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La Cucina di Alice

riva Vincenzo Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 01 03
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (34 reviews)
“rabbit ragu” (4 reviews)
“gazpacho” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
riva Vincenzo Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed a great dinner at one of the tables on the sidewalk. We shared the Buratta and Culatello and had the Risotto of the Day - Risotto with fresh Porcini mushrooms - for two. Great food and great wait staff. Casual dining at its best....More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 4 days ago

even though this small little restaurant and café is just next to the street it`s a great place to sit down and just take a rest while watching the world go by. -> tea is quite expensive but can easily be SHARED (7 CHF to...More

Thank swisskiwii
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Cucina di Alice has a few tables on the sidewalk where you can watch "the world" walk by. Food is good, standard Itakian flavored Swiss fare; the waiters are efficient and prompt.

Thank Waynegourmet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant for lunch. There's a nice terrace outside (weather permitting) and the inside is nice too. It's a casual restaurant with excellent food and service. I've never been for dinner but would certainly go for the food but keeping in mind that...More

Thank Suzanne V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food , excellent service , location is good specially outdoor seatings, overall nice and friendly ..

Thank maisa79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We liked our lunch. It was a bit pricy but good. 2 salads one cheeseburger with 2 bottles of water and two glasses of wine and 2 dessertz 113.- The cheeseburger was arranged in a nice way. The waiters were very forthcoming. There is really...More

Thank Giuseppe C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am surprised by the great reviews that this restaurant has received ... I am aware that prices in Switzerland are crazy high but for the price point , the food was only fair .... The insalata verde was disappointing, the pappardele over cooked and...More

Thank NewYorkRuta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Indoor and outdoor dining. Food was creative. Pasta made in- house but a bit heavier than central Italian pasta. Service was fairly attentive.

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small but cute restaurant has a spectacular view on the lake Lugano.The menu is very creative.Not regular italian food.Great soup with lentils and coffee.

Thank Алла К
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this place and highly recommend it. Location is great right across from the water. It is a bit on the expensive side but the food was absolutely great.

Thank hoya1983
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16 July 2016|
Response from AntonovTorino | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I don't know. We went to Lugano by train so I didn't look for parking spots. Anyhow, close to the restaurant there is LAC musuem, so I think there should be a parking area. If you park on the street I can tell you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: riva Vincenzo Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 01 03
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