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Pinte Besson

rue de l'Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
21 312 59 69
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Ranked #15 of 393 restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Swiss, Fondue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

One of the bet, maybe the best restaurant in Lausanne for swiss food, specially cheese fondue. And the swiss wines are also of good quality. The staff are impeccable and friendly . It may be a little bit difficult to have a serious conversation because there is a very good atmosphere. But in fact that doen'st matter because you go... More

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Barcelona, Spain
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wow, the kids were melting down. They opened the kitchen a wee bit early for us (6:30 PM), which made life easier for both them and us, I'm sure. Excellent steak. The shredded potato dish (Rosti) was OK, though I prefer "breakfast skillets" in the states. This was good by Swiss standards, crisped potatoes, soft cheese, and sausage (we used... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Nice traditional place that serves good food in a good atmosphere. The salad is good and the pictures on the wall are interesting.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We tried the steak on hot stone and the Entrecôte parisienne. Both were excellent. Friendly staff, very nice atmosphere.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We were with friends and had a very good lunch, which was a pretty hearty meal. We all had different meals, I had lamb which was tender

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Penthaz, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We've been there because we've heard we could eat the best fondue of Lausanne, it's true. It was very tasteful, we will go again. The staff was friendly and always available. It's better to call before you go. We recommend.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is my favourite resto in the region for Swiss food. The staff are impeccable. They are intelligent friendly and so nice! The head waiter and waitresses were all so communicative and positive. They had larger than life smiles and genuinely cared to provide a superior atmosphere. It's a special historic place, the new dining hall opens next week, so... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Very authentic small joint, cheese fondue menu is the way to go, share with friends, rustic and hearty. Nice wine from the regio, not disappointed. Even room fo dessert, amazing. A good place to take novices to Swiss cuisine.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

... I went for the steak, and it was pretty much the best steak I've ever had. And I've had some great ones in lots of places. The place itself is very old world in style but a proper bar feel and lots of original features, you really could stay for a longer there have a good few drinks after... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Literally the best fondue I've ever had. I have eaten here three times and plan on going back at least once more before I return to America. Reasonably priced, local wines are delicious, not too touristy, and just a wonderful place.

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