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Zizzi sign at night, Queensferry Street, Edinburgh
The Zizzi restaurant in Sutton, London, which opened in Spring 2000 and was one of the first branches. Before 2014 refit (above); after 2014 refit (below)
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Zizzi restaurant in The O2, London

Zizzi is a chain of restaurants offering dishes inspired by Italian cuisine in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The chain was founded in 1999. It was sold by Gondola Group along with ASK Italian for £250 million to Bridgepoint Capital in February 2015. The pronunciation endorsed by Bridgepoint Capital is /zee zee/; alternative pronunciations include /'zɪziˑ/ & /'zɪʔziˑ/[citation needed]


Salisbury nerve gas poisoningEdit

The Zizzi in Salisbury, England, was at the centre of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. The pair had dined there earlier in the day, and advice was given to those who had eaten at Zizzi (and the nearby Mill Pub) on Sunday 4 or Monday 5 March 2018 to take measures such as washing or wiping their personal belongings, even though "the risk to the general public from this substance ha[d] not changed and remain[ed] low".[1][2]

Charity fundraisingEdit

In Summer 2011, Zizzi began using Pennies, the electronic charity box, in all their restaurants, giving their customers the option to top up their bill by 20p and donate to charity. By March 2012, over £50,000 had been raised for charity, with the majority going to longstanding charity partner The Prince's Trust. 'Pennies with Zizzi' was crowned project-of-the-year by the Real IT Awards in 2012, also picking up the prize for Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Public health advice for those who were in The Mill pub or Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury on Sunday 4th or Monday 5th March 2018"
  2. ^ Russian spy: Salisbury diners told to wash possessions BBC, 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Untitled Prezi". Prezi. Retrieved 27 September 2015.

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