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Restaurant Padrino

Haldenstrasse 4 | In the Grand Hotel National, Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 (41) 410 41 50
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Ranked #94 of 272 Restaurants in Lucerne
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant is in the building of the Hotel National in Lucerne.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant is in the building of the Hotel National in Lucerne.
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This restaurant faces the lake as is in a large hotel. The cuisine is Itailian and the owner takes your order. The food is great and the service outstanding. The "surprise"pasta may have been one of the best things I have ever tasted. Wish I lived next store to this restaurant.

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Lexington, KY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The food was wonderful, but we ordered a pasta dish with scallops off the menu and when dinner came, it was pasta with crab. The manager insisted they did not have a pasta & scallop dish on the menu - but it was there in plain English. Otherwise, wonderful meal.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A perfect restaurant for a hot evening as it is right by the Lake. The food, though quite expensive, was well presented and portions were generous. Good service by friendly staff. We went twice.

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