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La Tinera

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Italian, Swiss, European
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via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My cousin and I had lunch here based on a lady at the tourist information center's recommendation. We loved it! It was small and cozy, the service was great even though the place was very busy, and the food was great. We each got one of the specials and loved it. I had the pumpkin ravioli and she had the... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The polenta and chicken were good, green salad was only iceberg lettuce. The waiters were efficient but not warm, ambience comfortable and cozy.

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Thank Joanie E
Zurich
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

La Tinera is an underground restaurant, a small place without windows not nice views, that you will really need to go around the block a few times to actually find it. I like these kind of places, because as there is no possibility to accidentally find it, there is two things they can do to get a recomendation: good food... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I had visited this restaurant a few years ago and decided to give it a go for lunch while in Lugano. As with my previous experience our meal was delicious. The veal and risotto we cooked to perfection. I would recommend this restaurant for a casual lunch or dinner.

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Thank Randal_Br
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic meal for all 4 of us. We eat had a different dish and they were all uniquely spiced. Atmosphere was great... Down in a cozy room.

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Thank Jennifer S
Zürich
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132 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is a typical Grotto in a cave. The staff was really nice and introduced us to the ticino way of drinking wine. The food was really really great. I had the risotto and it was mouth watering! I can really recommend this place!

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Thank Ina_Swiss
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Went there on thursday evening and food was okayish. Unfortunately The service was really slow and rude. We had to wait for out orders really long and The staff was not helpful. Would not recommend for tourists, though the service seemed better for locals.

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Maumelle, Arkansas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What a gem. If we were going to stay an additional day we would have come back. Everyone at my table had an exceptional meal and the service was wonderful. The risotto creamy and the polenta and eggs very flavorful.

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Thank bluewaterjan
Massapequa, New York
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

By the time we were finished with first dinner we had decided to return for our last evening's meal. Fabulous pasta dish that was huge. Impeccable service in a typical European setting.

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Thank DAN S
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56 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were looking for a place to have dinner and a local person gave us this indication. The staff is very nice and attentive. Seems like a family business. The food is great and not expensive. Totally recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano

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