Serves meat, vegan options available. UK Italian restaurant chain offering various vegan items coded by 'VE.' Sample choices includes olives and spicy nuts, lentil ragu, slaw, herby potatoes, pizza with vegan cheese, and sorbet for dessert. Open Mon-Sat 12:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-22:30.

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10 Reviews

First Review by Schulie


Points +331

27 Aug 2022

Cute location

Visited this zizzi on several occasions, can rely on it for an easy vegan choice as there are many options on the menu. Quaint little building and right in the city centre.

Pros: Plenty of choice , Good location , Enjoyable atmosphere

Cons: Standard Zizzi’s , Don’t like the new QR code payment system



Points +62

08 Mar 2020

Just like any other Zizi

Great food, lots of options, separate vegan menu, vegan wine. Can’t complain, but also nothing special. Great staff team and good value

Pros: Separate menu, Vegan wines, Yummy food

Cons: Chain restaurant


Points +29

28 Feb 2020

Fab vegan choice.

Lovely vegan food. Plenty of choice. Dessert too.

Pros: Lots of options


Points +34

20 Jan 2020

Excellent vegan menu

Food was delicious and the vegan menu is excellent - lots of choice. Will definitely visit again. Prices reasonable and staff friendly. Had the zucca pizza - butternut squash, caramilised onion and vegam mozzarella (the mozza was lovely!)

Pros: Vegan menu, Staff friendly, Like that plate had vegan sticker on!


Points +2512

27 Sep 2018

Good service

Nice seating on ground level and downstairs and student discount on Mondays to Thursdays. Good vegan options with a separate menu


Points +267

29 Jun 2018

Delicious pizza and garlic bread

We were very impressed to see that this place had a dedicated vegan menu. You dont get that often in a non-vegan place. They had good vegan options for pizza, pasta, starters and dessert. We had the Rustica Vegan Zucca pizza and the garlic bread and both were delicious! Good sized servings and good flavours. Staff were also very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend coming here.

Pros: Good size servings, Delicious

Cons: Pricey for pizza, but it was good pizza


Points +1578

19 May 2018

Nice restaurant and location

Very nice branch of the Zizzi brand in a nice part of the city with splendid views of the river on the lower level of the restaurant. As always the vegan menu provides great choice and our pasta and pizza dishes did not disappoint.

Pros: vegan menu , nice restaurant

Cons: serves meat


Points +23074

12 May 2018

University Challenge

Nice location on the steep section of Saddler Street leading up to the cathedral. Very popular with uni students and their parents. Durham students tend to have money to dine out, unlike in my student days where restaurant dining was rare to non-existent. The vegan options here, just as at any other Zizzi, are excellent including a bruschetta and garlic bread. I always do like a garlic bread as my 'Starter for 10'. As well as pizza they also have a couple of pasta dishes such as the lentil ragout and classic spaghetti pomodoro. Always a winner and extremely tasty if done correctly, which it was today. It accompanied the pepperonata pizza (with smokey chilli base for an extra £1) perfectly. The interior is pleasant and rustic, but the big windows do lead to some exposure to anyone walking past as you sit and have your meal. Next time a seat overlooking the river downstairs would be my preferred option.

Pros: vegan choices, location

Cons: some meat served


Points +91

02 May 2017

Ask for the vegan menu!

The menu didn't seem so vegan-friendly until I realised there was a separate menu. Yay! Excellent. Great food too!


Points +131

17 Oct 2016

Vegans well catered for

Be sure to ask for the "allergens menu" when you go in. What a delight having pizza with "cheese" on again, they did also have vegan pasta dishes. My plate came with a vegan sticker on. The pizza itself was delicious, with Zizzi's own coconut based cheese on - at first I thought the cheese looked a bit sparse but it was quite rich so was just enough. I also had a dessert calzone with icecream, all vegan. A rare treat which I will definitely be repeating!

Pros: Well labelled vegan choices, Really good food

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