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La Tinera

££ - £££Italian, , European
via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 52 19
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“polenta” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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111 - 120 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 8 October 2013

Food is top-notch. Great atmosphere. Service is solid. This place is the real thing. If you are in Lugano and appreciate a great meal, La Tinera is a must.

Thank SteveFromBaltimore
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Four of us searched for a nice place for lunch during a one day visit to Lake Lugano. I had no internet so couldn't use Trip Advisor. We went to a wonderful food store to buy cheese "stuff". We asked the owner where we could...More

Thank westford
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We found this restaurant by chance, no advertising except a billboard outside. No great welcome but service warmed as the evening continued. It was not full of typical tourists, a great escape in the middle of Lugano. Excellent menu. Reasonable prices.

Thank ann2307
Reviewed 31 July 2013

A few steps from the shops and tucked away in a cellar, this is a great warm winter place and even feels cool in summer. A long established restaurant with a good formula of a constant menu with daily specials advertised in advance for the...More

Thank Biba854
Reviewed 18 July 2013

My husband and I wanted to dine at this restaurant, because it got great reviews by both Rick Steves and Fodor's. The reviews were spot on. Great, simple, home-cooked food at a reasonable price for what you got, and excellent service. A bit difficult to...More

Thank lch8497
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Thankful to find some well cooked local dishes at a moderate price as Switzerland is an expensive destination. Nice "cellar" type atmosphere and lovely food and vegetables. Wine served in pottery cups and smiling service made this a very good dining experience.

Thank Ramona C
Reviewed 22 June 2013

We were warmly welcomed and well-attended to during our meal, despite our lack of functioning Italian. The food is simple, but flavourful, and the portions are decent as well. Though there is no patio to take advantage of the beautiful weather and views in Lugano,...More

1  Thank pleasetravel
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We came across this restaurant one Saturday night. As the weather was so appalling - wind and rain in the middle of May (just like England) - it was nice to descend into a cosy basement. We hadn't booked but the waiter found us a...More

Thank elizashley
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We found this restaurant nearby our hotel at a very small and quiet street that one can easily overlook. We did not reserve a table in advance, but it was just 6.30 pm and they managed to find a table for 2 persons, but right...More

Thank Dmitry N
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Pasta was excellent (asparagus), as was the liver. Friendly staff, and accomodating for children. I liked how it seemed that there were repeat visitors who were clearly eating there daily....

Thank immerunterweg
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Orestia Z
12 January 2017|
Response from marianne a | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can't book online, you have to call them on their number +41 91 923 52 19
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 923 52 19
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