Z Cucina di Spirito Dublin

4.5
1015 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always. Thanks!

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JacobC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricey but good Italian, slightly modest portion sizes for the price but tasty.

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GenoaDeb
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were fantastic. We had a party of 5 and we were well taken care of. Everyone ate every morsel. I still have a piece of tiramisu I got to take home. Looking forward to it today!
Our only issue was the noise level. While I don't want to feel like I have to whisper so the next table won't hear me, neither do I want to have to raise my voice to talk across my table. some noise dampening would be helpful.

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vipBenjaminL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food and atmosphere at Z Cucina. Highly recommended.

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ShannonD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful date night! All 5-stars and we will definitely be returning. My boyfriend had the duck and I had the Chicken Parmigiana with gluten free pasta. Both great. The server was fantastic and knew his way around the food and drink menu very well. His recommendations were spot-on. So great to find and support an independently owned restaurant in the Dublin area <3

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cliffc
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Greeted warmly by the owner at the door and quickly shown to our table. Bread and appetizer were exceptional, complemented by a nice bottle of Chianti. Service was great, thanks to Gregory. Entrees were fresh, hot and very flavorful. We all enjoyed the meal.
ps I had eaten at Speck in Delaware the night before and food at Z was better!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good … service was very nice however they forgot our kids drinks until about 5 minutes before our checks and charged us..

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ElleBoogie
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service was exceptional. I would definitely visit again. Our server Kristin was excellent too.

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AbbeyW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The waitress was absolutely horrible!! Kendra c. She was rude, not helpful, short. I have never had a worse experience with a waitress. 2 people did not even leave a tip which I have never never done. Food was good.

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vipfamilyfoodies
Columbus
49 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We feel like every time we go, Z Cucina gets even better. Between us we had the risotto balls (delicate crunch on the outside and soft melty center), the beet salad (perhaps the most unique and filling beet salad ever with pistachios and brussels sprouts), the squid ink pasta with littleneck clams (my new favorite), the seasonal butternut squash pasta (completely squash-forward), the chicken parm (always a favorite) and the salmon with risotto (great portion size and perfectly cooked).

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Eric
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gregory was great! Rare to find great humans like him.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For years Z Cucina in Grandview has been my favorite restaurant in Columbus, well now add Z Cucina in Dublin at Bridge Park to the list! I love the creative and ever changing seasonal menu. The Maple Old Fashioned tastes like fall and felt like a warm cozy fire. Our waitress Madeline, was very well versed in the menu and gave us incredible suggestions for each course. And in this time of under staffed establishments, Z Cucina appeared to be running like a well oiled machine with no waiting and no excuses. Every staff member we came in contact with from the hostess to the young man filling water glasses, to Madeline, to 2 other gentlemen who checked on us throughout our meal were gracious and genuinely interested in our dining experience. I can’t say KUDOS loud enough the management, chef, kitchen staff, bar tenders, and house staff for a wonderful experience. We were on a first date and I chose Z Cucina over several other local restaurants, and half way through the meal my date looked over at me and said ‘great choice, I see what you love about this place’.
Thank you Z Cucina, and we’ll be back… often!

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vipMichelleS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Caesar salad was not your typical Caesar. Odd dressing and no croutons. Would not recommend. Meatball appetizer was delicious!

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JuliaT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Gregory was a fantastic waiter. He was very helpful in explaining the menu and made sure we got exactly what we wanted.

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NancyB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was incredible! The menu changes seasonally and the fall choices were both creative and delicious. I had the roasted cauliflower gnocchi, my husband had the Italian sausage and house ricotta tortelli, and my brother-in-law had the house sausage aglio e olio. Both were outstanding! Only complaint of the evening (and it's a small one) was, despite having a reservation, we had to wait 20 minutes for our table and then we felt a bit rushed (probably so they could get back on schedule for the next seating). Otherwise, a very good experience!

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GSpanner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another wonderful night at Z!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were frequent patrons of Z Cucina about a year ago and came in for a friend’s birthday party for the first time in several months. While the service was spectacular (Kristen was amazing), the food was severely lacking in flavor. Out of the six people in our party, only two were pleased with their entrees. I ordered the special and it was completely devoid of flavor. I will say the corn bisque was outstanding. It is my sincere hope that this was just an off night and that Z Cucina can get back on track as we have always loved this place.

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Dublin to have a nice dinner and relax. Incredible wine list and delicious cocktails, but their food has flavor on a whole other level. Absolutely one of my favorite places and the Bridge Park location is gorgeous. The service is always amazing, from the hosts/bussers to the servers, bartenders, and management. And of course the excellent chefs. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking to have a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

First, we arrived for our reservation to find the host desk trying to deal with seating a party of twenty (20), only four which were present. Seemed to be a moment of stress and chaos. It was an awkward start but could’ve been overcome by a good dinner. Second, my wife’s salmon come out rare. We’ve eaten at many restaurants cooking salmon to temperature (e.g., medium). This salmon was rare! We asked them to take it back and cook it more. When it came out it the second time it was maybe… big maybe… medium. Unfortunately, the communication broke down from there as we tried to say it wasn’t prepared to her liking. Our waiter was trying, but my observation 1) she got no support from the kitchen and 2) she got no support from the manager. We asked them to take it back and cancel the order. That was “not allowed.” Our bill was not credited in any way… no free drink, no free dessert, no reduction of salmon price, no gift card, etc. Basically, it eas sorry you didn’t like it. Also, nobody from management came to our table, although our waiter, who I believe (again, she was trying her best) talked to the manager. All seems that it could’ve been handled better, especially on a >$200 bill. I doubt we’ll go back.

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vipAnderson
Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow but our server was very friendly and accommodating.

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DawnS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gregory was a wonderful server. Food was great. Overall, a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good was good. Gregory, our server was attentive and pleasant.

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vipBuckeye91
Columbus
73 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always the food was really good!

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JeffB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. One of our 'go to' places to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Always a great time.

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Teresa
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We were in town visiting for a wedding. We read the reviews and decided to give it a chance. We were really disappointed in the overall experience. The food was average for the price and the atmosphere was not what we were looking for a place that was rated so highly. Our server Tray was very good which helped our overall review.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We had 8 guests. The area where you placed all large parties was extremely noisy. I could not understand the guests who not sitting right next to me. Can't you spread the large tables in with the small tops? Also, the fact that large tops are in a separate area that is enclosed made the problem worse.

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HungryGirl
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Acoustics were bad, so best for a small group or a couple. Our server was efficient but never smiled - must have been a bad day.

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amym
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of 6 enjoyed excellent service and food. Seating in the back room was an added bonus for ease of conversation.

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LizzS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will definitely be back!

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vipthomast
Montreal
47 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was terrific. The ambience is good, and food generally good. However, I had the salmon special, and the salmon was slightly over-cooked. My date’s goat cheese ravioli was very good.

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HarryE
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was a positive experience!

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vipKentS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Z Cucina has the best happy hour in town!

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vipJames
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Who has Duck on their menu? Well the new fall menu has it and it was delicious. The risotto and fall vegetables with it really rounded out the experience. Duck is hard to get just right but the Chef knows how at Z Cuchina!! We will be back to try out more of that fantastic menu soon. Best Italian in Franklin county.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

I was seated directly against a wall. Extremely small spaces, lots of people, loud.

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ChristieS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was delicious. Gigi, our server was wonderful…we will be back!

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vipMEND
Columbus
62 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing—friendly, talkative, interesting and interested. We had a special celebration and all employees made an effort to recognize the event and the guest of honor. Service was superb. The fried cheese appetizer was outstanding and the complimentary bread is delicious. Lasagne, Margarita pizza, Caesar salad, and chicken Parmesan were luscious. I wasn’t a huge fan of the gazpacho nor the tortelli. Both were quite spicy and the pasta has strong olives. I would stick to the other dishes. The patio is an amazing location to sit. We had the place to ourselves at 5:00 pm with a great view of the sunset. There was some noise from the street, but it was still perfect. They even offered a complimentary pizzelle to our guest of honor. It was scrumptious. What a luxurious experience. Very impressive. Thank you!!

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vipLucyM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Z Cucina and we will be going back!
Amazing, authentic, and quality food, and we received the BEST service from our waiter Gregory!!
What a wonderful evening :-)

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vipMaryanne
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and service. Our table of 5 had 5 different pastas, and several salads, and we were all very happy with our meals.

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 4.5 stars by 1015 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.