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Restaurant Orsini

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Waaggasse 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superior Italian

The restaurant serves a good selection of Italian inspired dishes, with the true Italian love of first-class fresh ingredients simply cooked. It is expensive, but that is because it serves lobster, sole beef fillet etc, and in good sized portions. It is an example of "you get what you pay for", if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Nicholas W
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Haslemere - Surrey
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Haslemere - Surrey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The restaurant serves a good selection of Italian inspired dishes, with the true Italian love of first-class fresh ingredients simply cooked. It is expensive, but that is because it serves lobster, sole beef fillet etc, and in good sized portions. It is an example of "you get what you pay for", if you are lucky. Here, you can expect to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a very nice restaurant with excellent standards and service. BUT, if you are not from Zurich please take my advise be prepared to spend a fortune to eat a reasonable meal here. IT is probably at least 3x more expensive than Italian restaurants of similar standard located in Italy. I did enjoy my meal and the wine was... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

located 150 from Paradeplatz very centrally traditional Italian kitchen with all the familiar dishes pastas fish meat veal etc. mainly traditional cooking but always tasty clean maps super service and very good wine. I have been there many times and always happy to return!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The service is first class. The food is just delicious. I was there there early 2013 and on Dec 13.2013. The second time was just a confirmation of the first: service is just as it should always be. Food is as the Chef' mood is: excellent to very good. The Barolo is superb (let it open at least 30 min.... More 

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Zurich
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This small, smart restaurant is one of my favourites in Zurich. Its location, close to Paradeplatz, is perfect for a business lunch. Although there is a dress code, the staff is very friendly and attentive. Excelent fish rivals to mouthwatering pasta dishes. A bit pricey, even for Zurich standards. But one will never be disappointed.

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Lyon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a very nicely decorated restaurant with very professional staff and good food. The prices of course are very high, even for Zurich. My favorite thing about this restaurant is the wine list! Very nice and your server will make a recommendation for you if you ask. Overall I had a good experience here.

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Samara, Russia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I was here in may 2013. Dinner was wonderful. Food was amazing. Service was high . I recommend this place. Restaurant room is small but very cute. I ate tomato soup, carpaccio, octopus salad and panacotta. It is very good restaurant. Thank them.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I had the good fortune to be treated to a lunch on a Saturday at Restaurant Orsini and was incredibly impressed. Extremely friendly and attentive service greeted us and the food choices made it difficult to make a selection. The antipasti was dainty but tasty, and the tortellini with asparagus was mouthwatering. My friends had the shrimp, which I tasted,... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

My wife and I dined here after we arrived in Zurich. We were cold, tired, and wondering around in disbelief at the menu prices posted around the city when we happened to stumble into Orsini. The service was extremely friendly and attentive and we were treated extremely well even though we didn't happen to notice the "jacket recommended" attire suggestion... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Some 5 years ago the long time head waiter retired. And though I have never dined at Orsini without being greeted by the manager of the Savoy Baur Hotel (of which Orsini is part), who impresses with his seemingly eternal presence, checking on his Orsini-equippe and his guests, the food is not what it used to be. The Fondo di... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waaggasse 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?