‘One of the UK’s top ten Italian restaurants’ [The Times] & wine bar situated in the heart of Bawtry’s pretty market town, delivering the finest of modern Tuscan cuisine.

Our Restaurant

The contemporary, light interiors of Ziniz at the heart of Bawtry delivers modern Tuscan cuisine, but still retains the buzzing, friendly and relaxed atmosphere for all to enjoy, at this very popular Bawtry restaurant. 

"One of the top ten Italian restaurants in the UK"


Our Food

Our aim is to deliver delicious food, true to our Tuscan heritage. We bring to our diners recipes passed down from generation to generation. Some of the recipes date back to 15th century renaissance Florence and have maintained their popularity to this day.

At Ziniz we provide you with the best produce from one of the most enchanting regions of Italy. The beauty of Italian cuisine is that it changes from region to region, city to city & family to family, but the one thing that is consistent is it is always made with love.

"Best Italian 2014"

Eastside Magazine


A La Carte

All our dishes are made fresh in our kitchen the same way my Nonna Cleofe & my father Dante taught me. Skills & passion I have passed onto two of my children Sofia & Marco who have joined me in the kitchen of our family business.

We make traditional Florentine dishes with imported ingredients from Italy to ensure authentic tastes & flavours throughout our menu. As well as buying fresh seasonal products from our local fruit and vegetable store in the market square.


Lunch Menu

Lunch in Italy taken seriously, it is a great time to meet up with family & friends and enjoy life by eating and drinking great food & wine.

We have designed a lunch menu to cater for all aspects of life. Our menu is designed to have quick & light dishes, perfect for a bite away from the office on a lunch break,  ladies that lunch or a more leisurely relaxing occasion.


Vegan & Vegetarian

The beauty of Italy is its climate and the ability to grow almost any fruit or vegetable from the North to the South of the country hence the abundance of dishes without meat or animal products cooked throughout households & restaurants in Italy.

I have brought this to you in our vegetarian and vegan menu. We can just about create any dishes with a variety to suit any taste without missing out on the flavours of Italy.


Desserts & Coffee

We have a selection of sweet traditional indulgences from Italy on our dessert menu.

We have also handpicked the finest Italian digestive, after dinner drinks the perfect end to an enjoyable meal as the Italians do.


Wine Menu

We have a fantastic selection of Italian wines on our list, Italy has a great variety of white, red & rose wines as well as sparkling prosecco’s available by the glass and bottle. Each one changing in style and tastes showcasing Italy’s varied regions & cultures.

 I have chosen, what in my opinion is a great selection for you to try.


Bambini Menu

In Italy children are a big part of family life & here at Ziniz we like to educate children with fun & enjoyable Italian meals. We want to bring the whole family together and hopefully this menu lets your children enjoy real food and partake in Italian culture just like the adults.

*Please note all menus are subject to price changes*

The Courtyard

Bawtry’s best secret is our hidden suntrap courtyard at the rear of Ziniz,  a beautiful Italian inspired courtyard area available for al fresco dining -as the Italians do.

A stunning setting to enjoy relaxing summer drinks and spend time with friends & family.

Also available to hire for special occasions