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Locanda Gandriese

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Via Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
+41 91 971 41 81
11:00 - 22:00
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We ate here a few times whilst holidaying in Gandria and thoroughly enjoyed our meals each time. The view from the terrace is amazing! I don't think you could find a better spot! We were always greeted warmly and made to feel very welcome. The food was really good (hence we returned a few times throughout our week in Gandria!)... More 

Thank beccaboo81
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My father and I had a delicious lunch on a lovely, sunny terrace in the tiny town of Gandria, a 40 min boat ride from Lugano. The minestrone was delicious and the portions of both prosciutto e melone + raclette were extremely generous. Fast, friendly service -- highly recommend the Locanda Gandrise!

Thank viv_s_2004
Bucharest, Romania
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Small villages like this can only attract tourists thru quality of services. The food was very good, reasonable price quality ratio, big sizes of the portions, and the service was perfect. I appreciated the most the care on prioritizing food for the child. Very well done!

Thank Ciury
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous views, nice staff but even for Switzerland: asking $20 for a small, unspectacular lasagna is definitely way too much. Very romantic location though.

Thank Veronika J
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch here after walking the Olive Trail from Lugano. We were hot and somewhat desparate for food so it served its purpose but I wouldn't make this a destination restaurant. My husband had fish with some sort of cream sauce (ok but heavy), my son had fettuccine with bacon and mushrooms (good but heavy), I had a... More 

Thank Kate K
Beveren, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

As many will tell you: magnificent view! A welcoming staff (which is not a given in Ticino, believe me), a picturesque village and (comparatively) moderate prices. But if you look for a taste experience be prepared to not go beyond a decent average and quite a limited menu. Be warned: nonresidents are not allowed to access the road to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The food was good, and the location was stunning. This is a great spot to look out over the lake and enjoy a meal.

Thank Alex H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We saw this little village during a boat tour in the afternoon and decided to go there for the dinner. We arrived quite late and there was places available on the balcony. The view is amazing. The service was really great (quick, speak french and english). They even brought water for our dog even though we didn't ask anything. The... More 

1 Thank Kevin M
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We came across Gandria by chance after visiting the local tourism office in Lugano. Gandria itself is a very small fishing village, with wonderful views of the lake. We almost stumbled upon this restaurant as we were walking down to the lakefront. The restaurant is quite rustic and has a real homely feel to it. We sat outside and were... More 

Thank Clarkey85
Lochcarron, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The setting of this little jewel of a restaurant (and also a small guest house), in the idyllic small village of Gandria, takes some beating. We received a warm welcome and were lucky to be able to get a table outside on a small veranda overlooking Lake Lugano. The service was friendly and efficient, and the food was very good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Swiss, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano  >  Gandria
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 41 81
Beautiful, perched above Lake Lugano, Gandria is a town with no cars. Can hike or take boat to the town. Great local food.

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