Zizzi - Newcastle

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64 reviews
£25 and under
Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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. Newcastle's Zizzi on Grey Street is a surprising oasis from the bustling city centre.
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Montreal
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and a nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Bright and nicely decorated. Food was good and as expected when ordered.

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NCLReview
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I went here for dinner with expectations, may be due to recommendation. Salmon dish was hard and was not good at all. No one really cared to ask if everything was ok like all other restaurants.. I would be hard pressed to return here.. Not a great experience. Thankfully it was one off experience in a week of restaurant exploration in NCL.

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goldengirls
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff we had when I surprised my friend for her birthday were attentive, efficient, friendly yet professional.Highly recommended.

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Ladies10
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience3

8 Ladies met for lunch and we were given a good table. Booking through the site was very easy and straightforward but had problems when I wanted to alter the number of persons from 9 to 8.
The food and service was good but thought it was a little pricey.
Would go back.

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Deb29
Newcastle
25 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2013
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation via top table about 2 hours before wishing to dine. When we checked with restaurant we were told that they could not fit us in so unfortunately cannot review :(

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Marty
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2013
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Firstly I must say it was on a busy Saturday and I booked a table for Zizzi, the restaurant itself may or may not be to blame. However I booked a table for 8pm with Toptable and recieved a call from the manager half an hour later to advise they were actually fully booked and could not accomodate us until near enough 10pm. Clearly there is, or has been a communication breakdown between Toptable and their clients which will need adressing as I spent a good hour or do after this calling around other venues having to book a table.

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foodforthought
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very busy and quite noisy, food is well prepared with very good friendly service

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Decorfiend
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Enjoyable meal,but the pizza was too large and we needed a doggy bag to take home half the pizza.
I would like to have had an ice bucket to keep the white wine chilled . Taking every thing in to account my daughter and I enjoyed our meal .

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viptoon
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2013
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We dined upstairs over looking the ground floor which was a good location.
The waiter was excellent.
We both enjoyed our food pre theatre but it was a little pricy .

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luv2eat
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met ex colleagues for a catch up. Great food, could hear everyone across the table in a busy restaurant. Great night.

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goldengirls
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A perfect location and dining experience for a girlie catch up.
All requests promptly catered for in a lively atmosphere.
We will certainly book Zizzi's for our next get together.

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Pmc3003
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, fab service, what more do you need. Highly recommended and will be going back for sure.

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CherryB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2012
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I stood at the door waiting to be seated for 10 minutes, during which not a single member of staff noticed my prescence. The same happened when another friend arrived. During our visit the service was ridiculously slow. Twice I went to the bar to collect our drinks myself, they had been made by the bar staff, but our waiter didnt collect them and bring them to us, he just left them there sitting while the ice melted. Having to call upon my own waitressing experience when I am out socially is unacceptable. I would also say that the wines and drinks in general are expensive. Fabulous food and beautiful decor. The 3 course meal for £19.95 is brilliant value for money. Just a shame the customer service was so poor.

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vipDiner87
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2012
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was ok, not as good as previous visits. Service was also not as good as it usually is, but still ok.

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vipOutwithfriends
London
20 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2012
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don't make the mistake of visiting Zizzis in Newcastle. The service was the worst experienced for years. It ranged from couldn't be bothered to almost sitcom like activity. The main waiter sneered at any request made. Food turned up in the wrong order and although there were more waiters than customers no one seemed to know how to provide any level of acceptable service. The food was mediocre, there was absolutely no ambience and even though it didn't cost a lot it felt like poor value for money. There are so many great places to eat in Newcastle. Don't choose Zizzis.

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Luckylady
Caribbean
72 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was very busy so a booking was essential. Service was attentive and our shared starters then mains arrived very quickly so couldn't fault the food or service.
Recommend booking here as it's always very busy early evening.

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Prinny8
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to zizzi s on a Saturday night.
Food great, ambience excellent very busy.

Recommend to all ages

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viptoon
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food good quality very helpful service.

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Eatoutalot
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2012
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was very full when we arrived. Our drinks order was taken quickly and served just as quickly. Having theatre tickets we were on a bit of a tight schedule which presented no problem to the staff once we mentioned the situation . Our 5 meals all arrived together well presented and hot. The bill came with the same speed allowing us to leave as soon as we had finished eating. All the staff were helpful and pleasant.

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MrandMrsFoody
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2012
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We often pop to Zizi's for a quick bite to eat before hitting the bars in the Town. It's ideal for my husband and I as we like to go out early. The food has always been lovely and we always manage to get a table. The staff are very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend it as so many of the other restaurants in Town are over rated and over priced (and we've tried a fair few of them).

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zizzi's Newcastle was typically lovely. Great salad, starters and calzone. The garlic bread is divine!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Zizzi's, on Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne for a Sunday Lunch.
The whole family realy enjoyed the occasion, and will definately be returning for "seconds".

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food!

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anonymous
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time back since the refurbished restaurant opened. The downstairs area is much nicer since the addition of a dividing wall. Food & service as good as ever

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steve
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an early dinner at Zizzi in Newcastle. Our table was ready and it was a good thing we booked a table as the restaurant was very busy with a queue forming. (even at 5:30). The service was prompt and friendly. The food was the usual excellent standard. The atmosphere was lively but not too noisy. The only critisism was the freezing blast of cold air that came in when the restaurant door opened.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, although it was not the best value for money. The restaurant also could have done with some music. I think the chairs and tables and the other furniture in the restaurant could be upgraded and made to look less like a cafe.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was airy and vibrant .Staff were courteous attentive and helpful. The food and service were very good .All in all this was a very good dining experience and one which I would be happy to repeat

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my partner for a meal at zizzi in Newcastle for his birthday as it is his favourite restaurant. The food was fabulous and the service was of a very high standard. Can not fault this place and will be returning very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although very busy, received good service on a Friday night and the food was very good. Well done Zizzi's!

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steve
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zizzi in Newcastle. Had a great lunch there; used a discount voucher 2 meals for £13.95 which was great value as their prices seem to have crept up a bit. Food excellent; much better than Pizza Express. Service a little slow; mainly due to a big christmas Party table.

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Sandra
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, nice calm atmosphere tasty meals would return.

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Logienufc
London
54 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service

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Cath
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zizzi, Newcastle upon Tyne. Excellent service, fantastic food at reasonable prices. Good atmosphere. Would definitely eat there again.

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Luckylady
Caribbean
72 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Zizzi 42-50 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Service was quick and very efficient. I had my usual spaghetti Chitarra alla Pescatora and although nice, it didn't match up to previous meals both here and in Manchester but I'll still continue to choose it! Booking is essential as it was extremely busy. Very recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Although the table was booked and available we had to wait in a long queue before being asked if we had a booking or being seated. With the exception of the risotto verde (which was inedible - over cooked to the point the rice had disintergrated) the main meals (pasta & pizza) were good. Staff were friendly and attentive despite the restaurant being very busy but it took a long time to be served.

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PaulD
Manchester
14 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What you would expect from this National Chaim - a step-up from Pizza Hut, etc... good atmosphere here in evenings - often worth booking ahead.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
13 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zizzi - Newcastle. The table service was excellent and the food was of a high standard. Good value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zizzi in Newcastle upon Tyne was a great place to eat. The service on this occasion was really good,friendly and speedy. I had a small problem with something and they sorted it out speedily efficiently and with a good humour. Thanks for a pleasant fdining experience.

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Luckylady
Caribbean
72 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zizzi 42-50 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne,

Booking was essential as the place was packed out but the service was quick and very efficient. The Zizzi offer of 2 courses for 10.95 was very good value as it was off the regular menu with just one excluded section. Arancini, mussels and gnocchi were our starters with an order of additional garlic bread & pesto followed by spaghetti Chitarra alla Pescatora, Penne della Casa plus a large pizza completed a very satisfactory meal. Very recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
13 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zizzi Grey St, Newcastle. The waiter service was attentive and polite. The food was nice and to the same standard as other Zizzi restaurants across the UK.

FAQs

Zizzi - Newcastle offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 261 8360.

Zizzi - Newcastle is rated 4 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.