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What to Eat in Zurich

Much like its languages, traditional Swiss food is heavily influenced by Germany, France and Italy. Because of Zurich's proximity to the German border, most of the city's food has German roots. "Nach Zurcher art" (or dishes cooked in the traditional Zurich style) typically consist of meat, potatoes, mushrooms, butter and cream – much like standard German fare. For classic Zurich cuisine, head to Old Town, where you'll find old-school beer halls like Restaurant Zeughauskeller and upscale eateries, such as Haus zum Ruden and Restaurant Kindli. Quintessential local dishes include "Zurcher geschnetzeltes" (Zurich-style sliced veal in gravy), "rosti" (shredded fried potatoes) and "burli" (crusty bread rolls).

In addition to the city's predominantly German cuisine, Zurich offers several spots for authentic Swiss chocolate and cheese fondue. To sample some of Zurich's best chocolate, visit Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, a family-owned chocolate store that's famous for its Champagne truffles. A trip to Confiserie Sprungli's flagship store in Kreis 1 is also a must. Though the shop offers a variety of chocolates, the star of this confectionery shop is the original "Luxemburgerli" (a macaroon named for its inventor, who was born in Luxembourg and worked at Sprungli). Meanwhile, for traditional Swiss cheese fondue, diners can visit Kreis 1's Swiss Chuchi Restaurant or Kreis 8's Chasstube Rehalp. There's also the themed Fondue Tram, which departs from Bellevue station and travels throughout the city every November through February. For more information about Zurich's Fondue Tram, visit Zurich Public Transport's website.

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  • #1
    La Fonte
    #1 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1287 reviewsTripadvisor (1287)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Duebendorfstrasse 223 8051 Zürich, Zurich 8051 Switzerland
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  • #2
    Restaurant Weisses Rossli
    #2 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 351 reviewsTripadvisor (351)
    $$ | European, Central European, Swiss
    Bederstrasse 96, Zurich 8002 Switzerland
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  • #3
    TREMONDI Restaurant & Bar
    #3 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 135 reviewsTripadvisor (135)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Central European
    Molkenstrasse 20, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #4
    Restaurant Nihao
    #4 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 222 reviewsTripadvisor (222)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Sushi, Asian
    Oerlikonerstrasse 43 Oerlikon, Nähe Milchbuck und Berninaplatz, Zurich 8057 Switzerland
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  • #5
    Differente Hotel Krone Unterstrass
    #5 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 949 reviewsTripadvisor (949)
    $ - $$ | Swiss, European, Healthy, Central European
    Schaffhauserstrasse 1, Zurich 8006 Switzerland
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  • #6
    Haus zum Rueden
    #6 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 298 reviewsTripadvisor (298)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Swiss, European
    Limmatquai 42 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #7
    Restaurant Krone
    #7 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 164 reviewsTripadvisor (164)
    $ - $$ | Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary
    Badenerstrasse 705 Mit Tram 2 bequem erreichbar, Zurich 8048 Switzerland
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  • #8
    Restaurant O
    #8 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 171 reviewsTripadvisor (171)
    $ - $$ | French, Swiss, European, Central European
    Schaffhauserstrasse 335 Hotel Sternen Oerlikon, Zurich 8050 Switzerland
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  • #9
    Pizzeria Azzurro
    #9 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1263 reviewsTripadvisor (1263)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Hohlstrasse 451, Zurich 8048 Switzerland
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  • #10
    Laderach
    #10 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
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    $ - $$ |
    Bahnhofstrasse 106, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #11
    Restaurant Khujug
    #11 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 216 reviewsTripadvisor (216)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Healthy
    Schoeneggstrasse 5, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #12
    Mesa
    #12 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 354 reviewsTripadvisor (354)
    $$ | International, Contemporary, European
    Weinbergstrasse 75, Zurich 8006 Switzerland
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  • #13
    Thach Restaurant
    #13 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripadvisor (231)
    $ | Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
    Militaerstrasse 84, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #14
    Restaurant Pavillon
    #14 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 303 reviewsTripadvisor (303)
    $$ | European, Central European, French
    Talstrasse 1 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #15
    Marktkuche
    #15 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 233 reviewsTripadvisor (233)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Central European
    Feldstrasse 98 8004 Zurich, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #16
    Ristorante Da Angela
    #16 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 296 reviewsTripadvisor (296)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Hohlstrasse 449, Zurich 8048 Switzerland
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  • #17
    Restaurant La Soupiere
    #17 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 260 reviewsTripadvisor (260)
    $$ | Swiss, European, Soups, Central European
    Bahnhofplatz 7 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #18
    Restaurant Orsini
    #18 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 237 reviewsTripadvisor (237)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Waaggasse 3, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #19
    Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag
    #19 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 414 reviewsTripadvisor (414)
    $$ | French, Swiss, European, International
    Muensterhof 8 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #20
    La Pasta
    #20 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1127 reviewsTripadvisor (1127)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean
    Niederdorfstrasse 80, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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