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La Tinera

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via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 52 19
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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17:30 - 23:00
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Gladstone, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden in a basement in Lugano city centre this restaurant was a wonderful surprise. Great food and friendly staff in a very "Swiss" environment. Loved the polenta!

Thank Luca M
Zurich, Switzerland
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had 8 people and they had a big round table for 8. Food was great, staff helpful. Fun time. We were loud and drank a lot of wine and they didn't mind.

Thank DiggerNL
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Tinera has an excellent menu with local style food with a lovely ambiance. My two friends and I split two entrees and a side between us and they were super accommodating for that which also made the price quite reasonable considering we had excellent food!

Thank MeganOBrien610
Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 8 of us dined here while staying in Lugano. We really enjoyed the food and attentive service. Ossobucco was fantastic. Great place that I highly reccommend.

Thank Lchambery
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with our waiter's recommendations and enjoyed some lovely local dishes and wine. My husband had the osso bucco which was probably the best of our three meals. I had polenta with porcini mushrooms which was delicious but so rich I couldn't eat it all. My niece had the country chicken which was also delicious.

Thank NCHawkeye
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The Ossobuco with risotto was delicious! Service was great. Loved that they served wine in ceramic bowls. Truly a delightful find.

Thank SEC247
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

In this authentic Ticino restaurant you will enjoy not only delicious food, but also wonderful service. So friendly! We enjoyed osso bucco and the meat was so tender and flavorful. We loved our desserts as well. Delicious panna cotta as well as tiramasu Highly recommended to get away from the tourist restaurants and eat here!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

La Tinera is an intimate cozy restaurant with a ton of ambience, it is situated in the center of Lugano. Very close to the Dante Hotel from where many customers come from. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive, A very well selected local Ticino/Italian menu, every day they have a pre-selected special meal on their menu. I think they... More 

Thank 301Jacko
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We found this restaurant after a few days of rather expensive run of the mill places to eat. But this restaurant was superb. Great ambience. Reasonable prices. Very good food and served by friendly waiters. Make it a must in Lugano.

Thank jgperkin8
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dinner, waiter extremely helpful, service was prompt and delicious osso bucco with polenta. Had flan for dessert, also delicious. Will return. Very pleased. Prices reasonable.

Thank kendall33176

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 923 52 19

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?