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Viale Castagnola 16, Lugano, Switzerland
+41 91 971 55 51
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best place to sit outside when the weather is good

Fantastic location along the lake. Happy hour. Service is bad, and the only food that is half decent are the paninis (sandwiches) which they apparently can't screw up. A good place for a drink, especially when the weather is good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2013
Paul B
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Lugano, Switzerland
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Small and friendly with very good service. I have only eaten there at lunch but the food has always been good. The perfect little spot to sit outside in the sunshine enjoying that fabulous view over the lake.

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Strontian, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Do not even think about this place. Look at the ratings. I have seldom seen a more flat curve! After over a week of splendid eating and hospitality in Italy, my wife and I wanted a quiet simple supper and the view from the place attracted us. Our request to eat outside was clearly unpopular judging by the pouting lip... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were a party of 6. We had 3 bottles of expensive wine. As appetizer we received just some poor potatoes chip. Really bad. We asked for a bottle of water but waiters were not paying attention. At some point i called (yes, really) the restaurant... it was silly to say : hi we are a party of 6 in... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Excellent service and food. They accommodated us and everything we wanted even though some of our requests were quite strange. We will return!

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Lugano, Switzerland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Fantastic location along the lake. Happy hour. Service is bad, and the only food that is half decent are the paninis (sandwiches) which they apparently can't screw up. A good place for a drink, especially when the weather is good.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The location is very good, but the staff, the food and the prices are very out of place. If you want to eat something, there's a Kebab fast-food just around the corner, you have a market on the other side of the street. After buying a kebab and a drink you can sit on the benches near the lake, just... More 

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Switzerland (Europe)
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The very kind staff is perhaps the only favourable point of this restaurant, all the rest is not worthwhile the visit. I found the Menu to poor and “insipid” and the “Menu of the day” too expensive for what it offers, while I paid Frs. 8.00 for a 1 lt bottle of water. Forget it

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Livermore, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Food at La Lanchetta was absolutely the worst I've ever had in Italy. Worst club sandwich ever (hardly any meat, 10 pringles (pringles!) served with it. Cherry tomatoes served with a caprese salad. Seriously? Another couple sent back their drinks. Only way this place stays in business is due to the view. Waitress overworked also . Overpriced, low quality. Avoid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Been once for lunch: menu simple, bit too expensive for quality, service poor: too long to order, to serve, to pay.. Will not come again. Pluses: sit outside, the lake view.

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Lugano, Switzerland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Went there 10 people - part of work evening out. The service was average - expensive and the food was very un imaginative - please tomato and cheap mozzarella on a cocktail sticks!!!! We are in 2012 - not 1970. Hugely expensive - very average service - all they were interested in was the CHF coming into their account -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Castagnola 16, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 55 51
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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