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via Giovanni Nizzola 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 23 38
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Spent a most pleasant evening at this restaurant. Sommelier/waitress very competent with a good sense of humour. Food was excellent. Am tempted to return to try a particular dessert.

Thank EventMassagno
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The beef fillet was outstanding. The waiter was very professional. It is one of the best in the area.

Thank Ahmad R
Malibu, California
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96 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visit Lugano frequently but haven't been to Orologio in months. The menu has changed and although the food is still excellent, the menu choices aren't as appealing. I used to have a difficult decision as to which dishes to try because they all sounded delicious. This visit I had a hard time deciding what to order because nothing caught... More 

Thank theWanderingPetal
Lugano, Switzerland
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196 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Excellent service, good food and an excellent wine selection. Very nice ambiance with trendy decoration.

Thank Paul B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant, everything was delicious, the waitress was lovely and the prices were fine, not to much expensive !

Thank מיכל א
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have been to many restaurants around Lugano and have had good/bad and excellent food. This would fit in the excellent category. The interior is quirky and fun and very pleasant. Starter i had a pasta dish with Aubergines, absolutely wonderful!! Main the steak and my partner had a seafood dish, both were very very tasty and so fresh. Dessert... More 

1 Thank Supaer
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Delicious italian food made with high quality and fresh products. Everything is amazing : fishes, veggies and pastas... Lovely place. What a gem !

2 Thank lalolo74
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Very selective seasonal menu, well prepared with nice presentation. Extensive but expensive wine list. Service very attentive and friendly.

Thank GCM_FL
Lugano, Switzerland
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196 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Very simple location, very good food, very trendy atmosphere, good service, and very comfortable! Worth going to also for their excellent wine selection.

Thank Paul B
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Late one evening - having gone for a snack to another place, which had closed down, we were wondering where to go. Called the Orologio, and they said they would wait for us. So 10 minutes we rushed over. Place was smart modern, one waiter, 2 guys and a Gal at a table, having a drink. No one else. Oops.... More 

Thank Yogesh D

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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
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Giovanni Nizzola 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 923 23 38

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