Named after the fancy Italian fishing village just south of Genoa, Portofino is yet another Italian restaurant in Lucerne's old town. This one, however, has a fresh and hip atmosphere that's lacking in more traditional restaurants nearby. The wooden decor with matt walls and retro lighting offer a cosy and peaceful alternative to the bustling old town streets outside. There is a noticeable focus on healthy eating here, we started with the mixed salad followed by homemade pasta, both were simple but full of flavour. It has some more experimental fusion dishes on the menu too, such as an Italian take on ceviche and steak tartare. The food came well presented and the prices were fair. A lunch menu is also available, call in advance to book a table as it can get busy on weekdays.