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Bottegone del Vino

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
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via Massimigliano Magatti 3, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 76 89
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific low fat fresh seas bass & asparagus for husband, while I had the exquisite ricotta with truffles ravioli. House merlot was just stupendous. Also enjoyed the complimentary tapas. We will be back.

Thank Jean9001
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is actually more a winebar-type of restaurant with very limited choices regarding the food. But the food is fresh and good, so that's all you need. They brought some nice little things right at the beginning which was great. We had some bruscettas and mixed salads to start with and they were very nice., The salad with fish as... More 

Thank Angelika P
Cornwall, New York
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This restaurant had been recommended, so on a day trip from Lake Como we decided to try it. It seemed very clearly to cater more to wealthier businessman, not a couple out for a good lunch on a vacation. The staff were friendly but we couldn't escape the feeling that maybe we were in the wrong environment. The food was... More 

Thank Louchuck
Lugano, Switzerland
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Food is ok. Very small portions though. Prices are very high. The wine selection is huge! Be prepared to share your table with other people.

Thank ABC D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

A very interesting restaurant. No menus just the blackboard. Good friendly staff who were very knowledgable on the wine. Limited menu, in fact five dishes changing all the time. Food was sensational. A real experience.

Thank Glenn F
Lugano, Switzerland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Sat outside under the canopy / tent. Good weather but the covering made it seem a bit dark even though it was only 7 pm. Menu consists of about 5 mains that are written on a chalk board. The waiter came by and gave us the rundown in good English, even though we had a native speaker with us. The... More 

Thank albertott
La Canada Flintridge, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a good local restaurant with real traditional food. The only problem is there is only one server who understood English. Since their menu was written on a blackboard in Italian, we could not even try to guess what they had that evening. However, the food was delicious and we liked very much. If you want to have a... More 

Thank laonannan
Moscow, Russia
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We go often for lunch with my husband and friends. No kids place. Good wine, short but selected menu. Daily changes, so you can find always something new. Season dishes and Italian mixed with Ticino food. Big portions, professional staff. Enjoy the terrace outside if it's a nice day. When it's rain it is fun to stay inside and enjoy... More 

Thank vivi-con-gusto
Geneva, Switzerland
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160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

At the first sight, the restaurant looked very nice: plenty of prestigious wine bottles, few tables, formally-dressed waiters and a very small daily menu. I was very impatient to try this restaurant. However, the following issues led to my utmost disappointment: - Except for one, the waiters were rude and inappropriate. We seemed to bother them. As an example: some... More 

Thank Z0rglub
Lugano, Switzerland
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very goo, traditional food and comfortable athmosphere. Interesting wine-selection. A good & slective menue-card with many fine dishes tu taste.

Thank 1950fede

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $72
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Massimigliano Magatti 3, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 76 89

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