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La Cucina di Alice

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riva Vincenzo Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
+41 91 922 01 03
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Truly amazing food, they know how to cook and serve ! All the things we tried starting from the salad and the first dishes were tastyyy !! One of the best places i have eaten. Super recommended !

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new york
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Lugano with my daughter for 3 days. Usually we love to explore different restaurants/cuisines. However after the first night eating here, we returned for two more nights! The food is created with all fresh, local ingredients, cooked to perfection, with a great selection of meats, fish, and vegetables. The recipes are highly creative, innovative, and take advantage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here when I was visiting and my friends said it's one of the best around the area. The atmosphere is very pleasant, clean and crisp interior. Service was amazing. They have lots of daily specials and I would definitely recommend trying those out as they are fresh that day. The most memorable dish was a tagliolini with truffle.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good and tasty, you feel there's something special about it. We had Ceasar salad, burrata cheese ( which is a must, and can be shared by 3 people). For the main course we had Shrimp Risotto, pasta with chestnuts and salmon fish; everything was really good. Leave some space for their yummy Tiramisu, which is also... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the good reviews I picked this restaurant for a business lunch and I am glad that I chose this one because it is really very good. The menu offers already a considerable selection of mouthwatering dishes and then the chef comes along and tells you about all the dishes that are not listed on the menu and makes... More 

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Oldwick, New Jersey
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed in Lugano for a few days, and visited a number of restaurants. This one was recommended by the hotel concierge, and it turned out to be the best of our stay. We sat on the terrace, the service was very good, and we enjoyed a nice dinner. My wife and I had a Caesar salad that was very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

After a long couple hours of siteseeing in Lugano, we needed sustenance. Reviews looked good for Alice's. We arrived at 2:55 and were sat inside because the available outside table was reserved. As soon as we sat and had our menus, we were told we needed to hurry because the kitchen was closed at 3. Huh? Why sit us at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews but I was disappointed . I almost didn't eat here because I didn't want to eat in the full sun outside so they said they had no tables.... All were reserved. Right! On a tues at lunch? I pressed on and said I would eat inside so they... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have visited this restaurant twice, initially because of friend's advice. In short - its awesome. Very Italian in the best way. Super friendly and easy-going staff, with great food and wine recommendations from them. Food is simply delicious. Both times every dish me and my friends ordered was awesome. Next time in Lugano - definitely coming back.

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We are here on a recent trip to Lugano. By far the best food of the trip. Great restaurant with excellent food and atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: riva Vincenzo Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 01 03

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?