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Time out

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via Peri 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 921 37 21
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Not that many inexpensive places to eat in Lugano so it's good to know about this place, a good choice for a hearty lunch or a delicious slice of pineapple cake and coffee. The owner is very friendly and our waitress was extremely attentive, making us feel very welcome.

Thank Steerforth
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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372 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

I had coffee here for a couple of times, and it was very good. Served by friendly and smiling staff. It is an obvious choice for a little rest, since it is located in the middle of the shopping area. You can sit inside, outside in the sun or in the shadow, just as you please.

Thank Susanne H
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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782 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Cup of coffee on this small corner cafe in the middle of Lugano. It is in the pedestrian area and when you stroll along the streets in the city center "Time Out" is one of numerous cafe's serving you a decent cup of coffee.

Thank Lynge T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

The menu isn't so wide, but everything is really good. The best dishes are the beef tartare and burger with fries . Fast, efficient and friendly service. Perferct for an healthy, tasty and quick lunch.

1 Thank Rudy1975
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

my wife and I we enjoyed a nice lunch with very friendly athmosphere. Our friend also was very happy with gnocchi dish. I suggest this restaurant to all ! Just try !!! Giovanni

1 Thank pi5ra
Quesnel, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Take time out to enjoy Timeout cafe in downtown Lugano near the Manor department store. Gnocchi that's as soft as butter, great steak tartar, and a burger to die for. We went back several times we enjoyed the clean well-lighted place so much. Fast, friendly service, too.

2 Thank Fritzy709
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I went there to have a quick meal with some friends, and we asked for 2 hamburgers XXL and one normal without bread and country potatoes. Guess what, after 40 minutes, we’ve got 3 regular hamburgers all wrong done. No apologizes from the staff, at the end they took back one hamburger and came back after 20 more minutes!!! The... More 

Thank Star3779
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Friendly environment, excellent service and menu with something for everyone. If you want to experience the Swiss Italian city atmosphere and have lunch or drink amongst the eclectic mix of locals, it's the right place then. You can have the usual local foods or a great big American, or rather Canadian, burger! Also, if you are Canadian and love hockey,... More 

1 Thank OkanaganSunny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Peri 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 921 37 21

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