Zini's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian
Zini's is a MODERN ITALIAN restaurant nestled 1 mile from Bantam Lake and 3 miles from the Litchfield Green. This rustic but cozy restaurant with interior stone walls specializes in creative interpretations of Italian classic cuisine. Since opening in 1998, Zini's has built a reputation for mouth-watering cuisine. Come enjoy dining with us; we delight in having you as our guests.
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TR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food only made better by a great staff!!! Highly recommend

J
New England
50 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to zinis a number of times. Everything was excellant. Had the pepper crusted filet mignon, awesome!

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Small hidden gem. Excellent and fresh food.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zini’s is absolutely wonderful. The ease of making online reservations to walking out the door after our meal was really a pleasure. The food is delicious-appetizer to dessert. Our table of 6 had seafood, chicken, and pork entrees as well as every dessert on the menu. Our waitress, Marley, was fantastic. We stayed 2 1/2 hours and we left completely satisfied. We’ll be back again and again. Thanks!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was delicious! Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Excellent all around!!!

T
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zini's wins the eating out trifecta. Welcoming staff, fresh and well prepared food, willingness to make accommodations for each of our requests. Large portions of healthy food & friendliness add to the charm.In Litchfield County, where things sadly can be pretentious, it is wonderful to go to a place who appreciates everyones business, not just those whose 'names' are known. You can see why its been in business so long. They know what matters and take pride in every meal served.

GD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great dinner, we had a full crew and were seated immediately. They were very busy but everything went off without a hitch. Food was wonderful. Would go back again in a minute

S
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious choices, fast service, amazing stonework, all in all great!!

JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite places. Small, intimate restaurant. Food is always fabulous!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zini’s is always great. Quiet, cozy and romantic. Highly recommend.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zini's has a friendly family atmosphere and serves delicious food!

AP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in a wonderful ambiance

TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent!!! The place is small but quaint. My only complaint was 'no' salad with dinner :(
I mean, how much does it cost to make a salad and include it with a meal?? Not much.

SW
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with two friends on a Wednesday evening. We were met at the door and escorted a a very nice table. I am wheelchair bound and the waitress was very accommodating. She moved chairs and adjusted tables so I could be comfortable. Or drink order was taken and delivered promptly followed by our meal order. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Menu was extensive and there were some specials to chose from. I would highly recommend this establishment and plan on returning soon.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm friendly atmosphere. Good comfort food on a quiet grey Sunday evening. As with all of Zini’s soups the beef barley soup was delicious and satisfying. Portions are generous. AJ makes a delicious Cosmopolitan and Espresso Martini.

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was slow. Took a long time for apps and then another wait for entree. Had to ask for water. Server never asked if anyone wanted more wine or cocktail.

SR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall an amazing restaurant for date night! The food is so delicious!!!

JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zini’s is our #1 dining spot - everything from the food to the ambiance to the service is top notch

DH
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food at a reasonable prices. Menu was perhaps a bit small but that might be a good thing>It was Good Friday so it wasn't a good day to check out much else. One table of 4 was a bit loud.

JR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

uninspired and tired. The space is great and the service was just "ok", but, the food was not worth $119 that we paid for 3 glasses of wine, a NY Strip, Scallops over linguine, a salad, and escarole and beans. The steak was not seasoned at all. The Broccoli that came with the steak literally had nothing on it. It was steamed and that was it. The scallops were under-cooked and the pasta was overcooked... it was pretty frustrating. The best dish was the escarole and beans - but, that was also under seasoned and very tired. we were in the area for a concert in Torrington, and will not be back if we head back up that way.

MC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner and atmosphere. The food was delicious and fresh! Can’t wait to come back and try something else.

BB
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding appetizers and entrees. Overall a wonderful place to eat.

V
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Bartender /Owner was on her cell phone the entire time. Waitstaff were inexperienced high school kids who were laughing and giggling the whole time. Veal stew was too spicy. Shrimp and pasta were bland. We won’t be back

PA
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just love our place....Zinni’s!!
Always top notch service and sumptuous entrees and appetizers.

DD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Couldn't have been better. Great way to start our weekend...

MT
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was exceptional as always. Can’t wait to see what the February menu has to offer

ES
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our first time at Zini's, but it won't be our last. The staff was very friendly, the food was terrific, and the portions are huge. Also, the bread was awesome. We had our leftovers for lunch the next day and were the envy of everyone in the Mohawk Mountain lodge.

TP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife an I frequent Zini's and we are always pleased with the quality of food and service. I enjoy the fish dishes along with the pasta he serves with those dishes.

AB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It’s always a great meal at Zini’s! We’ve been coming here for 10 years and it is consistently good food with generous portions, pretty interiors and great people. Never disappointed!

PP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We were able to get reservations for 2 at 7PM on New year's Eve. We arrived on time and although it was quite crowded and they were running a bit behind we were seated within 25 minutes.
Menu had a wide range of choices and we both choose the Soupa de Pesce, It was excellently prepared and was loaded with mussels, calamari, large sea scallops, large shrimp and a medium lobster tail split in half ( which made it very easy to remove the meat)! This was all over pasted prepared with a white wine sauce! One of the best meals we have had in a long time! We felt it was quite reasonably priced at $35 dollars , especially on New Years Eve! We have been here many times and would definitely recommend it!

SR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It’s always amazing at Zinis! We’ve been here a bunch and haven’t been disappointed. This time, everything was great, but there was a brown gravy on my ribeye and it didn’t mention that on the menu so I didn’t care for that. My husband’s shrimp scampi was very good but extremely spicy.

P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prompt service reliably consistent homemade Italian dishes fresh ingredients and very flavorful

JZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

About our fifth time -- brought friends. They loved it. Great food -- really enjoyed the décor with the fireplace. Food is always excellent. As we left, we wondered why we don't come more often. Certainly will.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and warm friendly service. Great, varied menu and wine selection.

MB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVE Zini's. The food is always exceptional and the experience is made all the better by the excellent, friendly staff. It is so cozy on chilly fall and winter nights, with the fireplace on. Zini's is an awesome choice!

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I come for our anniversary every year and are never disappointed. The food and service is always wonderful and we love the coziness of the fireplace

DW
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we have enjoyed this restaurant since it opened-twenty years ago. we recently had a party for 40 friends. everything was perfect. i call zinis "my kitchen". never been disappointed. food and staff very accomadating

MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Always very solid, food is great and the service is unbeatable.

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Unfortunately, the quality of food and price point were very disappointing.

Not great Italian food choices, no dinner salad or veggies offered with entrees, no starch with a scallop and pork dish that was saturated in a brown sauce the kind I’ve never quite seen before.

Overall -expensive for marginal food. It’s a shame because the ambience since they’ve redone it is very cozy.

I wouldn’t recommend to anyone as there are far better places for the money.