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Antica Osteria del Porto

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via Foce 9 | A 300 metri dal grande parcheggio Campo Marzio. C'è sempre posto., Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 971 42 00
09:00 - 01:00
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Showing 34: English reviews
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is situated at the port, one of the nicest places of Lugano, espcially in Summer. They have excellent Food and a superb choice of wines. Let the waiter you recommend the appropriate wine for your dinner choice.

Thank Francis K
Massimo D, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Osteria del Porto, responded to this review

Good morning, thank you for your visit and your comment. They delight like a good glass of wine. See you soon! More 

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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely place with great local food and good service. Pasta with octopus, olives, tomatoes and capres were delicious, as were the linguini with mushrooms. The kids loved their pasta with fresh tomatoes. Don't miss the warm apple pie, a heavenly experience!

Thank Vigouille
Massimo D, Public Relations Manager at Antica Osteria del Porto, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your comment, Warm apple pie waiting for you! Best regards More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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124 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Positive: service, as we were accepted for lunch at 14:15, while the kitchen is officially open until 14h. Having eaten here a year before and had a great meal, we were looking forward to coming back. But something changed and the food was not as tasty as it was, the flavor was missing... Too bad, as the discovery during our... More 

Thank Tijana B
Massimo D, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Osteria del Porto, responded to this review

Good evening, Sorry not to have given the same emotions. We hope to have again guests to try again. Best regards More 

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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had a slow start due to seating confusion. The staff was busy and didn't seem to be coordinated. Once we were actually seated, we were on the verge of leaving before a server was finally able to atten to us. (As it turned out, it was her first night and didn't speak English.) After settling on a common language,... More 

Thank Detrustee
Massimo D, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Osteria del Porto, responded to this review

Good evening, Thanks for visiting and for the comments , we hope to see you soon guests without small confusions, for a good dinner. Best regards More 

Rockville, Maryland
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We enjoyed it. Appreciated being offered to move inside - it was very windy. Everything was good, salads, meat variety plate, and certainly wine. The waitress was very helpful and polite. Menu in English is available.

Thank Sasha122156
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

At the beginning of my dinner the service was very polite. By the end, if became awful. It ruined the entire dining experience. The food was good. The prices- "normal" Switzerland prices

Thank Rinali R
Lugano, Switzerland
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404 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

A very good choice on the menu, service friendly and a nice location. Is it expensive? Yes and no, Lugano prices but you can pick half portion for a lot of the dishes on the menu and food is fresh. If you never been to Lugano, wonder outside the osteria and go to the lake bank. Gorgeous view.

Thank Za036
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

The setting of this delightful restaurant is so lovely that it would be hard not to enjoy dining there, but luckily the food is also delicious. We enjoyed a great lunch outdoors looking towards the lake. Its popular with locals (a good sign), good service, great local wines. Perfect. Fish 'from the lake' delicious and my husbands lamb ditto. Some... More 

Thank aboutandout
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Food and service was great. They even had gluten free pasta. Beautiful location right next to the park. It gets busy so make sure you make reservations.

Thank Sunfunartist
Thalwil, Switzerland
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Good Italian food combined with a selection of local (all kinds of) wines. We enjoyed beef as well as a mixed fish dish at a good quality. The price / quality ratio is adequate. You have to taste some Grappa with the coffee.

Thank 63Stef05

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Swiss, Seafood, European, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Foce 9 | A 300 metri dal grande parcheggio Campo Marzio. C'è sempre posto., Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 42 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?