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Ristorante Manora

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Piazza Dante Alighieri 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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Cafeteria -- plus - good food selection, minus - loud and chaotic

For Switzerland, this restaurant is very well priced. There is a pasta bar (cooked to order), pizza and Italian foods bar, salad bar, cooked vegetables and meat bar, and an impressive desert bar. It was very busy and chaotic when we were there for lunch. There was plenty of seating, decent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
MaryBeth D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

For Switzerland, this restaurant is very well priced. There is a pasta bar (cooked to order), pizza and Italian foods bar, salad bar, cooked vegetables and meat bar, and an impressive desert bar. It was very busy and chaotic when we were there for lunch. There was plenty of seating, decent restrooms, and efficient employees.

Thank MaryBeth D
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Ristorante Manora is associated with the Manor department store. But don't expect typical store cafe fare. At Manora you choose the items you want, cafeteria style, but everything is fresh, delicious, and expertly prepared. As vegetarians we found many choices and all at reasonable (for Switzerland) prices.

Thank KayZee1313
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

this restaurant has vast choices of food and open 7 days a week from 10 am to 10pm, they also have delicious italian food cook in front of you while you wait. they have Pizza station where you can choose your pizza ingredients meat and vegetables, practically you make your own pizza.

1 Thank Atil R
Lugano, Switzerland
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

You would expect from a self-service restaurant that the prices would be significantly lower then a sit-down restaurant where you must pay for service. No at Manora. Yes, the food is nice, the buffets have freshly made dishes and you feel you are spoiled for choice. But when you get to the till you realized you might have gone to... More 

1 Thank Roberto A
Lugano, Switzerland
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156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

As expected in switzerland, there just isn't a poor quality option. Manora is great for quick informal eating alone or with family or friends. The choice is good including fish, meat, pasta and pizza cooked while you wait. All with quality and fresh ingredients. Salads good. Beer on tap. Courteous service. Outdoor seating available. Price is very reasonable indeed. Open... More 

1 Thank theswissbrit
Lugano, Switzerland
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is one of the cheapest options in Lugano, and the food they have is usually of a very good quality, which is not as easy to find in the city! It is a a self-service kind of restaurant, but the atmosphere is nice! I think Lugano is always expensive in terms of food, and this is the one place... More 

1 Thank SaRaksha
Glattbrugg, Switzerland
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Last time I visited Lugano 12 yrs back. I hardly found that time any german/english speking person. The lady at the cash spoke to me in german without question, even she gave me some information about bus service. So, these are very good. But the prices are quite high. Even in compare with zurich. I have been living in zurich... More 

Thank Din Islam M
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Buffet-style restaurant attached to the Manor department store, with an excellent and varied selection of salads, hot freshly-prepared meals, vegetables, desserts, hot and cold drinks. You can make up a salad of your choice from the selection or choose from their prepared ones - and the same goes for hot meals, vegetables and desserts. Delicious fruit salad selection. Good choice... More 

1 Thank Caroline M
Cheshire UK
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143 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were walking past Manora this morning and looked inside, so on our way back to our hotel later in the day, we stopped and had some food. What an amazing place! All sorts of food, cakes, breads, fruit, smoothies,coffees,fish cooked whilst you wait, soups, salads, ice cream, wine - you name it and it was there. Freshly prepared and... More 

Thank jeanjeannie
Saint Julian's, Malta
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Revisited Lugano for the 3rd time, last on 1st May 2015. Unfortunately all shops were closed being a Public Holiday, so after the boat trip I headed for Ristorante Manora as i knew it was going to stay open. I opted for seafood mix, some salad and a glass of Rose` Doc wine. Very reasonable price and a great variety... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Dante Alighieri 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: 091/9127682

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, German, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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