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“Rebranding and re-fooding! And the best tartar in Lausanne!”

Zafferano Restaurant
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Ranked #51 of 786 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Recently changed an owner this restaurant got a complete make-over in the design and menu offerings!
The new chef who came straight from Italy is being very creative and artisanal, he uses very homy Italian foods and snacks, the meals are very well balanced - personally have tried lots of starters: awesome shrimps with zucchini - super light but very tasty, very nice presented carpaccio from beef with some Italian cheese and salad, perfectly smooth mozzarella with surprise - asparagus! Apparently it is very tasty! Another meal that stole my heart - beef tartar, by far the best tartar in Lausanne, which is so fresh and tastes as meet but not spices!

I shall really recommend ordering cocktails there, they are quite cheep comparing to some Flon places but soooo good! Especially this with gin and spritz!

Overall, very happy with what the guys did with this place and looking forward to try their next menu when it comes in Fall!

PS, finally some comfy seats and pillows on the outside terrace! It is very cozy hidden by the trees and is very pleasant in the night!

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1  Thank Dasha C
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My friends and I visited this restaurant in July, when Switzerland experiences its hottest temperatures. To get you through these times, Aperitivo has one of the best terraces in Lausanne. Very comfortable chairs combined with a cozy garden-like terrace comforts you into staying until the very end of service. In terms of food I would complement the restaurant on having local and incredibly fresh ingredients. I highly recommend the charcuterie platter, which is homemade and absolutely delicious. The mozzarella with asparagus and dragon fruit wasn't the obvious choice for me, but that combination proved to be very tasty.

While planning to go to Aperitivo don't expect to try something you've tried everywhere before. The chef experiments with different ingredients and gives you a unique experience of an Italian cuisine. When asked he told us that dishes are a work of his imagination and that he doesn't follow any rules or guidelines. Certainly, Aperitivo offers something that is very unique. Something like it you might not find, not only in Lausanne, but in the whole Vaud region.

1  Thank Alexey O
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Greeted by a smart and friendly chap in this up scale restaurant. i was eating alone this can often be uncomfortable, but not here. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant all the diners seem to know each other and table hopped, the menu was really nice and my food was superb, a special local restaurant serving local people

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

We were served by a very helpful personnel, especially to fine a menu which suits us, the patron we know since 1990 and is a great guy. It was a lovely day and we could eat on the terrasse.

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2  Thank Susie D
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

This tiny place is run by a couple of guys who do their best to give you the best experience. Fresh Italian ingredients, cozy location and very kind staff. Give it a try!

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