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Riva Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 01 03
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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is amazing! The restaurant is small but cozy, and very nice! Wonderfull choice! Worth to try!

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Thank CristinaRoventa
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am moved to write this review as normally one writes when something is really spectacular or really awful. My experience here was... just OK. So many folks wander about a new city wondering where to go for a meal (as I did) and read trip advisor as a barometer of advice and in this instance would certainly head to... More 

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Singapore
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love innovative Italian cuisine, you would love this place.. sample green tea infused pasta and great seafood at prices that won't break your bank account!

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Thank Shalom2218
Lugano, Switzerland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant which is generally quite busy I guess due position with lake views. Somewhat pretentious presentation and prices that don't match average quality. 30chf for burger is way overpriced considering the quality,avoid. A creme brûléed fois gras ,why? It adds nothing and actually ruins taste I took the brûlée off and again very expensive, Michelin starred restaurants elsewhere are... More 

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Thank everhopeful2016
Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We went there as recommended by the hotel ambassador. Due to the humble exterior we might have failed to recognize it otherwise, but once inside, it was clear that this is one of the best restaurants that Lugano has to offer. The service was very attentive (and I'm talking less than a minute between finishing a course and the waiter... More 

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Thank B_Jannik
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, great staff and service and also great selection of wine and cocktails! Ordered the ravioli with pesto and a brownie for dessert...loved everything! Need to make reservations in advance..

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Beckenried
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We're world travelers: always searching for the best places. This experience was breathtaking and so unexpected in this place..: freshest and best quality ingredients with an awesome taste. Thinking about tasty, pastas, meat, fish,veggies, fresh daily choices of the menu and desserts....Here is someone with heart and soul for her guests. It doesn't matter what you order it won't be... More 

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Athens, Greece
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

La cucina di Alice is a cosi mediterranean restaurant on the board of the lake so if the weather is good sit outside and enjoy the view. Otherwise sit inside and enjoy the really good food. The menu is casual with spaghetti and risotto dishes and even a burger but you will also find more sophisticated suggestions and always ask... More 

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Thank PanayisT
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Truly amazing food, they know how to cook and serve ! All the things we tried starting from the salad and the first dishes were tastyyy !! One of the best places i have eaten. Super recommended !

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Thank axh15
new york
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was in Lugano with my daughter for 3 days. Usually we love to explore different restaurants/cuisines. However after the first night eating here, we returned for two more nights! The food is created with all fresh, local ingredients, cooked to perfection, with a great selection of meats, fish, and vegetables. The recipes are highly creative, innovative, and take advantage... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 01 03

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?