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Restaurant La Cucina

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Pilatusstrasse 29 | 6002 Lucerne, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
+41 41 226 88 88
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This restaurant is at Hotel Astoria
Today
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • 303
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Fabulous dinner!

Excellent service by Salvadore. Really tasty food. Reasonable rates for Switzerland. Very friendly and cozy atmosphere. Make sure that you have a reservation in advance. A "piece of Italy" in the heart of Luzern! We loved it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
vatraxaki24
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service by Salvadore. Really tasty food. Reasonable rates for Switzerland. Very friendly and cozy atmosphere. Make sure that you have a reservation in advance. A "piece of Italy" in the heart of Luzern! We loved it!

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

Dear vatraxaki24 We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the supply and quality of Italian food. We will gladly pass the compliments to Salvatore. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again at the restaurant La Cucina! Yours sincerely, Sheila Quality Management More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came with a group of 20+ people to a set menu. Although this is usually a recipe for an average menu, I was positively surprised by the tastiness and quality: mozarella, tomatoes, meat. To close: creamy and tasty Tiramisu (no excess of cocoa powder!). A long time waiting for this delicious Tiramisu.

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Thank Axel8807
astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Axel8807 We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. We hope to welcoming you soon back at our restaurant La Cucina! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friend of mine and me, we went to La Cucina today evening, and we had Daniele as the one who took care of us tonight. We were Impressed by his professionally skills, he recommend a wine bottle which my friend and me were really happy with it. And also we felt like be cared so much in this restaurant, definately... More 

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

Dear Shifan Z We are pleased that we were able to convince you especially with our service. 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 at the restaurant La Cucina! Best regards, Sheila... More 

Westminster, Colorado
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good. Definitely worth the extra money. The waiter, however, was snooty. He barely spoke with me and didn't acknowledge my friend at all. When I asked him if he spoke English, he ignored me and kept talking over me. I don't expect people to speak English in Switzerland, but he could easily just say 'no' (which... More 

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

Dear Irishdaud We would like to thank you for your visit at our Restaurant La Cucina and for your feedback. As you can read here on TripAdvisor, this is not at all our standard. Our first concern is the satisfaction of our guests and we spare no effort to improve and optimize our service constantly. Therefore, we take your valuable... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter can't wait for us to finish our food to serve us our bill. Got served a different menu than the locals, not sure why. Ours is one page, locals got a thick book. Ordered food and one entree was wrong when it arrived on the table. Tried to explain to the guy, and instead he convinced us that we... More 

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1 Thank Joko T
astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Joko T Thank you for your visit at our La Cucina and your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed our food. Even more we regret that service could not keep up with. We reassure you that our operating philosophy is an attentive and friendly service and your experience did not correspond with our culture. As you can read... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great food and place. Wonderful place i cannot say more it's really recommended. I love the Tagliata and tiramisu for dessert. I will come back again and again.

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

Dear Marcoruz Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased that you took the time to write us. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track and motivates us to get better and better. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again at the restaurant La Cucina! Best regards, Sheila Quality... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined at La Cucina last night at the suggestion of our hotel Renaissance guest services. I'm so glad they recommended it because not only was it a short walk from our hotel but it was a wonderful experience. The restaurant is beautifully detailed, a feast for my eyes, while the food was delicious. The mango-passion fruit... More 

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

Dear sfwgo We are pleased that you and your husband 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 are delighted that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the quality of our Italian food. We hope to welcoming... More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The door entering the restaurant does not tell the story you find behind it. Inside you find a great setting, breathing a special atmosphere, making you feeling comfortable right away. This together with Salvatore, taking outstanding good care in his sympathetic way, means a head start. I had calamaretti, tagliata di tonno and tiramisu... Better let the pictures speak... Prices... More 

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

Dear RaRoNL Thank you for your visit at the restaurant La Cucina and taking the time to give us your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the supply and quality of Italian food. We will gladly pass the compliments to Salvatore. Once again, we thank you for your... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Switzerland is expensive, perhaps even for the Swiss. This is no exception, however good food and attentive service means the cost is easier to swallow. Good dining room, full for my dinner. Food choice is fairly standard for a Northern Swiss Italian restaurant. Plenty of seasonal winter food.

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

Dear Tyrian_Prime We would like to thank you for your visit at our Restaurant La Cucina and for your feedback. We hope to welcoming you soon back at the restaurant La Cucina! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Excellent food;I was there for a family celebration and I liked both the food and the ambience very much

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

Dear Franck D We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and atmosphere and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. We would love to welcome you soon back at our restaurant La Cucina! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pilatusstrasse 29 | 6002 Lucerne, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 226 88 88

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 53
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm

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