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via Fomelino 10 | Lugano, Sorengo 6924, Switzerland
+41 91 993 23 88
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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic dinner with friends including: a super-fresh fish 'crudo' platter served with fruit and citrus flavours; perfect al dente pasta with porcini ragu; pan fried branzino served with seasonal vegetables and black olive coulis; pistachio tiramisu with seasonal berries and crunchy meringue. All dishes were inventive, tasty, and served with the utmost of care. We've been here before,... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Perched upon a hilltop in a grown up tree house this magical garden delivered much more than ambiance. The owner delighted in selecting a just perfect bottle of wine for us to start our romantic dinner. Our three course meal was a decadent delight of the senses and the dessert a sweet ending to this fairy tale enclave of Eden.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I had heard a lot about this place and the new management, so I came with high expectations. I had raw seafood that was decorated with fruits. This is kind of popular these days although other restaurants that I like have abandoned it because the taste of the fruits tend to kill the taste of the fish. Then I had... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We tend to only write reviews these days when there is something remarkable about our experience. We've just been in Lugano for five days and ate at many recommended restaurants. Santabbondino was our clear favourite and the only one we're reviewing. The food was incredibly good, across the board. We particularly loved the antipasti of polpo and eggplant tart. That... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

It was almost impossible for me to believe how good every single meal was. I am very critical when it comes to seafood preparation and in particular, italian food. Having travelled a lot and trying the best, I became quite used to high standards of italian food. If you're looking for exquisitely prepared italian food and fresh ingredients, that's the... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Good food and nice setting. Familiar/local feeling of the place and its surroundings. However, it seemed like the staff (owners probably but was not evident) tried to "push" certain dishes, in our case a fish with potatoes to share for a group of five, even though our initial orders reflected very different wishes. Also, they were way too persistent in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Great dinner, superb seafood, very cozy atmosphere, perfect service. One of the best rest in Lugano with great Roman touch. Coming back soon!!! Domenico

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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Came here with family. Delicious food and excellent wine, with prices that are actually quite reasonable for Switzerland. Service was excellent. Would definitely come again.

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Santabbondio R, Proprietario at Santabbondio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for having tasted our restaurant. More 

Basel, Minusio
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

New - Italian - management and new - Italian - chef. The beauty of the place remains the same, but the food is fresh & powerful with identifiable flavours, and excellent quality base products. A nice - and reasonably priced - wine list provides the final touch.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

I was there with clients as well my family with two small children and have never bee disappointed. I recommend this restaurant also to football fans. If you go you will understand....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$99
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Fomelino 10 | Lugano, Sorengo 6924, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Sorengo
  • Phone Number: +41 91 993 23 88

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