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Via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41(0)91 911 30 81
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Ranked #39 of 248 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Montreux, Switzerland
2 reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Lugano, Switzerland
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Lovely and elengant place in the middle of Lugano. Food is very good and service is excellent. I by chance Lino is around, he make you feeling at home. Perfect for biz lunch.

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Falls Church, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Fresh fruit, croissants and capuccino. I was in heaven. But there was more-hard boiled eggs, yogurts, pastries, sandwiches, hams and cheese. And a choice of beverages. For an additional fee guests could choose and American or British breakfast that included either omelettes or pancakes.

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