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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

You walk by this Bavarian style looking restaurant. I normally wouldn’t give it a second glance. Do you walk inside looks very Bavarian as well. Rooms filled with great aroma clean bright. You walk in early but European standards at 5:30 they still greet you...with a big smile. They needed a break in the English when you ask. And provide you with English menu. The portions are very good and make sure you start out with their bread and olive oil spicy seasons with red and green peppers. If you need something little more mild they have that too. The menu and the pricing is medium in the selection is varied including vegetarian dishes. Another interesting point is unlike many restaurants in decent they take credit cards.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

I was in Geissen on business and decided to try this Italian Restaurant. I can honestly say it is one of the best in the area. The food is fabulous. I have since been here multiple times and never had a bad meal. This is...authentic Italian. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in Geissen and in the mood for Italian.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Great todays special food. One of the best foodplaces in Giessen so far. Todays special includes soup starter. Pizza does not look very great :/

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel concierge and informed that it was one of the oldest buildings in Gießen. The restaurant is located deep within the pedestrianised shopping centre and was in easy walking distance to our hotel on Westanlage. We ordered a...range of starters; the tomato with the mozzarella was sweet and flavoursome and the bruschetta was also very good. I ordered a large steak with pepper sauce and the knife glided through the meat. I would have preferred the pepper sauce to be on the side and not poured over the steak but this is a minor point. Everyone else around the table appeared to enjoy their main courses too with dishes ranging from calf liver, calamari and pizza. Desserts were standard fare, i.e. ice cream, cheese board etc and they even had English language menus for those of us that spoke no German or Italian.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

For Italian food lovers. Best Spaghetti marinara ai cattogio in town.. A well assortment of Italian dishes, fresh sliced Parma ham..

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Myself and a colleague enjoyed coming here a couple of times, nice food and atmosphere all the staff spoke English which was a bonus too, the food is nice and the price not too.bad considering its in the centre

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

If you are that kind of person who admires that sweet guy who tries any kind of bug at Travel channel, this is definitely your place! Who would ever expect to order the authentic carbonara and get experid backon at an Italian , at least...as they claim, restaurant. The worst part is that the waitor just didn't mind I left my food almost untouched! The pizzas were good enough, as my male and hungry family members said. You get my point of view!More

Date of visit: December 2014
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Reviewed March 14, 2015

We (3 persons) had a nice lunch which included gnocci, spaghetti bolognese and a combination plate of filled pasta. All the dishes were generous in size and very tasty. The house wine went well with the food. If you are looking for a reasonably priced...place for lunch with decent food, you can't go wrong here.More

Date of visit: March 2015
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Reviewed December 17, 2014

This restaurant is one of the most comfortable and cozy places to eat and relax in Gießen. The pizza always seems to hit the spot and the menu is full of numerous choices. We made reservations which appeared to be unnecessary, but were told that...during the Christmas season that a Sunday evening is considered slow. The appetizer of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil is delightful and was very fresh. The wine list is comprised only of Italian varieties. The wait staff is attentive, approachable, and helpful. Pricewise very reasonable. Das Restaurant ist wohl sehr gemütlich und die Pizzas schmecken. Leider wird nur italienischer Wein angeboten. Trotzdem ist das Restaurant empfehlungswert.More

Date of visit: December 2014
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Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Perfect Italian restaurant. Excellent cuisine. Nice place, very cozy. Minestrone, gambas, salmon - everything was delicious and the more than enough!

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Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

4 of us had dinner here. We all ordered jager snitzzel and we all agreed it was excellent. Will definitly be returning for same again. Good value €10:50.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

I travel solo, a great deal. I am sensitive that during busy times, many restaurants may not want singles occupying their tables. But when I approached Zum Loewen, there were several vacant tables. Nonetheless, the wait staff made it clear that they did not want...to serve me. I stayed because I noticed another patron enjoying the mussels, and they looked darn good. Well I got the mussels, and a beer and it was darn good. So I would give them five for food and one for service, they netted a three.More

Date of visit: September 2013
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

A warm and friendly, prompt and impeccable service, Italian specialties: pizza, pasta, salads but German specialties too. Intimate, good for a romantic dinner or a business dinner. Good taste , fair prices! I will come back!

Date of visit: March 2013
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

In Giessen on business on Monday during end of Carnivale and wanted traditional German food. However, all the German restaurants were closed. Found this authentic Italian restaurant was open. Had Brushetta and the Three Pasta dish. Both were very good with large pils. Finished with...tiramazu and grappo which were also very good. Service was authentic Italian as waiter only ask if I needed something only when I got his attention. Other patrons were lively and added to atmosphere. €24 for 2 large pils plus food mentionedMore

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Reviewed November 16, 2011

I have continual good luck eating Italian in Germany and this beautiful half-timbered building where Goethe ate served an excellent lunch. Service was prompt and fast, though as I watched people around me, I wish I had tried the pizza.

Date of visit: November 2011
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Zum Loewen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5