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Restaurant La Cucina

Pilatusstrasse 29 | Hotel Astoria, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
+41 41 226 88 88
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Ranked #18 of 270 restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $57
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pizza & PastaLa Cucina is the city’s premier Italian restaurant, delivering delicious Italian cuisine including home-made pasta e pizza and great wines in a welcoming Mediterranean environment.
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Since we were staying at the Astoria, next door, we decided to try LaCucina in spite of some poor reviews. We were pleasantly surprised! The maitre'd was friendly, very courteous, and was quick to escort us to a table. Our waiter was very attentive and very efficient, though maybe a bit serious. Our dinner was excellent, a true taste of... More

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astorialuzern, QUALITY MANAGEMENT at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Frankm2011, Thank you for your visit and your feedback. We are happy that you gave us a chance to show you, to say it in your words, our very attentive and very efficient service as well as the true taste of the Italian food. The whole La Cucina team and we would be very pleased if we could welcome... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel and although we booked late, they took us within a few minutes of arrival. The wine and food were delicious and the service exemplary. I highly recommemd it.

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astorialuzern, QUALITY MANAGEMENT at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Nancy M, Thank you for your great feedback here on TripAdvisor. Nice to hear that you enjoyed our wine selection and delicious Italian food. The La Cucina Team are happy to welcome you soon back in Lucerne. Yours sincerely, Martin Brügger Quality Management More

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

At the suggestion of our hotel we were happy to find this spot. Fully booked when we arrived. The waiters seemed a bit harried - May have been a one-off. Food is very good and they were very accommodating with the kids too.

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astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Nicho P, Thank you very much for your visit at Restaurant La Cucina and your feedback here on Tripadvisor. Great, that you liked your dinner! We hope to welcome you and your kids back at our restaurant soon. Best regards, Stephan Amsler Quality Management More

Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very good food in a beautiful serving room (but casual dress is fine) located in the heart of Lucerne. Service good if a bit slow to check back (but nothing like in France :) Prices not bad given quality, location, and general high cost of anything in Switzerland.

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astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear abattenhouse, We are happy to hear that you had a great time at our Restaurant La Cucina. Thanks again for your visit and we hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Stephan Amsler Quality Management More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We were booked here by the hotel renaissance. A little skeptical when we learned it was the same restaurant owners that owned the restaurant in the hotel. However, the concierge convinced us it was good...and it was. Great pasta. Great pizza. And really good wine. We thought it was an evening well spent. Recommend it to anyone wanting some Italian... More

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astorialuzern, QUALITY MANAGEMENT at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Phil G, Thank you for your great prise here on tripadvisor. We are happy that we could convince you with our food quality and wine selection. We hope to welcome you again on your next trip to Switzerland. Yours sincerely, Martin Brügger Quality Management More

Ormond Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Three pasta dishes - one Good, and two Very Good One meat (lamb chops) - Excellent Nice setting, downstairs in the Astoria Slow night, with Switzerland playing a World Cup match that evening, so can't really comment on the service. Tough to look back at the tab, and feel we really got THAT much value, but a Big Mac is... More

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astorialuzern, QUALITY MANAGEMENT at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear DrGeis, Thank you for your sharing your experience here on tripadvisor. We are happy that we could impress your with our food quality especially with our lamb chops. We would love to welcome you back at our restaurant. Yours sincerely, Martin Brügger Quality Management More

Sacramento, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I recently ate here with my two children on a week long trip to Lucerne. I will say that the food is great, and we loved the ambiance. Trying to find it is a bit of a nightmare. And once we got there, we got less than average service, despite having to ask twice for a refill on beverages and... More

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astorialuzern, QUALITY MANAGEMENT at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Michela M, Thank your for your visit. We are happy that you and your children enjoyed our ambiance and food quality. Even more we regret that the service could not completely convince you. However, your feedback will help us to improve and question our services constantly. So we thank you for your valuable feedback. Once again, we offer our... More

Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We happen to dine here after seeing the advertisement in the local city guide and we weren't disappointed! Its one of the best Italian fine dining places that I have been to (and I have been to quite a few). The attention to detail, the friendly staff, above all, the quality of food - par excellence. A special mention about... More

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astorialuzern, QUALITY MANAGEMENT at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Jyova, We are delighted that we could impress you with our service and food quality (especially with the tiramisu) and thank you for your great feedback on tripadvisor. It is our goal to provide a unique Italian experience to our guests. We are satisfied that we achieved this in your case. We looking forward to welcome you again at... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We found this place as we were staying at Hotel Astoria. Had our doubts while going in but completely bowled over as we made our way into the restaurant. Very nice ambience and friendly staff. Choices were given and food was terrific, service was really nice and at the pace you want. Manager was really fun to interact with. If... More

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astorialuzern, QUALITY MANAGEMENT at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Neerajbans, We are delighted that we could impress you with our food and service quality and thank you for your great feedback on tripadvisor. It is our goal to provide a unique experience to our guests. We are satisfied that we achieved this in your case. The La Cucina team would love to welcome you soon back at our... More

Antwerpen
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

the most striking experience of the evening was the superb attention and friendly service. place was quite busy, but staff was sufficient and well trained to make this evening a great experience. food was very good and the way we could choose from the menue gave us some additional flexibility to adapt to our preferred liking. from a value for... More

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astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Crodino, Thank you for your visit at the Restaurant La Cucina and your Feedback here on Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, Stephan Amsler Quality Management More

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