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“Excellent value very good food.”
Review of Ristorante Manora

Ristorante Manora
Ranked #17 of 400 Restaurants in Lugano
Price range: $10 - $15
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Reviewed June 4, 2013

To call this a buffet or cafeteria is to do this place a disservice. This is more like take away section of whole foods or the fresh market. Wide selection of food from salads to hot meat dishes. Good beer and wine. Very convenient location. Could come here every day and not get tired of the food.

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Thank LenPoirier
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is a self-service buffet-like layout where you pay by the plate or entree. It's confusing, so watch what other people are doing. The help will try to help, but English is not their strong suit. I had a Thai curry dish that was very good while my wife had some made-to-order pasta dish that was also very good. Drinks are ala carte, pay for your meal at a cafeteria-style cashier station. There's plent of seating and some outdoor seating as well. It's still not cheap. Our meal was 37 francs, similar to the pizzeria we went to the previous night. With a little local knowledge, I think one could eat more frugally than we did and still have a good meal.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This 'all fresh' buffet style restaurant seems similar to 'La Place' in Holland. Loads of fresh products and pastas and pizzas, meats and fish are made to your liking while you wait. Great salads can be made at the salad bar and there is a wide choice of fresh juices, ice teas and cakes. Compared to overrated and overpriced restaurants this is a breeze. Open from 7:30 to 10:00 you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner here. If you want a good and quick (but not fine dining) tasty meal I would def recommend this one. A freshly made pasta dish will set you back 11Fr compared to the average of 35Fr at most restaurants. Good value for any traveller and the place is packed at lunch time.

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Thank Sylvanmarcel
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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Our tour guide suggested checking out this buffet for lunch. It was very overwhelming because it was packed and everyone seemed to know what they were doing except us poor tourists. We loaded our trays with fresh fruits and delicious veggies only to pay the equivalent of $60 American dollars at the end. Switzerland is just expensive anyway, and this place was no exception. Free WiFi and pretty atmosphere, good location.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

There are many things to chose from but the freshly baked pizza is my favorite. A Margherita is chf 11.50 and a pizza with ingredients of your choice is chf 13.50. You fill all the ingredients in a small bowl and hand it over to the pizzaiolo. Excellent value for good food.

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1  Thank kybtur
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