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“Whether for date night or a business dinner, Z Cucina always delivers!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Z Cucina di Spirito

Z Cucina di Spirito
1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2803
+1 614-486-9200
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Ranked #7 of 1,994 Restaurants in Columbus
Price range: $12 - $30
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.
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Whether for date night or a business dinner, Z Cucina always delivers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012 via mobile

Z is perfect for a cozy date night escape from the wintry Columbus weather. We love the ambiance and the owner is very attentive. Great customer service can be a rare find these days, so go check out this place and you will not be disappointed!

I also planed a recent business dinner here and we had the best time. My client thought the food was excellent!

Another nice touch is that they offer a few dishes that are vegetarian. Very thoughtful!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Powell, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“What more could you ask-entertaining and great food?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The driver of the car several of us were in stopped directly in front of the door to let us out. A gentleman came out and welcomed us, and when the driver said he was going to park, he was told it was OK to park there. It turned out our "greeter" was the owner, who came by our table several times, and was sincerely interested that we have a good evening. That was the positive beginning of a wonderful evening and terrific food. For me, one of my peculiarities when eating at a nice restaurant is the bread served. It can be a deal-breaker if not of high quality. At Z Cucina, it is outstanding. The menu is not huge, as in many Italian restaurants, but varied and well chosen. Among us, we had an herb roasted chicken dish, saltimboca, a pizza of squash, pesto and crispy leeks, lasagna, and braised short ribs. Each was wonderfully prepared and presented. Wine might be considered a little on the high side, (not nearly as excessive as some places,) but there are a number of nice wines that are also available by the glass. Service is well timed and is everything one would expect at a nice restaurant. Grandview, where the restaurant is located, is interesting and exciting. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice venue for a wedding rehearsal dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

We hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner for 37 people here in July.
Everything was topnotch: food, service, and setting. The manager Rick was friendly and helpful. A few of us had a tasting dinner there in May. We selected hors d' oeuvres, salad, entrees, desserts, and wines. Our rehearsal dinner was situated in the main room of the restaurant (there is a smaller area by the bar, and some outside tables). The wait staff were tremendous. The restaurant has optional valet parking, which we used for the rehearsal dinner guests. Rick setup a screen in a corner of the room, where we projected a musical slide show of the bride and groom growing up. Note you need to bring external speakers, as the restaurant noise overpowered our laptop speakers.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco
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“Ordinary Trying for Greatness”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

The food is dependably good. The clientele startling average, with aspirations. The staff is overly friendly with casualness, crossing my personal boundary. But it’s the kind of attention some people enjoy. They know their food and beverages, but tend to over-explain without recognizing the subtle clues regarding the level of interest or knowledge of the patron. No place I would suggest, but have accepted invitations there three time.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, OH
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Incredible Food, Fantastic Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

Z Cucina has some of the best food in Grandview and certainly the best Italian. The risott fritters are amazing and the farfally alfredo is a very refreshing take on an "alfredo". The fresh made bread changes from time to time and it's always a treat. The servers at Z Cucina are some of the most friendly we come across which is very refreshing. And the price is very reasonable, not expensive at all. We even get carryout from them every couple weeks.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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