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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (3 reviews)
“michelin star” (5 reviews)
Mediterranean, Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
piazza Emilio Bossi 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Outstanding food in this restaurant placed in an old galleria the centre of Lugano. Attentive service, ample choice of fish, seafood, pasta, antipasti and meat dishes - all very refined and succulent. Wonderful place for real food lovers.

Thank Yvette S
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We have taken our dinner in this lovely restaurant with lake view table , this restaurant is in hotel called grand hotel villa castagonla . The food were really delicious , service no need to talk it’s excellent with no any doubts Cost is high...More

Thank rtakali
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Was there already several times and so again tonight. Once again the food was simply fantastic outstanding and the service in a league on its own. Not to speak about the interior of the restaurant and the view over the lake and mountains - simply...More

Thank Beat H
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Arte’ has been proven again to be the most fantastic venue for excellent food, divine service, stupendous location and eclectic interior design. It is a must when you are in the area and if you like food an absolute stop worth a very large detour.

Thank inner-beauty
Reviewed 21 February 2018

If you want a superb dining experience than when in Lugano, you need to have Dinner at this fine dining Restaurant. Our meal was a culinary delight with the food and presentation living up to its Michelin star. I can't express my true feelings for...More

Thank whytegroup
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

It’s worth the trip to this place,great food and atmosphere. Would definitely return and go again. 10plus

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Galleria Arte al Lago has a Michelin star and requires reservation. Therefore we came with high expectations. Some of them were fully met by an excellent service and amazingly romantic lake views. A single candle on our table helped create a marvelous atmosphere. The service...More

Thank 10gen1996
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Right by Lake Lugano, Ristorante Arté is an excellent place for a great meal - you will have it all. Great view (especially lunch) of the lake, great service and excellent food. We walk along Lake Lugano towards the restaurant. We were greeted by the...More

Thank eddiesng
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This is probably the most beautiful restaurant and view in Lugano with the most mediocre food. There was absolutely nothing special about this place! We even had to rerun one course because it was quite bad tasting. Of course they changed it for another without...More

Thank Marina G
Villacastagnola, Direttore at Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Dear Marina Traveller, thank you very much for taking your time and writing your personal feed back, which I find very sharp, probably the Galleria Arté is not your type of restaurant and I do not feel very glad in writing that, but since you...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Have visited Arte several times over the years and this place never fails to disappoint!! Service was exemplary.. I started of with a Ravioli (can't remember exactly what was inside) followed by a Swiss beer piglet which was excellent. I also can't remember what i...More

Thank supaer
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 60 - USD 201
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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Business meetings
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 Arté is the only 1 Michelin Starred Restaurant in Lugano. A theme restaurant inside an art gallery, it 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.
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