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Cuisine of Lugano for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Swiss Miniatur The best gastronomy landmark of Lugano is the Principe Leopoldo restaurant. Its chef is a genuine wizard of gastronomic art. Each day the restaurant is visited by hundreds of attached guests to enjoy the best dishes of ethnic cuisine. A table should be reserved a few days in advance at the Principe Leopoldo restaurant as there are many visitors craving to taste the chef’s treats. The Limonaia restaurant boasts not only delicious menu but a cozy casual atmosphere of the place as well. The interior of the place features pastel rose tones and a part of tables are served on the open air terrace. Savoring the excellent dishes of local cuisine the visitors can enjoy the scenic view over the bay. In the evening the atmosphere of Limonaia is added with nice music.
Lugano is the city of unique spirit and of rich cultural heritage. There are ancient squares and grand castles, various museums and art galleries among its sights. One of the most popular … Open
The upscale restaurant des Artistes is the same worth attention of the city guests. Its festive decoration of the hall turns the restaurant into a perfect place for hosting banquets. The menu offers inimitable dishes of original cuisine and the chefs of the restaurant are constantly offering the guests ever new delicacies and specialities. Apart from excellent menu the des Artistes restaurant offers a rich wine list to its guests.
One of the most romantic restaurants in Lugano is Lago. It is set near a lake and offers to its visitors the romantic ambience in the hall and a small terrace in the open air. The menu of the house offers as traditional Swiss cuisine dishes so original chef’s specialities. The genuine gourmet paradise is the Panorama restaurant. This is the place to try original exotic treats and rare delicacies. The cozy ambience featuring elegant interior design together with excellent service will add to tranquil leisure. Copyright
During the warm season the main entertainment for city visitors is beach recreation as the lake shore has several well equipped places. Tourists are provided with various water … Open
The Ai Giardini di Sassa restaurant invites all those tourists who are eager to try inimitable treats of innovative cuisine. Each dish is not only unique but also nutrient-enriched. The restaurant is of immense popularity among healthy diet fans. The Oasis restaurant serving Italian cuisine is also popular among city guests. Its name fully reflects the atmosphere of the establishment. The restaurant in the true sense of the word sinks in wild greenery and all the colors of flower beds. The Oasis restaurant will be the perfect place for friendly meetings.
The charming restaurant Leopoldo will enjoy those who crave for tranquil relaxation in private homey atmosphere. The territory of the restaurant is rather vast. It has an open air terrace beset with romantic arbors as well as a cozy hall. The menu of the Leopoldo restaurant serves all ethnic dishes. A glass of favorite wine will be a perfect addition to the treat.
1. The main transportation means of the city is a bus. Tickets should be bought in advance in specialized POS terminals, set in the bus stops. The prudent tourists should better buy a day … Open
Lugano will be a great destination to explore classic Swiss cuisine. Some of the Swiss dishes have become especially popular and widespread here. Local restaurants serve delicious fondue and traditional raclette. Cheese and meat platters with the best regional wines are offered as appetizers. Italy had a great influence on the formation of local cuisine. Today, there are many authentic Italian restaurants in the city.
In a special Swiss manner, they prepare popular Minestrone vegetable soup. There are several dozen recipes for its preparation. Once this soup was considered the most popular food of the poor. Minestrone was prepared from various types of pasta and leftover vegetables. At today's Lugano restaurants, one can try special types of the soup, which have a unique taste are served in a spectacular way.
Tourists who can’t imagine a meal without meat will be interested in trying traditional rabbit dishes. It can be stewed or fried, and one of the most original options is marinated rabbit stew. Fish dishes are also common in local restaurants, and pickled fish with spices is worthy of special mention.
Statua di Paradiso Traditional Lugano cuisine is very practical, many dishes have been prepared here for hundreds of years. A typical peasant dish is a bread cake, for the preparation of which they use stale bread. Slices of bread are soaked in milk and then baked in the oven. The taste of the cake turns out to be very unusual. Ravioli, which may be cooked with dozens of different fillings, remains a daily dish for townspeople. There are even special dessert ravioli options with berries and fruits, and in some original Lugano restaurants, ravioli is prepared with the best Swiss chocolate.
The city's main shopping street is Via Nassa, its length is more than 400 meters. This is a continuous series of shops of various categories. Here you can find elite boutiques of famous … Open
Vegetarians will have the opportunity to try the wonderful saffron risotto, as well as various kinds of pasta. Another common dish that locals consider to be their national one is cheese polenta. The most unusual local specialty is chestnuts, which are grown only in this region of Switzerland. Roasted chestnuts can be bought in small stalls on the streets. They remain one of the most popular snacks among locals.
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♥   Restaurant 'Arté' Lugano-Cassarate. Type - Classic French. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Parq' Lugano. Type - Creative. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Seven' Lugano. Type - Meats and grills|Sushi|Fusion. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bottegone del vino' Lugano. Type - Regional cuisine. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Veranda' Lugano-Paradiso. Type - Classic French. 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Oasis' Lugano-Paradiso. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Innocenti Evasioni' Lugano-Paradiso. Type - Creative|Italian. 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Grotto della Salute' Massagno . Type - Traditional cuisine. 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Principe Leopoldo' Lugano. Type - International|Mediterranean cuisine. 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Grotto Grillo' Lugano. Type - Regional cuisine. 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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