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Ristorante le Bucce di Gandria

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Cantonale, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
+41 91 225 88 33
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a quick lunch and were amazed by the tastes (Italian ;) ) we discovered!!! Young and super friendly staff ! I only write reviews if I think they should get five stars! Want to come back as soon as possible!

Thank Hugues A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food here rates among the very best I have had anywhere in the world. The service is great, and the view can be spectacular. The prices are reasonable. Only small complaint is that it takes a little longer than might be expected for the food to come out, but that's by American standards. We ate there twice last week,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Fine Italian cooking from a young academic couple. Congratulation! I've been here probably 5 times and always chosen a new dish. Every time a wonderful surprise. Good local special beer. I recommend it.

Thank Svizzerott
College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Read the reviews about the his Restaurant so we took the water ferry taxi to Gandria arriving at 11:15am. Using my Switzerland map on my Phone we walked up lots of stairs (?) as there was no signage, typical. But after 35 minutes of stair climbing and some time to admire the view beauty of Gandria, Church, and many interesting... More 

Thank Patrk7194
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Yes, yes, yes. The foot is excellent, the service is extremely friendly, and the view is unbeatable. It really made for a special evening. There were definitely a few groups of local regulars dining around us, which is always a good sign. They seemed like they'd be there until after midnight. I would advise making a reservation if possible, though... More 

Thank Francis K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The food and hospitality here and on par with the view from the terrace - and that's stunning! We stopped here for lunch en route home with 3 kids. No special 'kids section' on the menu, which also wouldn't be suitable between the fine dishes on there - but no problem at all to prepare something aside the menu for... More 

Thank Rogier V
Wilmington NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We just loved Le Bucce do Gandria! Food prepared and served with such passion. It was one one of the best places we ate in Switzerland. The owners were so delightful. They even gave us great recommendations for restaurants in Lucca and their addresses and who to contact. We loved both their recommendations. Our meal was perfectly paced and just... More 

Thank kelsbeth60
Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We did't find an antipasto, so they offer us a "puntarelle" salad. Wonderful. The fish, was good but mine had a cooking problem. They solve my problem to our satisfaction. Dessert , the chocolate cake was great, with passion fruit. Honest prices, very good wine. Not indicated if you are complicated as the choice is not much.

Thank alix550
Perth City, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Best pasta and dining experience, stunning views, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. The wine list is limited yet brilliant. Prices were very reasonable, you really get more than you pay for here.

Thank Maria K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We only knew of this restaurant thanks to TripAdvisor and had planned our visit after taking the Olive Walk from Lugano. Most of the other visitors to Gandria tend to stay at lakeside level after the walk (as there are plenty of stairs on the walk so don't fancy doing any more!) However, it's most definitely worth climbing back up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $60
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cantonale, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano  >  Gandria
  • Phone Number: +41 91 225 88 33
Small and intimate restaurant in the beautiful village of Gandria, with lake view. The cuisine is mainly based on seasonal and regional ingredients (km zero) and it draws on different traditions revising them with a pinch of creativity.All the preparations are homemade, including pasta and bread.Free WiFi

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