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Weinmarkt 3, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A thoroughly lovely evening

Delightful evening in this hidden upstairs restaurant off the ancient alley connecting WineMarkt to the river. Lasagna and gnocchi were tasty; the dinner was not rushed; bread was a flavorful, crusty cross between Italian and German, made in-house. The wine recommended by the owner was perfect to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Mtnnsky
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San Clemente, California
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San Clemente, California
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Delightful evening in this hidden upstairs restaurant off the ancient alley connecting WineMarkt to the river. Lasagna and gnocchi were tasty; the dinner was not rushed; bread was a flavorful, crusty cross between Italian and German, made in-house. The wine recommended by the owner was perfect to go with our meal and can be ordered in the quantity needed. Excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Lucerne we found this out of the way Italian bistro. My husband had pasta pescatore; full of seafood...wonderful flavor. I had the fusilli gamberetti....shrimp with al dente pasta....the best I've had. Others in our party had pizza...also healthy portions. Quiet, cozy atmosphere....would visit again.....

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had a lovely evening in this restaurant. We had already tried one Italian Restaurant in Lucerne which was full when we came accross a sign for La Gondola. We did not know what we were walking into as you have to go down an alleyway then up some stairs to enter the restaurant. It turns out it is a... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have had a chance to eat lunch at La Gondola - salad, steak for myself and pasta for my wife + small cakes for desserts. This was very well priced for Switzerland and well executed throughout. Service is below average for Lucerne - the waiter was a bit slow, also left some dirty dishes on the tables outside for... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We enjoyed very good food and excellent service on a Sunday evening at La Gondola. We both had pastas with shrimp and a delicious ice cream dessert. It has an entrance that is a little obscure, inside a small covered area and next to a medieval wall. Climb one flight of stairs, and the decor is very pretty and servers... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Superb pizzas ! Lovely restaurant located in a beautiful square in Lucerne. Our waitress Sharon was most polite and helpful - thank you for a great meal !

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Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We picked La Gondola as it is away from the large crowds in the restaurants around the Lake and we ate lunch outside in the beautiful Weinmarkt square. We both had pasta, which was delicious. The service was pleasant and fast. Truly one of the best meals we had in Switzerland along with the best service.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The entrance to this little Italian gem is difficult to spot from Weinmarkt street at night. Tucked away on the first floor (second floor if you are an American), we decided to take the stairs and check it out. We found a lovely dining room with white linens, Italian ambiance and a view of the street below. I had the... More 

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Horw/Luzern/Schweiz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The Restaurant is in the heart of the old town. Hidden on the first floor on Weinmarkt. I love the fresh fish (catch of the day) and specially the vegetable is cooked in a perfect mediteranian way. At lunch there is eal value for money with the great daily menues. Take a bit of time because it is freshly cooked.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous Italian cuisine we sat outside and enjoyed our meal, the service is good and the wine list is good this restaurant is worth a visit if you are in Luzern, the meal prices are reasonable.

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Address: Weinmarkt 3, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: Weinmarkt 3, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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