! The staff went out of their way to make us happy and feel comfortable. We just got engaged and we were congratulated by many of the staff. If we lived in the area, this would be a go-to spot for us!

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BillW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Simply outstanding. Thank you for making our engagement so magical!

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vipMonica
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine suggestion was fantastic! Our food was perfection and look forward to returning once again!

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RobertM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The appetizer cheese and meat was fantastic- a must have for anyone.
Dinner beautifully plated - huge servings.
Dessert delicious and great end to perfect dining experience.
We were out of town and picked a perfect setting to celebrate my birthday.
Staff very friendly and accommodating to our every need.
You won’t be disappointed with trying this restaurant.

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TomD
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great creative food and best of all I can have a conversation and not have to shout. The service could not have been better.

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vipCfoodlover
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, as always. Great food, great service, amazing ambiance!! Great spot for a quiet date night.

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Izzie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is excellent and the waitstaff is very friendly and helpful! Highly recommend this place.

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DavidB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine at this restaurant because the owner cares and the food is extremely tasty and has a nice wine list. Visited Z Cucina with my Mom. We were warmly greeted by the owner who came by our table several times to make sure that everything was wonderful and it was!! We enjoyed a great dining experience on their patio. Dining room/bar inside had a safe vibe too (tables safely distanced) although we preferred outdoor seating. The calamari app is one of the best ever! ...bolognese lasagna, shrimp diavola pasta, and house salad delish. Looking forward to our next visit and trying more items on their menu- especially their meatball app and other main entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We bring our son to OSU from Missouri and a friend from Kansas City recommended Z Cucina. We’ve dined here twice (pre-Covid and Covid) and both experiences have been outstanding! This time I started with the lemon martini made with house made limoncello and wow - I will be craving those from Missouri. My husband is a bourbon lover and he thought the bourbon with elderberry was excellent. We highly recommend the Parmesan risotto fritters to start (we had these both times they were so good), and we had the tomato Caprese to share. Our server recommended a Spanish white wine we’d never had before. My husband doesn’t love white wine but he loved this. My son and I had the swordfish and he said it was the best fish he’s ever had. My husband had the pork loin, and said he wasn’t sure which best - the pork or the ravioli it was served with. Dessert was tiramisu - a large piece to share and it was authentic! Not the whipped cream kind many restaurants buy pre-made. To top off a memorable meal, the owner came to our table to wish our son good luck at school. We will absolutely be back and highly recommend Z Cucina for a special occasion or just a delicious meal.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite if not the favorite of ours in Grandview! Love the food and staff is always friendly.

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2italy
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Columbus. They treat you like you are their best friend. Food is always outstanding!

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EricG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We ordered the smoked chicken and sweet corn ravioli and the lasagna, with calamari to start, and everything was delicious. The waiter was pleasant and the service was timely. The restaurant has a nice outdoor patio, for those who would prefer to eat outside at this time. All in all, I'd recommend it for a nice, romantic Italian meal.

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MarianneN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome! Cute patio, great service, and wonderful food!

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vipAllan
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice patio for outside dining.

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Gigi
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good service. Love the patio!

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JeffY
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time meeting Rick, who was a friendly and gracious host. Mark, our server, was nice and knowledgeable. Had the meatball, gnocchi and tortellini, all of which was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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LauraB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a pandemic going on, the outdoor patio was perfect. The server was spot on with attention to detail and the food was amazing. We wii be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Chef Jaime rocks and Scott makes the best drinks!

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. All the staff was fantastic.

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MadeleineM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining here! We both had the espresso pan roasted halibut. Delicious 😊

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Linda
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From being cheerfully greeted at the hostess desk (by the owner I believe) to the delicious chocolate mousse end the meal, a wonderful experience all around. I highly recommend the Caesar salad (unique presentation!) and the shrimp dialovo. Superb!

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JimS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mark was an excellent server always there without hovering. Apps were primo, goat cheese ravioli was good tiramisu was very good!
We’ll be back!

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vipcbustim
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, all 4 of us thought their meals were great.

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vipDavid
Columbus
67 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for a simple supper on their Tapas Tuesday night. Had a flat-bread 'pizza' each which were very good and quite filling - take home for another evening meal.
A local favorite with good food, good service and an enjoyable atmosphere. We'll be back.

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was excellent, we especially liked the small plates that we had as appetizers. Our waitress was genuinely friendly and helpful.

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MichelleH
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never less than perfect. Creative. Fresh. Unexpected.

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MelissaK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and they kept a lot of space between tables. Martinis delicious as always.

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UAtreasure
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

First time here and was really impressed
Great food good service

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 4.6 stars by 1916 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.