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Federale Resturant Pizzeria Besso

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Via Coremmo, 21, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 966 54 18
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Geneva, Switzerland
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361 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This restaurant has a fantastic location near the lake on the market place. The pizza was very good, served on time ( we requested to be serve within 45 minutes), the pasta with prawns and saffron was excellent and the tiramisu was ok. Obviously, by the location the price is higher than any other restaurant of the city. Good thing:... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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427 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

Got a pizza and gnocchi - really nothing special. Price is very good though compared to other restaurants. Menu is a bit small. If it is nice outside and you done mind a "slightly above average place" come here because the courtyard area is a great place to sit

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chicago
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

The food was really good and service was good. No one in this area speaks a Germanic language so you need to learn a little Italian. Located on a nice square just off the lake.

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Thank bthaynes
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

Federale was a surprise for us and the owners are kind and welcoming. We were 14 people and we've all ordered different dishes. The food was clearly fresh and delicious. We were all very satisfied not only with the quality but also with the amount served. Wine, dishes and dessert were all very good. If you find yourself in the... More 

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Thank Titineta
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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

We were in Downtown Lugano during a wine festival and wanted to seat in a pleasant place to grab something to eat and fortunately seat at Federale and it was good food with excellent location.

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Bedford
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner. After we were seated we asked if we could move to a different table because cigar smoke was bothering my 7 year old. ( we hadn't ordered anything yet). After that our waiter just ignored us. 15 minutes passed with no one coming near us. Waiter was taking orders from tables that arrived 20 minutes after us.... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

A nice location in the main square, which is lovely during the day with a relaxing coffee. But in the evening it can get quite busy, especially where there is an event going on in the square. The staff do their best but it can sometimes appear that they are rushed and perhaps a little brusque. Food is generally good,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Oh what a terrible experience! The pasta was bland. The waiter didn't even come by once to see if I needed anything. Finally I waved him down for some hot pepper. Again I had to wait to wave him down to clear the dish - which I couldn't finish it was so tasteless- and when I told him it wasn't... More 

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La vostra recensione è riferita al nostro omonimo che si trova in piazza riforma quindi cortesemente eliminate perché noi siamo... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Very good Italian food - of the various restaurants at which we ate over our week-long trip to Switzerland, everyone was unanimous that this was the best. Great location - outdoor seating on the main town square about a block from the lake. We all had pasta.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Very good Italian food. My wife had sea bass and I had the gnocchi. Both delicious. Our son has severe food allergies to nuts and dairy. As Americans with somewhat limited ability to speak Italian we were worried about feeding our son. Our waiter Tarcisio took great care of us and made us comfortable about handling my sons needs. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Coremmo, 21, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 966 54 18

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