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“A little treasure!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pasta e Sfizi

Pasta e Sfizi
Ranked #67 of 672 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
“A little treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

We've been suggested to visit this restaurant, the entrance does not inspire, but once you get in... WOW the ambience is the classic italian, elegance by simplicity.
We chose the degustation menu "Alla scoperta di Pasta e Sfizi" and we took off on a wonderful trip, the inspired and creative chef carries you between flavours, it makes you explore tastes and combination you couldn't imagine possible, Beef tartare with pistachos, foie gras with oranges, marvelous home made linguine with mandarins, a so tender pork meat that i'm still dreaming of it, and we finished with chocolate egg-plant, yes choccolate egg-plant just marvelous.
Just a last point to underline the service, it is attentive, pleasant, carefull in other words perfect.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony P
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Lausanne, Switzerland
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156 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Very nice cosy Italian Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Not the place to eat a pizza, but definitively the place to have a great Italian meal in a cosy/elegant environment. Very good service, fair prices, excellente food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Harald C
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The best place to eat pasta in Lausanne”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

I had the chance to try different plates proposed by the chief and I have always been well surprised and even with something that could look like a traditional recipe like the Pasta Carbonara for example, it is prepared in a really amazing way.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SylvainCx
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic service, surprising seasonal menus, delicious food...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

I eat at Pasta e Sfizi every other month because it offers a critical combination of qualities. Firstly, it is run by extremely passionate foodies. The chef brings a modern perspective to Italian cuisine, offering new and surprising dishes with a level of craft that clearly shows a love and mastery of cooking. Secondly, the quality of the food and service are top notch. Every server makes you feel at home and is properly attentive and able to speak English. They take pride in the fact that the pastas are made in house, as is the fresh, hot bread that is refilled often. There is always a special wine of the moment in addition to an extensive wine list. The atmosphere is contemporary yet hardly romantic. This is not an Italian trattoria in Rome or a warm rustic chalet, but they brand themselves as a "taste lab"...so expect the focus to be on the food. In warm weather, the outdoor terrace is nice, but there is no view of the lake, no charm, etc. But to me, you come for the food and the service and with this is a price. Be prepared for 30-45 CHF pastas and 40-50 CHF meat and fish dishes. The portions are large, so this is not a usual Italian primo, secondo, etc. dining experience. I recommend two people to share a bottle of wine, an entree, a pasta and a meat dish, finishing with dessert for between 150 and 200 CHF. Dessert has been improving, and while very good, it is not imperative. Instead I would take the house made fennel digestif. Definitely a must try restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank acd483
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Ireland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Nice little place, not far from the train station. friendly staff, good pasta and seconds and plenty of good Italian wines. not a bargain place, but worth it for the good food.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank a-wandering-pig
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