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Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

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Viale Castagnola 31 | Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano 6906, Switzerland
+41 91 973 25 55
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This restaurant is at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
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7:30 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tempting tastes in majestic surroundings In an elegant and refined...
Tempting tastes in majestic surroundings In an elegant and refined setting, our chef Christian Bertogna offers a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine - an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours. During the warm season lunch and dinner are served on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the garden and the lake. The Sala Rosa and Sala Goya are the perfect venue for celebrations: from family luncheons to business meetings, from wedding banquets to romantic candlelit evenings. Maitre d'Hotel: Emilio Del Fante
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  • 39
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Historical hotel, big park, near the sea, at highest level

I have already eaten many times here, and always been very happy about it! A big chimney room, where you may enjoy a tea, good traditional meals, served with class and care, really pleasant surrounding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Lucia R
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Lugano, Switzerland
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  • Scenic view
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Lugano, Switzerland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have already eaten many times here, and always been very happy about it! A big chimney room, where you may enjoy a tea, good traditional meals, served with class and care, really pleasant surrounding.

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, thank you for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor. The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola will have its 130th anniversary this year, an amazing goal, full of family tradition, passion and commitments. We are delighted to read that we do meet your expectations everytime you visit us, our chef Christian Bertogna offers a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine –... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a lovely meal recently at this restaurant. The service was excellent, the menu varied, the wine selection interesting and the food very good.

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Zorloni, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you very much for your very nice comment. We are glad to read that you appreciated the culinary offer as well as the wine selection of our restaurant Le Relais. We will surely forward your compliments and look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano More 

Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had Christmas day lunch here. The set meal was very well balanced and executed with each course being delicious What made the lunch special was the excellent service with personal greetings from both the General Manager and the Restaurant Manager. Any minor glitches were dealt with immediately with an apology and a smile We had a wonderful lunch over... More 

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Zorloni, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear guest, we thank you for your lovely comment about your Christmas Lunch with us. We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your lunch at Restaurant Le Relais and that you appreciated the attentiveness and kindness of our staff. We will certainly forward your compliments to our colleagues and would be delighted to welcoming you back soon for... More 

East Amherst NY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The restaurant was good but not remarkable so that we were there only once.Very good service and good food.I am sorry but i do not remember what we ate since we travelled all over for 4 weeks

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Zorloni, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you for sharing your thoughts about Restaurant Le Relais. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your evening at our restaurant. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon for an even more memorable experience. Kindest regards Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola More 

Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have been to Lugano many times but had never dined in the Ristorante Le Relais at the Grand Hotel Villa Castegnola. We have friends in Lugano and Chiasso and invited them to join us for the evening. Surprisingly, they had never eaten there either. I had read many reviews on TripAdvisor and thought this would be a great experience.... More 

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Zorloni, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your beautiful comment. We are truly happy to read that you enjoyed your excperience at our restaurant. Indeed, as you noticed, the restaurant offers a quite unique setting and lake view. The dishes, also often seen as culinaric artworks, are much appreciated from our guests. We will surely forward your compliments to the respective... More 

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122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went to Relais as a second choice and it didn't stand to the expectations. Very fancy and elegant but the food was average nothing special for the price.

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Zorloni, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you for sharing your thoughts of our Restaurant Le Relais and we are very sorry to read that the experience didn’t satisfy your expectations. We sincerely hope to be able to welcoming you back in order to give you a second chance to try our Restaurant. Kindest regards Letizia Gianora Sale&Marketing Manager More 

New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Place created for romance. With its location, food and piano player its wonderful place to dine. reservation is must especially in the Summer. Every table was taken. Have aperitif at the bar very classy decorated

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Zorloni, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you for your comment. We are happy to know that you liked our restaurant Le Relais and are sorry that all tables were taken. We will make shure that for your next visit a table will be reserved for you. We look forward to welcome you back soon at our beautiful Villa Castagnola Kindest regards Giacomo... More 

Irvine, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed at the hotel and loved it so much we ate here twice during our 4 day stay. Particularly liked eating out on the terrace under the stars. The dishes were creative, rose wine delicious and service superb.

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Zorloni, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Many thanks for your very nice comment. We are delighted to read that you had the chance to fully enjoy our restaurant Le Relais. During summer time the terrace is a beautiful and unique spot from where to enjoy the park and the lake view. We will surely forward your compliments to the restaurant staff and look forward... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Finally cleared up enough to enjoy dinner on the patio under the stars. Maître d welcomed us with open arms and visited throughout the evening to ensure we were enjoying our dining experience. Provided some insight as to the local events and made some suggestions for our next day travels. Anyway, back to the food and service. Creative chef driven... More 

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Zorloni, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your nice comment. We are truly pleased to read that you had a great evening at our restaurant Le Relais. We are also happy to know that you fully appreciated the culinary offer and the care of our Maître! We will surely forward your compliments to the Relais staff and look forward to welcome... More 

New Jersey, USA
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Ordered a Caesar salad with chicken and although the chicken was excellent the salad was shockingly iceberg or similar tasteless lettuce instead of traditional romaine. View and service were good. We had planned to return for an expensive dinner but were so disappointed with lunch that we cancelled dinner.

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Zorloni, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your comment and remarks about our Restaurant Le Relais. We are sorry to read that the Caesar salad was not of your taste and we will certainly forward your remark to our Executive Chef. Although this experience, we hope to have the chance to welcome you back soon to fully enjoy our delightful Mediterranean... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Castagnola 31 | Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano 6906, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 973 25 55

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42 - 127
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Tempting tastes in majestic surroundings In an elegant and refined setting, our chef Christian Bertogna offers a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine - an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours. During the warm season lunch and dinner are served on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the garden and the lake. The Sala Rosa and Sala Goya are the perfect venue for celebrations: from family luncheons to business meetings, from wedding banquets to romantic candlelit evenings. Maitre d'Hotel: Emilio Del Fante
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?