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“Very good food at a fair price”
Review of Ristorante Cyrano - CLOSED

Ristorante Cyrano
Price range: $21 - $43
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
San Francisco
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Very good food at a fair price”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had a very relaxing lunch at Cyrano. It was a pleasant respite: it was relatively quiet, so conversation was easy, and tables were spaced such that diners would not intrude on conversations of neighboring tables. The ambience was upscale, so prices were a bit high by American standards, but they were not high for this quality of restaurant in Switzerland or many other European countries. Each of our four dishes (two starters and two mains) was excellently prepared from top-notch ingredients, so each tasted very good. The presentation of each dish was also good without being flashy. While one can find better, the house merlot is quite good and the price is fair. Note: while one could reserve, we did not have a problem just dropping in and finding a table available. All in all, Cyrano is worth a second visit by us.

  • Visited May 2013
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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“amazing; go!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

ive been twice now and made a reservation conveniently online (mytable.ch) but don't think i would've needed it since it was empty both times. i have no idea why, given that the food is the best ive gotten in lugano. the service is wonderful, location very quiet and cute, and the food is fresh, delicious, just everything wonderful. ill be back.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Kat G
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We went to Cyrano on our second day in Lugano in late June 2012, which is unfortunate because if we went the first day we would have had dinner there four times instead of three. Yes, it was that good. The owner's are very hands on and want you to have a good experience. To the owner/chef's great amusement, my wife had risotto three times in a row . I sampled the fresh sheet daily. They also have a great and reasonably priced selection of local Ticino wines. The terrace is shrouded in grape vines and a perfect place to enjoy an evening.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank jadseven
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Look for it if you're there, it's delicious!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

This restaurant is completely worth its reputation!

In this well hidden restaurant in the city center you will have the chance of having a great meal at reasonable price and all that comes with an excellent service. It was honestly delicious.

The first thing you notice entering the main room of the restaurant is the wine-wall. The owners are fine wine specialists and as such they have handpicked their wide collection of wines that they propose to accompany your meal.

Next time I return tu Lugano I won't miss a chance to have a lunch or a dinner at this restaurant. The only thing that would top my previous experience is being there on the right season for their cosy terrace to be open.

And next time I will defintely try the chief's Risotto, which according to my girlfriend is "the best in the world".

To me they are worth their grades in both Michelin and Gault Millau guides.

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Sebis10
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Lugano, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
497 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Been going for years at the Ristorante Cyrano.
Small hidden gem next to the Hotel Pestalozzi. Many friends go there too but not everybody knows they have a truly quaint terrace to enjoy a meal during Spring/Summer.
Great service, great food.

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank Za036
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