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Via Castagnola 16, Lugano 6900, 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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lousy service, good food

If you care which pizza is in your plate, go there. Then location is nice, the chairs reasonably comfortable. The service is absolutely appaling. Never been served so badly, when finally we awere served. And the cheek of the waitress, snapping back at customers (not only us) would be, in my... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A very nice stay at La Lanchetta during our brief stay in Lugano. We only took coffee on the terrace but the whole experience was made lovely by our kind and helpful waitress. Overall we stayed for just over two hours in glorious sunshine taking several fresh coffees and some wonderful sugared praline nuts. Well recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went to Lugano for a family weekend and stopped by this restaurant for a lunch by the lake. It was quite a good surprise because despite the good location they really try to deliver a good service and good food. There is not so much choice on the menu but it is fine and good quality. A bit pricy... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

well, the location and setting are actually quite nice! I was there for an aperitif with my hubby, no kid for a change, but couldn't get over the appalling service! had to ask three times for my fav aperol spritz, waited 20 minutes for it to be served! just don't bother!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent breakfast place. Coffee and brioches. Beautiful lake view. Nice terrace overlooking the lake. Used to be good place for cocktails in the evening, but this time we didnt have chance to check it;-)

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Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you care which pizza is in your plate, go there. Then location is nice, the chairs reasonably comfortable. The service is absolutely appaling. Never been served so badly, when finally we awere served. And the cheek of the waitress, snapping back at customers (not only us) would be, in my opinion, reason for immediate dismissal. As said the pizza,... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The location of this restaurant is just East of the Lugano Center right on the water. They have a very nice outdoor patio that overlooks the harbor. I had a pasta dish and found it to be on the better end of other restaurants I have tried in Lugano. The restaurant also offers a nice selection of cocktails, and has... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The only good thing about this place is the nice view they have, everything is expensive and you've got wait a specific time to eat.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is odd, but on the Lugano there are only very few places on the lake, i mean without a street between bar and lake. This is one. Cocktails are good. suggested

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The service and food was not the best. We ate a very bland champagne and strawberry risotto. It was not cooked all the way through. I would recommend not eating there. The view is beautiful though.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Castagnola 16, Lugano 6900, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?