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“A fabulous culinary experience which transports you to the extreme south of Italy!”
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Restaurant Ulivo
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Ranked #4 of 785 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$38
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

The chef warmly welcomes you and your guests as you arrive. A huge black and white picture of his family olive trees finishes the welcome. You are already in the South! Pasta and pesce are cooked and prepared to perfection. Great wines and desserts! It s a feel good experience, to be repeated on a regular basis! Viva Italia!

Thank fl0wer23
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

I found this restaurant through a mention in a foodie’s blog and found it was close to some of the sights in Old Town we wanted to visit. We arrived in the rain soon after opening and were the first people for 20 minutes. Nicolai, the owner, waited on us and we ordered a wonderful bottle of Sangiovese. He brought us some complimentary bruschetta drizzled with olive oil made by his father in Columbia - who he honors with the name of his restaurant. The calamari salad was wonderfully tender and paired with small olives and pickled peppers for a perfect flavor balance. Dinner was the special for me - ravioli stuffed with sea bass with a cauliflower purée, and the chicken for my partner. We both savored each bite, eating slowly enough to enjoy dessert of raspberries and cantaloupe with sorbet and a panna cotta. It was a delightful 3 1/2 hour meal filled with flavors that linger and you don’t want to wash away. This slightly out of the way restaurant is a special find and made our vacation highlight list!

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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is a hidden Gem!
Excellent food and a really outstanding customer friendly personel!
I give them a 5 Star!!!

1  Thank JoanV1201
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Confused where all these 5 star reviews are coming from?? Are you serious? Have youo been to a restaurant before??

Ulivo is top notch for friendly, good service

We had 6 people, and they were very attentive (well our final bill was 800chf...so yeah they were attentive)

The menu LOOKS amazing, but my 2 dishes were only OK, I was expecting to be super psyched with flavor explosion...but that didnt happen...

Honestly, the menu looked SO good, I will try this place again. I heard the steaks were good.

They were out of beer when I was there too... minus points

Its weird to say, but the bread was GREAT

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1  Thank ilovecorndogs
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

For the casual tourist: do note that this restaurant has is very poorly located! While most restaurants in Lausanne is within walking distance of cozy pedestrian streets, this is locatedoutside the old city, in a grey street with traffic. This is not a criticism to the owner, just a fact.

In addition, unless you search for some particular Italian flavours which this owner may do very well, this restaurant is very expensive compared to other Italian restaurants in Lausanne, with meat dishes (without any sides, which much be ordered in addition) reaching above 50 CHF.

In short, although the owner and the personnel are very nice, and do put on an effort, you should think twice of going all the way here instead of a more centrally located restaurant if you are visiting Lausanne for a few days.

Thank Erik A
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