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via Cattedrale 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 05 05
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tartare” (9 reviews)
“pasta” (10 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
via Cattedrale 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely delicious food of skill and substance prepared and presented with elegance. Tranquil and friendly ambiance where drinking many of the delicious wines on offer on along evening would be the next great experience in this otherwise anesthetised village. Proprietor and friends all dedicated gourmands,...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017

I was at the Trani for a bussiness dinner: we had a very nice experience. Excellent service with good suggestions of the dishes and wines proposed by the glass. Good selections of local wines. The beef tartare was just perfect; we "had" to order a...More

Thank debe D
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Buongiorno, Thank you so much for the great comment. We are very happy that you enjoyed the dinner at Trani. we hope to see you very soon again. Our Tartares are bestsellers here!! Best regards Francesco Donati

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The tuna tartare was ok. The lamb was ok. The gnocchi with meat sauce was heavy and salty. But the place is kind of cozy and cute.

1  Thank axlrosen
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Good morning, I am happy to know that you liked the atmosphere at Trani. e hope to see you again at the restaurant, and we will try to match as best as we can with your food expectations. Best regards Francesco Donati

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Three of us had dinner at Trani. The location is easy to find with Google Maps, and the atmosphere is cozy and charming. The wine selection is quite good, and the staff more than happy to make suggestions for local Ticino vintages. The service was...More

Thank Michael M
Francescodonati, Propriétaire at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Good evening!!! Thanks so much for the great review about Trani. Sorry for the bad english... :) we will be very happy to welcome you again at the restaurant!! Best regards Francesco Donati

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Trani is a lovely restaurant situated in a nice spot where you can sit outside and eat great food. We've been a few times and always enjoyed it here.

Thank Suzanne V
Francescodonati, Propriétaire at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thanks for your great comment!! We hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Not the first time and surely not the last!!We spent an amazing evening at Trani! Food was amazing, since they changed the chef quality of the dishes raised! Ask for their new dishes and let Francesco or Nino advise for a good bottle of wine!...More

Thank ericjanmayer
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Unique setting off the tourist path on the side street, friendly staff, tasty food. Reasonable price.

Thank Lan N
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice place with good price and great service. Also very good music and ambient.... would recommend to anyone coming to Lugano

Thank Saša Đ
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The restaurant is situated in a quiet alley, without any speccial views. The menu is interesting including many choices of tartar dishes, both fish and beef. The Tuna tartar is excellent. I had also home-made gnocchi with green peas sauce, that I did not lie...More

Thank RachelIsrael
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

lovely food excellent and eide rine choice. ib he heart of geneva center. we totally loved it and the price was correct

Thank sofia b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Cattedrale 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 05 05
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