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Z. Alten Lowen

#124 of 1,673 Restaurants in Zurich}
££ - £££Italian, , Mediterranean
Universitatstrasse 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 43 343 11 69
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta dish” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:30All hours
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Universitatstrasse 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
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51 - 59 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 7 May 2013

Next to our home and office we like to stay in the restaurant or - lets hope summer will come soon - in the garden of the "Alten Löwen". With a crowd of Friends in a wild evening, with partners in a delicate business-lunch or...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

This is a casual atmosphere neighborhood restaurant with food and wine from one of Zurich's best kitchens. Formerly the chef of the Gault Millau Grand Table-rated restaurant Neubad in St. Gallen, Robert Burri now serves more traditional-style dished - cooked at outstanding level. I go...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

Food, service, location and atmosphere are so nice at the Alten Löwen. One of the best restaurants in Zürich. Looking forward to the next visit.

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Reviewed 23 April 2013

Zum Alten Loewen is a so called "gehein Tipp" (a well hidden secret) in Zurich. The food is excellent and the prices are OK for Zurich. Maria and Röbi (the owner of the place) have a passion for what they are doing in the kitchen...More

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Altenloewen, Inhaber at Z. Alten Lowen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2013
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herzlichen Dank für die netten Einträge. Alten Löwen Team.

Reviewed 23 April 2013

Fantastic fresh and seasonal food at reasonable prices. I recommend especially the tasting menu "Tavolata" that offers a traditional Italian style menu with antipasti, primi (pasta) and secondi (meat) all served in the middle of the table. The changing à la carte menu means you...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Close to the city center this restaurant with a nice atmosphere. Dinned here wit a big group. The waiting times were to long in between meals so everybody was hungry when the starter came. We eat what was served and some things were good others...More

1  Thank LikeToExploreThings
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Typical Swiss menu. Pleasing dressed salads and home made soups. Escalope plus risotto and a vegetable all well flavoured. Beers and wine served. No decaff coffee. Good humoured service and slightly pub restaurant feels. One table for sharing. Not worth a special visit but very...More

Thank SEGooner
Reviewed 17 September 2012

I went to this restaurant for dinner with a group of ten, on a sunny day in early September 2012. We had the tavolata ... excellent dishes (tapas style) from starter to dessert, mixing vegetables, pasta, meat, fish, etc. I would totally recommend. I cannot...More

1  Thank Seb3343
Reviewed 7 September 2012

a warm summer evening outside (also the inside is very pleasant), a long table and nice food. good value for the money, brought to you in an excellent service.

Thank haktus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Universitatstrasse 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 43 343 11 69
  • E-mail
Eating and Drinking in historical flair. All without frills, just enjoy yourself feel good and homey atmosphere. Homemade, fresh from the market, seasonal. We are known for our tavolata; the multi-goers from pots and bowls, just simply at home. Prepared with love and passion. We look forward to you. Your Lions team
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