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Via Cattedrale, 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 05 05
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9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner with friends

A nice and cozy place in Lugano. The food was great and the staff was very friendly. Can recommend the tuna. The price was a little bit expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
NinusNyholm
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A nice and cozy place in Lugano. The food was great and the staff was very friendly. Can recommend the tuna. The price was a little bit expensive.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very nice setting, warm welcome and promising menu ! But... Food is a bit tasteless. The carciofi (artichoke) risotto was overcooked and bland. Even with more salt and pepper. The wine list is nice but overall pricy. It's one of these experiences where you get out with mixed feelings: neither bad nor good. But somewhat disappointing!

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81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Ate here just before Christmas. The restaurant was relatively quiet and service was on the whole good An aperitif of prosecco was served in wine glasses not flutes which was strange - I thought the move away from wide glasses for champagnes etc was to keep the fizz longer. This meant one glass which wasn't drunk immediately lost its fizz... More 

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Floriana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It was my birthday and my husband and I decided to dine at Trani. As a starter we had risotto funghi porcini to share and to follow we shared a bistecca fiorentina. The price they charged us for the main course is out of this world! I will never go back!!

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Vevey, Switzerland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This Italian bistro is at the top of the old town. Either walk up the stairs next to Manor or park at the train station and make your way down. It is a charming two room bistro with some outside seats on the busy stairwell. The ambience is lovely with wine bottles set up like a cellar, soft lighting and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Lugano in the end of September. Even though it's the start of off-season, the tables were full. The restaurant isn't that big so make a reservation for this restaurant if you can! The food and wine was really delicious. The wine list was thick. If you like wine, there is a lot the chose from.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was there with some friends on Jazz night and loved every moment. I really appreciated the owner hiring additional staff for this event as it allowed him to have a little more time to make his rounds. Consequently, we found out that the event was a nice family affair, his cousin was one of the musicians who came from... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had my birthday here last week for the special jazz night, and while the food was quite good and location excellent, it was special or creative enough for the price we paid. Also, the owner seemed absorbed in having a good time himself, and most clients there seemed to be his friends. They only had one dessert available - a... More 

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Southport, England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went to this restaurant a few times. Food was really delicious and the service excellent. Unusual table set up on the steps outside but lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend. Thank you

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Lugano, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Woow, Trani was already amazing last time we were here - now it's even better! The raw materials are so high quality and the dishes are simple and delicious. Very good wine for the money. We will be back soonest.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cattedrale, 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 05 05

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?