Zizzi - Inverness

4.1
47 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

About

Zizzi Inverness is truly one of the most stunning restaurants we have. One elevation is all glazed floor to ceiling - giving diners a truly amazing view of the river. Four local themes have been the inspiration behind the design of the new restaurant: the historic River Ness, boats, whisky distilleries and the Highlands. We asked Katy Thomson, a hugely talented recent graduate from the Edinburgh College of Art, to create a large scale illustration that which will become a unique feature of the restaurant. The other local themes have been translated into design features of the restaurant. A large wooden ceiling raft that is splintered at one end to replicate old boats, light fittings that look like buoys and a rope and pulley feature in the window. The contour lines of the Highlands and Lowlands are detailed through Ordnance Survey maps on the ceiling, whilst copper pipes throughout the restaurant give a nod to the famous distilleries. We look forward to seeing you!
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JohnM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lasagne ever.
Staff could not be more helpful

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MarkR
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant and good food

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MargaM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for Valentine’s night and ordered from the 3 course special Valentine’s menu.
We thoroughly enjoyed everything, menu choices, attentive and friendly waiter, lovely gin cocktails, beer and wine and easy ambience.
The staff were happy and friendly and hard-working and worked well together as a team.
Our waiter made us feel welcome and went out of his way to make sure our visit was a pleasant one.
All in all an experience to be repeated.

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SuzanneN
Inverness
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Quick service. Would definitely recommend.

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CatherineR
Inverness
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Zizzis friendly warm atmosphere and food always good

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AudreyM
Perthshire
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked online, and glad I did as the restaurant was really busy, really nice welcome, food and service was really good, very friendly and helpful staff, will be back again soon.

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MartynP
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Zizzi are always polite friendly and always have a smile. The food is excellent and I have never been disappointed in anything I have ever ordered. As you would expect at busy times if takes a little longer to get served but I am always happy to wait for such excellent quality food and service.

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GillianS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice place - good atmosphere and friendly staff, but food not as good as it once was. Fried potatoes cold and very greasy, salad limp, fish over cooked. But! The tiramisu is as great as it's ever been.

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JaneR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was excellent, apart from the fact that they did not have a note of reservation for the table. Next time I will reserve directly to the restaurant and not through opentable, that was a waste of time.

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Hoody22
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Hot food and good service even though the restaurant was extremely busy due to being the night before the Loch Ness Marathon.

I had a pasta with chilli and whilst I like spicy food I think it was a bit too hot in terms of the chilli strength- certainly wouldn’t be for everyone and was pretty much all I could taste

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RachelD
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely, very attentive. Meal was beautiful with a nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Thank you

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vipmsk368
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had a meal there on 4 August that was fabulous, outstanding service by Chris and great food (Pasta Carbonara with Chorizo) We returned because of that and had anything but good food or service. I ordered the mushroom risotto. The seasoning was very bland and the rice was undercooked. I asked for salt and pepper and waited 15 minutes. Our server, a lady with reddish and various other color hair could have cared less. It seemed she did not really understand what we were saying and even when I said, “I did not like my food at all and crossed my silverware on the plate. Her reply was “oh that’s good.”’as she cleared my full plate. We then had to wait 25 minutes for our check.

I’d love to return but it’s highly unlikely.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida buena y el servicio muy rápido

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KirstenM
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely food and buzzy ambience. Service was good but had to wait quite a while.

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paulam
Inverness
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was great

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vipAndy1
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very disappointing food. All hot dishes had obviously been microwaved as they were so hot when served. The spaghetti carbonara was the worst I have ever tasted; almost tasted like the spaghetti was out of a tin, and the sauce was a strange orange colour. It was very bland, as were the other main dishes.

Service was as would be expected; friendly but nothing outstanding.

Disappointing experience.

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MMar
Inverness
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zizzi has a nice view of the River Ness, nice food, We were very well received and the staff are friendly and attentive.!

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RoseannaM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been to a Zizzi restaurant before so as we were staying in Inverness, just a 10 minute walk from here, I thought we would try it. I was shocked that such good quality, fresh food was served by a ‘chain’ restaurant. Everything cooked in front of you, very reasonable prices and right on the Inverness waterfront. Great great service, fabulous meal and will be visiting my local Zizzi very soon.

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KatyO
Inverness
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good but took a little while and my starter wasnt actually what i ordered but i didnt want to say as it would have taken too long to get fixed

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TonyH
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were very friendly and efficient. Food was good and the atmosphere in the restaurant was good. Would go back if I was back in the town.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had booked last minute on a busy Saturday night and arrived into a packed restaurant however the service and quality of food was brilliant! A well organised team that cope well under that pressure with a smile on their face!

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DPen87
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service, food was good and had a lovely meal would definitely come back

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paulam
Inverness
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff. Really enjoyed the food. I would visit again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff who were very happy to accommodate my dietary needs. Will easily come back here in a heartbeat.

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JamesF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, great food and great location overlooking the river

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JamesF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

service fast and friendly and great value, and we even had a birthday voucher to use

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food delicious, service friendly and attentive and good value for money. Could have done with better air conditioning as was a very hot summer’s day.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic place to eat great staff great food love it

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I booked with "open table "with a confirmation number but when I got to the restaurant they didn't have my booking and I wasn't the first group that night to have the same experience. Recommend you book with Zizzis themselves directly

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StevenT
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic meal and great service. The food was unbelievable and left you wanting for more. The atmosphere is a bit crowded but still okay. Definitely need to book and cost is average. Would definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pizza came cold so had to go back. Got sorted and second attempt was very tasty indeed
Not first time have had issues with cold food as arancinni were cold on a previous visit. Things always get sorted and food is tasty though

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was beautiful. But my partner had spaghetti caberanna it had ham on top. It said on the menu cubes if ham. The ham on his meal was chunks. Apart from that the meals was lovely .

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Joan
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The ordered pizza margarita de luxe was way too fat. After a couple of hours at home I got sick it disturbed my stomach for a couple of days.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food, the seating and view and the service provided was excellent

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sheilap
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great plate of pasta before running the Loch Ness marathon the next day. Although dining alone, I was still made to feel welcome by the attentive and friendly waiting on staff.

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Lauren
Inverness
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Amazing service but the food wasn't the best. But the service more than made up for it. Will definitely come back and try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall2food3service4ambience3

All good, except restaurant had no record of my on line reservation, so cant recommend open table

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GunterH
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The pannacotta in Edinburgh last week was a tick better.

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AndrewT
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great location, value menu with lots of choice. Service a little lacking

FAQs

Zizzi - Inverness does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Zizzi - Inverness also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01463 570331.

Zizzi - Inverness is rated 4.1 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.