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“One of the best restaurants in Ticino”

Osteria Gallo d'Oro
Ranked #33 of 393 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Lugano
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“One of the best restaurants in Ticino”
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Delicious italian food. The pasta is out of this world and the desserts even better. Make sure you book beforehand since it gets packed easily. They have pretty good wines too.

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Lugano, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“The best in Lugano”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The food here is everything! So tasty, fresh and exquisite! Big outdoor terrace. Staff super friendly and qualified. Don't miss the dessert, especially the chocolate cake without flour. Excellent restaurant but of course quite expensive, you will not regret it.

  • Visited August 2012
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Lugano, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Good spot to take guests”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

The food is very good. Parking is horrible although they park for you if necessary. Good meat and fish dishes. Staff is fantastic and atmosphere good.

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London, UK
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best Tuscan food in Village of Lugano”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

If you like pasta and steak like mama used to cook (assuming you had a skilled Tuscan mama), This is the place for you. The fresh artichoke salad and the roasted Roman artichokes are both a revelation, and just ask the owner, Matteo, for whatever is the best for the day, and he will tell you. The fish is so nice, with fresh spinach and expertly roasted potatoes. The chocolate cake and the Mille Feuille are out of this world. Very Expensive and worth it.

  • Visited February 2012
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Warszawa
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“The best Tuscany restaurant in Swiss Ticino”
Reviewed June 6, 2011

I very recomend this restaurant but You have to take care about You wallet:) It is quite expensive because it is Switzerland.
I ate there the best fiorentina steak outside the Italy but it costs 180CHF, but it is worth its money.

The service is excellent. and it is worth to go there.

I really recomend it as best Tuscany restaurant in Switzerland Ticino area.

  • Visited February 2011
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