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Bottegone del Vino

Via Magatti 3, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
91 922 76 89
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Ranked #25 of 239 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
Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Basel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We visit Lugano three to four times per year and it's pretty much mandatory now for us to drink and dine at Bottegone. The menu, although limited, usually has something each of us likes, the wine is fabulous, and the atmosphere convivial. It's popular with visitors and locals alike. At lunchtime, tables are quickly filled, so if you don't have... More

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