Z Cucina di Spirito Dublin

4.6
937 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Z Cucina di Spirito, you will enter a world of traditional and modern Italian cuisine that also moves with ease into the realm of Mediterranean flavors. The unique and comfortable bar and dining area is warm and inviting.

Z Cucina's menu offers flavorful and well seasoned small plates, salads and main courses. Truly a "scratch kitchen" as we make our own ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, sausage, breads and desserts. Our menu also includes our hand-made ravioli, tortolloni and fresh pastas. The restaurant features a full bar with specialties such as the Pera di Miele, Basil Gin Smash and the Blood Orange Margarita. Also offered is a well crafted, artisan wine list with gems from the various regions of Italy including Tuscany, Piedmont, Apulia and Veneto as well as the countries of Spain, France, Australia and the U.S.
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CodyB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gregory was one of the best waiters I have ever experienced in my dining experiences. Service was top tier, jokes and humor were top tier. I would come back for the sole purpose of him being my waiter again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Not sure what was going on this night..but service was horrible..7:30 reservation and didn’t get our food until over an hour later..The waitress was so nice but showed up 15
Minutes after being seated to get drink orders, 20 minutes later to get our food order, and then about a hour wait to get our food. It wasn’t busy enough for this to be occurring and I have been there enough times to know this isn’t normal. The excuse of it being short staffed is one thing..but to be basically ignored and not ha e someone communicate the extreme wait is unacceptable. Lastly, my friend had olive oil spilled in her handbag and all though didn’t want to complain about it I was so embarrassed that I recommend this place to my friends. Food was ok, over cooked chicken, over salted crab pasta dish, disgusting sausage ricotta, but great steak, veal, and Cesar salad. Overall a bad experience!! We had an amazing experience days earlier..so when there ask for Kendra!

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DanL
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dines on a busy Saturday night when the restaurant was short staffed. Our waiter, Gregory, told us they were not fully staffed and apologized ahead of time for any delays. We were in no hurry and appreciated his "heads up". The food was delicious and the wait staff was attentive to filling our water glasses. We dined outdoors and there was some noise from passing traffic & pedestrians, but not enough to spoil the atmosphere. We would certainly dine here again when we return to Columbus!

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JamieD
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Calamari was good. Pasta sauce was really sweet- tasted artificially sweet. Steak was just ok.

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RodW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit. We brought friends who are world travelers and restaurant snobs. He is a retired county restaurant inspector. When we got our calamari app he said this is the best calmari I've had !!! Maggi did a great job on the service!!
We look forward to a return visit !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! The halibut is a wonderful option! Plentiful portion of fish. The atmosphere was inviting, we sat on the patio. The restaurant was not overcrowded, so many different groups were enjoying dinner, from elegant dinner dates, after work cocktails and families!

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vipMonicaG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time here! The food was absolutely delicious. We knew the meal was going to be fantastic when the bread and oil were served. Greg was a great server- he answered all of our questions to guide us to some fantastic choices. Choosing what to order was the hardest part because the menu options all sound appetizing. We were very impressed and will be back again.

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vipSylviaD
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of ladies meeting up at Z Cucina di Spirito in Dublin to celebrate a birthday. It was the best spot to celebrate. We met for happy hour at 5pm with reservations for dinner at 6. Perfect spot to celebrate. Our waitstaff in the bar as well at our table were great. "Couldn't be better!"

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vipGreatEats
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Emily, was spot on; there when we needed her, but not "hovering". Drinks and food were superb. A favorite place.

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Foodlover20
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. Great place to dine. Loved it.

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vipPurplerose
Columbus
46 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They will call and confirm your reservation. Very busy area so arrive early to find parking. The food was excellent especially the homemade meatballs and focaccia bread. Cocktails are on the small side. Would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very busy night at Z, with service and quality of food that is always the very very best. Always enjoy a night out at Z. Best restaurant in Dublin & Grandview. Rick, Thanks for all you do to allow patrons to have an enjoyable evening!!!

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TEDW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite restaurant! Z cucina hits every mark from service to food to ambience. Don’t miss an opportunity to dine there. It will become your favorite, too!

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StephenJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with group of 8. Host and waitstaff were fantastic - accommodating and friendly. Food, cocktails excellent as usual. Recommend making reservations as they can get busy. Don't be discouraged by the charge for no-show reservations - they need to run a business after all. Thumbs up!

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RichardO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner Rick Ziliak is a welcoming and gracious host constantly circulating the dining room to ensure each guest is getting the best food and service possible. The pastas are always creative and flavorful and the seafood specials are inspired by whatever is the freshest catch available. Truly one of the best restaurants in central Ohio.

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DaveF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful experience celebrating or anniversary. The meal was excellent and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and atmosphere.

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frequentdiner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Booth in the bar was not that good. Personally felt the pasta was too thick.

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, great atmosphere. We got to speak with the owner, who was amazing to speak with and super friendly.

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vipVickieP
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Gregory n Brooke were amazing!!!

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vipJames
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the over the top Manhattan to our great server Katherine, this was an outstanding dining experience. I had the house made from scratch smoked chicken ravioli, a flavor combination with the fantastic sauce that was perfect. My date had their excellent Caesar salad which had “the best” grilled chicken ever, she proclaimed. If you looking for fine Italian dining this is the place for you. We will be back often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt and attentive service, excellent drink choices, and the food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience.

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RobinA
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails are always top notch. We had a great dinner.

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CourtneyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Great high quality Italian food. Super service

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wow! Creative great food. Outstanding service including helpful details about the food. Planning our next trip to try new menu items. Hope the cheese board is available again. Mind blowing.

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vipJaneS
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had so many great choices. The food was delicious - from the lemoncello martini to the mussels. We also ordered and loved the crab arrabbiata and the seasonal watermelon/blueberry gazpacho - sooooo good. Our waiter, Gregory, was attentive and friendly. Perfect dinner can’t wait to go back.

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JoniM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time and had a chance to chat with the manager who is juggling high demand in a difficult workforce. Kudos to the team. They are doing an excellent job keeping up!
Great food, great ambiance and wonderful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I just had my birthday dinner at Z cucina Dublin and couldn’t be happier! We sat on the patio and got a beautiful view of the sunset while enjoying our meal. The inside of the restaurant is elegant without being stuffy, with tall ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. The food was great! I struggle to find nice restaurants that have both great vegetarian and meat options and Z cucina hits the spot. Our server, Gregory was outstanding. He was friendly and prompt, with a great sense of humor. He brought all of our food out quickly without making us feel rushed, he was kind enough to take our picture for my birthday, and we had a very enjoyable conversation with him on our way out. We also spoke to the owner, Rick, who was so nice and made us feel welcome. I am excited to return again soon!

Bonus feature: there is plenty of free parking in the parking garages directly behind the restaurant

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Annie123
Columbus
42 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Z Cucina is one of my favorite restaurants in Dublin, OH. The food is excellent and the cost is reasonable. They have a great menu and do occasionally change it up.
Rick, the owner makes certain that diners are happy and he is very personally involved in the operation of the restaurant and service for the customers.

The bar is also great, has excellent wine and cocktail choices and has a great happy hour!
The ambience makes dining so pleasurable. Don't miss out on trying Z Cucina!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Todd, was AMAZING!!! (If he’s working you should definitely ask for him). It was a perfect date night where it wasn’t too expensive but the food was great. The goat cheese ravioli was fantastic and so was the appetizer bread.

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MichaelG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Don’t waste your time. Absolutely no flavor to the food. Would not return!

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JohnG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful culinary experience. Last night’s dinner was fantastic. I had the Heirloom Tomato Linguine, and it was outstanding! Every time I have dined at Z Cucina, the proprietor visits our table…nice touch! This truly is the best Italian In town!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious good, wait staff was very good and helpful. Front desk/hostess was occupied on the phone and there was a line to get in, even with reservations it was a bit annoying. Floor near front door and restrooms was sticky. Will be back because the food was delicious and cheeses were yummy!

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viphabk
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New job celebration

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ColleenM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food, delicious drinks, great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Z Cucina...it is our favorite restaurant in Bridge Park and Dublin. The food is absolutely delicious and their homemade pasta is fantastic. The service provided by Gregory is impeccable every time we are there and no matter how busy they are. I wish we could keep it as our little gem, but that would not be fair would it? Hence this review.... Z Cuccina never disappoints!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way

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Fred
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. From reservation to being seated to service (Mark) to food. Wow. Highly recommend

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vipJames
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new Summer menu is just fantastic, my perfect seared scallops melted in my mouth and the smoky risotto just nailed a flavor explosion. The summer salad with the house made feta was also a perfect companion to the house specialty drink,basil Gin smash! Todd our attentive server was also just as smashing. Plan to be there many more times to try out the other offerings like the smoked chicken ravioli!

FAQs

Z Cucina di Spirito Dublin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 916-9200.

Z Cucina di Spirito Dublin is rated 4.6 stars by 937 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.