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Restaurant La Cucina

Pilatusstrasse 29 | Hotel Astoria, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
+41 41 226 88 88
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Ranked #16 of 272 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $54
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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English first
Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

On my first visit to La Cucina in 2001, I absolutely fell in love with the restaurant, it´s decor, atmosphere, food and service. Since then I´ve had the great fortune to dine with them 5 times on my travels and I´m always amazed at how they keep standard all the time. This time was no different, just as I anticipated.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I went to Switzerland together with my wife and we were suggested to have dinner at this wonderful restaurant! First of all it's a very beautiful and stylish place. The food is so lovely! We got grilled squid and pumpkin cream soup. The main course was grilled shrimps for me and grilled fillet for my wife. Everything was perfect! It... More

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san francisc, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Was excited to head over to La Cucina, based on the reviews below. It is a very rainy night here, so not much foot traffic outside. When I got there about 8:30pm, the restaurant was bustling, but certainly not full. I asked for a table for one, and saw a measurable change in attitude I was told none was available... More

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Phoenix Arizona
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134 reviews 134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a delightful Italian restaurant with very nice atmosphere. There were four of us and we each had an excellent meal. Veal Parmesan, Mushroom Bruschetta, Caprese Salad and Pasta. All were delicious. It is a bit out of the tourist area within the Hotel Astoria, so the prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Their Pizza Margharita is out of this world! Loved their bread! Loved my seafood pasta! The only disappointment was they got late with our bill. Maybe because it was a crazy busy place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Our concierge recommended other places over this for pizza, but we insisted on La Cucina based on TripAdvisor reviews. So glad we did. The pizza was outstanding - really. We also had salads that were very good. It's over the bridge from the old town area but a pleasant walk.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went here for the first night of our honeymoon and weren't disappointed. The interior is stunning, and the staff very helpful. Our waiters English wasn't great but then my swiss-German is awful and I was in Switzerland so I can hardly count that as a negative towards the restaurant! The kitchen is open so you can see your meal... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our ravioli pasta was quite basic, would say 3,5 stars out of five. Tiramisu dessert was very nice, 4,5stars out of five. The dessert cheese however, was nothing special, not your high-end cheese platter ... All in all, would not return, except for the tiramisu ;)

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

Dear Martin M, Thanks for your visit at Ristorante La Cucina. We are sorry to hear that we did not fully meet your expectations. We hope that you grant us another chance and are sure, that you will find another dish on our varied menu of pizza, pasta, meat or fish which will suit you more. Best regards, Your La... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was here two times in a week, first time for a pasta with vongole and the second time for a pizza. I was both times amazed by the quality and freshness of the food! The staff is really nice and welcoming and the atmosphere of the restaurant is great. Whenever you are up for an Italian dinner or lunch... More

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

Dear Stefano, Thank you very much for your great compliment and your promotion here on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you had a great time with us. We hope to welcome you soon back at the Restaurant La Cucina by your next trip to Switzerland. All the best, Martin Quality Management More

Florida
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We walked in without a reservation to a very full restaurant and the maître'd assured us we could be seated in 5 minutes! It was a little more than that, but we were OK with the wait. This was a big, busy place, but service was very good. The management was everywhere, helping out when needed. We both had grilled... More

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

Dear dayhikers, Thank you very much for your nice feedback and your visit at our restaurant La Cucina. We are happy that we could positively surprise you with our service and our Italian food especially with our tiramisu what you called “almost the best”. We hope we get the chance to welcome you again by your next trip to Switzerland.... 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 - 54
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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