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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 #1 of 237 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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New Jersey, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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Genève
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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9 reviews 9 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The food and wine was superb and the setting is gorgeous, overlooking the park. The service was also fantastic and the staff were lovely. The bill was not cheap, but for the high quality of food and service i would definitely go back!

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

Dear Ellie, Thank you very much for your nice feedback and we are glad to hear that you appreciated your time spent in our Restaurant Le Relais. As you mentioned, the price might be a little higher than other places but it is worth to the quality of our products and service. We will be more than happy to welcoming... More

Jaco, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

A very private setting with great service and food. The lake trout was excellent. A must for travelers. Get reservations.

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

Dear Ken, Thank you for sharing your opinion, which we are glad to see that you are suggesting our Restaurant Le Relais. Looking forward to your next visit ! Best regards, Letizia Gianora Sales & Marketing Manager More

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Though we did not stay at this hotel but we ate at this restaurant twice. We enjoyed our dinner so much that we return here for lunch. The manager was very helpful and attentive so were the staff. Fantastic food with great views of the lake. Kudos to the chef and staff.

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

Dear Michael, Thank you for your comment. We are delighted to hear that everything went perfect and you had a good time in our Restaurant. We hope to welcoming you again soon and maybe next time you will overnight in our hotel discover the charme of our Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola. Best regards, Letizia Gianora Sales & Marketing Manager More

San Jose, California, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The dinner that we had at this restaurant was an incredible five course meal with wine pairings. All of it was wonderful. It was a quite memorable meal!

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

Dear Sharon, Thank you for your nice feedback, we are glad to hear that you appreciated your meal with the combination of wines and we hope to have you back for new memorable moments! Best regards, Letizia Gianora Sales & Marketing Manager More

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