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Corso Enrico Pestalozzi 27, Lugano, Switzerland
091 922 21 82
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Ranked #32 of 237 restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $43
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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45 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
East Quogue, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Don't be put off by the unadorned facade. We were greeted and served by Maria. Then treated to the delicious spadellata e sale Nero vulcanico which she described as 'salad of the sea'. Followed by a creamy smooth risotto which you don't have to order for 2 people. The dishes are delicious and plentiful. We always get one dish from... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I'm pretty surprised to see such stellar reviews for this restaurant because it was nothing amazing. Place was nearly empty but waitress was rude and looked like she just wanted to go home. Portions are tiny and prices are well above local standard. To summarize Cyrano is very poor value for money and it is strongly suggested to hit another... More

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Turin, Italy
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We visited this restaurant while it was raining cats and dogs and we wanted to have a quick lunch while waiting for the return of good weather. We could not sit in the outdoor patio, which looked very pleasant, because of the rain, but we were not disappointed by the indoor ambience. We were served by a friendly lady with... More

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San Francisco
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had a very relaxing lunch at Cyrano. It was a pleasant respite: it was relatively quiet, so conversation was easy, and tables were spaced such that diners would not intrude on conversations of neighboring tables. The ambience was upscale, so prices were a bit high by American standards, but they were not high for this quality of restaurant in... More

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

ive been twice now and made a reservation conveniently online (mytable.ch) but don't think i would've needed it since it was empty both times. i have no idea why, given that the food is the best ive gotten in lugano. the service is wonderful, location very quiet and cute, and the food is fresh, delicious, just everything wonderful. ill be... More

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We went to Cyrano on our second day in Lugano in late June 2012, which is unfortunate because if we went the first day we would have had dinner there four times instead of three. Yes, it was that good. The owner's are very hands on and want you to have a good experience. To the owner/chef's great amusement, my... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This restaurant is completely worth its reputation! In this well hidden restaurant in the city center you will have the chance of having a great meal at reasonable price and all that comes with an excellent service. It was honestly delicious. The first thing you notice entering the main room of the restaurant is the wine-wall. The owners are fine... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Been going for years at the Ristorante Cyrano. Small hidden gem next to the Hotel Pestalozzi. Many friends go there too but not everybody knows they have a truly quaint terrace to enjoy a meal during Spring/Summer. Great service, great food.

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