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“Good food, Lovely atmosphere”

Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago
Ranked #1 of 401 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 61 - USD 203
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Gallery Arte al Lago -1 Michelin Star, 16 points GaultMillau - : A theme restaurant inside an art gallery. A Restaurant embellished by artwork and sculptures of contemporary artists of international standing, that change every six months. A doorstep away from the Villa Castagnola through the park and across the main street, right on the shore of the lake, the Restaurant Gallery Arte al Lago offers a magnificent and unique view over the gulf of Lugano as well as a dainty cuisine. Signature dishes of our Executive Chef Frank Oerthle are entirely new and original. The menu stands out for Sweetwater and sea food specialties. Admission to the Art Gallery is allowed during opening hours or prior booking.
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Visit to celebrate 25th Anniversary with my wife
Food was excellent but not as interesting as most Michelin 1 star restaurants, in my view.
Service was outstanding
Somelier insisted on us trying 3 different recommendations until he found one we loved.
Lovely setting and ambience
Please note - they say smart casual but this was not enforced.......I would have worn (smart) jeans if I had thought I could get away with it!!

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Excellent option for a nice dinner, very sober decor and refined attention. The food is very well prepared and the platters are served with a touch of elegance. Must stop for gourmet food in Lugano

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Less than our expectations..
The presentation of the food is nice, but the taste of food is average..
It took them too long to serve the food, even after asking them regarding it.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch: Top notch menu (the food was superb: product quality, preparation, presentation), we had an excellent table with beautiful views on Lago di Lugano, and it all was still topped by the really OUSTANDING service, both gentlemen serving our table were true masters of their profession. We felt very much at ease and will certainly come back!

1  Thank KDCalix
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

I visited the restaurant during a holiday in Cima, wanting something really special for an evening... we were not disappointed. Choosing the tasting menu with matching wines was a great choice, the fantastic chef, who took the time to come and speak to us and the other diners, which I think is always a tremendous touch, Brough an array of flavours and plate 'art' that heightened all of the senses. The good was beautiful, in presentation and flavour, the staff were professional, attentive, courteous, funny at times and truly charming. It is an expensive restaurant, don't think it isn't, but its worth every single penny.

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