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Luce Al Gargantini

#114 of 331 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
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Riva Giocondo Albertolli 5., Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 921 18 76
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the resturant on the night of the national day as they didn't have a set menu ( other places set menus +70 chf ). We really enjoyed the view ( perfect view over the fireworks) but the quality of the food was average and the service wasn't that great.

Thank Abdulmajeed I
Durban, South Africa
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 6 pm and had to wait 30 mins to order food, when the 40$ steak arrived it was cold cold and tasteless and furthermore the seats were wet outside but we only found out when the water came through. There are definitely better restaurants in the area.

Thank Gavin H
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We came here for lunch with our 2 1/2 year old son. He's quite a handful and was running around the (empty) restaurant. The waitress told us to relax and eat in quiet, while she was looking after him. It was our only relaxed meal during our holidays!

Thank viap7
Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

nobody took care of us and nobody tried to understand us the same situation at the next table, where People complained

Thank dr-stefanpaul
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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The service was too slow even though the restaurant was empty. We took assorted cured meats ans cheeses as starter and they didn't bring bread. Nothing special to say about the food. Better to avoid.

Thank Pablo Z
Baar, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Italian cuisine with an Argentinian touch. Excellent Argentinian wines. Young and trendy atmosphere.

Thank Alex_Arg_70
Zurich, Switzerland
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Strolling along the lake, you find this wonderful new restaurant with a very chic interior, great food selection and very friendly service. We enjoyed the lunch and stylish table settings. Definitively going back there.

Thank SwissSpice
Lugano, Switzerland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

a very disappointing evening - service was friendly but unprofessional although the restaurant was not really busy. we had oil at the table for 15 min without being served bread. a no-go for a restaurant that offers main course for 42 CHF. later on they attempted to take a wine glass away that was not empty. on top of that... More 

1 Thank IlonaTesoro
Baar, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

It is a good restaurant with a wonderful view of the lake. The food is nice and the waiters are really kind. Just the price is a tad high but otherwise wonderful.

Thank olimpicempire
Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful view on the lake. Very nice interior and a relaxed atmosphere. Food was delicious. Really nice. Very friendly service. We would have given four stars if the final bill would have been less substantial....

Thank okjolle1321

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$42
Italian, Argentinian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva Giocondo Albertolli 5., Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 921 18 76
Italian & Argentine cuisine. Exceptionally tasty but simple food. Our ingredients are fresh and we respect their seasonality. Hope you enjoy.

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