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“Cucina at Luisenstrasse: Best pizza in town!”
Review of Ristorante Cucina

Ristorante Cucina
Ranked #375 of 2,142 Restaurants in Zurich
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Gewerbeschule
Description: Ristorante Cucina was founded in 1995 and has been in the same hands ever since. A fact that everybody profits from. Since 22 years we serve the best thin crusted Pizza in town and marvelous other Italian dishes. Enjoy the Italian Classics and new inspired, seasonal menus. We celebrate Italian Cuisine.
Reviewed 18 September 2016

(First off: This review is about the original "Cucina" at Luisenstrasse/Langstrasse near Limmatplatz, not about their new subsidiary at Kasernenstrasse.)

If you want to eat a really good pizza in Zurich, don't bother with any of the "Italian" restaurants in the old-town or at the lake side, the pizze and dishes of the restaurants there are average at best.

The original "Cucina" is an Italian restaurant with a familial, authentic ambiance, located near the northern end of Zurich's most lively entertainment street. In my view as a local, they make the best pizza in town, particularly the pizze "Del nonno" (with shrimps and spinach), "Italia" (with mozzarella di bufala, rucola, pomodorini, olio di tartufo) and "Pazza" (with prosciutto crudo).

The other Italian dishes are tasty too, though there are a few, even better hidden Italian fine-dining restaurants in Zurich that cook with more finesse.

Service is kind and they always try to find an empty table for you. Mind though that this restaurant is very popular with locals, a reservation for dinner is almost mandatory.

(BTW, if you are more into minimalistic pizze, you might want to give the restaurant "Rosso" near train stop "Hardbrücke" a try. There, the ambiance is more industrial/hipster-like and the service can be a bit snooty, but they make good pizze too, particularly very thin and minimalistic ones)

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The pizza is very good indeed. The service as mentioned by others, is not. And the menu promises more than it can keep (see title).

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Went there tonight.

Food was pretty good but the service was awful. Waited over 35 minutes for the beer I ordered and it only arrived after I asked a second waiter for it. Same applied for paying the bill, waited for nearly 20 minutes to pay. I would've thought that they would have wanted to have us pay and clear the table for other customers; as it was busy.

Hopefully (for others) our experience isn't the norm.

Thank Jakemccauley
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Warm, friendly staff. Very attentive (constantly filling my glass, etc). Reasonably priced.

BEST PIZZA IN SWITZERLAND.

I will be back, with my wife and friends, many times.

Keep up the good work, and don't change a thing!

Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

good pizza and pasta in the langstrasse area, close to limmatplatz. book a table in advance as its very popular both for lunch and dinner.

Thank theflyindutch
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