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Motto del Gallo

via Bicentenario 16 | Taverne, Lugano 6807, Switzerland
+41 91 945 28 71
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
21 Oct 2017
“Excellent! Historic Charm, Quiet Setting and Wonderful Restaurant and B&B”
13 Aug 2017
“Absolutely lovely ”
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Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
via Bicentenario 16 | Taverne, Lugano 6807, Switzerland
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I stayed here at night in the hotel-B&B and found my room and restaurant to be excellent. I am a fan of older buildings when I travel and this was one of the best ever. Nice sized accommodations with historic embellishments both in the room...More

Thank RookM
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We've visited Motto del Gallo a few times now with work colleagues and we've had consistently excellent experiences. The food is so delicious and the wines were paired perfectly with the food. Can't recommend visiting enough. Will definitely be returning!

1  Thank Sara K
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
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
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...More

Thank Gordon S
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...More

Thank AudreyQuadroni
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
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...More

1  Thank Sara K
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...More

3  Thank R_H_O188095
Reviewed 10 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 46 - USD 92
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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
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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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