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Locanda Gandriese

Via alla Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
+41 91 971 41 81
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small balcony” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via alla Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great lunch here. Great service too. I had ravioli - fantastic! As well as excellent rose wine. We walked from Lugano (took about 90 mins). But the road is fairly close if you want to drive. It is also very close to...More

Thank Rab P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so glad we took the boat ride over to Gandria and walked just a bit further into the village to have a fantastic dinner at this hidden gem of a restaurant. They were so welcoming and friendly and though the patio was full...More

Thank Okie11
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Excellent attentive service, quaint restaurant, the food was excellent and the view from the terrace was 'the cream on the cake'.... Highly recommended.

Thank swiss_steve59
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Very friendly service and excellent quality food. Nice interior if it's raining, however the balcony is the place to sit.

Thank 17clarence
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Location is very beautiful (though inaccessible). The food was AWFUL- didn't know one could get such bad food in Switzerland.

Thank bestorbetter
Alberto C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Locanda Gandriese, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Dear Customer We would like to have more details about your experience since such a negative review deserves more insights. What did not you like about your visit to Locanda Gandriese? Best Regards, Alberto

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Very nice view, definitely worth a Sunday brunch. Service was excellent, but octopus salad and catch of the day while of good quality, do not worth 5 star. It is a perfect place to come with family or children, but do not expect something to...More

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Would have never found this place if not for TripAdvisor. Took a train from Como (37 minutes) and then a 20 minute taxi ride from station to this quaint little restaurant. The view is unparalleled from the small patio. Worth waiting for a table outside....More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Good find at end of day with a small balcony with a few tables that overlooks the lake with great views. The service was pretty good with very friendly staff. Excellent food. Overall a lovely restaurant in a lovely fishing village.

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We had a great time at lunch today. The food was really good and the service was also very professional and kind (we were a group of 8 adults with kids). Being Sardinian I can confirm that the dishes are authentic and the Ticinese twist...More

Thank pozzieddu
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Excellent service, good tasting lasagna and a fantastic view, especially from the small balcony. What more can you need?! I will revisit this place if i come back to Lugano. In this small village, which climbes from the lake, there are a lot of staircases....More

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Sara B
3 July 2018|
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Response from 17clarence | Reviewed this property |
You can also take the boat from Lugano to Gandria, which would be a nice way to arrive. You'd need to check the times though as they are not that frequent.
Rami J
3 October 2017|
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Response from Alberto C | Property representative |
Dear Customer, It depends on the period, but to be sure it's better to book by calling our phone number, using the official website or by e-mail. Best Regards, Alberto
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via alla Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano  >  Gandria
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 41 81
  • E-mail
The restaurant & guest house is located in the historic center of Gandria, overlooking the Ceresio lake. From the interior terrace you can enjoy a spectacular view of the landscape in which it's located the village, one of the ten most beautiful of Switzerland (L'Hebdo, 2006). It offers Ticinese, Sardinian and Mediterranean food specialties.
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