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Via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900 , Switzerland
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Ranked #53 of 259 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Kiriat Motzkin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 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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Canada
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

.. Real Grotto is here, Gorini .. If you are the one who are looking for your meal in Swiss-Italian restaurant in Lugano, I would give some advice to you. Tinera restaurant is one of few original grotto Italian cuisine restaurants which admires your visit to Tessin. In this restaurant could maximize their capacity to over than 50 seats. The... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had been to this restaurant for lunch 2 times in 4 days:)) Its a nice wine cellar type downstairs restaurant and really great... They have a set lunch different every day but menu is also great... Can't say its cheap but nothing is cheap in Lugano! So go for lunch.... Really good... But hard to find a table...

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Lugano, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Lovely atmosphere and very little tourist. We go there very often and the quality of the "piatto del giorno" never disappoints you

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Additional Information about La Tinera

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

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