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Z Cucina di Spirito

1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2803
614-486-9200
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Ranked #38 of 1,941 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3rd Street
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A group of 8 of us had reservations and were seated quickly. Even though the restaurant was crowded service was very good. Wait staff answered questions and made suggestions. Extensive wine list. Excellent food. leave room for desert!

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

Thank you for your kind review! I am glad that you enjoyed all of the aspects of your experience. We certainly hope that you are able to return soon. More

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I really want to like this place. Been twice - both times dined at the bar. Same bartender was quite inattentive. Actually, the service sucked. Food presentation was very old fashioned, covered with goupey sauce like TGI Fridays.

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

I would first like to thank you for your most recent visit to Z Cucina. Secondly, I must apologize for clearly having fallen far short of offering you an exceptional experience. As the owner, I sincerely hope that each and every guest has a great time when dining at my restaurant. Is it possible that you could provide me with... More

Lewis Center, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I recently had some friends in town to visit and took them to Z Cucina. They were absolutely blown away. There is no doubt that Chef George is a powerhouse in the kitchen. This is not a spaghetti and meatballs joint. You gotta $$$ to play but, the food is marvelous and well worth it. If you are going to... More

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We go here quite often and every visit is great. The food is always good and I absolutely love the atmosphere.

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

Jill, Thank you very much for your kind review! As the owner, I can't emphasize enough that reviews such as yours really do go a long way to entice others to give us a try. I hope to see you back soon. Sincerely, Rick Ziliak Owner, Z Cucina di Spirito More

Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We hadn't been to Z in a year or two, and when I saw the discounted certifcate on Dine Originals, I bought one and planned our return visit. With Z being on the other side of town, it hasn't always been convenient to go there for dinner. After last night's dinner, I think we may need to start heading to... More

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Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Came here from suburb based on reviews. It was a Weds. night - made reservations via Open Table. Restaurant 1/2 full and they knew it was a special event (Birthday). Service not good. Had drinks and appetizers and thought we were off to a great start and then the wheels fell off the bus. Okay - 25 mins. passed and... More

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I chose Z Cucina because it was near Ohio State's campus and we are out-of-towners without a car. I briefly looked at the menu prior to going, which helped in my decision to go. Drinks, yummy! I ordered a pear something or other, asked if they could modify it for my liking and it was great! Starters - I thought... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have been here before (mostly for holidays like Valentine's Day, when I feel they have been slightly overwhelmed from a service standpoint) and generally liked it, so I tried it again on an average night with a group of six. This place is excellet and the service/atmosphere is most welcoming. I had the Spaghetti Bolognese,which in terms of flavor... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We decided to try Z Cucina after seeing the restaurant named as one of Columbus's 10 best by the Dispatch's food critic. I had a wonderful beet salad which contained fried goat cheese. An amazing dish, with a pleasingly complex flavor profile. I would definitely return just to have this dish again. The entree I ordered was Amish chicken stuffed... More

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Tried Z last night and we were delighted. Pasta, many cheeses and all deserts are made on site. Great mix of favors, great cocktails. Wine on the higher side ($8 for white, $9 for red) for Columbus. Pastas are $16-$18 and were excellent. Gnocchi rocked. Will definitely go back! Owner greets all guests and seems to remember everyone.

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