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“Why do they changed?”
Review of La Perla - CLOSED

La Perla
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Italian, French, Swiss, Central European
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Ticino
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Why do they changed?”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

I considered the "La Perla del Lago Restaurant" my favorite restaurant in Lugano till some time ago. Unfortunately I must change my mind.
I had dinner with a customer of mine a few days ago.
We had a three course meal.
The quality was just good. This is OK when you do not have expectation. But when you used to have your best dinners here, it is a tragedy.
It is a real pity. The service was normal, just 3 waiters for a quite busy evening. We had to pour the wine and the water ourselves.
The meat and the fish were served without fantasy and attention to the details. The side dishes were the worst.
I do hope they will recover, because the place is incredible and Lugano deserve to have a better Restaurant in this position.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank SailorTicino
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Brè sopra Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“These boys know how to cook!”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

The Meet is awesome (just a suggestion, get the filet mignon with the goose liver and the truffle souse for the main course) I went there 2 times in 10 days.

This is a great place for a romantic evening and for a family night out. It also has a very good choice of wines!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Michael F
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Monday night in downtown Lugano, in a restaurant on top of the Casino with extensive views of the lakes and mountains - add to that exceptional food a very good, but Inobtrusive service and you have the makings of a perfect evening. Even the lightening strikes over the mountains added to the atmosphere.

We dined here with our 11 year old daughter and nothing was too much trouble. She ate off both menus! The food was excellent and the choice between local and Italian wines was very good. We chose a Ticiniese wine which was local and excellent. We also had cocktails downstairs which was lovely and fun and the waiting staff offered our daughter a fruit cocktail with all the extras!

Overall great food, great service, great views and pricewise on a par with many of the good restaurants in Lugano. Would definitely come back here again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank sassyb672
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

On a warm middommer night we had a dinner here at th balcony. In front of us the Lugano Longlake Festival started with live music. The dinner was of a high standard, super quality ingriedients. Good wine list.
A perfect dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Kilidoc
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Lugano, Switzerland
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178 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fantastic view of the lake”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This restaurant is at the top level, over the Casino of Lugano. You overlook the lake and across the lake to Campione d'Italia. It is high-end, both the food and service. Wonderful place to relax and have a leisurely meal. Everything our group tried was very good, ranging from grilled octopus to steak to various pastas.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Mehdi J
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