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Lugano Swiss Bistro

3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001
831-626-3779
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Ranked #70 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, Swiss
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Rancho Boulevard
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We celebrated a college graduation here with 15 guests in the back room with the mural of Lugano Switzerland. From our long distance booking to the one gluten free meal we needed, Ricardo (mgr) took care of everything for us. Our graduate had lived in Lugano and since not many family members visited there it was a treat to share... More

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Me and my wife had a wonderful time a Luganos. We had the full Fondue meal for two and wow it was amazing. Appetizers in cheese fondue. The apples in cheese fondue were amazing as was the bread. The main course was beef and chicken cooked in a wonderful oil, and then dessert fondue in chocolate (strawberries, marshmellows etc). Oh... More

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Carmel, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We ordered the original cheese fondue for one(PRICED $19.95) and 2 salads. I only wanted salad, My wife had the other one and the fondue. I ended up having a few dunks in her fondue of a carrot from my salad. When we got the bill we were charged double for the fondue, EXPLANATION WAS I DUNKED IN IT. I... More

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Hayward, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The sausage plate was excellent. It came with Sauerkraut & Spatzels. The atmosphere was delightful & reminded me of European restaurants I used to dine at in the Midwestern US.

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Carmel, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Primarily went there to see the ginger bread village which by itself made it worth the trip. Decided to have the 4 course fondue sampler. It is a little expensive for what you get but was quite enjoyable. The place is a little over the top with the Swiss decor and even more so during the Christmas season. But if... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Everytime I go to Carmel, I eat here. The best fondue I have had and I have been to Switzerland... The four course fondue is pricey but a must.

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Visalia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

just acceptable food. My husband had substandard lamb chops, not the best quality. I had the veal, just gravy and mushrooms, not a lot of flavor. Nothing special about this place

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Carmel, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a cheese fondue for the family and we decide to go to Lugano. We got there quite late but were welcomed. We have two children age 10 & 8 who thoroughly enjoy a good stir of a cheese fondue and this didn't disappoint. Some comments on here don't do the cheese fondue justice but let us... More

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant in the Barnyard Shopping Centre primarily caters to bus groups. The food is not the best, the service indifferent, and overall not a good experience.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We had a wonderful lunch of fondue, salad and goulash soup. The fresh salad greens were simply dressed with the right amount of tangy dressing and the soup was generous and flavorful. But the Swiss cheese fondue was outstanding and it came in ample amounts with tasty bread, vegetables and apple slices for dipping. service was friendly and professional. The... More

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