Zizzi - Finchley

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Italian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Our beautifully refurbished new restaurant is now open! One of our own waitresses, Nadia Taylor, decorated the restaurant walls with her inspiration of Italian 'glamour and sophistication', which we felt summed up the restaurant pretty nicely! A small and intimate restaurant on the edge of Finchley - it is popular both within the local community and also much further afield - with some of our regulars travelling over 15 miles to visit us! Great food, and great atmosphere are both on the menu every day of the week.
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London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Was my go to for pasta & pizza but after this experience will est elsewhere.

Service was good with attentive friendly approach so no complaints there.

It was the quantity of the food that was an issue. Not only was the portions very small that we gave the benefit of the doubt, prior visit before this one but the ingrediants were also lacking.

We orderd spaghetti bolognaise that arrived with a speckle or two of mince and tasteless tomato. The other orders were prawn languini that ince again was very measley and once again lacking main ingredient. Prawns were anorexic so needed magnifying glass to see and the taste was, well it just was. Pasta for all three orders not suffient either.

The only plus was the desert but nonetheless will not be returning.

S
London
82 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were pleased with the service by the staff. We were a little disappointed with the vegan menu as it has changed from what we used to like. We found the ragú and salad less tasty than previous versions.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked via the app and then travelled to the restaurant. On arrival we were told there was no table for us and that a booking using the app does not guarantee a table. The staff were very unhelpful also

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked the restaurant for a friend's baby shower and the service food was excellent! We were all very happy.

SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zizzi's fitted in our party of 7 at late notice on New Year's eve. Even though the restaurant was busy the service was excellent and the food was a very good standard. Very friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Many thanks!

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant surroundings, reasonable meal, but nothing extraordinary. It was a nice place for a casual dinner.

i
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I returned here. I was having an important (positive) lunch with relatives. We wanted lots of time, quiet to be able to converse and nice food when we were ready for that. We got them all with service that appreciated our needs. All good.

s
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A bit of a disappointment as the place cleared by 11.30; my wife and I brought in New Year in front of the TV. Zizzi is good for Pizza and Pasta. don't make the mistake we made of straying into the real food menu.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2015
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal but had to wait 40 minutes for it because in spite of showing e mail confirmation. The restaurant had no knowledge of the reservation. But after a 40I unpleasant minute wait had a very nice meal

Would always phone through and check now

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A light, airy, comfortable restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. I like the way that the menus are frequently updated so that there are different things available. The pasta chicken dish I had was particularly good. Cooked to perfection and very hot. The service was extremely efficient. The site of this Zizzy restaurant makes parking nearby easy.

SS
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2014
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was good for vegetarians. Service was extremely slow. Not enough waiting staff for the number of diners. We spent 3 hours when it should have been 1.5 hours. They were unaware of the special offer code we had and tried to get us to go for their more expensive fixed menu - imagine how embarrassing this would be if you were trying to negotiate all this with your fellow diners watching this!

Do not go here for dinner unless you have lots of patience.

l
London
42 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

great go-to casual restaurant. Good food choices, plus some new dishes which is great as I got a lot so was glad to try new dishes. Good food. Wine rather nice and service friendly. Quite good value for money.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed a lovely valentines offer at Zizzi's - 3 course menu for £20 per person. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the friendly service. I personally don't find the ambience of Zizzi's that romantic, but we've had a wonderful evening.

f
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2012
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Thanks Zizzi always enjoy the evening. Regular visiter due to Zizzi's due to moving around for work, very happy customer

D
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zizzis never fails to hit the spot. Lovely food, lovely restaurant, lovely staff!

MH
London
24 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2012
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went for dinner and a catch up and loved the food and service at Zizzis Finchley. I have been there before and will go there again. Excellent servcie and lovely food!

PM
London
79 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is what you expect and I love the piccate rustica. Our server was particularly helpful and friendly.

f
Dorset
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2012
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Zizzi's has an excellent menu with in particular lovely unusual pasta dishes. Prices are reasonable too.

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service even though it was busy. Food excellent as usual! Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

MH
London
24 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service...as always

N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Zizzi, Finchley N3

We had a great Mother's Day here at Zizzi's. The staff were very attentive and catered to our needs. The food was great!

D
London
24 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I had the chicken limone as I would normally at any zizzi, but at this one it tasted a lot nicer than previous times. Good portion size also. Service at times seemed a bit pushy but the restarant wasn't overly busy. But not a huge problem.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Zizis in North Finchley was a lovely place to dine, service was great as was the food!!! Will definitely be going back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant experience. The food was delicious, better than the pasta I'd had the previous week in Rome. Good value for money, great service and very tasty Prosecco. I'd definitely recommend.

S
Dorset
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Zizzi in North Finchley is a delight. It is a while since we have been there, but it has got even better. Four adults took six children. The staff went the extra mile to ensure the children were kept happy. They loved it.

j
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid dependable evening

j
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Zizzi Finchley is always a good choice for a good evening - nice atmosphere, better food and service than you might expect for a large chain of restaurants

K
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, brilliant atmosphere and friendly service.

MH
London
24 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Zizzis in North Finchley and had a very lovely time. The waiter was very warm and friendly and the food was fabulous, as always. The restaurant was very busy but we were still served in a timely manner. The toilets were immaculate and I would highly recommend this restaurant

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our regular haunt and my daughter's favourite place for pizza! Good service, as always. Nice friendly atmosphere and the staff are always attentive.

S
London
144 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2011
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

As usual Zizzi has a great new menu, good food, good service and great deal

FS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a table for 4 at Zizzi in Notting Hill, and had a really nice evening. The staff were attentive and the food was very good. Two of us had chicken and 2 had risotto after sharing some starters. It's good value even without the TT discount. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zizzi at Notting Hill was as warm and welcoming as always. It was our misfortune to arrive as a birthday party for 8 year old boys was just ending - and they took for ever to depart - ghastly parents were to blame. Finally peace descended and the rest of us could enjoy the excellent service and delicious food. Thank you Zizzi for putting up with us all!

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the food here and the service is always good.

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2011
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ok food but expected a higher standard from a well known brand. Service very good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2011
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a really good quality meal served courteously and efficiently by Umberto, the Zizzi branch manager; as a party of four, we sampled all three options four each of the three courses, plus a reasonable bottle of Pinot Grigio. Total cost including a £9 tip, £75.00. Thanks Peter

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2011
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Lovely waitress. Great service. Good food.

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

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this restaurant.

Food was to a very good standard and the service was excellent. We were left alone and did not feel rushed at all.

Complimentary liquors during our dessert was such a nice touch too!

Highly recommend!

s
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal, well-cooked food, good ambience (not crazy busy on a saturday night, which slightly surprised us), lovely rebrand...

f
London
38 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2011
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good standard fare, but I was hoping for more. Happy to give it another go sometime soon in case both Zizi and me were just having an off day.

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