We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Tinera

via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 52 19
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“osso bucco” (11 reviews)
“polenta” (20 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (481)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a casual place for dinner in Lugano with authentic local food and this place totally nailed it. The 3 gentlemen running it don't speak a lot of english but we had no trouble communicating. They were friendly and welcoming and the...More

Thank Dr_Luxe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place to visit especially if the wheather outside is not too good. You can taste local specialites at moderate prices. They have daily menues as well.

Thank Paje1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rated as 'Average' because 'Good' is not available on the Trip Advisor rating scale. Located in the heart of the historic old town, La Tinera is a good example of the typically more isolated grottos that are scattered across the Ticino area. With its...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Friendly atmosphere with a large selection of local food. Good place to meet people thanks to the large tables.

Thank bianchin2017
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We enjoyed our meal and experience in this local basement restaurant. Very friendly service with traditional seasonal food on offer.

Thank SuzyCue60
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere of this traditional restaurant is cozy and informal and the service is pretty good. However, based on the reviews, I was expecting something more than a good restaurant. The meal was tasty but quite heavy and high-fat.

Thank Federica L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went twice to this restaurant, the first time without planning and then we booked a table for a few days later to eat rabbit! Everything was delicious and the 4 men that take care of the kitchen and service are exceptional! Worth going.

Thank Beta R
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

After reading menu outside as well reviews here, we decided to have dinner in La Tinera. The staff was very friendly, however, the place became quite crowed and noisy by the time we were eating. Most disappointing, however, was the food. We took the days...More

Thank Kuno B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This family-run restaurant could easily be overlooked even though it is located very centrally - and what a find it was! When we arrived the cellar,(yes cellar),was buzzing and immediately we were struck by its cosy ambience. We didn't have to wait long for the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Although La Tinera is just round the corner from our hotel, it is hidden away and we hadn't noticed it. It took a prompt from a website to point us in its direction. We arrived at 7.30 and it was already buzzing - it was...More

Thank RevdIain
Nearby HotelsSee all 45 hotels in Lugano
Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
2,055 reviews
.10 km away
Albergo Acquarello
298 reviews
.14 km away
Hotel Walter au Lac
301 reviews
.15 km away
Hotel San Carlo Garni
140 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bottegone del Vino
505 reviews
.09 km away
Bistrot & Pizza Argentino
811 reviews
.03 km away
Ristorante Grand Cafe Al Porto
383 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Lugano
2,755 reviews
.16 km away
Piazza della Riforma
434 reviews
.04 km away
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
138 reviews
.17 km away
Chiesa San Rocco Lugano
55 reviews
.23 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Orestia Z
13 January 2017|
Response from marianne a | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can't book online, you have to call them on their number +41 91 923 52 19
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing