Last night I enjoyed a lovely meal at Zizzi’s One New Change branch. Having never eaten at Zizzi before, I was pleased to have instantly warmed to the modern kitchen-esque interior and inviting atmosphere. For a Saturday night it was rather empty, however this worked to my benefit as my table and I were there for a lot of catching up and a lot of eating.
I started by ordering a plate of Calamari (£5.15) and Crostini Formaggio Di Capra (Ciabatta with goats’ cheese and balsamic onions. Served with mixed leaves and a honey mustard dressing, £4.95). Both came well presented and both were moreish and very delicious.
(As I continue you will see a lot of food, and just to be clear, @egothieves helped me eat)!
For mains we went with a selection of dishes from the Ciccheti (Chik-Et-Tee) menu, ‘Little Italian Bites’ where there was a choice of 10 dishes, 3 for £12 and 5 for £18. We went for a choice of 5 and it was fantastic, a great way of tasting a little bit of everything off the menu.
Ravioli Croccante (Crispy spinach and ricotta ravioli)
Arancini (Mini risotto balls with mozzarella, peas and a tomato chilli sauce)
We also ordered:
Gemberi Al Forno (King prawns oven baked with roquito pepper, parsley and garlic).
Insalata Caprese (Fresh creamy buffalo mozzarella with baby plum tomatoes and basil).
Spiedini Di Pollo (Oven baked chicken skewed with peppers and rosemary).
Unfortunately no photographs were taken of these dishes, they were so delicious they were gone before I could reach the camera!
For desserts, we all went for something different. My eyes were immediately drawn to Grissini E Cioccolate (Sweet and crispy dough sticks drizzled with honey, pinenuts and served with a hot chocolate and nut dipping sauce, £4.50). This was so yummy and best of all simple. I ate most of it, but when I was down to the last breadstick I felt guilty about my hard work at the gym so I retired.
The rest of the table enjoyed the following and I heard no complaints and saw all empty plates, so the meal was a success!
Pannettone Al Forno (Panettone bread and butter pudding, baked to order and served with our gelato, £5.35). This dessert in particular was described as ‘Epic’.
Pannacotta (Creamy vanilla pannacotta served with fruit compote, £5.10)
I would definitely recommend Zizzi to any avid Italian food fan. It’s a great place to go for some familiar dishes and good service. The branch at One New Change especially is a lovely place to enjoy a meal, we stayed for 3 hours and I’m planning on visiting again soon.