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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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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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  • 181
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
High quality and great service

The food was unique and high quality. The service was terrific. The atmosphere was pleasant. It is small and not too noisy. We were celebrating our anniversary, and they encouraged us to relax and enjoy our dining experience. Everything was very fresh and flavorful. We will definitely dine there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Heather G
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Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food was unique and high quality. The service was terrific. The atmosphere was pleasant. It is small and not too noisy. We were celebrating our anniversary, and they encouraged us to relax and enjoy our dining experience. Everything was very fresh and flavorful. We will definitely dine there again!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great food, service, bar, and atmoshere, all the time. The reastaurant is great, however Trpadvisor's reqirement that the review be at least 100 characters long is riduculous. If you can say it in 2 sentences, why require wasted effort?

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CIRCLEVILLE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food and service were very good! We had a table for twelve and service was timely with the number of dinners. Everyone ordered something different. We shared many of the dishes and were encouraged to do so. The entire group agreed we would return.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

WOW!!! Some friends took us here for dinner while we were visiting Columbus. I cannot express how impressed we were from the personal greeting by the owner (Rick Ziliak) when we walked in to the attentive service from Maegan to the superb food - a wonderful experience!!! We enjoyed the appetizers of the Sweet Blue Crab Wedge and the House... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Sad to say but we did not enjoy our meal there. We both ordered apps followed by pasta dishes. Our mains came first, when we asked the server where were our apps he apologized for the mistake and removed our mains and brought the apps, well one app only, my wife's. We then had to ask for my app which... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

had very good gourmet food recently. It was well prepared and served. liked everything about it except the prices.I think this place is a little overpriced if money is no object, this is a good place to go

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

Thank you for writing about your evening with us. We appreciate your feedback. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Just recently went to Z Cucina di Spirito and it was such an unexpected delight! Based on other reviews, my husband and I chose this restaurant as a stopping point on our way heading back east. Being used to New York-area restaurants, we think this is as good, if not better, than NYC fare. The homemade bread accompanied with olive... More 

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

We are so glad you were impressed! Thank you for the detailed review. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We made a reservation based on Tripadvisor recommendations. When we mentioned to Columbus friends we were going to dine there- they raved about it! They were right to rave! The food is excellent, the atmosphere is charming and cozy, and the wait staff couldn't be more attentive or better informed! We have put it on our list of "musts' when... More 

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

Thank you for the review. We are excited to be on your list! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Z Cucina was exactly what we were looking for in authentic Italian dining! The atmosphere feels luxurious without being pretentious. The food is fresh and homemade - even the Limoncello! Portion sizes are just right, and the staff, from owner to valet, we're welcoming and professional. Highly recommend!

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We are glad to know you had a "wonderful" time with us! Thank you for posting. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

At last Z Cucina is crowned as the #1 restaurant in Columbus! We knew it, and have told many, but now Trip Advisor confirms our findings. Excellent food, an educated and charming waitstaff, and a casually sophisticated atmosphere await those who venture to Grandview. Waiter Matthew brings it all to the table with a hearty welcome and trusted recommendations. Congratulations,... More 

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Thank you so very much! More 

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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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