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Pizzeria Lugano Ristorante - Bar

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Via Como 26, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
+39 0344 31664
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 18:30 - 23:00
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late into Menaggio and really didn't fancy going to far to have a meal. We found the Lugano Pizzeria, up a flight of stairs and is clearly popular with locals. The hospitality was lovely and we were made very welcome. Don't go late expecting an A la Carte menu after 10.00pm but we had a fabulous thin based... More 

Thank YORKY209
Sao Paulo, SP
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

There wasn't anything special about the food although it wasn't bad at all. I rated them with only one star due to the behaviour of the owner: the bill was €22 and we left €25. Leaving the restaurant we said 'buona notte' and when we looked behind, the guy was running to our table to check if we paid the... More 

Thank André B
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A good local place where you can enjoy a pizza or a simple dish. If you're lucky, you can grab a table with a view of the lake.

Thank Izabela S
North Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We booked at Lugano's two different time. Both times, the food was excellent, service was great and the people were accommodating and friendly. It is a little ways out of the main square in Menaggio, but worth the walk for really good pizza and pasta.

Thank David P
Seaforth, Australia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly restaurant with very good service who speak English! Very nice authentic Italian style thin crust pizzas with a host of options. Superb tiramisu.

Thank LPW59
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Fast and efficient with friendly staff. Pizza was really great, and you can see it cooking in the pizza oven at the side of the restaurant.

Thank Michael S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I almost gave this two stars, but it was just good enough to make it to three. Not sure how it gets the high ratings shown. Pizza was just okay, atmosphere was so-so, service was inconsistent. The only that saved it was a good dessert.

1 Thank steelers0355
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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358 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We really enjoyed this place, so much so we went twice! On Saturday night we did go early 6:30pm (we did make a reservation) when it opened and it filled up immediately. Casual atmosphere. Seemed like everyone got "there own" pizza, the crust was thin, many options and young and old attacked the pizza with gusto! Local beer was my... More 

1 Thank Mary M
Vilnius, Lithuania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner, thinking that #2 restaurant would be a good choice. However it wasnt that good (maybe we should have taken pizza?) - aperol spritz didnt even look close to it, prawn coctail wasnt tasty at all. Spaghetti bolognese was quite ok. All in all, max 3/5!

Thank AntonNik
Burlington, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went at 6:45 pm for dinner (they open at 6:30) and they were almost full already. We had the piazza for dinner and the service was fast. The piazza came quickly and were good. The piazzas are all made in a wood fired oven and you can see them being made. Very reasonably priced. A lot of locals eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Como 26, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Menaggio
  • Phone Number: +39 0344 31664
The place is off the water but really where the locals go for a great pizza and a bottle of wine. The place will win no awards for the decoration, but it will for the local charm and the food. A couple of two can obtain an appetizer, wine, and pizza all for $25. Really great for the people who want to get away from the tourist expensive places everywhere on Como Lake.

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