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Cucina e Libri

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Froehlichstrasse 39, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
+41 44 383 21 39
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19:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

This is a tiny and cozy restaurant offering excellent Italian specialties. Small menu but always offering market fresh and seasonal specials. Reservations required because of the small number of seats.

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2 Thank Manuel E
Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

We had seen this cute little restaurant way last year while passing on a cold winters night, it looked warm and cosy and every little table was full. We managed to get a table for 2 and were looking forward to the experience, when we arrived everyone was already sipping wine and edgily eating away at all the home cooked... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

I was here in a group of 20-ish people celebrating a school reunion, and had a wonderful evening. The food was superb, particularly in view of the size of the group, and the atmosphere is wonderful, it's like being at a friend's house. I'll definitely come back as an individual to sample some more of the food.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

I come once a month, each time I have to call quite a bit in advance to get a table. But Carlo does his best to make everything possible. The location in Seefeld is very urban. Inside dining like in the masters livingroom, outside on the pavement as cozy. The handwritten menue each time differnt. The service extremely charming. But... More 

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1 Thank CorinnaSievers
Zurich, Switzerland
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120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

I'm almost reluctant to write a review of this little neighbourhood restaurant which is one of our favourites in Zurich! Its a hidden gem known mainly by locals. It's small, charming and intimate. Best of all is the delicious food which comes straight the chef's heart. Expect seasonal, delicious food- nothing is just run of he mill here! A little... More 

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2 Thank Neptunetravellers
Pfaeffikon, Switzerland
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

We went to have dinner with a friend at Cucina e Libri. The restaurant is small and cosy with a nice decoration, full of books, candles and rustic furniture. The waitress was very nice and patient. The starter bread was warm and tasty. I thought, very good sign! Then, I ate ravioli with chicken filling and my husband got faraona... More 

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1 Thank Dewi E
Zurich, Switzerland
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

We have spent several wonderful evenings in this tiny little paradise. Nothing extravagant, no luxury and no millionaires, just hundreds of cooking books, 8 tables and fantastic food! Carlo, the owner and cook keeps it simple and invites you regularly to culinary excursions, with and without motto. An absolute recommendation for anyone who enjoys excellent taste of food and wine... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

This is our favorite little gem in Zurich. A little library with only a few tables. Unsophisticated but great food and atmosphere. The dishes are always seasonal, simple but extremely rich in flavors. The journalist-turned-chef Carlo Bernasconi has managed to create a unique place, a place that does not pretend to compete with Michelin-starred restaurants, but that will conquer your... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Similar to my favorite Cafi Dihei - Cucina e Libri is small and very cozy. The 8 tables are all wooden and have a white cover with candles. The food is first class Italian (Piemont) style and is cooked by the chef himself. You are seated next to a library with cook books and you will be served by a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Froehlichstrasse 39, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 383 21 39

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?