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Osteria Gallo d'Oro

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Via Cantonale 3/A, Davesco-Sorango, Lugano, Switzerland
+41 (0)91 941 19 43
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Orland Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed this place the most while we visited Lugano. Warm service and outstanding food makes you want to return. Seafood and pasta dishes were good and a good value. Mushrooms were in season and they were great!

Thank jgoodbridge
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Some of the dishes are exquisite, others very good. There's a lot of choice and the best approach is to just follow the host's recommendations. Don't miss the starters, pasta is excellent, some of the secondi are unique, great choice of desserts (Millefoglie is noteworthy). It's a notch on the pricey side for what you get. That said, everything is... More 

Thank west1975
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We were taken to this restaurant by a dear local friend. The welcome was nice , the food delicious. We had the capesante and fish of the day followed by the famous Mille foglie dessert. A bit pricey but for a special occasion I would return.

Thank Swissmiss6969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $100
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, 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 (0)91 941 19 43

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?