Zizzi Italian: The complete guide to eating out as a vegan
Whether you’re vegan, you’ve got vegan friends or family members, or you’re just looking to add more plant-based options into your diet, there’s plenty of options available at our Restaurant Favourites Retail Partner Zizzi’s Italian. Gone are the days where vegan options consisted of a salad and or a plate of chips – Zizzi’s Italian not only caters for vegans; they even have a dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu available upon request. If you fancy doing a bit of research before you go, here are some of our favourites:
No matter if you’re a pizza or pasta lover, there’s no doubt that garlic bread is the ideal accompaniment to any Italian dish. Zizzi’s Vegan Garlic Bread is delightfully garlicky with a hint of rosemary to delight your taste buds. For olive lovers, we highly recommend ordering the mixed olives which are served with sun-dried tomatoes for a delicious flavour combo!
Another tasty option is their Vegan Bruschetta which is prepared with fresh tomatoes, vegan pesto, red onion and roasted garlic on extra virgin olive oil-drizzled toasted focaccia bread. For lovers of Italian cuisine, vegan or not, this is a must-try!
For Pizza Lovers:
Anyone who’s been following a vegan diet for some time will be familiar with the term “pizza marinara” i.e. cheese-less pizza. While this is a great vegan option, sometimes you just need to have the full pizza experience; cheese included! This is where Zizzi has their vegan pizza game nailed with not just one, but two delicious cheesy pizzas on the menu. Each one can be made with a gluten-free base upon request.
The Jackfruit Italian Hot is perfect for anyone that likes a pizza that packs a spicy punch with vegan jackfruit pepperoni, spicy harissa, roquito chillies & vegan Mozzarisella. If you’re more of a traditional pizza lover, we recommend the Vegan Margherita and add your favourite toppings when ordering.
For Pasta Lovers:
Zizzi has two scrumptious pasta dishes on the menu, with gluten-free or whole wheat pasta options available for each. If you’re looking for a hearty pasta dish to sink your fork into, we recommend the Lentil Ragù. This pasta dish is served with baby sunblush tomatoes, kale & linguine and is guaranteed to please any pasta lover out there. If you’re looking for a lighter option, we’d suggest the Spaghetti Pomodoro. Not to be underestimated, this pasta dish is abundant in taste thanks to its speciality tomato and basil sauce.
Two words that can make anyone following a plant-based diet beam from ear to ear: Vegan Dessert! The team at Zizzi are dessert masters which is evident in their Golden Millionaire’s Slice. Enjoy a chocolate-chip cookie base, topped with layers of salted toffee & coconut chocolate ganache, and finished with splashes of gold. We wouldn’t judge you if you went there purely for the dessert to be honest!
All wines (except for the Pinot Noir) at Zizzi are vegan-friendly so you don’t have to worry when it comes to checking for vegan options or sharing a bottle at the table. For cocktail lovers, make sure you try the Raspberry & Prosecco Mojito or the Passion Fruitini and thank us later!
Zizzi Italian is a valued Restaurant Favourites Partner. With a Restaurant Favourites Gift Card , you can guarantee that your recipient can enjoy delicious vegan food from the UK’s top restaurants. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, going away parties and many more occasions. Buy a Restaurant Favourites Gift Card here. Browse our full range of gift cards and eGifts here.