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  • Ranked #43 of 205
  • Avg. main course: £12
  • 0.47 miles from Leicester
  • Italian

We say…

Zizzi is a beautiful Italian restaurant collective, and you can find one of its many UK outposts on Belvoir Street in the heart of Leicester. It’s just a stone’s throw from the Mercure hotel and central Leicester train station, so whether you’re here to stay, just visiting, or have been in Leicester all of your life, it couldn’t be easier to find and enjoy.

Inside, you’ll love the clean, bright interior. You wouldn’t know that this is a big restaurant chain, as it has a quaint bistro feel with painted wooden chairs, personalised specials blackboards and quirky Italian-eqsue wallpaper. You might even notice the feature wall of hanging wooden cobbler’s shoe forms. This space balances the practical needs of catering for big groups and parties with children with the idea that you should provide a relaxed, personalised serviced to all of your customers. Thus, you’d be equally well served coming here on a quiet date for two as you would be having a rowdy birthday party here, as the expert staff will make sure you’re looked after.

The expertise goes further than serving, however, as the menu has been designed by fantastic chefs at Zizzi headquarters, and is in turn expertly executed by the chef team at Leicester’s Zizzi. Expect to find classic Italian dishes, as well as innovative and seasonal items, everything from a traditional Fiorentina pizza to the one of a kind Spiedini – Mediterranean hanging skewers of lovingly marinated meat or fish, served vertically for a real showstopper dish. There’s plenty for all diets here, though, including the bestselling ‘skinny pizzas’ with wholemeal dough and a salad, which don’t compromise on taste but come in at under 500 calories! Make sure you try some of everything with the sharing platters at the start, though, which are perfect for nibbling on with a glass of wine while you chat and await your main course.

 Students can enjoy a UniDays + NUS discount here. Please contact the restaurant for more information.

Zizzi is renowned for offering yummy Mediterranean dishes with a signature flair, and the outpost at Leicester is no exception. Their combination of the traditional with the innovative makes it clear why Zizzi has been a hit with diners throughout the UK.

last updated: 20 Mar 2019
26 Belvoir Street, Leicester, LE1 6QH
0116 255 8547