Zizzi, 29 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BX t: 0117 239 0130
Clifton Village is a must-visit in busy Bristol. Elegant Georgian townhouses are prominent in the streets and crescents of the obviously, affluent Clifton where real estate, pictured in estate agent windows, is costly.
The village is also home to an eclectic mix of boutiques and quirky shops plus and trendy bars and restaurants.
Tourists, students and locals mix and nearby Clifton Downs are popular for kite-flying.
World-famous Bristol Zoo, the world’s fifth oldest, nestles nearby in a compact area and, of course, Brunel’s landmark Clifton Suspension Bridge spectacularly straddles the Avon Gorge yards from the village.
We’d completed the tourist trip and required refreshment. Zizzi came into view. Yes, it is part of a chain, and the size of the restaurant was a tad daunting at first, but the service was slick and the food good.
The wild boar meatballs with herbs, served with a rich tomato sauce and pasta topped with a crunchy crumble, arrived piping hot and had a distinctive taste. The Zizzi favourite, a Sicilianan merlot, proved an ideal accompaniment.
The pizza campagne was well-received as was the margherita, both could have been a tad hotter, and the bambini offering also disappeared rapidly, so did the rich, non-dairy chocolate torte.
Toilets were clean and in all, we enjoyed the experience.