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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.
$12 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably good standard Italian food. Rather heavy & nothing novel. Service was fine if a wee bit slow.

Date of visit: October 2021
rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bread, wonderful halibut and vegetarian options. Daughter had steak and that was good too! No complaints!

Date of visit: October 2021
rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Susan!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is way late, so my apologies for not raving about Z Cucina earlier! I've dined at the Grandview location for over 12 years, and visited the Dublin location twice. Both are nice dining experiences. Know that the Granview location is much smaller and...can be just a little louder, as the Dublin location is quite a bit bigger. That being said, there's a reason they hold the #1 spot. The food, the service and the experience are all amazing. From the minute you walk in, you know you are going to be treated well. The menu, while somewhat short, shows that they do everything from scratch that same day. The goat cheese rav are not to be missed. I usually get that every time unless they have a featured dish of the day that takes me away from it. I've had their chicken parm (yum!), and always get their calamari to start the meal (fresh, crispy and perfectly fried). Do yourself a favor and check either of their locations out. It's certainly not what I would consider expensive, but it isn't a cheap meal either. For the quality of food and service, it is well worth it. You won't regret the decision. In my mind, it's the best Italian food in Columbus.More

Date of visit: August 2021
rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Roger! Jackie & Rick Ziliak

Reviewed September 1, 2021

My wife and I went here for dinner as we were passing through Columbus. There was almost no one here. I don't understand why because the meal and service were top notch. Everything we ordered - from the soup to the lasagna - were outstanding....Mark, our waiter, made great recommendations. I hope more folks show up and support this fine Italian restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2021
rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2021

Glad you had a nice time dining with us!

Reviewed August 30, 2021

What a wonderful establishment with incredible food. The most impressive thing was that We were greeted by Jackie (owner) and before we left talked with Rick (owner) about our experience. YOu can see that the owners obviously care about their guests and it shows in...the quaint atmosphere and the delicious food. We were visiting our two sons at OSU and decided to take them here based on previous reviews and it didn't disappoint. The bread bowl with dipping sauce was out of this world. On Mondays, they have a special of spaghetti with meatballs, salad and cannoli which was more than we could eat and superb for the price! We also had the chicken parmigiana and a flatbread pizza. We went home with leftovers and were happy to do so. We highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2021
rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2021

Thank you for posting your thoughts! Your review is very appreciated! Jackie & Rick Ziliak

Reviewed August 29, 2021

The only thing better than the food was the staff! We celebrated my wife’s birthday there. Courteous, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly staff made our visit wonderful. The food and wine selection was outstanding! Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2021
rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2021

Glad you had a great night with us! Please visit us again the next time you come to Columbus. Jackie & Rick Ziliak

Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this magnificent restaurant. My daughter and I dined here when I brought her back to school for the semester. We found it by reading TripAdvisor reviews. We were greeted by Jacki the owner when we...entered. She asked us if we had been there before and when she sat us she gave us some great suggestions. As an Italian from the Northeast I am not easily impressed by Italian food. Everything we ordered was fantastic. Our waiter Matt really knew the menu and gave us suggestions. There were so many great dishes on the menu that we decided to split several things. The Caprese Salad was amazing. The Chicken Parm was perfect and the Watermelon Gazpacho was great. The Meatballs were unlike anything I’ve ever tasted and I consider myself the David Portnoy of Meatballs. They were light and fluffy with a taste of sausage. I couldn’t have enjoyed them more. The drinks were very interesting and flavorful. The service was impeccable and Matt and Jacki could not have done more to make us feel like family.More

Date of visit: August 2021
rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2021

Thank you! It was very nice meeting you and we hope to see you when you visit Columbus again. Jackie & Rick Ziliak

Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

Great service! Delicious food! The owner made a point of coming around to the tables to talk with everyone. Very personable.

Date of visit: August 2021
rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2021

It was very nice meeting you both last night! Thank you for the review! Jackie & Rick Ziliak

Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

Great food great staff as always. Five star hot fresh food. Worth the money. We have never had a bad experience here. The staff remembers you they truly do.

Date of visit: August 2021
rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2021

Thank you very much, Pamela ! We appreciate your many visits! Jackie & Rick Ziliak

Reviewed July 30, 2021

My last experience at Z Cucina was well below par. After posting my review owner Rick DM'ed me and I promised that next time I would be back in Columbus I would stop by for dinner. It took some more time then expected but this...July I was back in Columbus. We made our way over to Z Cucina di Spirito and were not disappointed this time. Rick himself was not present at the Columbus location but his lovely partner was. When we arrived at Z Cucina I explained our history and that we kept our promise to come back. I must admit that the service was flawless during the visit. Good service and communication during the whole dinner through the friendly waiters and waitresses. We opted to share appetizers; House meatballs, Parmigiono Risotto fritters, Calamari Fritti and the Tomato Caprese. Each individual appetizer was of great quality and taste. Presentation on the table was also good. For the main course we opted for different plates; Lasagna Bolognese, Italian Sausage & House Ricotta Tortelli and Natural Chicken Parmigiani were some of the dishes that came from the kitchen. Presentation was again good however the quality of the main course was not on par. For Italian fine dining you expect quality and these plates were average (taste / portion size huge). Attention and service in between courses and in general, as mentioned earlier was great. It was also very nice to be able to sit on the patio area. To finalize the meal we had some coffees while we discussed about the experience at the dinner table. Overall Z Cucina is a really nice place to go for a good dinner. If the chef's keep on par and do the extra step to make that main course also a good Italian experience then for my next review I am sure I can give an excellent once again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2021

Thank you for coming back to see us! We appreciate your insights and hope to see you the next time you are in Columbus. Rick & Jackie Ziliak

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October 27, 2019|
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Response from rick z | Property representative |
We will be open Christmas Eve. Please call us directly for a reservation, 614-916-9200.
Juliet B
June 4, 2019|
Response from Mitzi301 | Reviewed this property |
Their website lists the seasonal menu. I’m thinking that’s a fall/winter offering.
November 6, 2018|
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Response from rick z | Property representative |
Thank you for the interest in our Dublin location. Plans are to open very soon, in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Z Cucina di Spirito

Yes, Z Cucina di Spirito offers takeout services.

Z Cucina di Spirito is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5