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“Very Good!”

San Maurizio Gourmet Lugano
Ranked #128 of 380 Restaurants in Lugano
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Appenzell, Switzerland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Good!”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

I see below some disappointed reviews, which I completely disagree with. This place is a true Italian restaurant with a lean, modern "Swiss" interior. Yes it's busy, yes it's noisy, yes it's fast-paced. Don't go for relax, or cosy romantic lunch.

Service is dynamic, no time for long courtesy talks, but very friendly (young staff) especially if you return 2-3 times.

And now to the food. Impeccable. Perfect size menu, with healthy options and the most delicious ingredients. Constantly bringing the highest of quality, with complimentary additions (like sliced ham before or some cookies after the meal). Price/quality ratio is probably the best in Lugano (amongst the elite places), you can easily have two courses with a glass of wine for 40-50 CHF which is impressive.

Definitely one of the most authentic Italian restaurant in town. And also one of the best.

  • Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ankara, Turkey
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nothing unusual”
Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

We had been to this restaurant for lunch and we called them 15 minutes prior and asked for a table and they said yes..

But we had waited additional 20 minutes to sit!!

It was very crowded and noisy... The ambiance is great but the 4 different food choices of ours wasn't quite fascinating....

The wine list is perfect...

But other than that not a spot that we'd return....

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Just go there”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

San Maurizio offers a piece of Italy in Switzerland. Their speciality is truffle and you can choose from a variety of dishes with truffle. I have been here maybe ten times and I always walk away with a smile. Great service, great food and a fantastic ambience makes me coming back time after time. You really need to reserve a table in advance because during lunch hours the place is crowded.

Just go there, you will not get disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
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Lugano, Switzerland
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196 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great AND trendy!”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, parking, gourmet food and wine sales. A new restaurant currently only open for lunch, but soon for dinner too. Menu and service can be provided in English. Stupid location ( but they do have parking) but definitely a really good place to go! Make reservations,

Visited September 2013
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