Zizzi Paddington

Unit 2, 17 Sheldon Square , London, W2 6EP

SquareMeal Review of Zizzi Paddington

Nationwide Italian chain Zizzi is not exactly the last word in cutting-edge culinary cool, but it’s been quick off the mark to introduce some hot new trends. A range of gelati by Kitty Travers (the artisan ice-cream maker talent-spotted by St John’s Fergus Henderson) & a recently introduced menu of ‘cichetti’ (Italian-style ‘tapas’) as seen at far hipper addresses, are reasons to revisit your local branch. The rest of the menu may not wow, cautions a reader, ‘but it’s nothing to spoil your day’. Pastas are reliable, & the pizzas – some of which come as half & half variations or hybrids – help those stuck between king prawn & spicy sausage or regular pizza & calzone. Zizzi aims to please, & its comfortably rustic, flatteringly lit restaurants usually do just that.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Paddington Tube Station 179m

Royal Oak Station 354m


Address: Unit 2, 17 Sheldon Square , London W2 6EP

Area: Paddington Bayswater

Nearby Landmarks

Trinity Arts Centre 269m

Canal Cafe Theatre 457m


Telephone: 020 7286 4770


Cuisine: Italian


Food & Drink: 6.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 5.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Tiara silver reviewer 03 March 2011

Last week, some colleagues & I went for a Friday lunch at the Paddington outpost. Zizzi is usually reliable in the food area- nothing wow, but nothing to spoil your day either. Solid Italian fare. The ambiance is about as work-lunchy as it gets, but then again we were part of that. Noisy & hard to hear people, it was buzzy enough. Sounds of plates & glasses falling punctuated the lunch. Service- bless they tried, but not hard enough. When we mentioned they forgot our starters,. they went to return our main dishes to the kitchen- which happened to be within eyesight. We then cancelled our starters, but the mains were then a bit colder from sitting out. They were happy to reheat though one of our dishes. All in all, a solid choice for a 1 hour lunch in Sheldon square- maybe not as trendy as Union bar, but for Italian pizza, safe bet.