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La Tinera

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Via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900 , Switzerland
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice atmosphere

Good food but for lunch this is definitely on the pricy side - 24 francs for a polenta special. Lovely staff and cozy decorations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Cori H
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Good food but for lunch this is definitely on the pricy side - 24 francs for a polenta special. Lovely staff and cozy decorations.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Well worth a visit for a very pleasant lunch experience (we were on a day-out in Lugano with no reservation made in advance). Arrival is suggested at around 12 o'clock to ensure a decent table as things get very busy with local business people who seem to know a good thing! Choose from a reasonably priced à la carte menu... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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88 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Had a nice lunch here on a day trip from Lake Como. A bit hard to find but worth it for the cozy cellar atmosphere, attentive service and good food. We both enjoyed our meal, I thought that the mushroom risotto was particularly good, creamy and delicious. Portions were generous and the prices fair.

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Kiriat Motzkin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were a couple, sited next to a table with two parties. No much privacy in such a situation. The service was slow. one dish, the risotto, didn't arrive withe the main course and we had to mention it to the waiter. which forgot it. The place is crowded and noisy. It is really a tiny basement which doesn't provide... More 

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Long Island, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a thoroughly enjoyable, traditional Ticanese meal of polenta with mushrooms, with a glass of the local Merlot. Everything was just right: the food, the service, the decor and overall atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our party of 4 adults had mixed feelings about our recent dinner at La Tinera. FOOD Risotto was ok - generous portion but not a lot of taste. Fried fish dish was very good - crunchy, light, hint of seasoning. The daily special of mixed boiled meats was bland - and my wife was not sure what she was eating.... More 

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Kentucky
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22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The risotto with porcini mushrooms was spectacular! We enjoyed this Ticino restaurant that is well known to the locals. The service was very good and friendly. Our server encouraged us to try the wine in the traditional ceramic bowls. We were glad that we did! We liked the atmosphere in this cellar restaurant.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The value here was 3 gbp signs - but I found it to be VERY cheap for Switzerland. The food quality was OK - the special (asparagus ravioli) was good - but compared to other meals, it was not fantastic. The house wines were not great. All in all, Lugano has better to offer, but for a cheap meal in... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had the parmesan risotto with veal and asparragus. It was very good! My husband had a great cut of meat cooked perfectly and they also have a great wine selection. Enjoyed the place and athmosphere

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We discovered the restaurant thanks to the reviews on Trip Advisor. My mom and I went there for lunch, it was towards the end of the lunch hour; therefore, the restaurant was not very crowded and must say very peaceful. My mom had an excellent penne with artichoke and shrimp and I had a house wine served in their signature... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900 , Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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