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SCALA RESTAURANT - Art Deco Hotel Montana

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European, Diner, Italian, International
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ART DECO HOTEL MONTANA, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
+41 41 417 35 41
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a lunch...

Great lunch, amazing location! We had lunch in the terrace overlooking the lake, the food was tasty and the service very attentive. I would love to go back for dinner maybe, to see how it looks like at night with all the lights on!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
francesca m
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Rome, Italy
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Rome, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great lunch, amazing location! We had lunch in the terrace overlooking the lake, the food was tasty and the service very attentive. I would love to go back for dinner maybe, to see how it looks like at night with all the lights on!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The restaurant environment is charming and elegant, well crafted and warm. It is a beautiful spot with a great view around the lake (but hard to see outside at night with all the internal lights). The service is kind and attentive, all waiters have a smile and are very present to help. Food was good too: we had a long... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I spent christmas with my family and a few friends. To be honest, I expected much more regarding the hotel and the critics from the restaurant, even though the menu was quiet nice the cookings skills are to be improved. first of all, we wanted to spend christmas to spend in a hotel because usually they have a breath taking... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is where I soaked up European style dining. You are encouraged to take your time, relax and enjoy everything Scala has to offer. We ordered the Chef's courses. Every dish was plated beautifuly.

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Basel, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

On a sunny Sunday lunch time this is archetypal Switzerland. Its own small mountain lift from the street up to the hotel and a great view of the lake and surrounding mountains, especially from the Scala terrace. its busy for Sunday lunch but the food , both the selection and the quality, is very good - but the drinks service... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The view is stunning any time of the day and whatever the weather. Portions are what they should be, even if that will appear small by North American standard. Quality is 10/10. Service is good. If you like what you see on the menu (incl. prices), don't hesitate!

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

SCALA is the upscale restaurant in the Art Deco Montana. Its reputation is well deserved as it provides wonderful and attentive service with great views and even better food. A tad expensive but worth it!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had the best table in the house overlooking the lake. The food was excellent and just as one would expect from a high end restaurant. Make sure to try the Swiss wines that are offered on the list. They are high quality and not often exported. The service was wonderful. The restaurant seemed to easily accomodate many different types... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Were frequent guests of hotel Montana, and just spent CHF 350.- on a dinner for-two on their terrace; food was excellent but customer service just sucked: High-heel of wife got stuck in overly-wide parquet floor of terrace and broke, but manager on duty denied any kind of responsibility, claiming the incident “regular wear and tear”. Did not even think of... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Despite the stunning terrace, our experience at the scala was far below average! After waiting for 30min for a menu, we were given one for two because "not enough were available". We then had to wait for another 20min before we could order and another 30 before our food came. To top off the evening, the chef forgot to add... More 

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DirektorMontana, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at SCALA RESTAURANT - Art Deco Hotel Montana, responded to this review

Dear Julia, Thank you very much for your honest review. We apologize for the inconvenience. We agree that this is not the service standard that we achieve. I will forward your feedback to our head of service to make sure that this is not happening again. Kind regards Your Montana Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ART DECO HOTEL MONTANA, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 417 35 41

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 58
  • Cuisine: European, Diner, Italian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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