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.
Columbus, OH 43212
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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).
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
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Z Cucina di spirito Ratings and Reviews
Do not miss out on experiencing Z Cucina! Every time we're in Columbus, Z Cucina is a must. The food and service are outstanding and the owner, Rick Z makes everyone feel like they are guests at his home. The menu rotates seasonally to take advantage of fresh local ingredients and also includes traditional Italian items. Don't miss this local gem!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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