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Neapolis - La Taverna di Lucullo

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Via Riviera 1 | Aperto i festivi, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 971 23 45
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Excellent pizza, maybe the best in Lugano. Lots of Neapolitan specialties. The place is informal and great location. In nice weather, you sit outside and have a limited view of the lake since the restaurant is across the street. But it is a very pleasant place to sit on warm days.

Thank Mehdi J
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I'm afraid there's not much to recommend this place (other than the location). We visited on an evening in July having been encouraged by some of the reviews. Having experienced the reality I have to say I question the validity of some of the reviews. "Best Pizza ever!" - only if you have never had a pizza in your life!... More 

Thank Markymark20
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We came here after a weekend in Milan. The pizzas are nice but nothing special. We paid 90CHF for 2 pizzas, 1 dessert and 1 bottle of wine. The wine list is particularly bad unfortunately: only 5 reds, all very young and priced at 35-65 CHF. One in particular was priced at 38CHF which you can pick up at Carrefour... More 

Thank SFromZurich
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Genuine Italian restaurant with live music, friendly staff and the best pizza you will ever taste-a must go for those who seeking a true taste of italy!

Thank Kerstin W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Come here only when you are in Lugano. Try the fired Pizza, you are going to love it. You have to book a table before coming.

1 Thank Bader223223
Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I ate 3 times Here. In 2 cases the pizza wasn't cooked enough and during the night it looked a bit heavy. Prices are at Swiss levels where I think is not fair considering that pizza is one of the cheapest meal in the world. Try the pastiera cake 'homemade' but expensive. To be improved

1 Thank Soldiergump
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The pizza here is really neapolitan and is really good: soft, crispy pasta and all fresh top quality ingredients. I am very picky with pizza and mozzarella on it and here they use the real fresh mozzarella and not that dubitous "semi-fresh" and "semi-hard" already grated cheese. I certainly reccomend this place for a pizza and neapilitan fried specialities. The... More 

Thank Olga P
Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a lovely place at the margins of the centre of Lugano. In summer, from the terrace you have a great view of the lake. We get a pizza and fried fishes. The pizza is different from that you usually get at a restaurant in Ticino: in this restaurant you get a Neapolitan pizza. The tomato... More 

1 Thank F_Andy_87
Livermore, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Loved the pizza at Neapolis ... closest I've had to Roma pizza in a long time. Good vibe with a view of the lake outside. Everyone seemed quite happy with their food in the entire restaurant. Their white pizzas looked great as did the other items coming out of the kitchen! Highly recommended!

2 Thank C K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

While staying at the Villa Castalugano, we wanted to have pizza and a movie night with the kids and this place is a block away. Amazing wood fire pizza, great service and friendly staff. I would make a return for a sit down meal to take advantage of the views.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $51
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Riviera 1 | Aperto i festivi, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 23 45
SiAmoNapoli is the project consortium of businessmen who, beyond the Italian borders, want to spread the genuine and ancient art food, tourism and culture of the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, respecting and rehabilitating as depleted, and boasted over the years in the name of progress and consumerism thirsty and absolute. Here, then, the reasons which prompted the birth of the brands: SiAmoNapoli - the heart of South ™ and Neapolis - the Taverne Lucullus ™ With these brands, registered, identify various production companies, of pure craftsmanship, created and produced in the current geo / political ranging from Abruzzo to Sicily, once called the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and Campania Felix in particular. The first distinguishes the products that we import, distribute and guarantee and identifies our local dedicated to STREET FOOD The second distinguishes our local pizzeria dedicated to catering and TSG (Traditional Speciality Guaranteed). Both signs, therefore, recognize the commercial realities where, as a kind of embassies, you can see, feel, taste and evaluate each product whose creators, owners of companies associated craft, requiring it spread across the border. That's who we are, or, humbly, we try to be artists of traditional homemade that when real art and is part of the international communication needs no translators.

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