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La Cucina di Alice

riva Vincenzo Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 01 03
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (39 reviews)
“rabbit ragu” (4 reviews)
“gazpacho” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
riva Vincenzo Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We live in Ticino and this homey spot has become a pre-theatre favourite in Lugano. Tonight, we enjoyed a fresh artichoke salad, tender veal cheeks with white polenta and flaky/moist grilled branzino with prawns. All dishes were perfectly prepared. Service was friendly and attentive. Wine...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I only ate lunch at this place several times. It was alway good food and huge portions! I can’t say it’s anything out of the ordinary. A bit pricy, but the portions make up for the price! Plus you get a cure amuse bouche and...More

Thank Marina G
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We dined at La Cucina di Alice a few times during our recent stay in Lugano. The restaurant is located on the main street facing the lake. It was very easy to find it. We went there without a reservation on a busy night, but...More

Thank N_and_R
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Just came back from “la cucina Di Alice”. My overall impression is that it is extremely overpriced for what it offers. So, we tried the insalata autunno which costed 17€ ish. Fresh ingredients but not really fitting together .... Filletto grilled at the price of...More

1  Thank Nikos K
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We visited this restaurant two times during our short stay in Lugano and was really satisfied with the food and service.

Thank sandraandersen1977
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Great location along the shore line. Food itself is perfectly fine, but not outstanding in any way. Pasta dishes (ravioli of the day, and fettuccine with ragout) were unremarkable. Professional service, which comes with professional prices.... Good place to people watch.

Thank TravelandLearn_11
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This restaurant is in a convenient and lovely spot across the street from the lake. A local shop owner recommended it and had suggested we try it. The service was friendly, efficient and multi-lingual. My husband had the liver and he was quite satisfied. I...More

Thank Ellen511
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Traffic noise a problem. Recommend booking for inside dining. Very busy, people queuing on street. Not very comfortable. Food good.

Thank SuzyCue60
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Nice restaurant on Lake Lugano. Service a bit disorganized but pasta nice, if overpriced. Tables outside nicer than inside as is usually the case.

Thank Travelwanderlust2
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

La cucina di Alice is a small restaurant at main road along the lakeside in Lugano. The interior is plain, neither stylish, posh, elegant, nor romantic. The quality of food is about the same - edible, not particularly delicious nor special. There was a lack...More

Thank Value4Price-Seeker
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16 July 2016|
Response from AntonovTorino | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I don't know. We went to Lugano by train so I didn't look for parking spots. Anyhow, close to the restaurant there is LAC musuem, so I think there should be a parking area. If you park on the street I can tell you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: riva Vincenzo Vela 4 | 6900 Lugano, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 01 03
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