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Z Alten Lowen

#48 of 1,496 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Diner
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Universitatstrasse 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Little restaurant near our hotel Leonardo. Went for dinner on a Tuesday and it was very busy with local people (and a bit noisy). Staff was helpful in translating the menu in english - they have it only in German. We had chicken and ravioli. I liked the chicken. I would like to visit again.

Thank Rita C
Zurich, Switzerland
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249 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This place is located strategically for who wants to climb the Zurichberg using the cable car Seilbahn Rigiblick, that starts just in front. That is why we came, as he plan was to take the Seilbahn to the theatre just on top and we wished for a light meal before theatre. Must say that the outside looks not so attractive..... More 

Thank lilliputz
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Tavolata is great and offers excellent price/performance. Wine list is outstanding and some of the higher end bottles offer unbeatable low prices.

Thank Andreas K
Pully, Switzerland
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Located in the University area, this Restaurant is a very nice place to be. I have been there several time with my customers and colleague, only very good Feedbacks. The Service is very friendly, the wine Card great and not so expensive for Zürich. Highly recommended place to go.

Thank Epicurean F
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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457 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

a place I haven't been for years ... and what a positive surprise ... really good service , we had a sumptuous dinner with tavolata, dish after dish at reasonable price, good wine selection and nice atmosphere ... wow!

Thank Matthias F
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Pleasant surprise in the university neighborhood. Classic antipasta, beautiful ricotta filled pasta, delicious slowly cooked beef. Large range of Italian, French and not enough Swiss wines.

Thank Paul B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Came here from dinner on Friday night, with seven other people. There was no English menu, and the waiters spoke very, very basic English - we ended up pointing at the menu and hoping for the best. And the best it certainly was! I had a veal ragu, it was divine, and followed with ice cream with chocolate sauce -... More 

Thank zannabella
Sausalito, CA
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We dined at Z. Alten Löwen and found a warm friendly place filled with local diners. Our server Massimiliano made our experience delightful. He explained the menu to us and made excellent suggestions. The choices were a mix of Swiss and Mediterranean cuisine. We chose beautifully roasted veal cheeks and a sumptuous beef stew with speck. The wine list offered... More 

Thank jefflz
Zofingen, Switzerland
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I have been in this restaurant a couple of times and I have never been disappointed. On both occasions we have choosen the "tavolata" option. It is a nice way to share all the food with all the people sitting at your table. Being an Italian sitting in a restaurant abriad which offer itlaian style kitchen is not easy and... More 

Thank PaoloBS
Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

I went twice with work colleagues to this restaurant and enjoyed a nice dinner in this small, cosy and charming restaurant. The food is good and not to expensive. I will go there again

Thank ClausS550

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $47
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Universitatstrasse 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: 41433431169
Eating and Drinking in historical flair. All without frills, just enjoy yourself feel good and homey atmosphere. Homemade, fresh from the market, seasonal. We are known for our tavolata; the multi-goers from pots and bowls, just simply at home. Prepared with love and passion. We look forward to you. Your Lions team

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