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Bottegone del Vino

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Via Magatti 3, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
91 922 76 89
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 116
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Where the locals go

We went for lunch. Reservations are not required for lunch but highly encouraged for dinner as the place is small and usually packed. The atmosphere comes close to a bistro but with an Italian touch and a couple of waiters swirling around. White table-cloth on long tables that you share with other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
PascalPC
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch. Reservations are not required for lunch but highly encouraged for dinner as the place is small and usually packed. The atmosphere comes close to a bistro but with an Italian touch and a couple of waiters swirling around. White table-cloth on long tables that you share with other diners gives the restaurant the right mix between... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went there on short notice with a group of eight colleagues. Everything was excellent, from the welcome, starters, wine and main course right to coffee. Service was efficient and inobtrusive but charming, the different hams, salami and bruschetta for starters are something to be remembered and cherished. My Tuna was cooked to with a nice crust and nicely red... More 

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Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We decided to pop in today for a glass of wine and ended up spending a leisurely afternoon there:) The wine list is beyond extensive and the men working were very knowledgable. We had a man named Goran and he spoke english very well so that certainly helped us! They have a small menu that changes each day and my... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Always reliable and open for lunch and dinner. Seating mainly at long, shared tables, which is most convivial. Don't go there seeking a leisurely meal if you don't book and are lucky to get a place; tables are in demand and turnover is encouraged. Good advice is to make that call first. Skilled waiters point out and describe the day's... More 

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Excellent freshly cooked food from a small menu (on blackboards). Prompt, efficient service. Very good selection of wines by the glass or bottle as one would expect - this is after all a wine bar that serves food rather than a restaurant Our lack of Italian was not a problem as most waiters/waitresses spoke decent English

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Cape Town, South Africa
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113 reviews 113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Excellent small restaurant in Lugano. As the name suggest the focus is on the wine choice with some really superb Italina wines on the list. The menu is short and the quality outstanding, the service is friendly and excellent. I would definitely go there again and highlt recommend it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Excellent. Set menu, but staff can accommodate your wishes. Good selection of wines by the glass, no need to order by the bottle....try several. If lactose intolerant, several choices, from shrimp, beef, dried meat antipasto, etc. Best meal I has all week!!!!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Menus varies, but always good and well prepared. Great wine selection. In the center of town. Most of the time you need reservations. Friendy staff!

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Excellent casual Italian food near the center of town. Recommended by the owners of our albergo and we found exactly as promised a limited menu of perfectly prepared dishes. My orecchiette with scallops in a saffron cream sauce was creative and I ate every bite. Extensive wine list for a small restaurant, which was arranged by countries and regions. Sit... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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88 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife enjoyed the local lake fish, my pasta dish too al dente. Salads were the best we had though in Lugano. Nice bread selection.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Magatti 3, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: 91 922 76 89

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 72
  • Cuisine: Italian

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