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All 249 Lugano Restaurants

Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

Viale Castagnola 31 | Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano, Switzerland
41 91 973 2555
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Ranked #10 of 249 Restaurants in Lugano
Price range: $40 - $120
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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6 reviews 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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

Genève
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I think all is in the title. Food is excellent, staff is very professional and friendly. We liked it so much that we even returned the next day. My husband liked the risotto with asparagus and foie gras a lot. He said that it was one of his best risotto.

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your very beautiful comment. We are really pleased to read that you appreciated our restaurant Le Relais and its cuisine. We will surely forward your compliments to the restaurant staff and look forward to welcome you back soon to enjoy other specialties of the restaurant or a delicious risotto! Kind regards Giacomo Bianchi Deputy... More

Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food is wonderful and the service is 5 star. Will return anytime that we are in Lugano. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect.

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

Dear Kery, We thank you so much for the nice comment. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our restaurant Le Relais and the staff’s courtesy and competence. We certainly will share your compliments among everybody. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back soon, maybe during the summer time, where our region show its bests sides!... More

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was one of the best meals we have ever had. Not only was the food and wine absolutely delicious the warmth and humour of the staff added to the experience.

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your very nice comment. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the food as well as our staff service. We love to make our clients feel at home and at ease with the environment of our beautiful Villa Castagnola. We look forward to welcome you back soon and give you the chance to... More

Lugano, Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Best hotel in Lugano with one of the best kitchens. There is not better service in Lugano. A romantic dinner in mind? Request a romantic table!

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

Dear Paul, thank you very much for your kind review . We are very thankful that you qualified the Restaurant Le Relais as one of the best kitchen in Lugano. As you mentioned, we always try to do our best to satisfy our guests’ requests, in order to make their visit memorable. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best... More

Miami Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

An amazing dining experience - attentive in every way to every need. Beautifully prepared and delicious at every course. Not to be missed.

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Gianora, Director of Sales at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Prensky, Thank you very much for your great comment. It is always a pleasure to hear that we were able to meet your expectations. Hoping to welcoming you soon again, Best regards, Letizia Gianora Sales & Marketing Manager More

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