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“Atmosphere more than food - except the outstanding Zabaione!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of La Tinera

La Tinera
Ranked #5 of 379 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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169 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Atmosphere more than food - except the outstanding Zabaione!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

I'd go back only for the Zabaione. The food is good, even if not the best in town. The atmosphere tough is good, the place is in the basement of a building so not recommended if you are looking for a nice lake view :)

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“great food but very old style restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

great food but very old style restaurant
they need to modernise
Switzerland is expensive but the food was great

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A very enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Not innovative, just plain old fashioned delicious food. We had the best porcini risotto here during our 5 weeks in Italy.
Also on the menu, Zabaglione, which we have not seen for quite a few years.
At first, we were afraid that La Tinera was going to be a tourist trap, but it turned out to have a nice mix of clientele both local and international. A good time was had by all.

Visited September 2012
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New Zealand
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Second time around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Love this place! Our second visit to Lugano and second visit here, downstairs in an old cellar, serving rustic food from the region. Very happy with La Tinera, I even recognised most of the staff from our previous visit, four years prior!

Visited July 2012
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Winter Haven, Florida
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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“OMG! Best Osso Buco I've ever had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

This restaurant is a little off the street. You need to seek it out. You will not be disappointed. Reservations are suggested. Plan on enjoying a very nice Italian dinner and sit back and relax. Everything is prepared fresh and the food is delicious. I go here every time I am in Lugano, I wouldn't miss and neither should you. Believe me you will return.

  • Visited October 2011
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