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Ristorante Manora

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piazza Alighieri Dante 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a self service restaurant with a vast choice of things to eat. You just take a tray and wander round and select what you want from a variety of stations then pay the cashier at the desk. You can then eat at that level or go upstairs and look out over the town.

Thank Paul H
Hartford, Connecticut
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in at Manora two weeks ago and were both disappointed with not only the quality of the food but also the rude cashier. Perhaps she was just having a bad day but her problem should not become the rest of the customers problem.The self serve layout was a bit confusing so much so that my... More 

Thank texpilot1
Lugano, Switzerland
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

A restaurant that is extremely popular with the locals! Open all the time, also in the evening. Enormous selection of foods, very good quality and very good prices. Take it from a local, this is the perfect place if you want to eat well, quick and not spend too much!

Thank ABC D
Lugano, Switzerland
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161 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Located in a department store with a huge great self-service format, this place is popular with everyone!

Thank Paul B
Zurich, Switzerland
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217 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This is a high-end self service restaurant, boasting an above average selection of food. Most food is prepared while you wait. Can be very busy and noisy during popular meal times. This type of restaurant is available in several Swiss cities.

Thank Flowwolf
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

For Switzerland, this restaurant is very well priced. There is a pasta bar (cooked to order), pizza and Italian foods bar, salad bar, cooked vegetables and meat bar, and an impressive desert bar. It was very busy and chaotic when we were there for lunch. There was plenty of seating, decent restrooms, and efficient employees.

1 Thank MaryBeth D
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Ristorante Manora is associated with the Manor department store. But don't expect typical store cafe fare. At Manora you choose the items you want, cafeteria style, but everything is fresh, delicious, and expertly prepared. As vegetarians we found many choices and all at reasonable (for Switzerland) prices.

1 Thank KayZee1313
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

this restaurant has vast choices of food and open 7 days a week from 10 am to 10pm, they also have delicious italian food cook in front of you while you wait. they have Pizza station where you can choose your pizza ingredients meat and vegetables, practically you make your own pizza.

1 Thank Atil R
Lugano, Switzerland
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

You would expect from a self-service restaurant that the prices would be significantly lower then a sit-down restaurant where you must pay for service. No at Manora. Yes, the food is nice, the buffets have freshly made dishes and you feel you are spoiled for choice. But when you get to the till you realized you might have gone to... More 

1 Thank Roberto A
Lugano, Switzerland
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

As expected in switzerland, there just isn't a poor quality option. Manora is great for quick informal eating alone or with family or friends. The choice is good including fish, meat, pasta and pizza cooked while you wait. All with quality and fresh ingredients. Salads good. Beer on tap. Courteous service. Outdoor seating available. Price is very reasonable indeed. Open... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza Alighieri Dante 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: 091/9127682

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?