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Mamma Leone

Muhlenplatz 12, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 17 91
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Ranked #184 of 265 restaurants in Lucerne
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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41 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Such an odd experience, after 4 weeks of amazing ones throughout Switzerland & Austria. As early diners, we were able to be seated immediately, which was nice! That's about where the niceness ceased. Our waiter barely looked at us, as he painstakingly entered our orders onto his mini-Ipad. He left without even taking the order for one member in our... More

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Naples, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After travelling for 2 weeks in Italy, we began our last week of vacation in Switzerland. After a wonderful Lucerne visit, we stopped at Mamma Leone for dinner. So disappointed that we were overcharged for wine!! We ordered pizza for dinner (very good) and without a wine list unfortunately we ordered a litre of house wine. Of course we had... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and I just happened to wander upon this restaurant while walking through Lucerne. What an amazing surprise! Lucerne can be a little difficult to navigate and this restaurant was a breath of fresh air. Outside seating with a view of the river full of water from melted snowtops. The wait staff was very friendly and spoke English well.... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Very good pasta dishes and the daily specials are all freshly made by the chef/owner from Napoli. Good helpful service with the daily specials described in detail by friendly waiters. Chef/owner also introduced himself to all tables later in the evening. Only problem we had, was the restaurant was far too hot, and we couldnt sit and relax. Fine when... More

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Dixon, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This turned out to be one of our best meals in Lucerne. I had the spaghetti with prawns and it was really delicious. My husband had a pizza, you can find them everywhere in Lucerne, and it was very good as well. Was expecting more of a chain style restaurant meal and was pleasantly surprised. One thing to note, the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We stopped in here just for gelato. Daniel had banana and stracciatella and it was good gelato for a Swiss town but nothing like real italian gelato, it was nice but not amazing. I agree. I had melon which was lovely and especially combined with chocolate. I also had stracciatella which I found the chocolate was too rich. 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Our pastas were srved cold. Not just mine, my wife's and my son's too. 0 out of 3 is not good. A cold pasta salad is one thing but cold bolognese or alla olio or white sauce? Come on! We ate here on out last night in Lucerne. See my review of Hotel Krone (Best Western) of what happened the... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

In four days at Lucern, me and my wife came back 3 times: 2 for dinner and 1 for lunch (pizza). Everything was perfect, great service, kindly people and good wines. Two words: Good times!!

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Very rude service!!! We pick this restaurant after seeing the reviews on tripadvisor. The waiter was very rude and spoke like he was doing us a huge favor by serving us. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing evening. Don't step in here...Worst restaurant in switzerland !!!! If you are a tourist, don't waste a great evening in... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

so three young girls go with their father. the waiter casually comes in and says 2 franks for tap water. which is fine.. As a normal customer is expected and is entitled to do .. one of us happen to ask... isnt water free??? the waiter throws a fit and very briskly dismisses the question and is arrogant and rude.... More

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