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“everything was okay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant Olivo

Restaurant Olivo
Ranked #12 of 395 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$121
Cuisines: Swiss, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Lucerne, Switzerland
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“everything was okay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

the quiet athmosphere gives the possibility to have conversation with the people on the same table and not to be disturbed by loud music. If you like some nice entertainement with fine music you can change to the Piano Bar

Visited March 2014
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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“Beautiful atmosphere und delicious food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

I always look forward to going to Olivo because I know the food is top quality. The atmosphere is charming and warm, the service is always friendly and they make sure that quests are well taken care of. Whether it be a quiet dinner for two, a group of friends or a business dinner, Olivo is the perfect choice.

  • Visited January 2014
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Derbyshire, England
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice food and lovely view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

Food was nice, nice restaurant comfortable tables and chairs. Service was good and the food choice and quality was excellent. Really enjoyed it.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank jane3nc
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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“cold atmosphere, poor service, ok food.”
2 of 5 bubbles 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,

  • Visited March 2011
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Switzerland
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210 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Good dinner, luxury feeling just under star level”
4 of 5 bubbles 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).

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank ski-fanatic-73
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