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Caffé e Ristorante Mandarino Zurigo by Bindella

My personal highlight: The serving staff is there to make you feel home – don’t be surprised if Mamma Pina sits next to you for a chat after the meal


Welcome to Puglia in Zurich. Here is the place to enjoy fresh and handmade pasta, pesce, carne & dolci.

Caffè e Ristorante Mandarino is located at the train station Stadelhofen. Bindella created a temporary space for lovers of the Puglia Cuisine. A typical sort of pasta served are orecchiette (means little ears). This pasta comes best with veggies, either broccoli or cime di rapa. Find Meat and Fish made after traditional recipes, too. I had some delicious stuffed calamares with bread, red wine and black olives!

The interior of the restaurant is simple and arranged with much love. The porcelain used to serve the meals has been hand selected in a little village in Puglia from the Bindella Manager Davide and perfectly reflects the tradition of eating pasta with the family. A wonderful antique hand-painted portrait from the 1800 showing a madonna from Puglia gives a special touch to the living room ambience.

Where the mamma chats to you and food is served with passion

Don’t be surprised if the food is served directly from the pot into your plate, or if the Mama sits next to you for a lovely chat. The uncomplicated and very family like ambience here makes this place adorable and very unique.

Enjoy a lunch menu or dinner with best wines from Puglia. Maybe you prefer a piece of hand made cake with a coffee! Convince yourself! Make a reservation here.

Address: mandarino, Kreuzbühlstrasse 1, 8008 Zürich

Opening hours:
Caffè: 
Mo – Fr,  07.00 – 23.00 Uhr,  Sa – So   09.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Ristorante: Mo – So   11.30 – 14.00 Uhr / 18.00 – 23.00 Uhr

www.mandarino-zurigo.ch

 

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SILBA Restaurant & Bar

silba

My personal highlight: Fruity Slowfood Chianti and hot chocolate tortino with a liquid hot chocolate core

Finding Mediterranean food thanks to instagram

Social media and instagram are a great help for foodblogger. A colorful esthetic post of pasta from Betina brought me to SILBA in Kreis 6 close to Schauffhauserplatz. Betina and Roger Zimmermann are the owner of SILBA Restaurant.

The Chef is an experienced Italian guy from Ischia. The enjoyment of food is about more than how it tastes. Well, yes, here at SILBA this is absolutely true, the eyes eat, too. Betina and Roger are lovely, you feel immediately at home here. I love the atmosphere. You get the feeling that everybody knows each other. If you decide to go out for dinner alone, you take a seat the bar and have a nice chat and won’t get bored.

Seafood and Tapas

Find some tasty seafood pasta, tender veal with funghipolenta accompanied by a fruity Slowfood Chianti from Il vallone di Cecione, a wine maker in Tuscany. Beside a variety of antipasti and delicious dolci try the good wine or tapas.

The owners spent a long time of their life in Spain, this explains the Spanish influence combined with the Italian food on the menu. I love it.

Are you in the mood of a quick and satisfying lunch during business times? Show up here, the menu varies and gives you energy for the rest of the day.

 

www.silba.ch

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Vineria Centrale

vineria centrale

My personal highlight: Wine and aperitivo like in Italy, their passito malvasia delle Lipari is world class

Aperitivo Place

In the mood of an aperitivo Italian Style? There are not many places in Zurich where you can get this. I suggest Vineria centrale. This Winebar is located at Neugasse 42, Zurich. Their selection of wine is excellent.

If you can manage, get there on Thursday’s or Friday’s at 7 pm. You find a variety of of antipasti. This is a typical Italian thing, a food culture let’s say. Italians love being together, eat good food, drink wine and talk about life.

Buy your drink and for a supplement of 2 Swiss Francs , antipasti. Check out their website!

www.vineriacentrale.ch

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Ristorante Italia

rigatoni salsiccia

My personal highlight: Pasta with salsiccia, it’s like being down at the bottom of the heel

This is a restaurant to eat excellent pasta or typical traditional Italian food from the southern region of Italy. My favorite pasta there is the pasta rigatoni with salsiccia.

In the main sala called “sala rosa” the restaurant has an enomat. Here you can select out of a variety of wines from Italy and Switzerland. It’s kind of fancy to hold your glass under a machine and fill it by yourself. Salute!

Make your own choice. The place is at Zeughausstrasse 61.

www.ristorante-italia.ch

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Ristorante La Baracca

la baracca zurich

My personal highlight: The antipasti plate cut thin. Simple meat love.

Pizza and pasta from the wood oven

La Baracca is one of the places where you have to go for pizza or pasta. It’s not cliché, it’s the one and only truth. These place offers really good Italian cuisine. They know how to make the food. The pizza for example gets it’s bottom exactly as it should bethin and crispy, not overloaded with ingredients. A tomato sauce tastes like 100% tomato, fresh and fruity and of excellent Italian quality. It is always very busy, make sure you have a reservation.

La baracca is located at Kanzleistrasse 103. An Italian staff will love to give you suggestions on what to eat. Beside Pizza I recommend their amazing antipasti. Fresh salame, prosciutto, regional Italian cheese and mozzarella are super tasty.

www.ristorante-labaracca.ch

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