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Haldenstrasse 4 | In the Grand Hotel National, Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 (41) 410 41 50
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant is in the building of the Hotel National in Lucerne.

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  • 3
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
ITALY AT IT'S BEST IN LUCERNE !

I always go to this restaurant when staying in Lucerne ! It is located on the lake promenade, on the ground floor of Hotel national : easy ti find, easy to reach and so much to enjoy ! You are well seated at immaculate linen covered tables, exactly what I love about italian restaurants ! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
DrH704
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Montreux, Switzerland
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Montreux, Switzerland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I always go to this restaurant when staying in Lucerne ! It is located on the lake promenade, on the ground floor of Hotel national : easy ti find, easy to reach and so much to enjoy ! You are well seated at immaculate linen covered tables, exactly what I love about italian restaurants ! The service is very attentive,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The food is good but the restaurant is quite expensive and the swiss franc is also killing the customer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We expected it to be good. But may be the best Italian Dinner I have ever had. The staff and owner were very gracious and attentive to every need. GO HERE. It is fantastic.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel. It is on the shore of the lake, and is part of the Grand Hotel National - the entrance is at the city end of the hotel. The owner/manager is very hands on and welcoming, and available for recommendations. As well as the standard a la carte menu, there was a variety... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was in lucern for a day, and lucky i stopped by at the best restaurant i've ate in my 15 days trip in Europe... Just order the spaghetti al padrino, the menu says " let your self be surprised" and you will! Better than everything i tried in Italy! Im willing to catch a fly tomorrow just for that... More 

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Fort Worth
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I stopped her because it looked inviting. She was eager to try some pasta and I wanted meat, so this place seemed to fit our needs. The pasta she got wasn't any better than canned pasta you get at a grocery store in the US and my veal had little taste and wasn't tender. I would not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

very good service and a variety of menu options considering the generally expensive nature of Lucerne this restaurant was not outrageous from a cost perspective

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The host was excellent I think he is the owner. He gave great recommendations for the best plates. Coupled with nice weather around May, the pleasant scenery of Lake Lucerne and the classic band playing on the sidewalk, it was an overall great experience.

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Montreux, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This Italian restaurant, almost always full of happy diners, and perfectly positioned beside Lake Lucerne in the city centre, specializes in freshly-cooked dishes. You may wait a few minutes more than you had expected, but the wait is well worthwhile -- exquisite pasta, with ravioli outstanding, as well as miraculously fresh seafood (try the anchovies if they are available).

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Canberra
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

We were slightly intimidated by a stiff and formal air to this place when we first arrived having made a booking earlier in the day. This soon gave way to a more relaxed and very pleasant dining experience with first class food and friendly, helpful service. We took daily specials and were not disappointed; home made duck pâté was superb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Haldenstrasse 4 | In the Grand Hotel National, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 (41) 410 41 50

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This restaurant is in the building of the Hotel National in Lucerne.

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