Agapé

Agapé

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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$66.00 – $118.00
CUISINES
Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Agapé is a love story, represented by Stéfanie and Stefano, the core of Agapé. Agapé is unconditional love for the cuisine. Cuisine which wants to be "bistronomique". In between a bistrot and a gastronomic restaurant. The always-new weekly menu offered is not exhaustive. The objective of this choice is to focus on quality instead of quantity. On top of our regular menu, during lunch hours our clients can chose a "business menu" as well as a surprise-tasting menu for the evening. Let us cuddle you with the flavors of our dishes and take part of Agapé's culinary philosophy.
PRICE RANGE
$66.00 – $118.00
CUISINES
Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: Agapé
1. The world needed Agapé
"You will not be disappointed when you visit this little gem"
5.0 of 5 bubblesPaulllllllll
2. Outstanding experience.
"I'm glad we stumbled upon this little restaurant. I highly recommend"
5.0 of 5 bubblesAlexandervonkemp
3. We need more Agapé
"pushing our expectations. This restaurant deserves to thrive"
5.0 of 5 bubblesPaulllllllll
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles240 reviews
Excellent
204
Very good
19
Average
6
Poor
6
Terrible
5
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

MichaelX16XR
Lugano109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
I‘ve been for now about 5 times here and it was always better than the time before. The perfect creations of the chef in combination with fresh produce from the region and influences from the French, Italian and local cuisine are worthwile tasting and coming back more often as its true that the menu is limited to 3 appetizers 2 pasta 2 mains and 2 dessert but changes every week. There is also a 5 course surprise menu available. Its worthwile looking for the specials on Facebook- once we has the Fish from the lake set menu and I was astonished how good it can be prepared because usually the Lugano lake fishes are not very tasty! The wines by the glass are truly perfect and the flexibility and courtesy of the waitors is extremely perfect. They offer also business lunch during the week and full bar service with snacks or wine tasting- the location is a bit odd but you will be rewarded for it also by the prices that are reasonable in relation to the food and the service!
Written July 10, 2021
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John Canver
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
This was hands down the best meal I had while visiting Europe, and probably one of the top meals I’ve ever had. From the ambience to the waitstaff to the presentation, everything was simply top notch. We had the topnquality shrimps drom Sicily with smocked peperoni, hand made ravioli with cacio (italian cheese) and pepper served with asparagus. I’m we finished with the pannacotta with "caramello" and swiss double cream (swiss speciality) which was lights and oh so tasty! If you are traveling or a native I highly recommend this very reasonably priced bistrot & fine-dining spot!
Written April 21, 2022
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Lausanne79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
A true "bistronomique" restaurant owned by a very charming couple, she is looking after the guests and service and he is managing the cuisine. Local and fresh products are the "DNA" of this exquisite restaurant, short menu with true daily recommendation. Franky, why spending so much money in fine dining places? When you do have a place like this one, where the managers and theirs teams are sharing their spirit and experience. A must do in Lugano.
Written August 7, 2020
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Juliana D
Lugano45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 family
We had an amazing experience at this restaurant! My family, 2 kids 2 adults, visited on a Saturday evening. The food was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. The staff was attentive and conversational. The chef visited our table to ensure our meal was to our liking. They have a great outdoor seating area as well as a small indoor space. Everything was homemade and fresh. The menu changes weekly. We will definitely visit again!
Written June 7, 2020
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restaurant-agape
Thank you Juliana! We're looking forward to welcoming you again at Restaurant Agapé! Team Agapé!
Written June 14, 2020
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David A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 family
Each plate had carefully selected ingredients, which made the food's flavours really really great. It was amazing how they combined diverse "exotic" and contrasting flavours into a single dish. The waitress Eduardo was super kind and described the food in detail, making the evening really pleasant .. totally recommend this restaurant!
Written January 25, 2022
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Gianluca L
Verona7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 couples
Simply our favorite restaurant in Lugano. Chef is extremely versatile and creative, delivering excellence from starters to desserts. This place and its great crew never cease to surprise and that's why we keep visiting again and again!
Written September 28, 2020
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Adrian P
Greater London2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Lovely dining experience. Set 5 course menu. Recommend the white Ticino Merlot. Great service too. Not your usual "swiss service". Our waiter Alessio was very attentive and also gave us more recommendations to continue the evening after the dinner.
Written July 30, 2023
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paulw1959
Sydney5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Fabulous and inventive food! Great service and a wonderful chef/owner who is devoting his life to making this place special. Italian style but not your typical Lugano Italian. Very special and inventive. It's pricey but really compares well with the other good restaurants in Lugano. Menu changes every two weeks. We ordered from the menu not the four or five course choices and it was great value for the extremely quality of food. Our top choice in Lugano!
Written December 7, 2023
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Ariane
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 solo
This review is more than just about my last dinner here solo, it is also about my numerous lunches at Agapé, during which I was joined by friends and family, who all very much enjoyed it and have become regulars as well. The very first meal already, I was struck by the creativity of the chefs, the contrasts and how wonderfully they feature all ingredients. They change their menus regularly and I keep being impressed by their constant reinventing, and use of the freshest ingredients. The staff is always helpful and smiling. In short: it is my favorite place in Lugano, I recommend it highly, for special occasions or just because...!
Written May 13, 2022
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Alex j Hunt Silv.
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
This was an amazing place to dine! And it was exquisite and actually one of the best meals we ever have enjoyed. We had the surprise tasting menu which was amazing, by far the best restaurant I have eaten in Lugano and its surroundings. Thank you agapé.
Written February 2, 2022
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Yuliya S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
Very impolite restaurant chef and incompetent waiters. You come to drink, they seat you, you order, pay the bill, and you are reprimanded for your order. NO one reported that the restaurant is ONLY for dinner. I consider it unacceptable that the chef of the restaurant tells you Thank you for coming, but you said you came for dinner, so you are no longer welcome guests in our restaurant.
Written February 18, 2023
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Stéfanie Butti-Bonifacio
Thanks for your comment. Our customers appreciate us for our kindness and our professionalism. We don't have anything else to add. We wish you a good evening.
Written April 14, 2023
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Kebuh
Kuala Lumpur1857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
On a day trip to Lugano, found this restaurant in Lugano on Corso Enrico Pestologgi, not too far from the lake front. Was not too busy as we arrived just before lunch was beginning to be served. Interesting menu and it changes almost weekly depending on seasonal offerings. Has outdoor seating which is very pleasant apart from the odd insects flying about in early Autumn. Service was quite efficient and friendly with the staff happy to explain the menu options. Food was very good and appreciated that serving sizes were not too large. Would recommend and return next time we are in Lugano.
Written September 6, 2023
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DJ Romie
Key West23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
We chose not to do the tasting menu and we’re sure we missed an experience of a lifetime. Choosing from the simple carte we had some of the best food and wine of our lives. As a well travelled chef and hotel manager that says a mouthful. Finally, the service was incredible in a very simple and friendly way. The staff were professional and adorable. If you only have one meal in Lugano, it should be at Agape. Grazie, Grazie Mille!
Written June 21, 2023
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Nathalie L
Geneva41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 friends
Absolutely recommend this place! We found the restaurant on our first night in Lugano and stopped for a bottle of wine (which was excellent) but then we saw the food. We immediately made a reservation for the next night for dinner and we’re not disappointed. The food was beautiful and so fresh. The service was excellent. It’s a fantastic little spot for a chilled out dinner or a drink.
Written August 28, 2021
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Markus A
Zurich6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
I visited the restaurant because booking via thefork.com was easy. In the end it was a lucky choice. Starting with the ambience, the excellent service and the quality of the food, everything was perfect. I would eat here again anytime and I can recommend this small restaurant to everyone.
Written October 2, 2020
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