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“Great value!”
Review of Osteria Calprino

Osteria Calprino
Ranked #15 of 384 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$62
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, Central European
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great value!”
Reviewed 14 March 2010

I would definitely recommend this down to earth place. The decoration and interior was not very impressive, but the food was excellent. The selection of menu items was limited, but everything we ate tasted great and this is definitely a place I will be going back to.

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1 Thank samtech
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Like eating in someone's home...”
Reviewed 24 February 2009

We had a great time. Casual atmosphere...The owners greet you and also cook and serve you. The food is local and fresh. We were there on a Saturday night and were happy we had a reservation as we saw people being turned away. The room we ate in only had 3 tables and it felt very cozy, like we were eating in someone's dining room and not a restaurant. The other room was a bit larger. I had grilled shrimp with vegetables and others in my party had polenta that they thought was great and steak that was cooked perfectly. Would return again!

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent local food”
Reviewed 8 September 2008

I ate here this past weekend and found the food quite good. Most of the fare on the menu is typical local cuisine (with northern Italian influence) which is simple in preparation but tasty and filling. The restaurant's atmosphere is not pretentious by any means and it appears to be run by the owners, an old couple, who are quite attentive. If you are looking for flash, glitz or Michelin star cooking, this is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for a nice, quiet place where you can enjoy excellent cucina Ticinese (Ticino cooking) with some locals this is the place for you. If you do happen to go in late August / early September, ask the owners if they have funghi freschi on the menu. This typically means fresh porcini which are in season around this time of the year. If they do, I highly recommend the "funghi con polenta" (garlic and parsley stir fried porcini with cornmeal on the side), this is a traditional local dish which will not disappoint!

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