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Chez Mario

rue de Bourg 28, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 323 74 04
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (48 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (3 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
rue de Bourg 28, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Chez Mario
1. 1st pizzeria in Switzerland
"Chez Mario is a special intergenerational place."
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2. Unique place
"the walls are covered by people's signatures and messages they write"
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3. Quality products at best price
"and the quality is evident not only from the way the pizza looks"
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

The pizza is good, not great. The whole place needs a total revamp, colour, plants, design and TLC. I will not be back befor then. All the best.More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Jionkan
pizzeriachezmario, Gérant at Chez Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Buongiorno, Thank you for your feedback and for appreciating our pizzas. The graffitis, the tags, the wooden tables and chairs in the main room, are the ADN of Chez Mario since 1958, that make is atmosphere unique and widely appreciated. We're sorry that you have...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

There is nothing like Pizza Mario anywhere - every single boy or girl in the many boarding schools along Lake Geneva have gone through the "rights of passage" by signing their name on the wall and eating pizza and drinking coca cola. Nothing has changed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Justin B
pizzeriachezmario, Directeur général at Chez Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Buongiorno Justin, Wow, what to answer to such an enthusiastic comment ?! First a thousand thanks for your fidelity and having fun in your youth in our restaurant. And especially to be back and still enjoy our pizzas and atmosphere. The whole team says a...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Authentic Italian pizza in many varieties, cooked in wood-fired oven. The crust is not too thin and not too thick, not too soft and not too hard, so there's absolutely nothing to complain about! They also do pasta dishes, salads and so forth. Friendly waiters,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I went there with few friends for their 60th anniversary because there were pizzas for 2 chf. We did the queue but just before entering they said to us that the oven was broken. Seriously? How can an oven like this brake? They proposed then...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 848ombrettab
pizzeriachezmario, Gérant at Chez Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hello, We take note of your feedback with sadness. Indeed, you came on an incredibly busy day for our anniversary. We served around 800 pizzas, to the point that our unique oven, which ran all day, experienced a failure, so YES, that's true ! Regarding...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Ok going out for a pizza in Switzerland was a bit of a miss for me but out mate instead. Have to admit happy he did because the pizza was crazy. Just the way you’d eat it in Italy. Dessert was great too. Service extra...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mohamedbQ2122XJ
pizzeriachezmario, Directeur général at Chez Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Buongiorno Mohamed, Thank you very much for your feedback, we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit at Chez Mario and especially you liked our pizza. Our entire team thanks you. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Best regards.

Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had pasta carbonara and another pasta loaded with saffron and turmeric. Both were delicious, cooked al dente, and with just enough sauce. The service was a bit iffy, but our meal was very, very good. I grew up in Lausanne and used to come...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank oliviaus2018
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I do not exaggerate the least. I started to be a patron when I was a student in 1979 and return each time faithfully to Chez Mario. The pizzas, expanded menu and ambiance are a most for a nice, quick and reasonably price lunch or...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Henri Tascherea... H
pizzeriachezmario, Directeur général at Chez Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Buongiorno Henry, Thank you very much for your fidelity and comment, the whole team is moved and thank you. You have summarized things very well and it is with pleasure that we welcome you again. Saluti.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We have spent a fantastic evening in this beautiful restaurant. The service was very friendly and attentive. Great selection of pizza and pasta.We will definitely go back again.Thank you for making this evening very special.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Kinga K
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Service unfortunately got worse in the last ~5 years. Portions got smaller, waiters are less polite, people are more pushed to "end" meals quicker. Would not particularly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank felixx01
pizzeriachezmario, Directeur général at Chez Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Buongiorno, Thank you very much but we have absolutely nothing changed on the contrary the affluence is from year to year better which therefore speaks of itself. We are sorry that our changes no longer meet your expectations, do not hesitate to come see me,...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018

Chez Mario is a very good intalian restaurant in Lausanne. If you are keen on pizza and pasta, I would strongly advice you to pay this restaurant a visit. Don't let you disturb by the fact the the wiater may speak to you in italian...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LouisD16230
pizzeriachezmario, Directeur général at Chez Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Buongiorno Yann, Thank you for your feedback and to have appreciated our products, all our team thanks you for it. It is with pleasure that we will welcome you again. Saluti

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5 February 2018|
Response from pizzeriachezmario | Property representative |
Buongiorno Christopher, navré de vous répondre en différé, nous n'avions pas vu passer votre question. Alors nous n'avons pas de pizzas sans gluten, une pizzeria étant un endroit rempli de particules de farines, en... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Bourg 28, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 323 74 04
  • E-mail
Since 1958, the first pizzeria from Switzerland "Chez Mario" welcomes its guests every day in a spirit of pure Italian tradition based on the values of simplicity, quality and service, always at the best prices. ATTENTION: Kitchen closes 30 minutes before closing.
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