Zizzi - Paddington Street

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£25 and under
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Italian

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Our recently refurbished Zizzi, situated just off Baker Street, near the lovely Marylebone High Street, is a hidden gem in London. During the day, it's bustling with office workers and tourists, and in the evening, it's a favourite for cinema-goers and locals. Great Italian food - including pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven, and great service, guarantees a great experience every time.
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Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, and reasonable price.

OT
Hong Kong
11 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pizzas are ok, nothing extraordinary about them

NM
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff is really good! Kid friendly and great for families.

p
London
28 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The Baker Street area has lots of restaurants across the spectrum, with Tussauds nearby, the London Zoo not so faraway, and hungry tourists abounding. Zizzi is mid-range. It's big and friendly, with a large menu to match and an inventive menu of Italian and near-Italian dishes. Tables by the window endure less noise than those in the middle. My bufala caprese was imaginatively garnished with basil, and the mozzarella was plentiful. The tomatoes allegedly came from the Isle of Wight. My companion was greatly taken with the the giant olives, pits not withstanding. She followed with a porcini dish and pronounced it satisfying. My pasta had pulled venison in it, which was a first where I was concerned, and there was plenty of it. It's a relaxed place and a perfect post to watch the bustle of Paddington Street. The Montepulciano helped the meal no end. Yes, I was quite happy with it.

OT
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked at last minute without fuss. The staff were excellent as was the food and service. We couldn't fault it. Shame about the people on the table next to us who seemed to be out to ruin everyone's night, especially the staff, by complaining about everything!

LD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great with getting us our food quickly. We were in a rush due to Regents Park Theatre tickets and had started a little late due to the poor weather. Food was delicious. I would definitely come back, again.

AR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pizza is the best item on the menu. Stick with this and organic primitivo wine with a tire misu for dessert and coffee and you can't go wrong!

PM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A little over priced

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from start to finish. Friendly waiter who catered for our eclectic taste and made sensible recommendations.

MC
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was slow as there was only one waiter working! Most dishes were good except for the lasagna! Overall an ok experience

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Really nice place althoug it looked as a simple pizzeria.
Service was good! Food ok and drinks and dessert was super! Our birthdayfriend ate lasagne and it was the best he ever had! Recommend this nice place and nice staff!!

C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience3

More staff needed to attend reasonable quicker. They are very effective and nice, but not enough.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2016
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We love their menu, but they were under staffed and under stocked! Why leave the special drinks menu on the table when they don't have the ingredients?!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience2

There was one man running the whole restaurant apart from a bar man and a woman who appeared to be doing hardly any work. The man was running around doing everything so we didn't expect a perfect service however the was no personalisation at all. I booked with a note that it was my partners bday but nothing was done to make this special for her. The starters were nice but my main was a pizza that was quite dry.

We had a good night because we were happy in general but it could have been a lot better

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience3

One meal was late and when chicken was cut in to it was clearly undercooked. Decided not to reorder because by the time staff acted , everyone else had finished. Did get an apology and a free bottle of wine. When got bill , found only a 50% discount offered for a meal that wasn't touched! Overall a very poor experience

l
Hampshire
27 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my niece for lunch. Very enjoyable.

EK
London
284 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the new look and new layout. A lot warmer in feel and definitely warmer than of all winters!
Like the new calzone with porcini and giant ravioli.
Shame... Gelato flavours were limited last night as none was delivered...
Staff always personable and friendly. Key reason why we keep returning.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very enjoyable Christmas lunch for 10 people. Good food, good wine and good service. Very happy

V
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2015
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good and ambiance pleasant for a light informal meal. Menu is limited unless you are looking for pizza or pasta but you can probably find something to your liking otherwise. Prices are reasonable considering location. Service, however, is poor. I booked a table but none became available until long after booking time and staff were too rushed off their feet to take much notice. They also didn't seem to want to give me my change.

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2015
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good tasty food - does get very loud in the restaurant when busy

y
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2014
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Large group booking was good, some small mistakes with the order but overall very good service to rectify mistakes.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an appointment close by, so we nipped in to have a quick meal. The staff was excellent, service was very quick and food was delicious.

RR
London
21 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the menu is a bit confusing for vegetarians as some veg items are marked as non-veg and vice versa but overall a good experience with good food and service

f
London
66 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it's exactly what you expect from Zizzi, it's quick and tasty - never disappoint.

d
London
116 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Six of us had meal at Zizzi in Paddington Street in a Monday evening before going on to the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. It was fairly quiet but we were made to feel very welcome and had a good table by the window. The food was pretty good for a chain and the service friendly and efficient. We were finished in plenty of time to walk from there to the theatre, so would definitely consider eating at that venue next time we're in the area.

RC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent meal and atmosphere. Proseco is however overpriced.

EK
London
284 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Zizzi's on Paddington Street has been a local institution in Marylebone for over a decade. Their pizza has always been one of the best in the over populated 'chain' market. Oven cooked hand-stretched pizzas with regular seasonal additions is something we look forward to. Their rustica - rectangle pizza has interesting topping combinations and rich depth of flavours and textures. Our favourite is the Mezzo e Mezzo. Apart from their fantastic pizzas, they also offer wonderful well-seasoned and fresh fish/seafood dishes like their morish fish stew which you can't get enough of. If there is room for dessert, Kitty's gelato and sorbetto will make the meal complete.

c
London
26 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2012
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food good for an Italian chain - lovely risotto and salads. Good value for money. Staff quite attentive on a quietish midweek, cold, evening. Good to be able to talk without loud music.

L
London
57 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Better than the average Strada, my usual chain Italian of choice. Staff were friendly, menu is very varied and several special offers on which were very reasonable indeed. You know what you're getting and it was good. Although the restaurant overall looks like it could do with a good clean when you look inside the open kitchen and smell of drains downstairs by the toilets was very off putting. Understand that can be avoidable in Central London, but invest in some plug ins!

P
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A small restaurant with lots of menus!
Not a huge vegetarian choice but something that I could eat.
Overall good value for money but I wouldn't rush back simply because of the small vegetarian choice.

EK
London
284 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2012
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Zizzi's on Paddington Street is always packed - this is probably because their pizzas are consistently well prepared, well priced and a vast place for group gathering.
Service was efficient depite the floor was packed to capacity.
Its probably not the best place for a romantic meal but a definite if you fancy a good rustica pizza and gelato!

RT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am a regular at Zizzi'z Paddington Street and they always provide good food and good service each time. They have friendly staff who are willing to accommodate my slight amendment to the risotto I order and checks that I am not allergic to their ingredients for safetly. Overall, a good experience and excellent meal!

RT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Zizzi's paddington st is always an enjoyable experience. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Food is always of good standard.

I am a regular at this restaurant and they never disappoint!

LD
London
32 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2012
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Highly recommend the Zizzi pizzas. My new favourite over Pizza Express!

c
London
25 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a local restaurant that we have visited many times and as usual the food and service was good.

RT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular at Zizzi's in Paddington

RT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I am a regular @ Zizzi's in Paddington St

OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2012
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was obviously very popular as it was packed. And with good reason! The service and food was fantastic - the staff were really friendly and made us feel very welcome in the restaurant. Although, they were a bit stretched at times and we were left waiting longer than expected at times. However, the smells coming from the open-plan kitchen were amazing and our dishes did not disappoint. Well presented, perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. Can't wait to come back!

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place for a quick lunch. New menu with some good additions. Very accommodating in that they fitted in a table for 9 despite having no record of our reservation through toptable.

DA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Zizzi - Marylebone; We went for a quick meal prior to going to the cinema. We had a really good pasta but served on a cold plate!
The ambiance could be better, there is nothing to absorb sound. The place is all wood floors and tables, bare walls no fabrics. This creates a atmosphere where you can hear conversations from 3 tables away!