restaurant TOUTOU: Eat as much as you can
The Place is very nice, in modern style inside but there are also some tables in the street. The food is vietnamese and you can take as much as you can eat from the buffet for 24.50 CHF per person
Favorite Dish: What I liked more is chicken with pine apple
Beck: Nice bread
It was the aroma of the bread that lead me there. I bought 2 bread, one with cheese and ham and another with tomatoes. I love bread and could live on bread only and their breads are goooooood....
Favorite Dish: Cheese and Ham Cross. They are soft and the cheese is yummy.
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Mt Pilatus: Restaurant with a view
There are two choices of restaurants at the top of Mt Pilatus. One is more of a cafeteria self serve style. Both are fine for a quick lunch and beer with a great view. From the cafeteria style restaurant, you may get to view the hang gliders trying to take off from the down slope.
Co-Op Restaurant: Cheap decent lunch at the Co-Op
After spending CHF105 at a pub for dinner the night before, we decided that a cheaper lunch was in order. If the main point of your trip to Switzerland is culinary sampling, then this is probably not for you. However, if you're on a budget, give the restaurant at the Luzern Co-Op department store a try. For around CHF15, I got a swiss steak with gravy and sides, a dessert, and drink. It was similar to an Ikea restaurant, but the quality was much better. It's a perfect stop if you're doing a lot of shopping.
Favorite Dish: I only had the Swiss steak with peppercorn gravy, which was the special of the day. It was not gourmet, but very good nonetheless.
Emilio Cafeteria: Authentic Swiss
We found this cozy place while walking around Lucerne. Pasquale wanted me to sample a traditional winter Swiss meal and this place offered it on the menu. The location is central on a small street. Inside you will find that it is very small and cozy and the tables are very close together.
Favorite Dish: You must try the Ailpermakronen - its a pasta and cheese dish with a drizzling of fried onions - served with side of applesace. Delicious!!
Try the hot chocolate
I found a local pub that was opened on a Sunday night. I ordered something I thought was a coffee. OH MY GOD! Ok, it was more like a hot chocolate, but I have NEVER IN MY LIFE TASTED SOMETHING SOOOOO GOOD! The Swiss are known for their chocolate, and you have to have one!
Favorite Dish: Hot chocolate / coffee
Wirtshaus Taube: Get local in a cozy restaurant
This restaurant by the river Reuss is a nice place with woodden tables and a cozy atmosphere. The 'Dove restaurant' is a trendy place with local specialties - many dishes are meat based, so you'd better not be a vegetarian.
Favorite Dish: I had a cold dish with some local sliced cold meat (speck, salami and ham) and local cheese (emmenthal of course). Another dish we took was hot sausages with a cabbage base and mashed potatoes.
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Local specialities to keep an eye out for are led by the celebrated Luzerner Kügelipastete – many Old Town restaurants spell it out in dialect along the lines of Lozärner Chögalipaschtetli, also often prefixed by ächti (authentic). This heartwarming, stomach-lining dish is a glorified vol-au-vent, a large puff-pastry shell filled with a super-rich concoction of diced veal and mushrooms in a creamy sauce – veggie versions omitting the veal aren’t hard to find. Otherwise, fish is the thing, in endless varieties: you’ll see Forellen (trout), Egli (perch), Felchen (a kind of white fish) and Hecht (pike) on most menus, virtually all of it plucked fresh from the lake – as witnessed by the stalls groaning with finny gogglers in the twice-weekly Old Town markets.
Wash it all down either with a Kaffee fertig, a coffee laced with Schnapps, or a Kafi Luz, traditionally seen in Canton Luzern outside the city but nowadays easy to find in the Old Town cafés. The right way to make one is to put a five-franc coin in a vase-shaped glass, pour hot coffee in until you can’t see the coin, then add Schnapps until the coin becomes visible again. Stir in two large spoons of sugar, and you have the perfect farmers’ pick-me-up.
Luzern has a fine range of eating and drinking venues covering all budgets – the crowded, generic places that are in plain view tend to be least interesting, but a small amount of backstreet searching will turn up plenty of more rewarding places.
I don't remember!: A nice place at Old Town!
During my time in Lucerne,I didn't had any meals in the city,we had a nice lunch in our way from Munich to Lucerne.Visiting the old town,our guide told us that the nice house that you can see on the picture is a nice place to eat in the old town and with very reasonable prices.The only thing that I know is that is a good buffet and is located at Painters Quarter just next to the riverside.Then I can't remember the name,sorry about that,but you won't find another house like that in Lucerne's Old Town!.
Favorite Dish: But I know a nice place also in the old town!.If you just want a snack or a piece of cake or pastry and a coffe,then I know a good place,it is named CAFE EMILIO and is located in the city center close to the lakefront.I had a huge appel cake and a capuchino coffe for about 7 Euros,not too expensive with prices in Switzerland!.
Heini Cafe-Confiserie: Heini: breakfast and snacks
heini is a great place for breakfasts if you are into enjoying huge pieces of cake. Normally you can get simple breakfasts from the restaurant hall itself, but if it's a slice of cake you want, you will have to buy it from the shop and bring it yourself to your table
Favorite Dish: All sorts of cakes are delicious, especially the raspberry pie. It's also possible to oder sandwiches and have a snack/lunch: do so and order a coke... see the little jug in the picture? Theey brought it to us filled with freshly-squeezed lemon juice! I wonder what happened to te old traditional slice of lemon
Located inside a strangely decorated house (demons, not turn-of-the-century frescos), you can find this traditional swiss restaurant specializing in... potatoes! Rösti to be more precise, actually, which are boiled-grated-fried (in that order) potatoes - and they are delicious!
Favorite Dish: Rösti everything: from the traditional ones with an egg on top (spiegelei) or with ham (schinken) or zürich-style with meat. There are also more creative rösti compositions, but I believe that the traditional ones are the best
Hotel Albana - Weggis: Dining with a Superb View
The Panorama Restaurant in the hotel has a wonderful view of Lake Lucerne and Weggis.
They serve a menu of home-made pasta, locally obtained meat, fish and vegetables from the Weggis market-gardens. You can also treat yourself to hand-made pralinès, creative desserts and ice-creams .
Old Swiss House.: Old Swiss House
The Old Swiss House, built in 1859, is located near the Lion Monument. This old house is very beautiful and the interior decorations date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. For example, the stained glass windows date back to 1575 and a beautiful handmade porcelain tiled stove is dated 1636. The food is traditional Swiss and it is excellent, not to forget the wine cellar.
Fritschi Restaurant: Swiss Kitchen
There's absolutely nothing pretentious about this beerhall/brasserie, where clients have been enjoying traditional food since 1602. The building that contains it has an outrageously colorful replica of a medieval fresco on its facade, and an interior pair of dining rooms, one of which contains a bar, and both of which are sheathed in richly intricate marquetry. Menu items --all familiar to your Swiss great-grandmother--include four kinds of pork schnitzel; entrecote of beef; sliced veal with a mushroom-flavored cream sauce; and sliced veal with morels. There is also a selection of fondues, any of which are better to taste during cold weather.
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