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“So-so food; won't go back” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Da Ernesto

Da Ernesto
Ranked #244 of 390 Restaurants in Lucerne
Price range: $10 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Italianita. La Vita è bella!Wir leben die Herzlichkeit, die Warme und die offene Art des Italieners. We overlook Lucerne`s river Reuss, chapel bridge and Mt. Pilatus!
Brownsville, Vermont
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“So-so food; won't go back”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Da Ernesto is right on the river with outside dining. As it was the first nice day, weather-wise, we had in many days, we sat outdoors. When I saw all the portions of food left on patrons' dishes, I started getting nervous about the quality of the food. My husband ordered spaghetti bolognese and I had cannelloni with spinach and cheese. My husband thought his dish was ok; I didn't like mine. You don't get bread with your meal here. The prices were ridiculous for the quality and amount of food. I had one beer and my husband had a coke. For this meal, we paid the equivalent of $50 US. I cannot comment on the view from the terrace, their desserts (which looked amazing), or anything else about this restaurant. We did go back the next evening only to try their desserts, but it was already closed (9 pm).

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Donna P
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Grabs, Switzerland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We were ready to eat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We picked thisplace because a couple doors down ran out of what wanted and did not have time to wait on us. Here the service was great and they spoke good English. The food was average but we were hungry so anything would have been good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Debbie J
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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70 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Average Restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

We order one Spaghetti and Pizza. We preferred the Spaghetti more. The pizza was not as we expected. We have seated on indoor table since there were many people because of high season at that time. The price was little high.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Walid M
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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Avoid this rip-off!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

First, the good news: In the interest of honesty, I have to say that Da Ernesto has the best tiramisu in the world. In the whole world. For real. (I uploaded a photo.) And the view from their terrace is spectacular.

But now the rest of the story: The pizza is only so-so and the prices are the worst rip-off in Luzern. Dinner for two (two individual pizzas, a bottle of wine, and one tiramisu) came to almost $200 USD, and then the waitress badgered for an additional tip (beyond what was already included in the bill).

The bottom line: Come for dessert and to enjoy the view if you like, but don't even consider eating dinner here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dan G
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Best pizza in the town! Really courteous staff. Very nice seating being next to the lake. Beer is good as well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jack T
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