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“Excellent! Historic Charm, Quiet Setting and Wonderful Restaurant and B&B”
Review of Motto del Gallo

Motto del Gallo
Ranked #5 of 421 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 46 - USD 93
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: In the Italian part of Switzerland, an ancien fortified village along the road that connected Lugano to the Granducato of Milan in the 1400s, is today a unique restaurant. Imaginative haute cuisine that unlocks all the flavours of the Mediterranean. In the evening, four pretty suites enhance the pleasure of an extremely romantic setting.Nella Svizzera italiana, un antico borgo fortificato sulla strada che nel '400 collegava Lugano al Granducato di Milano e oggi un locale dall'atmosfera unica. Haute cuisine allegra e fantasiosa che sprigiona tutti i profumi del Mediterraneo, senza tralasciare cio che offre il territorio. La sera, quattro deliziose suites dilatano il piacere di una romanticissima sosta
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I stayed here at night in the hotel-B&B and found my room and restaurant to be excellent. I am a fan of older buildings when I travel and this was one of the best ever. Nice sized accommodations with historic embellishments both in the room and at the restaurant. The service was prompt caring and dining great.

The room featured a wonderful idea of a bedroom upstairs and sitting area on the main level. The steps to the second floor were made from a very old tree with a handrail made from a long branch - it added a new dimension that I had not seen before. The entrance floor featured a sitting area that had a very old fireplace which graced the room adding depth to the history of the building - of course the fireplace was non-working.

It is truly a hotel I will never forget, such different experiences!

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We've visited Motto del Gallo a few times now with work colleagues and we've had consistently excellent experiences. The food is so delicious and the wines were paired perfectly with the food. Can't recommend visiting enough. Will definitely be returning!

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

very good in every point, confortable, warm atmosphere, polite service, good selection of local wines, high quality of food, well prepared respect of the season

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

A very particular location for this restaurant. A good menu well executed will let you happy of the visit. This place has a good wine list too. Staff always attentive and kind, but never too intrusive.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were celebrating a relation's birthday - 4 of us - and the surroundings, the table layout, the crockery and glassware were immaculate. The staff are multilingual and the service is superb and non-intrusive. I had the tournedos - perfectly cooked - and of Aberdeen Angus origin. On the menu it says it's from Ireland - if it is, it was exquisite beef - if not - we'll forgive the geography. Not cheap, but well worth the money.

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Thank Gordon S
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