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via Fomelino 10 | Lugano, Sorengo 6924, Switzerland
+41 91 993 23 88
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
via Fomelino 10 | Lugano, Sorengo 6924, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is supposedly a fine dining experience under the new management & chef. However this is not my experience. We got a lot of attention, good service , but the food was disappointing. The desert was good.

1  Thank Avi P
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic dinner with friends including: a super-fresh fish 'crudo' platter served with fruit and citrus flavours; perfect al dente pasta with porcini ragu; pan fried branzino served with seasonal vegetables and black olive coulis; pistachio tiramisu with seasonal berries and crunchy meringue. All...More

2  Thank Louise H
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Perched upon a hilltop in a grown up tree house this magical garden delivered much more than ambiance. The owner delighted in selecting a just perfect bottle of wine for us to start our romantic dinner. Our three course meal was a decadent delight of...More

2  Thank TheTravelMuse
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I had heard a lot about this place and the new management, so I came with high expectations. I had raw seafood that was decorated with fruits. This is kind of popular these days although other restaurants that I like have abandoned it because the...More

1  Thank Mangiabeviama
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We tend to only write reviews these days when there is something remarkable about our experience. We've just been in Lugano for five days and ate at many recommended restaurants. Santabbondino was our clear favourite and the only one we're reviewing. The food was incredibly...More

1  Thank EscapingGTA
Reviewed 15 November 2015

It was almost impossible for me to believe how good every single meal was. I am very critical when it comes to seafood preparation and in particular, italian food. Having travelled a lot and trying the best, I became quite used to high standards of...More

1  Thank Nathalie C
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Good food and nice setting. Familiar/local feeling of the place and its surroundings. However, it seemed like the staff (owners probably but was not evident) tried to "push" certain dishes, in our case a fish with potatoes to share for a group of five, even...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Great dinner, superb seafood, very cozy atmosphere, perfect service. One of the best rest in Lugano with great Roman touch. Coming back soon!!! Domenico

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Came here with family. Delicious food and excellent wine, with prices that are actually quite reasonable for Switzerland. Service was excellent. Would definitely come again.

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Santabbondio R, Proprietario at Santabbondio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Thank you very much for having tasted our restaurant.

Reviewed 20 July 2014

New - Italian - management and new - Italian - chef. The beauty of the place remains the same, but the food is fresh & powerful with identifiable flavours, and excellent quality base products. A nice - and reasonably priced - wine list provides the...More

Thank Jessica M
Santabbondio R, Proprietario at Santabbondio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 47 - USD 114
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Fomelino 10 | Lugano, Sorengo 6924, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Sorengo
  • Phone Number: +41 91 993 23 88
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