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La Lanchetta

Viale Castagnola 16, Lugano, Switzerland
091 971 55 51
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Ranked #177 of 237 restaurants in Lugano
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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)
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 via mobile

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
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Lucerne, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We went here after dinner to have some cocktails. It was nice. Unfortunately we had to stay inside because of the rain. the next time i hope we can enjoy the places outside with the nice view.

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Lugano, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Nice place where people can drink something! Near lugano's lake. Very small but wonderfull flavour

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Good food right on the lake downtown Lugano. Nice view of the lake and decent service.

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