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Zizzi - Manchester Spinningfields, Manchester,

Zizzi - Manchester Spinningfields

3.9
3.9
26 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
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Situated in the new financial district of Manchester a few minutes stroll away from Deansgate, Zizzi offers some of the best al fresco dining in Manchester with views overlooking the River Irwell. Even with the typical Manchester weather, we have large window walls to offer these views at any time of the year. We offer business lunch for any sized party guaranteed to get you back to the office in plenty of time.

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What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

26 Reviews
  1. ElizabethJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Although the food was delicious, we were sat next to the large glass windows looking out onto the dock which made it very cold and it wasn't a very comfortable atmosphere. Being sat at the back of the restaurant I also felt we were slightly overlooked by waiters.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I have been to Zizzi restaurants many times before and thought that this time like many others would be excellent. Having received my confirmation email I took my excited girlfriend for her very first zizzi experience. Upon arriving at the time I had booked and got specific confirmation for we were told the restaurant was closed. Now as you can imagine I was both dumbfounded and furious. If I had been told the restaurant was closing early I could have made other arrangements and would have been perfectly fine with how things transpired. Instead I turn up completely unaware booking confirmation in hand to be turned away at the door with a "sorry we're closed". I don't know how this happened but I hope it doesn't happen to anyone else.

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  3. BenG

    Manchester

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A nice place to eat. The food was very good and I thought the menu was priced very well. I liked the open kitchen as it added to the atmosphere.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    food was okay what we got, went in before a theatre show arrived at 6 only got our starters at 6.55 and when we asked how far along our mains were as we needed to leave at 7.20, this was at 7.15 I asked to be told she would check and get back to us it got to 7.20 and she hadn't come back so we cancelled our mains. very disappointed with this service and for a starter and a drink it cost us 12 pound each. service was terrible. they were under staffed. I phoned in the day before to inform them we were going to the theatre and we would need to be leaving at 7.15, spoke to a girl called Sophie she was really helpful and put a note on our booking, however the staff that night didn't look at the note and were unhelpful. will not be eating there again it spoilt our night

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I would not recommend this venue for a Saturday night for a couple. Much more for family dining.

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  6. Birmingham

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boss and staff was looking for somewhere to eat after seeing The Lion King in Manchester on 18th Jan 2015 and none of us had been to ZiZi's before so we thought we'd give them a try. Food was great, had a laugh with the staff, made us feel so welcome and even one of us was fussy with what we would like and they made up something especially for him and it was spot on! Thank you guys We'll come again for sure The group from Birmingham with the big brother voiceover haha :-)

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  7. Andy

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Food Excellent Value Service OK Would eat here again

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  8. Feefon

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I recently ate here as part of a group of 5, the staff were great especially considering 2 of our party were very late! Very friendly and on-the-ball staff; food was lovely (and a decent price). We ate inside overlooking the construction site but there are tables outside the back of the restaurant overlooking the river. Very relaxed atmosphere, would recommend to a friend.

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  9. lisajlb

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked here as a last resort as we could not get in anywhere else. I am so glad that we did, I have never been to a Zizzi before and once I knew it was a chain I did think it will be OK how wrong was I. The service was great, the waitress was funny and engaging (I have the name Ashleigh in my head). We shared a platter that was beautifully presented and tasted fab. The mains were again beautifully presented and really really good. We did leave room for desert and I have to say we were again not disappointed. Coffees were goos and served in great glasses, that may sound an odd thing to say but the glasses keep cold and the drink hot and no handle. Overall, it was fab and for £72 including a bottle of wine, excellent value

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  10. Luckylady

    Caribbean

    72 reviews

    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were running late so decided to try the Piccadilly branch for the first time. The menu has also changed since our last visit and there are a good range of new dishes plus very reasonable set price menus are also available. We both had the salmon broccoli which was well presented and was really delicious. Service was attentive and very quick. I found the only negative is that the tables are very close to each other.

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  11. Colin

    Edinburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a group booking with 30% of mains. Was sceptical that I'd get a good deal but food and service was fantastic. I would definitely recommend

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  12. Scott

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stylish restaurant, nice location, great food and SUPERB staff. A hidden gem.

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  13. Luckylady

    Caribbean

    72 reviews

    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This branch has been refurbished so looks and feels really clean and modern. It was fairly busy but the one waitress managed very well and service was surprisingly quick. My pollo & prosciutto meal was very tasty and my OH was very happy with the fish stew which was a great improvement on one I had at another branch recently. A very pleasant dining experience

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  14. Rizado

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2013

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked a table at this restaurant through Toptable and received two emails in confirmation. Upon reaching the restaurant after a 20 minute walk through Manchester we found that the restaurant was closed due to flood damage. I would like to know who was responsible for confirming our booking even though the restaurant was closed, and sending us on a wild goose chase through Manchester. Obviously the restaurant knew they were not operating, so why were Toptable not aware, there is a communication problem here. The result was a spoilt evening and another 20 minute trek to find another Zizzi restaurant.

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  15. JTiers

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Although the service was bit slow and my arrabiatta like fire, the other food was good and staff were very friendly and accommodating to our large group - even when we started singing. It's in a bit of quiet spot but we had a great time.

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  16. Helen

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2012

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Venue great Food delicious Staff and service terrible!

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  17. Luckylady

    Caribbean

    72 reviews

    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2012

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were advised before ordering that various dishes were off the menu due to a lack of certain ingredients! This was a very disappointing situation as the dish we wanted was affected but we asked if extra seafood could be used in the absence of the calamari which was accepted so a bad situation was avoided. We really enjoyed the extra prawns in our meals!

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  18. Andrew

    Yorkshire

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    good food and good athmosphere early saturday night dinner (5pm ish) getting busy enough not to feel like the only ones in the room good service. deff coming back soon

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  19. MrsTSK9

    Yorkshire

    78 reviews

    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a great time here and the food always delivers to a very good standard. Its a definate one to visit for a good value Italian.

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  20. BBLT

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had to relocate to Zizzi in the triangle as there had been a flood. Although the restaurant did telephone me beforehand so it wasn't a problem. The food was very goog and the service was even better. It was quite early on New Year's Eve and was serprisingly quite - although it was getting a bit busier by the time we left. It was the first time I have been to a Zizzi restarant and it won't be the last.

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  21. Andrew

    Yorkshire

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2011

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    restaurant was busy and service was slow, however, evening was great, food was excellent. it was good value for money and service was excellent

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  22. Luckylady

    Caribbean

    72 reviews

    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Zizzi -Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester We recently went to Zizzis on a very wet and miserable night which was then not improved by the encounter with the duty manager there (Samuel) and his very unfriendly attitude towards us which prevailed for the duration of the evening. The food was good as was the service we received from the waitress but we will not be returning to that branch in Manchester after such treatment.

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  23. JanetB

    Glasgow

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I ate at Zizzi, Spinningfields on Saturday 8th Oct with a friend. The food was very nice and the staff vvere friendly.

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  24. mdjmcr

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Rustica pizzas and one of the few places to use a wood fired oven to cook them.

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  25. Greedy

    New York City

    94 reviews

    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2011

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Zizzi, Spinningfields, Manchester – Yet again Zizzi did not fail to deliver. Great friendly service, speedy and good food. The 3 course menu is great value, we also had the Calamari... the best I have sampled in Manchester so far this year, it even beats the 'top' eateries. One minor point, the washrooms are quite far and high up from the eating area, a bit of a nightmare. That aside it's a real shame this Zizzi isn't as bustling in the evenings as it is at lunch times. Definitely recommended!

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  26. Lala30

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value (13.95 for 3 courses), service varied between staff, some exceptional and others suboptimal. One starter (pesto bread) came out with a piece already partially eaten and was immed replaced, as well as a free meal. Good if looking for low cost meal but not a stand-out.

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Google Map for Zizzi - Manchester Spinningfields

Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AN

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Castlefield
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
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