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Ristorante Federale

piazza della Riforma 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 91 75
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“pasta dishes” (2 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“great service” (4 reviews)
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Swiss, Seafood, European, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
piazza della Riforma 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day in Lugano with my friends and decided to have lunch here. Ordered starters bruschetta mushrooms and tomatoes which were good then mixed salad each but it was far too much vinegar so sour. The salad wasn’t very greasy as there were rotten...More

Thank RegL88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has water views and is in the heart of the city on a square. Lots of outdoor seating, which is fine for most of the year. They have an inner, covered terrace with heaters and a proper indoor seating area. Initial service was...More

Thank oransome
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Food was good, service was good and average prices. Nice to sit outside, has a good view of the mountains and the town hall.

Thank Bianca S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Attracted by the 'buzz' of people enjoying their food we managed to find a table and then enjoyed pizzas that were well cooked and promptly served. Our waiter seemed to vanish and it took a long time to get 'Ill conto' despite several requests. Other...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a great location in Lugano, on the main square near the Municipal Building. You can sit outside. Great food and wine.

Thank S D
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

It's been many years since I've eaten here but the place has held up well, with updated menu and well executed food. Most come for the excellent range of pizzas but try some of the non-pasta dishes which are very good (lamb dish was very...More

1  Thank SingaporeBms
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The place is nice. It was a nice weather sunny and a little chilli so you could choose if to sit outside or in the porch, roof covered but opened directly to the piazza. The menu is kind of original and you don't find the...More

1  Thank ABGT_718
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Needed somewhere to eat one evening and stopped by here on the offchance. The food was great but be prepared for large portions!! They do box any leftovers for you if needs be. Food was great and even though I was eating alone, the waiters...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We like trying different places & on this day for lunch we went to Ristorante Federale to share another Hawaiin Pizza & we were in no way disappointed. Again brilliant & quick service & always with a smile. We loved it & will return again...More

1  Thank Carringtonfs
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We travelled by train for 5 1/2 hours to be in Lugano for a half a day, and in particular, to revisit the Federale Restaurant, as we had a very good experience there in February of this year. So we came back, and we were...More

Thank Hugo W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza della Riforma 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 923 91 75
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