Zizzi’s Worcester – Review by HungryOwlOn October 11, 2020 by HungryOwl
Visits to restaurants during Covid restrictions are very different and some restaurants seems to have adjusted better than others.
Yesterday evening (Saturday 10th October) we visited Zizzi’s. We booked ahead and as requested arrived 5 mins early. We walked through the door to find no one there to greet us. A lady revived after a few moments and before even saying hello, welcome or good evening she asked if we had scanned in – we replied we had. She then advised that we only had the table for a strict 90 mins, we said we understood. Only then did she ask if we had a booking.
We were shown to our table and given the cut down menu – again it was pointed out that we have to make our choices quickly as we only have 90 mins. A waitress came over very quickly and asked what drinks we wanted. As the waitress returned with the wine we ordered the starters and mains.
Garlic bread with caramelized onions and mozzarella
Soul bread with a cheese fondue.
The garlic bread – lacked topping and had hardly no mozzarella
The cheese fondue was floury
Fatty Cat ordered something different – as someone who always has a pizza I was pleasantly surprised when he ordered the Pork & Wild Boar Meatballs Al Forno with pasta and a ragu sauce.
It was lacking sauce and looked quite dry, which was not the worse thing about the dish. There were only three tiny (quail egg) sized meatballs and these had been cut in half. Certainly not worth the £11.95 that we were charged.
HungryOwl ordered the Rustica Gamberone & Chorizo Pizza. It was burnt around the edges – the chorizo was tasty and there were 8 large slices, but only 5 king prawns. Again there was a shortfall of cheese.
I had a Tiramisu – which looked like the image on the website and tasted great. This was certainly the highlight of the meal.
We ended the meal with double espressos.
Overall the experience was not enjoyable, waitresses we hanging around behind our table watching us eat so they could whisk away the plates. The starters and mains had definitely been rushed and looked thrown together and not attractively presented.
I don’t think we will be returning to Zizzi’s in the near future, which is a shame as we have previously had good food and good service here.