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Locanda Gandriese

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Via Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
+41 91 971 41 81
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing food, great customer service and perfect location for lake view dining. It's very clean and friendly atmosphere insider. What more could one ask for? Thanks Mario for your warm hospitality and great customer service. Will visit again!

Thank 240parvez
Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice compact menu, well executed. The crispy goat with polenta was yummy. Friendly staff and amazing water views!

Thank EarthGopher
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is in a nice place.The meal is normal,but the personal service are very very deficient. For dinner,2 hours.

Thank luis fernando z
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You don't realise how special this place is until you sit on the warm terrace and enjoy the view! The meal's not bad either :D been here several times now. Excellent service from Mario who helped us tremendously with our Italian explaining how to find us to the AA driver replacing the burst tyre. Cheers Mario and David for an... More 

Thank Mij R
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We ate here a few times whilst holidaying in Gandria and thoroughly enjoyed our meals each time. The view from the terrace is amazing! I don't think you could find a better spot! We were always greeted warmly and made to feel very welcome. The food was really good (hence we returned a few times throughout our week in Gandria!)... More 

Thank beccaboo81
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My father and I had a delicious lunch on a lovely, sunny terrace in the tiny town of Gandria, a 40 min boat ride from Lugano. The minestrone was delicious and the portions of both prosciutto e melone + raclette were extremely generous. Fast, friendly service -- highly recommend the Locanda Gandrise!

Thank viv_s_2004
Bucharest, Romania
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Small villages like this can only attract tourists thru quality of services. The food was very good, reasonable price quality ratio, big sizes of the portions, and the service was perfect. I appreciated the most the care on prioritizing food for the child. Very well done!

Thank Ciury
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous views, nice staff but even for Switzerland: asking $20 for a small, unspectacular lasagna is definitely way too much. Very romantic location though.

Thank Veronika J
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch here after walking the Olive Trail from Lugano. We were hot and somewhat desparate for food so it served its purpose but I wouldn't make this a destination restaurant. My husband had fish with some sort of cream sauce (ok but heavy), my son had fettuccine with bacon and mushrooms (good but heavy), I had a... More 

Thank Kate K
Beveren, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

As many will tell you: magnificent view! A welcoming staff (which is not a given in Ticino, believe me), a picturesque village and (comparatively) moderate prices. But if you look for a taste experience be prepared to not go beyond a decent average and quite a limited menu. Be warned: nonresidents are not allowed to access the road to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Swiss, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano  >  Gandria
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 41 81
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?