Azzurri Restaurants Ltd
Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)
Number of locations
(as of July 2019)[1]

Zizzi is a chain of Italian-inspired restaurants across the UK and Ireland.[2]

In February 2015, Bridgepoint Capital completed a £250 million acquisition of ASK Italian and Zizzi.[3]


As of July 2019, Zizzi have over 25 London restaurants. They also have sites in other cities, including: Birmingham and NottinghamLiverpool, Manchester, and NewcastleLeeds and Sheffield. Some cities housing two, three, or four restaurants.

The Zizzi restaurant estate also includes sites in Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.[4]

They opened their first restaurant in Chiswick in 1999.[5]

Salisbury nerve gas poisoning[]

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".[6][7]

Charity fundraising[]

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.[8]

See also[]


  1. ^ "Find Your Local Zizzi".
  2. ^ "About Us".
  3. ^ "Bridgepoint Completes £250 Million Acquisition of ASK ITALIAN and ZIZZI".
  4. ^ "Find Your Local Zizzi".
  5. ^ "Greater London".
  6. ^ "Public health advice for those who were in The Mill pub or Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury on Sunday 4th or Monday 5th March 2018"
  7. ^ Russian spy: Salisbury diners told to wash possessions BBC, 11 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Untitled Prezi". Prezi. Retrieved 27 September 2015.

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