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“One of the best”

Restaurant Geissmatt
Ranked #19 of 406 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

There is good food and then there is great food. This was great food. The menu is 5 courses and is pre-set. Along with a chef's offering, there is salad, pasta, entree, cheese and dessert. The entree we had was veal with potatoes and arugula. It was the best, most tender veal I think I have ever had, with a sauce that was rich, but not overpowering. Had a very enjoyable 2+ hours. Couple of notes...a cab from the center of town should not cost more than about 12 Swiss francs (we were grossly overcharged on the way there), also be patient with the staff, English is not always their first language and there may be some miscommunication. I was able to speak German to them and it was much easier.

While the name sounds Swiss/German, I believe the cooking is Italian based, with the menu written in a chalk board in Italian. This restaurant has found a delicious and unique niche in a world where people expect really fresh food, wonderfully cooked.

Visited July 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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Paris, France
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“not really welcoming”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

the restaurant is supposed to be open until late. the opening hours on the doors are until 11pm. I arrived there at 9.50 and they refused to sit me. they were neither welcoming nor helpful. the 'late night' mention should be removed.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An Experience”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

The food is delicious, great wine and the staff are excellent. The owner is a real character who will entertain you. Try their local Geissmatt beer if they have it in stock.

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Multistrada1200
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Lucerne, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“very nice - if you know what to expect”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great italian traditional/family food, one menu (possible variations for vegetarian), a lot of food overall. Make sure you're very hungry, flexible (since you can't really chose what you eat) and expect high quality family food, not gourmet food.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank ThomasKBlue
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Israel
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great restaurant and ambience”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at this restaurant in May. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, but we were seated at another table and served an appetizer while we waited for ours. Our servers couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is one of gaiety. They made us feel so welcome. The menu is a fixed menu, and everything was delicious. We highy recommend this restaurant if you are ever in Lucerne.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Rhonab
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