Anniversary dinner at Zizzi

My hubby and I went to Zizzi – an Italian restaurant – for our anniversary on the 18th October. This is where we had our first date; same restaurant, just different location.
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To drink, I ordered the blackberry and lemon cooler, with Sprite, fresh blueberries, mint and rosemary. It was lovely and sweet; the lemon gave it a tangy kick.
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I really wanted calamari for starters but, unfortunately, the fryer wasn’t working and so, no fried food could be ordered. I chose the butterflied king prawns instead and was very happy with my pick. It was served in a delicious garlic butter sauce with two pieces of bread that I used to soak up the sauce with. Thankfully, I didn’t really react to the sauce, as it contained butter. The prawns weren’t too soft, not too chewy, and served in their shells, which I ate happily. Nothing was left on my plate apart from the lemon – signs of a delicious starter.
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I had the Calzone Carne Piccante – spicy roasted chicken, bolognese, herby wild boar pork meatballs, mozzarella, mushrooms and red chillies, wrapped in pizza dough. However, due to my dairy intolerance, I ordered it without the cheese. I know that this option is available to me, but I am constantly reminded of how much of a difference cheese actually makes to bringing out the flavour in food.
For that reason, I found my meal to be unfortunately bland. The spice was just spice and the meat was just meat. It didn’t taste particularly seasoned so, I was a little disappointed. Not to mention that the calzone is actually quite big so, I only ate half of it. I ended up wishing I had ordered something else, which isn’t exactly how you want to feel when you go to a restaurant.
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Yes! This is what I came for! *cue Rianna song* Seriously. I’d told my husband that I wanted to go to a Thai restaurant called Yum Yum, for our anniversary, but changed my mind when I was nonchalantly checking Zizzi’s menu, and found that they had introduced few dairy-free options; one of them being this sticky chocolate and praline torte!
Pros: It was dairy-free, sweet. Cons: It was very overindulgent. I forced myself to eat it all, but I shouldn’t have haha. It was so sweet that it became all a bit too much. But I didn’t want to let that stop me. I was just happy that Zizzi had been considerate enough to introduce alternatives to their menu. I think I would actually get it all over again. Don’t fault me. Being intolerant to dairy makes life hard enough.
I will definitely continue to visit Zizzi in the future; I’ll just make sure to pick a different main.
Have you been to Zizzi? What did you think of it?
Have a great weekend!

Mich x

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8 Comments

  1. Pam
    03/11/2017 / 10:16 AM

    Girl you need to go to L’Artista for a Calzone 😉 I avoid these chains because they’re not genuinely Italian.
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • 03/11/2017 / 11:33 AM

      Oooh thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely check it out. 😄 xo

    • 05/11/2017 / 3:43 PM

      Thank you Vanessa. Have a wonderful weekend too! Xoxo

  2. 12/12/2017 / 12:09 PM

    I also find Zizzi a little bland, after visiting Italy no where compares to ‘real’ italian food, so I always try to stick to independents – shame though as it would be great to find a great italian that you know will be good no matter where you visit!
    Rachael Helpless Whilst Drying

    • 17/12/2017 / 9:41 PM

      I still need to taste authentic Italian food. Looking forward to going to Italy soon 🙂

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