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Al Faro

Riva Paradiso 36 | Paradiso-Lugano, Lugano 6902, Switzerland
+41 91 980 99 28
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Riva Paradiso 36 | Paradiso-Lugano, Lugano 6902, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful restaurant delicious food excellent service very beautiful interior excellent wine list be sure to visit this restaurant

Thank yackobashvilil
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The food is superb, tasty and delicious.. The staff are friendly and the waiters are professional.. Paulo you're super !! The atmosphere is good and my only comment is the windows, the stickers block the views. Overall, highly recommend for everything.

Thank maisa79
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The Chief's recommendation was perfect. We had a sea bass for two which was really good. A bit expensive

Thank iQatar
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Probably the best place for fish in Lugano. I have been there a few times and always had a lovely meal both with friends and for business dinners. The only negative note is the window/outside. It's a shame that the quality of the food is...More

Thank Gaia300
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Darn that was good! Excellent seafood starter, elegantly presented, and a cod main course that was no cod I've tasted before. Excellent service from the best trained waiters I've encountered for many a year. expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Thank Sutton133
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The food and setting are terrific. It is right on Lake Lugano in Paradiso ... a long walk from our hotel but all along the lake. The seafood is excellent. Service was a bit impersonal and spotty (perhaps beginning of season and new staff?)...

Thank Shenandoah32
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My steamed Alaska crab, langoustine and prawns were remarkable, as much as the peppered mussels soup, the mixed fried calamari&baby squids, the pasta and seafood. Large tables, high quality linen, comfortable chairs. The location itself is anonymous, at the far end of Lugano Paradiso, but...More

Thank Mauro V
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I like this restaurant for its atmosphere and fairly good cuisine. Cosy place with modern environments and high-level service.

Thank G_sefcai73
Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you like sea food, this is the place to go. Always a fresh catch in the ice tray and always a great choice of different types of oysters. The service is friendly and attentive in a maritime setting. Try the 'Scorfano' prepared in the...More

Thank jeffreyg2017
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The food is always fresh and good, they have aquariums where they get it from. Last time the service was a little bit slow, but usually we don't have problem with that as well.

Thank Elena V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva Paradiso 36 | Paradiso-Lugano, Lugano 6902, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 980 99 28
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