Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Veganuary - Zizzi Pizza Restaurant.




On Saturday we decided to go out for a quiet meal, after oohing and aahing about what we wanted to eat we decided to go to an Italian restaurant called Zizzi in Pinner. It is located right on the High Street, the restaurant is housed in an old Victorian pub that dates back to 1580. The Tudor building is beautiful with beamed ceilings, cosy alcoves and an open kitchen. It also has an outdoor garden patio where diners can dine alfresco in the summer. Zizzi has many branches all over the UK.


For the month of January Zizzi has partnered with The World Avocado Organisation to create a one-of-a-kind flavour experience, in celebration of Veganuary and the mighty avocado – the fruit of life. The creation is the Arcobaleno Pizza. They have also introduced some lovely January special to their menu too. We decided after looking at the menu to sample some of these new dishes together with a few classics too.


For starters my partner who is a big mushroom fan chose to have the Mushroom Brindisi. He absolutely loved the Creamy mushrooms & smoked mozzarella that were oven baked on the special Zizzi dough, then finished with chopped parsley, grated riserva, crispy sage & smoked garlic oil.



For me choosing the starter was not difficult at all as soon as I saw the name Aubergine Parmigiana Crocchette as I love aubergines. I must say I was totally in food heaven with this delicious starter of crispy breadcrumb-coated crocchette filled with melted mozzarella & ricotta cheeses, fried aubergine, red pepper & slow roasted tomatoes, served with a red pepper tapenade dip. The starter was so good I could have eaten it all over again for my main course.


For our main course we both decided to opt for the Zizzi Veganuary classic Arcobaleno special pizza.
Arcobaleno Means ‘rainbow’ in Italian, the pizza was truly a rainbow of colours on a plate. The classic Zizzi base mozzarella & tomato base was topped with pink beetroot ‘beetballs’, baby sunblush tomatoes & spinach. It was magnificently finished with sliced avocado, chilli threads & purple basil. 


We really enjoyed it although the pizzas were very big and we ended taking some home for lunch.
No meal is complete without dessert, whilst my partner who is a big fan of chocolate ordered the chocolate & salted caramel sundae. The sundae was a manageable portion of chocolate, black sea salt & caramel gelato with whipped mascarpone cream, salted caramel sauce, crushed salted caramel crunch & giant white chocolate curls.


I love citrus flavours so I ordered the zingy citrus torte. I was not disappointed as it was truly delectable. The Lemon, lime & passion fruit torte had a rich crumbly cinnamon biscuit base and just the right balance of sweetness and tanginess. It was served with whipped mascarpone cream, raspberry & strawberry coulis & a pink raspberry snap. I particularly liked that the coulis was presented in a small plastic shot that you squeezed over the dessert.


The meal was absolutely delicious, the ambience was amazing and very cosy and the service was  superb. All the staff were friendly and very attentive and really made great effort to chat and make us welcome. I would most certainly dine at Zizzi Pinner again.


We were guests of Zizzi, all the views and opinions in this post are of our dining experience, we were not required to write a positive post.   

18 comments:

  1. Zizzis is one of my favourite pizza restaurants, though ours looks nothing like the charming period property your local one is housed in! x

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  2. I haven't visited Zizzi for a while. I like how this restaurant is located in an old pub with the wooden beams running throughout. The starters look absolutely delish, especially the creamy mushroom brindisi. The pizzas look fresh and tasty! I always end my meal with a dessert too!

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  3. The aubergine croquettes sound delicious I would love to try those myself and also that mushroom starter. The food all sounds great it looks like they have improved their menu since the last time I visited.

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  4. I adore Italian food! It might have to do with my Italian roots, I don't know! I love aubergines too!!!

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  5. I've been to Zizzi's quite a few times and really enjoyed it each time. Sounds like you had a lovely evening and your food looks very yummy!

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  6. I love that more and more places are changing up their menus. I did vegnauary, and am dairy-free the rest of the time, so the pizza sounds so good :)

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  7. I haven't been to Zizzi in ages, I need to find one near me though as that all looks gorgeous! Mushrooms and aubergine are two of my favourite foods so I'd need to convince someone to have one too so I could steal a bit of theirs ;)

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  8. I have never been to Zizzi's but I love pizza. I love that they have a Vegan pizza. I am not vegan but two of my children are dairy free and so I rarely get to eat out at pizza restaurants. I will have to see if we have one local so they can come and try some pizza!

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  9. All the food looks delious I just love Italian food. I've not been to zizzi in a long time come to think about it.

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  10. Pizza and that to healthy ...sounds great. My brother loves pizza and he is always afraid of gaining weight by having loads of cheese . This place is really making a great change.

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  11. What a fun place. The food looks very rustic and homey-like

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  12. I thought the Arcobaleno special pizza had pepperoni on but it was beetroot! Great to see that Zizzi do so many vegan options. That chocolate & salted caramel sundae looked amazing too

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  13. Looks like an amazing place. We don't have a Zizzi pizza restaurant near me, but if I get to know of one close by, we will definitely give it a try!

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  14. Such good looking and delicious food it is. Sorry but my attention got caught immediately by the chocolate and salted caramel sundae. Been craving for something like this since last week and I just felt the cravings more when I saw your picture.

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  15. We love Zizzi's! All the food looks super delicious especially that pizza and dessert!

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  16. I have never been here before. I must check if we have one in town. The food looks absolutely amazing, the pizza especially yummers

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  17. I have never heard of this restaurant, but let me tell you, I will eat any and ALL pizza! :)

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  18. Very good pizza, big choice, nice atmosphere, good service. Will never forget the taste of that food!

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