• Zizzi

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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-Thu 11:30-22:30, Fri-Sat 11:30-23:00, Sun 11:30-22:30.

9 Reviews

First Review by melarish


Points +3297

21 Jul 2023

Nice Italian

Very similar to all the other Italians in the city (Ask, Pizza Express etc) but good quality. Not as many vegan pizzas as Pizza Express, but the Margherita was good. They have a zillionaire's shortbread which I didn't have a chance to try but will go back for!

Pros: Quick service, Good pizza

Cons: They couldn't open the accessible entrance, (with the lift) which is pretty terrible!



Points +229

26 Sep 2022

Good choices

Enjoyed our time at Zizzi. In the heart of the York car-free area. We found it easy to get vegan meals and the staff was caring. Risotto was nice and creamy without dairy and the lasagna had a great blend of flavors.

Pros: Good options , Convenient location


Points +271

30 May 2022

One of the better Italian chains

There's a sperarate vegan menu with fair amount of options: a couple of pizzas; a few pasta dishes; a delicious "rainbow" lasagne that I had which didn't contain any vegan cheese, which was refreshing; a new risotto which sounded nice. Might be nice to see a calzone and some sort of salad bowl. There's some vegan sides, a few starters and 1 very nice dessert: a "Zillionaire's" tart, although it'd would've been better with some vegan ice cream, as it was a little dry. There was also the standard sorbets, but it would be nice to see a few more vegan desserts. The atmosphere was nice, service a little slow but staff were helpful, definitely recommend booking as they were having to turn walk-ins away (6pm on a Sunday).The location is ideal if you want to be close to the station. Overall would recommend.

Pros: Fair amount of vegan options, Good food, Separate vegan menu

Cons: Not loads of options, Few vegan desserts , Not fully vegan


Points +22

26 Feb 2022

Good staff and multiple options

Really nice and friendly staff, and multiple vegan options. However, it is a chain restaurant and the majority of dishes are not vegan friendly.


Points +48

23 Jul 2021

Just ok

When I came here there was a lot of uncertainty about which was vegan and which wasn’t. The menu and online menu had conflicting information. A staff member cleared it up but couldn’t help feeling awkward.

Pros: Food was nice, just like any other Zizzi. , Student discount during week days.

Cons: Unclear of what is vegan.


Points +51

11 Jan 2019

Surprisingly good

The vegan ragu was actually surprisingly good. Lots of flavour and was a decent portion.

Pros: Good selection of options

Cons: Expensive for what it was, More choice would be great


Points +21611

08 Jul 2018

Nice and Zizzi Does it

Zizzi never disappoints and tastes even better with a 30% voucher code. As creatures of habit when it comes to Zizzi we had the vegan margherita with extra mushrooms on a rustica base at £9.95 and the trusty old spag pomodoro with extra olives at £7.95. Both very tasty and thoroughly appreciated with a carafe of vegan wine.

Pros: Vegan menu


Points +87

20 Jun 2017

Fantastic food

They have a great vegan menu. I had vegan bruschetta and a vegan pizza with artichoke, spinach and pine nuts. The pizza was quite big, I took half home in a box. Great food and service!


Points +681

24 Sep 2016

Generous amount of cheese :)

You can get 40% off the pizzas if you go with someone who has an NUS card, so that's what I did (normally I find this place quite pricey). I do recommend getting more than 3 toppings - I think I narrowed my choices down to 6 eventually! But it all fit nicely and worked very well. There's a lot of vegan cheese on these pizzas which often isn't the case, so this is definitely a plus!

I also had the nectarini dessert which I found a bit sour. Would recommend the ice cream on its own.

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