Zizzi - Edinburgh Roxburgh Court

4.3
83 reviews
£25 and under
Italian

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Casual
Find us just off the Royal Mile, down Warriston's Close. We're next to the Real Mary King's Close attraction. You can also find us easily from Cockburn street - head up the steps on Warriston's Close.

Located in the heart of the old town, a UNESCO world heritage site, our Edinburgh Roxburgh Court is down a side street just off the Royal Mile. Inside; stone walls are blended with design aspects inspired by the opulent Law courts, Advocate's Library & the historical presence of the 'Close', offering an elegant and stylish dining experience with views across to Princes Street Gardens. This restaurant is a perfect stop after trawling the shops locally, having visited the Castle or braved the Ghostly 17th century Mary Kings Close which is located in the immediate vicinity.
What 83 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Angus
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent Food tasty Well worth a visit

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Brilliant service and a lovely view out of the window.

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NadineW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We arrived just before 5pm on a weekday and there was many tables available so we got given a great seat next to the window with a nice view! The food was super yummy and filling after a day exploring Edinburgh. As the evening went on the service became a little slow although they were friendly! It was a nice dinner! And I would recommend!

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KeithM
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was lovely👌but the vegetables and the patotos were cold... As soon as they arrived.. Part from that 4... Out of 5...i shall be back🙋‍♂️👍

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We arrived for 10pm when our booking was. During our meal the staff and chefs started to hoover the restaurant and prepare to close. Our waiter was not interested in giving us any service as he clearly wanted to go home.

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Katariina
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, nice atmosphere ja good food. I recomend!

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AndrewW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there ever year with friends and have never been let down. Great service, food and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely christmas meal with family

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MargaretB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Entrance not accessible. Service slow for no reason - took an hour from arriving for food to come and the order was wrong. Had to request service to order food, to get plates got cleared from the table and to order desserts. No one in charge and those serving while very pleasant were clearly overstretched.

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RutR
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely experience. Our server was absolutely outstanding, nothing was too much trouble for him and he went above and beyond, offering us our deserts to go, when we'd over indulged on our starters and mains. An excellent location and lovely venue. we'll definitely be back.

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SylviaJ
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed my visit to Zizzi, good choice on menu, food was served quickly and even though they became very busy the service was excellent and prices reasonable. Would certainly go again when visiting Edinburgh.

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RabB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in Zizzi in comfortable surroundings and a view looking out on to Princess Street. We received excellent service from the waitress who couldn’t have been more helpful, including helping with menu choices for two of our party who are coeliac. The ambiance of the restaurant was lively but not overpowering. For us a good choice and would go back.

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vipSimonM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great attentive waiter, wonderful food, tasted even better when using the 25% off food offer code from their website!

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BofAwoman
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Three of us went to this restaurant for lunch on a weekday. Regular Zizzi food (although my favourites had been taken off the menu). Big restaurant but only 2 or 3 other people there when we got there at 1pm. It's just off the Royal Mile down a smelly alley so you wouldn't know it was there. The way the tables were set out made me think they often do large parties so other reviews might be quite different. So, all in all, nice food, very nice staff, easy to get a table when other cafes on the street were heaving. Good place to know if you're hungry in Edinburgh and struggling to find a table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prompt,friendly service and good food.

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GilbertC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals We have hadfor a long time.

The occasdion was a meal before attending the Les Mis show at the theatre.

Came acvross your venue by accident, we were delight with the ambience, Quality of food, and our waiter was the bees knees.

Thank very much indeed. We'll be bach!!

😃😃😃

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NanR
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Graat value, great service, food was excellent. Perfect for what we were looking for - an early sunday evening meal. Ideal location too.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food good, the view excellent. Service a little bit hit and miss, but good overall.

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AndrewW
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heat service and lovely food

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience4

It was a bit over priced and we waited an incredibly long time for everything and were there during a non peak time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great thanjs

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RobC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Zizzi was very friendly and although the Opentable on-line booking didn’t work, they had no problem accommodating our family of 4. Food variety was very good and they had a seaprate menu book which described the allergy information for each dish on the menu. Very useful as my son has egg and nut allergies. All in all a very nice evening in a good setting and good food.

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AndrewW
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food

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Dinnerguest
London
24 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I am a big fan of Zizzi and have eaten at at least five-six other branches. This one is as welcoming as the other ones, with a nice interior and friendly staff, but a small let down with the food. It wasn't too bad, but a bit overcooked pasta and I am definitely an al dente person! Quite a small portion too. Wouldn't avoid the place, but not going back tomorrow either...

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Jenc
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food wasnt to the quality i would have ecpected, however the staff we pleasant and tried to service quickly, even though it was busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The open table booking failed to be picked up by the restaurant but they had space anyway. Food was good and the view of Edinburgh from the restaurant was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little difficult for us to find, but once there, man great food and atmosphere. Server was friendly and helpful. Food was AMAZING. So good we went back and tried again. Great find

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AmandaH
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Staff were very helpful and friendly. Service was efficient without being intrusive. Great location. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed dining here,the ambience was perfect,the food and service was great,.

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vipWWWS
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience2

How in the world does this chain restaurant have 4.5 stars on Open Table? Olive Garden has better Italian meals and their meals come with bread and salad! Located in a fun nook in the Real Mary's close, the restaurant has the potential to be interesting but wasn't good. They didn't have our reservations even though we'd already received a confirmation email but were nice about accommodating us. The wait staff was pleasant and the wine was good. However the food was less the spectacular; it was even less than good. My husband ordered the beef and venison strozzapreti and flavors were ok but there was very little sauce, flavor or meat. I ordered the penne Della casa, a baked dish. Rather than a nice cheesy baked crust, it arrived a runny mess with thin sauce lots of pasta, a few pieces of over cooked chicken and a few traces of spinach and pancetta. After my husband was finished with his meal, the server came back to check on us (the restaurant wasn't very busy) and did offer to bring me something else. I declined having lost all faith in their food selections. There are far better dining options in Edinburgh.

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vipAnld
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit to Edinburgh

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

As a whole our meal was ok. I had carbonara which was a bit dry. We asked for flat white coffees which they didn't know what they were. Seemed a bit surprised at that since they are very common. Got given two expresses instead. Friend asked twice for some steamed milk but it never came. I swapped mine for a latte. Staff overall were really nice.

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StewartB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just enjoyed everything from start to finish . Food and service was really good . Surroundings perfect as well .

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CEEME
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great place for families and big groups. The food was surprisingly good, definitely recommend this place for those looking for a casual dinner

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Elaineh
Edinburgh
16 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hidden away in Roxburgh Close this restaurant is worth the visit. Beautiful old building and tastefully decorated, food great and wine perfect.

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RBAB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great views. Good food and great service. I will be back

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vipRichard
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were in Edinburgh for two nights and didn't have a reservation. Although this is a chain, my family certainly enjoyed it at a reasonable price. We would go again.

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vipVLM914
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The food was very good, with fabulous pizzas, and the service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and worth the price

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service spot on.

FAQs

Zizzi - Edinburgh Roxburgh Court does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Zizzi - Edinburgh Roxburgh Court is rated 4.3 stars by 83 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.