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“Traditional and delish”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Tinera

La Tinera
Ranked #5 of 380 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Traditional and delish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Had the parmesan risotto with veal and asparragus. It was very good! My husband had a great cut of meat cooked perfectly and they also have a great wine selection. Enjoyed the place and athmosphere

Thank Huguettefran
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Delicious dish, Polite staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

We discovered the restaurant thanks to the reviews on Trip Advisor.
My mom and I went there for lunch, it was towards the end of the lunch hour; therefore, the restaurant was not very crowded and must say very peaceful.
My mom had an excellent penne with artichoke and shrimp and I had a house wine served in their signature ceramic cup (really good) and again very delicious penne alla arrabiata.
I must say it was one of the most delicious meals that we had throughout our 10-day trip to Italy and Switzerland.
When we were leaving the restaurant, staff politely greeted us standing up.
It was an excellent choice.

Visited December 2013
Thank AyseA
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Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Real Grotto in Gorini, Lugano”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

.. Real Grotto is here, Gorini ..

If you are the one who are looking for your meal in Swiss-Italian restaurant in Lugano, I would give some advice to you.
Tinera restaurant is one of few original grotto Italian cuisine restaurants which admires your visit to Tessin.

In this restaurant could maximize their capacity to over than 50 seats. The choices of homemade foods and region beverages are enrichment of Italian taste upon reasonable and afforadable price.The ambiance is unique combination between Swiss Chalet and Italian cave.

There are only few people know this area due to its location is the underground restaurant. However, the ambiance and great welcoming from the staff make the place becomes warm and create nice atmosphere while your tasting dishes and dishes.

I and my colleague would like to suggest this restaurant as one of our unforgettable GROTTO in Lugano. Please go there and discover the feeling of Italian Grotto.

* This restaurant has included IVO and service charge. So, to give extra tips would be pending on your favor.

Open hours:
Lunch ..... 11.30 - 15.00
Dinner .... 17.30 - 23.00
(Kitchen closes at 22.30)

Via dei Gorini 2, CH - 6900
* Once you in front of a parking of .. Marc .., you keep walking until you arrive to big square. Then, Straigh forwards to Gorini Street (Via dei). Look on the blue plate No. 2

  • Visited January 2014
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Ankara, Turkey
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

We had been to this restaurant for lunch 2 times in 4 days:))

Its a nice wine cellar type downstairs restaurant and really great...

They have a set lunch different every day but menu is also great...

Can't say its cheap but nothing is cheap in Lugano!

So go for lunch....

Really good...

But hard to find a table...

Thank g b
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Lugano, Switzerland
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“One of my best..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Lovely atmosphere and very little tourist. We go there very often and the quality of the "piatto del giorno" never disappoints you

Visited December 2013
Thank Benguela161
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