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via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 911 30 83
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Geneva, Switzerland
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267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place to grab a good bite after busting the LAC. Good salads and local beers with a great view of the lake from the terrace.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted for the business lunch and weren't disappointed. Not only was it good value-for-money but I woud go as far to say that the squid pasta as well as the risotto were sublime. The business lunch menu includes a refreshing salad as a starter and of course an espresso to finish off the meal. If only I could have... More 

Thank Annabell M
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We grabbed a couple of sandwiches here. We also bought potato salad, pasta salad and shrimp couscous. Fantastic!. We took it back to the shaded terrace of our hotel and had the best picnic!

Thank bbbuttercup
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

The restaurant is good, but take away is cheaper! stop by and take something...very good. I can't write mo

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Auckland, New Zealand
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

This place isn't cheap for lunch....but it wasn't until after we were seated and watch some locals that we realised that we might have been able to order the deli food to eat there. Instead we ordered of the limited, expensive but very nice menu. The food was outstanding and the place is very "happening". 95CHF for lunch for three... More 

Thank travellingbuzz
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171 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at Lenno on Lake Como and took at day out in Legano. We had yet to find a deli that did a true Italian sandwich so we were really pleased to come across this promising place. It had excellent Italian produce with a range of different types of breads and fillings yet still no pesto fillings. We... More 

Thank Michael F
Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

Yes, Lugano is overpriced. But Ligano has also not much to offer in terms of good food and good service, I think. This place, instead, does offer good food and good service. Still a bit overprices, but what can you do? This is what the city is! At least in this case you pay for something! The place is very... More 

Thank SaRaksha
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2015

Incredibly delicious street-side 'take away' food. We were amazed at the freshness and the extremely large sandwiches and pizza that were displayed. We could not resist and were not sorry, in fact, my mouth is watering now just thinking about what we had to eat the day we visited Lugano. A 'don't miss' for sure!

Thank Barblepa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lunch had finished and we were invited to have antipasto. We were given a plate of sliced cured meat with some olives on it and a wooden tray with perhaps 8 small pieces of cheese, accompanied by slices of stale baguette. This came to a total of €38. Terrible value.

Thank michele L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Dante Lugano Hotel, which was right next door to Gabbani. We kept walking by it and stopped by to have the pizza twice (AMAZING) and once we walked by and they were serving to-go containers of white truffle risotto! In the street! White truffle risotto! We had literally just eaten or we would have bought some.... More 

Thank Chelsea M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 911 30 83

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