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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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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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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
Wonderful Meal - Salvatore Rocks!

We just returned from a fabulous meal at La Cucina. My wife and I shared a mixed salad, then 2 plates of tagliolini with lack truffles, finished with tiramisu and zabalione. All marvelous! Our waiter, Salvatore, was like Speedy Gonzalez -- Flying around the room taking care of all his guests. His... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
raymagee
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Denver
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Denver
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We just returned from a fabulous meal at La Cucina. My wife and I shared a mixed salad, then 2 plates of tagliolini with lack truffles, finished with tiramisu and zabalione. All marvelous! Our waiter, Salvatore, was like Speedy Gonzalez -- Flying around the room taking care of all his guests. His skills are remarkable. We'll be sure to dine... More 

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

Dear raymagee We would like to thank you for your visit at our restaurant La Cucina and for your positive feedback. We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the service and quality of our food. We will gladly pass the compliments to Salvatore. Once again, we thank you for your feedback and... More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We have visited this much approved restaurant and were disappointed. The place is well-decorated, and the service is well, but as for a meal... I cannot say, that the fish (from the specialities of the day) tasted bad - it has no taste at all. The lamb was better, but more bones than meat. The price was high for such... More 

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Michigan, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped in La Cucina by chance. The space was impressive and, sure enough, it's not an inexpensive place (nothing in Lucerne is, I suppose) so we limited ourselves to pizza and drinks. At no time was the service less than perfect, in spite of our parsimony. The pizza was excellent, of the thin crust variety. Conveniently located just of... More 

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Dear BillWMichigan We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and service 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 feedback and look forward to welcoming you again... More 

Lake Como, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Booked at the last moment and was the best thing to happen To us while in Switzerland. Fantastic atmosphere on a extra rainy evening. Service was top notch during rush hour service, food was incredible and extremely well.priced considering that we are in Switzerland. Wine by the glass was excellent. Ordered the baby squid for avarter and the chanterelle mushroom... More 

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Dear Wez S Thank you that you share your great feedback with the whole world. We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and service. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track and motivates us to get better and better. We are happy that your family had a great time at... More 

Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We looked into the Tripadvisor to search for restaurant and noted that the comments re this Italian restaurant in the hotel we stayed was quite positive. Since we have just arrived the Lucerne and was quite tired and seems that this could be a good choice. We ordered a salad, pasta, risotto and a pizza to share for a family... More 

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

Dear Lobomychan Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are happy that your family had a great time at the restaurant La Cucina and we look forward to welcoming you again here in Lucerne! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visited La Cucina in July 2015. Had the tomato soup and antipasti as entree which was fantastic. For main had a beautiful prawn pappardelle. Food quality was exceptional, well seasoned and not salty. Great, friendly service. Whilst not cheap, the food was easily worth the price! A must if in Lucerne!!

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Dear DN1994 Thank you for your detailed and interesting review about your experience at the restaurant La Cucina. We are glad that you were enjoying your visit and satisfied with our service and food quality. 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... More 

Pune, India
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Excellent food and great service. Special shout out for Salvatore. He was outstanding with his enthusiasm and every ready smile. Superb decor. Highly recommended

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Dear waditi We would like to thank you for your visit at our restaurant La Cucina and for your positive feedback. We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the service and quality of our food. We will gladly pass the compliments to Salvatore. Once again, we thank you for your feedback and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I did several solo and business lunches there - the service is great, food is served immediately with an overall Italian flair. Food quality is high, high value. I love that place.

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

Dear Marc L We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality, athmosphere and service and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. All the best to you and we really hope to see you soon back in Lucerne! Best regards Sheila Quality Management More 

Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The welcoming was great and the restaurant itself was beautiful. We are Muslims, so we were a bit worried about the contents of the food (alcohol and pork extracts) but the staff were gracious enough to inform us that they would prepare food catering to our needs and then they went on to explain to us which Italian dishes are... More 

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

Dear Toka M Thank you that you share your great feedback with the whole world. We are very happy that you appreciated our delivered service as a whole. It is our everyday passion to give guests a great time. Starting at the entrance and finishing as a positive and memorable experience. Once again, we thank you for your feedback and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went to this nice restaurant with my family and received a warm welcome from the staffs. We enjoyed the very nice Italian food, especially the seafood pizza and pasta! I strongly recommend this restaurant to all seafood lovers who planned to visit lucerne!

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

Dear Edward S We are pleased that you and your family 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 would be pleased if we soon could welcome you back in one of our restaurants in Lucerne! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

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Address: Pilatusstrasse 29 | Hotel Astoria, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 41 226 88 88
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
Average Prices: USD 9 to 54
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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 to 54
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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