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rue Caroline 2 | 1003, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 323 75 75
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:30
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a value menu - very decent prices for Lausanne, which meant I went time and time again. The carbonara is the best I've had and the tiramisu is great too. The only thing that lets it down occasionally is the service - there are one or two waiters who could be politer to their paying customers.

Thank Kirsty D
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Arrived in Lausanne tired and I was shocked at prices in Hotel restuarant. Wondered around a wet miserable Sunday to find this place and had the special menu. The most devine mushroom risotto, with a glass of really lovely red wine (montepulciano) and panacotta. Excellent food, value and service for €30.

Thank sbw123
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143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great service it has to be said, but unfortunately the food was just average, especially for what we paid for it

Thank Andrea-Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Found this place while walking around looking for an Iosr restaurant at 14:05, everything was closed except for daCarlo. Good service, very good food,we ordered the risotto, and pasta aglio olio and napolitana... very big portions and very good taste. Will definitely come back. I noticed that the info in TripAdvisor says is closed at this time...tiny mistake that may... More 

Thank Luma V
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Perhaps I expected too much ... Indeed Da Carlo is an establishment, and is famous among the locals & students ... But, for me the taste & portion is just 'okay'.... not something to write home about... That being said, if you are looking for comfort food and a big bowl of pasta - give Da Carlo a try Service... More 

Thank Astrid S
Seminyak, Indonesia
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I've been a client of Da Carlo for more than 20 years and I visit the place every time I return to Lausanne. The best about this place is the amazing team that runs it. All southern Italians that welcome you with a big smile and always inquire about how you and family are doing. My favorite dish is home... More 

Thank DavidElie
Ankara, Turkey
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Da Carlo several time, this is an average quality Italian. If your expectation level is a little bit high I don't recommend this restaurant. Service staff's approach is always very friendly, location is good, its menu covers different varieties and price is good.

Thank Uğur E
Rome, Italy
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Often go there with my colleagues for lunch. The service is always nice and polite. Food is good, Italian with Swiss-French twist I would say.

Thank Gabsini
Antwerp, Belgium
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Decent pizza and decent "formula" (pizza + dessert + drink = 30 chf). The place is very noisy and crowded but relatively Ok. Beware of the prices of drinks: they are not indicated on the menu and they can represent quite a surprise (7 chf for a small bottle of beer!).

Thank Michele G
Lausanne, Switzerland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I've been eating regularly in this restaurant for about 25 years now. I'm such a huge fan of Italian cuisine that I'm testing as many Italian restaurants as I can... but in Lausanne, I always end up coming back Da Carlo... Is it the fabulous perfectly cooked thin & crispy pizza, with a perfect mix between the tomato sauce and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Caroline 2 | 1003, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 323 75 75

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