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Locanda Gandriese Restaurant

Via alla Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
+41 91 971 41 81
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“raclette” (2 reviews)
“polenta” (5 reviews)
“perch” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via alla Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This restaurant is a bit of a wander away from the boat landing, and therefore provides a more serene dining experience. There is a small balcony with a few tables that overlooks the lake. The interior is also quite nice, though small. The service was...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful authentic restaurant in excellent location with views of lake Lugano with great tasting food and excellent service, we thank in particular Ricardo who was very welcoming and attentive. Highly recommended.

Thank Madhvi S
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place with a picturesque view and with good food. Although a bit cramped, the restaurant is very cozy and is a place you want to revisit.

Thank Montagnola
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant and a perfect service and very friendly. Sehr schöne Umgebung. Very good food. Little tiny restaurant. Sweet.

1  Thank Ralf S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We reserved a table for three on the terrace for Sunday lunch with confirmation by email. It was an idyllic day and the setting overlooking the lake and the green forests was magnificent. The food was delicious, and the service discreet and attentive. The octopus...More

1  Thank George H
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice lately renovated location in the Center of Gandria with lake view terazza. New owner and cook from Sardegna with a very competent team and service. For me the best restaurant in Gandria. Worth to go and having a nice evening with very good...More

1  Thank Ja S
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we loved dinner here: Food: We tried a number of dishes and they were all excellent. My favorite here was the polenta, a traditional Tichinese brown polenta that is earthy and coarse ground. Wonderful and chewy, we had it...More

1  Thank Khaja
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Ate here while we were visiting Gandria during our stay in Lugano. Food was beautiful with lots of Sicilian ingredients, the service was excellent and the view just incredible. Can highly recommend.

1  Thank HJenkins71
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The views are amazing and the food is great. We took a bus to get there and when dinner was done at 10pm there were no buses back. We walked home an hour and it was worth it. If you aren't willing to do the...More

Thank jenw96
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The restaurant where we planned to eat was full so we searched for another. Locanda Gandriese was the best looking of those we saw, plus the odors wafting from the kitchen made up our minds. The menu was short but packed with tempting dishes. My...More

2  Thank DonPaulo
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Rami J
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In summer, definitely yes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via alla Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano  >  Gandria
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 41 81
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The restaurant & guest house is located in the historic center of Gandria, overlooking the Ceresio lake. From the interior terrace you can enjoy a spectacular view of the landscape in which it's located the village, one of the ten most beautiful of Switzerland (L'Hebdo, 2006). It offers Ticinese, Sardinian and Mediterranean food specialties.
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