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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 269 restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $58
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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83% Recommend
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
140 reviews 140 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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26 reviews 26 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
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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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

i had the best gnocchi of my life at La Cucina. it was a chesnut gnocchi with summer truffles with white sauce that made me smile. My wife had a pizza and it was also very good. for dessert, i had a chocolate mousse with passion fruit sauce; again DELICIOUS.

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

Dear FuchsbR, We are happy that you and your wife had a great time at the restaurant La Cucina and enjoyed our delicious italian cuisine. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again at the La Cucina. All the best to you and your wife, Martin Brügger Quality Management More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our hotel recommended this place and we were really happy with the food and service. The location in the extended area of old town is excellent and the walk to and from the restaurant is very pleasant.

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

Dear barbgoodkin, We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance, especially with the supply and quality of our service and food. We would love to welcome you soon back at our restaurant La Cucina. Kind regards, Martin Brügger Quality Management More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Absolutely exquisite! Fabulous menu cooked to perfection, ambience outstanding! Great vibe, dinner by candle light, music to suit the mood, staff with so much energy,

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

Dear Lee Q, We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with our Italian ambience and food. Thank you for your great feedback and we would be pleased to welcome you again soon at the restaurant La Cucina. Kind regards, Martin Brügger Quality Management More

College Station, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the Hotel Astoria for a couple days during our honeymoon. This restaurant is on the ground floor and can be accessed from the same elevator that takes you to your floor. We were literally inside of the restaurant within 30 seconds from leaving our room. This is some of the best Italian food that... More

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

Dear Logan C, We are delighted that we could impress you with our service and food 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. All the best to you and we really hope to see you... More

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