Zizzi - Croydon

4.0
87 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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We can't guarantee the waiters will slide down the poles, but do guarantee authentic Italian food in this converted fire station. Situated in a cosmopolitan area in the South of Croydon, this restaurant draws in parties, families and couples looking for an intimate meal. There are no emergencies here, as you'll always have a flaming good time!
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Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day celebrations

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prawn linguine was amazing, so tasty!!

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KS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It's a standard zizzi, you know what you're getting. Service started out really good but when they got busy it took us a while to get the waitresses attention to order dessert and then to pay the bill.

Food was all delivered quickly and was delicious :-)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2017
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Lack of/abscense of meat in the meat dishes, lack of taste and spices

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, nice food, good service, nice wine. Happy overall.

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JC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely decor, the staff friendly and polite and the food was tasty. Definitely would recommend again

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Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waitress... Cheerful and helpful. Gave good suggestions from our preferences..attentive too, although working alone with several customers.

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2016
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Hi we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals,while we found the service slow we appreciate that the restaurant was busy on the evening ,also as we were seated upstairs possibly the patrons downstairs were given priority. How ever the food was excellent ,as were the drinks,the cost for the nine of us was good value.Would highly recommend the restaurant to family and friend ,overall a good night had by all.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, good service and good food. Thank you

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RT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I love the look and ambiance if this place. Exposed brick and bubbly conversation every time I go. The service was slow but very friendly. Good selection of beers and the food was good. A tiny bit lacking in flavour but beautifully cooked.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Zizzis very good , open top table booking failed despite a confirmation email. Good job Zizzis had a table..

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good and friendly.. The food was tasty

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LJ
London
33 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had a buy one get one free voucher on all food ordered so thought we'd give Zizzi a try. We booked though the Opentable website but on arriving, our booking was not on their list and this seems to be a regular problem having read the reviews. We waited ages for our drinks, our starters were poor. My calamari was cold and not crispy at all, and I could have made a better bruschetta than what my partner got. We both ordered the Mediterranean hanging skewers (one chicken and one fish) but they weren't that great either, the fish being really overcooked and dry. We wish we'd just ordered pizzas in the end to be honest. Didn't fancy staying for desserts. It's a shame as I've been to a couple of other Zizzi restaurants but it appears they have gone downhill. We will stick to the Strada restaurants in future.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice venue for dinner with friends or to take the kids along for a night with the family.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

First time at this restuarant and it was a very overall good experience. My wife and I currently live and work in UK coming from the US . We have been in numorous Italian places in Chicago, NYC and all over the EU. I would have to say that this would make my top 10. Kudos !!!
I would go back.
Cowboys Fan

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Was very disappointed to book via this website to find booking had not been sent through to the restaurant. Good news the restaurant had room for 7 people.

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2015
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

This is possibly the worst Zizzi I have ever been to- and it is the second time I have been as I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt! Service was atrocious, they had no record of our booking, eventually we were seated and ignored for over half an hour. We asked he waiter to take our order twice , and we were told 'one minute' about 5 times... We were almost walking out when the manager decided to take our order.. Luckily the pizza did not let them down, but I won't be back

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y
London
26 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to zizzi with my fiancé after a long days work. Nice atmosphere always reliable with the food. Good service. Menu options keep changing and they had run out of calamari but overall was good evening

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2014
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was very disappointed to find on New Years Eve there was no record of the booking made online the day before - even though I had a confirmation email and a lady had called from the restaurant that morning to confirm the booking and check the time etc. After a very awkward wait at the door whilst they discussed this at the back of the restaurant they did however have a table free as there were very few diners and it was still only early evening (it was only half full when we left).

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked table online but on arrival they were not expecting us - I guess they didn't have the latest printout as we did book only an hour before arriving. We were accommodated with ease as it was not too busy. The wait for food was not too long, we all had very different dishes and it was all cooked very well.
Would happily eat at this any other Zizzi based on our experiences.

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e
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2014
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

food was fantastic, however restaurant was empty all night and the service was terrible.

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RS
London
69 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Visited Zizzi in Croydon with a group of friends. We were given a nice table slightly out of the hub, which was great for us. We weren't rushed at all and felt comfortable to just chat away. Food was good, nice portion sizes. The prosecco tasted good too.

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A
London
24 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very busy & not enough staff on to cope, but when food eventually arrived was great, and service with a smile depite being busy...would go again

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a
London
212 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We chose this place, having found the Manchester branch surprisingly good. But it was not quite upto the same standard. Customers much younger and more boisterous than those in Manchester. We chose the same menu items. On balance the fish had a texture which seemed more fried, and the chicken wrapped in ham was more "solid". The outstanding feature was again the NZ sauvignon blanc which had the lovely flowering smell and taste we first loved about such wine. Friendly waiter who chatted to us about Poland. Think we will go again but probably try the pasta next time.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent warm welcome when we arrived, and our order was taken by a very professional waitress who was very helpful and attentive, particularly as I changed my order about 5 minutes after she had taken the order to the kitchen. I was very impressed and enjoyed the meal and the service. The food was also excellent. Very generous starter (anti-pasti) and perfectly cooked main course. (chicken breast wrapped in ham, with roast potatoes and green beans). Excellent value too. The atmosphere was very warm and friendly, I really enjoyed my having my meal at your restaurant.

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RS
London
69 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2013
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I visited Zizzi with a friend and its a great place to catch up in. I had the chicken risotto which was really nice. I'd definitely come back to this branch.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2013
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The ladies who served us were really friendly even though it was clearly quite busy as they were running around the restaurant. The food was generally quite tasty but the portions were awful, paid 14 pounds for a pizza and it was sooooooo small ! This restaurant has to realise that in Croydon bigger pizzas at the same price can be acquired and with a reasonable taste. Consequently I will not be returning to zizi because I would like to spend my money more wisely.

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RS
London
69 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed yet another lovely meal at Zizzi. I had the chicken and mushroom risotto, which I'd definitely recommend. Great service and a good place to catch up with friends. I do like this branch, the food and service never falters!

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Good good as always, spoilt by a leaky rough and a large group (at least 25)of loud youths! Shame as like the food but clientele becoming questionable!

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g
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely evening at Zizzi's with the girls, the food was good and 'as expected' and I was pleased there was a decent bottle of wine on the menu that didn't cost a fortune especially given that we went through 5 bottles!

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2013
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was so good that i accidentally threw up after eating too much. On the plus side I made more space to finish my dinner :)

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RS
London
69 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I do really like coming to Zizzi in Croydon, the service is always fantastic. Great food and always good value with offers floating about. I had the lasagne which was brilliant which I'd definitely recommend!

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A
London
30 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my wife's birthday in a large group. The service was impeccable and nothing was too trouble for the staff. The food was impressive as ever and we all can't wait to visit it again.

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m
London
24 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2013
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

we went to zizzis corydon with a party of 4 adults and 2 children at 7pm and the restaurant was busy but we were waiting a long time to be served which is not what we have come to expect from hre. it was evident that they were understaffed and a meal that usually takes an hour took 2.5 hours and with 2 children aged 5 it was hard work. the food was good once it eventually came but the money we paid for the food and wait was not good. i would not go back in the evening again.

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m
London
24 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

we went for a quick lunch that was lovely and great service as it wasnt too busy. the food in here is always great and i will go back with friend s again.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Been visiting Zizzis for years but stopped going about a year ago as it had gone really down hill, some friends wanted to go last Saturday night so we agreed and were pleasantly surprised! I'm not sure if its under new management but good service good food and good atmosphere! If you want fairly cheap and cheerful then it's a good place to go! We had the Italian tapas which made a nice change!

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked for a birthday party. They have a large space at the top for groups and were able to take a booking of 20 at fairly short notice. The service was a little slow but they were very accommodating of all our different choices. The food was yummy. We really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it.

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S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have not been here for a while and was pleasantly surprised - new menu, new decor, really loved it - food was good and waiter we had was lovely. Highly reccommend.

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m
London
24 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was quite busy as you would expect with christmas but service was good as always and food was delicious I highly recommend

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Y
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went to Zizzi in Croydon for a late lunch with my partner and my 9 year old son. My partner chose a pizza and it was a generous portion and very fresh and tasty. My son enjoyed ham and sausage pizza and ice cream from the children's menu. Spaghetti carbonara I ordered was so rich and it was one of the best I have ever tasted. The waiter was very smily and we felt very welcome. We will definitely go back and recommend to our friends too.

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