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“Enjoyable fun food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lugano Swiss Bistro

Lugano Swiss Bistro
Ranked #78 of 153 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: German, Swiss, European, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Rancho Boulevard
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Enjoyable fun food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a cheese fondue for the family and we decide to go to Lugano. We got there quite late but were welcomed. We have two children age 10 & 8 who thoroughly enjoy a good stir of a cheese fondue and this didn't disappoint. Some comments on here don't do the cheese fondue justice but let us tell you, we use to live in Basle in Switzerland and there was no difference between what was served at the Lugano and the restaurants in Basle. Attentive service and we followed up with chocolate fondue which is not our cup of tea but the children liked it. Can't comment on the rest of the menu but the party of Germans next to us seemed happy, or was that the wine?

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Only for bus groups”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant in the Barnyard Shopping Centre primarily caters to bus groups. The food is not the best, the service indifferent, and overall not a good experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Howard B
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Swooning over Swiss Fondue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We had a wonderful lunch of fondue, salad and goulash soup. The fresh salad greens were simply dressed with the right amount of tangy dressing and the soup was generous and flavorful. But the Swiss cheese fondue was outstanding and it came in ample amounts with tasty bread, vegetables and apple slices for dipping. service was friendly and professional. The manager knows his wines. It is a wonderful find at the entrance to the Carmel valley road, but buried in a shopping center, so be patient in your search.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank ktaberle
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Ripon, California
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ricardo was great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Our dinner was great! Ricardo assisted us with the menu as we were "new" to Swiss food and he did a wonderful job. We started with the dried beef appetizer, then on to the onion soup, entree of schnitzel, and finished up with the chocolate fondue. Everything was delicious, service was top notch, atmosphere and dining experience was fun. We were not rushed with our meal and it was quiet -- so we could carry on with great conversation. Thank you ... we will return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank wayway52
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Dunedin, Florida
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Never had Swiss Food Before”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I was not disappointed! I had The Farmer's Market Sausage Platter, my husband had Chicken Schnitzel and our friend had the Pan Fried Lake Trout. It was all delicious!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank mimjoe
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