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$64 - $213
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International, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant but informal at the same time in one of the most incredible views of Ticino. Gourmet dishes with a touch of fantasy. A special restaurant in a special place. Recommended!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed February 13, 2021

For the wonderful occasion of anniversary celebration with fiancé, we decided to make a booking in advance for the restaurant Cademario La Cucina.Reservation was made few days in advance, and the confirmation of booking at the restaurant has been sent manually by one of F&B...reservation agents(please find attached the screenshot of the booking confirmed) . We drove 40 minutes to reach the place , the occasion was extremely important since it matches Valentines day in addition to 2 years anniversary. All the restaurants of course are overbooked in advance for the date of Valentine, thats why, happy, knowing our date is planned we went to Cademario La Cucina. The way we were treated is not just terrible and unprofessional, but also showing how disrespectful and not deserving any trust is this place. They simply did not let us in, ruined the whole anniversary and date, all plans! The excuse was that due to COVID only guests in house are allowed to visit restaurant. Well, understandable for normal people, the situation is not easy due to COVID, and as understanding guests we would also accept it and plan something different in advance ,if instead of confirmation of booking at the hotel restaurant with “warm welcome” letter that they are awaiting for us ,we would just receive an email saying that unfortunately it is not possible to accept us. This place will always stay in my memory as the most terrible, with unhelpful people, who without any proposition of resolution of the problem which they have caused BY THEMSELVES have just kicked us out of the hotel and place . Question: DEAREST MANAGEMENT, please make sure to train your people, please pay attention to details, please instead of ruining special occasions of people check what do you do 100 times in advance, give trainings to people or at least check after them what they do, hope at least management will pay attention to details. We could not eat anywhere on our anniversary because of what has happened, restaurants at the hotel where we stay has been overbooked. Before confirming of the reservation, to make sure you book it for the guest(as requirement for the hotel) , you have a special system, called Opera or Fidelio(using option of update reservation or shift F4 at least ) Micros as well, to understand if the guests is staying in-house or no. Following to this any person reading this now can understand how unprofessionally has been this reservation made . Terrible management skills of the person who spoke to us, repeating the same: “We cannot let you, you dont stay here”, better would go and teach his people to work in the system. This feedback is nothing comparing to the way you have ruined my day , and I will not only NOT RECOMMEND, but also discourage all my friends and surroundings from coming to this place (all of them hoteliers, including me). Non of the beauty of the place or your restaurant can be seen by people, is your staff is so disrespectful and unprofessional. Hope this will reach the GM of the hotel and give a good reason for staff to be retrained and taught a bit of skills of problem solving management .More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

Well presented food but really quite bland . Feels like the chef is trying too hard . Service was also quite disappointing. Took 20 min to get a menu and then another 20 for the waiter to take our order . Food came out really...slowly so by the time we got our dishes , it was cold . Not worth it.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 19, 2020 via mobile

Beautifull place with a great view. The restaurant is pleasant, rated 14pts Gault & Millau. The menu is completed, the plates are good, the price a bit high. The service maybe due to the covid is long, too long (more than 2 hours for two...courses). Some clients have wait the menu during long minutes after been placed. The experience is finaly under the expectation.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

I reales lived the food and the people are really friendly. Try the pasta is so good! I gained like 5 kilos in 5 days.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Excellent food at amazing place. We celebrated my husband’s birthday and every dish we ordered for dinner was presented beautifully and was delicious. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Chef made a cake for my husband at a very short notice and it was absolutely...lovely. Thank you very much.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a 5-course tasting menu and wine pairings. It was sublime... had the opportunity to taste a great merlot blanc - the first time ever. I still get the thrills when I remember it. Awesome place!!!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, lovely wine list, extremely friendly and helpful staff and of course stunning views!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2015

An exceptional experience, with fatastic service and a willingness to help and find solutions. One choice wasn't available on the set menu, no problem, I'll make you Crepes Suzette was the immediate reply and it turned out to be one of the best i have...ever had ! Well worth the money and pity it's not closer to home ! Thankyou.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed October 17, 2014

The appetizers (octopus salad and wild board meat) were excellent. The main dishes were good, but if I were to do it again, I probably ordere more appetizers and skip the main dish. The chocolate dessert was delicious for 12CHF (cheap for swiss standard).

Date of visit: October 2014
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Reviewed August 28, 2014

This restaurant has been recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is in the Kurhaus Cademario and has been renovated. The space is big and airy with an old-fashioned feel. The restaurant has also a huge terrace from where you can see...lake Lugano from above.The food was beautifully presented and the portions were generous. There were two types of food styles. One was the traditional food from Ticino and the other was a healthy, modern food with a twist. Everything we had was tasty. We also had a nice Merlot housewine. Service was very good.More

Date of visit: August 2014
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 3.5