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Locanda del Boschetto

Via Boschetto 8, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 (0)91 9942493
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Ranked #72 of 243 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $44 - $76
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta, Chowder
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Novaggio, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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

Israel
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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
146 reviews 146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
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198 reviews 198 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I have been to Locanda del Boschetto many times when in Lugano on business... This is a great restaurant with excellent food, wine and service. What I love, is that it is "Local", with the character, style and charm I expect from Lugano dining. The BBQ grilled Sea Bass is superb, especially when accompanied by the regional White Merlot... A... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Lovely fish-based dishes, good service. A place we enjoy coming back to.

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