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Trattoria Anema e Core

Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Soups
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Via Capelli 2 | Viganello, Lugano 6962, Switzerland
+41 (0)91 971 24 36
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
fine casual fare, friendly and charming service

We were out for a long walk and find ourselves in the middle of nowhere. We called our hotel and asked them to recommend a restaurant where we could have a good meal in a casual environment. They directed us to Anema et Core. What a charming Neapolitan restaurant in an informal garden setting by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2014
LEONIDAS L
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Montreux, Switzerland
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Lugano, Switzerland
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Excellent pasta with sea food, with actual taste as in fresh from the market. I thought only in Italy you could get this quality of food, so I was astonished to get it in Lugano. Excellent service, price ok, atmosphere great. Not a lot of choice but definitely will go back there to try out other dishes. Well worth the... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I'm born and lived in Lugano all my life untill a few years ago. Coming back now Anema e Core is one of my favorite places where I go eat. I have invited friends and family many times and it has always been an awesome experience. The service is good, the food Great and the location cosy (especially in summer...... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After being stuck in a traffic jam we arrived for lunch nearer two than one. Our reception from the waiter was surly right from the beginning. He was very reluctant to give uis the full menu making it clear that like it or not we should have the dish of the day It got worse ...the same waiter could not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

with friends we've been looking for a place where to have a dinner after another restaurant was full. we just entered and were warmly welcomed. if i could i would give one more star to staff. selection simple but ok because of the quality. another big plus was that the beer was not the standard dirty-water-like but a good tasty... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were out for a long walk and find ourselves in the middle of nowhere. We called our hotel and asked them to recommend a restaurant where we could have a good meal in a casual environment. They directed us to Anema et Core. What a charming Neapolitan restaurant in an informal garden setting by the river. Pleasant fare in... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This restaurant is 5 minutes from my apartment and I go there for dinner regularly. I love their cuisine and the pretty space they have outside where you can dine or have lunch in the summer under the trees and next to the Cassarate river, you really feel on holiday. My favourite dishes here are their special pizzas (like the... More 

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Really nice restaurant with good food at affordable prices - especially for Lugano standards... service is nice, dishes are fresh, ingredients too...the choice is ok...wines are ok... all in all a really good spot in Lugano

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have visited this place frequently. The food is consistently good, especially the seafood. Inside seating is rather constrained, not much room. But outside is great, in the garden and by the river. It is usually pleasant for lunch all year or dinner outside of winter time. But beware, if you are in a hurry! Service is consistently slow. Be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Sunny day in Lugano....need a nice lunch in a garden setting......italian food preference , then this is the right choice. Nice shaded garden , good service and attentive staff. If you have lots of time go with a menu item..........if it is a fairly quick lunch then the waiters are happy to suggest from a variety of daily dishes.......which will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

In the warmer season, you can sit in the garden and hear the river run alongside the restaurant. It is a very relaxing atmosphere. I don't enjoy the inside seating as much as it seems cramped to me. The food is usually good, with specials every day. The fish is very good but everything I have had is very good.... More 

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Address: Via Capelli 2 | Viganello, Lugano 6962, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)91 971 24 36
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Soups

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  • Address: Via Capelli 2 | Viganello, Lugano 6962, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 (0)91 971 24 36

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Soups

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