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Z Cucina di Spirito

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1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2803 (3rd Street)
+1 614-486-9200
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We specialize in rustic Italian cuisine with a modern flare. Handmade...
We specialize in rustic Italian cuisine with a modern flare. Handmade cheeses, bread, pastas and desserts as well as house cured salumi combine with an artisan wine list in a warm environment. Please note that we are open for lunch for groups of 8 or more with advanced notice. We also have semi-private dining options available as well.
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    Very good
  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dining with delight~

Everything wonderful, from greeting to dessert! Chef Jamie George is one of the most accomplished chefs in the city....he creates magic in the kitchen...love all of the house made items from cheeses to sweets. Will dine at Z Cucina again and again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
harrisonhouseohio
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  • Romantic
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We started with the cheeseboard which included a diverse array of cheeses and relishes. All were tasty. The tuna appetizer was very mildly flavored- bland almost. For dinner I had the scallops which were perfectly seared and delicious! The cucumber salad was but the rice and broth were not very good. My husbands's ribeye was very fatty and a disappointment.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Everything wonderful, from greeting to dessert! Chef Jamie George is one of the most accomplished chefs in the city....he creates magic in the kitchen...love all of the house made items from cheeses to sweets. Will dine at Z Cucina again and again.

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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for recognizing the efforts of Chef Jamie and the kitchen staff. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Z Cucina 6-8 times over the last several years and the meals have been so consistently good that I always ask myself on leaving, 'Why am I not eating here more often?' The food is creative and excellent and the atmosphere is elegant without being pretentious. It's a great restaurant- always a treat!

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Thank you for the "outstanding" review! More 

New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've eaten there several times, and each time we say "why aren't we eating here more often?" It truly is consistently good and creative. The setting is intimate and in a great little suburb.

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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and we hope to see you more often! More 

Logan, Ohio
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived shortly after they opened for dinner service and we were greeted by the owner who sat us and told us how things were prepared and his favorites! We tried several apps, a pizza and their roasted chicken with goat cheese and corn soufflé. The chicken was amazing!!!! Since it was during happy hour the prices were perfect! We... More 

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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The food here very unique flavors and has more options for vegetarians. We liked all the dishes we ordered but eggplant dish was the more amazing even butterscotch dessert was good too !!

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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review

Thank you! We have always tried to have interesting vegetarian choices on the main menu as well as a nightly vegetarian feature. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a delicious dinner in an atmosphere that is indicative of fine dining at its best. For being as busy as it was, we were seated promptly as requested after having a cocktail at the bar. The service was excellent as was the salumi, fresh ricotta and our entrees. The featured wine was a nice compliment to our selections.... More 

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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for your date night. We appreciate your kind words as well! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Made last-minute reservations late on a Friday evening & couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. The experience was exactly what you want from a restaurant - an interesting, delicious meal that I could not have prepared at home; informative, attentive service; great atmosphere, etc. From the special bread (yum!) and the beautiful cheese platter to the dinners &... More 

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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review

Thank you coming to Z Cucina. We are glad to see that we offered you a nice experience. More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Z is a regular spot for entertaining my clients when they are in Columbus. The food is always excellent and there is always something special on the menu. Owner Rick Ziliak and his crew take a hands on approach to service and it shows. Highly recommended.

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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review

We are pleased to know that you enjoy Z Cucina! More 

col
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Once again they've outdone themselves! Fabulous summer menu. We enjoyed their 3 course Prix-fixe menu last evening & my mouth is still watering. We sat on their covered patio &be joyed every every minute of the lovely evening, from the valet parking to the warm welcome by the owner, to our great server, to the absolute best most inventive meal... More 

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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed our $30 Wednesday Dinner. Thank you for the review! More 

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Additional Information about Z Cucina di Spirito

Address: 1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2803
Phone Number: +1 614-486-9200
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2803
    (3rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-486-9200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

We specialize in rustic Italian cuisine with a modern flare. Handmade cheeses, bread, pastas and desserts as well as house cured salumi combine with an artisan wine list in a warm environment. Please note that we are open for lunch for groups of 8 or more with advanced notice. We also have semi-private dining options available as well.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?