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Zizzi - Chelmsford

4.2
4.2
54 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. Chelmsford is the birthplace of radio, and this branch of Zizzi has been decorated accordingly - expect to dine amongst retro radio set inspired

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01245 268089

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. BH

    BernieH

    Essex

    153 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Once again we enjoyed our food at Zizzi. The lunchtime 3-course set menu is good value too.
  2. BH

    BernieH

    Essex

    153 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This was our second visit to Zizzi Chelmsford and we enjoyed it as much as the first. Very friendly, efficient service. We will definitely use again when in the area.
  3. J

    Jacs100

    Essex

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Zizzi in Chelmsford : food, service, ambience always good. Even better with our BuyAGift voucher ! Recommend.
  4. SD

    SaraD

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always great staff food always lovely 😊
  5. BH

    BernieH

    Essex

    153 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our first visit to this restaurant and we were very impressed with our starters, mains and desserts. The staff were very friendly and helpful too. We will definitely use this restaurant again when in Chelmsford Bond Street area and we also intend to try a Zizzi restaurant somewhere else soon to compare.
  6. J

    Jacs100

    Essex

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went to Zizzis in Chelmsford with my son and his girlfriend for my birthday - no complaints at all - food was very good, friendly service (waitress took loads of photos of my party!), reasonably priced and good atmosphere - recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a lovely lunchtime meal with my girlfriend, to celebrate my Birthday,friendly and helpful service too,
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2017

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Always great service. Staff are very friendly. We do visit this restaurant a lot but this time the food was disappointing as the starter MUSHROOM BRINDISI was tepid / cold so had to send it back and the main meal Capia was decent but they forgot to add the 2 x extras. Also the bathroom facilities are starting to become shabby, dirty door marks and one of the men's toilets has the tap almost falling off the basin and the hand dryer does not work. It's lucky the staff and atmosphere overall make up for it slightly. But Zizi need to seriously think about an upgrade to this place to stop it falling way behind the high standards it's used to be known for.
  9. J

    Jacs100

    Essex

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Zizzi in Chelmsford is always a good place to eat. My friend and I had a great time and even though we dined at 4pm on a Saturday a lot of the tables were full. Food always great (recommend the Fonduza Formaggi but anything on the menu is good)! Highly recommend
  10. GS

    GillS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the food and the staff were exceptional. Will definitely visit again and would recommend to others.
  11. N

    Nerual23

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal at Zizzi, it was busy being the weekend before Valentine's Day but the staff were attentive and the atmosphere was relaxed. The food was perfect as always, took a bit of time to come out but at the end of the night the manager took 2 of our glasses of prosecco off of the bill to say sorry for the wait (we were expecting a bit slower service than usual being the time of year it was!) it was a lovely touch, totally undeserved as everyone was working really hard! Recommend 100%!
  12. JF

    JohnnyF

    London

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great standard as usual. Great service and food.
  13. PM

    PaulaM

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal at zizzi Chelmsford. I had the duck and can't wait to get back and have it again! Our waiter was lovely and being disabled he couldn't do enough to make my dining experience one to remember
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Booked for a special occasion - my wife's 60th. We needed to find somewhere which catered for all tastes as we had one person in our party with quite a limited range. There was something for everyone, all good quality food and excellent service too. I would recommend Zizzi to anyone. I'm going back with work colleagues at Xmas.
  15. JF

    JohnnyF

    London

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As good as always. Perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. We'll be back.
  16. D

    Derbyfella

    Essex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2015

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We called the restaurant around 9.30am on the Saturday morning and left a message as to our requirements for that evening. Left a number but received no reply to confirm. In between time we booked a reservation online which I received an email confirmation ( then I thought this would be why I did not receive a call back). Having had to go into Chelmsford anyway in the afternoon, I thought I would just double check that my booking had gone through. Unfortunately, it hadnt! Luckily They were able to fit me in at the required time but obviously I had wasted my time phoning and using the online service which kind of defeats the object!
  17. J

    Jacs100

    Essex

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our Saturday evening meal at Zizzi - their menu always has something for everyone! We shared the gorgonzola, gruyère & pecorino cheese fondue with bread sticks which was absolutely delicious. Then to follow I had the Zizzi Spiedini, which was presented so impressively I actually took a photo!! Definitely recommend
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    nrr72

    London

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Decent early evening meal with good, polite service. The Antipasto for 2 was a little light on content & the dough sticks a little old but good mozzarella & meat. Good pizza & risotto with a nice, reasonably priced Gavi. There's better, more authentic Italian down the road at Olio but zizzi does a good job & sticks to its formula. Service was great & nice early evening atmosphere. You know what you're getting in these places but sometimes that's all you want.
  19. M

    Markinusa

    London

    143 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Just a week after dining at Zizzis Chelmsford I was back, having booked again via Opentable. However, once more upon arriving at there they had no record of my booking. Nevertheless, we soon got a table and had very good service and food - overall good value for money.
  20. M

    Markinusa

    London

    143 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    On arriving at Zizzis Chelmsford they had no record of my booking - I have seen on the reviews that this is not the first time that this has happened. We did not have to wait too long until a table became free and had very good service and enjoyed the food too (we had a rustica pizza and a salmon dish). My first time there and will be more than happy to go back.
  21. J

    Jacs100

    Essex

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We like Zizzi restaurants in general, as you're guaranteed to get a good meal, with friendly staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Our waitress in the Chelmsford Zizzi was very friendly which added to the overall experience. Highly recommend.
  22. M

    Muncher

    London

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We took 1 antipasti which was good and 2 rustica pizzas and 1 pasta dish. All the food was very nice but the mains took a little too long to arrive. All in all, for a chain restaurant this place is quite good. We'll return.
  23. l

    lovetocook

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was quite surprised on arriving that our booking made via the Toptable system had not been registered so we weren't on the list for an upstairs table (apparently they save these tables for people who have booked) but the server was very helpful and on seeing my confirmation e-mail was happy to accommodate us on a well placed table upstairs and the service all round was very good . The rustic pizzas were very good however the pasta dish I chose (chicken and wild mushroom) was not very inspring and the pasta itself was a bit cold in parts so I think a bit more attention could have been paid there. The shared antipasti platter was excellent.
  24. A

    Alyson

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent lunch on Bank Holiday Monday, friendly, courteous staff, very busy but no delays. Food good, plentiful and tasty.
  25. k

    krys

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    You are always made to feel welcome at Zizzi thanks to a very friendly staff ! They don't mind making changes to the menu if necessary , which is great with fussy eaters and kids !
  26. k

    krys

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the perfect restaurant for a relaxed meal with friends , family and colleagues alike . The food is fresh , tasteful and good value. The staff is exemplary ! They are Very friendly and professional and present without being in your space. Would recomment to anyone !
  27. J

    Jacs100

    Essex

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2012

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Zizzi In Chelmsford is always a reliable place to eat - you know what you're getting and there's a good atmosphere (especially on the upper floor). I highly recommend the lasagne, and my friend had the fish 'stew' which he said was good but could have had a bit more flavour. No grumbles though! Recommended.
  28. J

    Jacs100

    Essex

    156 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2012

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Very disappointed that Zizzi would not let us redeem our Top Table cheque. Other than that, the usual, reliable food you always get from any Zizzi.
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    sarahtalan

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, good service, atmosphere wasn't great but that was because we were there at a quiet time
  30. n

    nrr72

    London

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    zizzi, chelmsford. Ticks the boxes for pizza and pasta - kids happy but maybe an option for garlic bread with their meal would be good but nothing wrong with the dough sticks. Decent spicy pizza was huge but still got demolished. Service is excellent. Toilets were shabby for early saturday night but lets face it, you never know what went on in there before you went in.......
  31. AJ

    AJAJ

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2012

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a great meal at Zizzi.
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    Benherts

    Essex

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, aimed to use 2 mains for £12 voucher but ended up with breads and drinks after sinking into the moment. Great atmosphere and brilliant service. Will be returning
  33. D

    Dave

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once again, Zizzi in the Metro Centre was fantastic! Great waiter, gorgeous food, an overall very enjoyable experience!
  34. SL

    SusanL

    Essex

    73 reviews

    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2012

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    First visit to Chelmsford branch of Zizzi.I had the Linguine with king prawns & John had the Squid Ink Linguine with calamari, both came in a spicy tomato/chili sauce & excellent.Unfortunately on arrival the only member of staff on reception was involved in what seemed be a takeaway order so we (& several other people) waited sometime to be seated, then it was a further 10 mins for a waiter to take our order. A very bad start - where were all the staff & why weren't they helping one another?
  35. n

    nrr72

    London

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    zizzi chelmsford - nice birthday / mothers day meal. Decent quality antipasto and good pizza. Oldies went for the lamb shank and loved it. Wine list limited but does the job - peroni priced like petrol though (why?). Ok kids menu and kept entertained. Service very good. Does it better than other chains.
  36. AJ

    AJAJ

    London

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Another good meal at Zizzi, taking advantage of some great offers.
  37. p

    paul

    Essex

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wen to Zizzi's on a Friday night. Food was good, service was good, nice atmosphere.
  38. B

    Benherts

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2012

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    fantastic service, great atmosphere and love the food! Calzone every time!!!!
  39. TR

    TeamRepulse

    Kent

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2012

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had to wait 15 to be served drinks. Other than that a nice meal.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2011

    overall3food3service2ambience0
    Unfortunately we were sat in the restaurant right beside the window which looked out on to the high street. We went to Zizzi Chelmsford on a Saturday night and were continually pestered by youths who felt they wanted to show us parts of their bodies that we didnt want to see. Needless to say this had an affect on the night. Food was ok. Will not return.

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Zizzi - Chelmsford is rated 4.2 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Chelmsford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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