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Z Cucina di Spirito

1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2803
+1 614-486-9200
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Ranked #6 of 2,002 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to Z cucina for the first time with friends for a birthday celebration. Great choices on the menu - everything from the appetizers, drinks, entrees, and dessert were great. Even the focaccia and olive oil/balsamic dip was so good! The ambiance was low key but service was spot on. The owner checked in on us to make sure we... More 

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

We are glad you found us as well. We look forward to having you back! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We came to Z Cucina during restaurant week and had an amazing 3 course dinner for $25! The homemade ricotta was everyone's favorite - absolutely exceptional! Lovely atmosphere and creative menu.

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

I am pleased to see your group had a nice time at Z Cucina di Spirito. Thank you for posting a review! More 

Tully, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We loved this quaint small restaurant. The owner was there when we visited and stopped by to chat. The food and atmosphere was great - and we'll be back next time we're in town. Our group liked the cheese plate (with a few of their restaurant made cheeses) - and my sausage pizza was delicious, as was the salad. Worth... More 

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

We are glad that you enjoyed everything! I look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Columbus. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Up-beat modern take on Italian cuisine. The bar is outstanding and has a excellent happy hour. My favorite first course is Parmesan risotto fritters. All pastas are homemade, as are desserts. Owner Rick is very pleasant and provides great oversight with lots of attention to detail.

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

I am glad that you enjoyed our happy hour (and more!). Thank you for the review. More 

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place really lived up to the reviews. The service was incredible, they constantly checked on us and the waitress was very social and helpful. The selection of food was very good but I would recommend that you not be too picky because sometimes you just have to experiment with something new. The food was absolutely incredible and I wish... More 

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

Thank you for the review. Be sure to come to our happy hour (5 to 7pm at the bar). Food and drink specials Monday through Thursday. Drink specials on Friday. More 

Bluffton, Ohio
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Wow, what a great evening. 5 out of our 6 were first timers and couldn't use enough superlatives. Had ABC's Pinot Noir and Kuleto's Native Sun - both very good. For Appetizers we tried calamari steak-very good and a first for all; had house sausage; and cheese assortment. All the entrees got raves-italian meat loaf; tuna done perfect; chicken parm.... More 

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

Thank you for the review. I am glad that we impressed your group! More 

columbus
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I must say we gave Z Cucina another try since last month's review. It was definitely a different experience, and I am glad we did. We arrived on a Saturday to a 6pm reservation and were seated immediately. They definitely picked up shortly after, but it was also an OSU game night. Note to self: Always go on game nights... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your second experience with us. Know that I am on site to ensure that all of our guests have a great time! More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The service was prompt, well executed, and not intrusive. The menu had multiple dishes that appealed to us, and a number of them differed from the usual Italian fare in American restaurants. The food was excellent.

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

We appreciate your positive review! Thank you for taking the time to post. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Excellent service and meal. Rick, the owner, visited with us. Very personable and made us feel welcome. Will definitely visit again.

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

Thank you for the review and we hope you can make your back to see us soon. More 

Louisville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My daughter and myself had the opportunity to be in Columbus for the weekend and found this delightful Cucina!!!! We began the meal with the cheese plate.... feast! The different cheeses as well as the presentation with the bread and crackers were incredibly appealing. Followed with a Fall salad with pears and then the main course of a Flatbread and... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your time at Z Cucina. We appreciate the strong recommendation! 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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