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Lugano Swiss Bistro

3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001
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Ranked #77 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Swiss
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Restaurant details
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
  • Spanish first
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English first
Smithfield, Rhode Island
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

On Nov. 9, 2014, we visited the Lugano Swiss Bistro for the third time in 2 years with a group of 30. It is still as good as ever. Owners Andre & Nargis, Manager Ricardo and their efficient staff made it another most pleasant dining experience with perfectly prepared food and good-value fine wines and beers in a cozy and... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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230 reviews 230 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
960 helpful votes 960 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We showed up for lunch Monday, after my wife had done some shopping at the Barnyard shopping center - but at consignment stores, so our bank accounts were not emptied -yet! Not that Lugano Swiss Bistro is that expensive -if you know what to order! Sunny day with flowers galore surrounding the entrance, with no windows inside the bottom floor... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We arrived kind of late to our hotel and this was one of a few restaurants still open. The owner greeted us and the staff were so welcoming even though they were obviously getting ready to shut down for the evening. The food was very good!

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Monterey, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A small group of us dined here at Lugano recently, what a lovely atmosphere! The staff was excellent, as well as the food! We will definitely be back in the near future, such a fun place for a birthday celebration!

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Rocklin, California, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a fun restaurant and such an unexpected find in a shopping complex. Carmel has many unique places to dine, but few feel an authentically European as Lugano's Swiss Bistro. Fantastic German food. The Bratwurst was the best I've ever eaten and the décor in the bistro is charming and cozy. If you enjoy trying something adventurous and different from... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

While en route south on Hwy. 1 we decided to stop for lunch in Carmel, right off Hwy. 1 and located in The Barnyard. What a treat. Before our food arrived it was so interesting to sit in this restaurant and admire the surroundings. All of the collectibles that decorated the wooden pine walls added a very European atmosphere. Our... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I came here with my mom & a few friends on a Thursday night. The food was delicious & the live music was even better. We ordered a few plates of the bratwurst & cabbage... incredible! The service was spot on and we couldn't have had a nicer evening. Thank you Lugano for a wonderful dinner!

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Vancouver, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Additional Information about Lugano Swiss Bistro

Address: 3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001
Phone Number: 831-626-3779
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French, Swiss

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