Zizzi - Kenilworth

3.9
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£25 and under
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Italian
Italian restaurant chain Zizzi opened the doors of its very first branch in London's Chiswick in 1999. Now there are over 100 branches, all decorated in an appealing contemporary style. Wood-fired ovens, open kitchens and modern interior design with locally influenced art features make for a vibrant atmosphere. As for the food, they serve up a variety of traditional Italian dishes including all the usual suspects: salads, antipasti, pasta, pizza, calzone, risotto as well as fish and meat mains and desserts. What Zizzi really pride themselves on is sourcing good quality ingredients; salads are dressed with white balsamic vinegar from Modena, for example, and offer Goddess Olives, a variety known for their firm flesh and nutty flavour. The modestly priced wine list is dominated by Italian wines, starting at £13.45 for a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Kenilworth's Zizzi is just off the Old Market Square, providing respite for tired (and hungry!) shoppers.

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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
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4.0
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3.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Restaurant fairly empty yet we were squeezed into what should be a table for 2 for four people. When stated this, the staff just shrugged their shoulders

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall3food1service5ambience3

We were looking forward to trying a different place.
Possibly just a bad meal! Food sounded nice but arrived bland and pasta was cold would try again in future. May be weekend when there busy.

MJ
MichaelJ
Wigtownshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The welcome was okay, the service was good and the staff checked twice that our food was acceptable. Very friendly staff but even they admitted the noise levels were high making it difficult to have a conversation. Good place to eat spoilt a little by the noise.

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vipseniordiner
County Durham
40 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

A bit of a soulless place, but the pizzas are excellent!

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed.
Previous experiences were positive - 3 or 4 * in each category

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We turned up for our booking and the entire place was shut - why take our booking and then close? This was midday on a Saturday!

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good, but my booking through Open Table did not appear in the restaurant's records which was rather disconcerting.

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Cccccmmmmm33
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My meal was lovely at Zizzi's however my booking had not been confirmed with them through open table, they had space so this wasn't a problem - however we were told that this was an on going issue with open table and to book direct with them next time which is what we will do !!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was lovely however I had originally booked for a different time and changed this. They still had us down for the original time we booked for. The manager was quite rude and said he had given our table away. However they did manage to seat us as i was able to prove I changed it via open table email. Food was nice and the waitress was lovely. The manager needs a lesson in customer service from his waitress. His approach could have been different.

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ocsine
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very dirty toilets, cold food, supercilious service

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Starter was great but my sea bass was overcooked and hard and chewy.

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diji
London
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Probably a bad example of a Zizzi. Most issues concerned the waiting staff who didn't seem to be trained very well. Food was fine.

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Davidayton
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant if somewhat noisy place to dine. Good choices of courses, with reasonably priced wine list. Service was good even though the restaurant was full on our visit. Definitely worth a second visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service - busy restaurant - people of all ages eating - good value for money - would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. The restaurant was very busy but it seemed to have no impact on th attentiveness of the staff or the speed and quality of the food.

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Horsey2404
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cant fault Kenilworth Zizzis at all! Exceedingly friendly staff, prompt service and lovely food! Even the skinny pizza I had was lovely! The cheesy mushroom starter was heavenly and my husband's lamb made me wish I wasn't a vegetarian! Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Disappointed. It was my wife's birthday and we decided to come to Zizzi's for a meal. I had booked on line and when we arrived, there was no record of a reservation. Luckily, you weren't busy that night. We ordered a starter and when we finished, it was almost instantly followed by the main course. We ordered drinks with the main, but these didn't arrive until we had finished the meal. Also a spoon wasn't available for the spaghetti and took five minutes to get the attention of the waitress to ask her for one. Not worth the money and I'm sorry to say, we won't be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place. First time there. Staff were great very relaxed but efficient. They didn't put any pressure on us to take our order and were very understanding when my group were 49mins late in arriving. Highly recommend . The food was delicious . Fab ! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I used open table to book a meal for my birthday in 18/08 @ ZiZi kenilworth.
When we arrived we were greeted with a closed sign as the resteraunt was closed for a refurbishment.

This was extremely disappointing. Why was this booking made if the place was closed?????

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our table got moved back an hour as the restaurant was full at the time shown. One of our starters were forgotten and never arrived, which was fine, however the mushroom risotto was so watery it was sloppy and reduced the taste. The Chocolate Banana Calzone however was superb!

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Zodasal
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've eaten here several times and the food has always been really nice. My husband loves the spicy prawn linguine (quite hot) and my favourite has been the Chicken piccante pasta. The service is very good and the staff are very friendly.

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Spud
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoy catching up with a friend over nice Italian food (even my Italian friend enjoyed) and receiving vouchers towards bill! Love the bread, my favourite.

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Steph
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is very good and reasonable. The selection of wine is good and it's always got a good atmosphere! Always friendly staff. We only went as I have a taste card but will be back!!

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Tohana81
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2015
Overall3food3service5ambience5

As nice as the food looks, the flavours didn't exist. Needed to taste as good as it looked. We went with track vouchers but if u r paying out of your pocket then it's a lot for wot they serve. Plenty of room for improvement in the flavour area..

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Sarah
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a leisurely lunch with friends. Good speedy service

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Gorgy
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

When I booked the table using your website I had requested a round table as it is more convivial but this was not reserved for us, the staff were apologetic and and gave me a glass of presecco on the house to apologise. The staff were very welcoming and helpful but unfortunatley one of our guests had requested no sundried tomatoes on her pizza and it came with extra sundried tomatoes much to her annoyance as she does not like them and had to pick them off! Again they did offer to change it but she wanted to eat with the rest of us so opted to take them offer herself! Having said all of this I did have a good night and the ambience was very pleasant as were the staff and the 25% off the food voucher we had made us even happier!

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Tony
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2015
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Lovely Meal at Zizi's, good use of booking system with Open Table as only decided to go out for something to eat at 7.30pm and booked via online app by 7.35pm

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calukbyrd
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2014
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. The best we've had in the UK!

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vippugdoggy5
London
31 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We opted to come here as the chain is a known quantity and we just wanted something not too fussy to eat. The waiting staff were very nice albeit a little bit business like. We ordered the fonduta formaggi to start- we could have done with 1 more bread stick each as there was still fondue left. For main course we each had the rustica bistecca formaggi. A nice tasting dish. Unfortunately it only had 4 very thin slices of steak on it which we thought was a bit stingy for £12.50 and half of my bites of pizza had no topping at all on it. The picture of another type of pizza on the website shows it being quite heaped and this really wasn't. I think if we had taken the toppings off both we would have made a great dish.

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MrPDO
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We eat from the Mother's Day set menu, food was lovely and the service was very good also. As with all Italian restaurants (Bella Italia etc) the drinks are way overpriced and always limited to Peroni larger......show some imagination guys!!!!! That said, we had a lovely time.

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mollie
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2014
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I went with family on a saturday evening for dinner, for our first and last time. The service was extremely poor we were very disappointed, food was only average had to remind them several times about what was ordered. It was quiet only a few table with customers on, hence no excuse for poor service. We wouldn't go there again or recommend it.

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gourmet
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was very good, pretty cheap, and the waiter was great fun. The desert at the end was also worth it. Highly recommended!

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Nostromo55
Birmingham
39 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pleasant evening at Zizzi. Nothing special but no problems either. A good stand by chain restaurant. No doubt we will return.

JT
JohnT
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a delicious meal at Zizzi's on 18th February. We had booked for 5pm prior to going to the theatre. The food was presented to us fresh and hot and because of the time there was no wait for our three courses. The service was excellent and our waitress was very helpful. The only downside was the lack of atmosphere due to not many people eating at that time of day. The restaurant compared favourably with other Zizzi's we have visited and will definitely go again.

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Maigemu
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Zizzi- Covent Garden

Large open plan restaurant so good for more impersonal meals such as business lunches or a quick meal before theatres. Serving staff very helpful (turned muzak down when asked). Food was good routine chain food (perfectly acceptable at the price)

To get to this branch go down Neal Street (opposite Covent Garden Tube/ next to M&S) then cross the road to the big office block with several restaurants on the ground floor).

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ilovecheese
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2011
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Visted this Zizzi's for pre-theatre dinner with family and a friend. Very nice, spacious modern building and conveniently located for the Dominion Theatre. Despite it being fairly quiet when we arrived, it was a approximately 15 minutes before our order was taken (including drinks!).
Food was good, standard Zizzi's fare. We were a bit perplexed when our main courses were brought to us while we were still eating our starters!
All in all the food was good but the service slow.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zizzi - Covent Garden
8 Central St Giles Plaza, London, WC2H 8LA
Very attentive friendly staff & good food
Only criticism is as other reviews state, advertising as being in Covent Garden is using a bit of Artistic licence to say the least as not really even close to the area

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bjanec
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy eating at Zizzi in Covent Garden, lovely food! If you plan on going at the weekend I'd definitely recommend booking as it can get very busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had booked a pre theatre meal at Zizzi St Giles Covent Garden for seven people at 5.30 on a saturday evening. The restaurant is not easy to find and is not in Covent Garden! There were very few people eating when we arrived so it lacked atmosphere somewhat. However the food was great, we ate pizzas and pasta and the staff were very friendly and helped to direct us on to the Prince Edward Theatre which was close by.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2011
Overall4food5service2ambience2

They didn't have my booking when I showed up on time. They sat me and my party (visiting from Australia) downstairs in the basement with no windows/view. The food was good but the service needed more work. The waiteresses did not look happy to be working or serving anyone and the vibe from them was just not good at all.

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