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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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“pasta” (92 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“fast food” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
via Cattedrale 16, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tried 4 different types of pasta, one of them the daily special - ricotta and limone. Only with pesto but it was very good - great value for money.

1  Thank Emilie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need to order individually- don’t confuse the old guy by trying to simplify your orders if in a group - he has no English and can be rude when confused. Food was good value & freshly made. I would have rated higher if the...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A recent review states that CHF15 is extortionate for a bowl of pasta. I agree, compared to England and most other European countries, however this is CHF5 lower than most other places in Lugano and you get a drink and coffee included, so you’re actually...More

2  Thank Jon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pasta is very standard . The location is right opposite the railway station.Kids liked his standard creations. Adults had better options at Minora a few meters ahead.

Thank Sanjeev A
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The food was good, but it was somewhat overpriced given what you received. $15 for a plate of pasta seems exorbitant. Liked the pesto and the meat sauce.

Thank Virkin123
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and the owner was very polite. The food was amazing. The owner was very attentive all the time. The price is very good. I recommend.

2  Thank marciobjj
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Simple concept and really good tasting food. And the service is absolutely excellent! Café type restaurant placed a short distance walk from the more touristy area. The owner was really friendly and took good time to tell us about the dishes! We went here with...More

1  Thank Departure647602
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The reviews are correct. Fresh pasta and sauce served in a fast manner. Everything is good. Must try.

Thank David R
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Charming restaurant with nice pasta selection and great service. You pick one type of pasta and one sauce, all home made, menu includes a drink and coffee. Nice setting. Good price.

Thank JuanchoPerez
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Fair price. Pasta better than in italy. Located perfecly. Nice staff, explaining everything. Good swiss bottle beer-Boxer.

1  Thank Boris W
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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 NitishS252 | 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
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 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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