We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Osteria Gallo d'Oro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Cantonale 3/A, Davesco-Sorango, Lugano, Switzerland
+41 91 941 19 43
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 37: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

You will not find a better Tuscan restaurant around Lugano. The setting is very basic, but it doesn't matter - the food matters-and it is exciting and delicious, very much like expert home cooking. No wonder people keep coming back. Better to reserve, the place is always busy.

Thank jeffreyg2017
Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

The place is electrifying , the staff are fantastic will help you with your selection, the menu is just perfect. only one caution please reserve Table well in advance as not much walking guest are appreciated. Had a plate of seafood mix which was just extraordinary and for the main plate had pasta with crab meat which was superlative. Not... More 

Thank Bharat1966
Grand Cayman
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

There are zillions of Italian Restaurants in Lugano , this however is special. Every day a new menu with the freshest ingredients.

Thank Conny2407
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been going to Gallo D'oro for 22 years. It is a great spot for both business and pleasure, lunch or dinner. Matteo and Lisa are fantastic hosts and make you feel welcome every time. Fantastic food!

Thank Maggie R
Lugano, Switzerland
Level Contributor
101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This place offers top quality food. The owner is quite original when he offers his different choices on the black board ..!!

Thank 1950fede
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Service was very charming. Food very delicious. Dessert over the top.... Recommended for private and business dinner....

Thank nicola f
Level Contributor
56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2016

A very pleasant restaurant just outside Lugano with well prepared dishes. The owner, Matteo, will come to your table and explain the menu in either English or Italian. Very friendly staff and excellent food.

Thank LuganoPirate
Level Contributor
160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2016

It is now 25 years we have been a customers of Gallo d'Oro and is it consistently the best Italian food I come across in Lugano area. It is classic tuscan with always an innovative and modern twist. The dessert are also supreme, as always. And their focaccia to begin with is simply delightful. A real treat not to be... More 

Thank inner-beauty
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level Contributor
293 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016

The restaurant was selected by our host due to great previous experiences. He was right. Excellent seafood starter prepared fresh by the chef / owner. Had veal cheeks for main course and a home made egg ice cream for desert. Excellent establishment serving excellent food accompanied by great service.

Thank Niel G
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2015

If you are looking for great food and a theatrical experience in Lugano, this is your restaurant. This was my 4th visit, and it gets better every time. The first time I had a special of roast goat with artichokes, which I liked so much remember it from 3 years ago. Subsequently I have had a beautiful crab pasta, amazing... More 

Thank TripCase

Travelers who viewed Osteria Gallo d'Oro also viewed

Lugano, Canton of Ticino
Lugano, Canton of Ticino

Been to Osteria Gallo d'Oro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $100
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cantonale 3/A, Davesco-Sorango, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 941 19 43

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Osteria Gallo d'Oro and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Osteria Gallo d'Oro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?