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“absolutely great”
Review of Zizzi - Harborne

Zizzi - Harborne
Ranked #374 of 2,291 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: US$12 - US$26
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.Right in Harborne’s busy High Street you’ll find our restaurant and it’s ready for any occasion. Built in a converted Victorian Bank our Harborne Zizzi pulls inspiration from the gorgeous architecture already in the building. There’s parking right outside and it’s only 50 yards away from the nearest public transportation so it’s easy-peasy to get to. And if you’re celebrating something special, see if our private dining area is right for you.
Reviewed 26 November 2013

this was our first visit. like previous reviews, when we arrived the restaurant was empty. however, the service was efficient and friendly. staff were helpful and attentive.we only had an hour and a half due to car parking but made it back with 10 minutes to spare. the food was hot, delicious and fresh. the wine was competitively priced and there is a varied selection. as the food was excellent next time we visit i will choose, with confidence, from the fixed price menu.i'd recommend this very highly and i'm sure you will not be disappointed.

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Thank ginbobNottingham
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Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Great food, great service! A real atmosphere in a beautifully presented restaurant. Reasonably priced with a good wine selection. Set evening menu was brilliant value and loved the Pollo Focaccia.

Thank MissMunkie
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We went here as a party of ten adults, and five children, as a celebration for my granddaughter's Confirmation. She had been here previously with her family, and it was her choice. The menu is varied, including a three course option for £14.96, and a children's option for £7. I chose the bean/pasta soup for a starter, it was delicious and filling, my main course was the fish risotto, again, really good. The service was very good, and everyone was served their starters within 20 minutes. We were seated near the open cooking area, so could observe the preparation. As a former bank, there are a lot of stairs up to the toilet facilities, but there is a Disabled toilet on the ground floor. We had a great Celebration, which my granddaughter really enjoyed. As the bill came to over £300 (we did have several bottles of wine!), the service charge was £29, but I felt this was very reasonable, for the size of our party. Would certainly go again.

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Thank Brummiejean
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We arrived around 2.30 pm and the restaurant was empty. We were surprised that the lunch time set menu was on till 5pm so we opted for that. Although the restaurant was empty, the service was extremely slow. We chose our seats and it felt like an age before our drinks and food orders were taken. The food was decent though and reasonably priced, and the waitress was very courteous despite being the only staff member on it seemed. After the starters- which took a while, the other courses subsequently came out quicker.
I would come again to this restaurant maybe in the evening when there is more atmosphere and more staff on and sample the á la carte menu further. All in all not bad, 3 courses from a set menu for two and a large bottle of peroni for the non driver for £36, just let down by the slow service.

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Thank cricketfan17
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Four of us on a Saturday night to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant clearly did not have enough staff to cope at this busy time. We were not given menus for some time and had to remind staff to bring our drinks which arrived 30 minutes after we were seated. Things improved a bit and the food was good when it arrived. Zizzis charge a high price for a simple pizza and we expect excellent service and surroundings. Not this time.

Thank Chris W
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