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“Easy choice if you are looking for decent Italian in town”
Review of Contrapunto - CLOSED

Contrapunto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $95
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Zurich, Switzerland
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174 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Easy choice if you are looking for decent Italian in town”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Located at the heart of Zurich, many guests looked like they are at business dinners.

Overall, nothing was bad, but I didn't feel anything special neither. There's nothing remarkable to justify high end zurich price.
Good varieties of food, large number of seating that you can always find a space even if you are big group, and gives you a feeling that you came to the proper restaurant.
Ok service (rather slow side) but friendly staff.

Good place to know for back up in city, I wouldn't object if someone organises dinner here, but it won't be my own top choice.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

It's not easy to find a restaurant that will take a group of 12 people, but the service was prompt and efficient, the food delicious and the ambience delightful. Everyone at the table said how much they enjoyed the meal. There was enough variety on the menu that everyone found something to enjoy - and it was hard deciding. At the end, when the waiter was presented with 12 credit cards at the end, he accepted them without complaint (that alone tells you about the service).

Visited June 2012
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

The location is good. Just of the Banhofstrasse. The food is average. I rather prefer it's sister restaurant-Bindella.

Visited May 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Quality Worth Paying for.”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Every now and then my husband and I end up in Contrapunto for lunch or diner.

While the restaurant's atmosphere is debatable (it can be very crowded sometimes with a lot of Russian clients, and the tables are quite close to each other), the food is worth the money paid.
It is NOT the family-type Italian restaurant, but a modern city restaurant with a fair choice of fish and meat dishes, some starters and soups, and an additional seasonal menu every two months or so.

Outside seating is possible in the summer but the surroundings are not as picturesque as in some other restaurants, so it's no big deal.

Overall, if you are ready to pay around 40 CHF for ricotta-spinach ravioli be sure you will enjoy the place.

  • Visited May 2012
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

Great food, wonderful service with excellent recommendations and friendly staff. A place to revisit next time in Zurich.

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