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Locanda del Boschetto

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Via Boschetto 8, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 (0)91 9942493
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Place above the Lake of Lugano

We stayed here with more than 50 friends. The Risotto was delicious and the chicken with vegetables as well. They also have good Grappa and a good Espresso. Nice place located above the Lake of Lugano. Parking lots available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Werner W
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Zurich, Switzerland
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We've been there for lunch today. The location is very nice, the grill on which they cook the main courses looked clean. The food was nothing too fancy, the staff was funny and kind.

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Thank Rajiv P
Zurich, Switzerland
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225 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We stayed here with more than 50 friends. The Risotto was delicious and the chicken with vegetables as well. They also have good Grappa and a good Espresso. Nice place located above the Lake of Lugano. Parking lots available.

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Thank Werner W
Lugano, Switzerland
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Really enjoyed sitting under the trees, service was fast and attentive and food excellent. Quite pricey, but then most places in Lugano are!!!!

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Thank Marion C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Our hotel referred us to this out of the way resteraunt because we wanted seafood. It was so good we went back on our last night and had the grilled sea ads again, wonderful open fired grilled! Quality setting and pleasant helpful staff!

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Thank ranchuck
Lugano, Switzerland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The restaurant is a Lugano fixture, hidden away in the tall trees, and access is gained through a tunnel beneath the railway tracks. On entering the restaurant, one passes an active griddle, often laden with cooking fish which is their specialty. The main room is rustic--some might say rickety. But the food is generally excellent. Choose seafood and you will... More 

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1 Thank Martin S
Lugano, Switzerland
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I went there few times, and tried different things (meat and fish). Everything is really good, no concerns on any meal I had. The location is difficult to be reached by foot from Lugano city centre (approx 30 mins, 2.5 km) and is not easy to be found. But you can take bus #2 or #1 to Paradiso and exit... More 

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Thank Alan_Swiss_1971
Novaggio, Switzerland
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The chef stands at the top of the stairs, in front of his grill, fork in hand. Is this heaven or hell??!! Well, basically, heaven! The fish dishes are excellent, fresh and tasty. Well worth a visit.

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BoschettoLugano, Public Relations Manager at Locanda del Boschetto, responded to this review

Dear Vivianne, thanks a lot for your review, a very nice and original one. Gratefully yours, Locanda del Boschetto staff More 

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112 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This place is outside the old town, It is quite big and serves international clientle.The fish offered are grilled on a big open fire at the entrance and then served sliced for the guests. This is very nice. The tartar sauce is delicios.

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Thank RachelIsrael
BoschettoLugano, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Locanda del Boschetto, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We thank you for your review, invite you to read the following text and hope to get a new feedback from you. Boschetto staff works with the aim to get your visit as much pleasant as possible: offering the freshest food, cooked with professionalism and passion, high standing wines, friendly and careful service... everything in a warm and... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Myself and wife very much enjoyed our meal here. For us the value was fine. My wife still raves over the steak she had and I have to say the fish on the grill was first rate for me. Could service be slightly better, sure but I am thinking that is the American in us talking. Our waiter was fine... More 

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Thank TreasureCoast
BoschettoLugano, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Locanda del Boschetto, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review. Boschetto staff works with the aim to get your visit as much pleasant as possible: offering the freshest food, cooked with professionalism and passion, high standing wines, friendly and careful service.. everything in a warm and discrete environment. Of course nothing is perfect, so our staff is open to any suggestion and critic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were recommended this as an excellent fish restaurant by our hotel. Sadly it was very disappointing. The restaurant had a nice rustic feel. However the staff were neither friendly nor welcoming. We had scampi spaghetti which was delicious but we were given no implements to crack the shells until we asked for them and no finger bowls or hot... More 

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Thank RoseH6
BoschettoLugano, Direttore generale at Locanda del Boschetto, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review. Boschetto staff works with the aim to get your visit as much pleasant as possible: offering the freshest food, cooked with professionalism and passion, high standing wines, friendly and careful service.. everything in a warm and discrete environment. Of course nothing is perfect, so our staff is open to any suggestion and critic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Boschetto 8, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 (0)91 9942493

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 71
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Barbecue, Soups

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