On Saturday we decided to go out for a quiet meal, after oohing and aahing about what we wanted to eat we decided to go to an Italian restaurant called Zizzi in Pinner. It is located right on the High Street, the restaurant is housed in an old Victorian pub that dates back to 1580. The Tudor building is beautiful with beamed ceilings, cosy alcoves and an open kitchen. It also has an outdoor garden patio where diners can dine alfresco in the summer. Zizzi has many branches all over the UK.
For the month of January Zizzi has partnered with The World Avocado Organisation to create a one-of-a-kind flavour experience, in celebration of Veganuary and the mighty avocado – the fruit of life. The creation is the Arcobaleno Pizza. They have also introduced some lovely January special to their menu too. We decided after looking at the menu to sample some of these new dishes together with a few classics too.
For starters my partner who is a big mushroom fan chose to have the Mushroom Brindisi. He absolutely loved the Creamy mushrooms & smoked mozzarella that were oven baked on the special Zizzi dough, then finished with chopped parsley, grated riserva, crispy sage & smoked garlic oil.
For me choosing the starter was not difficult at all as soon as I saw the name Aubergine Parmigiana Crocchette as I love aubergines. I must say I was totally in food heaven with this delicious starter of crispy breadcrumb-coated crocchette filled with melted mozzarella & ricotta cheeses, fried aubergine, red pepper & slow roasted tomatoes, served with a red pepper tapenade dip. The starter was so good I could have eaten it all over again for my main course.
For our main course we both decided to opt for the Zizzi Veganuary classic Arcobaleno special pizza.
Arcobaleno Means ‘rainbow’ in Italian, the pizza was truly a rainbow of colours on a plate. The classic Zizzi base mozzarella & tomato base was topped with pink beetroot ‘beetballs’, baby sunblush tomatoes & spinach. It was magnificently finished with sliced avocado, chilli threads & purple basil.
We really enjoyed it although the pizzas were very big and we ended taking some home for lunch.
I love citrus flavours so I ordered the zingy citrus torte. I was not disappointed as it was truly delectable. The Lemon, lime & passion fruit torte had a rich crumbly cinnamon biscuit base and just the right balance of sweetness and tanginess. It was served with whipped mascarpone cream, raspberry & strawberry coulis & a pink raspberry snap. I particularly liked that the coulis was presented in a small plastic shot that you squeezed over the dessert.
The meal was absolutely delicious, the ambience was amazing and very cosy and the service was superb. All the staff were friendly and very attentive and really made great effort to chat and make us welcome. I would most certainly dine at Zizzi Pinner again.
We were guests of Zizzi, all the views and opinions in this post are of our dining experience, we were not required to write a positive post.