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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
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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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Hyderabad, India
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

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Grand Cayman
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank Conny2407
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10 reviews
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!

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Thank Maggie R
Lugano, Switzerland
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 ..!!

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Thank 1950fede
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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....

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Thank nicola f
Lugano
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

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Switzerland
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140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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266 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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.

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Orland Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed this place the most while we visited Lugano. Warm service and outstanding food makes you want to return. Seafood and pasta dishes were good and a good value. Mushrooms were in season and they were great!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$100
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?