Z Cucina di Spirito Dublin

4.6
982 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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Please know that due to seating restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we are requiring a credit card to reserve a table on this special evening. Any cancellations or adjustments to party size must be made by Tuesday, December 29 at 12pm (NOON) to avoid a charge of $25 per person.

What 982 people are saying
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HarryE
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was a positive experience!

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KentS
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

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

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ChristieS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMEND
Columbus
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
9 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.

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Darby
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Z Cucina last night for our anniversary and had a wonderful time! We were greeted kindly by the owner, Rick, and our server was knowledgeable about the menu and offered great suggestions of popular items to try. Everything was delicious and we definitely recommend Z Cucina for a nice dinner in the Bridge Park area.

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vipRover
Naples
41 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have become regulars for the usual reasons … quality food, quality service, quality setting.

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DeborahC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary and had a very wonderful experience! We met Rick the owner who was very nice and helpful. Madeline our waitress was very attentive and always smiling. You could tell that she enjoyed her job. She seemed very knowledgeable about the menu and answered our questions and did not make us feel rushed. The wine list was extensive. We enjoyed a glass of Pinot grigio. We had the Chatturie board for an appetizer and the cheese selections were excellent . Our entrees were very good I had the cauliflower squash gnocchi ( great for fall) My husband had the sausage and peppers with pasta and really enjoyed the flavor of the sauce.. We will definitely be back, I cannot wait to try the lasagna it looked amazing .

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BruceR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The chef is brilliant at creating interesting dishes with a combinations of ingredients we’ve not found anywhere else. They have the standard fare too, but if you’re looking for more menu options this is the place

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Great area, but way overpriced for the mediocre food served.

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greyhoundguy
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the restaurant itself is very attractive. Our server Trey was very new to his role but did an outstanding job. He was pleasant without being intrusive and kept a very good eye on us. It was a great experience.

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vipFrankD
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there twice and had the same waiter, Gregory, each time. Both times we had fantastic service.

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Linz
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice outdoor dining and the staff was clearly interested in us. Good place for good food and great location.

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Jordan
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

For those that love the Grandview location, the Dublin one will unfortunately disappoint. The best thing here is the calamari. The mozzarella is very underwhelming.

On my most recent visit, I brought in pictures of noodle dishes that look good (from ZCucina's website) in hopes of having their waitress advise me on what to order. I somehow ended up getting the Butternut Squash Cappellacci... what I can only describe as pumpkin pie ravioli. Bad move on my part.

When the bill came, it was dropped simultaneously with our carryout bag, and a cold, "alright folks." No "have a nice night," or any customary pleasantries you'd normally get from a waiter.

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Jared
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife and my first date out after having our daughter 2 months ago. Got the MIL to watch our baby for the night so I could take her out, ended up being a Wednesday (which could really be any experience at a restaurant, not classically busy night). Host greeted us kindly, atmosphere was beautiful. First time dining here. Gregory our server was a PRO. Haven’t had that kind of service in quite a while. Food was killer, from the bread (I know, but it was outstanding) to the plates. Even brought out a little complimentary dessert for us after mentioning our first night out. Really made our week on a wednesday, and we’re excited to return soon!

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vipJames
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting new Fall menu, so many choices from Duck to Squid ink linguine and clams. Many fall favorites with butternut squash. My linguine and clams had an exquisite sauce filled with other seafood delights, best I’ve had outside of Naples. Can’t wait to go back for another entree! You can’t get finer service and ambiance in Dublin.

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MattM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my son on a guys night out. Great restaurant design. Staff extremely attentive including the owner, Rick Z. Started with delicious stuffed parmigiana risotto fritters in a slightly spicy marinara sauce--we loved them. Shared a Caesar salad that had just the right amount of dressing on it. For dinner, my son had the pasta with marinara sauce and a giant meatball--he devoured everything. I went with the house sausage aglio e olio, which was utterly delightful. The garlic bread and olive oil/garlic/marinara sauce for dipping was to die for. Finally, my son finished with the chocolate mousse--it was so good I thought he was going to lick the glass to get every morsel. I highly recommend this Italian restaurant in BridgePark.

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Jessa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night out with my boyfriend. We ended up sitting at the bar since the atmosphere was so intimate. Jordan took care of us and Everything was wonderful; drinks, appetizer, soup, salad, flatbread, pasta and service! I highly recommend the Elderflower Martini. It’s definitely a fave of mine. This was our second experience at your establishment and both times have been nothing short of amazing! We look forward to dining with you again! I’m someone who prefers to try a new place all of the time so it’s rare that I choose repeating places much but I definitely will return again soon when in the mood for Italian. Both times I’ve been in the menu has had different options and it has been awesome. Always catering to vegetarians as well which is nice for me since I don’t eat a ton of meat.

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PaigeL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. We were celebrating an anniversary. Gigi was a great server! The food was amazing. Homemade pasta was the bomb. Everything tasted super fresh. We will definitely be back!

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ChristopherW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful, very attentive. The food was exquisite - would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Friendly staff/owner. Food is ok, steak was a bit underdone and fish was raw in the thicker parts of it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old college roommates from Wittenberg University getting together for a 30 year reunion

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vipJames
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! From special orders to customizing any of their entrees, they always deliver. Our 2 first time guests were blown away by the food and our server Katherine. Each menu item was mouth watering and the house Chianti one of the best you’ll ever have. A true standout place for a great meal in Dublin.

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CasimiraF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great date night location. We had great service, great drinks, and great food.

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LorriW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Fifty cents worth of pasta for twenty dollars. Chef hasn’t put any effort into creativity. Disappointing.

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RyanK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Would eat here anytime. Kid friendly

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vipRichardO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening with friends who had never been to Z Cucina before. All of us enjoyed the risotto fritters, my favorite appetizer and the charcuterie platter with a nice glass of wine. The seafood special ( Sea Bass) was cooked to perfection and all our pastas were spot on. Thanks to owner Rick Ziliak for his gracious and welcoming service .... something he prides himself on and is apparent with all his staff.

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Prop
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A wonderful experience. Food was fantastic, server was busy but well informed and friendly. Highly recommend. Was it absolutely the best Italian food I have ever had, no, but top 10 ?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service!

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NBooth
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

My daughter's homecoming group ate dinner here on Saturday. First I am disappointed in the lack of help with the menu and helping the group understand the menu. Next, most of the group ordered the chicken Alfredo- all of the girls mentioned their chicken was undercooked, the noodles were overcooked and stuck together. One of the girls actually got sick in the restaurant restroom. They are all 14-15 years old, so all they knew to do about the situation was pay their bills, however I feel this was a terrible experience for them, they sent me photos and. videos of their food, they were very accurate about their descriptions.

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BruceL
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. The restaurant had a lot of energy. Our server, GiGi, was an absolute delight. We love this place.

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vipAnderson
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Greg was fantastic!

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TomC
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants, wish we lived closer. We had two pasta dishes w a crab cake app and Caesar salad. Service was excellent outdoor dining is the best

We will be back more often.

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sharone
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary! As always (and we’ve dined there multiple times) the evening was great!!

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vipBrentD
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a nice atmosphere with great food and thoughtful service, very well done!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was exceptional! Our waiter was so attentive and considerate of dietary restrictions. A great night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional dining experience at Z Cucina in Dublin. We love 'Meatball Monday' there! Wonderful food and thank you Kendra for fantastic service!

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vipLisa
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic dinner, food and drinks were exceptional as always! And you can never go wrong with the chocolate Mousse

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 982 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.