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Ristorante Ai Giardini di Sassa

via Tesserete 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 911 41 11
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
1 Sep 2018
“Good food, minimal menu”
3 Aug 2017
“Incredibile dinner - one of the best restaurant I have ever been”
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European, Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, Central European
via Tesserete 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the tagliatelle and a hamburger, which were both great. Not a very wide menu selection, however. Prices are high, but as is everything in Switzerland. Beer is good, wine also good selection, and fair prices there. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains!

Thank 2thmechandlightguru
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Every time I come to Lugano I dine at Ai Giardini di Sassa. If you love rarest cuisine this is one of the best restaurant where you can dine. Coursers are never banal and they are always refined. The best tuna and salmon trout you...More

1  Thank Elien89
TicinoHotelsGroupSA, Direttore at Ristorante Ai Giardini di Sassa, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear Mrs. Elien89 Thank you very much for your positive feedback and for being our loyal customer. We are very honored by your comments and we promise we will always keep it up. Best regards

Reviewed August 2, 2017

We were told we had a reservation the previous evening. When we arrive, no reservation. We ended up with a table in the bar but the service was completely unacceptable. It took almost two hours to get food. They tried to serve our main course...More

1  Thank obrienmarg
TicinoHotelsGroupSA, Direttore at Ristorante Ai Giardini di Sassa, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear Guest obrienmarg Thank you for have tried our Restaurant. We apologize for the misunderstanding with your table reservation and are very sorry you did not appreciate our service. Kind regards

Reviewed May 31, 2017

Food quality, wine selection and service just perfect. everybody should try it I was tempted by sushi and I'll try it for sure next time I'll be in Lugano

Thank polanski450
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Usually it's not good thing to have a dinner in the same hotel you staying but this rule doesn't apply to Villa Sassa. Everything is good and the service is perfect.

Thank SergeG527
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Those september days are perfect for a lunch at Giardini di Sassa, the restaurant of Villa Sassa, open for everibody who would like a very good meal, a professional service and a wonderful vieuw, overlooking all Lugano, the lake and the mountains. We decided for...More

Thank Lucia R
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

I went there with some colleagues for a business aperitif on June 10th. The weather was good so we stay outside. Service was perfect, waiter nice and friendly. Should you be in Lugano this is definitively a stop-by you must plan.

Thank 238andreasa
Reviewed August 1, 2015

Excellent food and service, wine high level, friendly atmosphere and gorgeous view over Lugano Lake Don’t miss it!

Thank Miguel R
Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Great venue for (in)formal parties. Excellent food, wonderful views, professional courteous staff... What more to ask?

Thank lexpsy
Reviewed December 29, 2014

We organized our business dinner at the restaurant (8 people); perfect organization, service up, beautiful location, good food and great quality / price ratio (one of the best -if not the best- in Lugano, in my opinion). Great tanks especially to the managers (Mrs Rossella...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$149
European, Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Tesserete 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 911 41 11
  • E-mail
Combining a highly evocative ambiance with innovative gastronomic delights, the Restaurant proposes healthy Mediterranean cuisine and international dishes, while chef Ken Saito offers up a range of Japanese specialties. By day, it's the ideal place for a quick but tasty business lunch, and in the evening the atmosphere becomes highly charged, transforming every encounter into a truly unforgettable moment. At the Restaurant Ai Giardini di Sassa, enjoy a wide variety of specialties while admiring the splendid view of the lake and mountains.
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