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“Why bother any where else!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria - Pizzeria Galleria

Trattoria - Pizzeria Galleria
Via Gerolamo Vegezzi 4, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
091 922 24 15
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Ranked #4 of 256 Restaurants in Lugano
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Swiss
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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“Why bother any where else!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The Galleria epitomizes what eating out should be all about. Excellent service, personal attention, attention to detail, top class food, relaxing ambience, and reasonable prices. Ate here quite a few times during a recent stay. If I had discovered it earlier, would have eaten more times! It is away from the main square and that is its main USP. It does not attract chain smoking tourists and visitors, or those toting their dogs to dinner or other hordes who are more interested in being seen than the meal.

There are 3 wait staff, and each excels the other. The moment they knew we were vegetarians, they remembered it each time, and once I was ordering a dish that did not show any meat. Pablo immediately pointed out the error in the English translation, and he immediately offered to modify it to suit us. The caprese salad, the pizzas, the pastas were all excellent. However, what took the cake was the gazpacho soup. It was just heavenly. Never had any thing like it any where. Gazpacho is becoming a rarity, and it was a pleasure to enjoy it here. Had it every time I dined here.

The place is busier in lunch time than in the evenings. So, you will enjoy a very quiet and relaxed evening. The wine list and the prices are unbelievable. There is no reason to pay the prices that the restaurants in the main square charge. Head over to the Galleria, and you will experience some of the warmest service along with genuine Italian cuisine. Say hello to Stefano for me! On the last day, Pablo bid me goodbye with a Namaste!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lugano, Switzerland
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“On a rather dull city when it comes to dining, Galleria is a refreshing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

You are in Lugano. You are tired of being ripped off in mediocre eateries (not that much for the money but for the dullness of the experience), You want good, tasty and down to earth food served by kind, nice people.
Galleria is a place where I took business partners, my kids, some friends from overseas and everybody had a great experience. We were never let down, the food was consistently good and always served with a smile.

you simply can't go wrong.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A Lugano gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

on my latest visit to Lugano I stumbled upon this beautiful old restaurant, Galleria. the food was simply extraordinary, service was top notch and the design totally unexpected for Lugano! I highly suggest a visit at this great eatery!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best restaurant in Lugano”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

A two minute walk out of the main square and you will find excellent food and service well worth looking beyond the obvious tourist places the staff are first class and the small touches make it a really good experience highly recommended

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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