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Via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41(0)91 911 30 81
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Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Stop buy an grab a pizza

The restaurant is good, but take away is cheaper! stop by and take something...very good. I can't write mo

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Maria Antoniett... P
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English first
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The restaurant is good, but take away is cheaper! stop by and take something...very good. I can't write mo

Thank Maria Antoniett... P
Auckland, New Zealand
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This place isn't cheap for lunch....but it wasn't until after we were seated and watch some locals that we realised that we might have been able to order the deli food to eat there. Instead we ordered of the limited, expensive but very nice menu. The food was outstanding and the place is very "happening". 95CHF for lunch for three... More 

Thank travellingbuzz
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221 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 

Thank Michael F
Lugano, Switzerland
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank SaRaksha
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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!

Thank Barblepa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank michele L
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Chelsea M
Montreux, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

1 Thank Lloyd William I
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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!

1 Thank Sienna3
St. Louis
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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!

Thank Schmeckl

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Italian


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