The best Italian restaurants in Lucerne Padrino

The best Italian restaurants in Lucerne

Our local's tips for dining Italian style in Lucerne.

Switzerland's international cuisine is inspired by its neighbouring countries, and central Lucerne is no exception. Here are our favourite restaurants in the city...


Good food, great wine and a lovely view over Lake Lucerne: this is Padrino. Claudia and Giorgio Montella welcome diners from far and wide to their little Italian haven in the heart of Lucerne. Begin your evening with a glass of champagne and an assortment of antipasti and then tuck into Italian classics created with finest seasonal ingredients. Whatever your choice, you are in good hands.

Padrino: Haldenstrasse 4 CH 6006 Lucerne Tel. +41 (0)41 410 41 50,



Relaxed and with a wonderfully peaceful family atmosphere, Centro is an Italian restaurant where you can enjoy Mediterranean specialities in the dining room, bistro or on the terrace on a glorious day just outside Lucerne. From indulgent pasta to the best catch of the day, it’s all about fresh, local ingredients just as the Italians like it. 

Centro: Langensandstrasse 25 CH 6005 Lucerne Tel. +41 (0)41 367 90 10,

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La Cucina

With its elegant furnishings, chandeliers, wooden fittings and bistro-style chairs La Cucina brings a touch of La Dolce Vita to Lucerne. Apart from the delicious wood-fired pizzas the menu offers antipasti, risotto, pasta, fish and meat, all served by incredibly helpful staff.

La Cucina: Pilatusstrasse 29, 6003 Lucerne, +41 41 226 88 88,

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Grottino 1313

This atmospheric restaurant is know for its rapidly changing menu of innovative dishes that utilise seasonal market fresh ingredients. Dine on the patio on a summer's afternoon, or cosy up inside the candlelit interior in the winter.

Grottino 1313: Industriestrasse 7, 6005 Lucerne, Tel. +41 41 610 13 13,

1 Padrino
2 Centro
3 La Cucina
4 Grottino 1313