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Via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900 , Switzerland
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
    Very good
  • 37
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
authentic place in old town

We went here for lunch. Nice atmosphere with mostly locals. Service was good. Husband had rabbit special which was quite good. I had a pasta with asparagus and tiny shrimp. It was also quite tasty. The house wine was a bit on the rough side. We also ordered a side salad for 8.50 which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
lovinsc_11
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Beaufort, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Yellow Springs, OH
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

After experiencing intense "sticker shock" our first day out in Switzerland, La Tinera was the antidote! Nearly every menu we looked at was 20 SF for the salad or appetizer, same for a first course and 34 and up for the entree. But in this cozy basement ristorante, the two of us ate for 105.50 SF, including a pleasing bottle... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went here for lunch. Nice atmosphere with mostly locals. Service was good. Husband had rabbit special which was quite good. I had a pasta with asparagus and tiny shrimp. It was also quite tasty. The house wine was a bit on the rough side. We also ordered a side salad for 8.50 which was disappointing for the price as... More 

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Twin Waters
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Loved the authentic feel of this restaurant in an old wine cellar. The menu specialises in dishes from Ticino. The ravioli with asparagus was silky and delicious. The wait staff were welcoming and helpful.

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Paris, France
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214 reviews 214 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Located in a cellar in the pedestrian area of "old" downtown Lugano, it serves typical local food. I was Invited for dinner by an italian friend who lives in Lugano and knows this restaurant well. The restaurant was not busy. We had a good meal- I started with the Pasta of the day- home made ravioli with asparagus which were... More 

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Madrid
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We found this place by chance and we loved it. The place is small and we realized that many visitors had made a previous reservation but we were lucky to have a small table where we enjoyed a great Ticcino meal. Would definitively go back.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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170 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A little hidden away you find this restaurant serving local food. I had a cutlet, wich was okay. Vegetables totaly boiled out, and not tasting fresh. Icecream okay. Service okay. But at the end I would say, that it was a little disapointing and nothing but average.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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263 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Swiss food with some Italian inspiration. Served in a cosy cellar in the restaurant, which is located in the middle of Lugano. We had Costoletta (pork cutlets on the bone) with cooked vegetables on the side - and also a portion of fried potatoes. The vegetables was a "ratatouille" - mainly consisting of peppers (red, green and yellow). We found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?