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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (42 reviews)
“black rice” (6 reviews)
“rabbit ragu” (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 1 week ago

I was only able to spend one night in Lugano, but according to my coworkers, I was not allowed to miss this place! After a hectic week with little food, the team and I really just wanted to relax and eat a nice plate of...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable lunch outside. Good quality food with good menu variety. Excellent service. Nice bottle of wine.

Thank Jackie t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant with group of friends. Reservation is necessary since it is popular. Service was polite. Food quality was very good but moderate taste and very expensive I believe. Nice location

Thank Andreas A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at this lakeside ristorante, that is along Riva Vencenzo Vela, on our second night in Lugano. It was recommended by our hotel manager who advised that it was the best ristorante within easy walking distance. The ristorante is fairly small with both inside...More

Thank RobR0256
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to visit after reading the recommendations.Went for dinner and all the tables outside were taken so we ate inside - which was cooler anyway. Had carpaccio to start which I shared as there was plenty, then I had perch for main course with black...More

Thank bean10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit to this restaurant can be missed. The food is good quality but nothing exceptional. One can eat here but it’s nothing you have missed out on. Agree that dinners should be laid back and slow but when dinner is on the table and one...More

1  Thank arvafk
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I had a lovely meal at this restaurant this evening. There was a good view over the lake. The soup of the day (Piselli e patate) was wonderful. The lake perch on its bed of vanilla'ed black rice was very pleasant. A glass of chilled...More

Thank ianfrimleygreensmith
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. A must visit when in Lugano. You must have the chocolate fondant. The best we have ever had (anywhere in the world)!

Thank foodjunkie102015
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Reception suggested this restaurant, and we're so glad they did as the food is spectacular. Great pasta, wonderful risotto, a truly inventive menu and really nice dinner.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 19 May 2018

So happy to have been strolling by this lovely restaurant at lunch hour. Wow! There were four of us and each beautifully presented dish was better than the first. My grain bowl salad was amazing and just perfect. Alice's attention to detail, starting with her...More

Thank bbhicks
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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, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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