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“Lovely restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zizzi - Dorchester

Zizzi - Dorchester
Ranked #27 of 122 Restaurants in Dorchester
Price range: US$12 - US$31
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Zizzi we like to do things a little differently. We don’t do over-complicated recipes or scrimpy portion sizes. We’re all about the well-chosen ingredients, simply put together to make exceptional Italian food.Situated within the beautiful old Dorchester Brewery site, Zizzi's new home boasts a large terrace that overlooks the Brewery square - one to make the most of on those beautiful sunny days. Inside, the restaurant makes the most of the old brewery's architecture with exposed brickwork and large arched factory windows, whilst the design makes the most of Dorchester being part of the 'Jurassic Coast'. Our open-plan kitchen is situated in the centre of the building, so every table can view our chefs hard at work and cooking up a storm for all to enjoy!Dine al fresco with an outdoor dining area for sunny weather. And tweet what you eat with WiFi available here (if you’re in to that).
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Nice food but missing a couple of things that should be on the menu, Bruschetta for one. Sharing platter is to die for and staff are excellent and can't do enough for you. Well worth a visit. Fountain outside is quite breathtaking at night.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank FOREVER008
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“Might just be teething problems but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

4 of us went to zizzi Dorchester today and we didn't have a great experience.

Our booking was messed up, we had 2 taste cards and when my friend called to ask if we could use 2 cards for 4 of us we were told yes. When we got there we were told no but when we said we had asked on the phone the manager said we could just this once!

The service was pretty bad and it wasn't hugely busy as its not that big.

We waited quite a while for our breads and even longer for our mains. I ordered salad and it was pretty inedable, how they can mess up salad I do not know. One of the others had pasta and that wasn't great either.

When we asked for the bill and paid at the bar the waitress came running after me asking who had paid! I told her we paid at the bar and just got the response oh!

These may well be just teething issues as its only been open for a week or so but I don't think I will be going back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank stressicajordan
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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“Second best to Carluccio's”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

Tried to book ahead last Saturday for Carluccio's but they were full so thought to try Zizzi instead. Happened they had just opened that day and the place was buzzing. Staff very friendly and wanting to please. My wife had a very nice chicken dish. Not fancying any of the other main dishes I had the special pizza rustica mare e monte which was Ok but nothing special and quite expensive for what it was. With just olives, bread and oils to share for a starter and two glasses of wine the total bill was £47 which I thought quite expensive for what we had. Have to book earlier for Carluccio's another time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike B
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