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££ - £££, Italian, Mediterranean
via Giovanni Nizzola 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 923 23 38
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (3 reviews)
Wine Bar, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
via Giovanni Nizzola 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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11 - 20 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 18 October 2015

Very simple location, very good food, very trendy atmosphere, good service, and very comfortable! Worth going to also for their excellent wine selection.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Late one evening - having gone for a snack to another place, which had closed down, we were wondering where to go. Called the Orologio, and they said they would wait for us. So 10 minutes we rushed over. Place was smart modern, one waiter,...More

Thank Yogesh D
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Very nice food. Friendly staff. Little expensive, but will come back. Very large wine menu, its a pitty wines are so expensive in switzerland.(and everything!)

1  Thank Goku S
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We had an outstanding dining experience in this lovely restaurant. All the wait staff were knowledgable about the food and the sommelier gave good advice on local Ticino wines that would complement our food choices. Superb food and service.

Thank EA9000
Reviewed 17 April 2015

The restaurant was recommend and the Trip advisor reviews promising. However we experienced a rather moderate service, menue not what we expected and the food disappointing. Broad wine choice - but over priced.

1  Thank Kudrun
Reviewed 23 March 2015

This recently renovated restaurant in the heart of Lugano offers excellent Italian food, wines and service. Personnel is very friendly. The interior is newly decorated in a manner to give the air of having had a long history, with photos, signatures, etc. The Orologio restaurant...More

1  Thank Philip P
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We really appreciated Orologio. The location is nothing special being opposite the bus station but I think that means you don't pay a premium for a scenic view. Inside is a pleasant bistro. It is in an L shape - the long side having large...More

1  Thank BunchaSwiss
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

This splendid, attractive restaurant is located in an unlikely corner across from the bus station in old Lugano. The proprietor, Savino Angioletti is a rock star in European culinary circles. He is regarded as one of the top Sommeliers in all of Europe and holds...More

1  Thank TravelAshler
Reviewed 11 April 2014

everything is good...food, atmosphere and so on... but if the waiter suggests us a bottle of wine, and we don't like it, we shouldn't pay it...too much expensive.

1  Thank giacomobrichetto
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Love this place, excellent service and very good food prices are comparatively good for what you get, ask for their local table wine which is quite good (especially the Merlot) as wine list is pricey

1  Thank Marie Irene C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$123
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Giovanni Nizzola 2, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 923 23 38
  • E-mail
The Savino Angioletti’s “Orologio”, star of the Ticino restaurants since 1907, is a must for all the true lovers of food and drink. Always frequented by loyal traditionalists and experimenters of new tastes, is now a must even for some of the most famous contemporary artists and international musicians. Pasta, risotto, meat and fish: the common denominator is the focus on the prime quality raw materials and the firings. Also the vegetarian and the vegan dishes, with an extensive menu reserved for those who love healthy cooking without meat or gluten free. The enveloping and soft colors of wood come together with a fresh, friendly, suitable place for quick lunches, business lunches and romantic dinners.
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