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“For high quality time.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Luce Al Gargantini

Luce Al Gargantini
Riva Giocondo Albertolli 5., Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 921 18 76
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Ranked #31 of 251 Restaurants in Lugano
Price range: $22 - $42
Cuisines: Argentinean, Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining
Description: In front of lake Lugano, the restaurant is just 2 blocks away from Lugano's City Hall.
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103 restaurant reviews
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“For high quality time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

At once we find in Switzerland a Restaurant that does not target austerity-service, without being too exclusive. This place deserves all the good words spent for it by previous reviewers.
The environment is raffinated, despite casually dressed people can can still fit in it. Service is first class. Food is absolutely fine, inspiring and worth the charge. Employee's kindness is also a to be remarked. There's lake view as well, as the room is about one meter above the lake front road. High quality time at a very reasonable price, for Lugano's average. Skip the tourists traps in Piazza della Riforma and enjoy something special.

  • Visited June 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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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I found this restaurant by looking into this site and I would say that all the comments below are confirmed. An elegant space where I had an excellent dinner with two friends, one of those took the argentinian fillet. He said it remembered him the original "bife de chorizo" he tried in Buenos Aires. I ordered a fish crudité (what a wonderful starter!!!) and a tuna steak with caramelized onions and a squid ink cracker: great dish, I'm still thinking of it.
Combine everything with a bottle of chilled white malbec and enjoy!
For sure I will come back soon.

  • Visited May 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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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“beautiful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

A group of 16 people from Europe, in the context of a european funded program. I would say that the service was OK but somehow slow. The decoration was simple but very promising. Comfortable chairs and tables. Clean and well maintained. About the food, I tried risoto and pasta and antipasti, all of excellent quality. The restaurant has a distinctive wines' variety.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A place to go back to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

On suggestion of the hotel we went to this restaurant. Very nice view and very nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Perfect hosts. Service was very friendly. Dishes were very well executed. I had tempura salmon, tuna and argentine beef. Definitely a place to go to when in Lugano.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

I went with my husband and everything was incredible! Restaurant is really nice, great music selection and amazing view. I had the selection of sea food and my husband the pasta with shrimp and black truffle followed by the argentine beef. All dishes were perfectly executed, service was friendly and attentive. To notice, prices were reasonable.

  • Visited April 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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