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Locanda del Boschetto

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Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Pasta
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Via Boschetto 8, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 (0)91 9942493
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Off the beaten track

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Martin S
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Lugano, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Lugano, Switzerland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Lugano, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Novaggio, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Israel
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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 

London
1 review
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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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 

Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

As you enter you pass through the kitchen with the wood burning grilling area, when it grill´s fishes and sea fruits. That restaurant have a properly character, style and charm I expect from Lugano dining. It´s not so cheap, but it had the same price of the other restaurant´s at Lugao. The service was fine. Definitely an option to consider... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nice location, but you're anonymous. Quantity not quality. Had fish that looked nice and wine that tasted OK, woke up with a stomach ache. Staff is OK by landlady must be sick, no way to get a smile. And it's expensive.

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Suisse
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Some other reviews put the emphasis on the rustic and give the impression that it might be a little run down. However I think the restaurant must recently have been renovated because, although it has some rustic charm, it is certainly not run down. We ate well, drank some excellent wine and were well looked after by the staff, most... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

the quality of the frozen fish is horrible ! old fish smel like orrible ! owner unhappy with guest dont like normal people ! he like only b....e !!fish & vegetable are fulla of salt

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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 41 - 73
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Pasta

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