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Canvetto Luganese

via Rinaldo Simen 14B, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 910 18 90
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sorbet” (2 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Hours
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
via Rinaldo Simen 14B, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Just been last week at this beautiful restaurant and we enjoyed a delicious dinner. It's tasty but not heavy and the plates look always like a little art work and when you get to the sweets try once their homemade ice creams - fantastic. Enjoy!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank H Z
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Strong points: quiet place; quite good service; very good food; changing (photos this time) art exhibition; social purpose (they work with some personnel that needs some social and so support). To be improved: for Italian norms we had antipasto and risotto, no main course -...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Philip P
Reviewed July 18, 2018

The Canvetto luganese belongs to a foundation for handicapped young peoples; some of the waiters and the kitchenhelpers can show their abilities with great success. A few years ago, the menu was mostly meat, actually the fishes choices are the majority of the menu. You...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LuciaR118
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great food, they make and sell homemade pasta. Their tartare is wonderful. You can let the chef know, how hot you like it. There always is a full lunch menu with several choices and combinations. Seating is possible also outdoors. Best service and great atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sunara
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Excellent dinner, we dined al fresco and the atmosphere was very nice, the food truly superb! The service is rather good and the waiters are a bit quaint, lots of tongue-in-cheek remarks. some of the choices available in the menu sound a bit risky, but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Aurelia_Monduzzi
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We were taken here by a local during a business trip, and what a hidden gem it was. A bit off the beaten track, but we sat outside beneath a grape vine trellis and had some fantastic food. Homemade ravioli was amazing, followed by a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AlexH0lmes
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food great service and a relaxed atmosphere. We had some home made pasta and a fresh fish made in an oven. Finished with lemon basil 🌿 sorbet and I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a gourmet experience

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank AQ514
Reviewed September 13, 2017

The various meals are all perfect for a fine dinning served by friendly people with lots of humar and giving you the right hints for a perfect dinner. The ambience in the restaurant with the wooden tables and chairs and the rest all in white...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank H Z
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Although the restaurant is not in the city centre, it is absolutely worth going to this very cosy place - I got much more than I expected. Could very well be one of the best restaurants in Lugano, by just making simple food with a...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Montagnola
Reviewed December 3, 2016

We went there to celebrate an anniversery. Excellent food, very nice service, it was a real pleasure.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Kudrun
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Rinaldo Simen 14B, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 910 18 90
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