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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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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classy experience

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Hotel Restaurant at the Villa Castagnola: Not surprisingly, the food is good (the hotel is excellent), but not extraordinary and the prices are, even for Lugano, steep: hardly a bottle of wine for less than 50 SF, a 5th cru Margaux is at 92 SF. Veal carpaccio over 30 SF. But probably, you have to consider that you are paying... More 

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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. We are very happy to read that you have apprecciated your stay at the Villa, and its beautiful setting, so as the service and the food at our Gourmet Restaurant. We send you our best regards from sunny Lugano. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Of three courses, one was beautifully presented and full of flavour but lacking in quantity, a second was bland and a third was nice. The free 'appetiser' was returned unfinished. All came with good service but a high price. Down in the centre of town there's much better value to be had.

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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. We are delighted to read that you were satisfied with our service, and the Menu offered at our Restaurant. Every advice is well accepted, and we apprecciate your honest comment, which we will share with the entire team. We are looking forward to have you soon again as our... More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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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52 reviews
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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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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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8 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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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
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

Address: Viale Castagnola 31 | Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano 6906, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 91 973 25 55
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 124
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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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 41 - 124
  • 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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