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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: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 20
    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
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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Switzerland
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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120 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 

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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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
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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
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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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Additional Information about La Lanchetta

Address: Via Castagnola 16, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 91 971 55 51
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
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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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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