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Bottegone del Vino

Via Magatti 3, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
91 922 76 89
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Ranked #30 of 244 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $72
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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113 reviews 113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Haifa, Israel
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a small, family owned Italian restaurant. Not many tables so reservations are a must. They have only a handful of starters and main courses, changed by day and season. A great selection of wines and knowledgeable waiters. my best advice is simply to talk to them about your favorite food and wine preferences and I'm confident that you'll... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Highly recommended, food choice seems limited to a few choices per day but all are fabulous. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The pasta with octopus was stunning as was the swordfish. Beware the bruschetta - the portion size is huge and sufficient for at least two ! Wine selection was very impressive, the recommended local merlot a perfect partner.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Excellent casual place for those who know. Food is superb. Wine selection is impressive. Reservation is recommended.

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Zurich
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Limited menu but very good food. We went for lunch without reservation and we were immediately seated. Staff was friendly, we didn't have a dessert but the lunch was great, compared to Zurich very cheap.

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Donnacona, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was the second time I had gone to this restaurant. Again we just trusted the services recommendation of the day. The food again was very good, even thought the starter was a bit too much and heavy for our likings (duck... something). As mentioned, the food was very good and it's always nice to go with the services recommendations... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Restaurant serves excellent food, good quality and reasonable prices. Very pleasant even if noisy and boisterous especially at lunch time. But really enjoyable and you can meet nice people as they have a large table where everyone can sit together. Convivial

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Lugano, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It has a simple kitchen, little choice, the proposal, however, is always pleasant, for example cheeses of the pastures of Ticino, dried meat,carne secca dei Grigioni o Bresaola della Valtellina, very interesting is the choice of fine wines from Ticino, excellent Merlot, is a restaurant where it's easy to make friends, the staff is professional but friendly, in short, you... More

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Attard, Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

What a nice way to end a long day in Lugano! An ideal restaurant for a good business dinner which offers a wide selection of wine to choose from. Service was excellent, food was exquisite, dessert was just superb! I appreciated a plate of italian delicacies offered on the house while waiting for the primo piatto. The delicacies go down... More

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