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Guterstrasse 166, Basel 4053, Switzerland
+41 61 534 14 55
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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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193 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped here this morning on the way home from doing my weekly shop- love this place; there's always a happy buzz :-) Had a coffee for 4,50 and a large scrambled eggs. The eggs are served with fresh bread and a sprinkle of tomato and herbs on the side. Service was quick and friendly. They have a great variety... More 

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1 Thank Missbasel
Stanford, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I am writing this review while sitting on the garden patio at Fortuna in Basel. The patio is just at the back of the building off of a main street, but gives you the impression you've gone to the country side. It is a mild evening, the sun is dipping, and I can hear sounds of nature -- especially the... More 

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1 Thank Mary Annette F
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Sometimes in life you need a quite moment in a nice restaurant or bar to think about you and your life. Honestly i think i found this place right here... Everything is warm and friendly... Including the employees... The quality of the Food and drinks is nice and well chosen! It was a pleasent visit at all!

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Thank Jeremy K
Basel, Switzerland
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

We went there for breakfast on a saturday. We sat down in the backyard. And the backyard was probably the only thing that was nice...we ordered breakfast (bread, croissant, juice and coffee). At first the coffee arrived together with the croissant. Unfortunately if you order a croissant without the breakfast you get a different type of it! Ours was dull...hard... More 

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2 Thank Valentin P
Carretto77, Proprietario at Fortuna, responded to this review

Der Valentin, Thanks a lot for your feed back and we appreciate a lot your honesty. We have analyzed your feed back and find also solution to improve the service. We also have now multiple choice of marmalade. We had Orange marmalade because we are a Sicilian Cafe and the Oranges belong obviously to this concept but of course anyone... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

I really enjoyed this lovely, atmospheric bar cafe. The menu was varied and the food I had was really delicious! The drinks menu was impressive and the red wine I had was superb. I was really impressed with the service too. I look forward to going back when the weather is better as the outside area looks awesome!

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2 Thank PMinch
Fortuna C, Manager at Fortuna, responded to this review

Hi Dear, Thanks for your beautiful Feedback. We open again the Garden for the season 2016. We wish to welcome you soon in our Cafè again! Best Regard, Antonino Fortuna More 

Switzerland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Came here for a quick lunch. Even though I wasn't so hungry I ordered a fish meal with pasta. It was so good I almost licked my plate clean. Beautifully presented, fresh ingredients, generous portion and efficient and friendly staff. Add to that the gorgeous sunny garden outside and I had a wonderful meal! Defo my local favourite!

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3 Thank BushBoytjie
Basel, Switzerland
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

The Caffe Fortuna is a nice restaurant with a beautiful garden in the backyard. It has delicious fresh and homemade pasta. They have special lunch-menus always with salad or bruschetta as a starter. You can get the typical Gazosa drinks which are very recommendable or a good choice of tea.

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2 Thank passionatetravellers
Switzerland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

I went to Caffe Fortuna yesterday for brunch, since they have recently started offering a Saturday brunch menu. I opted for the smaller menu since i was not so hungry. It was a freezing snowy day yesterday so i was expecting the cafe to be quiet, however it was packed with people and a buzzing cozy atmosphere. The waiters were... More 

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1 Thank BushBoytjie
Basel, Switzerland
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Ok place for lunch, need top book a table, wleos can be a bit of a squeeze as the next table is right on top of you... Choice of salad of the day, pasta of the day, pizza of the day, so not bad

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1 Thank Frangi_72
basel
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

A beautiful place to hang out, the caffe fortuna is amongst the locals known for its "brunch" buffet. Quite pricy, but it can get you through the day. Besides, a glass of champaign or prosecco is included. If you drop in on a sunny afternoon, you must defenitely go for a cold chocolate. Besides, their garden is one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Guterstrasse 166, Basel 4053, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 534 14 55

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