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Via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41(0)91 911 30 81
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent take away- from sandwhiches to a three course meal

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Asparagus risotto, Capretto (baby goat - typical Easter dish - really tasty), beef - and really really wonderful wine selection (I notice selected by the winner of world sommelier of the year!). The waiters were helpful, the other guests kind with our children... a superb meal I would repeat over and over again. The snacks with our pre-meal drinks kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I happened to be in Lugano last Wednesday and wandered into Gabbani in the late afternoon. They were setting up for the aperitivo and the place looked inviting so we came back an hour later and....WOW!! I was not expecting such a crowd on a rainy random March evening in Lugano! Great crowd, nice people, good wine and nice appetizers.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Not many people. Quite calm on a Friday night. The busiest day, I have been told, is Wednesday. On Friday they do not offer much to eat. Only parmigiano cheese. Quite expensive for what you get. 14 chf for a coke and a spritz. Service is average.

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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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