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Osteria Gallo d'Oro

Via Cantonale 3/A, Davesco-Sorango, Lugano, Switzerland
+41 (0)91 941 19 43
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Ranked #52 of 244 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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83% Recommend
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  • Italian first
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English first
Palomino, Colombia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The food is fantastic, the service is great. However, the interior is not so cozy and the prices are extremely high.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Mateo is the owner of the bets restaurant of the Canton of Ticino. He manage it perfectly and the food is excellent, the burrata ( mozzarella) the " pasta" and the fishes are all cooked in an interesting Toscana way. ask for the best desert in the world " le mille folle" sublime!

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

let's be honest. Food is NOT the reason you will travel to Switzerland. France, Italy, Belgium and Spain are the kings in the subject. So once you clarify this, there are good restaurants in many cities. NONE compare to the best of other countries but yoy can always find a nice restaurant with good food (I would stay away from... More

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Como, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We enjoyed all the surprised contained in the way the food is served, and also the possibility to have a different wines (one glass) for each course;This was really an amazing experience, all you can produce with food, served in an elegant, yet not at all snobby manner from a young crew.

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Zürich
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I have lived in Lugano for six years now and am yet to find better cuisine than here. Specialities are all fresh and well made. The wine selection does not leave room for wishes (unless one doesnt like italian wines). Don't ask for Ketchup!

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Mill Valley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

One of the finest restaurants we have ever eaten in , and as it has evolved over the years, we love it even more. The food just gets better, the owners Matteo and Lisa radiate their love for their little restaurant. The quality level never alters, and you will have things you just cannot get elsewhere......Do not miss it when... More

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Trieste, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

When you are abroad and you can find a restaurant where the cooking is exactly the one you can find at home what else you can ask for? A small restaurant above Lugano with nice service and good wines. Recommended for business lunches.

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Padua, Italy
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421 reviews 421 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My Darling and I visited this restaurant on a busy Friday night travelling from down town Lugano by taxi ( 71 euros return trip , only 8-10 minutes each way , on each occasion having to endure loud and politically opinionated Sicilian drivers... but it was a Mercedes, at least.) The restaurant is quite impressive perched on the hill, its... More

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