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“good but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Contrapunto - CLOSED

Contrapunto
Price range: $24 - $95
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Old Town
Europe
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1,097 reviews
655 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
“good but expensive”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

better than other italian restaurant with same owner in the neighborhood (cantinetta antimori) but at similar or only slightly lower level than another one (bindella).

very friendly and efficient service,

food good (the carpaccio was average but the spaguetti with clams -almost more clams than pasta- was very good and the lobster tails -generous portion of good lobster- with scallops and rice was also very good).

the outdoors terrace is ok, and the indoor restaurant pleasant and well decorated, although some more space between the tables would be advisable.

prices (70 chf per person, without wine) could be higher at zurich's bahnhofstrasse area.

  • Visited June 2014
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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
  • Any
English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
“a disappointing evening”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have dined in several Bindella restaurants in Zurich with varying success from excellent to average. This was one of the worst. We wanted to try this one for our wedding anniversary meal as we had been to our favourite Bindella the week before with some visitors. Our first course was delivered before we had finished our aperitiv. I got the impression it was pre-cooked and just waiting to be served as quickly as possible. I had a grilled sole for my main course. It was dry and overcooked. My wife ordered Giant grilled prawns and risotto. The prawns were overcooked and the risotto was lukewarm. On the plus side, we complained and they didn't charge us for the prawns, but the evening was spoiled.

Visited May 2014
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Edmonton, Alberta
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Decent dinner”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Last October, we were in Zurich. It was chilly & raining and we wanted an early dinner after an
overnight flight from Canada. A lot of restaurants were opening later than we wanted but we
stumbled across Contrapunto opposite the Hermes store. The restaurant has two levels with a water wall feature and outdoor seating for warmer times of the year. We were served lovely bread with oil and balsamic vinegar. The menus were in multiple languages including Russian. Our waitress was multilingual and very nice. Starters were varied from salads to Parma Ham and were priced at 13-38 euros. Soups were 11-15 euros. The mains were varied from pastas to meats. A note on the menu indicated that they offered regional specialties from Italy. Plus at the time we visited they offered an insert menu with all the items made with "il tartufo bianco". Wines were 7 euros per glass. Shortly after we ordered they set up an antipasto bar in the middle of the restaurant; we didn't try it but it looked good. We enjoyed the restaurant and would return.

  • Visited October 2013
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food ”
Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

It is a good restaurants very expansive , it is not sumting spical .
Good atmosphere and very good service and quick .

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100 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Stuffy and unfriendly”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

A very posh restaurant with waiters that seems seriously on a mission to feed you. Few smiles and little conversation!. The food was average. The art and sculpture works were a treat if you had a sense you were actually allowed to enjoy them.

Visited March 2014
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