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Given the hectic lifestyle that most of us lead today, we often do not have the time to enjoy a relaxed meal and seek out unhealthy fast food to quickly silence our growling bellies. At Tschingg, however, you will find that every serving of their delicious Italian pasta is prepared using fresh and natural ingredients, that can be enjoyed at a table, or on the go out of one of their convenient take-away boxes. Although the menu is quite modest, the sauces are rich and packed with flavor. Simple, wholesome and satisfying, a meal at Tschingg is sure to have you coming back for more. Fresh fruits, beverages, gelato and some light snacks are available for purchase as well.
From the moment you first step into this quaint Italian restaurant, you will find yourself in a space that is at once homely, rustic and stylish. Although Santa Lucia is just one of the many Italian restaurants that can be found around the city, you will find yourself unable to resist the seductive aroma of freshly baked bread that wafts through the doors. The menu is composed of a selection of Italian delicacies including seafood, meat dishes, pasta and ofcourse fresh, crispy pizzas that have been cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven. The restaurant is almost always busy, however the service remains friendly and the prices are fair.
One of the most widely patronized pizzerias in the city, Dieci Pizza offers a plethora of pizza options both vegetarian and non-vegetarian to choose from. Made from fresh ingredients and in keeping with Italian traditional recipes, the dishes entice the taste buds, giving one a completely Italian gustatory experience. Order some wine and finish off with desserts to make a complete meal.
Cheti's Curry is a small and simple Indian restaurant located just a short walk away from the Stadelhofen station. Tucked away down a street off Seefeldstrasse, this restaurant could be easily missed were it not for the aroma of fragrant curries that waft through its doors. The restaurant offers diners a variety of delicious beef, chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian curries, including favorites like Chicken Vindaloo, Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Roganjosh. Every order comes with a side of dal (lentils), vegetables and rice, forming a complete, satisfying meal. The restaurant itself is quite small so reservations are recommended if you would like to eat in.
Located on one of the busiest streets in the heart of Zürich, the well-known Bierhalle Kropf never fails to delight its customers. The locals here don't mind the crowded tables and long waiting lines; the large portions this eatery serves at humble rates more than make up for it. Expect an indigenous Swiss menu, and ambiance replete with walls displaying hunted stag horns and pictures. Go for the croquettes stuffed with farm fresh cheese or pick from the amazing variety of tasteful sausages. Don't forget to top off your meal with the delicious apple and chocolate desserts.
Le Cèdre located on Badenerstrasse is quite popular for the delightful Lebanese feast it offers. There is another Le Cèdre in Bellevue, but this Kreis 4 establishment features bigger interiors. Decorated with lovely oriental elements and bright hues, the restaurant itself is a charming affair. Midst these vibrant surroundings, any celebration is bound to be even more special. The menu is thick with authentic Lebanese and Middle-Eastern preparations like mezzeh and a variety of kebabs and koftas. The service is as charming as the establishment and while the prices are a tad high, Le Cèdre makes for a wonderful dining experience.
If you wish to take a break from the local cuisine, head to Heidi & Tell for burgers that will make you fall in love with them. During the day, the place is thronged with professionals, college students as well as families who come here to gorge on Heidi & Tell's good looking burgers. The beef patty, in their burger, is well placed in a large scrumptious bun and the whole burger is garnished beautifully with a fresh piece of lettuce; then it is kept inside a cardboard box and presented to you like a gourmet gift. It's hard not to fall in love with a burger that looks like that!
Treat your taste buds to a Middle-eastern feast as you dine at Palestine Grill. This restaurant is known for serving delicious Lebanese delicacies at pocket-friendly rates, making it one of the favorite hangout spots amongst the locals and the tourists alike. Devour the scrumptious Sabich or relish the flavorsome falafels, you are in for a treat. The delicacies can be paired with refreshing beverages offered on their beverage menu. Their friendly staff is known for prompt service and ensures a pleasant dining experience when here. Do not forget to carry cash as the restaurant doesn't accept cards for payment.