When my friend first told me the name of the restaurant she wanted to check out together, I knew the chances of me falling in love with it were high. There are few things in life that I enjoy more than reading and eating. The quality of the material is tantamount in both cases.
The food is in line with the Italian atmosphere of the place – but not at all in the pasta & pizza overload sense – no, here you get the refined version of Italian cuisine. It’s no surprise really, the walls are plastered with cooking books and only those that have won prestigious awards, so with that sort of inspiration inundating the place there’s absolutely no way the chef could go astray.
One of the many things I like about this place is that the portions aren’t overwhelming so you can quite comfortably have a three course meal and since the prices are scaled down accordingly (compared to other higher-than-average-end Swiss restaurants), the heart attack often endured upon requesting the bill in Zurich is somewhat diminished.
For those impressed with the food, the owner provides some of his secrets in his own cook book. I haven’t bought mine yet, so that means I have to pay another visit – I think it’s fairly obvious that this is my carefully calculated way of creating an excuse to visit Cucina e Libri again soon.