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viale Castagnola 16, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 971 55 51
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Cremona, Italy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

I have spent many evening with friends in this amazing place in front of the Lake. 1 - The service is more than excellent, all the personnel is very nice and friendly and you can see that they put effort in trying to make you feel good, which is something that is not common in the Restaurant/pubs/shops in Lugano; 2... More 

Thank Micòl C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

About as good as it gets for food with view. Salad and pizza two days in a row. What can I say? Lol. Come at noon. By 1 pm they r packed. If u order two courses, they will not put order in for second course until u r finished first. I liked that. If u want differently, I suggest... More 

Thank lorettaph
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Nice spot in Lugano to relax with friends and enjoy a pre- dinner aperitivo. the Food is okay and the best part is the lake that contributes to give the location a nice value.

Thank leliC14
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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244 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Unbeatable spot in Lugano. Close to the water, amazing view; excellent for breakfast and cocktail time!

Thank Stefano E
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Eccellente location on the shore of Lake Lugano. But if you didn't book in advance you might get only a table inside. We ordered some pasta but was rather uncooked (the waiter pretended it was "al dente" but in reality it must have been cooked for just a few minutes. After complaining it has probably been microwaved but the hardness... More 

Thank Ma Z
Malmo, Sweden
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at the restaurant and we loved it! The best pizza/pinsa we ever had! Go there! Nice view over the see and nice service!

Porto Ronco, Switzerland
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295 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

My mum and I stopped here for drinks. Lovely atmosphere, great staff, our waiter Fedele, was just great, friendly, very kind to my mum and had a great sense of humor, I must go back to eat their pizza, all dishes looked delicious, shame that we had already eaten lunch.

Thank Patriciazu
Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a restaurant where the locals have a drink or a pinsa (a smaller pizza with a large crust). We liked the pinsas, and the lake view is fantastic. Service was surprisingly fast given that the restaurant was rather crowded all three times we visited it.

Thank Gunnar314
Honolulu, Hawaii
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134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

This trendy restaurant is well situated on the lake. Great views. The food is Italian -- pizzas and pastas especially. But by the time you get to see anything at your table, you have forgotten what you ordered. After being seated, it took 15 minutes to get a menu. 30 minutes more before bread and drinks arrived. Another 30 minutes... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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364 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

We ate pinsa here today. Basically a smaller pizza but it's very filling and easy on the wallet. Given the amazing setting I would suggest for the one that want to be on the lake and do not spend a future. Staff was very friendly. Will be back.

Thank Za036

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?