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Pilatusstrasse 29 | 6002 Lucerne, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
+41 41 226 88 88
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best Italian food you will find in Lucerne, and better than anything in Zurich as well. The quality of the food is only surpassed by the hospitality of the staff...special thanks to Roberto, the manager who takes care of our family like his own. 5 stars! Pizze la Cucina is my personal favorite, will NOT disappoint!

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Thank Mikhel P
astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Mikhel P Thank you very much for your visit at our La Cucina. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at our restaurant - and thank you for taking the time to share your great feedback on TripAdvisor. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

During my recent visit to Lucerne, I went to the restaurant with a group of friends. We were given a table even though we didn't make reservation and the place was packed. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very lively. We ordered a variety of food, however the spaghetti truffle I ordered was very oily. Frankly, I was quite disappointed.... More 

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astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear cittabella We would like to thank you for your visit at our restaurant La Cucina and for your feedback. We are happy that we could convince you with our atmosphere and service. Concerning the spaghetti truffle quality, we thank you for your honest criticism. Please inform in a comparable incident immediately the restaurant manager. In these cases, our employees... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Vibrant atmosphere, feels like a local hotspot for any Italian food lover. All 5 main courses were worth mentioning: saltimbocca, lemon risotto with prawns, braised beef in red wine (x2) and boletus ravioli. But our favorite of all was the truffle pasta, which we had not only as a starter, but as a side dish and a pre-desert because we... More 

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astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear marianne a We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again at the Restaurant La Cucina! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We have just had a wonderful experience at La Cucina, with a special mention to staff member, Luigi. Such a kind man with exceptional service. The food was delicious with perfect portion sizes. A great end to our time in Switzerland!!

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Thank Jaadeemma
astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Jaadeemma We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the supply and quality of Italian food. We will gladly pass the compliments to Luigi. All the best to you and we really hope to welcome you again by your next trip to Switzerland! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant, need to book a table.Very cozy with fast service. Recommend tartar tuna and tiramisu.

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Thank Natalia S
astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear Natalia S We would like to thank you for your visit at our Restaurant La Cucina and for your feedback. We are happy that we could convince you with our service and food quality! We would be pleased if we soon could welcome you back in one of our restaurants in Lucerne! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Stansstad, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We recently enjoyed way too many courses at Restaurant La Cucina in the Astoria. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, but just as noticeable is the fantastic service. From the manager of the hotel who checked on every course, to the man that checked our coat, to the servers all dressed in white - every single person was friendly, helpful, and... More 

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astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear SarahEBI We are pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your time at our restaurant La Cucina and thank you that you are taking the time to give us your great feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that we were able to convince you especially with our services and quality of our food. Once again we thank you for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Italian food is our family staple food so we know when we eat at a good one. La Cucina's combination of food, wine, atmosphere, friendly service staff is spot on! Excellent!

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astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear james t We thank you for your visit at the restaurant La Cucina and your great praise. We are happy that we could convince you with our service and food and are looking forward to welcoming you soon again! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

On our first visit we had pappardelle and seafood risotto, both were great and portions were significant. We returned to it two days later to try out their secondi. The brasato e polenta was very delicious, while the Veal from the set menu was amazing and super tender. Everyone there speaks in Italian, and the waiters all the official local... More 

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astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear jesslf We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track and motivates us to get better and better. Once again, we thank you for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you soon again at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The best entrecôte I've ever had, or at least for a long time, and I'm South African so used to good steaks. The entrecôte was exceptional! No frills and spills, just a great steak, amazingly tender and tasty. Best enjoyed with course sea salt & black pepper and no sauce (as served). Service was fantastic, and paired with a great... More 

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astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear trevortessendorf Thank you for your visit at the restaurant La Cucina and taking the time to give us your great feedback on TripAdvisor. We are happy that we could convince you with our entrecote and service and are looking forward to welcoming you soon again! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I found the interpersonal skills of the maitre'd' to be arrogant (as was the case for many of the European cities I visited) and over played. I ordered a pizza as I wanted a quick meal and it tasted delicious but the interpersonal skills of the waiters left a little to be desired. They were very busy and priced as... More 

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astorialuzern, Quality Management at Restaurant La Cucina, responded to this review

Dear srjonesy1959 We would like to thank you for your visit at our Restaurant La Cucina and for your feedback. As you can read here on TripAdvisor, this is not at all our service standard. We are very sorry that we could not meet your expectations and therefore offer our sincere apologies! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 52
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:15
Saturday
18:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pilatusstrasse 29 | 6002 Lucerne, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 226 88 88
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Astoria
Description
Pizza & PastaLa Cucina is the city’s premier Italian restaurant, delivering delicious Italian cuisine including home-made pasta e pizza and great wines in a welcoming Mediterranean environment.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?