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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very enjoyable evening

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
Keith M
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great food, great wine and great service. Atmosphere is great!! Waiters are very friendly.... What more can you want!!

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London, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Fantasic "Italian" Service, Good quality ingredient and lovely wine. Yes the wine is a little overpriced but who cares if it is nice! Desserts excellent, meal excellent.... Definitely recommend above many others in the area

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We went, then went back again! We had a great English speaking waiter who really seemed to enjoy our enthusiasm for trying some local wines and he came up with great recommendations. The extensive wine list (almost everything is available by the glass) almost eclipses the food, but this was also very good, especially the canapes which arrive with your... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Metz, France
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28 helpful votes 28 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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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