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Osteria Gallo d'Oro

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Via Cantonale 3/A, Davesco-Sorango, Lugano, Switzerland
+41 91 941 19 43
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

You will not find a better Tuscan restaurant around Lugano. The setting is very basic, but it doesn't matter - the food matters-and it is exciting and delicious, very much like expert home cooking. No wonder people keep coming back. Better to reserve, the place is always busy.

Thank jeffreyg2017
Hyderabad, India
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The place is electrifying , the staff are fantastic will help you with your selection, the menu is just perfect. only one caution please reserve Table well in advance as not much walking guest are appreciated. Had a plate of seafood mix which was just extraordinary and for the main plate had pasta with crab meat which was superlative. Not... More 

Thank Bharat1966
Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are zillions of Italian Restaurants in Lugano , this however is special. Every day a new menu with the freshest ingredients.

Thank Conny2407
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been going to Gallo D'oro for 22 years. It is a great spot for both business and pleasure, lunch or dinner. Matteo and Lisa are fantastic hosts and make you feel welcome every time. Fantastic food!

Thank Maggie R
Lugano, Switzerland
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This place offers top quality food. The owner is quite original when he offers his different choices on the black board ..!!

Thank 1950fede
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Service was very charming. Food very delicious. Dessert over the top.... Recommended for private and business dinner....

Thank nicola f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

A very pleasant restaurant just outside Lugano with well prepared dishes. The owner, Matteo, will come to your table and explain the menu in either English or Italian. Very friendly staff and excellent food.

Thank LuganoPirate
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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

It is now 25 years we have been a customers of Gallo d'Oro and is it consistently the best Italian food I come across in Lugano area. It is classic tuscan with always an innovative and modern twist. The dessert are also supreme, as always. And their focaccia to begin with is simply delightful. A real treat not to be... More 

Thank inner-beauty
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The restaurant was selected by our host due to great previous experiences. He was right. Excellent seafood starter prepared fresh by the chef / owner. Had veal cheeks for main course and a home made egg ice cream for desert. Excellent establishment serving excellent food accompanied by great service.

Thank Niel G
Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

If you are looking for great food and a theatrical experience in Lugano, this is your restaurant. This was my 4th visit, and it gets better every time. The first time I had a special of roast goat with artichokes, which I liked so much remember it from 3 years ago. Subsequently I have had a beautiful crab pasta, amazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$100
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cantonale 3/A, Davesco-Sorango, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 941 19 43

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