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La Tinera

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via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Ossobuco with risotto was delicious! Service was great. Loved that they served wine in ceramic bowls. Truly a delightful find.

Thank SEC247
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In this authentic Ticino restaurant you will enjoy not only delicious food, but also wonderful service. So friendly! We enjoyed osso bucco and the meat was so tender and flavorful. We loved our desserts as well. Delicious panna cotta as well as tiramasu Highly recommended to get away from the tourist restaurants and eat here!

Thank simplefamilytravel
Lugano, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

La Tinera is an intimate cozy restaurant with a ton of ambience, it is situated in the center of Lugano. Very close to the Dante Hotel from where many customers come from. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive, A very well selected local Ticino/Italian menu, every day they have a pre-selected special meal on their menu. I think they... More 

Thank 301Jacko
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We found this restaurant after a few days of rather expensive run of the mill places to eat. But this restaurant was superb. Great ambience. Reasonable prices. Very good food and served by friendly waiters. Make it a must in Lugano.

Thank jgperkin8
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dinner, waiter extremely helpful, service was prompt and delicious osso bucco with polenta. Had flan for dessert, also delicious. Will return. Very pleased. Prices reasonable.

Thank kendall33176
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Very local menu, I can recommend the different Risottos, the ossobucco and the horse steak. Deserts were amazing, my favorite was the homemade tiramisu and the Creme caramel. Waiter was super friendly and tried very hard to accommodate for our poor Italian language skills. Place had a very local feel, including serving excellent local wine in porcelain bowls

Thank marianne a
Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We went to La Tinera as we were looking for place to have an early dinner in Lugano. The entrance is rather hidden in the city centre and the restaurant itself located in a cozy cellar room. We were the first guests and the service was extremely friendly and welcoming. My husband ordered Ossobuco with Risotto (delicious!!!) and I had... More 

Thank Sky_Zurich
Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My cousin and I had lunch here based on a lady at the tourist information center's recommendation. We loved it! It was small and cozy, the service was great even though the place was very busy, and the food was great. We each got one of the specials and loved it. I had the pumpkin ravioli and she had the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The polenta and chicken were good, green salad was only iceberg lettuce. The waiters were efficient but not warm, ambience comfortable and cozy.

Thank Joanie E
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

La Tinera is an underground restaurant, a small place without windows not nice views, that you will really need to go around the block a few times to actually find it. I like these kind of places, because as there is no possibility to accidentally find it, there is two things they can do to get a recomendation: good food... More 

Thank Melodian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via dei Gorini 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano

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