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$17 - $45
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really lovely dinner in the centre of Lugano. We booked a week in advance and I'm glad we did, as there were so many people looking for a table. We were able to choose the best 2 person table outside and it...truly is a very nice atmosphere sitting on the steps by low light. The service was very good, we tried our best to speak Italian, but there was an English speaking server who assisted us. I tried their raw prawn and burrata dish and it was just delicious! We really enjoyed the rest of the meal also, all very nice quality. The wine list is vast and has a great choice of local wines. I would very much reccomend this restaurant for a quiet evening dinner with authentic Italian food. Do make sure you book in advance though as there were no spare tables.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed October 28, 2020 via mobile

First of all the staff was rude. They didn’t offer us a seasonal menu with a truffle option. And when we asked to see a wine list we had to wait for quite some time to receive it as they only have a few for...the whole restaurant. However to the nearest table with people who speak Italian they were very polite, explained them all the menu options and served the dishes quicker. As for the food it was very average. We had tartars as starters and tagliatelles with white truffle as a main course. As for us they should have added a sauce to tagliatelles because the taste was dry and was definitely missing something.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

The place is great with bottle of wines all over the place and a terrific wine list. Menu offers a large variety of choices. The octopus was excellent as well as the fish tartare as startups. Desserts were also tasty. Would not hesitate to go...back :)More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 23, 2020 via mobile

The two of us had salad, a pasta (mushrooms and seafood) and ice cream for dessert. It was absolutely delicious! Beautiful ambient and atmosphere. However, there were only two waiters for the entire restaurant and they couldn't keep up with demand, not at all! Such...a pity!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 30, 2020 via mobile

Nice restaurant. The risotto and octopus were very good but the salmon tartar and lamb definitely lack seasoning. Good wine suggestions. The menu is only in italian and waiters speak very little english,german or french so be prepare to use google translate if you don’t...speak italian.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 14, 2020

We fortunately booked in advance. The tables are situated in the undulating steps of the narrow street. On a hot summer evening, packed full with people sitting there and people passing by. The waiter tried hard to help us with the English and the choice...was good. We ordered our food, with an open wine and were surprised at the prompt service. The wine list is honestly a huge bible of wines. For wine lovers an absolute dream. They must have an enormous cellar. The food was delicious, the portions good sized and we really enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

Amazing place. The place is beautiful, in the middle of the stairs with a soft breeze. Personnel was so welcoming and professional. The food incredibly refined and generous. Thank you so much

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020

Went for a lunch this week. They do a business lunch, with a few different choices for each course. Amazing food and great service as well. For chf 29 for 3 courses, this is amazing value for Lugano. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2020
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Osteria Trani, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2020

Good morning, thanks for sharing your point of view on Trani. We are very proud of our Business lunch that offers 3 different choices for each course. Always taking care of the quality! We change it weekly. Hoping to see you soon again! best regards

Reviewed January 8, 2020

Well, you just have to go there because everything is great. The staff is very friendly and professional. The food is simply excellent. It is the genuine taste that I liked so much. And you can without any problem ask for a smaller portion. Just...enjoy you stay in this nice and feel-good restaurant!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Osteria Trani, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Good evening, Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about Osteria Trani in Lugano. We try everyday our best to satisfy request of our customers, Hoping to see you again, Best regards Francesco

Reviewed November 20, 2019 via mobile

Very nice restaurant in the centre of Lugano with good selection of food and wine. Good service, friendly staff and nice athmosphere. Ideal for a romantic dinner.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Osteria Trani, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Good evening, thanks for taking time to share your opinino about Trani. We try to increase everyday our Wine list, which is today composed of more than 1000 different wines from all around the world. We hope to see you soon again in order to...More

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Osteria Trani is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5