Sometimes, the only way to amaze yourself is by getting out on the road and explore. This is quite true when I look for a restaurant that can offer delicious, unpretentious food, privacy and a charming atmosphere. A lot to ask in a city like Zurich, but Allegro has proven successful at it.
Allegro is not your typical Italian restaurant, even though it has an Italian name. You will need to take a couple steps up the hill in Wollishofen. You will need to take your time – this is not a place to rush. You will eat surrounded by neighborhood crowds and even if this is your first time, they will treat you as a regular.
Ignoring their homemade Antipasti on display– cold cuts and cheese offering – would be a sin. It is locally produced and carefully selected. Their flat bread (Flammküchen) are also a great appetizer to share if Antipasti is not your thing.
Their kitchen is seasonal and they strive to stay close to home as much as they can. Their fish of the day was a crispy pan-fried fish from the lake of Zurich, paired with a rich portion of wild rice, capers and lemon. The dish was delicate, tangy and perfect with a chilled glass of Swiss Riesling.
Also, the place is big enough for a big group and a welcoming wooden table across the room will be sure to host your party comfortably.