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“Nice spot on the balcony overlooking Lake Lugano” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Locanda Gandriese

Locanda Gandriese
Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Gandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, European, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Beautiful, perched above Lake Lugano, Gandria is a town with no cars. Can hike or take boat to the town. Great local food.
connecticut
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Nice spot on the balcony overlooking Lake Lugano”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant for lunch after having walked the Olive trail from Lugano to Gandria and happy we made the find. We were a bit surprised by the prices after having been in Italy but understand the fare is more expensive in Switzerland. We split the perch with boiled potatoes and mixed vegetables as well as a green salad. The perch was excellent but the salad was just average for the price. We also enjoyed glasses of Merlot Terre Alte, delicious white which was local for the area. The best part of the experience was the view. The balcony is perched over the water and views extraordinary.

Visited June 2014
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Kentucky
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Loved It!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This quiet little restaurant is in Gandria. It has a cozy terrace overlooking Lake Lugano. The gnocchi was sooooo good. It had a gorgonzola sauce that was amazing. The taglietelli with ham and mushrooms was delicious. It was such a great place to enjoy lunch and wine after a walk along the Olive Trail. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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“Amazing !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

It a beautiful restaurant with an amazing view on the lake. The food is excellent without being too expensive. The area is fantastic with nice ways and houses. Bravo!

  • Visited June 2014
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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

visited this wonderful gem of a restaurant after walking down Mnt Bre, what a find. Food was the best we had eaten in our three week trip of Italy and Switzerland.
We had veal in Gorgonzola sauce.
wonderfull service

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank mouldyjon
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Switzerland
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525 reviews
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“Romantic place, wonderful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

The village of Gandria is very nice, with small buildings and a really italian touch. Best is to take a scenic walk at the "Sendero de Gandria" from Lugano to Gandria, and then to enjoy a meal in Gandria at the Locanda Gandriese, where you enjoy a wonderful view over the Lake of Lugano as well as an attentive, friendly service and good food. Very much to recommend!

  • Visited August 2012
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