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“Good value for money menu” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Pizzeria Lugano

Restaurante Pizzeria Lugano
Ranked #308 of 423 Restaurants in Denia
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 9 66 423 610
England
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96 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good value for money menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

The daily menu at this restaurant offers a good choice of starter, main course and suite plus wine for approx 11 euros. My wife and I have eaten there several times and consider it excellent value for money

Visited April 2013
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Gandia, Spain
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Went for meal of the day - went back day after!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

My recent trip to Denia was initially bound for disappointment when I discovered my favourite restaurant was closed for the winter. So it was with low expectations I trudged round the port looking for an alternative.

Imagine my surprise when I found not only a restaurant of equal quality and price, but such impressive service I went two nights running.

Lugano is a traditional Spanish restaurant, specialising in Italian themed cuisine. I ordered on both occasions from the "menu del dia" but was still presented with an impressive range of starters, mains and desserts. A drink, bread, tapas and complimentary shot of nistella, are included in the price (at the time I went was approximately 12€).

The service was excellent, I didn't have to wait to be seated, served, my empty plates removed or the bill, something I cannot say for other restaurants in Denia or Spain in general where a lengthy wait is normal.

The menu was beyond my expectations, and the presence of fresh fruit and vegetables was a pleasant (and much needed) surprise. Everything was cooked to perfection, not a single hint of a microwave anywhere.

Overall, this was the highlight of my evening out, and definitely a new regular haunt for my next visit.

  • Visited December 2012
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england
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good value set menu, good pizzas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

We visit this restaurant regularly. The food is good value for money, nice tables, pretty good house wine. In season it has a protected outside area and is very suitable for families. Inside is beautifully decorated with authentic Spanish tiling. The location, near the newly renovated port area is attractive, but as with many Spanish eating places, is close to the road.

Don't be misled by its name - although it supplies a very wide variety of pizzas, it also has an excellent selection of Spanish and international dishes.

The set menu (menu del dia) gives a good choice of dishes and includes house wine, all for a very reasonable price. The pizzas are freshly cooked in a traditional wood oven and are very good. (The pizza cook deserves a medal, working next to the wood fire in more than 40 degrees outside temperature)

However, the service leaves something to be desired. It's not inefficient, but the staff are not welcoming, can be reluctant to supply the menu de dia, offering only the a la carte, but will do so if asked. There is little smiling and one feels that the staff would prefer to be somewhere else. This does detract from the overall experience and goes against the usual friendly welcome encountered in Spanish restaurants.

If they could make more effort I would certainly give them 5 out of 5.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Moraira, Spain
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381 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Excellent set menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

Four of us went here and we all ate off the set menu that was a bargain for the quality you got and the presentation. Eaten in other better ranked restaurants in this area on tripadvisor but this one knocked spots off them

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Standard Italian Restaurant for Tourists”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

The quality of the food here is quite average. The standard fare you would expect from a restaurant that caters for tourists only. You will never see a local eating at this place.
Lugano is a very busy place, it is more like a factory. Staff are not very friendly here so they just want you to eat and go.

Visited January 2012
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