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Pinte Besson

$$ - $$$, European,
rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 59 69
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fondue” (93 reviews)
“rosti” (21 reviews)
“bread” (17 reviews)
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Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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71 - 80 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 30 June 2015

When in Lausanne, I always get fondue from Pinte Besson. It is cozy, has its regulars who seem permanently toasted but it's not a dive... The fondue is so great and the service is excellent. I remember going to Pinte Besson when people were still...More

Thank islandstylenumber1
Reviewed 23 June 2015

It was our last night it Switzerland and we decided we needed to try cheese fondue here before we left. We got two of the "Fondue Menus", which includes a green salad, serving of fondue and a meringue desert. We could not finish all of...More

Thank dtravelerguy
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I went here with my family on a Friday night. The restaurant was fairly busy but not every table was occupied. Still, service was very slow. Our drinks order took about 20 minutes to arrive, and was followed by the food 2 minutes later. The...More

1  Thank iamnotbatman
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

We had to try the traditional (cheese) fondue half and half 24.- before we left Switzerland. We shared one serve between the 2 of us and its more than enough! They only serve bread (a massive basket) with the fondue. It was a bit much...More

1  Thank chargee88
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Went here for a dinner with my wife. The environment looks good, with soft atmosphere. We had a very good fondue with a plate of regional meat. Price was reasonable, compared to the average of Swiss restaurant Only advice: book your table at least one...More

Thank dtullo
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Nice place with cute decor. Service very pleasant and sweet. Congratulations to the two very upbeat waitresses. Unfortunately the stuffed vegetables needed more cooking. Historical venue, good for a meal.

Thank tirilou t
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Not the most exciting decor, but the traditional dishes like the fondue and rosti are delicious. Fun to go with a group of people. Don't miss the vacherin for dessert.

1  Thank lc_blank
Reviewed 1 April 2015

I went there to try the fondue for the first time. Seeing from the picture on this website, it looks like the fondue contains the cheese, a basket of bread and a mixed plate (meat and vegetable). But actually, the found only contains the cheese...More

1  Thank Cheng Q
Reviewed 26 February 2015

It was my second visit (after rather long break) and it was a bit disappointing. The food was a micsture of great and mediocre. For example salad was delicious but the fish and meat - way overcooked. The french fries were also very good. Other...More

Thank MaciejMal
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Restaurant overall good, setting in fantastic old buliding. Food delicious and good value (we had the non-fondu options of the day - a fish and chicken dishes). Staff were friendly and courteous, first courses arrived promptly, but there was too long a delay between the...More

Thank swissbill460
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 59 69
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