The thought of a Diavola slightly alarms me with any quantity of pepperoni so I go for a pappardelle with marinated chicken, field mushrooms, rosemary and a creamy Marsala sauce. It is very tasty and seems home made and miraculously I don’t cover myself in the sauce. Always a hazard! Apparently the Zizzi staff are programmed to up sell and it is true that every time you order something they throw in a few extra suggestions and even though we say we’re sticking to water they ask us if we want wine (again!) and more water (though we’ve hardly touched the other water at the time) It’s slightly odd but I guess that’s what they do. They encourage me to add a rocket salad to my pasta which was okay I guess.
ZZ felt that it wasn’t the best Diavola he’d had as now there wasn't enough pepperoni but he needs to make more studies before confirming his findings.
Next time I will try one of their famous pizzas and see how well they cope with the anti-tomato stance! I’d started to see non-tomato pizzas on various menus but at last glance Zizzi hadn’t taken that brave step. And I can’t reconfirm on their website as it seems to have gone - completely! How mysterious!
I want to give Zizzi one 1 ½ forks but that isn’t possible and the more I think of the up selling, it is actually rather irritating! So I’ll give them a high one fork and re-evaluate on next visit.Update - Their website seems to be back, obviously they were having a moment!