Zizzi - Eastbourne

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There is always a friendly welcome and a buzzing atmosphere at Zizzi Eastbourne. Situated in the heart of the shopping district this restaurant is great for lunch with friends or just an escape from the busy high street. With an open layout, it is also a perfect venue for large get-togethers where you can experience great Italian cuisine and a fantastic wine range.
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N
London
113 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband’s 40th-food was great, kids were entertained with activity sheet and I loved the vegan coconut ice cream and beetroot poppets.The vegan options are great and we came back again just for ice-cream.

B
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and service were good at Zizzi Eastbourne but an invasion of small annoying flies around the restaurant were off putting to say the least , the manager says they are getting the problem rectified soon.

AB
Berkshire
37 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service very good

DW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We went early evening and the restaurant was quite the waitress was polite and served are drinks quickly and took our order, unfortunately the food served was not good mostly bland and lacking content for example my wife’s pizza was supposed to come with olives but they were very scarce and the father in laws lamb shank looked more like a chicken drumstick. The restaurant became busier and it was still minimal staff which made ordering more drinks impossible then a long wait for the bill added to the disappointment

DY
Hong Kong
34 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The poker face reception answered YEAP to my Hello.

Food isn’t hot enough. Ordered ravioli with tomato sauce. Very obviously just boiled the ravioli in hot water then on top add tomato sauce.

Piazza, just warm only.

And everything served very very quick. 40mins finished 3 courses.

OT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice table near the large window frontage, perfect starters and were all lovely and hot, felt better atmosphere when more customers being seated, past 6pm, and enjoyed good main meals (classic pizza, rissotto, carbarnaro pasta) and great way to send off son for his first University night!

y
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Well looked after and good with children. Food tasted lovely and was hot. Kept an eye on the drinks so we didn't have to wait.

OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

helpful friendly staff, good atmosphere, and food was served at correct temperature and very tasty. well worth a visit

OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly helpful staff, good food choice, food served at correct temperature and tasted good, good atmosphere in restaurant.

OT
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing service very efficient,

J
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely family meal for our party of 7 with attentive service, lots of smiles and good, honest food. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and was modern and spacious. Would definitely visit again....thank you

MS
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There was much concern on arrival at the restaurant...as a booking had been confirmed by Open Table, but the restaurant had not been informed and we were worried that a full restaurant might mean we would have to go elsewhere!
But, the staff provided a very friendly welcome, apologising the any delay...as they sought to provide a table. This was a disappointing start to the evening.

Thankfully, the staff and quality of the food soon helped us to overcome the initial setback....and it proved to be a most enjoyable meal, with good choices on offer.

This is the first time that an Open Table booking had not been realised by the restaurant we had chosen.

O
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another good meal..................................

J
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Admittedly it was extremely busy on a Saturday evening during the Eastbourne Airbourne air show, but it just felt very average, the service wasn't amazing. I had a hot pizza topping and no one came up during the course of the meal to ask if we wanted any more drinks or some water, and my mouth was on fire, was also difficult to attract the attention of waiting staff. I tried a different pizza for a change and I have to say sliced new potatoes on a pizza is just odd.... it was full of very loud children and was very noisy generally, so its great if you have small children. I guess its just a typical, chain, unexciting restaurant that was under pressure from a full house. I am distinctly underwhelmed by the Zizzis chain generally,

O
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2014
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

JC
Brighton
11 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice table at back. Staff gave us plenty of time to chat & look at the menu before taking our order. Bread bucket with balsamic vinegar & olive oil was lovely we could pour what we wanted in to individual bowls. My warm steak & mushroom salad was cooked to perfection with the steak medium rare as requested. The 2 pizzas looked lovely but with the buckets of bread to start we could only manage a coffee & not a dessert! I had a birthday voucher which gave me my main meal free, which I got from signing up to their newsletter. We sat at our table for 3 hours & were not pressured into leaving, we had a lovely evening & will be going back soon.

LI
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2014
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Booked a table for my Wife's birthday and took advantage of their e-mailed special menu. When we got there they gave us a little card with the special all in menu and after much song and dance over what we could and couldn't have we decided not to bother any more and to pay for the wine and leave.

OO
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On arrival I showed the waitress my booking number and email confirmation but they didn't have the reservation.. But after a couple of minutes of waiting we were seated, fairly close to other diners, at the front of the restaurant.
The waitress took our drink and food order and this was brought over in good time. The food was very nice and there was nothing to fault from there on..
Lovely restaurant, good staff, go there!!

w
15 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very warm & welcoming atmosphere on a wet & foggy evening. Food very good.

D
London
25 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had given up on Zizzis for a couple of years - the menus were tired and we had some poor experiences, including Eastbourne. However our recent visit was a pleasant surprise. A much more interesting menu, very fresh ingredients and well prepared meals, even the apple juice was so full of flavour!. And to top it all a really wonderful waiter who could not do any more to help. A great experience.

f
London
16 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time dining at eastbourne zizzi's. Thanks for a nice everning

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

a lovely restaurant, nice decor and food...a bit noisey for a truely romantic interlude, could benefit from some romantic sound proofed booths. still a great place to eat!

OF
Cornwall
34 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Modern setting, clean with polite and prompt staff. Pizza's good to look at and eat, I had the Mare e Mont. Pudds good, my wife had ice cream and i had the cheesecake which is amazing, had this in Glasgow. Herbal teas and Americano coffee also good. The damage was £42 which is excellant value.

V
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2012
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant place to visit with ambience and service getting the top marks. The food is good, but lacks in presentation. The pizza, for instance, came simply as that. No leaves, a prevalence of yellow and green from eyeing my friend's across the table. He couldn't eat it all and described it as okay, but loved the atmosphere. I had the three tapas plate for £13 and was still rather hungry after that so had a lemon tart, which was the best eaten anywhere. The wine was good, too. A tad expensive for what it was but I'd go back for the amgience and service.

R
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentines @ Zizzi in Eastbourne. When arrived was disappointed that there was only a set menu but chose anyway. When food arrived it was very good and more than enough for the two of us. Enjoyed the £1 a glass Prosecco and a good bottle of Sauv Blanc. A good value, quality evening

OT
London
33 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Zizzi in Eastbourne is a good value, safe option. We tried the new Cichetti range of dishes (starter + 6 dishes + dessert for £35) and were happy with the selection and the quality.

AR
London
20 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2011
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and service, although a quiet night for the restaurant, so unfortunately atmosphere somewhat lacking; but would definitely return when hopefully busier.

D
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2011
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, nice service, bu took quite a lot of time with not so many people.

OT
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Zizzi Eastbourne: food was good and lots of it, reasonably priced and very friendly and helpful waiting staff

OT
London
33 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a nice meal for 4 at Zizzi on Friday night. Service and food were both good. Always happy to see special dishes which adds to an already more-than adequate menu. A step above Pizza Express/Prezzo. Smell of damp in the cellar toilets...to be expected I guess but not pleasant between courses.

w
15 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zizzi - Eastbourne
Very friendly, efficient staff. Lovely food, good atmosphere

OT
Brighton
18 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2011
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I booked Zizzi in Eastbourne because of the special top table offer. Although they were busier than they had expected and warned us of a delay in serving, we were very happy with the overall experience. We did have to wait for all our courses so that would have been a problem if we were in a hurry. But the food was good and the portions generous. There were also some specials on the board which we would have tried if we were not on the set menu. RECOMMENDED.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Zizzi, Eastbourne last night. Great buzzy place, attentive staff and great food. Would recommend.

JB
Glasgow
22 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Myself, my daughter and her friend ate at Zizzi Bournemouth on Saturday night. I had booked the £13.95 special but was told it was ony available Monday - Thursday so could not use the offer. Having said that the meal we had was very nice and we all had starters and a main course each. It did work out to be more expensive than I had hoped to spend but the food was good.

k
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a nice enough meal in Zizzi's, Eastbourne. The only downside was they would not give us the special offer meal that we had booked as apparently it not valid everyday even though this is not what it had said when booking. Nevertheless good portions and excellent service. Just cost us a little more than we had expected!

OT
London
73 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2010
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good food good service! I love zizii and the eastbourne one was is a good location!