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“Eat here for the view”

Ristorante Roccabella
Ranked #6 of 7 Restaurants in Gandria
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
SF Bay Area
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Eat here for the view”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

This restaurant overlooks the lake boat dock with a few tables right over the water's edge having exceptional views. The service was very good but unfortunately the food was ordered was just average. Eat here for the view.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Lugano, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Friendly and relaxed place with lovely food and breathtaking view”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Gandria is definitely worth a visit, and on the outdoor Terrace of the Roccabella you can enjoy a breathtaking view eating lovely food in a casual and relaxed surrounding - so no need to worry about dress-code - e.g. when coming over with Kinds by "Pedallo" boat.... or maybe walking there down the olive path.
We had some wonderful Pasta, especially noteworthy the lovely lemon-cream pasta. And have a look at the sorbet selection served with alcohol, e.g. Grape-sorbet with Grappa and several more choice combinations.
Friendly staff makes the dining experience a truly pleasant and memorable visit.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Gisa G
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing gandria”
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Gandria is a small typical village, worth a visit. Roccabella is a nice typical restaurant I recommend pasta roccabella, really special. The owner is very kind and ready to entertain you with his genuine manners. You can eat Inside the restaurant and outside, on the terrace, where you have a terrific view on the lake and sourrandings . You can easily reach this restaurant through the lake, with the boat from lugano, or with your car. There are lot of stairs in the restaurant and in gandria village. Avoid high heels. This place undoubtedly worth a visit. Enjoy!

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Lelalugano
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Lugano, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
390 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Breathtaking view 180 degrees on the Lake Lugano”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

The owner, Peter, is charming and will entertain you as you browse through is genuine local menu. He'll be happy to advise best wines too. Try the terrace even if the weather isn't at it's best, it is usually sheltered.
At night if you're lucky to be there for a full moon you'll get a unique scenary with the mountain-edge background.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Charles I
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Zurich Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great service and great view”
Reviewed 7 August 2011

The terrace is above the Lake of Lugano. You have a fantastic view of the lake and it s surrounding. The food is actually quite good and prices are o.k. Don t forget that the moment you have a view in Lugano you will pay for it. Anyway we spent 2 evening there and our waitress was just perfect. A nice cool Pinot Grigio, a tomato mozzarella salad and some prawns and we had a perfect evening .

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank Nolofinwe
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