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La Lanchetta

viale Castagnola 16, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 971 55 51
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (8 reviews)
“lake view” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
viale Castagnola 16, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

La Lanchetta enjoys a privileged location on the main highway leading out of Lugano to Castagnola, close to the Lido di Lugano and the small port and marina at Cassarate on the north shore of the lake. It combines a number of elements, lounge bar,...More

Thank Cageswood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was nice and easy. The staff is friendly and helpful. For a nice lunch or a drink before or after the dinner a perfect place.

Thank TomG20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

..if you're looking for a nice view, with a nice drink and pizza, cuddled by a professional and always promp staff..well LANCHETTA LUGANO is the right place to be. For the Cocktails Fans: Put yourself in the hands of the Bartender and try the Twist...More

Thank Marco M
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

The food was fantastic and the service perfect ! A lovely smiling girl called Bil give us the best food suggestions ! I definitely recommend the place ! Plus it is very well located !!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant last night because it looked like a nice place on the water. Was just going to get a drink but decided to order a salad. Service was terrible! It was not that busy yet and there were at least three waiters...More

Thank meebee75
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Went to the restaurant at 5.45 and started with a drink, and we wanted to eat early. Were told no food till 6.30 - ok , so we ordered a drink and asked for something to nibble with it. Got a few peanuts and olives....More

1  Thank jobridgman
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Nice n cosy place for snacks n great cocktails! We enjoyed the great weather and drinks by the lake - thanks! Good prices too.

Thank Manuel B
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

A favorite among the locals for an aperitif. I have never eaten here, but each time I went for a drink, the service was always very attentive and cordial. The place is cosy with its sofa and armchairs corners, easy and relaxed on the terrace...More

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed April 30, 2017

La Lanchetta is located on the main road that runs along the lake front in Lugano. Positioned close to the lake which can be seen from both the outside terrace area as well as some of the indoor tables, the restaurant is ideally located for...More

Thank Karen Z
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Nice location in front of the lake Lugano, perfect for an aperitivo at sunset. We ordered 3 spritz and we have been served with some complementary snack like olives, peanuts, tarts and cheese bites. We were a bit hungry so we decided to have also...More

Thank Jessica r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: viale Castagnola 16, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 55 51
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