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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 272 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $56
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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Reno, Nevada
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner the first night of our staff in lucerne that we went back the next night. The outside of the restaurant does not look special just go inside, it is beautiful - with large crystal chandeliers and a gorgeous ceiling! And candles on the tables. The bread was excellent! The first night we both enjoyed the green... More

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

Dear Heather M, Thank you for your honest review from your visit at the La Cucina. The whole team and we are happy that you enjoyed our dishes like, the green salad, the spaghetti with clams and on your second visit the homemade pizzas. Up to your next visit, we will do our best to bring our service to a... More

Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This restaurant was beautiful inside but was also ok to be dressed casually. The staff was very attentive and welcoming. I ordered the special with pesto but it was too bitter to eat. I had to send it back but they were very accommodating and let me switch it to spaghetti with clams which my daughter was enjoying and was... More

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

Dear Isaboston, 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, Martin Quality Management More

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel. We did not have reservations and were able to go in and get a table. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was good. The Terramisou was excellent! The price was on the high side for us, but we enjoyed our meal.

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

Dear Swing65, Thank you for your great entry on TripAdvisor. The whole Cucina team and we are happy that you enjoyed our service, meal and the excellent tiramisu. Yours sincerely, Martin Brügger Quality Management More

Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
76 helpful votes 76 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

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