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La Tinera

€€ - €€€Italian, , European
via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 52 19
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“osso bucco” (16 reviews)
“polenta” (18 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here tonite and we were very disappointed. Wish i had read all the reviews before dining here. The staff was not very customer focused or helpful. We observed other local diners getting small cups of wine with refills and others getting chocolates after...More

Thank eileen60878
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate at La Tinera last night and had a wonderful food experience. I had the veal steak, another had the veal brisket, the third person had the venison, and the fourth person had the country chicken. We all were thoroughly delighted in our choices....More

Thank adongeorge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was having dinner here with a friend of mine and after reading all the reviews, we were very excited to eat here! Unfortunately, our expectations got drowned in tasteless fish (which was chef's recommendation on the menu) and even worse pasta bolognese... After being...More

1  Thank Melina_Kipper_CH
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This 60 year old Tuscan place run by 2 brothers is pretty amazing 😋😋😋 I couldn't decide between the polenta and ravioli specials so they made small plates of both for me to try. Both were amazing. Had tiramisu for dessert and it was great....More

Thank UmaThana
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This meal was terrific experiences. As described in previous reviews, it take a little work to find the restaurant - it is worth it. The setting is warm and not pretentious. It feels like you are eating in a small town restaurant. The two brothers...More

1  Thank Michiganfamily5
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Thanks to TripAdvisor community we were able to find and use this restaurant. The service was excellent throughout. Clearly family run and not the usual chain style place. Menu is small, but we had no problem with that. Mixed meats starter good, usual selection. Main...More

Thank BFPO45
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We went to this place based on a recommendation from Rick Steve's travel book and also from a worker at our hotel. Our group of four came in and they were busting some tables right at the entrance at the bottom of the stairs. They...More

Thank mrfarmdog
Reviewed 4 July 2017

So enjoyed our first night here we went back a second time. Difficult to find but well worth it. Down steps into a cellar where three men provided superb service. Great local food and wine with lots of information from the staff. Great fun night...More

Thank Maldoc
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. This restaurant is run by two brothers who are very attentive and they were also waiting the tables and doing a great job. The food was fantastic from meat to spaghettini with garlic and a touch of hot sauce was divine....More

Thank AsadullahKazmi
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A real find - tucked away down a side street in a basement, but this is where the local eat. Rabbit and polenta, nettle ravioli, wafer thin pink cold roast beef - and wine in earthenware bowls. We were a largish group to descend but...More

Thank KLFCornwall
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Orestia Z
12 January 2017|
Response from marianne a | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can't book online, you have to call them on their number +41 91 923 52 19
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
  • Phone Number: +41 91 923 52 19
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