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via Cattedrale 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 05 05
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent quality-price ratio, excellent service, very accommodating servers (I have food allergies), high quality, excellent food. On a quiet narrow street perched on stairs... very romantic. Tutto molto bene!! Would definitely return.

Thank Alexandra O
Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Excellent. The best restaurant in Lugano Nice ambience, very good food and great service! Prices are very reasonable

Thank CorinneGeneva
Francescodonati, Propriétaire at Trani, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great comment! We hope to see you soon at Trani. Best regards Francesco Donati Owner More 

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249 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

A nice stroll through Lugano to get to this gem - a rounded brick ceiling interior made this feel very cozy. Nice interior and friendly staff that helped us through the menu. Lots of choices of meat, fish, pasta, etc. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner and we each enjoyed salads that were fresh and very appealing looking. The meat filet,... More 

Thank Chicagoehc
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Our food, gnocchi and seafood linguine with mixed salads were nicely presented and very delicious. The recommended bottle of wine made for a lovely dinner.

Thank Kathy F
Francescodonati, Propriétaire at Trani, responded to this review

Hello! We are really happy that you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant in Lugano. Thanks for sharing that moment. And we really hope to see you soon again. Francesco Donati More 

Massapequa, New York
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Ordered the meat special - it was well-prepared, large and tastefully presented. The owner is quite proud of his product and desrervedly so.

Thank DAN S
Lugano, Switzerland
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We met there with friends. Some had the salmon tartar, some the beef tartar. Portion sizes are the fair. Taste and presentation wonderful. The service is good and they have a good choice of open wines. Dessert portions were huge. No idea of prices as I was guest Will come back for sure

Thank alix550
Naples, Florida
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to this Restraunt located on top of steps leading down to the water. Seats are actually located on the steps also has inside dining as well. Donati is owner and speaks great English also very welcoming !! The dinner was the best I have had in this area. Short climb from the old city to the railroad station,... More 

1 Thank Inasue
Francescodonati, Propriétaire at Trani, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for sharing your great experience at Trani. It is always a pleasure to realize that we managed to satisfy our customers! I hope to see you soon on the terrace for an Aperitivo or for diner!! Best regards Francesco Donati More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 20, 2016

I loved the place! We were welcomed by the owner Franceso, who suggested we should sit on the beautiful terrace. I had a terrific dinner with friends where we tasted some great wines. The food and service were amazing and the atmosphere really freindly. The place is 3 minutes walk from the town center and lake, so that was great... More 

1 Thank Nicolas Q
Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Went for a romantic weekend to Lugano and ran unexpectedly in one of the many narrow streets of Lugano when a friendly bearded man smiled at us and said loudly "Buongiorno"! Intrigued we went inside to have a look at the place and got astonished by the decor. Food was great so was the selection of wine. I was a... More 

2 Thank ericjanmayer
Mulhouse, France
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The place is really cosy. The wine was good and the food was okay. Just the service was a little bit slow and not friendly. But the rest was nice.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $45
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Cattedrale 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 05 05

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