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Z Cucina di spirito

4.7
1349 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(614) 486-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jamie George
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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.
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Private party contact
Rick Ziliak: (614) 486-9200
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Street
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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).
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1349 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rew51 (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was great service was great we had asked for a window seat but when we got there all the window seats were taken that was the only downfall to the night other than that everything else was excellent

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LindaJ 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious meal and fantastic service! I had the stuffed pork chop and my husband had the lamb. Both were phenomenal! And the peanut butter cheesecake with peanut brittle was to die for!! Two thumbs up from us!!

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kc18 (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Let’s just say what a great place to have dinner. The staff is incredible. They even gave us a special table in the window and surprised my husband with a birthday dessert. We will definitely be going here again.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food and great times with friends. Would definitely go back again. The ricotta butter cake as an appetizer is phenomenal!

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vipEric (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent 👍 wonderful, helpful server, great menu, and superb food. We were very happy 😊 and will soon return!

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GSpanner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Any occasion dining. Date night/celebrations/ family dinner, it’s always the right choice.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful food and atmosphere- everything was cooked perfectly! The staff and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our first visit was on Valentine’s Day for dinner and we really enjoyed our experience. The place was very spacious and didn’t feel crammed even though it’s not a very big place. This was very nice considering it was a busy holiday for eating out. Server was nice but we really thought the person refilling our water glasses was very polite and seemed to fill them always at the right time, something we took notice of. We would definitely revisit this restaurant and look forward to it!

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luvtodine (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s dinner was excellent as usual. Kala did a perfect job making our special night perfect. Every person there provides top drawer service in a most down to earth friendly way! It deserves its number 1 ranking. A neighborhood jewel!

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firsttimers (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This is our 2nd visit in the past three weeks. We had to made another visit to Columbus and wanted to try Z Cucino again. The test of an excellent dining experience is having another great meal at the same place. Our first experience was excellent, followed by another excellent experience.

Thank you Z Cucino

Frank and Marilyn Demma

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and drinks were excellent. Our party of four had salads, different pasta dishes, and dessert. Everything was delicious including the wine and cocktails. The service and attention to detail was also great.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I made reservation for 6 people. Unfortunately my friend got sick and couldn’t join us. When 4 of us arrived at the restaurant I told the host/owner that unfortunately it was just 4 of us for dinner.., he reacted in an arrogante and sarcastic way. If I was alone with my husband I’d have left but another couple was with us so we stayed. The service was fine, the food was below our expectations... I will say very below expectations.
I won’t go back ... it is not worth it... there are better restaurants in town. It is overpriced for the quality...
it was my first experience in the restaurant and I am very disappointed...

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JohnB (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Dinner and service were enjoyed by all. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

It is always a pleasure to dine at Z Cuchina. The choices vary but the quality is superb, and there are excellent vegetarian options. Desserts should also be noted.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. Tonight’s dinner was the Halibut special and Chicken Parmigiana. Both dishes were well prepared and delicious. In house made Lemoncello is delicious as an after dinner treat. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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