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“Wonderful Meal - Amazing Views” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Roccabella

Ristorante Roccabella
Ranked #5 of 6 Restaurants in Gandria
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, European, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Boston, MA
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224 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Wonderful Meal - Amazing Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We ate at this "grotto" restaurant after an early evening lake cruise. It was fun to arrive by boat and our group was warmly welcomed by the owner and his staff. It is a bit of a "hike" to get to the upstairs covered eating area but the views are worth it. I'm not sure if the building has an elevator so this restaurant would be problematic for someone with mobility issues. The food was delicious and the wine was served in individual small pitchers that were used for drinking. A different and fun way to enjoy very good wine.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank VacationDays365
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Lugano, Switzerland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing Roccabella”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

We were a group of six friends who arrived at Gandria by boat from Lugano. We were exceptionally well received by the host, Peter, and his assistant who both were very graceful and very helpful with choosing the menu and the wine. We had a great meal, relatively inexpensive for what we had, and the ambience and the view were absolutely amazing. If we have the possibility of going there again we sure shall. You don't often find good food, friendly atmosphere, breathtaking view in a simple and natural environment.
Thank you Peter for everything.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marie Irene C
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SF Bay Area
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186 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Eat here for the view”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janiewall
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Lugano, Switzerland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Friendly and relaxed place with lovely food and breathtaking view”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gisa G
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing gandria”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lelaLugano
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