This is the fourth post on Limmatquai, the street featured this week in The Streets of Zurich blog post series.
There are so many restaurants and cafés on this street – a few blog posts will not be enough to review them all. But there is one place I absolutely wanted to include in this series, for the simple reason that I’ve been there so many times since I first moved to Zurich in 2005 (I lived in a few other cities as well since then).
Il Molino is a chain of pizzerias spread all over Switzerland. There are two branches in central Zurich and one of them is located on Limmatquai.
I went there for lunch today, seriously craving some good Italian food!
Though I would usually order either a diet soda or a glass of red wine when I’m at an Italian restaurant, this time I felt like having an apéritif. The waitress suggested the Apéritif of the House: a glass of prosecco mixed with Campari. I loved the bittersweet flavor and the intense red color.
I started with a small mixed salad, which was served with slices of both white and black olive bread.
Every month, Il Molino updates its monthly specialties, and this month it’s spaghetti time! I was tempted to go for spaghetti with oil, garlic, and chili pepper flakes (spaghetti olio, aglio e peperoncino), but then decided otherwise and ordered my favorite pizza, pizza quattro formaggi, with mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, and Pecorino cheese.
The pizza was very delicious, as usual. I can’t wait to be back again soon! After all, who doesn’t love a good cheese pizza?
- Apéritif: 10,10 SFr.
- Mixed salad: 4,50 SFr.
- Pizza: 20,90 SFr.
Address: Limmatquai 16, 8001 Zurich
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 8 a.m.-midnight