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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
  • 171
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Ristornante La Cucina a Temple of the Italian Cousine

Me and my wife have been at La Cucina twice. We do not consider this place as a restaurant, but a real temple of the Italian taste. Every dish is well balanced, made with fresh and delicious ingredients. Exceptional selection of amazing wines, very professional service, precious and elegant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Wesleyclar
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The place looks authentic, warm and nice, but the food was disappointing, average, and from these prices we expected more.

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

Dear Meshushelly We would like to thank you for your stay at our restaurant La Cucina and your feedback. First of all, we apologize for disappointing you during your stay. Your advice regarding our food quality we will share with our food and beverage department, as it is our goal to improve our quality constantly. However, we can guarantee that... More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Me and my wife have been at La Cucina twice. We do not consider this place as a restaurant, but a real temple of the Italian taste. Every dish is well balanced, made with fresh and delicious ingredients. Exceptional selection of amazing wines, very professional service, precious and elegant atmosphere. The price is definitely balanced with the quality of the... More 

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

Dear Wesleyclar We are pleased that you and your wife 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 happy that we could convince you with our quality and service. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again at the restaurant... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Having just returned from a week’s business trip in Lucerne, I wanted to be sure to write a review for the wonderful La Cucina. We ate here several times during our stay in beautiful Lucerne, and I have to say that the service, people, food and ambiance are absolutely FIRST CLASS, 5 Star! We had two evenings at La Cucina... More 

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Dear Mrs. Campbell Thank you for your wonderful feedback here on TripAdvisor and your stay at the restaurant La Cucina. 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 Roberto. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was my first trip to Lucerne and we were taken to La Cucina by some friends on a Saturday night. We had a fabulous evening at this restaurant with every course of the highest quality. However, what really made this experience very enjoyable was the attentive service. Our waiter was always on hand to look after all our needs.... More 

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Dear Kai M Thank you for your wonderful feedback here on TripAdvisor and your stay at the restaurant La Cucina. 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 Roberto. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the... More 

Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened 15 years ago. The food is outstanding, the service very, very attentive and a wonderful Italian ambience. You can't go wrong. I highly recommend La Cucina, this is one of the top Italian restaurants in all of Switzerland. This alone makes a trip to Lucerne worth it!

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Dear Tim R We thank you for your visit at the restaurant La Cucina and your great praise. 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 soon back in Lucerne! Best regards, Sheila Quality... More 

Davos, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My partner and I stayed in the Astoria Hotel during St. Valentine's weekend and had an absolutely amazing time. We made a reservation at La Cucina and, even though I had my doubts because I really wanted to try a dish that wasn't pasta or pizza, I was in heaven! I ordered the beef dish with mashed potatoes and vegetables... More 

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

Dear CHERO84 Thank you for your wonderful feedback here on TripAdvisor and your stay at the Hotel Astoria. 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 Bruno. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track... More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We visited La Cucina spontaniously with friends for dinner. I have to say that they serve the best Pizza in lucerne. There are no others that can keep up with auch great tasting pizza and I as a local have tried many other pizza places as well. We also ordered Pasta which was very good. I am returning for sure... More 

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

Dear Rog S We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality 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 back... More 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The food at the restaurant was mostly very good, although some dishes were better than others. The restaurant was clean, quiet and the lighting was romantic. Having just visited Italy beforehand, I cannot give this restaurant 5/5 stars as I had better Italian food in Italy, but the food was still decent. Service was slow (e.g. over 10 minutes for... More 

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

Dear LKaddy We would like to thank you for your visit at our Restaurant La Cucina. Your feedback will help us to improve and question our services constantly. So we thank you for your valuable feedback. We would be pleased if we soon could welcome you back in one of our restaurants in Lucerne. Yours sincerely Sheila Quality Management More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I like this cellar atmosphere and the Italian service. Entertaining and friendly with food that is very authentic and good. They can handle even easily groups of 15+ people a´la carte and still stay easy. Good for both lunch and dinner.

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

Dear Steve G We are pleased that you and your guests 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. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track and motivates us to get better and better. Once again we thank... More 

Zug, Switzerland
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

They do a great job. The service is very good and friendly, I had almost forgotten I am in Switzerland. The wine and water gets poured, it feels personal. My calamari starter was fantastic. Perfect. Best I have had in Switzerland. The pasta with shrimp main course was good but we were not offered parmegano. We live in central Switzerland... More 

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

Dear windvalley We thank you for your visit at the restaurant La Cucina and your great praise. 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 soon back in Lucerne. Best 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 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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