Zizzi - Edinburgh Queensferry Street

4.1
75 reviews
£25 and under
Italian

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Located in the West End of Edinburgh at the end of Princes Street and close to the elegant George Street within easy access to all of the city's main attractions, this restaurant is perfect for an intimate meal for two, business lunch or a family meal before the theatre, a destination for the evening, a starting or finishing point for the night. The restaurant is beautiful but small, so we strongly advise booking ahead.
What 75 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.2
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3.9
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4.1
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hillman
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food and service good if not outstanding. Main criticism is that the RESTAURANT DID NOT HAVE MY BOOKING. Fortuantely it was not full and we were accommodated without difficulty.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very slow service, one meal wrong for the birthday boy and the pizzas were mostly bare bread, a small amount of sauce mostly piled up at the crusts and small dollops of cheese.
Having come to zizzis for years we will NOT be rushing back

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vipDinner
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, wine and pleasant service. What’s not to like?!

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IanF
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service excellent, atmosphere great. Temperature in the restaurant on the cool side, problem needs to be addressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely waitress who was attentive to my whole family. Made the meal a pleasure. The pizza was a little bland, but I couldn’t fault the overall experience and we’ll definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Warm and friendly service. Food is always good, we come here often.

J
vipJenn
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

After being seated we waited an unacceptable amount of time for our drinks order to be taken and that was only after I had got the waiters attention. Service generally slow. Overall the food was good though.

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Orkneygal
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice 3 course Christmas menu, , (prosecco £2 for first glass) with wine, coffee & a liquer
Total bill per person around £35. Excellent value for this time of year. Food tasty, staff friendly.

SJ
SarahJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was meeting up with 4 girlfriends on a Saturday night and we wanted somewhere fairly central. It was excellent, good food and good service. No complaints from any of us.

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bryanw
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice open kitchen. Fresh, not fancy. Friendly staff

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AuntieRosemary
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food - asked the waitress for my chicken to come on a hot plate. She said they did not have any plate warmers. I pointed out they had open pizza ovens and could the chef put my plate there for a minute to warm it up. I hate hot food on a cold plate - the food goes cold quickly and spoils the whole evening for me. However my food arrived on a hot plate - it was very good and stayed hot the entire time I was eating - will done - pity I had to ask for a hot plate in the first place though.

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FayW
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch with pleasant and good service from the young waiters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. We both had entree salads after traveling all day. They were really good. We ended the meal with their salted caramel brownie to share. Delicious!

DP
DPFopentable
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was lovely. Wine good but bit pricey. Staff pleasant and polite. Would be happy to eat there again.

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vipLinda
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Christmas Eve family dinner. Wonderful selections and warm and gracious service.

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AlanB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is exactly what it says it is. Fun noisy crowded Italian good food good vfm

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m2fifers
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for dinner to use Tesco vouchers. Good variety of food, different from other eating places. All 3 courses very tasty. Good service from Michelle. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Booked using open table but when we turned up they said the booking had been cancelled and refused to admit us until I had proven the booking was made. The person on front of house was quite rude and unfriendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

AB
AlanB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edinburgh was buzzing after the 6 nations rugby and so was Zizzi nevertheless our booking was honoured right on time, the food was excellent, service excellent even tho the restaurant was incredibly busy all in all excellent

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angrydots
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we took a stag group of about 20 people and the service was brilliant. they sat us in a perfect location and the staff were friendly and willing to have a laugh. highly recommended

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hillman
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, food and a menu slightly different from the many other chain Italian eateries.

MD
MaryD
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with my grandchildren. Restaurant was very busy but did not affect the service we received. Children's menu good value. Prompt and efficient service food good. Would recommend a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and very efficient, but friendly at the same time. The food was lovely and we would definitely return.

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Tone
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2014
Overall4food3service3ambience4

An ideal restaurant for Italian lovers. The food is good though the location is not ideal for people on the station end of princes street or on the royal mile. The service was excellent and the ambience was relaxing.

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exy21
Edinburgh
29 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice meal and good service. Like the new look.

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Fredde55
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Rizzi offers italian food with a modern twist that works out very well. The staff could've been friendlier but the food was cooked with care and the raset was good.

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Jan447
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited my favourite Zizzi's recently for a pre-Fringe risotto, pannacotta and prosecco - delicious as always. Great staff, always welcoming even when hectic :)

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Jan447
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit of the week, what more need I say? This time was with an 8-year old, who was kept amused with various things to do (on printed children's menu). She also enjoyed the food :)

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Jan447
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Zizzi's every few months and we are never disappointed. The staff are great and the food is delicious, even when I eat gluten-free! Cannot recommend highly enough.

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fabby
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for a work meal as a member of our team was leaving us. Food was excellent along with the service really enjoyed the evening

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Jan447
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing better than being recognised by staff and treated well. Tim, Anna and the chef (sorry, I don't know his name) who made my delicious risotto made my quick pre-theatre dinner completely stress-free. The chef beamed from ear-to-ear when I took a moment to go to the open kitchen to thank him. It the little things that make the world a better place :)

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Jan447
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zizzi's is the only place I know where you can select courses from a proper allergens-related menu (gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.). And the staff know to take these things seriously. My risotto was prepared without butter or cheese and was simply *delicious*. Superb :)

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StephenN74
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had dinner with 2 work colleagues during the early evening on a Sunday. Food was very good as always. Waiter very friendly & courteous.

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katb
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived a liitle early for our 'after the rugby' meal but this was no problem even though the 2 old ladies at our original window table were not finished with it. The staff found us another (by the kitchen) and made us very welcome. The restaurant was quite busy with a large group, families and couples but the staff coped well. The food came quickly and my classic funghi pizza was better than I've had at Pizza Express and my husband's rustica primavera pizza left no room for dessert. Very enjoyable, good value for money, will definitely go back.

Was able to book this restaurant on top table even though the restarant booking system said it was full.

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Janet
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I met three of my friends here for lunch on a Saturday. I had booked weeks ahead and we were given a table which we were not happy with.I mentioned this and was given another table right away. The staff were very helpful and attentive but not overly so as in some places. The food arrived quickly afer ordering with no long waits between courses. The food itself was beautifully presented and the garlic bread and bread basket wonderful. I had the Penne Casa which is a chicken dish, my friend had a vegetarian dish and both were delicious. The only thing that we were not too keen on was the lemon tart which was very, very tart! It might have been better if it had served with a bit of cream or ice cream. Would definitely return!!

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Dalguy
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Queensferry Street was closed so we were diverted to Edinburgh Quays which was excellent.

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edinburger
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2013
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The food & the service were good. However, the restaurant appears to be the place of choice for hen parties and groups of teens. We were there for a pre theatre meal so we were not staying long - but the noise would not encourage you to linger anyway.
If you were in a large party it probably is the place to go as the kitchen & serving staff seem to manage that well.

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Diner2Winer
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great value, food and service. Zizzi is never a disappointment

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vipdiningoutlovers
Edinburgh
47 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2013
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We attended Zizzi's on Mothers Day primarily because we knew they would serve food everyone would like. The food was good and not expensive. The service was very good and we felt very well looked after. I would recommend Zizzi's for lunch or early evening meal. Not sure it has the ambience for romantic dinner but it does cater for most tastes. One comment re Mothers Day. They had a 3 course offer which we felt was too much to eat at lunchtime and not great value against the normal menu. We would have appreciated an option for 2 courses

FAQs

Zizzi - Edinburgh Queensferry Street does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

Zizzi - Edinburgh Queensferry Street is rated 4.1 stars by 75 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.