Zizzi - Brentwood

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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. Brentwood's Zizzi is right on the bustling high street; the warm and modern restaurant is a favourite with the local community.
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G
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food good as always, service not so great which is unusual. Lacklustre at best, didn't even clear starter plates and the mains were served and it wasnt busy

T
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and atmosphere for pre Christmas lunch with friend

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My daughters pasta dish wasn’t cooked properly it was hard in the middle and stuck together

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great, good value

H
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Popped in for Sunday lunch and although I had booked on open table zizzi did not have my booking but thankfully not too busy so had a table for us. What I liked was plenty room between tables here as some restaurants try and cram people in I liked the spacious seating between tables. Food lovely had calamari and garlic bread starters between 3 of us. I ate giganti tortellini and it was lovely the sauce terrific. Had chocolate melt pudding which was divine.
All in all a nice change for a Sunday lunch instead of the usual roast and would definitely eat here again.

RJ
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

on entering the restaurant, said I had booked via opentable!!! No sign of the booking, so opentable are hopeless. The manager found us a table, so saved the day!! Food was what we expected as eaten here before, you know what you are getting, so you know what you are paying for!!!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal and great service.

PM
London
79 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the Picante Rustica and it never fails to disappoint. A large pizza but not overly so as the base is nice and thin and crispy. Perfect at the price point.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice meal once again.

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A nice restaurant for a meal before, or after going out. Good attentive service, food average Italian. Not the sort of restaurant you would spend hours over your meal

G
London
16 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, new waitress but she was very enthusiastic

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made the reservation through OpenTable, and the reservation was subsequently confirmed.
When my friends and I arrived - the restaurant was in disarray, as it was being refurbished.
I cannot see why the restaurant confirmed the booking, when it was actually closed!!
Fortunately, we found another restaurant nearby, that had a table available.
I will not try and book ZIZZI in Brentwood, in the future.

PM
London
79 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service friendly yet unobtrusive, just the right touch for a slow mid-afternoon pizza. I had the rustica picante and it was very good.

k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2015
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

There was no one else in the restaurant at 8pm on a Wednesday just before Christmas. The staff did their best but there's no substitute for a crowd.

m
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2015
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Booked through opentable but when we all turned up there wasn't any reservations made for us , after complaining they managed to seat us , in future I will not be using this site and defiantly won't be returning to zizzi,

SE
London
71 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Saturday night meal for 3 - Zizzi was as usual tasty, easy and reasonably priced. Disappointed by special meatball starter but good pizza selection and tasty new salad.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2014
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

When we arrived our booking was unknown to the staff as their computer system was down. This meant we had to pay cash, a visit to the nearby cash machine was required. Embarrassing for me as I had taken a friend who was visiting Brentwood for the first time.

YM
Essex
30 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Dined midweek with a friend. We experienced nice and friendly service. Food ok but wouldn't say more than that. Somewhat value for money but must say I do prefer other options on the High Street for better quality of food and menu choices.

SE
London
71 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We decided on Zizzi as we were in a group of 6 which included a vegetarian. Great choices on the menu for all members of the party and standard Zizzi fare, with friendly service and the return of Aperol Spritz made for a great venue!!

EF
Essex
11 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a very enjoyable meal at Zizzi, it's a local favourite of ours! Good service, better food and a great ambiance make it a good place. Look forward to next time...

r
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2014
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No idea how to rate Zizzis as we were told they were not doing any more food as we arrived at 20.30...the time we had booked.
Not impressed at all.

SE
London
71 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Zizzi Brentwood Saturday night, 4 of us dined - as usual it is always guaranteed for good food, choice and service all at a good price, plus we loved the fact they do Aperol Spritz!!

SE
London
71 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

4 of us dined on Saturday night and as per usual the food was great, including the new additions to the menu. Fast friend and helpful service in a great setting, we all agreed that it was value for money with great choices available for all. Will be returning :)

A
London
48 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2012
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the food in a relaxed environment with very efficient and friendly service from the staff. Would go again.

SE
London
71 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2012
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Dining midweek at Zizzi in Brentwood with a couple of friends - as ever the quality and taste of the food was very good and the service was great. Ambiance was a little subdued but this is perhaps to be expected midweek. All in all a good relaxed meal.

l
Essex
24 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2012
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

There is always a nice buzz to this Zizzis with friendly service and good location.

M
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Zizzi Brentwood Highstreet.
Entrance mat inside was dirty and full of leaves and cigarette butts. Took a while to be noticed by staff.
Waitress was efficient but a bit abrupt.
Food was fair but nothing special for the price.
OK for a quick bite to eat before going out but it didn't make us want to linger and over all I thought it was pretty expensive for what we got.

EA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Zizi Brentwood - great place to cach up with friends, food is nice and service friendly

OT
London
28 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice al forno options. Friendly waiting staff and reasonably priced wine.

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service good and dinner was well presented, but pizza was excessively spiced

M
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cold outside but a very warm welcome inside Zizzi in Brentwood. A relaxed atmosphere with well prepared food made this a most pleasant escape from the snowy conditions outside. Reliable as always,this is a venue we return to regularly.

C
London
28 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2012
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

6 of us went for an early dinner at Zizzi in Brentwood, the service was good and we all enjoyed our evening. The sea bass and pasta dishes were lovely - but two of our party had risottos and they were both very disappointing. The fish risotto had no salmon in it and very few prawns, it was watery and lacked flavour. When we told our waitress, she looked bemused and didn't know what to say! The desserts were excellent - the chocolate melt highly recommended! All in all, good for the price.

OT
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zizzi - Brentwood.
Very helpful staff and totally understanding as traffic had made both parts of our party very late. They helped enormously with our young daughter & the food was fabulous. Overall a great way to catch up with family in a relaxing environment.

OT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2011
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Zizzi - Brentwood
Good accomodating service, nice food, great evening.

OT
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The venue was a very good setting, with good ambience. The staff, upon arrival, were very welcoming and efficient. The food was very good with a good menu range and the available drinks menu was equally of a high standard. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2011
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

zizzi essex- good quality food at a ok prices, the service was good for a saturday night. it was not as good as the one in Bluewater.

h
London
110 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Zizzi in brentwood mid week was quiet but the staff were friendly and had no issue with some of the party arriving late. Food was fine too - usual Zizzi fare

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2011
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Attentive and competent service.
Food a little bland.

YM
Essex
30 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2011
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Tried out at mid week lunchtime and it was quite busy. Only 2 staff on so service was slow and they lost a fair bit of custom as people walking in were left waiting too long to be seated. Our choice of food was all pretty good despite menu being extensive. Decor leaves a lot to be desired as it hasn't aged well and could do with a refresh and a regular sweeping of floors. Not too bad overall though as we had a 25% off voucher - without that it would have been too pricey for what we got.

k
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2011
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a enjoyable evening,great choice of meals for a vegetarians,service was very good was even offered a glass of wine on the house after I dropped the one I was drinking!! Will be going again.

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