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piazza della Riforma 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 74 88
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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“pizza” (22 reviews)
“veal” (3 reviews)
“piazza riforma” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
piazza della Riforma 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Yes we know, gourmets do not go for lunch or dinner to piazza reforma in Lugano because it is too touristy. Nevertheless, this is just to mention that one can eat well around this piazza. We always enjoy the dishes served, those are always of...More

Thank Tom Z
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived and the restaurant was clearly struggling with the number of guests but the manager stepped in and seemed to be keeping everyone happy. I ordered the venison steak (40CHF) medium rare. I've never had dry crispy spaetzle before and the meat was more...More

Thank Ladders_11
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Went there yesterday with a friend visiting. The food here was nice, it's not my favourite choice usually on the square, because at lunch time there's no sun but being all packed we sat there. Actually should think twice and head there more: a good...More

Thank Za036
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

24 euros for spaghetti seemed a little pricy. We asked the server about splitting a meal. He got the manager who said it was fine. But obviously was not fine with the server. He was very rude, even by European standards. Food was OK but...More

Thank dondelw2016
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Lugano did not disappoint with the choice of good restaurants. Olimpia gave friendly helpful service, good food and generous gin and tonics.

Thank JuicyLucyMarkie
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We really enjoyed the atmosphere in this restaurant on Piazza della Riforma. The weather was fantastic and we had several glasses of white wine. I can highly recommend the Italian Sauvignon Blanc. Great service - even during peak hour. Davide was very helpful and kept...More

Thank shiketing
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This nice and cosy restaurant close the Piazza Riforma has good pizza and beer! The prizes is fair. They have a fairly large seating outside with large umbrellas protecting from the hot sun.

Thank Huggypolarbear
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We were there only for coffee and some cold water before noontime. The location obviously was getting ready for lunch mode and the waiter seemed to be unhappy with us only drinking something. He made us feel like better leaving fast. Checking the inside it...More

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We sat out in the square and what a great night, it was warm and plenty of atmosphere. I had the veal with the risotto it was magnificent. David our waiter could not do enough. What a great evening, if I am ever back in...More

Thank mjcopcutt
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Chap was very happy to chat to two business folk who wandered in to get out of the rain and have some hot food. The food was lovely and the beer / wine was good too. Thank you for making us feel welcome on such...More

Thank CornishJanner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza della Riforma 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 74 88
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