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Ristorante Federale

piazza della Riforma 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 91 75
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Swiss, Seafood, European, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
piazza della Riforma 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attracted by the 'buzz' of people enjoying their food we managed to find a table and then enjoyed pizzas that were well cooked and promptly served. Our waiter seemed to vanish and it took a long time to get 'Ill conto' despite several requests. Other...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a great location in Lugano, on the main square near the Municipal Building. You can sit outside. Great food and wine.

Thank S D
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

It's been many years since I've eaten here but the place has held up well, with updated menu and well executed food. Most come for the excellent range of pizzas but try some of the non-pasta dishes which are very good (lamb dish was very...More

1  Thank SingaporeBms
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The place is nice. It was a nice weather sunny and a little chilli so you could choose if to sit outside or in the porch, roof covered but opened directly to the piazza. The menu is kind of original and you don't find the...More

1  Thank ABGT_718
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Needed somewhere to eat one evening and stopped by here on the offchance. The food was great but be prepared for large portions!! They do box any leftovers for you if needs be. Food was great and even though I was eating alone, the waiters...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We like trying different places & on this day for lunch we went to Ristorante Federale to share another Hawaiin Pizza & we were in no way disappointed. Again brilliant & quick service & always with a smile. We loved it & will return again...More

1  Thank Carringtonfs
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We travelled by train for 5 1/2 hours to be in Lugano for a half a day, and in particular, to revisit the Federale Restaurant, as we had a very good experience there in February of this year. So we came back, and we were...More

Thank Hugo W
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Perfectly located in the center of Lugano. Service is efficient and pleasant. Classical cuisine, perfect for relaxed lunch. Prices a bit high.

Thank Iceamos68
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

nor to recommend at all, the food is way over priced and far from being good. pizza has no taste and was served more cold than hot. the risotto was so salty that it was not eatable. service is so so but due to the...More

Thank MarcelAndreas
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Food was extremely delicious... Staff were very helpful although the restaurant was full ... Food came fast ... A must dine at if you are in Lugano

Thank Mohammed A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
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09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza della Riforma 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 923 91 75
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