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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 - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, 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
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Tempting tastes in majestic surroundings

In an elegant and refined setting,...
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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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Creative and interesting combinations of food

The Michelin Star is well deserved. Reserve in advance and let them select the wines to the individual courses

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
Barbara L
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The Michelin Star is well deserved. Reserve in advance and let them select the wines to the individual courses

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

Dear Esteemed Guest, thank you for your comment on tripadvisor. We are very glad your exctations were met. We are pleased you enjoyed the cuisine of our Chef Bertogna and his team. We are looking forward to welcoming you again for a new culinary experience. Best regards More 

Parkland, Florida
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

As gourmet lovers we had a very nice experience at this restaurant. Great service, nice views and quality food.

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Thank DeniseC2576
Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, we thank you so much for your time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. Our Chef Christian Bertogna offers, i an elegant and refined setting, a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine – an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours. We are happy you enjoyed, beside the deliciuos dishes, the high level of service, as well the... More 

london uk
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

WE absolutely loved it! we were there for a family trip, and for a reunion. fantastic and attentive professional service, delicious food and unbeatable views. having the park, the lake right there is also great, lots to do for all. a short walk to the town center ( the lovely town is quite small)

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

Dear Esteemed Guest, we thank you so much for your time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. We are glad that your family reunion has been great with us, and that you could enjoy the deliciuos food in our Restaurant Le Relais surrounded by amazing nature. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again Best regards More 

Melbourne, Australia
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A stunning restaurant. Dinner on the terrace was a wonderful experience (at least until the storm hit, and we finished inside; all in all, quite exciting). The degustation menu was really first class, with matching wines. Certainly no lack of food and wine. The service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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Thank FunTimes030
Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, we thank you so much for your time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read you enjoyed the degustation Menu offered from our Chef and the high level of service, as well our beautiful terrace. Our Sommelier, Mr Del Fante is one of the best in the Region. We are looking forward to... More 

Rockland, Maine
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We came here today to explore a Swiss city, buy chocolates and enjoy a leisurely lunch over looking Lake Lugano. It was a perfect day as the weather was warm and sunny without being too hot! We were surrounded by beautiful gardens with tropical plants (bananas and palm trees). The menu was pricey and extensive and we had enough cutlery... More 

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

Dear Esteemed Guest, we thank you so much for your time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that your enjoyed our Chef 's light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine – an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours. We are happy you enjoyed, beside the deliciuos dishes, the high level of service, as well our beautiful... More 

Valencia Province, Spain
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Swiss hospitality and standards at their best with romantic views of the lake and mountains. Our requirements for our choice of food and wine were fully met.

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Thank penny2005
Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, we thank you so much for your time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. Our Chef Christian Bertogna offers, i an elegant and refined setting, a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine – an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours. We are happy you enjoyed, beside the deliciuos dishes, the high level of service, as well our... More 

Chatou, France
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a very enjoyable meal in a beautiful setting. The service was good and for a 5 star hotel the price was not extortionate.

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

Dear Esteemed Guest, thank you for your time to review our Restaurant Le Relais-Tempting tastes in majestic surroundings as you perfectly describe. We are proud to be the only Hotel in Lugano with two Gourmet Restaurant. Our aim is to give in all our outlets a personalized and professional service. We will share your words with the entire staff as... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Set in summer on a wonderful terrace with views of the lake the food and service fully live up to the hotel of which it is part. Certainly to be recommended for dinner. Or lunch.

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

Dear Esteemed Guest, we thank you so much for your time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. Our Chef Christian Bertogna offers, i an elegant and refined setting, a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine – an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours. We are happy you enjoyed, beside the deliciuos dishes, the high level of service, as well our... More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food is, and always has been excellent. The service is excellent, but for some people maybe a little overwhelming. The atmosphere, the decoration, the quality is 5 star. Haute cuisine with prices commensurate.

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

Dear Esteemed Guest, thank you for your time to review our Restaurant Le Relais-Tempting tastes in majestic surroundings as you perfectly describe. We are proud to be the only Hotel in Lugano with two Gourmet Restaurant. Our aim is to give in all our outlets a personalized and professional service. We will share your words with the entire staff as... More 

Switzerland
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Villa Castagnola is now the hotel and the restaurant to eat in Lugano. This Grand Hotel is really grand and hotellerie is at its best. The food in the restaurant Le Relais is traditional, with a twist, yet modern. Excellent, light, beautifully presented. Worth while visit.

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

Dear Esteemed Guest, thank you for your comment on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read that your experience at Villa Castagnola and Restaurant Le Relais, has met your expectations. Our Chef Christian Bertogna offers a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine – an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours. We will share your words to the entire Team, as... 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 45 - 121
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Italian

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 - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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