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Osteria Gallo d'Oro

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Via Cantonale 3/A, Davesco-Sorango, Lugano, Switzerland
+41 (0)91 941 19 43
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good, solid restaurant

Some of the dishes are exquisite, others very good. There's a lot of choice and the best approach is to just follow the host's recommendations. Don't miss the starters, pasta is excellent, some of the secondi are unique, great choice of desserts (Millefoglie is noteworthy). It's a notch on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
west1975
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

If you are looking for great food and a theatrical experience in Lugano, this is your restaurant. This was my 4th visit, and it gets better every time. The first time I had a special of roast goat with artichokes, which I liked so much remember it from 3 years ago. Subsequently I have had a beautiful crab pasta, amazing... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed this place the most while we visited Lugano. Warm service and outstanding food makes you want to return. Seafood and pasta dishes were good and a good value. Mushrooms were in season and they were great!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Some of the dishes are exquisite, others very good. There's a lot of choice and the best approach is to just follow the host's recommendations. Don't miss the starters, pasta is excellent, some of the secondi are unique, great choice of desserts (Millefoglie is noteworthy). It's a notch on the pricey side for what you get. That said, everything is... More 

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Thank west1975
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We were taken to this restaurant by a dear local friend. The welcome was nice , the food delicious. We had the capesante and fish of the day followed by the famous Mille foglie dessert. A bit pricey but for a special occasion I would return.

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Thank Swissmiss6969
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

We chose this restaurant from a search list here on tripadvisor and we were very satisfied by our choice. We both ordered just one course, Linguini ai frutti di mare, as we were in a hurry, and it was delicious! I liked the quality and freshness of the food, the friendly service and the fair price. We will return for... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you like good food and wine, this restaurant is a must. You can't miss it going to Lugano. I recommned the full course, as many dishes as you can eat. I tried several and all were excelente !!!

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Thank Juan Salvador G
Lugano, Switzerland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Excellent food, service and wine and with restful lighting at dinner time it is p[robably one of the best restaurants in Lugano. Always a pleasure to eat there. Not cheap but good value!

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Thank Colin H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Excellent food and variety in all meals. From appetizers to main dished you cannot make a wrong choice. Famous its Millefoglie Matteo is a great entertainer. Definitely expensive, but high end quality

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Cusco, Peru
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great food at Gallo D'oro, we had really a nice dinner with a lovely bottle of good wine. Great location and great service. Recommend.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food, simple and always delicious, made with highest quality ingredients. This restaurant is one of the few with character in Lugano, and it truly feels like being in Italy. Definitely worth the 'climb'! Well done!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cantonale 3/A, Davesco-Sorango, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 (0)91 941 19 43

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 100
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?