Pronounced as ‘zeetzee’ (like in pizza). Zizzi was first opened in 1999 in Chiswick, since then it has grown to become one of UK’s favourite Italian chains and currently has somewhere in the region of 126 restaurants nationwide.
From the moment you enter the restaurant, you’ll see why Zizzi is so well-loved. The restaurants have the warm and social atmosphere of a typical Italian dining establishment, but each restaurant has its own distinct personality. Zizzi Taunton, for example, is housed within an old Tudor school house with the original high vaulted ceilings and arched windows still in place, whilst Zizzi at the Royal Exchange in Glasgow boasts a breath-taking and prominent façade and interior with paintings by local Scottish artists adorning the walls.
Take a look at the menu, and you’ll be greeted by a mixture of dishes which embody the most delicious aspects of traditional, and contemporary, Italian cuisine. Expect to find plenty of traditional Italian dishes with a Zizzi twist. Classic, creamy, spaghetti carbonara rubs shoulders with mouth-watering meatballs al forno, and fragrant risotto with chicken and mushrooms.
Pizza lovers will rejoice as most of Zizzi’s restaurant have a masonry oven for deliciously crisp and perfectly-cooked pizzas. Their signature Rustica pizzas are a must-try; hand-stretched for a bigger base, a crispier texture, and room for more toppings. Their toppings change seasonally, and our favourite is the pulled pork roma rustica topped with slow-cooked pulled pork and crispy crackling atop Fior di Latte and smoked mozzarella with pepperoni, sunblush tomatoes, rosemary, and smoked chilli jelly.
There’s also an array of mouth-watering main dishes to choose from, and there are plenty of vegetarian, vegan, dairy, and gluten-free dishes to choose from, as well as low-calorie options.
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