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Rathausquai 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 17 44
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11:30 - 23:30
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered carpacaios and they were terrible. They had serviced while meats were frozen just took it from freezer and service it. Also color was very funny it was light brown we had returned all of them.

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Weekends are always packed in luzern, however the restaurant was able to welcome us with a table for 9 people, the manager was very attentive and personally toke our orders, food was delicious and extra requests have been delivered. Da ernesto is an italian restaurant facing the river of luzern, it offers lots of varities such as seafood, chicken, redmeat,... More 

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Thank Los T
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Los T A big thank you for your informative 5***** review on TripAdvisor! Your words are very much appreciated; we do not need to add anything except we will pass your compliments to the manager and hope to welcome you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

On New Year's Eve afternoon my girlfriend and I spoke directly to the owner about a table for the night. He guaranteed us one at nine o'clock ("Come at 9 o'clock and you'll find a table"). That night we arrived perfectly on time but both the waiter and the owner pretended not to know anything and we didn't get our... More 

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Thank Martina G
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Martina G Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We would like to apologize that you didn’t have the chance to get a table. This is not our usual standard; we have taken your comments very seriously and will follow up on them since we strive hard to provide a great experience to all our guests... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It was our last stop in Switzerland after 2 weeks of visiting Zurich, Grindelwald, Zermatt and finally Lucerne... We have received excellent hospitality everywhere until we walked into this restaurant while strolling along the river! A waiter 'greeted' us at the door with 'no meat, only pastas and pizzas' then walked away! Well, we felt fine with having either for... More 

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Thank MrsJaniceFoo
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear MrsJaniceFoo Thank you very much for taking the time to write a detailed review. We are really sorry that our service team was not able to fulfil your expectations and your last stop in Switzerland ended with a negative experience. We have taken your comments very seriously and will follow up on them. This is not our usual standard,... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I brought my Son to eat pizza. I ordered a bolognese spaghetti. Both turned out to be surprisingly good especially pizza, very tasty and juicy. Wine recommended was dry and that was I wanted. Will visit again

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Thank ridliow
JSGastrag, Inhaber at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear ridliow Many thanks for your positive feedback and we are very please that we could fulfil your expectations. We strive hard to do so! We have many other Italian highlights on our menu so we will look forward to your next visit! Best regards More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Walking along the river we came across this restaurant and decided to stay and eat. We were seated inside, and the place was very busy, we were lucky to get a table. The service was great, good english spoken!! The food was good, although we felt it was expensive for what we got., The tiramisu was so yummy, could've had... More 

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Thank Robanna121
JSGastrag, Inhaber at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Robanna121 Why not return for a second portion of Tiramisu! We apologise that your service experience was not 100%. We have reiiterated to our service team how important it is to provide a great customer experience and to foresee our guests`needs. We hope to see you again one day soon! Best regards More 

Out West
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183 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I came across this restaurant by happenstance - just walking around this beautiful city near the supper hour - and decided to drop in. I had the pizza - and what a wonderful creation it was. Waitress Viktoria ensured that the food was delicious and the beer cold. For someone traveling on a budget, this place should be kept in... More 

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Thank I-heart-Travel
JSGastrag, Inhaber at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear I-heart-Travel We are very glad that you found us during your travels and we very much appreciate your great review. We hope to see you again one day so that you can enjoy the view over mt. Pilatus, the chapel-bridge, the river and the Italian experience of Da Ernesto. Best regards More 

Wiesbaden, Germany
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236 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The wife and I split a pizza and it was a good amount of food for each of us. We were immediately seated and our English wasn't a problem. The view out the front of the restaurant is of the Kapellbrucke which ain't bad. The prices are a little high, but that goes for everything in Switzerland so relatively-speaking it... More 

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Thank Richard-Julie_K
JSGastrag, Inhaber at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Richard-Julie_K Thank you very much for your great review. Enjoying the Italian experience and looking out over the river and chapel-bridge is hard to beat! We strive hard to offer a great experience every day to our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards More 

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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The food is okay but the way personal address the clients is too arrogant and you really do not feel comfortable. I would not neither go again or advice

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Thank Merter G
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived after 10:00pm, after travelling all day and we were seated immediately. The service we received from our waiter, Saman was fantastic! He totally looked after us, nothing was too much effort. The food was so good that despite being full, we indulged and had Tiamirisu. We had a seafood dish with fish, very large prawns, perfectly steamed vegetables and... More 

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JSGastrag, Inhaber at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Sharon G We have passed on your compliments to our whole team - thank you. We work hard to offer a great experience to our guests. We hope to see you again one day soon when you return to Switzerland & Lucerne! Best regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 45
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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