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Avenue de la Gare 20, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
09:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there for a quick dinner on Monday. Quiet place and we were served very well. We had vegetable and cream soup for starter. The taste was superb but the portion was absolutely too big for starter. We did not fully enjoy the main course, which looked very well prepared and delicious. Really pity! 120 chf for two ppl... More 

Thank SheepysLori
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is truly old style, both interior, yet more important also its food style. If you like sizeable portions, not too refined (or not refined at all!) and with liberal use of salt then this will be your place. Once upon times its chef will have been great. Unfortunately the chef has forgotten the how to cook real quality... More 

1 Thank Italianwines
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

back to a simpler place in time. say hi to rino. hes a legend in the back. he comes out for special guests. lovely variety of armangac, enjoy

Thank e s
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A light, green salad and pasta did the job today. Rounded off with a cafe latte. This is a good lunch venue.

Thank Cedric T
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We had a special 5 course dinner with wine tasting. Despite it's rather old fashioned style it's a restaurant with an amazing ambiance, the chef and all the personnel were extra welcoming and friendly. It was the best service that we ever had! The food was very good, better than most restaurants and in some points equivalent to a gastronomical... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Going to this place is like travelling in time. The building, the decoration, the server, the chief, all seem to belong to the 19th century ! It is a memorial in itself. The food was well presented and very tasty. We loved it. And the prices are really fair (your main dish can be less than CHF 40.-, which is... More 

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Rino S, Propriétaire at San Marino, responded to this review
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Despite the name and the description, the culinary experience is more gastronomical rather than mere italian! The atmosphere is very classical but warm. The chef welcomed us after we sat at our table and made some suggestions regarding the menu. And what a menu, definitely not a standard italian one, but many yummy things that you might want to try.... More 

1 Thank riccardo t
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Bonjour Monsieur Palermo, grazie mille, Votre aimable avis déposé en date 15 août 2015 sur TripAdvisor, a fait vraiment plaisir... More 

Avon Lake, Ohio
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135 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

It is an unassuming restaurant with just a few tables. The owner himself is the chef. I assumed he is paying attention to the gastronomic crowd in the art of crafting first rate food. The wait was not too long. The saltimbuca a la romana and the fruta de mare with linguine was simply delicious, well spiced, flavorful, looks fresh... More 

Thank niki9621
Rino S, Propriétaire at San Marino, responded to this review

Bonjour Monsieur niki9621 , Thank you so much for your nice compliment to my restaurant and also your personal compliment for me as a chef. . We are looking forward to serve you again and your team in the near future. Thank you so much and best regards for everybody. Rino Strangis More 

Morges, Switzerland
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I went there twice. The first time, in april 2014, was better than the second time in december 2014, but not by far. Maybe the bad experience is due to the fact I had a Deindeal offer... I don't know. The welcome is nice. The decoration needs to be refreshed. It's getting old and it's boring. The service is okay... More 

1 Thank Carolyn T
Grandvaux, Switzerland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

My husband & I had a wonderful time, the wine was great, the food was great, the waitresses were very kind & the cook even offered us a bottle of wine. We had a wonderful evening!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$60
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue de la Gare 20, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: 41-213129369

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?