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“For high quality time.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Luce Al Gargantini

Luce Al Gargantini
Ranked #101 of 370 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $42
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Italian & Argentine cuisine. Exceptionally tasty but simple food. Our ingredients are fresh and we respect their seasonality. Hope you enjoy.
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526 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“For high quality time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

At once we find in Switzerland a Restaurant that does not target austerity-service, without being too exclusive. This place deserves all the good words spent for it by previous reviewers.
The environment is raffinated, despite casually dressed people can can still fit in it. Service is first class. Food is absolutely fine, inspiring and worth the charge. Employee's kindness is also a to be remarked. There's lake view as well, as the room is about one meter above the lake front road. High quality time at a very reasonable price, for Lugano's average. Skip the tourists traps in Piazza della Riforma and enjoy something special.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I found this restaurant by looking into this site and I would say that all the comments below are confirmed. An elegant space where I had an excellent dinner with two friends, one of those took the argentinian fillet. He said it remembered him the original "bife de chorizo" he tried in Buenos Aires. I ordered a fish crudité (what a wonderful starter!!!) and a tuna steak with caramelized onions and a squid ink cracker: great dish, I'm still thinking of it.
Combine everything with a bottle of chilled white malbec and enjoy!
For sure I will come back soon.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marco P
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“beautiful place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

A group of 16 people from Europe, in the context of a european funded program. I would say that the service was OK but somehow slow. The decoration was simple but very promising. Comfortable chairs and tables. Clean and well maintained. About the food, I tried risoto and pasta and antipasti, all of excellent quality. The restaurant has a distinctive wines' variety.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maria_Ghiata
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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A place to go back to”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

On suggestion of the hotel we went to this restaurant. Very nice view and very nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Perfect hosts. Service was very friendly. Dishes were very well executed. I had tempura salmon, tuna and argentine beef. Definitely a place to go to when in Lugano.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Suzy S
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Milan, Italy
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

I went with my husband and everything was incredible! Restaurant is really nice, great music selection and amazing view. I had the selection of sea food and my husband the pasta with shrimp and black truffle followed by the argentine beef. All dishes were perfectly executed, service was friendly and attentive. To notice, prices were reasonable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maras7890
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