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RESTAURANT REVIEW OF ZIZZI Chelmsford's branch of Zizzi opened in March 2010. The restaurant is situated in the building where Habitat used to be, bringing huge amounts of life back into this area of the town. They really promote the fact that Chelmsford is the birthplace of radio. Zizzi are passionate about being a national brand whilst getting the local theme, feel and colour into their design for each and every restaurant. To celebrate Chelmsford's history they asked designer Camille Rousseau to work with the design and artwork. This includes century photography from the Marconi wireless company, light fittings inspired by retro radio sets, and many other quirky accessories. This Italian style restaurant offers classic, simple Italian cooking including pizza, pasta, salads, risotto, meat and fish dishes. With the restaurant being run with passion and a homely feel using fresh and seasonal ingredients. They have some great signature dishes and the menu is updated with new dishes throughout the year. Zizzi has a menu which is full of tempting plates including their Rustica pizza, which they are especially proud of and after tasting this myself, I am definitely a fan. There is also a range of carefully handpicked wines to complement every dish. A FEW THINGS ABOUT ZIZZI...

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Outdoor Dinning Zizzi is one of the great places where you can go for lunch or dinner and sit out and enjoy the weather.

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Need a big table? The restaurant offers seating for large groups, contact them for more details.

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Open Kitchen This is one of my personal favourites, it's great to see your food being cooked right there in front of you.

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Your Food, Your Way With so many options available today Zizzi offer the ability to have exactly what you want, so if you have dietary requirements or just fancy something a little different, then let them know and have the dish your way.

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Email To get regular updates from Zizzi visit their website and add yourself onto their database.

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A Big Chain, with a Local Feel It's really nice to see when a big company takes note of the local people and the local town and Zizzi is well respected from this.

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Behind The Scenes I'll be back to Zizzi as I was invited by Tim the manager to come back for a Behind the Scenes feature in the Zizzi kitchen learning how to make kiln oven pizzas. So look out for this in the upcoming months!


DETAILS General Manager: Tim Barnett Cuisine: Italian OUR RATINGS: Food 8.5/10 DĂŠcor 10/1 0 Service 9/10 Value 10/10 .

FACTS & STATS Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday Midday to 11pm Sunday Midday to 10.30pm Reservations Not essential call 01245 268089 or booking is available online at www.zizzi.co.uk Parking The Meadows multi storey car park and the Bond Street car park are just a few minutes walk away. Meals Served Lunch and dinner Dress Code Smart Casual Website - www.zizzi.co.uk Address 1 - 5 Grays Brewery Yard, Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6QR. Date Opened March 2010 Good For Lunch and dinner with family and friends. Special Features Open kitchen and authentic local decor. Atmosphere Buzzing in a friendly way. A LITTLE HISTORY Zizzi opened their first restaurant in Chiswick and now have more than 100 restaurants across the country. With each site having a distinctly local feel and a universal warm welcome across the board. With a philosophy from the beginning of 'you can taste when someone loves what they do'; this shines through from the staff when you walk through the door.


THE MENU

THE STARTERS Italian Bread Board

Altamura, dough sticks and olive breads, fresh baked and served with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. @ £3.95 Angelo's Mussels

@ £5.85

Plump mussels simmered in a marinara sauce of tomatoes, white wine, onions, chilli and fresh garlic and parsley Bruschetta Al Pomodoro

@ £4.75

Toasted garlic ciabatta heaped with fresh tomato, basil and red onion with a drizzle of olive oil. THE MAINS Mare E Monti

@ £11.95

The foods of coast and mountains: one half tiger prawn, courgette and mozzarella, the other half spicy sausage, tomato sauce and chilli, all finished off with a handful of rocket and crème fraiche. Sea Bass Al Vino

@ £12.95

Pan-fried with wine, garlic, baby plum tomatoes and parsley and topped with a big wedge of lemon. Served with herbed potatoes THE DESSERTS Tiramisu

@ £4.95

Light sponge soaked in a little espresso and liqueur, layered with plenty of mascarpone and cocoa. Torta Limone

@ £5.25

A freshly prepared tart with sharp, sweet lemons and a creamy texture. Served with vanilla mascarpone. THE WINE Pinot Grigio Sartori, Veneto

@ £4.55 / £5.75 £16.25

Peach and melon flavours with a hint of spice from Venice. Pinot Grigio Sartori, Veneto

@ £4.65 / £5.85 £16.45

This dry Veneto rosé is light and subtle with citrus and floral notes. Grecanico Chardonnay, Sicily

@ £4.25 / £5.65 £15.45

A classic wine with hints of apples, flowers and a dry, unoaked bouquet. THE DRINKS Coffee Hot Chocolate

The Face of Chelmsford 01245 290205 Editor Jane Holloway jane@thefaceofchelmsford.com www.thefaceofchelmsford.com info@thefaceofchelmsford.com 7 BROOMFIELD ROAD CHELMSFORD ESSEX CM1 1SY


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