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“Current yet still with a feel of the old world elegance” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Z Cucina di Spirito

Z Cucina di Spirito
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Ranked #2 of 2,214 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3rd Street
Description: 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.
Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Current yet still with a feel of the old world elegance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

The food is ever changing with the seasons and available fresh ingredients. The staff is well trained and Tony, the manager/bartender is exceptional.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gary S
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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Gary,

Thank you for your recent review. I am glad that you appreciate the Old and New World blend of what we offer at Z Cucina. We look forward to your return.

Sincerely,

Rick Ziliak
Owner, Z Cucina di Spirito
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Imagination Exceeds Execution”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had heard good things about Z, so my wife and I and another couple went on a Thursday night. The starter dishes were OK, though many of the pods in the roasted pea appetizer were tough, but the Pasta Carbonara that my wife and I split had to be sent back - twice! - for severely underdone pasta. I might have expected this from a restaurant that was in its initial shake-down phase, but Z has been there several years.This experience was very unfortunate because apart from poor execution, everything else was fine.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CRM_J_12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wine Wednesday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We have always had great food and service, top caliber ! My most recent wine dinner was 3 courses paired with 3 wines for $40!!!. Menu is innovative, unique and always wonderfully tasty.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Blosamundo
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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thank you for your visit! I am glad that you enjoyed the "Wednesday Wine Dinner" that our chef prepared for you. We change this special dinner every week. If you have any friends that are vegetarian or vegan let them know that they are welcome to partake in the Wine Dinner as well.

Sincerely,
Rick Ziliak
Owner, Z Cucina di Spiriro
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“The food AND SERVICE are exceptional!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times and the service is so good. The wait staff are trained so well. The good is exceptional. Thank you z's And the bartender knows his wines. The drinks are very good!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laguittar
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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thank you for the nice review! An exceptional experience is exactly what we strive to provide for all of our guests.

Sincerely,

Rick Ziliak
Owner, Z Cucina di Spirito
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great time at the bar!!! Tony the bartender is fabulous! !! The drinks and food are outstanding as always....A must !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Rick the owner is a incredible guest from the moment you enter to the time you leave. The food is 5 star and the service impeccable! Tony is the best bartender in the city of Columbus. Bravo!!!

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Thank Mark V
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rick z, Owner at Z Cucina di Spirito, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Thank you for the compliments! I am glad that you enjoyed your experience at Z Cucina di Spirito. Hope to see you back as soon.

Sincerely,

Rick Ziliak
Owner, Z Cucina di Spirito
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