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Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

viale Castagnola 31 | Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 973 25 55
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
28 Oct 2017
“Very good lunch in a nice traditional chique environment. Comes close to excellent!”
3 Sep 2017
“Delicious”
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, European, Swiss, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
viale Castagnola 31 | Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Ordered a Caesar salad with chicken and although the chicken was excellent the salad was shockingly iceberg or similar tasteless lettuce instead of traditional romaine. View and service were good. We had planned to return for an expensive dinner but were so disappointed with lunch...More

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Zorloni, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Guest, We thank you for your comment and remarks about our Restaurant Le Relais. We are sorry to read that the Caesar salad was not of your taste and we will certainly forward your remark to our Executive Chef. Although this experience, we hope...More

Reviewed 29 June 2014

I think all is in the title. Food is excellent, staff is very professional and friendly. We liked it so much that we even returned the next day. My husband liked the risotto with asparagus and foie gras a lot. He said that it was...More

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Gianora, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Dear Guest, We thank you for your very beautiful comment. We are really pleased to read that you appreciated our restaurant Le Relais and its cuisine. We will surely forward your compliments to the restaurant staff and look forward to welcome you back soon to...More

Reviewed 29 May 2014

The food is wonderful and the service is 5 star. Will return anytime that we are in Lugano. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect.More

Thank Keri K
Gianora, Direttore at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Kery, We thank you so much for the nice comment. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our restaurant Le Relais and the staff’s courtesy and competence. We certainly will share your compliments among everybody. We hope to have the chance to welcome...More

Reviewed 17 April 2014

This was one of the best meals we have ever had. Not only was the food and wine absolutely delicious the warmth and humour of the staff added to the experience.More

Thank Anne L
Gianora, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Dear Guest, We thank you for your very nice comment. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the food as well as our staff service. We love to make our clients feel at home and at ease with the environment of our beautiful Villa...More

Reviewed 29 December 2013

Best hotel in Lugano with one of the best kitchens. There is not better service in Lugano. A romantic dinner in mind? Request a romantic table!More

Thank Paul B
Gianora, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Dear Paul, thank you very much for your kind review . We are very thankful that you qualified the Restaurant Le Relais as one of the best kitchen in Lugano. As you mentioned, we always try to do our best to satisfy our guests’ requests,...More

Reviewed 5 September 2013

An amazing dining experience - attentive in every way to every need. Beautifully prepared and delicious at every course. Not to be missed.

Thank wprensky
Gianora, Director of Sales at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Mr. Prensky, Thank you very much for your great comment. It is always a pleasure to hear that we were able to meet your expectations. Hoping to welcoming you soon again, Best regards, Letizia Gianora Sales & Marketing Manager

Reviewed 8 August 2013

The food and wine was superb and the setting is gorgeous, overlooking the park. The service was also fantastic and the staff were lovely. The bill was not cheap, but for the high quality of food and service i would definitely go back!More

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Gianora, Director of Sales at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Ellie, Thank you very much for your nice feedback and we are glad to hear that you appreciated your time spent in our Restaurant Le Relais. As you mentioned, the price might be a little higher than other places but it is worth to...More

Reviewed 21 June 2013

A very private setting with great service and food. The lake trout was excellent. A must for travelers. Get reservations.

Thank KenOlive
Gianora, Director of Sales at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Ken, Thank you for sharing your opinion, which we are glad to see that you are suggesting our Restaurant Le Relais. Looking forward to your next visit ! Best regards, Letizia Gianora Sales & Marketing Manager

Reviewed 19 April 2013

Though we did not stay at this hotel but we ate at this restaurant twice. We enjoyed our dinner so much that we return here for lunch. The manager was very helpful and attentive so were the staff. Fantastic food with great views of the...More

Thank Michael C
Gianora, Director of Sales at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Michael, Thank you for your comment. We are delighted to hear that everything went perfect and you had a good time in our Restaurant. We hope to welcoming you again soon and maybe next time you will overnight in our hotel discover the charme...More

Reviewed 6 February 2013

The dinner that we had at this restaurant was an incredible five course meal with wine pairings. All of it was wonderful. It was a quite memorable meal!

Thank Sharon H
Gianora, Director of Sales at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Dear Sharon, Thank you for your nice feedback, we are glad to hear that you appreciated your meal with the combination of wines and we hope to have you back for new memorable moments! Best regards, Letizia Gianora Sales & Marketing Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$45 - US$121
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 21:30
Monday
19:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: viale Castagnola 31 | Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 973 25 55
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Description
Tempting tastes in majestic surroundings In an elegant and refined setting, our chef Christian Bertogna offers a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine - an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours. During the warm season lunch and dinner are served on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the garden and the lake. The Sala Rosa and Sala Goya are the perfect venue for celebrations: from family luncheons to business meetings, from wedding banquets to romantic candlelit evenings. Maitre d'Hotel: Emilio Del Fante
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