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Zizzi - Oxford

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PRICE RANGE
$11 - $25
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
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 1 week ago via mobile

Waited for almost an hour to realize that our order haven’t even made to the kitchen. No excuses, whatsoever. Horrible.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank gergelyf2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with 4 friends, we were all super happy with our food it was absolutely lovely and the staff were lovely too.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank oxfordheart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant were I celebrate my birthday. A warm welcoming, followed by an excellent service, with a lot of attention to details on order to please you. We took mixed Rustica pizzas and it was great. With that we took a bottle of...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Vindiesel80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyable lunch before the theatre. Pizzas were well cooked and enjoyable but would have been better with more topping. Wines were good but not great. We had to ask for some tap water twice and still none arrived! Strangely when the bill came it included...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank DaveyP3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch during our visit to Oxford, it was incredible. All around one of the best restaurants we’ve been to during our time in the U.K. had the garlic bread appetizer, a pizza and salad for main, chocolate melt for dessert. Come give...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank travlnokies
Reviewed August 11, 2019

First time at any Zizzi although wanted Tory them before,enjoyed the visit we had good waiter service and the food was very good ,a lot of choice on the menu .

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank _nik_woody
Reviewed August 2, 2019

Really nice manager and my wife's King Prawn linguine very good but the Bolognese had a syrupy impression of meat rather than a Ragu. Would recommend the restaurant but avoid anything that can be a paste type ingredient and sorry to be giving only a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Just popped in , have not tried Zizzi for years , all three of us really enjoyed our lunch , great food and great service , well done guys

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Craig W
Reviewed July 16, 2019

we have been to a number of restaurants in this chain and our experience here was the worst. Our order came out incredibly quickly and there was no way the pizza one of us ordered could have been cooked from start. both our meals were...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Richard10
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Visited on Saturday early evening, half empty and now we know why! Marched to a window seat, obviously to entice people in by making it look busy. My partner sat in a sea that he clearly wasn’t “supposed to” which probably started if all off...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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