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Trattoria Anema e Core

) #59 of 340 Restaurants in Lugano ££ - £££ Italian, Pizza, Seafood
via Pietro Capelli 2 | Viganello, Lugano 6962, Switzerland
+41 91 971 24 36
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
via Pietro Capelli 2 | Viganello, Lugano 6962, Switzerland
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My client suggested this place for lunch as we were near by. It is small and unassuming but do not be fooled. We entered to smiling and friendly staff and were seated immediately even though we did not have reservations. We started with the bowl...More

1  Thank Priceofruby
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place, and attentive service. However very expensive for what they offer. Pizzas are only ok ie really nothing special. Pasta is ok but nothing special. Table wines are ridiculously expensive (a supermarket quality falenghina is sold CHF 45!!!). Hence ok place but way to...More

Thank Stefano E
Reviewed 7 January 2017

It's in Lugano but once you go inside you are in Naples. Very good pizza, ottima pasta and sopratutto very good specialtées both with fish and meat (try the polpettini). The service is very friendly and cordial as it should be, don't forget you are...More

Thank PanayisT
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is a Neapolitan restaurant specializing in Seafood. My wife had excellent mussels. Generous portion. I had a pasta/potato/squid dish which was delicious. Had a babu au rhum desert. The menu card is different to the usual restaurants in Lugano. I saw pizzas being served,...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I stayed there with wife and friends last week. Starter advised by the waiter (mix seafood little tastings) was nice and nice was the mix seafood pasta. Very poorly prepared on the contrary the spaghetti with clams. Definitely overcooked, dry (and with few clams). I...More

Thank mbors
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This restaurant is a good solution for both business or personal dining in Lugano. Particularly good option if you invite international guests who love Italian food and atmosphere (be prepared to be sorrounded by little loud Napoletanean music, always on). In summer is nice to...More

Thank Andre M
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Interesting restaurant serving Neapolitan seafood and pizza. The grilled seafood was good, as was the linguine scampi. Not the most elegant restaurant in Lugano, but certainly worth a visit for an easy dinner with good food, southern Italian wines and good service.

Thank FunTimes030
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Excellent pasta with sea food, with actual taste as in fresh from the market. I thought only in Italy you could get this quality of food, so I was astonished to get it in Lugano. Excellent service, price ok, atmosphere great. Not a lot of...More

Thank aurelio2010
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

I'm born and lived in Lugano all my life untill a few years ago. Coming back now Anema e Core is one of my favorite places where I go eat. I have invited friends and family many times and it has always been an awesome...More

1  Thank Omark2000
Reviewed 22 September 2014

After being stuck in a traffic jam we arrived for lunch nearer two than one. Our reception from the waiter was surly right from the beginning. He was very reluctant to give uis the full menu making it clear that like it or not we...More

Thank Colin H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Pietro Capelli 2 | Viganello, Lugano 6962, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 24 36
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