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Z. Alten Lowen

) #127 of 1,661 Restaurants in Zurich €€ - €€€ Italian, , Mediterranean
Universitatstrasse 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 43 343 11 69
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken” (3 reviews)
“ravioli” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Universitatstrasse 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner. The staff were tremendously accommodating with our family of four. We have two young children who were tired. The server was kind and accommodating. On top of that the food was outstanding. It couldn't have been a better experience. It is...More

Thank Jackie P
Old-Lion-Inn, Inhaber at Z. Alten Lowen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for the nice feedback. Habe a great time. Best regards from the Old Lion team.

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
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...More

Thank Raeber-Mendez
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...More

1  Thank Matthias L
Old-Lion-Inn, Inhaber at Z. Alten Lowen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

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

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 reviewResponded 12 December 2016

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

Reviewed 1 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....More

Thank Rita C
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...More

Thank lilliputz
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
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...More

Thank Epicurean F
Reviewed 20 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$46
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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