Zini's Restaurant

4.7
169 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Zini's is a MODERN ITALIAN restaurant nestled 1 mile from Bantam Lake and 3 miles from the Litchfield Green. This rustic but cozy restaurant with interior stone walls specializes in creative interpretations of Italian classic cuisine. Since opening in 1998, Zini's has built a reputation for mouth-watering cuisine. Come enjoy dining with us; we delight in having you as our guests.
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GD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great dinner, we had a full crew and were seated immediately. They were very busy but everything went off without a hitch. Food was wonderful. Would go back again in a minute

S
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious choices, fast service, amazing stonework, all in all great!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zini’s is always great. Quiet, cozy and romantic. Highly recommend.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zini's has a friendly family atmosphere and serves delicious food!

AP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a wonderful ambiance

TR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent!!! The place is small but quaint. My only complaint was 'no' salad with dinner :(
I mean, how much does it cost to make a salad and include it with a meal?? Not much.

SW
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with two friends on a Wednesday evening. We were met at the door and escorted a a very nice table. I am wheelchair bound and the waitress was very accommodating. She moved chairs and adjusted tables so I could be comfortable. Or drink order was taken and delivered promptly followed by our meal order. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Menu was extensive and there were some specials to chose from. I would highly recommend this establishment and plan on returning soon.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm friendly atmosphere. Good comfort food on a quiet grey Sunday evening. As with all of Zini’s soups the beef barley soup was delicious and satisfying. Portions are generous. AJ makes a delicious Cosmopolitan and Espresso Martini.

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was slow. Took a long time for apps and then another wait for entree. Had to ask for water. Server never asked if anyone wanted more wine or cocktail.

SR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall an amazing restaurant for date night! The food is so delicious!!!

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zini’s is our #1 dining spot - everything from the food to the ambiance to the service is top notch

DH
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food at a reasonable prices. Menu was perhaps a bit small but that might be a good thing>It was Good Friday so it wasn't a good day to check out much else. One table of 4 was a bit loud.

JR
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

uninspired and tired. The space is great and the service was just "ok", but, the food was not worth $119 that we paid for 3 glasses of wine, a NY Strip, Scallops over linguine, a salad, and escarole and beans. The steak was not seasoned at all. The Broccoli that came with the steak literally had nothing on it. It was steamed and that was it. The scallops were under-cooked and the pasta was overcooked... it was pretty frustrating. The best dish was the escarole and beans - but, that was also under seasoned and very tired. we were in the area for a concert in Torrington, and will not be back if we head back up that way.

MC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and atmosphere. The food was delicious and fresh! Can’t wait to come back and try something else.

BB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding appetizers and entrees. Overall a wonderful place to eat.

V
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Bartender /Owner was on her cell phone the entire time. Waitstaff were inexperienced high school kids who were laughing and giggling the whole time. Veal stew was too spicy. Shrimp and pasta were bland. We won’t be back

PA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love our place....Zinni’s!!
Always top notch service and sumptuous entrees and appetizers.

DD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Couldn't have been better. Great way to start our weekend...

MT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was exceptional as always. Can’t wait to see what the February menu has to offer

ES
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Zini's, but it won't be our last. The staff was very friendly, the food was terrific, and the portions are huge. Also, the bread was awesome. We had our leftovers for lunch the next day and were the envy of everyone in the Mohawk Mountain lodge.

TP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife an I frequent Zini's and we are always pleased with the quality of food and service. I enjoy the fish dishes along with the pasta he serves with those dishes.

AB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great meal at Zini’s! We’ve been coming here for 10 years and it is consistently good food with generous portions, pretty interiors and great people. Never disappointed!

PP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were able to get reservations for 2 at 7PM on New year's Eve. We arrived on time and although it was quite crowded and they were running a bit behind we were seated within 25 minutes.
Menu had a wide range of choices and we both choose the Soupa de Pesce, It was excellently prepared and was loaded with mussels, calamari, large sea scallops, large shrimp and a medium lobster tail split in half ( which made it very easy to remove the meat)! This was all over pasted prepared with a white wine sauce! One of the best meals we have had in a long time! We felt it was quite reasonably priced at $35 dollars , especially on New Years Eve! We have been here many times and would definitely recommend it!

SR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s always amazing at Zinis! We’ve been here a bunch and haven’t been disappointed. This time, everything was great, but there was a brown gravy on my ribeye and it didn’t mention that on the menu so I didn’t care for that. My husband’s shrimp scampi was very good but extremely spicy.

P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt service reliably consistent homemade Italian dishes fresh ingredients and very flavorful

JZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

About our fifth time -- brought friends. They loved it. Great food -- really enjoyed the décor with the fireplace. Food is always excellent. As we left, we wondered why we don't come more often. Certainly will.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and warm friendly service. Great, varied menu and wine selection.

MB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Zini's. The food is always exceptional and the experience is made all the better by the excellent, friendly staff. It is so cozy on chilly fall and winter nights, with the fireplace on. Zini's is an awesome choice!

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I come for our anniversary every year and are never disappointed. The food and service is always wonderful and we love the coziness of the fireplace

DW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have enjoyed this restaurant since it opened-twenty years ago. we recently had a party for 40 friends. everything was perfect. i call zinis "my kitchen". never been disappointed. food and staff very accomadating

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always very solid, food is great and the service is unbeatable.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately, the quality of food and price point were very disappointing.

Not great Italian food choices, no dinner salad or veggies offered with entrees, no starch with a scallop and pork dish that was saturated in a brown sauce the kind I’ve never quite seen before.

Overall -expensive for marginal food. It’s a shame because the ambience since they’ve redone it is very cozy.

I wouldn’t recommend to anyone as there are far better places for the money.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. First time there and everyone said they were real good and they were right

TP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I frequent this restaurant and always are served with good food and great service.

GD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, our server was a very nice gentleman. Not too crowded for Labor day weekend. Plenty to take home, enjoyed the meal

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice restaurant, service was great and food was very good. It was a wonderful experience for a quiet meal on a Sunday evening.

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best salmon I’ve had in years! Attentive professional service. Interesting menu. Owner welcomed us and checked back to make sure we were happy with our wine and food.
Lovely decor and lighting. Well worth my 30 minutes drive.

KD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for Date Night or a group of friends getting together for celebration or just to get together! Staff is great ! An the food is wondering!

NA
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable weeknight dinner. My chicken Parm was great. My husband ordered the special seafood stew and thought it was a bit bland. Will definitely go back.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary here. It was our first visit based on word of mouth recommendations. Great mojito cocktail. Wonderful appetizer and entrees. A great finish with a decaf capaccino. Our waitress, Marly, was awesome! Can't wait to go back!

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