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Enoteca Osteria del Portico - CLOSED

corso Pestalozzi 21a, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 921 02 95
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
6 Jun 2012
“Beware: rip-off!”
5 Jun 2012
“Make sure you get it all!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
corso Pestalozzi 21a, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 6 June 2012

Possibly the worst / priciest steak we ever had, chewy and tasteless. In addition the owner ripped us off badly on currency. Never go there, you're warned.

2  Thank FrankWolf
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Disappointed as our meal came in two parts and only when we asked for it! Much too pricey as we didn't get much on the plate, only to realise that both meals we ordered hadn't come with their accompaniments. My meal was supposed to come...More

Thank Monketee
Reviewed 26 October 2011

I did a romantic trip to Lugano with my wife and we had no clue where to go so we checked on Tripadvisor for local food and Osteria del Portico was the number one. All was as expected. The food was really tasty and we...More

2  Thank Marc M
Reviewed 23 October 2011

Situated along one of the main streets, this place looks nothing from the outside. But go in and you get a friendly welcome, a seasonal menu with delicious food served by helpful and well informed staff and an excellent wine list - with good recommendations....More

1  Thank Victorians63
Reviewed 23 October 2011

wow really good, i work in the restaurant business and this is an excellent and sincere place. some of the well choosen wine are offered from a magnum- cool and unusual. good food more italian artisan than swiss, it was bussy when i went but...More

1  Thank holiday2010july
Reviewed 20 August 2011

We came on a relatively slow Saturday night with no reservation. Service was very friendly, they catered to our 2 1/2 year old with humour, patience, a small plate of pasta and an extra helping of chocolate mousse! My orrechiette were original & fabulous, the...More

1  Thank Skglobe
Reviewed 17 August 2011

We have been visiting Lugano to work for 3 years, and Osteria Del Portico is our favorite restaurant for a enjoyable special lunch or dinner. Over the years we have come to appreciate the warm hospitality and lovely dishes, and have spent many evenings enjoying...More

4  Thank ATCongress2011
Reviewed 14 August 2011

I was last in Lugano three years ago - and enjoyed the food and service here very much. it's still good - and for those who don't speak Italian, there's a menu in English. Very good pasta dishes and more adventurous (and expensive) choices should...More

2  Thank StansPal
Reviewed 16 June 2011

We arrived at 1:30pm - yes, a little later than usual for lunchtime. But the restaurant was anything but full. It took 25min (!) for us to get a drink, another 15min to be able to order food. Our choice was not available anymore which...More

Thank Ogentank
Reviewed 14 June 2011

Really nice atmosphere and staff. We left our credit card there and luckily we left our umbrella there as well, so they were able to track us down. It was really nice of them to have made the effort. The food was good as well.

Thank BethAmherst_NH
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$44 - US$88
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: corso Pestalozzi 21a, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 921 02 95
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