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Restaurant Geissmatt

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St. Karlistrasse 13A, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Service and Quality

A warm welcome on arrival, impecible attention to service and highest quality set menu. Not cheap and you will have to book in advance to get a table

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Charles D
Lucerne, Switzerland
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Istanbul, Turkey
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86 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant with my spouse based on its very positive reviews about its fixed-menu Italian cuisine. The food was fresh, very tasty & original, so much delicious food that we couldn't finish it all (you get 4 courses for CHF 69). The only downside was the price of the house wine - almost the cost of dinner for... More 

Thank ArzuS
Lucerne, Switzerland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A warm welcome on arrival, impecible attention to service and highest quality set menu. Not cheap and you will have to book in advance to get a table

Thank Charles D
Canton, Michigan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Eating at this restaurant is such a wonderful experience. Four of us had dinner there on Oct 1st to celebrate a birthday. We could not have chosen a better place and it's a meal (and total experience) that we will be talking about for years to come. Quaint, cozy, great service and amazing food! You will not regret eating here.

1 Thank Tammy M
Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My wife and I had been travelling around Europe and just finished two weeks in Italy when we came to Lucerne. After so much Italian food from the south to the north I was not entirely sure I wanted Italian again however the reviews were too good not to try. I am so glad we went. Without exaggerating or sounding... More 

1 Thank Ryanjg87
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

It's the best i've had in a long long time!! Just cosy, funny and absolute great food!! Make early reservations, otherwise u might have to wait and its not in the centre! So be sure to have all done before... Eventhough we didnt make a reservations they did everything to get us girls a table ;) Perfect

Thank AjlisSwitzerland
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I looked at a myriad of restaurants to finish off my wife and my honeymoon in Switzerland and I couldn't be happier that we chose Restaurant Geissmatt. If you are looking to enjoy one of the best dining experiences you will ever have, you need look no further; I couldn't have imagined the night being any better if I tried.... More 

Thank Paul D
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The concept is simple. The owner makes all the decisions for you. He will surprise you with a fantastic menu because he cares for his guests. He wants your dinner to be your most memorable experience while you are visiting this medieval town. He is a true character. I don't know what would happen if he were not there when... More 

Thank BHSCalifornia
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We arrived a bit before it opened, but the chef/owner welcomed us warmly. It felt like being invited into someone's house. After a glass of local white wine, our meal began. Each course was full of wonderful favors, all fresh and artfully presented. It wasn't long before the place was filled, all with a very local feel. Hands down this... More 

Thank mary p
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I work a few minutes away. Never paid any attention to it. Went on a business lunch. Totally, positively surprised. Super friendly service. Menu fix was excellent, not Michelin sterns but certainly superlative in standard Italian fare and style. Will go again for sure!

Thank Mishapiano
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Situated away from the crowds of tourists, this restaurant is a hidden gem and a must when in Lucerne and during my three night stay was the best. I felt very welcomed by the staff who promptly found me a table before detailing the four piece set meal. The food was divine and the best Italian food I have ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St. Karlistrasse 13A, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: 413611313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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