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Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago

Piazza Emilio Bossi, 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 973 48 00
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Swiss, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Piazza Emilio Bossi, 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit to celebrate 25th Anniversary with my wife Food was excellent but not as interesting as most Michelin 1 star restaurants, in my view. Service was outstanding Somelier insisted on us trying 3 different recommendations until he found one we loved. Lovely setting and ambience...More

Thank UK_Travel_Worm
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Excellent option for a nice dinner, very sober decor and refined attention. The food is very well prepared and the platters are served with a touch of elegance. Must stop for gourmet food in Lugano

Thank Vavevic
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Less than our expectations.. The presentation of the food is nice, but the taste of food is average.. It took them too long to serve the food, even after asking them regarding it.

1  Thank maisa79
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch: Top notch menu (the food was superb: product quality, preparation, presentation), we had an excellent table with beautiful views on Lago di Lugano, and it all was still topped by the really OUSTANDING service, both gentlemen serving our table were...More

1  Thank KDCalix
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I visited the restaurant during a holiday in Cima, wanting something really special for an evening... we were not disappointed. Choosing the tasting menu with matching wines was a great choice, the fantastic chef, who took the time to come and speak to us and...More

2  Thank Ross N
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This must be one of the best reastaurants in Lugano If not the best, and possibly the best in Switzerland, not cheap, but. Worth every penny, the wines , and food just add to the superb location and whole experience.

Thank 980les59
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Superb experience. This place is a short cab ride, CHF 20, from the centre Big windows look out on to the lake across to the City. There are too many insects for the sides to be open. The views though are fabulous, especially as night...More

Thank oransome
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Possibly the best location in Lugano (by the lake), set meals are a great choice and you will get impeccable service. This is a popular place so would advice an advance reservation.

Thank RahulSG
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to drive to Lugano from Milan and I wanted to treat my family to a lovely lunch on the lake. Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago exceeded my expectations. The staff was very welcoming of my entire family (children included) and our lunch was...More

2  Thank Gianna L
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My husband and I had a meal at this restaurant during our visit to Lugano. When we arrived our coats were taken and we were shown to a very lovely table by the window looking out onto the lake. We were offered a glass of...More

1  Thank sbb24
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6 May 2017|
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Response from Villacastagnola | Property representative |
Hi Marcia, thank you very much for you interest. I would advise to reserve. Please feel free to contact us. Best regards Massimiliano
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13 August 2015|
Response from Villacastagnola | Property representative |
Dear Sarah, thank you for your message. Our Restaurant Artè will be closed on Christmas day, but our Restaurant Le Relais will be open. Please let me know if i could be of more help Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 61 - US$ 204
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Emilio Bossi, 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 973 48 00
  • E-mail
Restaurant Gallery Arte al Lago -1 Michelin Star, 16 points GaultMillau - : A theme restaurant inside an art gallery. A Restaurant embellished by artwork and sculptures of contemporary artists of international standing, that change every six months. A doorstep away from the Villa Castagnola through the park and across the main street, right on the shore of the lake, the Restaurant Gallery Arte al Lago offers a magnificent and unique view over the gulf of Lugano as well as a dainty cuisine. Signature dishes of our Executive Chef Frank Oerthle are entirely new and original. The menu stands out for Sweetwater and sea food specialties. Admission to the Art Gallery is allowed during opening hours or prior booking.
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