A shame but I'm not surprised. The turnover of staff was ridiculous and after the first year the quality of service and food nose dived. I remember being in there one evening when the staff started to blast Eminem on the soundsystem whilst they shrieked and danced around. Clearly the owners didn't invest enough attention to the quality levels.
The Valentina chain went into administration and the profitable stores were sold to a team run, it seems, by a former manager.
As there was a Zizzi there before, I suspect its owners are back on the hook for the rent- so they want to open something as opposed to leaving it empty. But it's hard to see how the area needs another chain Italian.. .