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Pasta e Pesto

via Cattedrale 16, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 66 11
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh pasta” (16 reviews)
“ravioli” (11 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
via Cattedrale 16, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The pasta is definitely fresh and tasty, but I spent 18 CHF for a simple pasta with sauce and a water. I think that money is better spent at a restaurant with ambiance and a waiter. For a quick meal, I would think you’d spend...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 6 November 2017

As stated by other travellers, friendly and patient staff, and tasty pasta. We were there for early dinner and there was no queue. Most of the tables are high table so my elderlies had to sit separately at a 'normal' table for two person.

Thank Simply1005
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here on a sat night. Amazing fresh pasta with pesto sauce. Dinner included a drink and coffee for around 20 CHF. Really good!

Thank dapers
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We had lunch there today and it was pretty good though not cheap. A nice bowl of pasta plus a small glass of wine was about $28 for two. The pasta was well prepared and the wine is definitely a house wine. Lugano has many...More

Thank TimeTraveler123
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Pasta was good, service was fast, worth the price. You order a type of pasta, a sauce and you get a good menu with a glass of wine and a coffee for about 15 chf.

Thank Bianca S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We dined here because of the tripadvisor reviews. We're not disappointed. Inexpensive and good food.

Thank World Passport
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting place with pasta menus. You order inside and it's freshly prepared and the bell rings when it's ready. This way they save the waiter and concentrate on preparing food. Quality is good, certainly compared with the price.

Thank mdva590623
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

If arriving by train, you will come to this lunch spot on your way down to Lake Lugano. It is ideally situated if you want to eat lunch after exploring Lugano and travelling back to the train station. As stated by other reviews, the format...More

1  Thank ADAM W
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We followed the Tripadvisor advice for lunch and found, as we have come to expect, a quirky place which served great pasta. The formula that is used is simple and effective: choose type of pasta; choose sauce; wait for it to be cooked (very prompt)....More

1  Thank Singe
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The lady owner of the restaurant has invinted a modern way of coocking, and serving home made pasta in a simple, attractive and very delicious way. Also the restaurant is very clean and simply designed. The staff are super friendly.

Thank tabukwaleed
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24 January 2017|
Response from GiuGraFraAnt | Reviewed this property |
they don't neither pizzas nor risottos; they have pastas without eggs
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Zach H
19 October 2016|
Response from Nitish S | Reviewed this property |
Hey Zach, We could not find a free wifi there. But the area itself is gorgeous. Have a nice time!
13 August 2015|
Response from Andrea F | Property representative |
Hello, Many thanks for your request but we will be closed on the 25th, 26th and 27th. Best regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Cattedrale 16, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 66 11
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Fresh Pasta shop, daily production of fresh pastas and fresh sauces from Italian traditional receipes. Possibility to taste the pastas and sauces in an appropriate sitting area. Take away service available.
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