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Restaurant Olivo

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Haldenstrasse 6 | 6006 Luzern, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
+41 41 418 56 61
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: With its impressive views from the large lakeside terrace and its stylish...
With its impressive views from the large lakeside terrace and its stylish interior Restaurant Olivo is as rewarding as a short break away, whatever the weather. At lunchtime and dinner Chef Hugues Blanchard and his team serve culinary delights inspired by the Mediterranean's light and varied cuisine. The menu features Mediterranean classics with an innovative touch as well as new creations to delight the palate.The wine list is also full of surprises. Besides the finest vintages from the established wine regions around the Mediterranean it also comprises specialities from lesser known regions.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Great food with great service

I invited my two best friends to Olivo for a birthday lunch. We were very impressed by the friendly greeting and service we got - the server made sure we had everything we needed discreetly, without hovering or making us feel rushed. The tables are spaced so that there is no crowding. The food and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Susan B
,
Richmond
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Richmond
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I invited my two best friends to Olivo for a birthday lunch. We were very impressed by the friendly greeting and service we got - the server made sure we had everything we needed discreetly, without hovering or making us feel rushed. The tables are spaced so that there is no crowding. The food and drink were excellent, with menu... More 

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Grand Casino L, Administrator Tripadvisor Account at Restaurant Olivo, responded to this review

Dear Susan B, you were one of the many people who celebrate their birthday at the restaurant Olivo. Actually it is something very special and you are sure to get the best service and the most delicous food. Thank you for your positive review. Hope to see you again for your next friend's birthday. More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Olivo is a quality restaurant and when combined with a Casino/dining combination is great entertainment. The menus is varied and the dishes excellently presented, with a wide and comprehensive wine selection. Menu combinations (3-4 courses) make selecting dishes easier, while the a la carte choice is exciting too. As a birthday gift to my wife we enjoyed a wonderful meal,... More 

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Grand Casino L, Administrator Tripadvisor Account at Restaurant Olivo, responded to this review

Dear nrsf, thank you for your excellent review! It was a nice idea to have dinner at our restaurant as a birthday gift for you wife. By the way, it is part of the game that guests sometimes win more than they pay for the dinner, for us it is one more argument for a perfect fine dining and entertainment... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We enjoyed every dish we took. The service is very professional and helpful and we strongly recommend the langostines for first course. Don't miss the cheese selection. An amazing dinner at the last evening and before the casino...:)

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Grand Casino L, Administrator Tripadvisor Account at Restaurant Olivo, responded to this review

Dear Ruth W, we are happy that you enjoyed your last evening in Lucerne in our restaurant Olivo. You will surely have completed your private collection of good impressions of this beautiful city. Please visit us again when you will be back in Lucerne. We look forward to welcoming you again. Maybe you will come in summertime so you can... More 

Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We arrived late to Grand Hotel National which is next door, so we decided to try Restaurant Olivo after reading all the positive reviews. At 9:30pm, there were a few couples eating on their gorgeous balcony seating, but the beautiful main dining room was empty. We were a bit hesitant, but it ended up being an amazing dining experience with... More 

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Management response:

Dear Fettuccineo, it was a great pleasure for us reading your positive review. As you cound experience by yourself the reviews on tripadvisor are true. We are glad that we could make you a unforgettable memory of Switzerland with our delicious food. Hope to welcome you again sooner or later! More 

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The service staff are always warm and friendly and make every effort to make sure the guests are comfortable and satisfied with their meals and drinks alike. Their language skills are perfect and I like the fact that they always have an English menu for me. The atmosphere is relaxed and not 'stuffy'. The food is excellent every time I... More 

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Grand Casino L, Administrator Tripadvisor Account at Restaurant Olivo, responded to this review

Dear Benita S We loved to read your review and the fact that you appreciate our service staff's efforts to make you feel comfortable at our Restaurant Olivo. We will be happy to forward your feedback to them. Thank you for your precious words. We hope to welcome you soon back at the Restaurant Olivo. More 

Syosset, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Last week in Lucerne we asked our hotel concierge for a restaurant reccomendation. When he gave us Olivo in the nearby casino we were suspect. It is located in a grand ballroom setting above the casino. The staff was very attentive and friendly with excellent language skills to accomodate English, German, Italian, etc. But let me get right to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Grand Casino L, Administrator Tripadvisor Account at Restaurant Olivo, responded to this review

Dear Richard S We are glad to read that you enjoyed your dinner and that you wrote with such a warm enthusiasm about your experience. Thank you! We will be happy to welcome you again the next time you will be in Lucerne. More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

the quiet athmosphere gives the possibility to have conversation with the people on the same table and not to be disturbed by loud music. If you like some nice entertainement with fine music you can change to the Piano Bar

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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I always look forward to going to Olivo because I know the food is top quality. The atmosphere is charming and warm, the service is always friendly and they make sure that quests are well taken care of. Whether it be a quiet dinner for two, a group of friends or a business dinner, Olivo is the perfect choice.

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Derbyshire, England
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Food was nice, nice restaurant comfortable tables and chairs. Service was good and the food choice and quality was excellent. Really enjoyed it.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

On a nice weekend trip to Lucerne, we had one night left and went to Olivo for what we thought would be a nice meal and a nice evening. 1 hour to bring appetizers, 4 hours to complete a meal in a cold atmosphere, not one smile from the waitresses, and the feeling that we were annoying everyone when asking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Haldenstrasse 6 | 6006 Luzern, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 418 56 61

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 126
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

With its impressive views from the large lakeside terrace and its stylish interior Restaurant Olivo is as rewarding as a short break away, whatever the weather. At lunchtime and dinner Chef Hugues Blanchard and his team serve culinary delights inspired by the Mediterranean's light and varied cuisine. The menu features Mediterranean classics with an innovative touch as well as new creations to delight the palate.The wine list is also full of surprises. Besides the finest vintages from the established wine regions around the Mediterranean it also comprises specialities from lesser known regions.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?