Zizzi - South Woodford

3.9
108 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Italian restaurant chain Zizzi opened the doors of its very first branch in London's Chiswick in 1999. Now there are over 100 branches, all decorated in an appealing contemporary style. Wood-fired ovens, open kitchens and modern interior design with locally influenced art features make for a vibrant atmosphere. As for the food, they serve up a variety of traditional Italian dishes including all the usual suspects: salads, antipasti, pasta, pizza, calzone, risotto as well as fish and meat mains and desserts. What Zizzi really pride themselves on is sourcing good quality ingredients; salads are dressed with white balsamic vinegar from Modena, for example, and offer Goddess Olives, a variety known for their firm flesh and nutty flavour. The modestly priced wine list is dominated by Italian wines, starting at £13.45 for a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Customers at the South Woodford branch can expect to be wowed by pizza throwing chefs and excellent food, ideal for lunch or dinner.
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3.9
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AleksandarM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

food was not something to be impressed. quite basic. had the steak on the screw - a few bites, plate was not presentable ( small place with lettuce , chips and meat hanging up - £16? ) , meat - lidl quality . not worth £16. however, i made a note on the booking as celebrating quite birthday dinner, asked for the desert to get a candle ( or some small bday approach) .... but nothing. i recommend the staff to check res booking comments ( even the venue was nearly empty, no one bothered) . small things make the difference. however, much better options around that place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice lunch with my wife. Everything tasted great, especially the desserts! Recommend the Brownie filled with salted caramel and the Golden honeycomb cheesecake (summer menu only) 👌🏾😋

Friendly staff. Very accommodating to families with small children. Would've given 5 stars but service was a bit slow on this occasion.

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ski57
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Could have put more than 3 grams of chicken (three tiny strips) on my pizza and I expect a good half shot of espresso with my affogato. Clearly this particular restaurant is under a bit of GP % pressure

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Darfitzy123
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

They didn’t receive our booking so made us up a table when we arrived. The service was not great it was very slow and some of the staff were rude. Despite that the food was quite good.

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Dancingdiva2829
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food and nice atmosphere. New menu is also very good.

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Dimps
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service! Food tasted good and well presented.

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JLSW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went to Zizzy's for the first time after a friend gave us a voucher. We found the restaurant to be friedly despite being busy and the service was excellent. We will definitely visit again with our family as the restaurant appeared to us family focussed.

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Chris
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2016
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Was ok, not amazing. Service slow, restaurant was noisy.

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vipAmari2525
London
58 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2016
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The slowest service I've ever experienced. I went on a Sunday and even though it wasn't busy, the wait for food was ridiculous. The chef had to come out at one point and shout at the waiting staff to take food out to waiting customers. Even though service was terrible, the food was nice. I had a 40% off voucher for food, and after this experience, I'm glad I had it. Sort out the service and this could be a great Zizzi branch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2016
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Slow service which was an issue with two young kids. Food ok.

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Robbo
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2015
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience1

We arrived at the restaurant only to find that our online booking hadn't been passed on to Zizzi so we had to wait in the queue with the other non bookers. I showed them my email but we still had to wait for a table. Won't book online again.

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vipRuby06
London
23 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2015
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Loved the food and staff were friendly but service was a bit slow.

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catloverden
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2014
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We enjoyed delicious food served by friendly, helpful staff. The ambience was relaxed and the meal was excellent value.

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Bourgeoise
London
29 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2014
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

They said their pizzas were delicious and they liked the icecreams too. Also good choices for those of us who aren't mad about either pizza or pasta. Slightly expensive for what was for us essentially a kids' treat but much more pleasant than the usual kids' treat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2014
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Typical food and poor service but overall food was ok.

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vipdsfoodie
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2013
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

we were taking my parents out for a mid week meal and loved this place. Great service and tasty food. Normally do not go to chain restaurants but this one was really lovely. Would definitely recommend.

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Foodie
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2013
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Zizzi has been there for a few years but we only recently ate there after discovering Zizzi in Falmouth. Food is very good, fairly simple and reasonably priced. Waiting for the waiter to process the bill was the only downside, it took about 10 minutes between getting the bill and actually typing in the pin! Small gripe, worth trying though.

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avantgarde
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2013
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Visited Zizzi South Woodford on Sunday evening after cinema. Not too busy, and nice and cool on a warm evening. Attentive and prompt service. Good staple pasta dishes, and excellent fresh bread. Pinot Grigio very chilled and refreshing. Good value. Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
29 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2013
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Have been before. Acceptable dining.

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vipgastronaut
London
193 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2013
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

We ordered 2 calzones. After a very lengthy wait, both were burnt. When this was mentioned to the waiter he was indifferent, we asked if he would tell the chef. This he refused to do. There was no apology. The underside of one calzone was so hard it was impossible to cut. This is a popular restaurant which we often visit. Unfortunately the service is now so variable that the other restaurants in the area are better bets for consistently good meals and service.

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KayB
London
40 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2013
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Been here a few times now and the service level is always very high.Attentive staff, friendly, polite and good value for money

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adamineden
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2013
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Busy and popular venue so not best for a quiet romantic meal or business meal. Good value and choice. Can be rather noisy when busy so bear that in mind.

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vipLuvtheoffers
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Supreb food, service & ambiance.

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Amy1
London
37 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service and lovely food. good value too

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MRSINGH
London
35 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2012
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Amazing as usual. Great food and service.

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Charly
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zizzi South Woodford .I love Zizzi, they have really delicious filling dishes at reasonable prices. I had the chicken with Parma Ham and it was outstanding,. The service was good, ambience optimal and we were left extremely satisfied. I love the fact the kitchen is next to the restaurant so you can see them cooking. the staff are always quick and friendly. We will always go back as it is a quality restaurant with an excellent selection of dishes which is great value. You can't go wrong here.

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shelby
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2012
Overall3FoodServiceAmbience

Well they had a problem with their toilets so did not get to eat there! However they called me in advance to let me know so I was very impressed and they were very apologetic and offered an alternative location to go to and travel directions to get there.

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vipgastronaut
London
193 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2012
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Extremely busy on a Sat night, people being turned away. Typical Zizzi, same menu, average in all respects.

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Epsom52
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked a large party of 14 for a Saturday evening at Zizzi's at Cardinal Walk, Victoria London. Had a large enough table, with plenty of room to move. Staff really polite and helpful but not pushy. Our waiter was very accomodating and his relaxed service made it a very enjoyable evening. Food was freash and delicious. Location ideal for quick meal before going to theatre or even if long delays for trains! Would certainly go back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2012
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Zizzi - Victoria
Always a welcoming atmosphere, quite busy even at 5pm, pleased I had booked through Top Table.
Seated and was able to use the Taste Card 2/1, even more of a bonus!.
We originally ordered courgette fritters (which had previously been a starter - but now a side order..) so had to change to bruschetta plum tomatoes and red onion - fab and sweet with garlic bread with dip - one of the best starters.
Both of us ordered Penne with vodka and chilli, only complaint three prawns!!

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Anon
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2012
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Zizzi, Wanstead (but it is in South Woodford) for lunch. Mothers' Day, so busy, but still good service. Food was good. One of our party with special diet requirements was accommodated specially well. Happy to recommend.

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Jackinder
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2012
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Zizzi's in South Woodford was very pleasant and the food was very nice as usual. However, they could invest in larger tables as it was very difficult trying to keep everything on a table that would've been better for 2 people not the 4 of us that went.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2012
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I was there with some friends on Sunday 11/03/12. The meal was going well but we were brought an extra Tiramissu we hadn't asked for. We all thought it was for one of us that was chatting and not putting much attention. Then a couple of us decided to take a spoon and try it out. Suddently the waiter came back claiming it for another table but we had already tasted it. He left it behind, so we finished it. We then got charged for it. We decided to exclude it from the tip we would have given...

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Anon
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2012
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Zizzi - Wanstead, located in South Woodford, is handy for cinema, and is able to get you fed and out in time! Food is tasty and reasonably priced.

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Anon
London
13 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2012
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Zizzi Wanstead! Except it's in south Woodford! I'm getting to be a regular now. Service is fast and efficient, but also warm and helpful. Food is good and it caters for gluten free too. This is good to know.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2012
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

first time at Zizzi s wanstead (although it really south woodford)
Had very enjoyable evening and found this to be better value than most multiples/mock italian restaurants.

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Anon
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2012
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at Zizzi Wanstead (which confusingly is located in South Woodford). Service was efficient and friendly. The food was nice.

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Robert
London
19 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2012
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As ever, good food and service :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2012
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Zizzi wanstead (south woodford)

Consistently good food, reasonable price, great service.

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Zizzi - South Woodford does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

Zizzi - South Woodford is rated 3.9 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.