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Frohlichstrasse 39, Zurich 8008 , Switzerland
+41 (0) 44 383 21 39
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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I was here in a group of 20-ish people celebrating a school reunion, and had a wonderful evening. The food was superb, particularly in view of the size of the group, and the atmosphere is wonderful, it's like being at a friend's house. I'll definitely come back as an individual to sample some more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2014
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had seen this cute little restaurant way last year while passing on a cold winters night, it looked warm and cosy and every little table was full. We managed to get a table for 2 and were looking forward to the experience, when we arrived everyone was already sipping wine and edgily eating away at all the home cooked... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was here in a group of 20-ish people celebrating a school reunion, and had a wonderful evening. The food was superb, particularly in view of the size of the group, and the atmosphere is wonderful, it's like being at a friend's house. I'll definitely come back as an individual to sample some more of the food.

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I come once a month, each time I have to call quite a bit in advance to get a table. But Carlo does his best to make everything possible. The location in Seefeld is very urban. Inside dining like in the masters livingroom, outside on the pavement as cozy. The handwritten menue each time differnt. The service extremely charming. But... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I'm almost reluctant to write a review of this little neighbourhood restaurant which is one of our favourites in Zurich! Its a hidden gem known mainly by locals. It's small, charming and intimate. Best of all is the delicious food which comes straight the chef's heart. Expect seasonal, delicious food- nothing is just run of he mill here! A little... More 

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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We went to have dinner with a friend at Cucina e Libri. The restaurant is small and cosy with a nice decoration, full of books, candles and rustic furniture. The waitress was very nice and patient. The starter bread was warm and tasty. I thought, very good sign! Then, I ate ravioli with chicken filling and my husband got faraona... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

We have spent several wonderful evenings in this tiny little paradise. Nothing extravagant, no luxury and no millionaires, just hundreds of cooking books, 8 tables and fantastic food! Carlo, the owner and cook keeps it simple and invites you regularly to culinary excursions, with and without motto. An absolute recommendation for anyone who enjoys excellent taste of food and wine... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is our favorite little gem in Zurich. A little library with only a few tables. Unsophisticated but great food and atmosphere. The dishes are always seasonal, simple but extremely rich in flavors. The journalist-turned-chef Carlo Bernasconi has managed to create a unique place, a place that does not pretend to compete with Michelin-starred restaurants, but that will conquer your... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Similar to my favorite Cafi Dihei - Cucina e Libri is small and very cozy. The 8 tables are all wooden and have a white cover with candles. The food is first class Italian (Piemont) style and is cooked by the chef himself. You are seated next to a library with cook books and you will be served by a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frohlichstrasse 39, Zurich 8008 , Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 (0) 44 383 21 39

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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