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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Swiss, European, Delicatessen, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Alpe Vicania, Vico Morcote 6921, Switzerland
+41 91 980 24 14
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Lugano, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We waited for 1.5 hours for our food which never arrived. After this time we asked when it may come and they told us in 5 minutes. After another 15 minutes without any food we had to leave because we were simply starving. Very bad experience, would not recommend going there. Its better to bring a picknick and eat on... More 

Thank retolito
Lugano, Switzerland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I was looking for a wedding reception venue in the area, and stopped by at the recommendation of a friend. The fields outside the restaurant were wild, and though charming, the outdoor space could have been a bit more cared for. The decor inside was beautiful. We ordered aperitivi, and when I explained why we were visiting, they were not... More 

Thank AnnaMatador
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here during our mountain bike tour to get some lunch. It seemed like the restaurant owner did not like Mountainbike riders at all, because we waited over 30 minutes to get a paper menu while many other restaurant visitors that arrived after us got a proper menu + a knife, a fork, etc. So unfortunately I cannot recommend... More 

1 Thank Marcus M
Zurich, Switzerland
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Sometimes you find a jewel - and then you keep coming back, looking at it enjoying it over and over again. The "Ristorante Vicania" is one of them. Location: perfect, idyllic, above the lake, on a meadow with horses. It's a magic combination. You reach it by car, but best by foot. Walk from the San Salvatore peak or at... More 

1 Thank mortimer1995
Beveren, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a surprise to find a high-league restaurant like this on top of Alpe Vicania (we stopped after a trek from the Lake of Lugano). Pricey but top cuisine, creative and sophisticated yet a menu made of simple dishes. And one can tell if a restaurant is a good one if they can cook an old-school "polenta con funghi": made... More 

1 Thank Gabriele B
Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Family lunch in the garden. This restaurant has further improved and is one of the best places to eat in Lugano. Stunning surrounding, delicious food and local wine from Morcote. Service is very friendly and helpful

1 Thank dheuchs
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Nice and lovely location. They arrange a very tasty breakfast based on home-made cakes and fresh fruit juice, followed from high quality brunch with several tipical salumi from the region, well cooked risotto and cosy selection of desserts. Very good quality. Friendly and kind staff contribute to sucessful day. Need to come back for a private dinner.

Thank Fabio T
Lugano, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We chose Alpe Vicania to celebrate our wedding, and it was just the best choice ever! Amazing location, a pure immersion in the nature, very high standing food and timely + attentive staff service!! So happy to have spent my special day there, I will surely come back with my husband and my family soon!! I suggest it to everyone... More 

Thank laurallanb
Zurich, Switzerland
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252 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Located on a remote mountaintop in Vico Morcote, 20 min drive from Lugano. Only accessible via very narrow roads (which are in a very good state, anyway. Very sunny terrace, ideal for watching the sun setting over numerous mountains and Lake Lugano.

Thank Flowwolf
Lugano, Switzerland
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We went here to celebrate Mother's day two weeks ago. Set idyllically on the top of a grassy slope with a view towards Italy. In summer, tables are set up on a green, grassy lawn under ample umbrellas, making a very inviting scenario. The personnel is very friendly, quick and competent. The mother's day menu consisted of first an aspargus... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$64
Italian, Swiss, European, Delicatessen, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alpe Vicania, Vico Morcote 6921, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Vico Morcote
  • Phone Number: +41 91 980 24 14

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?