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“Wonderful meal!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bianchi

Bianchi
Limmat-quai 82, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
044 262 98 44
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Ranked #81 of 1,443 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Montreal, Quebec
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The concierge at our hotel suggested this restaurant and we had a wonderful meal. It was easy to get to by taking the tram. We had an excellent mixed salad and then both my husband and I had a pasta dish for dinner. They were delicious and we both enjoyed them. Service was great and our waiter made a real effort to speak in English. Would go back in a heartbeat!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Italian experience in Zurich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Right on the river, the restaurant offers a variety of sea side Italian/Mediterranean dishes as well as some classics (risottos, pasta, etc.), all absolutely perfectly cooked and prepared. On that dinner, I took fried calamari followed by a "Bouillabaisse", served in two steps with wonderful fishes and soup; the Tira-misu completed a perfect meal. Service was light and simple (our waiter was kind of awkward on communication but brilliant in humor and service). The atmosphere is great for a business meeting or an evening where you want to discuss quietly. Priced decently on Zurich standards. Will come back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great Meal, kitchen is a tad slow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We arrived without reservation and was offered a choice of seats, to ensure we were comfortable as the night was quite warm.  Once seated we were served a selection of loverly breads with superb Italian olive oil for dipping.

I ordered the pasta dish of triangle shaped pasta filled with home made ricotta, accompanied with shrimps, asparagus and a creamy procceco sauce, after a good wait which was a bit too long the meal presented well, the aroma was so great that comments were made by those who were sitting next to me on how good the dish smelt. The pasta and asparagus was superb soft and not overcooked the sauce was delicately flavored without a overly rich creamy after taste.

My loverly partners home made spaghetti was just as tasty, the pasta being beautifully cooked, the prawns had a loverly taste and were beautifully accompanied with a delicate lemon sauce.

Washed down with a good French Chablis, a nice night indeed, this restaurant is not a cheap, but neither I am, enjoy!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montgomery, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Seafood, Excellent Service, Convenient Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Blianchi is an excellent choice for many types of occasions. After saying that you should order a fish dish, we have one strong recommendation. Order your fish and then, when asked, say you want it filleted.

When my wife and I dined there last Friday we were served by Tana (not sure of how to spell her name) and Giancarlo. They did a magnificent job of filleting our fish dishes at tableside. It was quite a performance, making us aware of how few places take the time and have the skills to do a truly good job of filleting a fish. It was beautiful to watch and delicious to eat.

The restaurant sits right on the north bank of the Limmat River, directly across from what I call "Old Town."

Have fun.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice but slow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Nice food and grappa but very slow service
had a feeling that i owed $100 to a waiter
but this is just their style - no rush, relaxed )))

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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