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Riva Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
+41 91 922 01 03
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Lugano, Switzerland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small restaurant which is generally quite busy I guess due position with lake views. Somewhat pretentious presentation and prices that don't match average quality. 30chf for burger is way overpriced considering the quality,avoid. A creme brûléed fois gras ,why? It adds nothing and actually ruins taste I took the brûlée off and again very expensive, Michelin starred restaurants elsewhere are... More 

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Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there as recommended by the hotel ambassador. Due to the humble exterior we might have failed to recognize it otherwise, but once inside, it was clear that this is one of the best restaurants that Lugano has to offer. The service was very attentive (and I'm talking less than a minute between finishing a course and the waiter... More 

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85 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, great staff and service and also great selection of wine and cocktails! Ordered the ravioli with pesto and a brownie for dessert...loved everything! Need to make reservations in advance..

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Beckenried
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're world travelers: always searching for the best places. This experience was breathtaking and so unexpected in this place..: freshest and best quality ingredients with an awesome taste. Thinking about tasty, pastas, meat, fish,veggies, fresh daily choices of the menu and desserts....Here is someone with heart and soul for her guests. It doesn't matter what you order it won't be... More 

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Athens, Greece
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

La cucina di Alice is a cosi mediterranean restaurant on the board of the lake so if the weather is good sit outside and enjoy the view. Otherwise sit inside and enjoy the really good food. The menu is casual with spaghetti and risotto dishes and even a burger but you will also find more sophisticated suggestions and always ask... More 

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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Truly amazing food, they know how to cook and serve ! All the things we tried starting from the salad and the first dishes were tastyyy !! One of the best places i have eaten. Super recommended !

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new york
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was in Lugano with my daughter for 3 days. Usually we love to explore different restaurants/cuisines. However after the first night eating here, we returned for two more nights! The food is created with all fresh, local ingredients, cooked to perfection, with a great selection of meats, fish, and vegetables. The recipes are highly creative, innovative, and take advantage... More 

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Thank Steven E
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I came here when I was visiting and my friends said it's one of the best around the area. The atmosphere is very pleasant, clean and crisp interior. Service was amazing. They have lots of daily specials and I would definitely recommend trying those out as they are fresh that day. The most memorable dish was a tagliolini with truffle.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The food is very good and tasty, you feel there's something special about it. We had Ceasar salad, burrata cheese ( which is a must, and can be shared by 3 people). For the main course we had Shrimp Risotto, pasta with chestnuts and salmon fish; everything was really good. Leave some space for their yummy Tiramisu, which is also... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Having read the good reviews I picked this restaurant for a business lunch and I am glad that I chose this one because it is really very good. The menu offers already a considerable selection of mouthwatering dishes and then the chef comes along and tells you about all the dishes that are not listed on the menu and makes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 01 03

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?