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via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 911 30 80
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We heard so much about the food here and only one thing was right...the price was reasonable...So we got our food all wrapped up and found a nice sunnybench to sit......but the food..YULK!!!! I had the "dinner" of the day....pork with rice and vegetables...the dinner...More

Thank Sal C
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I had passed this place several times without realizing that it is a serious restaurant for dinner (not just an extension of their deli business). However, having now tried it once, it will be a routine stop every time I visit Lugano in the future....More

Thank swissmiss72015
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We arrived at the Hotel Gabbani after a long train journey from Venice and decided to eat here rather than search for somewhere else. We were pleasantly surprised to find how good the food was. We had a rack of lamb and a chicken dish...More

Thank RevdIain
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We went 12 people from different companies for a dinner. The food was a disaster, very small dishes. The bill was not at the level of the price. We payed 47 € each and after dinner went to the kebab for some food as the...More

Thank Joseba M
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I like the place, selection of cheese and wine good, same for the bread. in that respect, definitely good for an aperitif however watch what you order !!! The mix cheese and ham, was 23.50. not on the card. no comment worth it but be...More

Thank JVG2012
Gabbani_1973, Responsabile reception at Gabbani, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Dear Mr. Guildford, we thank you for your review on Tripadvisor and we apologize for what happened during your visit at our restaurant. As you correctly wrote, the mix plate cheese and ham is not a proposal of our menu. We do our best trying...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

We planned a lunch for 40 people at LAC. Had a very hard time communicating with the catering manager. Really unprofessional situation. The food was good but the location and service was terrible. Such a shame.

Thank Jpphoto13
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I didn't think the restaurant was as good as I had thought. It looks quite simple from the outside but the choice of the men is wide and the day menu is extremely rich for not even CHF 30. The vegetables that were used in...More

Thank sofia b
Reviewed 31 January 2017

You can always find someone you know here for aperitif and have great drinks and snacks!! Great location in the heart of Lugano

2  Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch we had a super good salad, risotto, coffee and drinks for 27CHF! Waitress are super friendly and the all food looks delicious !!

Thank YoannHAMONIC
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Indeed the same gastronomic excellence with taste, elegance and style. And so the prices though, likewise, one mustn't grumble if one wishes to enjoy delicious food and impeccable service. A real treat.

Thank ElenaNW87RL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Pessina 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 911 30 80
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Divine taste experience, discover, smell and enjoy our culinary delights and visit our gourmet shops for meat and sausage products, cheese, wine and champagne, fruits and vegetables, bread and pastries and panini. Ever since we have been stocking a variety of high-quality products for the sophisticated gourmet kitchen: special kinds of meat and sausages, delicious fine foods from both the domestic and foreign markets, genuine products from the region. The Gabbani Selection, as well as fine special-label red, white and sparkling wines and champagnes coming from small, special wineries. The outstanding quality and unique taste of all our products is based on the careful selection of raw materials and the manual know-how of our suppliers and employees. We draw from many years of culinary experience and invest significant time in the search for high-quality and handcrafted products. Our culinary selection of fresh fine food and genuine specialities from the region is unique.
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