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Bodega zum Strauss

Barfuesserplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 22 72
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“bread basket” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Barfuesserplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I don't know if the chef from there has ever tasted good food before...I have ordered the tomato, avocado salad with shrimps as starter and tuna with rice. And it was just terrible.

Thank Toby B
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Basel friends are devoted to this place. In a central location, it’s intimate and stylish in an understated way. On my first visit, I was not blown away by the food, but I’d gladly give it another try.

Thank Hera38
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The food is always great! Nice location with a good atmosphere. Good menu and specials. Just can go wrong with it. The best in town.

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Polite attentive professional staff. Atmospher was amazing as you seat close together which for us in a foreign country was fabulous because we soon made friends and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was Friday night and the restaurant was truly buzzing. The food was amazing and...More

Thank ettyspagetti
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It was our first night in Basel and stumbled across this small and cosy Italian resto on a relatively quieter street in the City Centre. We walked in and was soon shown a table with paper "table cloth". Nobody came to serve us immediately but...More

2  Thank G1G1MA
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Located at Barfüsser Platz, a nice Location. Small charming Restaurant, small terrace. Can get a bit loud when busy inside, but still very cozy and charming. Staff is friendly and efficient. I had a very good simple dish for lunch: liver with onion Sauce and...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Have been there several times and I love the angus beef with pommes allumettes. It's often loud and a bit hectic, as it's a very popular place in Basel (try to book in advance). Not really a place for a romantic dinner as it can...More

Thank Nata_aroundtheworld
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I had a great and affordable meal at this restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and more informal than normal for Basel. I had a penne dish with some spicy French sausage in a bolognese type sauce. So tasty. Ask for suggestions on wine and...More

1  Thank DigiChap
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Met with colleagues at the nearby tram point and had preselected this local restaurant from Trip Advisor as the best nearby. Wasn't disappointed. Maître d' was very accommodating as we hadn't booked and literallycsqueezed us in. Simple meal of 3 Cordon Bleu and 3 Pannacotta...More

Thank daloughlin
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Quick early dinner on a weekend. Small terrace of 4-5 tables on a mostly pedestrian square in old town. We tried the vitello tonato that i absolutely recommend and a tagliatelle with braised beef and red wine sauce that was a hit too. Excellent service....More

Thank SwatiLana
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barfuesserplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 22 72
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