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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 106
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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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
Home Runs and strike outs

Before coming to Columbus I had read numerous reviews and picked Z Cucina due to its high ranking, but also because numerous people had said they were given first class service. I made reservations and was contacted twice by the restaurant to verify our reservation and the dress code (as we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
John N
Good for:
  • Romantic
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Before coming to Columbus I had read numerous reviews and picked Z Cucina due to its high ranking, but also because numerous people had said they were given first class service. I made reservations and was contacted twice by the restaurant to verify our reservation and the dress code (as we were going to the Rolling Stones concert that evening).... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Met a couple of friends here and didn't really know what to expect. The staff was kind and the owner who was very personable visited our table. The food was original and tasty! We got the risotto balls (not sure if that is the actual name) which were great. We also got a few small plates and an entree. Everything... More 

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

Thank you for the opportunity and we look forward to your return! More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It was our first time to this restaurant, and it will not be our last. We arrived and were seated promptly by Rick, the owner. He was friendly and hospitable, and as we chatted briefly about the establishment and menu, we felt as if he cared about who we were as people, not just patrons. The waiter was equally as... More 

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

It was nice speaking with you both. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary weekend! Thank you for the review. More 

Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Columbus. The food is consistently great. They offer both traditional and Italian-inspired meals. All is made in house and never disappoints.

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

Glad to know we are your favorite for Italian, thank you! More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We picked Z Cucina because of it's reviews on tripadvisor and I have to say it did not disappoint! The food was fabulous, the server was more than knowledgeable and the owner Rick was there to offer a warm welcome, and I saw him working with the staff multiple times around the restaurant to just help where he could. He... More 

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I appreciate your review and hope to see you (and the kids!) soon. More 

San Francisco
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We found the atmosphere fun, the menu well balanced, the pastas were fantastic, and the service was great. The menu reasonably priced as were the portions in size. I will go back upon my next trip to Columbus.

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Thank you for your review! More 

Reynoldsburg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were just browsing for a new place to go and found Z Cucina. We are so happy we did. It was a wonderful evening on the patio. The music playing was nice and not too loud. It was easy to have a conversation. The food we ordered was beautiful. No other words for it. The presentation was very nice... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed our seasonal menu and patio seating. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Tabernacle, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Z Cucina di Spirito is a FANTASTIC restaurant... incredibly delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, and the owner, Rick, delivers personal service to each and every customer. We were at OSU for graduation May 9th, and took our whole family here for the "big dinner" for Graduation, and they exceeded all of our expectations. I had called for reservations, and Rick, the... More 

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

Thank you for the review and we look forward to your return! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Z Cucina di Spirito opened up on a Sunday to accommodate the visitors in town for the OSU spring commencement, and we are so glad they did!. We had a large party of 13, and they made a special effort to seat us all together at one table. We couldn't have been happier! The service was excellent, every dish we... More 

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

We do most certainly appreciate you and thank you for the review! More 

Dover, Ohio
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful family meal here to celebrate Graduation and Mother's Day. The menu had a nice variety with attention to freshness and season. The kitchen was very open to our special requests and the food came out in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend and would like to go back. Love, love, love the risotto fritters!

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Thank you for the review and we would love to see you back! 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?