Zizzi - Brighton

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Italian

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Zizzi is delighted to announce a fresh and funky redesign of its central Brighton location to reflect this vibrant town. The restaurant, established some 7 years ago, is in the heart of the historic Lanes area of Brighton, in amongst the fabulous maze of twisting alleyways, antique shops and boutiques. The restaurant unveiled it's new look on 15th October. Zizzi has collaborated with local artists; illustrator Rosie Shorter and Photographer Moose Azim, to reflect their visual interpretation of this diverse town and its particular character. Downstairs the themes of the beach and outdoors influence the colour palette with lamps resembling clouds and clever use of pebbles which feature strongly throughout the restaurant. Upstairs the photo montage helps to transform the dining area into a sophisticated yet edgy space. The black, white and raspberry theme of the Tom Dixon mirror ball pendants are framed by carnival lights around the edge of the ceiling.
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Plenty of choice for vegans and vegetarians with a separate vegan menu and drinks. Great staff if a bit busy. Always served with a smile and remembered who had ordered what. All left full

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very reliable, we had a quick pizza lunch, good and friendly service.

MO
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We booked a table but had to wait half an hour for the food. Pre-booking from the online menu recommended. Olives ordered with one pizza but not included. Food was excellent.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, nothing extravagant. Great to have a vegan menu. Staff were outstanding, excellent service

n
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Incredibly busy and essential to have booked. Good v good as was service despite out waitress being under huge pressure to look after several big tables

OT
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Babies everywhere. Definitely not somewhere you want to have a romantic date on a Saturday! So the ambience was awful but I was only there with a friend.

OT
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lack of waiting staff, not vary proactive in service, 30 mins to get the bill, otherwise very happy

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Aweful bland food no flavour for starters or main meal apart from some bland runny salsa a lot of food unavailable - the salt and vinegar tops had a pink sticky residue and the floor was covered in food

OT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Booked this table for a night out with my partner and when we arrived there was no pizzas on the menu at all...one of the reasons we book here. On a sat night in Brighton we had no where else we could get into so had to stay...real disappointment

a
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have eaten at a few Zizzi's and the food in the Brighton branch is just as good as my local one. Place was buzzing and the waitress who was served us was lovely!

OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Busy restaurant with friendly helpful staff and a good atmosphere. Good generous size food portions, all served at good temperature.

b
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Good pizzas and family friendly

F
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Slightly alarmed when we arrived as Zizzi Brighton did not have our booking through Open Table on their list, good job I had the email with me to back up my booking. They said they were having problems with Open Table at the moment, as this had happened recently and with a very large booking; this has not given me much confidence in booking through Open Table for the future. The evening luckily continued with brilliant service and very enjoyable food. Thank you Zizzi Brighton for your attentive and fast service, we will be back.

T
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food with great service. However menu rather small and seating a bit on top of each other. Not great for a romantic venue, but pre concert, theatre, great.

A
London
20 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

crab pasta with saffron is the best! Good standard

f
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanks Zizzi's for a very good meal with attentive staff

C
London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2012
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Restaurant was clean and bright, good atmosphere. It can be difficult to get staff's attention at times but nevertheless staff was friendly and willing to help. Food is lovely, will be back again!

Z
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had lunch today at the Zizzi restaurant in Brighton. We ordered pasta, pizza & a meat plate (pork belly) and everything was correct. Average food in an average restaurant.

C
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 0

Visited Zizzi in Brighton for business lunch. I asked to sit at a quite corner and waiter gladly did so. Lunch trade was average, great service but can be difficult to find waiters at times. Food has great flavours and pizza was lovely, but my pasta is too much of al-dante as they say it. I would visit again but would avoid pasta next time.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal and service, we used a voucher code which made the meal great value for money.

s
Brighton
10 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

good food as ever! Enjoyable

g
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab pizza and warm, smiley staff make Zizzi in Brighton a perfect stop gap if going to a gig on the seafront. Fab sicilian lemonade too!

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner with quick service. Great that the menu highlights dishes for less than 650 calories!!

OT
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2012
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was busy on the evening before the Brighton Half Marathon but we still managed to secure a booking an hour before dinner. We were met by very friendly FOH and waiting staff.
We started with mixed olives and goats cheese with sweet onion reduction that was very tasty and a perfect entre for the mains to come. We shared two risotto dishes, one with seafood and one with chicken and wild mushroom. The ambience was great and the evening very good value for money

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2012
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

very nice atmosphere and great value with what we had

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2011
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We went to Zizzis in Chester last night and had a lovely meal but two of the main course portions were quite small and my daughter and friend came away hungry. However the service and staff were very friendly and efficient even though I could only see three of them having to serve the whole restaurant.

P
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2011
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

As usual Zizzi's did not disappoint, great food for good prices and a busy and festive atmosphere. My only disappointment this time, as a regular visitor, the staff are usually very friendly and the service is esxceptional, yet this time they chose to be a bit offish and unattentive and even scoffed within easy earshot because we hadn't left enough of a tip.....a tip that we were sorting out while they were openly rude. This one off occasion will not put me off though!

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2011
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Zizzi, Brighton. Great again- lovely food and friendly service.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Zizzi in Brighton is a great place for a fresh pizza, pasta, or risotto. Many other meat dishes on the menu, and salalds,of course, and a pretty comprehensive selection of wines. For a quick business lunch or a chinwag lunch with your best friend it's a good place to meet. Friendly staff and piping hot food makes for a very pleasant meal.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zizzi's Brighton- haven't been here for a long time and was really pleasantly surprised. Service was efficient and staff very friendly and helpful with food suggestions. Food absolutely delicious; my friend had a pizza which was huge and I had a salad which was one of the best I have ever had. The best of all the Italians I have been to in Brighton.

P
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always exceptional service and great food for a great price, of all these sort of restaurants about at the moment, Zizzi's can't be beat, they have it just right.

OT
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zizzi restaurant in Brighton is just a couple of minutes walk from the sea front. It is advisable to book in advance as it can get very busy. The food is up to the Zizzi standard, hot and made with fresh ingredients whenever possible. My wife and I go to Zizzis in different areas around where we live, and we have never had a bad meal. They had unfortunately run out of my favorite wine, but a substitute was reccomended which was every bit as good. a restaurant chain I am happy to reccomend.

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2011
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

What a fantastic night we had! The Staff at Zizzi - Chester were very helpful and couldn't do enough to make sure our Hen Party went well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Zizzi - Chester to anyone! Thanks again!

S
London
29 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2011
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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P
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our 2nd meal at Zizzi's in as many weeks. 1st visit we were pleasantly surprised at both the service, it was a busy Saturday night and the food - our expectations are not always high for a chain restaurant. The 2nd visit the service was even better - our waiter was FANTASTIC! I went back a 2nd time just to have the King Prawn Penne in Vodka Sauce - delicious and the closest to well cooked pasta I've had since being in Rome!

P
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Despite turning up 40 minutes late on a busy Saturday evening, we were very well looked after until a table became available 10 minutes later. During the whole meal the service was proffesional and discreet. The food was of a very high standard for a chain and the menu quite extensive. Overall, very impressed and will definitely go back.

K
Brighton
15 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Zizzi Brighton 7-8 Prince Albert Street is a very welcoming restaurant the staff are very friendly and treat the children exceptionally well

K
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2011
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

At Zizzi in Chester we were seated straight away but had to wait a while for our drinks order to be taken. The food was excellent, we had the bruschetta, dough sticks (could have done with some garlic butter) and 3 lovely pasta dishes with a bottle of wine. As the main course was delayed we were offered a complementary glass of Prosecco. Overall the service was a bit slow, but it was worth the wait. I have the NUS student discout card so the price was good too!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2011
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place to eat releativly cheaply.

K
Brighton
15 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 0

Zizzi's in Brighton has excellent staff, they are extremely friendly and helpful. The fish was delicious and the kiddies treated exceptionally well. I highly recommend it

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