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Ristorante le Bucce di Gandria

Cantonale, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
+41 91 225 88 33
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Gandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $64
Hours:
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 12:30 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Small and intimate restaurant in the beautiful village of Gandria, with lake view. The cuisine is mainly based on seasonal and regional ingredients (km zero) and it draws on different traditions revising them with a pinch of creativity.All the preparations are homemade, including pasta and bread.Free WiFi
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

On arrival by boat from Lugano it is a steep hillside climb through the most picturesque little village to reach this restaurant which is on the road level but it is well worth it! The spectacular view was equalled by spectacular food with attention to detail and wonderful subtle flavours . Simple surroundings belie the quality of this food the... More

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Long Beach, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had to wait 3 nights for a reservation, very busy place. Beautiful lake view and very nice owners, husband and wife opened two years ago. Had lake fish and pork steak and both were excellent. I would go back again. We parked near the modern art museum and walked about 20-25 minutes along the trail of olives, great local path... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Place is a bit difficult to find, as town of Lugano has the same address - you have to put "Gandria" into navigation and even then have to watch out - easy to pass by without noticing. Decor is very simple, staff is nice and friendly, however there are just three people in all the restaurant therefore service is very,... More

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VieriDB, Proprietario at Ristorante le Bucce di Gandria, responded to this review

dear Anka we are all very sorry about the awful experience you had at our restaurant. we try to give our very best, daily and constantly, and to see that with you was such a failure make us feel quite sad. we are especially sorry about the length of the service, it is true we are only three members, but... More

Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had already been convinced that (Swiss-) Italian cuisine was one of the best cuisines in the world before eating at this place, but this experience just prooved that it is probably THE best cuisine. I am completely impressed by the diversity, complexity and harmony of flavours the chef(s) of this restaurant can put on to one single plate! Accompanied... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

On the main road to Gandria, a small village on the lake Lugano, a young couple started a culinary adventure, that, i hope, will bring every guest to a pleasurable moment. Italian style, a nice use of the ingredients, a quick but careful service, the lake and the mountains round you: what can one expect more? A " low cost"?... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A nice change of pace for dining in the Lugano area. The menu is very well thought through, the ingredients are top quality, and preparation is innovative. Also, portions seem to be on the generous side. Service is friendly and prices are reasonable. Decor is subtle and simple, but not lacking details. Public parking is available about 100 meters past... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Wir waren schon das zweite Mal dort Essen und jedes Mal, waren wir begeistert ... Zwei junge Menschen welche soviel Herzblut in Ihre Arbeit stecken ... unglaublich .. man sieht es ... man schmeckt und riecht es ... doch überzeugt euch selbst :) We were the second time eating there and every time we were thrilled ... Two young people... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had a very good dinner in this little restaurant overseeing Lugano's lake. The starter (Crema di fegatini caramellata) reminded me of the flavours of tuscan cousine. The Baccala' was interesting and the Creme brulee was the perfect ending of a nice day out.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Interesting home-made food in this little restaurant just above Gandria. The menu is much more innovative than the fare typical of Lugano restaurants -- and the prices are much better. The atmosphere is informal. We had a pleasant experience.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerlan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic food with authenticity, fine inning, simplicity , and an amazing view all rolled into one. We indulged in for courses that were vey reasonably priced for Switzerland and delicious. A must go when in beautiful gandria!

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