Zizzi - Bene't Street

3.6
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12 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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Situated on Bene't Street, right by the Corn Exchange and Cambridge Arts Theatre, the location is as exciting as our food. So pop in after a walk through the historic King's parade or before catching a show at the theatre and enjoy design elements inspired by the huge cycling community and Mortlock Bank, not to mention a really interesting interpretation of our signature trees.
Our Italian restaurant serves tasty, authentic dishes from pizza, pasta and risotto to salads and indulgent desserts – all in a uniquely designed restaurant. Our Italian menu also includes Vegan and Vegetarian options.
What 12 People Are Saying
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
3.4
ambience
3.4
value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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paulas
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Restaurant was not too busy but very cold had a real draft where we were sitting.
Food was ok, daughters pizza had a small very portion of pepperoni on it, which in turn were tiny in themselves.
I had the bread with mushroom and cheese on top. Again ok. But was not particularly hot when served and became increasingly colder due to room temperature.

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anthonyr
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Only one problem on arrival we did not seem to have a booking. After a very sarcastic remark from the person looking at the bookings trying to tell us that we probably booked the wrong Zizzi like most people,on showing her the actual booking we were shown to a table.otherwise everything else was fine

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything perfect other than loud music.

RP
RolloP
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly service. Good menu range for all ages.

DD
DollyDelicious
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We reserved our table for 6pm as we had tickets for a concert next door at 7:30. We arrived 10 minutes early. They seated us but we waited 15 minutes for them to even take our drinks order. Service was exceptionally slow. We waited 40 minutes for our starter.
We kept asking about our main courses because we knew we had to get to the show, and they kept telling us the meals were coming.
By 7:10pm, an hour & 20 minutes after our arrival we still didn’t have our mains. They arrived and we had to eat them super quickly. We asked for our bill when they set our meals down as we knew we had to leave quickly, but we still had to ask for it twice. We would’ve had dessert but didn’t have time.
The food was good but the whole experience was let down by terrible service.

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SarahS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our open table booking booked online was not on the staff's list. We showed them the email I received confirming our booking. We were initially seated in the bar area on high chairs/bar chairs. The staff were helpful and moved us to a table and normal sized chairs, as we were visiting for my mother-in-law's birthday meal out. The children's garlic bread had burnt charred pieces on the bottom. My husband's and daughter's pizzas took 50 minutes to come and the 3 risottos arrived 15 minutes later! The risotto/pizzas were very tasty once they arrived. The staff apologised for the booking mix up and late arrival of the food and we were offered complimentary desserts and coffee, thank you. The toilets could have been cleaner. There was moisturiser in the soap and loo paper on the floor and a 2nd toilet was blocked.

JH
JohnH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sea bass was overlooked and shrivelled
Pasta and pizza dishes are good but steer clear of any different

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Nelly
Nottingham
25 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food in a lovely venue
It's a shame zizi have succumbed to the "we only have bottled beer" trick

RJ
RJJJ
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, rather slow service. Also, we booked a table on opentable, were running late so called the Resturant. They Resturant said it was okay. When we got to the venue they didn’t have our booking on record. However, there was plenty of space available so we got a table straight away. The waiter mentioned there was another one at a different location in town, but I double checked and have made the booking at the location I attended.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They didn’t have my booking but found us a table although it was on the high chairs. The service was ok, drinks took 15 minutes to arrive. The food was ok, nothing special. I think the price point was a bit high for the caliber of the food. Probably wise to scout for vouchers with money off in future.

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Anonymous
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Although we booked via open table beforehand, we arrived at the restaurant to be told that there was no table reserved to us. Had I not challenged the gentleman and physically shown him the booking confirmation email, I don't think he would have attempted to find a table for us.

Also, I ordered a pizza and was given the larger and more expensive one, which I had not requested. When it arrived, I said that this was a mistake, but the higher price was still on the bill.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Although they hadn't received my online booking they were able to accommodate a table for 4 and were very understanding of our time schedule due to theatre tickets.

FAQs

Zizzi - Bene't Street does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Zizzi - Bene't Street is rated 3.6 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.