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via Cattedrale 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 05 05
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Lugano, Switzerland
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank ericjanmayer
Mulhouse, France
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We were invited inside by the nice exterior and interior of the restaurant, followed by signs on the door of the tripadvisor rating!! To be honest we felt cheated by this..... We were 6 girls away for the weekend, our drinks order was not taken and we had to remind them and afterwards there was no offer of more drinks....... More 

Thank oldroydRG
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The place is nice, food is ok, but the service is very poor. To 4 out of 6 persons the drink was forgoten until 30 minutes later we claim that we were still waiting. After the main course we wait more than 45 minutes but they never came to ask if we would like coffees or dessert. We decided to... More 

Thank Sofia A
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner on our first night in Lugano. A good restaurant with an excellent wine list. Food was good (we both had the duck) & well presented. Service could have been a little better but all up a very nice evening!

Thank Harry M
Zurich, Switzerland
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152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have not been to Trani for a while. It still looks the same (a little bit like a french wine bar) but the management has changed. We arrived at a saturday for Lunch. The menu for lunch is now shorter, with a business menu, the tartare selection (veg, salmon, tuna, seabass or beef), some seasonal and some pasta. I... More 

Thank Susy-1974
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171 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We had dinner in Trani based on the rave reviews it got in tripadvisor. Not all dishes were great but they were above average. The good ones were - capers di buffala, the lasagne and the fish and less recommended are the veal and the steak. Deserts are also not that great.

Thank icorem

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $45
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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?