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Ristorante Federale

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piazza della Riforma 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 91 75
09:00 - 23:30
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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689 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attracted by the 'buzz' of people enjoying their food we managed to find a table and then enjoyed pizzas that were well cooked and promptly served. Our waiter seemed to vanish and it took a long time to get 'Ill conto' despite several requests. Other customers seemed to have the same problem however the overall experience was very pleasant and... More 

Thank Rossergruffydd
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great location in Lugano, on the main square near the Municipal Building. You can sit outside. Great food and wine.

Thank S D
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143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's been many years since I've eaten here but the place has held up well, with updated menu and well executed food. Most come for the excellent range of pizzas but try some of the non-pasta dishes which are very good (lamb dish was very tasty). Save room for desert especially the tiramisu.

1 Thank SingaporeBms
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is nice. It was a nice weather sunny and a little chilli so you could choose if to sit outside or in the porch, roof covered but opened directly to the piazza. The menu is kind of original and you don't find the typical dishes. The cuisine is not typical swiss, you can find mainly Italian dishes from... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Needed somewhere to eat one evening and stopped by here on the offchance. The food was great but be prepared for large portions!! They do box any leftovers for you if needs be. Food was great and even though I was eating alone, the waiters were helpful and quite chatty too. Very friendly and didn't make me feel awkward eating... More 

Thank Chris B
Melbourne, Australia
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331 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We like trying different places & on this day for lunch we went to Ristorante Federale to share another Hawaiin Pizza & we were in no way disappointed. Again brilliant & quick service & always with a smile. We loved it & will return again on a future visit to this amazing place called Lugano,that is so often overlooked as... More 

1 Thank Carringtonfs
London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We travelled by train for 5 1/2 hours to be in Lugano for a half a day, and in particular, to revisit the Federale Restaurant, as we had a very good experience there in February of this year. So we came back, and we were not disappointed. Although extremely busy, both inside and outside, due to the warm and sunny... More 

Thank Hugo W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Perfectly located in the center of Lugano. Service is efficient and pleasant. Classical cuisine, perfect for relaxed lunch. Prices a bit high.

Thank Iceamos68
Bangkok, Thailand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

nor to recommend at all, the food is way over priced and far from being good. pizza has no taste and was served more cold than hot. the risotto was so salty that it was not eatable. service is so so but due to the location they could not care less.

Thank MarcelAndreas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Food was extremely delicious... Staff were very helpful although the restaurant was full ... Food came fast ... A must dine at if you are in Lugano

Thank Mohammed A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, Seafood, Italian, Pizza, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza della Riforma 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 923 91 75

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