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Pinte Besson

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Swiss, European
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rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
21 312 59 69
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8 of us visited here after searching for a fondue restaurant online and this place did not disappoint. We all ate from the traditional fondue set menu which was ample enough food for 1 between 2. Service was great, speedy and luckily for us they spoke a fair amount of English as not many of us could speak fluent French!... More 

Thank Katiej27
Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

A small but cosy restaurant where we got to sit at a small table almost pinned against the wall. Although it was not that comfortable it was well worth it because of the delicious cheese fondue. Also very friendly service and I would definitely come back if I had the chance.

Thank GeHo86
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The restaurant is small and narrow, with a lot of heavy wood. If you have problems sith small places, it could be a problem (added to the overwhelming cheese aroma!). I personally like the place, with great fondue and a short menu option.

Thank Hernan G
Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

On previous visits to Lausanne we had visited here for drinks and vowed that one day we would eat here. So finally on the tail end of a trip to Venice, we got off the train, walked up the hill and made it upstairs to the restaurant. Up was by a steep and narrow staircase which led us into a... More 

Thank 1NigelT
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Stumbled across as we explored the city and liked the look and reserved a table. Glad we did as it got very busy. Food was authentic Swiss, Rosti and fondue with lots of local wines. Food and service was great, but being Switzerland not cheap.

Thank Kevin J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Lausanne, and a few of us used to go to the Pinte to study because it was small, they let us stay for hours, and the beer drinkers were all very old and left us alone. When we went in May 2016, the 4 of us got 1-salad with Cavaillon melon and ham 2-plate of Viande... More 

Thank Olivia C
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

lovely starters but the fondue was really magnificent, also very good swiss wines a great evening . interesting place as well

Thank nicolas s
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little joint if you want to try Swiss cuisine. I wouldn't take my clients there, but would definitely go there with friends ! The fondue is a must try and the meal sizes are huge ! Value for money and time.

Thank Salonii
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We spend a very enjoyable evening on a cold and rainy day. Do book in advance, it is a tiny restaurant and through the course of the evening there remained a constant que of people waiting at the bar to be seated. Had a cold meat platter to share for a starter and a garlic and cheese fondue and morel... More 

Thank Kwassie
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

1. Book upfront. 2. Order the entrecote on the stone plate. 3. Enjoy. It's finger-licking delicious. + It's very cozy and the menu is big. You can come back and taste the rest of the list which is also great, but start with the entrecote on stone!

Thank Andre_P_82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: 21 312 59 69

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?