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“Over rated average restaurant ”
Review of La Cucina di Alice

La Cucina di Alice
Ranked #27 of 415 Restaurants in Lugano
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit to this restaurant can be missed. The food is good quality but nothing exceptional. One can eat here but it’s nothing you have missed out on.

Agree that dinners should be laid back and slow but when dinner is on the table and one needs fresh pepper, someone should be available.
Water is placed on the table but not poured.
Wine is served on the table by the bottle only and not refilled in the glasses.

They seem to be very busy but I have seen more efficient service in busier dining places. One of the servers happily picked up the olive oil and balsamic bottles off our table to serve it to someone else, without asking us if we needed it. Seriously I think that was rude.

Overall overrated restaurant. Easy miss.


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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I had a lovely meal at this restaurant this evening. There was a good view over the lake. The soup of the day (Piselli e patate) was wonderful. The lake perch on its bed of vanilla'ed black rice was very pleasant. A glass of chilled prosecco and my memory of an awful conference lunch was forgotten. Staff and owner very friendly. I would come back again... there was other stuff on the menu that looked enticing

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Thank ianfrimleygreensmith
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. A must visit when in Lugano. You must have the chocolate fondant. The best we have ever had (anywhere in the world)!

Thank foodjunkie102015
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Reception suggested this restaurant, and we're so glad they did as the food is spectacular. Great pasta, wonderful risotto, a truly inventive menu and really nice dinner.

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Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

So happy to have been strolling by this lovely restaurant at lunch hour. Wow! There were four of us and each beautifully presented dish was better than the first. My grain bowl salad was amazing and just perfect. Alice's attention to detail, starting with her flowers and china, is perfect. Thank you for this wonderful, perfect gem of a restaurant. Can't wait to return!

Thank bbhicks
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