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£19 - £40
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 16 January 2023

- The service was professional and engaged (which is not always the case in Lausanne). - The food was excellent -The setting was classy but not overbearing

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2021 via mobile

Really classy , great food and ambience Restaurant staff was very attentive and spoke good English , definitely would go back

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

Great italian food and superb service. Outdoor sealing possible. Unfortunately the view is not that spectacular but the food makes up for it..

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Came here finally after living close by for 3 years - we didn’t miss much. Burrata and beef carpaccio starters were very bland and not nice textures, my main pasta dish was pretty good - a bit salty. Not enough beer choices and slow service...- probably won’t come again...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

This restaurant was an excellent surprise to discover in lausanne. The pasta with truffles was excellent and the cannoli at the end too. We were guided to an excellent red wine choice to go with our dishes and the atmosphere is very classic and relaxing.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2019 via mobile

Fabtastic meal, most beautiful steak I have ever tasted highly recommended, party of 4 fantastic meal and service

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019

Very nice food, friendly service and fair prices. Poor Airconditioner was unable to keep the room temperature to a supportable level.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 June 2019 via mobile

I really appreciated the homemade ravioli, just like in Italy, and the good red wine but mostly the elegant and friendly welcoming of Ottavio, the manager and of all the kind staff. Warmly suggested if you are in town.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Nice environment and decoration. The food is well prepared but the variety is not great. Good and attentive service. Fine wine list, mostly Italian wines. Prices a bit high (food and wine).

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

Quiet and cozy. Excellent food. Nice selection if wines. Friendly service. Overall a nice experience even on the expensive side.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Diner at the Osteria between friends. Very friendly and diligent service. We took traditional pasta plates of excellent tenure in presentation and composition. The plate of the day made of ravioli with ricotta and pieces of black truffle on top was just amazing. Altogether with...a glass of Italian wine at reasonable price for quality completed an excellent moment. Tiramisu was nice and very light, ending a meal in a modern but Italian atmosphere. Prices for the menu are overall quite high but quality is also there. Would definitely recommend for those looking for something more than a pizza...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

If I could, I would have put 3.5 not 4... The food was delicious, fresh good quality ingredients. I appreciated the subtle flavours that harmonised well on my plate. Let down by the service. The waitress clearly wanted to be somewhere else, and made no...effort to take care of her customers - not coming to take drinks orders, ignoring our request to pay, etc. The manager was very friendly and nice, but seemed to disappear for long periods of time. By the end of the evening all the people at the tables around us seemed to be waiting for service. I would like to try the cuisine again, but hesitate because the lack of service.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

I was here 3 years ago and I was impressed by the food original preparation. I came back with a discounted offer but I could not help noticing how the menu price took a lift. Lausanne's road are often steep and hilly and so its...restaurant prices. However for a dinner for two at 200 chf, there are better alternatives. So, while food and service do deserve the hype, is the value for money that left me with s bitter taste. A plate of gnocchi with clams at 36 chf appeared to be priced exploiting the lack of price sensitivity citizens are grown accustomed to. The only Prosecco offer on the menu is priced 52chf. Of course I had the offer, so I reduced the bill by 35%. My suggestion to the owner is just to do the same. Maybe then he will not need to promote his excellent foods with such coupon in the first place.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant offers good quality Italian food at a reasonable price point. Certainly not cheap, good value for money. Food was good and is straightforward. The restaurant itself has a nice atmosphere, although not special. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We enjoyed a little dinner á deux here as everything was fresh, delicious and tasty. It was recommended to us by a Lausanne friend and the experience was definitely worth it -- staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The prices are what you would expect...in Lausanne and we look forward to going back.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Osteria Balsamico is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4