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Zizzi - Cambridge Bene't Street

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PRICE RANGE
$11 - $25
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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PASTA & RISOTTO
You can swap any of our pastas with non-gluten containing fusilli pasta and wholewheat pasta.
Spaghetti Bolognese
With fresh basil.
Beef Brisket & Venison Tagliatelle
A beef brisket, venison, red wine & beef dripping ragù with fresh egg tagliatelle, fresh bufala mozzarella & crispy sage.
Spaghetti Chorizo Carbonara
A classic with a twist: creamy carbonara sauce with pancetta, chorizo crumb, mushrooms & rosemary.
Strozzapretti Pesto Rosso
Spicy chicken, red pesto, mascarpone & spring onions.
Casareccia Pollo Piccante
Spicy piccante chicken in a creamy sauce with fresh tomatoes & baby spinach.
Ravioli Di Capra
Goat's cheese & spinach-flecked ravioli with a tomato sauce, super green pesto & pine nuts.
Spaghetti Pomodoro
With Bufala mozzarella, speciality tomatoes & basil.
King Prawn Linguine
King prawns & courgette ribbons in a hot roquito chilli, tomato, white wine & lobster sauce.
Lasagne
Rich ragu & béchamel, topped with riserva cheese & breadcrumbs.
Crab Cannelloni Al Forno
White crab & ricotta filled cannelloni, oven-baked in a lobster butter sauce with a hint of brandy, spinach & sunblush tomatoes. Topped with riserva cheese shards, pea shoots & purple basil.
CLASSIC PIZZA
All our classic pizzas can be made using our non-gluten base.
Classic Pepperoni Campagna
Pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, mozzarella & rosemary.
Classic Gamberone & Chorizo
King prawns, chorizo crumb, mozzarella, baby sunblush tomatoes, red pesto & smoked garlic oil.
Classic Italian Hot
Pepperoni, spicy N'duja sausage, red chillies, mozzarella, riserva cheese & basil.
Classic Margherita
Tomato, mozzarella & basil.
Classic Pinoli
Goat's cheese, mozzarella, caramelised balsamic onions, sunblush tomatoes, pine nuts, riserva cheese & basil.
CALZONE
A pizza folded in half before it's baked, like a giant, Italian, Cornish pasty.
Calzone Pollo Spinaci
Roast chicken, speck, spinach, mushrooms & thyme in a creamy mozzarella & béchamel sauce, topped with coppa ham.
Calzone Carne Piccante
Wagyu beef meatballs, spicy roasted chicken, bolognese, mozzarella, mushrooms & red chillies.
RUSTICA PIZZA
Our signature pizza - hand stretched that bit further for a bigger base, a crispier texture and more toppings.
Rustica Wagyu Polpette
Wagyu beef meatballs, smoked mozzarella, roquito pearls, baby sunblush tomatoes, chillies & smoked garlic oil.
Rustica Pollo Rosso
Spicy roasted chicken, smoked mozzarella, fire-roasted peppers, baby sunblush tomatoes & spinach on a smoky pepper pesto & tomato base.
Rustica Pulled Pork Roma
Slow-cooked pulled pork & crispy crackling on a white base of smoked mozzarella with pepperoni, baby sunblush tomatoes, rosemary & smoked chilli jelly.
Rustica Primavera
Goat’s cheese, artichokes, spinach, fire-roasted peppers, olives, mozzarella, balsamic tomatoes, super green pesto & rocket.
Rustica Piccante
Pepperoni, spicy N'duja sausage, Spianata Piccante salami, hot roquito chillies, mushrooms, mozzarella, rocket & mascarpone.
Rustica Sofia
Spicy chicken, pepperoni, crumbled piccante Basilicata sausage, mozzarella, red chillies & rosemary.
SIDES
Creamy Riserva Cheese Mash
Baby Gem Salad
With avocado Caesar dressing.
Courgette Fritti
Lightly battered courgette shoestring fries, with grated riserva cheese.
Green Beans
Fried Herby Potatoes
Sweet Potato Wedges
Served with red pepper tapenade.
Kale & Broccoli
Sautéed in garlic butter.
DESSERTS
Chocolate & Banana Calzone
Sweet warm dough filled with banana, chocolate sauce & mascarpone cream. Served with vanilla gelato & hot salted caramel sauce.
Sticky Chocolate & Praline Torte
A dairy-free chocolate torte with a date, hazelnut & walnut base. Served with coconut & chocolate ripple gelato.
Lemon Curd Cheesecake
Zingy lemon, white chocolate & mascarpone cheesecake with a lemon curd swirl top. Served with a pink raspberry snap & passion fruit coulis.
Prosecco Panna Cotta
A creamy panna cotta base, topped with raspberry & prosecco jelly, strawberries & mint (under 300 kcals).
Strawberry Sundae
Strawberry sorbet & honey sea salt mascarpone gelato, baby meringues, strawberry & raspberry coulis, fresh strawberries, whipped mascarpone & fresh mint.
Tiramisu
Espresso & liqueur-soaked sponge & layers of mascarpone & cocoa.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie
Served warm & injected with gooey salted caramel with giant chocolate shavings, rich hot chocolate sauce & vanilla gelato.
Salted Caramel Sundae
Salted caramel gelato, whipped mascarpone, chocolate gelato, salted caramel sauce, bronze crunch, crumbled honeycomb & white chocolate curls.
Lemon Meringue Sundae
Lemon sorbet, vanilla gelato, crumbled meringue, whipped mascarpone cream, lemon curd & a pink raspberry snap.
Espresso Affogato
Vanilla gelato & mascarpone cream, espresso & amaretti biscuits, all served individually.
MEAT & FISH
Lemon Butter Sea Bass
Two pan-seared sea bass fillets, with garlic kale & broccoli, fried herby potatoes & a lemon butter & white wine sauce.
Pork Belly Arrosto
Oven-roasted pork belly with creamy riserva cheese mash, crispy crackling shards, garlic kale & broccoli & a Chianti & rosemary sauce.
Spiedini Pollo
A Mediterranean hanging skewer: Spicy harissa chicken breast, peppers, red onion & courgettes, with red pepper tapenade. Served with fried herby potatoes & a baby gem salad with avocado Caesar dressing.
Pollo Prosciutto
Chicken breast with sage wrapped in prosciutto ham, served with a white wine sauce, with fried herby potatoes & green beans.
Spiedini Pescatore
A Mediterranean hanging skewer: Lightly smoked salmon fillet, shell-on king prawns, courgettes & peppers with a lemon butter & white wine sauce. Served with fried herby potatoes & a baby gem salad with avocado Caesar
Pan Seared Salmon
Lightly smoked salmon fillet, with a warm salad of new potatoes, artichoke, rocket, baby sunblush tomatoes, green beans & pea shoots with a lemon butter & white wine sauce.
STARTERS
To kick things off!
Garlic King Prawns
Shell-on, pan-fried in garlic butter, smoky pepper pesto & white wine. Served with watercress & our 'little soul' breads (£1.50 supplement)
Wild Boar Polpette
Oven-baked herby wild boar & pork meatballs in a pomodoro sauce with melted smoked mozzarella, grated riserva cheese & chilli threads.
Bufala Caprese
Speciality tomatoes, red onion & roasted garlic in extra virgin olive oil with Bufala mozzarella, bursting balsamic pearls & fresh basil.
Toscana Soup
A hearty blend of tomatoes, leeks, grilled peppers, curly kale & quinoa. Served with smoked mozzarella bread for dipping.
Calamari Big
Crispy squid rings with a garlic & basil aioli dip.
Calamari Small
Crispy squid rings with a garlic & basil aioli dip.
Arancini
Our hand rolled risotto balls with mozzarella, peas & a breadcrumb coating. Served with a red pepper tapenade dip.
Fonduta Formaggi
A melting pot of gorgonzola, gruyère & pecorino cheese with 'little soul' bread for dipping.
Bruschetta
Speciality tomatoes, red onion & roasted garlic in extra virgin olive oil on toasted bread, with super green pesto, fresh basil & riserva cheese.
Mushroom Brindisi
Creamy mushrooms & smoked mozzarella oven baked on our dough, then finished with chopped parsley, grated riserva, crispy sage & smoked garlic oil.
SHARERS
Antipasto Grande Board
Coppa ham, Spianata Piccante salami, speck, smoked scamorza cheese, creamy bufala mozzarella, mixed olives, tomato & pesto crostini, our 'little soul' breads, rocket & riserva cheese salad, smoked chilli dip.
Cicchetti Sharing Board
Harissa chicken skewers, calamari, fonduta formaggi, garlic bread, spicy 'Nduja sausage garlic bread. Served with aioli & red pepper tapenade.
NON GLUTEN MENU
Non-Gluten Vegan Margherita
Tomato, vegan Mozzarisella (made with coconut oil) & basil.
Non-Gluten Gamberone & Chorizo Pizza
King prawns, chorizo crumb, mozzarella, baby sunblush,tomatoes, red pesto & smoked garlic oil.
Non-Gluten Classic Pinoli Pizza
Goat’s cheese, mozzarella, caramelised balsamic onions, sunblush tomatoes, pine nuts, riserva cheese & basil.
Non-Gluten Vegan Zucca Pizza
Tomato, Mozzarisella, (made with coconut oil), roasted butternut squash, caramelised balsamic onions & spinach.
Non-Gluten Non-Dairy Margherita Pizza
Tomato, vegan mozzarella alternative (made with coconut oil) & basil.
Non-Gluten Italian Hot Pizza
Pepperoni, spicy ‘Nduja, sausage, red chillies, mozzarella, riserva cheese & basil.
Non-Gluten Pepperoni Campagna Pizza
Pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, mozzarella & rosemary.
Non-Gluten Margherita Pizza
Tomato, mozzarella & basil.
Non-Gluten Vegan Pepperonata Pizza
Tomato, Mozzarisella (made with coconut oil), fire-roasted peppers, sunblush tomatoes, hot roquito chillies & pea shoots.
Non-Gluten Risotto Pollo Funghi
Roasted chicken, mushrooms, rosemary, sage & riserva cheese.
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

The prices gave recently gone up and the portion sizes have reduced. I regularly choose their ‘Super Zucca’ salad, so I am aware of the size. The chicken skewers were served cold after a 30 minute wait in a near empty restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank ettm2014
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Never have I ever experienced a worse service than here. We were a fairly large group of 28 looking for a place to eat, and thought the place looked nice. The service is very very slow, even taking into consideration that we were many people....More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Where do I even start... they can’t speak proper English, they got 4 out of 10 of our drinks wrong, they brought us food we didn’t order and “forced” us to pay for it, had no respect for our situation and did not in any...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank asmusc2019
Reviewed April 24, 2019

The staff were friendly & accomodating and the kitchen staff kindly invited our son to help make his own pizza with them, which he was thrilled about.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank RHqualityagent
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

We generally eat at other venue but couldn’t get booked. 8 of us for family lunch - we were welcomed warmly. Very prompt service, great food - my Mozzarella starter was delicious ... Gluten Free Pizza & 2 glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon went down a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ET05
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

We went to the Cambridge branch of Zizzi’s on Bene’t street. The good points were the friendly waitresses who were very helpful and attentive as well as the room itself which is a high ceilinged old bank which is a great venue. The bad points...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Viewsofsandandsea
Reviewed April 14, 2019

I normally avoid chain restaurants if I can but needed a quick lunch on a Sunday lunchtime and everywhere was busy, so decided on the closest one to us which was Zizzi. It was very busy and people were waiting to be seated but we...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank James M
Reviewed April 14, 2019

If you like noisy and hectic restaurants, this is the place to go. Staff are always on the go and the food was delivered quickly. The food is OK but very much chain restaurant style and not over exciting. A heavy emphasis on salt is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Antarctic
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Been to a few Zizzi chains and have always been impressed. This restaurant was no exception. Fabulous and impressive building, promptly sat at a table, and loads of options on the menu. Service was very prompt (probably so that they could get a table quick,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lottie4444
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The service was so quick it made us wonder if the pizzas were made from scratch. They were not hot but warm. My husbands ‘rustico’ pizza had minimal toppings. My pepperoni pizza had six small pieces pieces of pepperoni and wafer thin slices of mushroom...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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