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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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Porto Ronco, Switzerland
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272 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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 

Thank paul r
Lugano, Switzerland
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315 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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 Sa036
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162 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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170 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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
Celigny, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Today my husband and myself went to this bar to drink something before lunch. They said that only in case we have lunch we could sit. Incredible!

Thank RegazzoniV
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stopped by for a cup of Coffee and got attracted by the cakes as well. They were OK, but nothing great, and expected more.

Thank Yogesh D

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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?