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piazza dell' Indipendenza 4, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 66 55
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table here not realising we would only be able to eat Sunday brunch. The place was crowded and understandably noisy with lots of children (some well behaved, some not). Food was average but plentiful. Service good.

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Thank Joanna W
GaetanoBiondo, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ciani Lugano, responded to this review

Dear Joanna W, We would like to apologise for such a delayed reply, and to thank you for having been our guest, and for having spent your time in order to deliver this comment. Every feedback we receive, in fact, is precious to us, as it allows us to analyze our working style, and, where it is not pleasant to... More 

Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Has great potential, spacious restaurant and outside seared area in good weather, close to the lake, very busy, I went there with friends for their "Apero" night that starts around this time going forward into the Summer months, we waited over an hour to be served, kept asking the waiters if we could order they said they would come to... More 

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1 Thank Sarah M
GaetanoBiondo, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ciani Lugano, responded to this review

Dear Sarah M, thanks for having been our guest, and for having found the time for writing this review: every comment, whether is positive or negative, helps us to understand what we do in the point of view of the customers, and consequently to improve our service for them. In the case you describe, we apologise for the issues you... More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

avoid this place if you want to enjoy good food in a quiete surrounding. In this restaurant the noice level makes it difficult to have a normal conversation without screaming. However, the quality of food is good (expecially meet) and also the service is friendly and competent.

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Thank n0rbert07
GaetanoBiondo, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ciani Lugano, responded to this review

Dear n0rbert07, to begin with, thank you for being our guest and for having found time for dedicating us this review which, as every feedback does, gives us hints that are extremely useful for improving our service to the customer. Yes, the format of our restaurant/bar is: a metropolitan atmosphere in the quiet Canton of Ticino, a crowded place with... More 

Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Four grilled lamb chops, whipped creamy potatoes, fantastic ratouille, apple strudel with cinnamon ice cream and water -25 SCF - unbelievable price for the foods. This was the TOP meal that we had in Lugano. So unexpected as it was in the park and attached to the Convention Center. We will return tomorrow!

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Thank Jean9001
GaetanoBiondo, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ciani Lugano, responded to this review

Dear Jean9001, thank you very much for having been our guest and for the review in the above. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay here: comments like yours are a fuel for the enthusiasm and the commitment we work with, here at Ciani! Best regards. More 

Chisinau, Moldova
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385 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Walking on the lake of Lugano arrive the lunch time . Usually in Switzerland you expect medium quality and crazy high prices. We try Ciani Lugano from outside looks nice . But inside what a surprise nice tables with the right space , professional waiters a nice lunch menu for 35 Eu . Really money well spent . We suggest... More 

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Thank paolo b
GaetanoBiondo, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ciani Lugano, responded to this review

Dear Paolo b, thank you very much for having been our guest and for the review in the above. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay here: comments like yours are a fuel for the enthusiasm and the commitment we work with, here at Ciani! Best regards More 

Turin, Italy
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

These restaurants offers on amazing view on the lake. The food is amazing and fits perfectly with the whole concept of a brunch. Perfect for both couples, families and why not friends too!

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1 Thank ellieabros
GaetanoBiondo, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ciani Lugano, responded to this review

Dear ellieabros, to begin with, thank you for being our guest and for having found time for dedicating us this review which, as every feedback does, gives us hints that are extremely useful for improving our service to the customer. Hoping to host you here again, at brunch as in other occasions (lunches, aperos, dinners, corporate events or family parties),... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Outdoor reception and dinner next to the city park, with wonderful ambience, attentive waitstaff and excellent food. Indoor setting elegant for special occasions.

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1 Thank Brook L
GaetanoBiondo, Public Relations Manager at Ciani Lugano, responded to this review

Dear Brook L, thank you very much for having been our guest and for the review in the above. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay here, these comments are fuel for the enthusiasm and the commitment we put in working at Ciani. Best regards More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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408 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Really enjoyed organising a little event there. Staff is very helpful, location is beautiful, food tasty. Little kids area is a plus.

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1 Thank Za036
GaetanoBiondo, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ciani Lugano, responded to this review

Dear Sa036, thank you very much for having been our guest and for the review in the above. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay here, these comments are fuel for the enthusiasm and the commitment we put in working at Ciani. Best regards More 

Level Contributor
53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We had friends in town for the weekend, and so impatient I was to go back to the Ciani after the refurbishments that I chose it for lunch on the terrace. Food was good. Service was not: one waiter failed to distribute kids menus, and when asked whether there was anything else apart from the daily menu he simply did... More 

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1 Thank Bre71
GaetanoBiondo, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ciani Lugano, responded to this review

Dear Bre71, we sincerely thank you for the comment - that will give us the opportunity to recover and to improve what has to be -, and we apologise for what has been unpleasant in your experience within our structure. Reopening a well-known restaurant truly means opening a brand new company, and immediately facing the expectations of the past customers... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We went here for lunch, right in the heart of Lugano, located very close to Lugano lake. Not the most beautiful place, but the friendliest personnel of any restaurant we looked at for lunch, in Lugano (we left several other places, due to the staff being unfriendly from the getgo). I had Gnocchi with a homemade tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella,... More 

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1 Thank Jonas S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$51
Cuisine
Italian, Swiss, International, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza dell' Indipendenza 4, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 922 66 55
Description
An elegant restaurant, a vibrant steakhouse, an exquisite wine bar and a luxury cocktail lounge make of CianiLugano an experience bound to enthral your senses. In the very heart of the city, between the Palazzo dei Congressi and the lakefront, a pleasant atmosphere welcomes you to taste the excellence of our cuisine and treat yourself by the pleasure of an impeccable service. In addition to the most classic à la carte menu, prepared in our open-plan kitchen and grill isle, CianiLugano also offers tasting menus, artisan pastries served by our cafeteria, tasty snacks, pre and after-dinner refreshments, and takeaway picnic baskets to be enjoyed in the park nearby. An event calendar full of culture and themed nights also featuring live music and comedy shows makes our venue an evergreen favourite for nightlife lovers who want to try new things without renouncing quality and the ease of a homely atmosphere. Thanks to a recent refurbishing, CianiLugano can now offer a winehouse, a lounge bar, an art gallery and a terrace overlooking the park which can accommodate up to 300 indoor seats. We also work in close partnership with the Palazzo dei Congressi to provide additional support for bigger events.

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