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Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago

piazza Emilio Bossi 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 973 48 00
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Swiss, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
piazza Emilio Bossi 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must be one of the best reastaurants in Lugano If not the best, and possibly the best in Switzerland, not cheap, but. Worth every penny, the wines , and food just add to the superb location and whole experience.

Thank 980les59
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Superb experience. This place is a short cab ride, CHF 20, from the centre Big windows look out on to the lake across to the City. There are too many insects for the sides to be open. The views though are fabulous, especially as night...More

Thank oransome
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Possibly the best location in Lugano (by the lake), set meals are a great choice and you will get impeccable service. This is a popular place so would advice an advance reservation.

Thank RahulSG
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to drive to Lugano from Milan and I wanted to treat my family to a lovely lunch on the lake. Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago exceeded my expectations. The staff was very welcoming of my entire family (children included) and our lunch was...More

2  Thank Gianna L
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My husband and I had a meal at this restaurant during our visit to Lugano. When we arrived our coats were taken and we were shown to a very lovely table by the window looking out onto the lake. We were offered a glass of...More

1  Thank sbb24
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic business lunch with great service! You can judge how much they pride themselves in their work when the bread rolls they served are super soft, moist, delicious and WARM! Will return!

Thank Jccherryblossoms
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, wonderful location, deliscious food and wonderful service. Great place to stop before or after a museum visit or a show. The service is great and the wines a perfect!

Thank DocA3
Reviewed 18 January 2017

not for every pocket, but sublime. service very attentive and on top you are in one of the most beautiful lake view in the city. you can have both: meat and fish.

Thank cinziasak
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had a delightful dinner here as a family. Great ambiance, great service and great fun. Could not fault this restaurant. It was just a delightful meal. I would go there again and again.

Thank Russell M
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I had dinner in this restaurant with friends, we were 5 in total. The service was fast and the staff were friendly. The food was excellent in terms of taste. The downside was the price which was expensive we spent 180 CHF.. We had seabass,...More

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5 May 2017|
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Response from Villacastagnola | Property representative |
Hi Marcia, thank you very much for you interest. I would advise to reserve. Please feel free to contact us. Best regards Massimiliano
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12 August 2015|
Response from Villacastagnola | Property representative |
Dear Sarah, thank you for your message. Our Restaurant Artè will be closed on Christmas day, but our Restaurant Le Relais will be open. Please let me know if i could be of more help Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$63 - US$211
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza Emilio Bossi 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 973 48 00
Restaurant Gallery Arte al Lago -1 Michelin Star, 16 points GaultMillau - : A theme restaurant inside an art gallery. A Restaurant embellished by artwork and sculptures of contemporary artists of international standing, that change every six months. A doorstep away from the Villa Castagnola through the park and across the main street, right on the shore of the lake, the Restaurant Gallery Arte al Lago offers a magnificent and unique view over the gulf of Lugano as well as a dainty cuisine. Signature dishes of our Executive Chef Frank Oerthle are entirely new and original. The menu stands out for Sweetwater and sea food specialties. Admission to the Art Gallery is allowed during opening hours or prior booking.
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