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Z. Alten Lowen

#135 of 1,627 Restaurants in Zurich
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Universitatstrasse 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 43 343 11 69
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

It's not Italian nor Swiss nor anything specific. But all the dishes we tried were very tasty and of excellent quality. Very friendly staff. The garden terrace was obviously still closed, but in summer this must be a marvellous place. We'll be back!

Thank PAG1959
Zurich, Switzerland
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

this restaurant is a 'historic' place. in summer-time you can sit outsideunder beautiful chesnut-trees, but you have to make reservations quite ahead. the food is excellent; our favorite is meat on the grill. the service is utmost friendly, the owners-lady motivates and controlls all. inside there are various rooms, it's somewhat tight. but the quality of food and service is... More 

Thank Raeber-Mendez
Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

If you love food, wine and surprises, the Zum Alten Löwen is one of the best places to go to in Zurich. Order a Tavolata (surprise menu), choose one of the really fair priced wines from a vast variety of good wines and enjoy a non-intrusive, refreshingly direct but professional service. My wife and I just love to eat there!

1 Thank Matthias L
Old-Lion-Inn, Inhaber at Z. Alten Lowen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words. See you soon. Best regards More 

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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent place! Third time here and always surprised. Best Tavolada in Zurich! Friendly service. This is our business dinner and our guest is totally happy.

1 Thank Maksym K
Old-Lion-Inn, Inhaber at Z. Alten Lowen, responded to this review

Dear Maksym Big thanks for your feedback. We always very appreciate such nice comments. See you very soon. RB and the Löwen Team More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Little restaurant near our hotel Leonardo. Went for dinner on a Tuesday and it was very busy with local people (and a bit noisy). Staff was helpful in translating the menu in english - they have it only in German. We had chicken and ravioli. I liked the chicken. I would like to visit again.

Thank Rita C
Zurich, Switzerland
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310 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This place is located strategically for who wants to climb the Zurichberg using the cable car Seilbahn Rigiblick, that starts just in front. That is why we came, as he plan was to take the Seilbahn to the theatre just on top and we wished for a light meal before theatre. Must say that the outside looks not so attractive..... More 

Thank lilliputz
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Tavolata is great and offers excellent price/performance. Wine list is outstanding and some of the higher end bottles offer unbeatable low prices.

Thank Andreas K
Pully, Switzerland
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154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Located in the University area, this Restaurant is a very nice place to be. I have been there several time with my customers and colleague, only very good Feedbacks. The Service is very friendly, the wine Card great and not so expensive for Zürich. Highly recommended place to go.

Thank Epicurean F
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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615 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

a place I haven't been for years ... and what a positive surprise ... really good service , we had a sumptuous dinner with tavolata, dish after dish at reasonable price, good wine selection and nice atmosphere ... wow!

Thank Matthias F
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Pleasant surprise in the university neighborhood. Classic antipasta, beautiful ricotta filled pasta, delicious slowly cooked beef. Large range of Italian, French and not enough Swiss wines.

Thank Paul B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$46
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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