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“try out the truffle menu”

Cantinetta Antinori
Ranked #17 of 1,944 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $57
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Cantinetta Antinori is one of the most typical Italians on a high level thanks to its location on Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse, the world-famous family brand Antinori, the charm of the old town house, the simple cuisine of Tuscany and the rich wine range of Marchesi Antinori.
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“try out the truffle menu”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

The black truffle menu is extensive and worth trying out - although the truffle risotto is recommended over the tagliatelle. The tagliatelle sauce was too watery, and the pasta itself was very bland in taste for "home-made" and a touch over al-dente. The aroma of the truffle is almost enough to make you forget about the blandness of the over-cooked home-made tagliatelle, but the fact that this is an italian restaurant with stores in Florence, Vienna and Moscow reminds you that you should be getting better on the basics. On the other hand, the risotto was rich, full of flavour and perfect with truffle flakes. The beef carpaccio was average. On a more positive note, the panna cotta was excellent as was the espresso. Overall, a very good casual dining experience and we enjoyed sitting outside to enjoy the good wine selection. No comment on prices - this is Zurich.

  • Visited August 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Very very expensive restaurant”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We visited this restaurant because of we love wine Villa Antinori. It is typical italian restaurant but food was good no excellent. Service was friendly. This restaurant is very very expensive.

  • Visited November 2012
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Colorado
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“Excellent Restaurant”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

My wife and I recently returned to Cantinetta Antinori. Just as our first visit, our food and experience were excellent.

We actually dined at Cantinetta Antinori twice recently.

The first time we blew through the front door at 10:15, very hungry after a long train trip from Austria. The staff quickly set a table for us, showed us menus and offered drinks. My wife and I each ordered a salad, her entree was beef, mine was salmon. We also ordered a nice bottle of Antinori rosso:)! The food and drink were excellent, salads fresh and tasty, main courses perfectly prepared. The staff did a super job accommodating two last minute guests.

Our last night in Zurich we elected to return to Cantinetta Antinori. We sat outside and enjoyed Zurich on an early summer evening. My wife ordered melon and prosciutto as a starter, I ordered tomato soup. Both were excellent, the melon was sweet and the ham slightly salty, the balanced each other well. The tomato soup was full of not quite reduced tomato and was a great starter on a cool evening.

We each ordered slightly different versions of florentine steak as a main course. Both were tasty and prepared to temperature. We had risotto and potatoes as side dishes, it was nice to share two different items. We had a nice bottle of Antinori chianti that was perfect with our food. After dinner a brief rainstorm sent us to the bar, where we enjoyed after dinner lemoncello and conversation with other folks waiting for the rain to stop.

It's noteworthy that the staff at Cantinetta Antinori accommodated our need for gluten-free dining very well. Obviously we couldn't order pasta, but the meals we enjoyed were excellent by any standard.

Finally, I'd be remiss if I didn't comment that our server Gustadia provided super service. Always professional in the Swiss sense, but with an element of warmth that really made our evenings at Cantinetta Antinori fun and special. Thanks Gustadia.

All-in-all Cantinetta Antinori may be our favorite restaurant anywhere. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Authentic and charming city centre restaurant”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Lovely Italian restaurant, with a very authentic menu. I had the veal with a light lemon sauce, delicious. The service was good, attentive without being overbearing.

Visited June 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
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“Good Italian Food”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We are living in Zurich since september and are already used to the price level that said
You can eat a constant high level quality been there around 10 times and never disappointed.
The truffel dishes are a delight.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Peter L
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