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“Best Italian food in town”
Review of L'Ulivo - CLOSED

L'Ulivo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$84
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 February 2013 via mobile

We have literally been to this place more than 30 times within a year...absolutely great experience, something you don't get too often in Switzerland. Gerardo's (the owner) Tris di pasta is my husband's favorite meal in the whole Italian cuisine I believe, he goes for it over and over again. And yes, their homemade pastas are what you order there. If you are looking for a fish or meat there are probably better places (though nothing bad about his fish and meat, it's just that pastas are the stars on tr menu). Home-like atmosphere, cosy, small, great wine selection, always great service...By now we know the owner and he knows us as his loyal customers for pasta. A bit off the beaten path, but worth every minute of travel

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Thank KatyaDelsman
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

This is a charming and fairly authentic small Italian trattoria in Seefeld, near the Tiefenbrunnen railway station and ZKO house. We went relatively late so only had one course each. My caprese salad was wonderfully fresh with lots of basil, the olive oil and balsamico were of the highest quality. My partner's triple of ravioli looked interesting, with 3 different fillings. However, his dish was not very generous, especially considering it was over CHF 30...He filled up on lots of the delicious fresh bread that was offered.

We shared the house Sicilian Merlot, which was very good.

In all, a nice meal, if a little over the price for the main courses.

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2  Thank kateluke
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

Definately a bit off the beaten path - not far, but you wouldn't come accross it if you weren't looking for it. I would say that it objectively has the best pasta in Zurich - and from the wait staff to the whole ambiance, it's very much a true Italian dining experience.

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Thank CHUSA5
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

For quite a little while L´Ulivo was the local Italian restaurant for this end of Seefeld, Zurich. It lived at lunchtime from the large number of local office staff working in the banks, investment funds, lawyers´ and consultants´ practices that had spread out around this increasingly fashionable part of town. Service was ok, if sometimes idiosyncratic, food was eatable and - whatever - you didn´t have to walk all the way to the end of the road to find something. In other words, Ulivo - with its Zurich prices and small portions lived from its location. In the evening, it became a more sophisticated place with reasonable food, but prices to match.
Don´t know who things are going to change now that another Italian restaurant has opened next door - but one thing is certain. These guys needed a little local competition.

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3  Thank SwissFrenchBrit
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Reviewed 8 November 2012 via mobile

I have been 3 times to this restaurant and it has become one of my favourites in Zurich. The food is always very fresh and there are always a few daily specials according to the season. The service is efficient and friendly. A friend told me "it has the best pasta in Zurich" and until I have not been disappointed! Looking forward to my next dinner :)

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Thank Skippy2712
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