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Restaurant Portofino - Cucina Italiana

Toepferstrasse 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 26 64
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
24 Dec 2017
“Absolutely Devine ”
10 Nov 2017
“Authentic Italian Cuisine”
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Toepferstrasse 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We went there on a Saturday night just before Christmas, the interior immediately caught our intention-well organized and cosy! The food quality is just superb and service is also attentive, we will certainly come back again.

Thank Arumbero
Portofino_Luzern, Manager at Restaurant Portofino - Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Arumbero, Thank you so much for this kind review. We really appreciate to have you with us. Looking forward to have you back soon. Team Portofino

Reviewed 10 November 2017

My first dining experience at this restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised. Ambiance was great, cuisine authentic Italian and service above all superb.

Thank danielwald71
Portofino_Luzern, Manager at Restaurant Portofino - Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi danielwald71, Thanks for visiting us dear daniel and it was a pleasure having you in our restaurant. So happy that you had a great evening. looking forward to have you back soon. The Portofino Staff

Reviewed 7 November 2017

nice atmosphere, good menu card, great staff with a friendly smile, great wine choice, we had such a lovely evening at the restaurant and best food i had for a long time in a restaurant

Thank domenicbaumli
Portofino_Luzern, Manager at Restaurant Portofino - Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi domenicbaumli Many thanks for this fantastic review. Hope to have you soon back in lucernes new pearl from italy. ;o) Kind regards from the Portofino staff

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this restaurant whilst looking for a place to have dinner. Very friendly and clean. House wine was very good, we had the pasta with prawns, it was amazing, plenty of prawns and a delicious flavour. It's not cheap to eat in Lucerne but...More

Thank Georgia912
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Food was fantastic, I still crave their Octopus carpaccio! The owner, Mercedes, is warm patient and is on the floor taking orders, waiting tables and making sure your dining experience is memorable. There were mostly locals on the evening we went, which I always consider...More

2  Thank DavidAugust
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

While looking around for somewhere to eat - we came across Portofinos and we are so glad that we did! The menu consisted of what perfect Italian should be - simple dishes that were completely fresh and totally full of flavour! Just amazing! The night...More

1  Thank sheridanbradley
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Had dinner there at the weekend and have to say it was excellent. Ranks up there as one of the nicest meals out in a while. The menu is not extensive but has something for everyone. We had soup and salad to start and although...More

1  Thank GBoy912
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a quiet and delicious experience at this restaurant only blocks from Hotel Schweizerhof. The fresh pasta with seafood and grilled fish with vegetables were very well prepared. Our server Ingrid was personable and made the evening delightful. We would definitely return here.

1  Thank johnellett
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

A few weeks back I was walking with some friends through Luzern and we wanted to go for a nice dinner. One of my friends recommended restaurant portofino. It's a Mediterranean restaurant a little bit hidden in the 'Altstadt ' of Luzern. Staff is very...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed 9 April 2014

This is the successor of the old 'Gennaro' run by some seasoned staff from the 'Barbatti'. Reliable cuisine, friendly service. Quick deco-refurb. Off to a successful start. I am sure they will settle in nicely and soon become a good alternative.

6  Thank AlfredoMorate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Toepferstrasse 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 410 26 64
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Es weht ein frischer Wind durch die Gassen Luzerns und haucht dem Restaurant Portofino neues Leben ein. Das junge Team bereitet von der Leichtigkeit der italienischen Mittelmeerküste inspiriert und voller Leidenschaft herzhafte Speisen zu. Bekannte und klassische Gerichte der italienischen Küche werden dabei modern interpretiert. Nur Marktfrisches und Handgemachtes kommt auf den Tisch, erzählt von anregenden Traditionen, genussvollem Neuanfang und wird selbstverständlich in ausgelassener Runde geteilt.
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