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Zizis Kitchen

#22 of 2,171 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, 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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Great little place close to home and with unique food choices

Went here for dinner with a group of 12 on a Sunday night. The restaurant was full so I was a bit anxious about how fast the service would be, but I was pleasantly surprised as the entire table got their piping hot entrees within 3 minutes. Great service! The bread was wonderfully warm and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went here for dinner with a group of 12 on a Sunday night. The restaurant was full so I was a bit anxious about how fast the service would be, but I was pleasantly surprised as the entire table got their piping hot entrees within 3 minutes. Great service! The bread was wonderfully warm and crusty and was accompanied by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have been back several times. Consistently excellent food, attentive service, nice ambience. We love it. Great for lunch too!

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Kemptville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I love Zizi's. This was my second visit, and the food, service and atmosphere are still superb. I tried the Zizi's Shrimp Tabbouleh, which was absolutely delicious. I still haven't made it there for dinner, as a I live a 40 minute drive away, but will make it a priority to eat dinner there soon. Incidentally I ate there at... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We decided to go for dinner to ZiZi's at the last minute and were fortunate to get one of their last tables for a 7:00 meal. We were forewarned about having a "high" table and we ended up sitting at the back of the restaurant, which was not a problem as the atmosphere was quiet and intimate and the kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have been to Zizis several times and every visit has been great. Every time. The food, wine and service are always excellent. If you want bright lights and TV screens while you eat, this is definitely not your kind of place but if you want great food, cozy atmosphere and friendly staff, then you need to head to Zizis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It was great...Service, food and Sangria! Tried the five choice medley and every dish was scrumptious. Can hardly wait to try the other dishes!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We have driven by this restaurant several times and decided to try it today. It is a bit of a hidden gem in the area. It was quiet at the time with only a few tables taken. Smells from the kitchen were great. I had the shrimp linguine - tasty shrimp with a pesto and sundried tomato which I would... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It was our second time to this lovely, small and charming trattoria offering Mediterranean food, and we enjoyed it as much as the first time several months ago. The service is attentive and very pleasant. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, it has an open style kitchen, and the pricing is very good. It was a weeknight and quite busy... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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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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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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Address: 665 Earl Armstrong Road | Neighbourhood: Riverside South, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2G2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-822-1066
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Wine Bar

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  • 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Wine Bar

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