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Rathausquai 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 17 44
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11:30 - 23:30
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Engelberg, Switzerland
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time of food and drink,I visit last time with my friends to have a aperitif and second time with family to eat dinner,with beautiful location and polite service makes it all count.food was very good,specially a big thanks to our service lady SHEILA.both days she does a great job,we are very happy with our experience and... More 

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1 Thank Jaswinder S
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Jaswinder S A big thank you for your excellent review on TripAdvisor – your recommendation of our restaurant is very much appreciated! We indeed work hard to provide a great experience to our guests: professional and friendly service as well as high quality Italian food, prepared with love and enthusiasm. It will be a pleasure to forward your compliments... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending over three weeks in Lucerne on business and trying many different restaurants and types of restaurants over the course of the visit, this place gets my vote for the best pizza that I had in town. I think we visited here 3 times during the stay and it was consistently good. I love a good pizza and with... More 

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Thank Chopsterboy
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Chopsterboy A big thank you for your 5***** review and recommendation of our restaurant – your comments are very much appreciated! We are pleased and honoured by your 1st place rating of our pizzas throughout Lucerne. We do indeed give our utmost to provide a great Italian experience to our guests. If you have the chance to visit beautiful... More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We didn't have any previous indication, just a feeling when passing by. And i'm glad we'd came in. Although quite early for our portuguese habits, it was rush hour for swiss standards (6:30pm, saturday...). Almost full, the service was fast and efficient and the food very good (my wild mushroom's risotto was fantastic!)

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Thank ReiLeao
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear ReiLeao A big thank you for your positive feedback on TripAdvisor – your words are very much appreciated! We are pleased to hear that our service and food totally fulfilled your expectations since we endeavour to provide a great Italian experience to our guests. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again! More 

Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered carpacaios and they were terrible. They had serviced while meats were frozen just took it from freezer and service it. Also color was very funny it was light brown we had returned all of them.

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Thank Dogu63
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Dogu63 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that our carpaccio didn’t fulfil your expectaions. We have taken your comments very seriously and will follow up on them. Please be assured that this is not our usual standard at all since we strive hard to provide high quality Italian food and... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Weekends are always packed in luzern, however the restaurant was able to welcome us with a table for 9 people, the manager was very attentive and personally toke our orders, food was delicious and extra requests have been delivered. Da ernesto is an italian restaurant facing the river of luzern, it offers lots of varities such as seafood, chicken, redmeat,... More 

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Thank Los T
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Los T A big thank you for your informative 5***** review on TripAdvisor! Your words are very much appreciated; we do not need to add anything except we will pass your compliments to the manager and hope to welcome you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

On New Year's Eve afternoon my girlfriend and I spoke directly to the owner about a table for the night. He guaranteed us one at nine o'clock ("Come at 9 o'clock and you'll find a table"). That night we arrived perfectly on time but both the waiter and the owner pretended not to know anything and we didn't get our... More 

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Thank Martina G
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Martina G Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We would like to apologize that you didn’t have the chance to get a table. This is not our usual standard; we have taken your comments very seriously and will follow up on them since we strive hard to provide a great experience to all our guests... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It was our last stop in Switzerland after 2 weeks of visiting Zurich, Grindelwald, Zermatt and finally Lucerne... We have received excellent hospitality everywhere until we walked into this restaurant while strolling along the river! A waiter 'greeted' us at the door with 'no meat, only pastas and pizzas' then walked away! Well, we felt fine with having either for... More 

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Thank MrsJaniceFoo
CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear MrsJaniceFoo Thank you very much for taking the time to write a detailed review. We are really sorry that our service team was not able to fulfil your expectations and your last stop in Switzerland ended with a negative experience. We have taken your comments very seriously and will follow up on them. This is not our usual standard,... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I brought my Son to eat pizza. I ordered a bolognese spaghetti. Both turned out to be surprisingly good especially pizza, very tasty and juicy. Wine recommended was dry and that was I wanted. Will visit again

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Thank ridliow
JSGastrag, Inhaber at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear ridliow Many thanks for your positive feedback and we are very please that we could fulfil your expectations. We strive hard to do so! We have many other Italian highlights on our menu so we will look forward to your next visit! Best regards More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Walking along the river we came across this restaurant and decided to stay and eat. We were seated inside, and the place was very busy, we were lucky to get a table. The service was great, good english spoken!! The food was good, although we felt it was expensive for what we got., The tiramisu was so yummy, could've had... More 

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Thank Robanna121
JSGastrag, Inhaber at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear Robanna121 Why not return for a second portion of Tiramisu! We apologise that your service experience was not 100%. We have reiiterated to our service team how important it is to provide a great customer experience and to foresee our guests`needs. We hope to see you again one day soon! Best regards More 

Out West
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187 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I came across this restaurant by happenstance - just walking around this beautiful city near the supper hour - and decided to drop in. I had the pizza - and what a wonderful creation it was. Waitress Viktoria ensured that the food was delicious and the beer cold. For someone traveling on a budget, this place should be kept in... More 

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Thank I-heart-Travel
JSGastrag, Inhaber at Da Ernesto, responded to this review

Dear I-heart-Travel We are very glad that you found us during your travels and we very much appreciate your great review. We hope to see you again one day so that you can enjoy the view over mt. Pilatus, the chapel-bridge, the river and the Italian experience of Da Ernesto. Best regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rathausquai 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 410 17 44
Description
Italianita. La Vita è bella!Wir leben die Herzlichkeit, die Warme und die offene Art des Italieners. We overlook Lucerne`s river Reuss, chapel bridge and Mt. Pilatus!

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