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Restaurant Padrino

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

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  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 6
    Poor
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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
It's not Italy but...

They had "spaghetti surprise me" and unfortunately it didn't pleasantly surprise me. I did tell the waiter that. Had warm foie gras with couscous which was good. Hubby said the beef fillet was good. I guess I'd say it's all right after a bottle of Chianti.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Bing V
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

They had "spaghetti surprise me" and unfortunately it didn't pleasantly surprise me. I did tell the waiter that. Had warm foie gras with couscous which was good. Hubby said the beef fillet was good. I guess I'd say it's all right after a bottle of Chianti.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We ate here 3 nights during our stay. Each time the food and service was impeccable. It is similarly priced to other restaurants in the area (they are all expensive!) The fish dishes are good and change daily and the tiramassu it highly recommended.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We ate twice in this resturaunt during a six night stay in Lucerne. We enjoyed it so much the first time we went back again on our last night. It is situated on the waterfront across from the lake and we were able to eat outside. It is always busy so booking is recommended. It had a good atmosphere.The staff... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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43 restaurant reviews
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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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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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32 restaurant reviews
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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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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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33 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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