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Antica Osteria del Porto

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via Foce 9 | A 300 metri dal grande parcheggio Campo Marzio. C'è sempre posto., Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 971 42 00
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Suisse
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely place with great local food and good service. Pasta with octopus, olives, tomatoes and capres were delicious, as were the linguini with mushrooms. The kids loved their pasta with fresh tomatoes. Don't miss the warm apple pie, a heavenly experience!

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Thank Vigouille
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Positive: service, as we were accepted for lunch at 14:15, while the kitchen is officially open until 14h. Having eaten here a year before and had a great meal, we were looking forward to coming back. But something changed and the food was not as tasty as it was, the flavor was missing... Too bad, as the discovery during our... More 

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Thank Tijana B
Massimo D, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Osteria del Porto, responded to this review

Good evening, Sorry not to have given the same emotions. We hope to have again guests to try again. Best regards More 

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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had a slow start due to seating confusion. The staff was busy and didn't seem to be coordinated. Once we were actually seated, we were on the verge of leaving before a server was finally able to atten to us. (As it turned out, it was her first night and didn't speak English.) After settling on a common language,... More 

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Thank Detrustee
Massimo D, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Osteria del Porto, responded to this review

Good evening, Thanks for visiting and for the comments , we hope to see you soon guests without small confusions, for a good dinner. Best regards More 

Rockville, Maryland
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We enjoyed it. Appreciated being offered to move inside - it was very windy. Everything was good, salads, meat variety plate, and certainly wine. The waitress was very helpful and polite. Menu in English is available.

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Thank Sasha122156
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

At the beginning of my dinner the service was very polite. By the end, if became awful. It ruined the entire dining experience. The food was good. The prices- "normal" Switzerland prices

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Thank Rinali R
Lugano, Switzerland
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360 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

A very good choice on the menu, service friendly and a nice location. Is it expensive? Yes and no, Lugano prices but you can pick half portion for a lot of the dishes on the menu and food is fresh. If you never been to Lugano, wonder outside the osteria and go to the lake bank. Gorgeous view.

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Thank Za036
london
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

The setting of this delightful restaurant is so lovely that it would be hard not to enjoy dining there, but luckily the food is also delicious. We enjoyed a great lunch outdoors looking towards the lake. Its popular with locals (a good sign), good service, great local wines. Perfect. Fish 'from the lake' delicious and my husbands lamb ditto. Some... More 

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Thank aboutandout
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Food and service was great. They even had gluten free pasta. Beautiful location right next to the park. It gets busy so make sure you make reservations.

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Thank Sunfunartist
Thalwil, Switzerland
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Good Italian food combined with a selection of local (all kinds of) wines. We enjoyed beef as well as a mixed fish dish at a good quality. The price / quality ratio is adequate. You have to taste some Grappa with the coffee.

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Thank 63Stef05
Canberra, Australia
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Set in a lovely setting near the gardens in Lugano it could have been a special place but didn't quite achieve that for us. We had dinner there on a lovely balmy evening - the food was good. I had veal with mushrooms and my partner had mixed grilled fish. The service was efficient but nothing more. While there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Foce 9 | A 300 metri dal grande parcheggio Campo Marzio. C'è sempre posto., Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 42 00

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