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Ristorante Federale

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piazza della Riforma 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 91 75
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Needed somewhere to eat one evening and stopped by here on the offchance. The food was great but be prepared for large portions!! They do box any leftovers for you if needs be. Food was great and even though I was eating alone, the waiters were helpful and quite chatty too. Very friendly and didn't make me feel awkward eating... More 

Thank Chris B
Melbourne, Australia
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We like trying different places & on this day for lunch we went to Ristorante Federale to share another Hawaiin Pizza & we were in no way disappointed. Again brilliant & quick service & always with a smile. We loved it & will return again on a future visit to this amazing place called Lugano,that is so often overlooked as... More 

Thank Carringtonfs
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We travelled by train for 5 1/2 hours to be in Lugano for a half a day, and in particular, to revisit the Federale Restaurant, as we had a very good experience there in February of this year. So we came back, and we were not disappointed. Although extremely busy, both inside and outside, due to the warm and sunny... More 

Thank Hugo W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Perfectly located in the center of Lugano. Service is efficient and pleasant. Classical cuisine, perfect for relaxed lunch. Prices a bit high.

Thank Iceamos68
Bangkok, Thailand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

nor to recommend at all, the food is way over priced and far from being good. pizza has no taste and was served more cold than hot. the risotto was so salty that it was not eatable. service is so so but due to the location they could not care less.

Thank MarcelAndreas
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Food was extremely delicious... Staff were very helpful although the restaurant was full ... Food came fast ... A must dine at if you are in Lugano

Thank Mohammed A
Berneck, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here for a bite to eat on the way back from Monte San Salvatore and it didn't disappoint! We both had a pizza and it was freshly baked. Service is good too!!

Thank MichelleByrne79
Lugano, Switzerland
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196 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

On the main square, a very popular place for tourists. Decent food and the service sometimes is VERY slow.

Thank Paul B
Panama City, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

In the middle of the Plazza, Federale is always full. The menu is well balanced, and the pizza and pasta are hits. But our highlight was the Fondue, which had a great balance and included Parm flavors. Rich and fulfilling, and the pickles and onions included went surprisingly well with the cheese. The only problem was the service. I guess... More 

Thank E_Panama
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

stopped at federale for a refreshing drink. right in the square in front of the sea. other people were eating and food looked so nice. prices are quite right for such a lovely place.

Thank mariella m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, Seafood, Italian, Pizza, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza della Riforma 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 923 91 75

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