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“cold atmosphere, poor service, ok food.”
Review of Restaurant Olivo

Restaurant Olivo
Ranked #11 of 412 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$123
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: With its impressive views from the large lakeside terrace and its stylish interior Restaurant Olivo is as rewarding as a short break away, whatever the weather. At lunchtime and dinner Chef Hugues Blanchard and his team serve culinary delights inspired by the Mediterranean's light and varied cuisine. The menu features Mediterranean classics with an innovative touch as well as new creations to delight the palate.The wine list is also full of surprises. Besides the finest vintages from the established wine regions around the Mediterranean it also comprises specialities from lesser known regions.
Reviewed 10 May 2011

On a nice weekend trip to Lucerne, we had one night left and went to Olivo for what we thought would be a nice meal and a nice evening.

1 hour to bring appetizers, 4 hours to complete a meal in a cold atmosphere, not one smile from the waitresses, and the feeling that we were annoying everyone when asking if the food would arrive soon.

To be fair, the food tasted good, except one course that had way too much salt in it. And it was nicely presented. But with only 2 glasses of wine, it was not worth 230 CHF for 2 people. There are way better restaurants in Lucerne...like Scala Restaurant in Hotel Art Deco Montana (best hotel by far in Lucerne).

Unfortunately, despite paying over 230 CHF for 2 people,

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Reviewed 15 February 2011

Located in the Luzern Casino, at the lake, it is a beautiful location. In February it is still to cold to sit outside, but in the summer it must be beautiful. The atmosphere is comparable with a 1 star restaurant; but then a bit more relaxed. The service is very nice and properly trained. The food was from great quality and the dishes (on the 5 course menu) were well balanced. You will not find the star restaurant creations, but just a bit simpler. The taste is not less though; I couldn't find 1 remark on the 5 courses!
A remark could be that if you sit inside, you might get the feeling you are sitting in a hall; what you might have when you are in a hotel: it is more a business than a restaurant. Less 'warm', less personality, more efficiency and professional. So it is where you look for. I could imagine that when the restaurant is half empty and you can't sit outside it could be a negative feeling.
The prices are on the on the higher side; even for Swiss standards. The quality is worth it though. (80 - 100 CHF for a 5 course menu).

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Reviewed 15 August 2010

The food is fantastic - the service even better. They have earned each of their points! The views of the lake and mountains are priceless. Do make sure and reserve - the restaurant is not a secret! The price is not unreasonable compared to other restaurants in Luzern. For those wanting to watch their budgets but still have an excellent restaurant experience, try the fixed price lunch time specials during the week.

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Reviewed 30 June 2008

good food - spectacular view

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Reviewed 18 June 2008

Mediterrenean Food, Great Location in the Casino

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