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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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Visitor rating
  • 177
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Everything was wonderful!

Lovely, old world ambiance with an attentive and friendly staff. The bread was warm and crusty and the pasta dishes tasted homemade and were delicious with wonderful sauce. We were leaving Lucerne the next day or we would have gone back to try some other dishes. I hope to get back there some day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Janberry27
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely, old world ambiance with an attentive and friendly staff. The bread was warm and crusty and the pasta dishes tasted homemade and were delicious with wonderful sauce. We were leaving Lucerne the next day or we would have gone back to try some other dishes. I hope to get back there some day!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Amazing food and great staff!! Celebrated my birthday here and I had an amazing time with the best tiramisso I ever tasted.

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

Dear Linnealinnealinnea We thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor and are happy to read that you had an amazing time in our house. We are pleased that we were able to convince you especially with our service and Tiramisù. Once again we thank you for your wonderful feedback and hope to welcome you soon back at the Restaurant La... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

we selected la Cucina based on its TripAdvisor rating and reviews. The food at Restaurant La Cucina was delightful. The pasta all was freshly made. The group had salads as a first course followed by two orders of pasta with white clam sauce, ravioli in sage butter sauce and a pizza with all sorts of toppings including artichoke hearts. Perhaps... More 

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

Dear esubkowsky We would like to thank you for your visit at our Restaurant La Cucina and for your feedback. We assure you to take your valuable feedback seriously. It helps us to improve our grade of friendliness and to scrutinize our standard procedures. We reassure you that our operating philosophy is an attentive and friendly service and your experience... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The waiters were very friendly. The food is great and the place is also well decorated. Definitely a place to go again and again.

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

Dear PikappaNA 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 and hope to welcoming you soon back at our restaurant La Cucina. Best regards Sheila Quality Management More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I am really disapointed with the service that is offered by the restaurant La Cucina, in particular, with the service provide by internet. We did a reservation directly in La Cucina website, booking a table for 2 last sunday for 22h30. Its important to say that time was a sugestion given by the website. Then how was my unpleaseant surprise... More 

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

Dear Roberta X We would like to thank you for your feedback. First of all, we apologize for the misunderstandings concerning the opening hours. We assure you to take your valuable feedback seriously. It helps us to improve our grade of service and to scrutinize our standard procedures. The opening ours from our Restaurant La Cucina are on Sunday from... More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When you walk into La Cucina you walk into your Italian Home in Lucerne! Roberto, Bruno, Pietro, and Team make you feel like family! The atmosphere is gorgeous, the food exquisite, and the service World Class!!! I've been coming here for over 15 years and have a hard time imagining this city without La Cucina. Enjoy an Aperitif at Penthouse... More 

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

Dear BambinaRosa 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 wonderful feedback and hope to welcome you soon... More 

Holly Springs, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We popped in La Cucina last minute and were not disappointed. You can go very casual and not feel out of place. The pizza was excellent. We went to a different Italian restaurant in Luzern a couple of nights later and regretted not going back to La Cucina. Either go early (before 7) or get a reservation because this place... More 

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

Dear rojoeinnc Thank you that you share your great feedback with the whole world. We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the quality of our food and service. Once again we thank you for your wonderful feedback and hope to welcome you soon back at the restaurant La Cucina! Yours sincerely, Sheila... More 

San Antonio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and made reservations with comment that one of our party was celebrating his birthday. We found the restaurant easily enough. Nice ambience with warm welcome to the restaurant. Our waiter was Italian but answered any questions concerning the menu in very understandable English. We started with the Antipasto - great starter. Then 2... More 

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

Dear Mdrner49 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 wonderful feedback and hope to welcome you soon... More 

Mount Gambier, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stayed at the beautiful Astoria hotel and found this amazing restaurant . I had a bit of trouble reading the menu and ordered 2 risottos. They weren't what I expected but they were absolutely amazing. So light and delicate. Best pasta I have ever tasted. The food and service were wonderful. They did their best to understand us and... More 

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

Dear Somerfields We love to hear that you enjoyed your time at the restaurant La Cucina. The whole team and we are happy that you enjoyed our dishes and are looking forward to welcoming you again at the restaurant La Cucina by your next trip to Switzerland. Kind regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The atmosphere is great. The food is fantastic. The service is excellent. One of my favourite restaurants in Europe.

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

Dear Cookiebastard We love to hear that you enjoyed your time at the restaurant 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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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 10 - 55
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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