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“Typical chain restaurant”

Zizzi - Bristol Clifton Village
Ranked #399 of 1,668 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $12 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Zizzi is a spacious Italian restaurant in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol. Surrounded by quaint boutiques and other historic buildings, it is only a five-minute walk from Brunel's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. With a large seating area tucked away at the back, Zizzi - Clifton Village easily caters for large parties whilst creating an intimate atmosphere for couples or smaller groups at the front of the restaurant. Zizzi is a lively and entertaining place to eat with friends and family, but the staff can also seat you somewhere secluded if you are after a bit more privacy! Zizzi - Clifton Village was given a makeover at the start of 2010 and now features an illustration by local artist Richard Sanderson, who was inspired by Bristol's floating harbour, terraces and the Great Western Railway. Zizzi restaurants are passionate about simple Italian cookery. Whether it's pizza or pasta, salads or risotto, or carne and pesce (meat and fish), each dish is prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients - from the popular classics to Zizzi's own innovations - ensuring that you can enjoy a great Italian dining experience, at any of Zizzi's Italian restaurants around the country.
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Second visit for a special meal with friends and although the waiter was first rate the food wasn't. Garlic Bread with Mozzarella was nice but the bread bucket was just that. Came with a small empty 'dipping dish' - no balsamic and only a bottle of plain olive oil on the table for dipping. The skinny pizza rustica pollo piccante wasn't special although there were generous chunks of chicken. The megre mixed leaf and tomato salad was a few wan leaves with sliced tomato in a small bowl with no dressing. I know they need to turn a profit but how much does a lettuce cost? The pana cotta was better described as a vanila blancmange. Only a good bottle of red wine at a reasonable price and the obliging waiter raised the standard to average.

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Thank Meggadad
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stopped for lunch while on the Gromit Trail on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend. This branch has a nice individual feel to it, and it was nice that a couple of requests we made which were slightly "off menu" were attended to without fuss (eg I'm a big fan of fritto misto but needed it without their usual chilli due to an allergy). The staff were polite and fun, despite being busy, and the food was extremely well cooked and tasty. I would be happy to return.

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Thank Penny Scudamore
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Welcome when you arrive was first rate and if you are early evening plenty of seating choice. The menu is quite extensive so you need a few minutes to decide. The food orders arrived quite quickly and were very tasty. During the evening the place fills up and the staff really have their work cut out. However, they cope well and the eating experience is very good and quite reasonable prices too.

1  Thank Paul H
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I love Zizzi's restaurants, and hadn't visited this branch for a while, so I met some friends here recently to see how it was now. It was almost empty when we visited on an evening, and we were seated next to the windowed area in the lower section, which was very draughty. We asked to move - no problem. I ordered ravioli di capra - one of my favourites. Unfortunately mine was cold, and i tried to get the attention of the waitress to tell her, but she wasn't interested. To be fair - my friends had risotto and pizza and said their's was nice (and hot) so it was just mine. Very disappointing for me, and I wasn't asked when my (almost full plate) was cleared if there was a problem with the food. Will be giving this branch a miss & stick to Cabot Circus as it is always very good.

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2  Thank MAGGIE M
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is my third Zizzi restaurant I visited in the UK, the first was in Inverness, and then in London. We showed up, 10 of us, without a reservation, and waited for about 30 minutes to be seated. The staff really wanted to help us, and arranged a table for 10 to acomodate us. The restaurant was very busy, and NOISY. But evryone seemed to be having fun. Service was a bit on the slow side, but the food was great as usual.

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Thank John X
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