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Zizzi - Dorchester

Brewery Square, 5 Eldridge Street, Dorchester, DT1 1QR +44 1305248091

((((* Italian
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:30 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 - 23:30
Sunday: 11:30 - 22:30

Had a wonderful evening with the family for a 40th birthday, food was outstanding and service was excellent, I cannot fault this restaurant ten out of ten.

Terence 12 March 2017
from Dorchester

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Set on the site of the old Dorchester Brewery, Zizzi – Dorchester boasts a large terrace overlooking the Brewery square, for al fresco dining on sunny days. Serving classic Italian food, the restaurant retains the old brewery’s architecture, with exposed brickwork & large arched factory windows.

The Zizzi menu offers a reinvention of traditional Italian cuisine, as well as a range of trusty classic dishes. Enjoy thin and crispy rustica pizzas loaded with fresh toppings, a skinny pizza range with all offerings under 550 calories, and sumptuous cichetti tasting plates. Complementing the rich natural flavours, the Zizzi wine list is compiled by Italian wine expert, Guillaume Aubert.

Specially designed for younger diners, a bambini menu at Zizzi restaurant is filled with tempting yet nutritious Italian dishes. For dessert, organic gelato comes courtesy of renowned ice cream maker, Kitty Travers.

Zizzi – in Dorchester is a 2-minute walk from Dorchester South Rail Station.

Zizzi - Dorchester

Brewery Square, 5 Eldridge Street, Dorchester, DT1 1QR

Contact +44 1305257787
Reservations +44 1305248091

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Customer reviews for Zizzi - Dorchester

4.2 ((((* (based on 115 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (96)
  • lunch (64)
  • trendy (50)
  • large parties (46)
  • value (40)
  • child friendly (38)
  • al fresco (23)
  • romantic (19)
  • private dining (15)
  • business (7)
  • luxury (7)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • entertainment (3)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Mave Foyle from Dorchester

    Always very enjoyable food.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Joanne Smith from Bridport

    Lovely welcome ! Perfect food and very friendly and helpful staff x

  • (**** 20 March 2017 by Beth Carr from Weymouth

    Poor service. Over half an hour to get our drinks and order. No one checked on us throughout our meal an had to ask several times for some water. Our desserts then came out different to what we ordered, and at the end they added their "optional" service charge without notifying us. General demenour of staff was poor - would rather chat to each other loudly across the bar rather than clearing tables or showing guests to their seat.

  • (((** 20 March 2017 by Amanda from Dorchester

    The food was delicious and arrived really quickly, unfortunately before our starters ... our server didn't even notice so I requested they be taken off the bill and he said he'd do it straight away ... he didn't so there was a delay with paying our bill... the service was poor no second drinks or puddings offered! Such a shame as the setting and food were great but the serving team deffo let the place down

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Sarah Martin from Wadebride

    Had a fab evening at zizzis, the thing that I was most delighted with was a vegan menu, I'm off dairy at the moment so the opportunity to have a pizza complete with vegan cheese was amazing, a ice cream too... So many places don't cater for vegans at all, or it's a very limited choice, so I was so pleased! Will definitely be visiting again, and the food was delicious! We all enjoyed it, also was a great child's menu too... Altogether a great experience, thanks!

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Terence from Dorchester

    Had a wonderful evening with the family for a 40th birthday, food was outstanding and service was excellent, I cannot fault this restaurant ten out of ten.

  • ((((* 25 February 2017 by Andrew Morgan from Dorchester

    We enjoyed lunch with two of our friends at Zizzi's. The service was prompt and efficient and the food very tasty. We enjoyed the ambience. It was quiet at lunch time and ideal for catching up with each other. Nice to have a window seat overlooking the square.

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Sheena Browne from Dorchester

    Although we dined during half term, and the restaurant was extremely busy, the service was fantastic. We didn't wait too long for our food or drinks, and the waiter we had was polite, quick and efficient. The front of house staff were especially polite! I love Zizzi's menu, so will defiantly return in the future.

  • (**** 6 February 2017 by Anne Norris from Dorchester

    Pretty awful, the food was fairly stodgy and both courses came out cold. The general manager came and apologised he was lovely and very charming and took off the price of the two courses that were cold but I am afraid it did not make up for waiting for my main course while my husband and son finished theirs. After waiting for this course to be honest I didnt feel like my meal even though it came out completely fresh and piping hot. If you really want to know the whole experience was disappointing, the aperitif of the prosecco was awful, too sweet, a cheap bottle!

  • ((((( 1 January 2017 by Dorothy Craven from Dorchester

    Thank you, a group of 16 had a great meal. Small delay getting table ready but lady maitre de was excellent, and served first glass of Prosecco in no time. Great start to the New a Year. My husband and I always enjoy a meal at Zizzi's. it's local, has atmosphere, great offers and friendly staff. Well done! ??

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