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Via Capelli 2 | Viganello, Lugano 6962, Switzerland
+41 (0)91 971 24 36
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian food in Lugano

This restaurant is a good solution for both business or personal dining in Lugano. Particularly good option if you invite international guests who love Italian food and atmosphere (be prepared to be sorrounded by little loud Napoletanean music, always on). In summer is nice to seat outside (close... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Andre M
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Los Angeles, California
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svizzera
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there with wife and friends last week. Starter advised by the waiter (mix seafood little tastings) was nice and nice was the mix seafood pasta. Very poorly prepared on the contrary the spaghetti with clams. Definitely overcooked, dry (and with few clams). I wonder how that plate got the OK from the cook to be served. Pity because... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This restaurant is a good solution for both business or personal dining in Lugano. Particularly good option if you invite international guests who love Italian food and atmosphere (be prepared to be sorrounded by little loud Napoletanean music, always on). In summer is nice to seat outside (close to the river). Little pricey, even considering the pretty expensive Lugano standards.... More 

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Thank Andre M
Melbourne, Australia
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Interesting restaurant serving Neapolitan seafood and pizza. The grilled seafood was good, as was the linguine scampi. Not the most elegant restaurant in Lugano, but certainly worth a visit for an easy dinner with good food, southern Italian wines and good service.

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Thank FunTimes030
Lugano, Switzerland
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank aurelio2010
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

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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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Colin H
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7 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank meeleman
Montreux, Switzerland
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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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Thank LEONIDAS L
Lugano, Switzerland
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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Thank Sonia1979
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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186 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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, Mediterranean, Pizza, Soups

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