Reviewed by Lucy Knight
I am huge fan of Italian food, so it was a delightful opportunity to be invited to the opening night of Zizzi Manchester Piccadilly.
The restaurant is in central Manchester, so we had to park in a hotel multistory car park. Parking is easily accessible but can be quite pricey. We paid £12! But that is my fault for not researching beforehand. You can park on the side street or in the Arndale car park for a lot cheaper.
We walked a short distance to the restaurant, which is located in the heart of Piccadilly Gardens opposite the big wheel. It is in a newly refurbished block, which looks vibrant and trendy.
We were greeted by the friendly staff who gave us a drink on arrival and asked us to wait in the bar area where we would be served with canapés before moving downstairs for the main meal.
The canapés were amazing; they were skewers of chicken, peppers, and onions or salmon and prawns. My partner has a big appetite so was very impressed with them as was I.
Once everyone had arrived we were asked to go downstairs to be seated at our table. We had a great table with a fantastic view of the entertainer, a Michael Buble style singer. He had a fantastic voice and was very smooth.
For starters they brought us antipasti, which consisted of calamari, garlic bread with cheese, tomato and pesto bread and Palma ham. For the main course I had Pollo al prosciutto, which is chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto ham with a white wine sauce served with Tuscan potatoes and green beans. My partner had salmon with broccoli, rocket and Tuscan potatoes and for dessert we were brought a trio of lemon sorbet, tiramisu and tartufo al cioccolato, which is a rich, dark chocolate mousse served with crushed hazelnuts and amaretti biscuits with a dash of frangelico hazelnut liqueur.
All of the food was amazing and our plates were cleared clean. The service was outstanding. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we never had a dry glass. I would definitely recommend Zizzi Piccadilly. We had such a brilliant night; I will be returning very soon.
For more information, menus or to book a table click here or call 01612 368855.
Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 11:30pm – 11pm | Sunday, 11:30pm – 10.30pm
Zizzi Manchester Piccadilly, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, M1 1LU | 01612 368855