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Zizis Kitchen

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Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish, Wine Bar
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665 Earl Armstrong Road | Neighbourhood: Riverside South, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2G2, Canada
+1 613-822-1066
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  • 36
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Well Worth It

The owner/chef of Zizis used to own and operate Tavolli's on Merivale, but sold out there and opened this new spot a little over a year ago. A friend has been encouraging me to try out Zizis since its opening. The food at Zizis is everything, in terms of quality and taste, that we all grew to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
AuntCarolyn
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The owner/chef of Zizis used to own and operate Tavolli's on Merivale, but sold out there and opened this new spot a little over a year ago. A friend has been encouraging me to try out Zizis since its opening. The food at Zizis is everything, in terms of quality and taste, that we all grew to expect at Tavolli's,... More 

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Kemptville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Tucked away in the plaza in riverside south this little gem was a great find. Yummy lemon oregano chicken, great portion sizes. desert was amazing! Loved the atmosphere. Only negative thing was that there was only 1 server and it got quite busy at lunch.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went here this past weekend, and we were very impressed with this place. Although, it is a small restaurant it is big on flavors. Their lamb tagine and chicken gorgonzola were the best we have had in a long time. Great selection of wines up on the board, and our server was happy to make a few recommendations when asked.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Have been to this restaurant a few times and introduced our friends to it. We were a party of 6 people, and everyone was impressed with their meals and the service. My favorite for the evening was the mussels with a coconut ginger cream sauce and my fresh fish entree which was a special, cod with mushrooms, spinach and thyme.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The dessert was phenomenal - same with the mezza platter and sangria. Definitely worth the trip and I hope to be back soon!

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Ottawa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Still the best restaurant in Riverside South, by far. My husband and I visited this evening. I had the gorgonzola chicken and he had a chicken special - with pancetta and basil. Both were excellent. And with Barking Squirrel on tap, how could they go wrong!

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Ottawa, ON
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I recently went to Zizi's kitchen with some friends last week for dinner. The food was great, atmosphere was very cozy, the servers were on point and I have no complaints. We got three appetizers so we got the tzatziki, patatas bravas and the phyllo. All great choices (tzatziki was the best!). For dinner I had the streak frites with... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Have been going to this small restaurant for quite some time now, and it is still one of my favorites. I have tried many of their menu items, including the caprese salad made with fresh basil and Chicken Souvlaki which are a couple of my new favorites. Their menu is not huge but, what they have on the menu, they... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Given all the great reviews my husband and I drove out to Riverside South about a month ago to try this little restaurant. We were accommodated without a reservation and the restaurant was very quaint and cosy, although very busy. We were really hoping to discover the best pizzas in town. Unfortunately, the pizzas were sooooo bad. We couldn't even... More 

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Nepean
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went as a group of 8 to Zizi's kitchen and so I got to taste test a few different items. All of the food was tasty and they had some great specials on. The location is great if you live in the south end and don't want a chain restaurant with all the same food. The decor is cool... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 665 Earl Armstrong Road | Neighbourhood: Riverside South, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2G2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-822-1066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish, Wine Bar

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?