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About Z Cucina di spirito

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.

1368 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
3rd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 486-9200

Website:
http://www.zcucina.com/

Catering:
Z Cucina runs a daily catering operation to business's throughout the Columbus Metropolitan area. We are equally adept at catering weddings, special events or "formal" affairs as full or partial buy-outs of the restaurant space. Our staff can create a special menu just for you & your guests. Check out our website for more details.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered Thursday through Saturday. There is also free parking available across the street in a large lot next to the Post Office. In addition to a surface lot located behind the Grandview Carryout (also located across the street from Z Cucina).

Executive Chef:
Jamie George

Private Party Facilities:
Z Cucina offers two areas for private dining Monday through Thursday. The first is an elegant semi-private space accommodating 10 to 16 guests while the second option is a temperature controlled patio setting suitable for 20 to 45 guests. Larger groups seeking private functions can be accommodated for lunch or on Sundays.

Private Party Contact:
Rick Ziliak: (614) 486-9200

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Any changes or cancellations to your Christmas Eve reservation must be made by Friday, December 23 at NOON. Any changes to party size or cancellations after Friday, December 23 at NOON will be charged $25 per person to the credit card on file.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Any changes or cancellations for New Year's Eve reservations must be made by Friday, December 29 at NOON. Any changes in party size or cancellations after Friday, December 29 at NOON will be charged $25 per person to the credit card on file.

Z Cucina di spirito Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for a Date (48)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Creative Cuisine (32)
Romantic (32)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Authentic (26)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Casual (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Seasonal (20)
Business Meals (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Tapas (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined a day ago

Z remains our favorite, go-to neighborhood place for great, comfort food. Always excellent!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Our server was very nice, however lacked training. He did not go over any of the specials, we had to flag him down when my beverage was empty to order a glass of wine (despite passing our table many times), my Cauliflower & Spaghetti Squash entree came without the spaghetti squash.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Really enjoyed dinner, fantastic customer service.. the owner greeted us at the door and checked in with us during our visit! Everyone wanted to make sure we were 100% satisfied with our meal ! Nice wine list too!

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Vegan
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were greeted at the door and seated by a gentlemen named Rick who was extremely friendly and also happened to be the owner. You could tell he was a very hands on owner and his attitude reflected positively in the rest of the staff. The atmosphere was excellent, the food was excellent, everything was awesome. A very great experience for my fiancé and I. Great place to celebrate her birthday. We will definitely be returning to this amazing Italian restaurant!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent. House-made pastas and creative cocktails did not disappoint. And the staff was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Casual, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional food and exceptional service. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time to Z Cucina. Great experience! The food was delicious. We will be back soon.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Z has such wonderful servers and bartenders that are so accommodating. We arrived to our reservations a half hour but we were able to sit at the bar and order wine. 10/10

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Vegan, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Birthday was celebrated well by all staff

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food. Fresh ingredients, well prepared & beautifully presented. Great service. My wife had the marlin - perfectly cooked, which is uncommon even at nice restaurants like this one.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I️ had a lovely time sampling a variety of dishes on this first visit to Z Cucina. We arrived well before our reservation time, and I️ assumes we would hang out at the bar, but the host and hostess were able to seat us right away. The dining room was quite busy on Friday night, but our server Anthony was always quick and attentive, and also gave great, honest recommendations as we learned the menu. Everything we ate - and the cocktails! - were all delicious. We’ll look forward to stopping in again for special occasions or other date nights down the road.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice way to entertain family when they came to visit this past weekend. Food was delicious, service great and quiet enough for us to talk. I was also able to get a delicious vegetarian dish. I would definitely come back again.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We started with the charcuterie board and the cheese board. They were dropped at the table with no explanation of what the items were and with no crackers or extra bread. The pasta dishes we tried were also odd. Huge chunks of squash served with gnocchi and a lot of pesto. The lasagna bolognese was more like a marinara with ground meat tossed in. My daughter with the sweetest tooth ever didn’t finish dessert.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife had a nice meal. The selection of cheeses in the cheese board appetizer was quite good and my tortelloni with sausage was well prepared.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything about the experience was great and the food in particular was excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful evening - we did not feel rushed, food was incredible - try the goat cheese ravioli! The owner greeted us when we entered, and check up on us after the meal. We were there at 6 on a Saturday - atmosphere was lively, but we could still have easy conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had an excellent meal with our teenage and young adult children. The service was excellent! The meatballs were delicious, as was the pork dish. My daughters ordered the pumpkin ravioli. The dish was two large ravioli and the girls felt there was a little too much filling to pasta. This is just a personal preference. Would definitely come again, just order something different.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Simply amazing! The food was fantastic and the servers and managers were so on top of it. Wine selection was awesome as well. We celebrated our wedding anniversary there and it was certainly a night to remember! Highly recommend

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent as always.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The dining experience at Z Cucina was delightful. Both the restaurant owner, Rick, and our server, Haley, made us feel like family with their wonderful hospitality and flawless service. The house-made sausage & ricotta tortelli was absolutely delicious, and the wine list offered excellent choices to accompany the meal. Z deserves its #1-rating on Trip Advisor!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I drove 260 miles round trip to meet a college buddy and her husband for dinner! It was a delicious dinner...worth every mile!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great place to spend an anniversary! Everyone was so nice and the food was great!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

On my first trip to Columbus, I searched for a great place to have a great meal. I choose Z Cucina based on reviews and I am glad I did! It was a great experience all the way - service (very attentive and friendly), drinks (expansive selection), and food (creative, unique and delicious)! It is in a great part of town and I only wish I had more time in Columbus to go back! You won't be disappointed in this gem.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 26, 2017

As always - great service and delicious food. The pumpkin ravioli is amazing.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Delicious for gluten-free pasta! Made in house too.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Hadn’t been to Z Cucina in a few years, but told my husband we should go after my experience recently. It was really good!

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We went on Tapas Tuesday. It is always fun to see what’s on the special menu. My corn chowder was delicious. The house ricotta and scallop tapas were lovely. My husband enjoyed the pumpkin ravioli. We are Z Cucina regulars. Join us!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We love the restaurant & how personable the owner & his servers were! Food great. Cool location. Will be back!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Love the food and service. Only drawback, no valet parking during the week.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went for Sweetest day the weekend of the 4miler. The food was delicious! Would highly recommend this place. The staff are wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner! We shared their Caesar salad, which was to die for, I had the ribeye and my husband had the swordfish. He said it was the best swordfish he’s ever had! My ribeye was excellent also. The housemaid Limoncello was fabulous! We visit wheneverwe are in Columbus, It is our favorite!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was perfect. This is my go to place for special occasions. The menu always has new, interesting items - example pistachio crusted pumpkin as an appetizer. I am very excited that there will soon be a Z Cucino in Dublin, close enough that I can walk to dinner. I will be able to enjoy all the excellent food on a more regular basis.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great time. The service was great and the food was better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Outstanding Espresso Martini!! Seasonal Salad was delicious. Very nice evening and place to celebrate birthdays.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful and eclectic!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was fabulous! We will definitely return! Best meal we had, on a getaway weekend!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food. Generous portions

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We always enjoy Z and we had a great time there for my daughters birthday.

It should be noted that the Foie Gras tapa was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We celebrated our 25th anniversary with great food and fabulous service. Z is on our very short list of "go to" restaurants for special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had a party of five going to Z Cucina for a birthday in the evening. We were greeted at the door by the owner, who was just wonderful. The waitress was extremely helpful and accommodating. We each ordered something different and enjoyed all meals. Z Cucina reminded me of a good New York restaurant only in Columbus, Ohio.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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