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Z Cucina di Spirito

1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2803
614-486-9200
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Ranked #18 of 1,963 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3rd Street
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English first
Paris, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were on our way to Columbus from Cleveland for a concert. When heavy rain slowed us down, we spoke with Rick, who was happy to accommodate a change to our reservation, and happily took our order over the phone. When we arrived, the restaurant was packed, but we were immediately seated, and were served our first two courses. The... More

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There were lots of specials. My friend wanted the appetizer special, and we had to sit at the bar for that 'deal'. I usually hate the bar height stools, but these were just fine. I had a great spinach salad, super $5 glass of wine (generous), and a fried calamari dish whose 'extra' fried bits were much better than the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I have been eating at Z regularly since it opened - I met Rick when he was at the North Market. In the 8 years since it opened, we have observed Z mature from a nice local restaurant to Best in Class! Rick has continued to refine the quality of ingredients, the diversity of the menu and... More

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

Thank you for your review! It is encouraging to know how strongly you feel about what we offer at Z Cucina. We hope you can make your way back soon. More

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

In my opinion, Z Cucina is the best restaurant in Columbus. Every time we go there we have the most wonderful meal and service and the atmosphere is beautiful. Z is always accommodating to my gluten allergy and they have the best FRESH GF pasta which they cook separately to avoid cross-contamination. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who... More

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

Sharla, Thank you for your visit and review! We are proud to be a part of the "Grandview Strip" and all of the independent businesses that surround us. We always do our best to make our guests feel comfortable regardless of any dietary restrictions, allergies or preferences. More

Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Z Cucina is one of our very favorite restaurants in Columbus hands down. Service is always well informed & attentive; food quality is consistently excellent; atmosphere is comfortable, romantic, and full of the right kind of energy to help you know you have come to an exciting place to eat. Grandview is a neighborhood where all diversity is welcome, and... More

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

Thank you for the review! I am happy to know that you appreciate our changing menu and specials. I hope to see you back soon. More

Columbus, OH
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Z has become a staple on the Grandview Ave restaurant scene over the past few years and we've been going there since they opened. Sometimes it seems like places get complacent and "mail it in". We've had really good meals there as well as a couple of just "good" meals over the years; after all not every dining experience can... More

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

Thank you for writing, in such detail, of your recent experience at Z Cucina. We appreciate your visits and hope to see you back soon. More

Columbus, OH
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We recently ate at Z Cucina for a girls night out for birthdays. We had an excellent meal, attentive service, and the atmosphere was beautiful. It is a very simple, yet classy restaurant in the middle of Grandview that is walking distance to shopping and parking was very convenient.

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

Thank you for bringing in your group to celebrate. I am glad to know that you enjoyed all of the aspects of your experience! Sincerely, Rick Ziliak Owner, Z Cucina di Spirito More

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Z is always wonderful! The melon Gaspacho was delicious! Risotto Fritters perfect as always! Great service, the owner Rick is always available and no detail missed! Beautiful patio, one of the best in town!!

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

Thank you for the visit and the review. I am glad your group had a great time on our newly designed patio! We hope you are able to return soon. Sincerely, Rick Ziliak Owner, Z Cucina di Spirito More

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This restaurant is now a regular spot for dinner. The owner, Rick, greats everyone warmly and makes sure everything is done correctly. A must stop in Grandview.

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

Thank your for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Z Cucina, We all do our best to impress every night and I hope that you can come back to see us soon. Sincerely, Rick Ziliak Owner, Z Cucina di Spirito More

ohio
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We hadn't been here in a few years (it used to be one of our favorites) and decided to go for a special celebration. We had reservations, and when we arrived they didn't seem to know what to do with us, and sort of tossed us to someone who wandered around and finally gave us a table. We were brought... More

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