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Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

Can anyone recommend an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich ? Something in between a pizza place and the top-end very pricey joints like Casa Ferlin ? Somewhere with the hustle and bustle, passion and flair, and genuine Italian staff you find in all other European cities ?
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Can anyone recommend an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich ? Something in between a pizza place and the top-end very pricey joints like Casa Ferlin ? Somewhere with the hustle and bustle, passion and flair, and genuine Italian staff you find in all other European cities ?

Try Commercio at Stadelhofen. Very reasonable prices, good service and the food, whilst limited in selection, is authentic and served well. More pasta than anything but family affordable. I recommend the Spaghetti Plausch if in a party of 3 or more.

http://www.commercio.ch/bahnhof-stadelhofen/
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

I would suggest Don Leone, just off Helvetia Platz.

http://www.donleone.ch/
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

Not sure where your baseline is - BUT there is an Italian Restaurant website - although I can't find the address - it has reviews of a lot of restaurants in Zurich. Now have it - http://www.pizzarating.ch/

We have been to Capri a few times in Seefeld and it has been pretty good.

If there is a group of you the Spagetti Plausch at Commercio always goes down well.
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

Thanks - I'll try it !
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

Al Solito Posto on Josefstr at Gasometerstr is one the best Italian joints in town. And extensive menu with seasonal specials.

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I would suggest Don Leone, just off Helvetia Platz.

http://www.donleone.ch/
I have to re-reccommend this... me and JLP went there and we loved it to bits, great pizza.

Only criticism i'd have is the restaurant is really cramped and you're knocking elbows with everyone else... but I guess that's a sign of true Italian authenticity.
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

Just don't go to Don Leone for pasta. Great pizza, great wine, and great atmosphere. They do have a fancier second place down the street which offers a more extensive menu (haven't tried the place so can't give a review).
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

Just make friends with your local Italian family, you are sure to find one close by and then you can get free authentic meals for free.

Just have to remember to pay the compliment back, in our case it was Roast Beef and Yorkshire pud, they got a bit confused as to why we were having pudding with the main meal
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I would suggest Don Leone, just off Helvetia Platz.

http://www.donleone.ch/
Great and very popular, so book ahead. If you want something above pizza & pasta, go visit "Mama" just up the street. Great food but obviously more pricey. http://www.losteriamammaleone.ch/index2.htm

For pizza & pasta, we go to Celia a lot. http://www.pizzarating.ch/details.php?id=23
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

I would like to add though that I have not been to Don Leone near Helvetia Place for a while.

We did however have a girls night at their new restaurant near Sihl City and even though the food was good the service was terrible. I think they opened it before ready, effectively biting off more than they could chew.
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

Howzabout Restaurant Orsini (off Paradeplatz, beside the Savoy Hotel and opposite the Zeughauskeller) ?
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

I'd recommend Certo, Strassburgstrasse 5 in Kreis 4. Went last weekend and it was great. Good food, nice atmosphere, nice service.
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

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Can anyone recommend an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich ? Something in between a pizza place and the top-end very pricey joints like Casa Ferlin ? Somewhere with the hustle and bustle, passion and flair, and genuine Italian staff you find in all other European cities ?

Try:
1. Cucina, Luisenstrasse 40, 8005 Zurich
2. Golosone, Uraniastrasse 20, 8001 Zürich‎
3. Casa Mia, Werdmühleplatz 3, 8001 Zürich‎
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

You're spoiled for choice in this city. To write a list would take hours. If there's no specials board or the menu is wipe clean / a chain, go around the corner to the next restaurant. It'll be Italian, too.
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

Well I'm not too sure what mid-market is, seems to be a very broad space between pizza joint and michelin starred Italian. However Weejeem chucked in Golosone, so I'll vote for Liguria, which is on Niederdorf. White tablecloths but quite relaxed for it, typical Ligurian food done well - scallops are always melt-in-the-mouth, lots of black truffles, lobster etc. Cracking stuff.
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

http://www.zuerich.onrest.com/zuerichita.htm

Eat your way through that list and then let us know your favourite
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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

some examples

Il Grappolo

Widmerstrasse 64
8038 ZürichTel :
044 482 01 40

Bardolino

Pizzeria
Leimbachstrasse 25
8041 Zürich
Tel. 044 481 70 60




Al Ponte Pizzeria (-Rengel)

Canu S.
Kronenstrasse 4
8134 Adliswil

Telefon:044 709 05 45
Fax:* 044 709 07 03





Glatthof

Millaku Ramadan
Schaffhauserstrasse 126
8152 Glattbrugg

Telefon:* 043 321 20 19
Fax:* 043 321 22 75


Pippone

Birda Petar
Pizzeria
Schauenbergstrasse 8
8046 Zürich

Telefon:044 371 55 25


By ambiance and setting, the Ponte in Adliswil is the best, by quality, rank nr 1 clearly goes to Pippone in Zürich Affoltern . The Glatthof in Glattbrugg is "urgemüetlich" and offers good value for your money. The Grappolo in Wollishofen, in what used to be a traditional café, offers good cuisine and a dedicated crew. The Bardolino, for decades managed to fame by a Swiss with much insight into Italian cuisine, suffered for some years by changing managements, but now for some years has refound stability and excellence. I over the past 3 years have been in these places listed and unless they took a dive down, can highly recommend them

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Re: Is there an authentic mid-market Italian restaurant in Zurich region?

I'd recommend Elisaburg - http://www.elisaburg.ch/

Great atmosphere, excellent Sicilian food, and open Sunday evenings! That, in and of itself, is worth an extra star for any restaurant in Zurich.
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