Revealed: Doncaster’s best Italian restaurant

Ziniz Italian restaurant and wine bar, has jointly won the Doncaster Free Press Italian of the year award, as voted by readers. Marco Calzini, chef and Marc Linley, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Ziniz MC 2
Ziniz Italian restaurant and wine bar, has jointly won the Doncaster Free Press Italian of the year award, as voted by readers. Marco Calzini, chef and Marc Linley, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Ziniz MC 2

Three generations of an Italian family are celebrating after their restaurant was crowned joint winner of a Free Press award.

After weeks of voting, readers chose Ziniz Wine Bar and Restaurant, based on Market Place, Bawtry, and Vivo Italian Restaurant, Bennetthorpe, as the best featured in the Italian of the Year competition.

Vivo Italian Restaurant, Bennetthorpe. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Vivo MC 1

Vivo Italian Restaurant, Bennetthorpe. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Vivo MC 1

Carl Fairchild, PA to the manager director at Ziniz, said: “The owners and staff would like to thank all our customers for voting for us, we are very proud to have been voted ‘Best Italian in Doncaster’, it is a great accolade for the business.

“We have been open in Bawtry for 18 years, Ziniz is a third generation family run Italian restaurant, so we now have the new generation of Calzini children also working within the business.

“We only use authentic produce imported direct from Italy and all our menu is made fresh to order from family recipes.

“We really strive to bring our customers an authentic taste of Italian cusine.”

It is not just the food that keeps the customers coming back to Ziniz, it is also the setting.

Carly added: “We have a fabulous courtyard area which is the perfect sun trap for alfresco dining or drinks this summer, we look forward to welcoming you all soon.”

Ziniz Wine Bar and Restaurant can be found at 1 Market Place, in Bawtry.

Vivo Italian Restaurant is at 11 Bennetthorpe, Bennetthorpe.