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Restaurant La Cucina

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Pilatusstrasse 29 | Hotel Astoria, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
+41 41 226 88 88
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pizza & PastaLa Cucina is the city’s premier Italian restaurant...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Interior / Stunning Service

Spent a great evening in this geat location. Staff is speaking italian and italo-german with this sympathetic accent. Very samrt. very friendly, very attentive, very .... everything. Great food and a good selection of wine. One of the best italian restaurants I've ever been to. The espresso... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Paul M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Spent a great evening in this geat location. Staff is speaking italian and italo-german with this sympathetic accent. Very samrt. very friendly, very attentive, very .... everything. Great food and a good selection of wine. One of the best italian restaurants I've ever been to. The espresso tasted really like an Italian one !

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

Dear Paul M We are delighted that we could impress you with our service and food quality and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track and motivates us to get better and better. Once again we thank you for your wonderful feedback and hope to welcome you... More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

let's be honest, the restaurant was a pain to find. However, the food was heavenly, esp the sorbet (we got lemon and mango).... when they say it's homemade, they meant it!!! you can taste the fruit and the waffle it came with is to die for. I was not particularly fond with the bacon that came with my pasta, i... More 

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

Dear IamToony We are delighted that we could impress you with our service and food quality and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track and motivates us to get better and better. Once again we thank you for your wonderful feedback and hope to welcome you soon... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This Italian restaurant is different. From the decor (probably very Italian?), to the sfaffs. Spacious. The food though not exceptional but was above average for me. The bruschetta was a really good starter. But when you have Italian food with good wine, what more can I ask? Service was good and they were very attentive to the details.

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

Dear noohk7 We love to hear that you enjoyed your time at the La Cucina. Our service and kitchen team are happy to welcome you again at the restaurant La Cucina by your next trip to Switzerland. Kind regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The place looks authentic, warm and nice, but the food was disappointing, average, and from these prices we expected more.

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

Dear Meshushelly We would like to thank you for your stay at our restaurant La Cucina and your feedback. First of all, we apologize for disappointing you during your stay. Your advice regarding our food quality we will share with our food and beverage department, as it is our goal to improve our quality constantly. However, we can guarantee that... More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Me and my wife have been at La Cucina twice. We do not consider this place as a restaurant, but a real temple of the Italian taste. Every dish is well balanced, made with fresh and delicious ingredients. Exceptional selection of amazing wines, very professional service, precious and elegant atmosphere. The price is definitely balanced with the quality of the... More 

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Dear Wesleyclar We are pleased that you and your wife enjoyed your time at our restaurant La Cucina and thank you that you are taking the time to give us your great feedback on TripAdvisor. We are happy that we could convince you with our quality and service. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again at the restaurant... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Having just returned from a week’s business trip in Lucerne, I wanted to be sure to write a review for the wonderful La Cucina. We ate here several times during our stay in beautiful Lucerne, and I have to say that the service, people, food and ambiance are absolutely FIRST CLASS, 5 Star! We had two evenings at La Cucina... More 

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Dear Mrs. Campbell Thank you for your wonderful feedback here on TripAdvisor and your stay at the restaurant La Cucina. We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the supply and quality of Italian food. We will gladly pass the compliments to Roberto. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was my first trip to Lucerne and we were taken to La Cucina by some friends on a Saturday night. We had a fabulous evening at this restaurant with every course of the highest quality. However, what really made this experience very enjoyable was the attentive service. Our waiter was always on hand to look after all our needs.... More 

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Dear Kai M Thank you for your wonderful feedback here on TripAdvisor and your stay at the restaurant La Cucina. We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the supply and quality of Italian food. We will gladly pass the compliments to Roberto. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the... More 

Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened 15 years ago. The food is outstanding, the service very, very attentive and a wonderful Italian ambience. You can't go wrong. I highly recommend La Cucina, this is one of the top Italian restaurants in all of Switzerland. This alone makes a trip to Lucerne worth it!

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astorialuzern, Qualitätsmanagement at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Tim R We thank you for your visit at the restaurant La Cucina and your great praise. It is our goal to provide a unique experience to our guests. We are satisfied that we achieved this in your case. All the best to you and we really hope to see you soon back in Lucerne! Best regards, Sheila Quality... More 

Davos, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My partner and I stayed in the Astoria Hotel during St. Valentine's weekend and had an absolutely amazing time. We made a reservation at La Cucina and, even though I had my doubts because I really wanted to try a dish that wasn't pasta or pizza, I was in heaven! I ordered the beef dish with mashed potatoes and vegetables... More 

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

Dear CHERO84 Thank you for your wonderful feedback here on TripAdvisor and your stay at the Hotel Astoria. We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the supply and quality of Italian food. We will gladly pass the compliments to Bruno. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We visited La Cucina spontaniously with friends for dinner. I have to say that they serve the best Pizza in lucerne. There are no others that can keep up with auch great tasting pizza and I as a local have tried many other pizza places as well. We also ordered Pasta which was very good. I am returning for sure... More 

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

Dear Rog S We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track and motivates us to get better and better. Once again we thank you for your wonderful feedback and hope to welcome you soon back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pilatusstrasse 29 | Hotel Astoria, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 226 88 88

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 54
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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