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Da Ernesto

Rathausquai 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 17 44
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
“spaghetti” (6 reviews)
“side salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rathausquai 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive place, but best location so you pay for the location. The Indian looking waiter was not friendly. Taking orders and walking away without any politeness. The pizza costs around 17-25 euro!!! And was very juicy....of fat. But in general luzern is an expensive place....More

Thank Peteruga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In general food was good Besides there was a *bug* in the olive oil bottle which can make it not a clean restaurant And when i told the waiter he didn't care just said we will change it later But it was fine by me...More

Thank fvh1d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good but the view is better. This is a great place to have a drink or meal while overlooking the iconic bridge but if you're looking for a high quality culinary experience, this is not the place to find it. It's also...More

Thank MidwestAlpinist
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear MidwestAlpinist Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really do our utmost to provide a great Italian experience to our guests and with almost 40 years of success we believe we are on the right track. Upon your next visit...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to come here after being turned off by the waiter at Mamma Leone's (which is rated extremely well on TripAdvisor which I think could be a tourist trap). We took seats overlooking the gorgeous lake and the waitress was friendly....More

Thank Jacqueline B
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jacqueline B Thank you very much for your detailed review on TripAdvisor – your words are strongly appreciated! We are delighted that our food exceeded your expectations since our team works with passion and commitment to provide an authentic Italian experience to our guests....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has good food for the value. If you can sit outside near the river. Great views and a great place to people watch.The only downfall the first day we ate there the waitress forgot to place our order. They finally caught on and...More

Thank petermY759DD
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear petermY759DD Thank you very much for your positive feedback on TripAdvisor! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the pasta and pizza and endulged yourself with our delicious tiramisu. We do indeed strive hard to provide a great Italian experience to our guests...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's all about the location. Yes, it's touristy in the shadow of the Kapellbrucke, but it was a great late afternoon lunch spot. The food is decent, probably better than I'd expect from such a touristy location.More

Thank 2acorns
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 2acorns Thank you very much for your positive review. We are aware of our picturesque location in the heart of Lucerne’s old town and do our utmost to provide a great authentic Italian experience to our guests. Preparing and serving high quality food is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely lunch on a hot summer's day - good cold beer and a special of king prawns and pasta. Very tasty, good value for money and the service was relatively friendly and very efficient. Great to be on the water too.More

Thank AliceZurich
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AliceZurich Thank you very much for your positive review on TripAdvisor! We really do our utmost to provide friendly service and authentic Italian dishes prepared with love and enthusiasm. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our restaurant and hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

RACISM AGAINST CHINESE, INDIANS, BLACKS!!! RACISM GALORE!!! This restaurant is very racist to all ethnic minorities such as Chinese, Indians, Blacks. I went in with my wife and kids to eat pizza and pasta in the evening. Worst mistake!!! The staff was rude but I...More

Thank TravelerYVR
JSGastrag, Inhaber at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Traveler YVR I am of the minority in the restaurant business that openly embraces the use of Tripadvisor as it encourages open reviews. I do, however, believe that reviews, such as yours step well over the mark (especially the use of capitals). As has...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Two days ago, we went to Lucerne with my wife's cousin and his family, they were visiting Switz for couple of days. My parents were with us. 9 people in total, including 2 kids (3, 6 years old). And we went to a pizzeria at...More

Thank lambertkk
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear lambertkk Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that our service didn’t fulfil your expectations, but in Swiss restaurants, it is indeed unusual to share meals – therefore we offer small portions of most of our pasta dishes....More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This Italian restaurant along the water in Old Town serves average fair. Nothing fancy. Expensive for what they serve, but everything is $$$ in Switzerland. Service is fair. What you pay for is for the beautiful view and the atmosphere. That makes it a nice...More

Thank Susan M
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Susan M Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review. For almost 40 years we endeavour to provide friendly and professional service as well as high quality Italian food to our guests. Why not try a dish from...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$47
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rathausquai 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 410 17 44
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Description
Italianita. La Vita è bella!Wir leben die Herzlichkeit, die Warme und die offene Art des Italieners. We overlook Lucerne`s river Reuss, chapel bridge and Mt. Pilatus!
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