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Da Ernesto

Rathausquai 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 17 44
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible23%
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“side salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rathausquai 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant has good food for the value. If you can sit outside near the river. Great views and a great place to people watch.The only downfall the first day we ate there the waitress forgot to place our order. They finally caught on and...More

Thank petermY759DD
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's all about the location. Yes, it's touristy in the shadow of the Kapellbrucke, but it was a great late afternoon lunch spot. The food is decent, probably better than I'd expect from such a touristy location.

Thank 2acorns
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely lunch on a hot summer's day - good cold beer and a special of king prawns and pasta. Very tasty, good value for money and the service was relatively friendly and very efficient. Great to be on the water too.

Thank AliceZurich
Reviewed 1 week ago

RACISM AGAINST CHINESE, INDIANS, BLACKS!!! RACISM GALORE!!! This restaurant is very racist to all ethnic minorities such as Chinese, Indians, Blacks. I went in with my wife and kids to eat pizza and pasta in the evening. Worst mistake!!! The staff was rude but I...More

Thank TravelerYVR
JSGastrag, Inhaber at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Traveler YVR I am of the minority in the restaurant business that openly embraces the use of Tripadvisor as it encourages open reviews. I do, however, believe that reviews, such as yours step well over the mark (especially the use of capitals). As has...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Two days ago, we went to Lucerne with my wife's cousin and his family, they were visiting Switz for couple of days. My parents were with us. 9 people in total, including 2 kids (3, 6 years old). And we went to a pizzeria at...More

Thank lambertkk
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear lambertkk Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that our service didn’t fulfil your expectations, but in Swiss restaurants, it is indeed unusual to share meals – therefore we offer small portions of most of our pasta dishes....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Italian restaurant along the water in Old Town serves average fair. Nothing fancy. Expensive for what they serve, but everything is $$$ in Switzerland. Service is fair. What you pay for is for the beautiful view and the atmosphere. That makes it a nice...More

Thank Susan M
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Susan M Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review. For almost 40 years we endeavour to provide friendly and professional service as well as high quality Italian food to our guests. Why not try a dish from...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a head waiter/server named David. He is very rude and racist towards Indian people. The owner apologised and admitted that David hates brown skin people. But, they wouldn't do anything about it. The only good thing about this place is their food! You...More

Thank rajitdua
JSGastrag, Owner at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear rajitdua Thank you very much for your feedback and I apologise if you feel that our staff treated you and your family differently in any way. I can assure you that we work with a very diverse team and our guests are very international....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this restaurant on our first day in Switzerland. Totally great food and nice atmosphere. Loved the penne most.More

Thank lpj0508
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear lpj0508 Thank you so much for your 5***** review on TripAdvisor! We feel honoured that you have chosen our restaurant at the very beginning of your stay here in Switzerland and we are happy that you spent a great time at the Da Ernesto....More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Had lunch here with daughter and wife and service was good and view was very nice. We had a pizza, a Ravioli and Spaghetti Frutti Mare and each had a beer. Not cheap for a lunch, 91 Swiss francs, but the view was nice.More

Thank Jim H
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jim H Thank you very much for your positive review on TripAdvisor! We are happy that you and your family were all around satisfied with your stay since we do our utmost to provide friendly and professional service, a great atmosphere and, of course,...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Had afternoon drinks here and it was great. Lots of choice, we had a dry white wine and it was great. Lovely setting at bottom of lake. Service was great would recommend.More

Thank Alan P
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alan P Thank you very much for your positive review – your recommendation is strongly appreciated! If you have the chance to visit us again, we highly recommend trying an authentic Italian dish from our monthly special menu. We hope to welcome you back...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rathausquai 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 410 17 44
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Italianita. La Vita è bella!Wir leben die Herzlichkeit, die Warme und die offene Art des Italieners. We overlook Lucerne`s river Reuss, chapel bridge and Mt. Pilatus!
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