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Restaurant Geissmatt

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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Central European
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St.-Karli-Strasse 13A, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 361 13 13
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Boss is cool and very straight to the guests. You hate or love him. He has a very frank and forthright way to deal with you. We loved his humour. So amusing way to serve us like a Italian king. the food was fantastic and more than enough. let the boss choose your wine. it is reasonably priced. we... More 

Thank oigen2016
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Italian, swiss and international food, nice ambiance and service, view of the river Reuss. Fair price. Reservation in good time in advance needed

Thank nicolasbT8793WR
Munich, Germany
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of lucernes pearls. Adorable food from very local producers. They only have one menue so it's always a surprise what you'll get until you there. So it' absolutly fresh, exploring and always delicous. To the four courses they have a small range of suiting great wines. Just go for it!

Thank M K
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Recently I visit this restaurant, it was one of our must visit's list. I have to say I was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong the food is very good but the portion is rather small in my opinion. The service is very friendly by I guess one of the owner/manager. The whole time I saw him greeting, talking... More 

Thank travelust11
Chicago IL, USA
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It's easy to get a sub-par meal in this touristy town, but you won't find one here! The place is just outside the tourist area in a quiet residential zone, and it's family run and staffed. Almost all the patrons seemed to be local, and there was just enough of a language barrier between us (using all the German, French... More 

Thank BadAngus
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The only reason I am writing this review is that the staff and chef were so delightful, the food exceptional and the wine list had some amazing obscure wines. The prior critical review was obviously written by an Aussie who likes his meat well done and should eat at home. The experience was seriously nice and we have been fortunate... More 

Thank Lus10tig
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118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Having been a long time TA user AND contributor, I am starting to wonder about the quality of reviews, I must admit. We are currently in Europe and visited this restaurant and am dumbfounded by the high rating this restaurant receives, as our experience was far from ideal. I always try to provide a balanced review. We arrived at 6pm... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was our first night in Lucerne and based on the reviews we knew we had to go here. We were not let down. They open at 6PM and they prefer reservations. Their outdoor patio was apparently booked for 3 weeks. Bruno greeted us and treated us to a very special dinner. There are no choices here. It's a 5... More 

Thank Lloyd S
Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

What can I say about our experience at Geismatt? The food is fabulous - fresh, and created by a staff who clearly know their stuff! Our first meal in Lucerne was awful - like airplane food - so it was especially lovely to enjoy a meal made by people who care about food. (Prosciutto and fresh cheese, a delicious risotto,... More 

Thank Amanda d
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

There is no menu = the menu changes daily according to local harvests. The food was fresh and inventive and the staff was friendly and unobtrusive. It attracted a fashionable local crowd - we were the only tourists that night.

Thank Merrily302

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St.-Karli-Strasse 13A, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 361 13 13

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?