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Cafe Tivoli

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Swiss, European
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place d' Armes 18, Chatel-Saint Denis 1618, Switzerland
+41 21 948 70 39
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Attalens, Switzerland
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This old world style restaurant should be on visitors lists for the colder, winter months. The first thing one notices are the incredible, ornate wood carvings which cover this cosy eaterie. Even the backs of some of the bench seats are carved out! The warm, cosy atmosphere welcomes you in; as does the smell of fondue, raclette and other Swiss... More 

Thank 120alland
Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The fondue done with 100% vacherin is very soft and creamy, served warm but not hot, I love it. Nowhere have I eaten a better one than at Tivoli. The place is very typical and the service is very warm and friendly.

Thank Dhyannirav
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

If you love cheese fondue this is the place! Either "vacherin" or "moitié-moitié" is to your taste but they are equally good. To finish a nice half portion of "meringue" with "crème de Gruyère".

Thank HamburgBowmore
Bebedouro, SP
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103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful design well decorated in a Swiss country style. This is the best place that I have been in Chatel Saint Denis. It was cold and raining day and the food was great and Vera the waiters made an excellent and professional job. I recommend to everyone.

Thank fbbrf
Ho Chi Minh
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Switzerland continues to sell it's image of "Poya" (the parade descent from mountains of cows for winter) and Fondue ...and wood train ploughing snow on the rails... Tivoli hotel & restaurant is now at the image of Europe: The decor has no signification to those who have no clue of the particular history of the Gruyere region and "Les Paccots"... More 

Thank Nguyensotteau
Cusco, Peru
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Best moitié-moitié fondue in a fantastic wood-carved environment, not fa from Lausanne, in the swiss mountains ;) Excelent staff and service!

Thank NestorHY
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Tivoli, which spells I lov it backwards, must be one the, if not the, best place for Fondue and Meringues, covered with the famous double cream de Gruyère. The place is just amazing with its wooden carved walls! Perfect spot to indulge with friends or family, you just have to lovit Tivoli.

Thank RedIsInspired
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

For the first snow of the season we went for a drive up the mountain and thanks to Trip Advisor found Cafe Trivoli. Unusually, they offered a kids menu which makes life easier for the little people who don't love fondue. Lovely fondue.... We'll be back

Thank Lisa S
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

First, I really don't like to fill comments to complain. Service was fine. BUT Vacherin fondue was not, bread and potatoes not fresh nor cooked. The décor of wood is nice. The place was once good. We only could eat a half and we payed almost the full price. What a disappointment, ruining the evening. My family worked as cheesemakers.... More 

Thank Archi B
Damien C, Directeur général at Cafe Tivoli, responded to this review
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Cher Monsieur, J'attendais justement votre commentaire. Vous parliez pourtant bien français lors de votre visite, mais il semble que vous... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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285 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Seriously, there is no better fondue anywhere in Switzerland. The melted cheese dip is absolutely perfect, creamy and just oh-so-good! Plus the staff are wonderful and welcoming, especially if you can battle through some french phrases. Not my first time here and NOT my last.

Thank Nate H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $31
Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: place d' Armes 18, Chatel-Saint Denis 1618, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Fribourg  >  Chatel-Saint Denis
  • Phone Number: +41 21 948 70 39
Restaurant-brasserie in the heart of Chatel-St-Denis, close to the public transport. The house also owns 4 bedrooms.

The cheese fondue has been a family tradition for a century. In addition to its delicious fondue, the restaurant is famous for its inside, adorned with figures carved in wood. Each table is unique, carved or inlaid.

And rather ironic, if the opposite of Tivoli is "i lov it" you do not come here by accident.

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