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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (43 reviews)
“rabbit ragu” (4 reviews)
“black rice” (5 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 1 week ago via mobile

this place is cleary undewhelming. expensive, however the food is nothing to wrote home about. annoying “singer” disturbs you from having a decent conversation, and then asks for money.

Thank AmitS2897
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten rice with sea bream and pistachio. Very bad. The type of rice was not right. They didn’t use carnaroli or vialone nano that are the best rices for to make a risotto. There was too much liquidi in the risotto..it looks like...More

1  Thank Ale130663
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently, La Cucina di Alice was mentioned in a best-of-Lugano travel article published in a high-profile US newspaper. That article, its proximity to my hotel and the additional recommendation of a friend brought me to Alice's for dinner. Wow - it really is fantastic. The...More

Thank GAIL T
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

One of the best tiramisu I had in lugano. Very nice and good quantity. Also the outside area look over the lake, nice view.

Thank Daniah T
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped there on Sunday evening, 25 Sept for a quick bite. I had been there before and have had the beef tartare which I regretted looking at my friends’ pastas😆 This time we had the squid pasta and the risotto of the day-both really...More

Thank travelsociety_bg
Reviewed 12 September 2018

My wife and two adult children went to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The setting on the lake is superb and the restaurant, although not large, is very friendly. The reception we received and the service provided was excellent. I had already decided that...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Happened upon this great restaurant when wandering around Lugano. The bistro did not disappoint. We were seated immediately and our server helped us with the menu. Food is fresh, tasty and presented well. Service is also attentive and professional. A must visit when in Lugano.

Thank mschmitt255
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Fair prices for great and fresh products, friendly waiters, amazing food and you get the see the beautiful laggo du Lugano! Will most definitely come back! THANK YOU

Thank Eugénie R
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Franklin University has this on its suggested list. The restaurant is very near the Lake with outside and inside seating. Andreas was our host/waiter and he was charming and knowledgeable. The food is very good. Our table had the liver, the ravioli and another pasta...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I was in Lugano on a day trip from Milano. The weather was beautiful and while strolling along the lake, I bumped into an acquaintance who told me I should give “Alice” a try. Ten minutes later, I was there. And despite being very busy...More

Thank Sabrina G F
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16 July 2016|
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Response from travelsociety_bg | Reviewed this property |
You can’t park in front but there is a huge parking nearby (200m) They definitely accept cards!
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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