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La Lanchetta

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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice view, Coffee OK, Cakes comme ci comme ca

Stopped by for a cup of Coffee and got attracted by the cakes as well. They were OK, but nothing great, and expected more.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Yogesh D
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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153 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a day in Lugano and loved our dining experience at La Lanchetta! Luckily, we were able to sit on the patio and soak in the sun, while having our lunch. We thought the service was professional and friendly. We loved the many pizza choices and ate so much, we didn't have room for the desserts. However, they looked... More 

Thank Maureen M
Celigny, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today my husband and myself went to this bar to drink something before lunch. They said that only in case we have lunch we could sit. Incredible!

Thank RegazzoniV
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stopped by for a cup of Coffee and got attracted by the cakes as well. They were OK, but nothing great, and expected more.

Thank Yogesh D
Hawarden, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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

Thank Jon B
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Cece8700
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank 33ste
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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;-)

Thank Валерий К
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank inner-beauty
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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260 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 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 

Thank snsmith27
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ludovico B

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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?