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Principe Leopoldo Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Enjoying an evening at the Restaurant of Villa Principe Leopoldo is an experience that should be tried at least once in a lifetime. Sit at tables set with linen, silver and crystal and let yourself be seduced and conquered by the sincere and passionate cuisine of Chef Dario Ranza, who has been at the helm of our restaurant for over 28 years. Our First Maitre and Sommelier Claudio Recchia will welcome politely and accompany you along a unique experience, while our Sommelier Gabriele Speziale will best know how to orient you within our rich and prized wine list, always suggesting the best wine to pair with every dish of your choice.
USD 68 - USD 201
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Lovely live music, champagne coctail, food not so much trilled, and muisc should stay longer, as we landed at 9 and almost missed the live seccion, it was august two years ago

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank shantiveda
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

What a setting. Breathtaking view of lake Lugano. Wonderful menu, delightfully presented and superbly cooked. Friendly service. Veal perfectly cooked. , chanterelle risotto just delicious. Pricey but worth every penny (cent. Or Rappen)More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bernard W
Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Principe Leopoldo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear Mr Bernard W, thank you for choosing Villa Principe Leopoldo for its restaurant and for dedicating time to share your review on Tripadvisor, We are delighted to read that everything was overwhelming your expectations I have shared your words with all the staff as...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

I had lunch in August in the city. temperature marked 32 degrees Celsius, I reached the restaurant. which is located half a hill overlooking the lake with a beautiful view the temperature marked 2 degrees less with a light breeze, I had lunch outside, impeccable...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Romanofs
Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Principe Leopoldo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear Guest Romanofs thank you for choosing our Restaurant for your summer dinner in Lugano, and for finding the time to share it on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to read your words and the positive comment on the location, the food and the service. We...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

Beautiful situation on Lake Lugano but the service here is poor. We cannot recommend their restaurant for the food or service. The maitre de was rude and seemed to seat the Americans at the worst tables. The breakfast, however, was excellent.

Review collected in partnership with Relais & Chateaux
Thank Rudi-Isabella
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The restaurant is a special place with view on the Lugano Lake and the Mountains. Staff are attentive with impeccable service. The food is high-quality, well- cooked and displayed. The atmosphere is very pleasant with live-music piano and Sunset; romantic... We do appreciate the recommendations...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Gaihera
Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Principe Leopoldo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear Guest Gaihera, we want first of all to thank you heartfully for your review and for dedicating time to write and share it on Tripadvisor. Your words compensate for the efforts of all the staff. We are very happy to read that everything was...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

I had met with a local earlier that day and asked where is the best place to eat in Lugano, he told me Principe Leopold so I looked it up and quickly made a reservation. We walked there from the Hotel Au Lac where we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LisaSant
Reviewed 6 July 2018

My wife I recently had the pleasure of eating dinner at this restaurant. It was outstanding. The service is perfect and friendly. The food was incredible and the view was breathtaking. Pricey but worth every CHF.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 4 May 2018

I was looking for a very special place to host a dinner for my best clients. After having evaluated several restaurants, I went back to Principe Leopoldo. The professionalism of everybody, from Mr. Claudio who answered the phone the first time I called from New...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Alessandro P
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Principe Leopoldo is one of the most beautiful place in the world which offers a very high level hotel and excellent dining! Most of all it is a unique place because of the wonderful and professional staff they have - the great chef Dario Ranza...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Best kidneys I had, cooked to perfection, with mustard and "aglio orsino". Impressive cheese trolley. Efficient and friendly staff, beautifully decoratedMore

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank calinlungu
Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Principe Leopoldo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Mr Calinnn2007, first of all let me thank you gratefully for your wonderful review! and the time to share it on Tripadvisor ! as for all of us it's really important to have such positive feed back from our valued guests! and it does...More

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Hilda A
9 August 2018|
Response from Barbara_Gibellini | Property representative |
Dear HIlda, thank you for writing, and choosing our Ristorante del Principe. We are very proud of our gastronomic offer. Actually our menu' is seasonal, but every day the chef offers suggestions and advise of new dishes... More
12 January 2017|
Response from Barbara_Gibellini | Property representative |
Dear Mariana, we do recommend to reserve the table in advance for dinner. The Hotel always has a special attention to the guest of the Hotel itself but the Restaurant is always almost fully booked. The fondue is not a... More
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