Zizzi - Henley-On-Thames

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£25 and under
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Italian

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Italian restaurant chain Zizzi opened the doors of its very first branch in London's Chiswick in 1999. Now there are over 100 branches, all decorated in an appealing contemporary style. Wood-fired ovens, open kitchens and modern interior design with locally influenced art features make for a vibrant atmosphere. As for the food, they serve up a variety of traditional Italian dishes including all the usual suspects: salads, antipasti, pasta, pizza, calzone, risotto as well as fish and meat mains and desserts. What Zizzi really pride themselves on is sourcing good quality ingredients; salads are dressed with white balsamic vinegar from Modena, for example, and offer Goddess Olives, a variety known for their firm flesh and nutty flavour. The modestly priced wine list is dominated by Italian wines, starting at £13.45 for a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Picturesque Henley's branch of Zizzi is housed in a restored 17th century coach house. Perfect for the warmer months, the restaurant has al fres
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good value, perfect location for after day out at Henley Royal Regatta

ML
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Zizzi has lots of food options besides pizza so it was great even if not everyone fancy pizza. The pizza looked massive but thankfully was thin and crispy. We had a sharing platter starter which was large but very delicious. Overall a good experience and will eat there again.

TC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely Mother's Day lunch at Zizzi in Henley. We were time constrained and the service was swift and efficient. Children's menus were good, and our food was also lovely.

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant did not have a record of my booking - even though I had been asked by text to confirm. Fortunately they were able to find a table for 6 of us and we enjoyed our family gathering.

JE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It was OK. First starter icy cold, but replaced and no charge so service good that way. Restaurant lacked atmosphere. Good wine. Dessert disappointing Been to other Zizis that were great but would not return to this one

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff, nice surroundings. Good food

SJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Booked through you and when we arrived they knew nothing of our booking. Waitress took our drinks order and came back 15 minutes later and asked us if we wanted drinks. We were the first in at 12 as we had children. At that point we asked to see a menu. Our starters finally arrived 45 minutes after we arrived. Main of Frito Misto was greasy. We asked for the bill at the point of getting our main as seevice was slow abs shocking. Will not be using the Henley branch again. Majority of staff were lethargic apart from one very chirpy waitress.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Slow service. Waited 50 minutes for our one starter. Mains came out more quickly but still slow.

Food was good when it did arrive...

K
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute place with a great menu and wait staff!

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The waiter was very helpful as I had 2 vouchers to use and wasn't sure if I could use them together! He assured me I could and I went home with a bottle of prosecco as we had not drunk it at the time .

B
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Reasonable range of menu. Ambience a little lacking. Attentive service.

m
Bristol
149 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lovely zizzi in Henley. Staff are really nice and friendly and very helpful. In a lovely old building just off the Main Street.

T
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a kast minute booking via Open Table and we are very pleased we did. The Zizzi team were all very pleasant and service was excellent as was the food. We will return!

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, the waiters were very attentive and catered for any special request you could possibly have. Food was lovely - would certainly recommend!

G
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great tasting food and brilliant service.

The only issue i have is with opentable. I used the app to book the table and when i got there they had no idea of my booking or what opentable is. The guy serving was kind enough to still find us a table for 6.

Wont be using this app again, will always call in future booking.

T
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very attentive service. The food was delivered to a nice flow. If you like Italian, this serves authentic Italian food, unlike some other chain restaurants.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2013
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We dined in Zizzi's for my sisters birthday. Although we had booked a table in advance we were placed in an annex that had no atmosphere, considering the vibe of the rest of the restaurant.

Here we found the service slow and cumbersome. On a regular basis we were required to to gain the attention of the waiting staff. The staff rarely realised we had finished our starters, mains or desserts. In fact we waited so long to pay the bill, we had to go to the bar to settle the bill.

W
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2013
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent, good value food but our Americanos were dish water- tasteless and pale brown. But a sympathetic waiter.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

zizzi, henley on thames Good meal with very friendly and efficient service

c
Berkshire
47 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Standard chain Italian fare although I have to say what they do, they do pretty well. Pizzas and pasta are pretty good, breads are good and starters and deserts are fine. Wine list needs a seriosu overhaula nd the general ambience is closer to Pizza express than an Italian Bistro but for what you pay and what you eat, there are far worse chains than this.

G
Berkshire
27 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good, dependable and solid service. Worth a visit if you're in Henley!

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great family meal at Zizz's in Henley on Saturday night. The weather was good enough to enjoy a pre-dinner drink on the terrace and as soon as we got to the table our starters were ready. The food was delicious, the service outstanding and a good time out was had by all.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2011
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Zizzi in Henley-on-Thames has a very nice atmosphere and the food is always very good, however, the service was very poor.

LE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2011
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A good venue for a family meal - mains are good value when they have a (frequent) offer on, but desserts, drinks and other 'extras' are on the pricey side. Food was good. Restaurant needs a bit of a face-lift - peeling paint and plaster. Lavatories were smelly and dirty.

B
Buckinghamshire
15 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2011
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Zizzis (Henley-On-Thames) - Decent Meal - Consistently Good Food - Huge Pizzas!! Excellent Service and a fair price with 25% off deal with TopTable. Will Return.

W
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zizzi in Henley is great value particularly booking through Top Table with a special offer. Food is excellent straight forward Italian with cheerful, friendly and professional swift service. The old traditional facade on Henley's main street hides an interior bright and welcoming with a bistro character.