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Luce Al Gargantini

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Italian, Argentinean
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Riva Giocondo Albertolli 5., Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 921 18 76
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining
Description: In front of lake Lugano, the restaurant is just 2 blocks away from...
In front of lake Lugano, the restaurant is just 2 blocks away from Lugano's City Hall.
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Good for:
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing!

Great food, great view, great location. I'd suggest truffle pasta, and whatever the chef suggests. Would definitely go back

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Paula D
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great food, great view, great location. I'd suggest truffle pasta, and whatever the chef suggests. Would definitely go back

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I went during my holidays with friends and we had the best experience ever. The food, service and environment was prefect for an amazing chill out evening! The fact that they have wine from Argentina was defenitly a plus. We felt like home!

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Waterloo, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We made a reservation online via their website. We arrived and were greeting by the a gentleman who treated us like royalty! I had 2 girls (8 yrs old) with my husband and I and the waiter was very Attentive and catered to whatever my girls wanted. The menu is not very child friendly so he had the chef make... More 

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Sissach, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have to agree with most of the other positive reviews here. We had a sampling of apps that ranged from pasta, squid, to soup. All were very tasty. For mains we had the octopus and steak. The octopus was cooked perfectly and very delicious. The steak was equally delicious. The grilled peppers wasn't too spicy and added a nice... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

For those who are looking for a perfect location in a charming environment and of course accompanied by an excellent meal, Luce is your place! I absolutely fell in love with the view of the lake ... The staff were really nice and made us enjoy our night! For foodies, you will not regret the visit! And for anyone who... More 

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Varese, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have been in this restaurant for the first time and I would definitively recommend it. The menu is very interesting with a variety of different dishes. Good quality food, well prepared and well presented. The wine was great and the service is excellent.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Rainy evening. August dinner in Lugano indoors. But: Good food, personal service, funny waiter, nice place. What does this you guy - the owners son - do? I will come back.

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Montreal, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went there while staying in Lugano. The place looked great so we made a reservation. Right on the water with a nice view of Lago di Lugano. Our waiter was very friendly and suggested a good bottle. I really enjoyed my sashimi entree + my fish filet. We also had the chance to be there on the National Swiss Day,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I went to the Luce Al Gargantini for dinner, and was impressed by the quality of both the cuisine and the service. I enjoyed an excellent sashimi-style starter, followed by an outstanding overbaken meat accompanied by artistically crafted potato towers with chilly inlays. Everything was beautifully presented. The staff was helpful with suggesting fitting wines from their substantial selection, and... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

In Lugano for work we went here for dinner, the restaurant was empty due to some football game happening. We had great service, the wait staff were considerate and engaging. The food was delicious, I had gnocchi and then a beautiful dessert with mascarpone and toffees blueberries. Will go back again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Riva Giocondo Albertolli 5., Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 921 18 76

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 42
  • Cuisine: Italian, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

In front of lake Lugano, the restaurant is just 2 blocks away from Lugano's City Hall.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?