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Motto del Gallo

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via Bicentenario 16 | Taverne, Lugano 6807, Switzerland
+41 91 945 28 71
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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Lugano, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

very good in every point, confortable, warm atmosphere, polite service, good selection of local wines, high quality of food, well prepared respect of the season

Thank debe D
Milan, Italy
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182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

A very particular location for this restaurant. A good menu well executed will let you happy of the visit. This place has a good wine list too. Staff always attentive and kind, but never too intrusive.

Thank Carlo_Milan_Italy
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were celebrating a relation's birthday - 4 of us - and the surroundings, the table layout, the crockery and glassware were immaculate. The staff are multilingual and the service is superb and non-intrusive. I had the tournedos - perfectly cooked - and of Aberdeen Angus origin. On the menu it says it's from Ireland - if it is, it... More 

Thank Gordon S
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very "pittoresque" restaurant, ideal for a romantic summer night even if we came as a family group; the service was truly impeccable, very upscale; the food was delicious and the wine as well. The staff took very good care of us and of our 4 year old daughter which was very pleasing! We finally found a gem in this area... More 

Thank AudreyQuadroni
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Great local in a 1500 nucleo with antique fireplaces. Food was excellent, service and ambiente outstanding. For a nice quiet dinner a wonderful experience.

1 Thank GCM_FL
Bedford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and wine pairing we had on our latest visit to this restaurant and it was by far the best meal we had during our 4 night stay in Lugano. The room where we dined was very quaint and cosy and the food was just exceptional. Will be returning on our next visit!

1 Thank Sara K
Lugano, Switzerland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted by a somewhat grumpy host and shown to our table in a fairly smokey dining room. The fireplace was at least 2 rooms away but it seemed we were sitting right in front of it, in poorly ventilated conditions. Unfortunately the smoke wasn't the only thing preventing our enjoyment of the experience. Service was slow... More 

3 Thank R_H_O188095
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

I had a wonderful night at Motto Del Gallo. Wonderful food, wine and great service. I highly recommend this restaurant in Lugano.

2 Thank Tokyobilly
Appenzell, Switzerland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

The obviously fantastic ambience is being undone by some not so minor mistakes. Service has become unattentive and borderline rude on occasions, some dishes were tasteless or confusing, quality of basic ingredients were questionable. The background music was mainstream pop from the 80's which is an absolute no go and was not replaced despite our request. Wine selection is impeccable.... More 

1 Thank andrebbe
Zurich, Switzerland
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313 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014

I visited this quiet temple of gourmets last Saturday for lunch with my brother. The peaceful environment, the efficient and discreet staff and the excellence of food has been maintained since many years! The lunch time menue of either 3 or 4 courses offers a choice of wonderful dishes. The eye and the palate enjoy being there and eating these... More 

1 Thank Ivano62

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 113
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Bicentenario 16 | Taverne, Lugano 6807, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 945 28 71
In the Italian part of Switzerland, an ancien fortified village along the road that connected Lugano to the Granducato of Milan in the 1400s, is today a unique restaurant. Imaginative haute cuisine that unlocks all the flavours of the Mediterranean. In the evening, four pretty suites enhance the pleasure of an extremely romantic setting.Nella Svizzera italiana, un antico borgo fortificato sulla strada che nel '400 collegava Lugano al Granducato di Milano e oggi un locale dall'atmosfera unica. Haute cuisine allegra e fantasiosa che sprigiona tutti i profumi del Mediterraneo, senza tralasciare cio che offre il territorio. La sera, quattro deliziose suites dilatano il piacere di una romanticissima sosta

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