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Haldenstrasse 4 | In the Grand Hotel National, Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 (41) 410 41 50
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Beaver Creek, Colorado
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a fan of this restaurant for twenty years. Mr. Montella runs this small gem located in the corner of the Grand Hotel National with personal service, great food and passion. The restaurant is small and cozy with great views looking over Lake Lucerne. His food is from the north of Italy with some Swiss twists to satisfy... More 

Thank mfnoble
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice but was quite empty at 7pm on Sunday, only a family next to us. Good prices, good food, ok service, but nothing unforgettable except one dish liver appetiser! Generally quite good standard but was bit empty

Thank lena k
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Our hotel concierge suggested this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The service was easily among the best I've seen. We had the calamari and this was nothing like the typical fried calamari. It was not fried and served in a slightly spicy sauce with fresh tomatoes and olives. Delicious. We each had one of the evening specials - I... More 

Thank ML0308
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

My personal go to place when in Luzern. Amazing food including fresh fish and delicious pasta. The friendliest and most attentive service you can immagine. All with a view of Lake Luzern and the Alps.

Thank Susanne T
Miami, Florida
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

had spaghetti mixed with truffle oil and truffle shavings covered in melted pasmesan cheese. We were very happy coupled that night

Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

They had "spaghetti surprise me" and unfortunately it didn't pleasantly surprise me. I did tell the waiter that. Had warm foie gras with couscous which was good. Hubby said the beef fillet was good. I guess I'd say it's all right after a bottle of Chianti.

Thank Bing V
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We ate here 3 nights during our stay. Each time the food and service was impeccable. It is similarly priced to other restaurants in the area (they are all expensive!) The fish dishes are good and change daily and the tiramassu it highly recommended.

Thank Ruth W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We ate twice in this resturaunt during a six night stay in Lucerne. We enjoyed it so much the first time we went back again on our last night. It is situated on the waterfront across from the lake and we were able to eat outside. It is always busy so booking is recommended. It had a good atmosphere.The staff... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I always go to this restaurant when staying in Lucerne ! It is located on the lake promenade, on the ground floor of Hotel national : easy ti find, easy to reach and so much to enjoy ! You are well seated at immaculate linen covered tables, exactly what I love about italian restaurants ! The service is very attentive,... More 

Thank DrH704
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

The food is good but the restaurant is quite expensive and the swiss franc is also killing the customer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, European, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haldenstrasse 4 | In the Grand Hotel National, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 (41) 410 41 50
  • This restaurant is at Grand Hotel National
This restaurant is in the building of the Hotel National in Lucerne.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?