• Ranked #165 of 505
  • Avg. main course: £11
  • 0.14 miles from Newark-on-Trent
  • Italian

We say…

Set within the beautiful Newark building The Ossington, Zizzi is a great place to dine with stunning scenic views of the local castle and of the River Trent. Mixing English history with modern Italian charm, the restaurant is a hub for great Italian food and has a focus on fresh, fun design and flavoursome dishes, with menus and options to suit all tastes and needs.

The restaurant is housed in the ground floor of the beautiful Ossington building, built in a late Tudor style and dating from 1882. Originally used as a ‘coffee tavern’, the stunning piece of historical architecture retains its heritage and original purpose by acting as the restaurant Zizzi. A stark difference in goods, however, the interior of Zizzi has been refurbished to an outstanding standard, with bright modern fixtures and features, influenced by a blend of modern Italy and local history and scenery, such as Sherwood Forest and Lady Ossington. The space is colourful, spacious and attractive, with ample use of rustic wooden features and attractive furnishings. A relaxing, plush sofa area is decorated with a calming blue and bespoke artwork evoking Sherwood Forest, and a large and impressive outside area gives beautiful views of the castle – perfect for al fresco dining.

The menu is well put together and bursting with Italian treats, cooked to perfection by the restaurants’ dedicated chefs. To start, choose something simple yet delicious, such as the Arancini – a dish of risotto balls with mozzarella, peas and a breadcrumb coating, served with a fresh and juicy chunky tomato perperonata dip. The salads available for your main are light and nutritious, without compromise on ingredients or flavour. The rest of the menu is full of variety, such as meat and fish specialities, traditional Mediterranean spiedini, a variety of pizza and pasta dishes and a number of delicious Italian desserts to finish. Children can choose from the Bambini menu to fill up on simple yet delicious Italian food at a great price, whilst there are a number of lunch and evening set menus for you to choose from if you’re dining on a budget.

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

A great family restaurant in an excellent location, Zizzi, Newark is a particularly beautiful example of this family of restaurants, housed in a stunning Tudor building and offering fantastic local views. The food is consistently excellent and always value for money. 

last updated: 11 Jan 2019
01636 679 599