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Lugano Swiss Bistro

3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001
+1 831-626-3779
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“cheese fondue” (13 reviews)
“schnitzel” (17 reviews)
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German, Swiss, European
$$ - $$$
3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved it here! We found this lovely little gem on the Dog Trekker app; and man am I glad we did. First of all their outdoor seating is fitted with booths, and outdoor heaters to keep you and your four legged family members...More

Thank Jonny T
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were this evening and it was a shame for the name "Swiss". We come from Switzerland and we were disappointed.... not by the food, which was good, but by the service which was awful. Only 2 staff, one lady trying to do her best,...More

1  Thank lauryne96
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We come here each time we come to Carmel.The onion soup is one of the best I have had.The cheese fondue is great BUT very filling. Unless you are a big eater just order one to share for a couple as it is a LOT...More

Thank Cynthia R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were there on a Saturday before Mother's day. The restaurant at ~8pm was 30% filled. There were 2 servers and 1 hostess -- fairly empty for a weekend night. The rustic bread was automatically served as starters were addictive. We have never had this...More

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 3 March 2017

If you love schnitzel, be sure to stop here. It was great. Did miss the spaetzel - they serve it with French fries. Cute decor - like a Swiss chalet with the carved wood and the checkered table cloths. Freindly service.

Thank lfabian47
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A friend and I met for a later (1:30) lunch at Lugano's. I arrived early and was promptly seated, asked if I wished anything to drink and presented with the best bread - warm, rustic, crusty bread with butter and oil/balsamic vinegar. The bread and...More

Thank mswiseguy
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had the Groupon for 4 which was a really nice multi course fondue meal for a very reasonable price. The food was very good and fun to eat. Our only issue is the service was exceedingly slow. Only 2 waiters working the entire restaurant.

Thank chuckbtravelin
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our fondue for two dinner. The restaurant is very cute and decorated in a Swiss style. The salad was large and very good. The cheese fondue was delicious and we enjoyed the thin sliced meat and broth. Ended the meal with chocolate...More

Thank krstymsty
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We purchased a Groupon for the four course dinner. I had previously dined at Lugano's about ten years ago and had a great experience. We arrived at the time of our reservations and were seated immediately. The first course was salad, followed by the cheese...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy inside but raclette was excellent. Opted out of fondue since it's very pricey, tho I have found groupons if you are with a group. Schnitzel was good but vegetable lentil soup was not very good. Service was very good. You need reservations if...More

Thank Nancy C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
German, Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001
    (Rancho Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-3779
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