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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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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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
Lugano, Switzerland
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165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This place has gone through some changes of management and food styles. Currently it serves good Italian food. There are specials every day along with a relatively extensive menu. The location on the lake is fantastic with beautiful and tranquil views. When the sun is out, which is often, it cannot be beat. The service is excellent with the usual... More 

Thank Mehdi J
Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Very nice good. Was no problem that we arrived unannounced for diner with our two small dogs

Thank Zuka C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

The lounge bar is below average The drinks are pretty much good as well as the food that they prepare The location is excellent as it is next to the lago Maggiore. I suggest you this place. Prices are standard, in swiss average.

Thank Colin F
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We spent a day in Lugano and loved our dining experience at La Lanchetta! Luckily, we were able to sit on the patio and soak in the sun, while having our lunch. We thought the service was professional and friendly. We loved the many pizza choices and ate so much, we didn't have room for the desserts. However, they looked... More 

Thank Maureen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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?