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Ristorante Grand Cafe Al Porto

via Pessina 3, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 910 51 30
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (20 reviews)
“pastry” (9 reviews)
“morning tea” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Swiss, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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via Pessina 3, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed September 6, 2017

very well known for his pastry and cakes, it is also a nice lunch spot in the city center. few plates, well done and delicious.

Thank cinziasak
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Is one of my favorites restaurants in town. Quite always crowded but 1 table is not difficult to find. Many dishes at lunch (fine dining) and in the afternoon with many many delicatessen and snacks. The local also offers a great choice of pastries and...More

Thank GianluGMG
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Great cafe. A wonderful setting in grand style. Superb hot chocolate (two types), good coffee, and excellent pastries.

Thank MaecenasOggi
Reviewed May 29, 2017

I can recommend the pastry shop but not the restaurant / coffee shop. there are better, friendlier and cheaper places nearby. Going for morning tea I asked for the Darjeeling, priced at chf 4.20 for a cup or chf 5.20 for a "portion" meaning in...More

Thank LuganoPirate
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Great place for coffee and cake or even a small breakfast. Service was great! They also serve lactose free milk for those in need of a cappuccino. Historical and special.

Thank Grueziland E
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful Café in a historic location. I have come here several times, only to be disappointed each and every time! Service is appalling: Waiters are unfriendly and arrogant and seem set on foisting the most expensive item on the menu on you....More

Thank barbaraglobetrotting
Reviewed April 16, 2017

The cappuccino was excellent, and so was the berries with some mushed passion fruit tartlette. The atmosphere is a real "Old Europe", like the famous cafe's in Vienna, Prague and Budapest. It's a bit expensive, but Lugano is an expensive city, and this establishment is...More

Thank Oded A
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Is a good place where you can have a good espresso or coffee with friandise and sweet cake. Good service in al old style location

Thank nicascc
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

Elegant and refined evoking a bygone era (sadly not the prices ).Order pastry and cakes at counter giving a numbered token ,give this to waiter . You have to ask for their wi-fi password. Rather nice

Thank neastloon
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Old world charm and true to it's heritage in every way (including service standards...). Born in 1803 which is a huge plus...loved sitting down and feeling a moment of history all around me. The ambiance is relaxed and refined (Swiss refined that is). Crowd was...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Pessina 3, Lugano 6900, Switzerland (Formerly Gran Cafe Al Porto)
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 910 51 30
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Description
Right in the heart of Lugano, the Grand Café Al Porto Restaurant delight its guests at any time of day. A great day begins at the Grand Café with an aromatic "espresso", a nice breakfast or a delight from the Confiserie Al Porto. At lunchtime be tempted by the "Flavours of the month", the daily changing "Chef's specials", and from 2.30 p.m. onward by a special afternoon menu. All day long a great selection of sweet or savoury creations from the "Confiserie Al Porto" counter. The Ristorante is open from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. It can be reserved in the evening for receptions and banquets for 10 to 80 persons. All day long a great selection of sweet or savoury creations from the "Confiserie Al Porto" counter. Lugano's salon... since 1803.
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