Manchester Zizzi (Corn Exchange)

23 September 2015

When in Manchester a few weeks ago we went for food in Zizzi Italian and oh my it is good. We went to the one located in the old Corn Exchange opposite the Arndale centre. It is actually downstairs but there is a super cool lift for wheelchair users and the whole of the downstairs is accessible and their is a spacious disabled toilet complete with amazing smelling soap. None of us could stop smelling our hands. I also absolutely adore the paintings on the wall. (Sorry for the poor quality photos, the lighting wasnt great and I only had my crappy iphone 4S)

Manchester Zizzi

Our waitress was so lovely and friendly and equally as bonkers as us and she was faultless even though she was only a trainee. Now onto the food which was all to die for.

For Starter we had the Cicchetti Sharing Plater and extra garlic bread (not pictured due to being inhaled too quickly) because you can't go to an Italian and not have garlic bread.

Zizzi Cicchetti Sharing Plater

King Prawn Linguine - What is my family's obsession with fish eugh. Didn't try this one but apparently it has a kick to it. King prawns & courgette ribbons in a hot roquito chilli, tomato & lobster sauce.

Zizzi King Prawn Linguine

Strozzapretti Pesto Rosso - Oh my, this was so delicious and I could totally demolish a bowl of this right now. Damn living in the middle of nowhere. The portion is so big that I couldn't even finish it which was pretty sad. Its so creamy and yummy and the chicken was so tender and I think I might dribble soon. It is Spicy piccante chicken, red pesto, crème fraîche & spring onions (and a sprinkle of magic I assume). Its not spicy at all though if anyone is worried. 

Zizzi Strozzapretti Pesto Rosso

Wild Boar Ragu Pappardelle - I did try this one and although delicious it was a bit rich. I could taste too much wine for my liking. I do love wine I think I just preferred my dish. This dish is Rich wild boar ragu with red wine, garlic & tomatoes, pappardelle pasta & Grana Padano. If you love meaty dishes then this one is probably for you

Zizzi Wild Boar Ragu Pappardelle

Chocolate & Toffee Nut Sundae - Chocolate & crema gelato, banana, whipped mascarpone cream, toffee sauce & caramelised peanuts with a dash of magic I assume. This is heaven in a glass. I was a bit worried because I don't always like banana in my pudding but this was a magical combination. The chocolate and vanilla gelato was so creamy. The caramelised peanuts were so good I had to result to stabbing to prevent my family stealing them. I would kill for this right now. Damn living in the middle of nowhere.

Zizzi Chocolate & Toffee Nut Sundae

Lemon Meringue Sundae - Lemon sorbet, crema gelato, crumbled meringue, whipped mascarpone cream, lemon curd & mint. I was torn between this and the chocolate one. I'm glad I went for mine as I was craving some sweetness. This one was a tad sour but still so good.

Zizzi Lemon Meringue Sundae

Tiramisu - As usual my dad was predictable. 

Zizzi Tiramisu

Cappuccino - How cool is this glass. Its so light and doesnt get hot and I'll take 10 please. This was our waitresses first attempt at a cappuccino and she nailed it. This was actually my dads but I am a pre coffee thief so sorry about that. 

Zizzi  Cappuccino

If you're ever passing Zizzi and have a craving for the best pasta or pizza ever followed by some delicious gelato then I would definitely recommend popping in.

Beth...x

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