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Via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41(0)91 911 30 81
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Where is the pesto?

We were staying at Lenno on Lake Como and took at day out in Legano. We had yet to find a deli that did a true Italian sandwich so we were really pleased to come across this promising place. It had excellent Italian produce with a range of different types of breads and fillings yet still no pesto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chesterfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were staying at Lenno on Lake Como and took at day out in Legano. We had yet to find a deli that did a true Italian sandwich so we were really pleased to come across this promising place. It had excellent Italian produce with a range of different types of breads and fillings yet still no pesto fillings. We... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Yes, Lugano is overpriced. But Ligano has also not much to offer in terms of good food and good service, I think. This place, instead, does offer good food and good service. Still a bit overprices, but what can you do? This is what the city is! At least in this case you pay for something! The place is very... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Incredibly delicious street-side 'take away' food. We were amazed at the freshness and the extremely large sandwiches and pizza that were displayed. We could not resist and were not sorry, in fact, my mouth is watering now just thinking about what we had to eat the day we visited Lugano. A 'don't miss' for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lunch had finished and we were invited to have antipasto. We were given a plate of sliced cured meat with some olives on it and a wooden tray with perhaps 8 small pieces of cheese, accompanied by slices of stale baguette. This came to a total of €38. Terrible value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Dante Lugano Hotel, which was right next door to Gabbani. We kept walking by it and stopped by to have the pizza twice (AMAZING) and once we walked by and they were serving to-go containers of white truffle risotto! In the street! White truffle risotto! We had literally just eaten or we would have bought some.... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I found out that the family have been butchers for 4 generations so I had the best ribeye stake in ages

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Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The aubergines parmiggiano is excellent, as was everything else we took for dinner at the appt we rented for a week. Great service, varied fresh dishes each day, not to be missed! As soon as we came back our biggest regret was not having taken more food back with us!

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St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed in Lugano for a summer... Always managed to swing by for aperitivo on a Wednesday. The sangria was good and well priced. Lots of options, but crowded. You have to push and shove to get some food but the atmosphere is really fun especially when it spills into the street and it's nice outside!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Gabbani is a well known name in Lugano: you may get almost everything you wish, in food, vines, cheeses, fruits, breads. From sandwich, ready to go, to pizza, hot and fresh baked, to meat, raw or already cooked...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a small eatery in the heart of Lugano. You can either stay for a meal or buy bread and some sweets to go. We like to dine there at lunch because it is a good value with good food.

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Address: Via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41(0)91 911 30 81
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41(0)91 911 30 81

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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