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Via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41(0)91 911 30 81
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Ranked #40 of 237 restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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80% Recommend
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English first
Lugano, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Located in the old town just off the square Dante Center, this classic Italian salumari has fresh sandwiches, pizza, rolls and other scrumptious items for a nice packed lunch that you can enjoy by the lake on a bench. The choices in cured and air dried meats as well as olives, artichokes, mushrooms etc are mind boggling. There are also... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

A nice place, propper, stylish and in the very heart of the old town. Superior room was large for a Swiss hotel, nice wooden floor and the windows perfectly soundprooved. Room had a pleasant odor. Breakfast room very nice and lovely decorated, however they could pay a little bit more attention to details, such as filling up the breadbasket, refill... More

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Indaiatuba, SP
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

excellent salumeria,restaurant,next to lugano dante hotel,the cafe good and salumeria wonderful,great products,they have hotel,restaurant,bakery,enoteca,salumeria .

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