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) #73 of 345 Restaurants in Lugano $$ - $$$ Italian, , European
via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 911 30 81
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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11 - 20 of 37 reviews

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....More

Thank travellingbuzz
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...More

Thank Michael F
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...More

Thank SaRaksha
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...More

Thank Barblepa
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...More

Thank michele L
Reviewed October 2, 2014

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...More

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed August 17, 2014

I found out that the family have been butchers for 4 generations so I had the best ribeye stake in ages

1  Thank Lloyd William I
Reviewed August 11, 2014

The aubergines parmiggiano is excellent, as was everything else we took for dinner at the appt we rented for a week. Great service, varied fresh dishes each day, not to be missed! As soon as we came back our biggest regret was not having taken...More

1  Thank Sienna3
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Lugano for a summer... Always managed to swing by for aperitivo on a Wednesday. The sangria was good and well priced. Lots of options, but crowded. You have to push and shove to get some food but the atmosphere is really fun especially...More

Thank Schmeckl
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Gabbani is a well known name in Lugano: you may get almost everything you wish, in food, vines, cheeses, fruits, breads. From sandwich, ready to go, to pizza, hot and fresh baked, to meat, raw or already cooked...

Thank Lucia R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
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 81
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