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“Good food and good value.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zizzi - Exeter

Zizzi - Exeter
21-22 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS, England
01392 274737
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Ranked #84 of 407 restaurants in Exeter
Price range: $17 - $43
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: At Zizzi we like to do things a little differently. We don’t do over-complicated recipes or scrimpy portion sizes. We’re all about the well-chosen ingredients, simply put together to make exceptional Italian food.We are situated on the famous Gandy Street, just off the main High Street and close to Exeter Central train station, making us a popular destination with shoppers and tourists. We are housed in the old City Chambers, providing a lovely open plan dining area which can be used to accommodate parties and families of all sizes. Dine al fresco with an outdoor dining area for sunny weather.
Tsukuba, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food and good value.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My son had a 3-course meal (plenty of garlic bread made with focaccia, roasted chicken salad with beans, lentils, mixed leaves, balsamic onion, tiramisu)and I had a main course(mushroom and rosemary risotto over which a waiter grated cheese in front of me.)
The course meal was 13.95 and mine was 7.95.
The service was good; the waiter was attentive and friendly.
I felt the money well spent.

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
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English first
London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere and generous portions!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

First visit to a Zizzi restaurant, lovely open space with loads of natural light. Had tomato and pesto bread for starts, very nice! More than enough for two people. Great value for the quality and portion size, the rustic pizzas are particularly large! Loads of vegetarian options and they also have a 'healthy eating out' award! All round great meal

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food and Good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Visited Zizzi, Exeter for lunch and it was delightful. Staff were very pleasant and welcoming and food was very tasty and served quickly.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food but grumpy staff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Zizzi twice to say farewell to colleagues in the last few weeks. The food was excellent on both occasions. My only comment would be "send your staff to Cote Brasserie in the Cathedral Green to get some staff training! The staff there are exceptional which is not a word i would use for Zizzi's staff. On both occasions we visited Zizzi the food was faultless and the staff (both male as it happens) were grumpy and made us feel as if we were a bit of a nuisance. Will go back though as the chefs turn out lovely food at a good price and a pleasant conservatory and garden to eat in. The very good I scored was for the food alone.

Visited June 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Average food/service at Zizzi's Exeter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We went as a group (10) and were sat at a long table (never ideal IMHO) with a metal surface. Unfortunately this meant that it smelled of Brasso. The food was average (nothing special) although my chicken salad was nice. The waiter got the order wrong so one of us had to wait for his correct meal to arrive then they added the wrong choice to the bill as well as the right one! I notice they add 10% service charge automatically despite saying it is optional so make sure you check the bill properly if in a big group.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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