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Trani

via Cattedrale 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 05 05
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tartare” (10 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
“menu items” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
via Cattedrale 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 99 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the restaurant by accident and loved firstly the “small” location and secondly loved their food. A small(ish) menu but this suited us well. Tried the duck and the flavors and the colors are fabulous!

Thank erbr63
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Great find based on TripAdvisor reviews. Really nice setting we are indoors as it was raining but usually you can sit outside on the street. Tartar is a specialty which I had the salmon version (pictured) for starter. Beef mains were served with lots of...More

1  Thank Sleepypriest78
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good evening, thanks for the great comment! We hope to see you soon for the new autumn menu. Best regards from all the staff. Francesco Donati

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Spent the day in Lugano. Beautiful city. Honestly didn’t have enough of it. Had just left casino di Lugano and had an hour to jump on my train back to Milan. Saw many restaurants on the way back to the train station, but this place...More

Thank Hussein Q
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Amazing presentation. The shrimp Carpaccio was amazing and so was the Gnocchi with meat ragu. It was just a 5 minute walk from the Hotel Dante. Its a steep walk, but worth it.

1  Thank sham k
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Good evening, Thanks so much for sharing your experience in Trani. We hope to see you soon again in order to try some new dishes. Best regards Francesco Donati

Reviewed 30 June 2018

We (2) were early guests and ordered the duck and calamari. The duck was ok but the calamaris overcooked and dry. The service was outstandingly poor, asking several times to pay the bill, it took them over 20 minutes to get to us. Making the...More

Thank BJ88nz
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Seven flights of broad stairs lead from the piazza at lake level to this restaurant. Even though we had no reservation we were graciously accommodated and given a table outside. Our waiter was a lovely kind man. The menu is extensive with many courses from...More

Thank arenamama
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Good evening, Thanks so much for the great comment. We try everyday our best to satisfy people that come on the top of the stairs! See you soon. Francesco Donati

Reviewed 8 May 2018

What a great restaurant this is. Service and food are both excellent. The presentation of the food and the quality of the flavours are exquisite. Even the espresso is made from locally sourced coffee supplier/grower. If you have the time for a long lazy lunch...More

Thank fatty38
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Good evening, thank you so much for your great comment. We are very happy to see that our constant research of great products has been noticed. We hope to see you very soon again. Francesco Donati

Reviewed 22 March 2018 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

2  Thank BIGSCUNGILLI
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Good morning, The all team of Trani thanks you so much for sharing your experience at the Restaurant. We hope to see you soon again. We do our best to give some nice atmosphere in town. Best regards F. Donati

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

1  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

Reviewed 8 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 00:00
Thursday
09:30 - 00:00
Friday
09:30 - 01:00
Saturday
18:30 - 01:00
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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