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“great place”
Review of Bottegone del Vino

Bottegone del Vino
Ranked #8 of 381 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$72
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Donnacona, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This was the second time I had gone to this restaurant. Again we just trusted the services recommendation of the day. The food again was very good, even thought the starter was a bit too much and heavy for our likings (duck... something). As mentioned, the food was very good and it's always nice to go with the services recommendations as this makes you try things you otherwise would perhaps not choose.

What however really once more stood out was the service. This time round was with my wife and 2.5 year old boy. And even if this is not at all the classic childrens restaurant they were extremely attentive in regards the well being of our son. Thanks to this, my wife and myself could really enjoy the evening.

Thanks again to the service!

  • Visited March 2014
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Lugano, Switzerland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very pleasant really recommend”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Restaurant serves excellent food, good quality and reasonable prices. Very pleasant even if noisy and boisterous especially at lunch time. But really enjoyable and you can meet nice people as they have a large table where everyone can sit together. Convivial

  • Visited May 2013
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Lugano, Switzerland
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79 reviews
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“Informal, sociable,”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

It has a simple kitchen, little choice, the proposal, however, is always pleasant, for example cheeses of the pastures of Ticino, dried meat,carne secca dei Grigioni o Bresaola della Valtellina, very interesting is the choice of fine wines from Ticino, excellent Merlot, is a restaurant where it's easy to make friends, the staff is professional but friendly, in short, you can eat quickly and get back to work, or spend a pleasant two hours in good company bevendoti an excellent glass of Merlot.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Romanofs
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Attard, Malta
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17 reviews
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“Mouthwatering dishes”
Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

What a nice way to end a long day in Lugano! An ideal restaurant for a good business dinner which offers a wide selection of wine to choose from. Service was excellent, food was exquisite, dessert was just superb! I appreciated a plate of italian delicacies offered on the house while waiting for the primo piatto. The delicacies go down well with a nice bottle of wine! Staff were extremely nice and courteous and they really know how to look after their customers.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Doreen13_13
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Basel
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Our number one restaurant choice in Lugano”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We visit Lugano three to four times per year and it's pretty much mandatory now for us to drink and dine at Bottegone. The menu, although limited, usually has something each of us likes, the wine is fabulous, and the atmosphere convivial. It's popular with visitors and locals alike. At lunchtime, tables are quickly filled, so if you don't have a reservation, get there early!

Talk to the staff about the type of wine(s) you want -- their advice is spot on. If you order by the glass, they may leave the bottle by the table "just in case" you want more -- and you probably will. Note: their selection of dessert wines is good too, don't overlook those. I never leave without a Passito.

The menu depends on what's fresh in the market and the chef's mood. In winter, there is almost always a hearty choice with beef or game. Every time that I've been, there has been a salad with goat cheese (tomme) on the menu -- it's one of the few standards and my default choice if I'm not having a daily special. Shortly after you arrive, you'll be given a plate with some complimentary nibbles -- usually a bread, cheese, salami and mini bruschetta selection.

Even though each item on the menu isn't that expensive, your overall bill will probably not be light because you'll most likely give in to the temptation to have a few glasses of wine, coffee, maybe dessert etc. Resistance is futile -- so sit back and enjoy!

Note: the restaurant is dog friendly. At lunchtime, one of the regulars brings her charming French bulldog. We've brought our own dog there a few times.

  • Visited October 2013
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