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“Very good meat dishes”
Review of Bottegone del Vino

Bottegone del Vino
Ranked #13 of 405 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 27 - USD 72
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 July 2017

After a very hot day, it was refreshing to sit out on the terrace, in a quiet side road/pedestrianised area. The menu is limited, but everything was high quality and very delicious. We had meat - a delicious and perfectly cooked roast beef and a well-seasoned beef tartar. The tuna tartar for starter was also very good. The pasta courses could be adapted to remove the meat - the small ravioli with sage and butter were very nice, but the penne with tomato sauce was a bit unexciting. Good selection of wines (local or Italian), nice service - even though they were very busy. Just note that it’s a very small place so I would recommend booking!

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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We were so looking forward to having some wine and dinner here. We had a wonderful day on the lake and were hungry and hot and dinner here was high on our list. Unfortunately, we left almost angry, frustrated and very disappointed.
Food: Dinner was amazing, the food excellent, the portions large and food comes out beautifully presented. We had the pasta with seafood, outstanding, the bruschetta, good and the fish carpaccio, very good. The wine selection was excellent and we let our waiter make our selections. The food in the reason they get 2 stars.
Ambiance: Outside, surrounded by grape vines, cool on a hot afternoon, with a traditional European charm. However, the tables are really, really close together, we had three folks next to us that were loud, we could barely hear ourselves. The waiter could not reach us without bending over the next table. We were squeezed between grape leaves, yes they were continually rubbing against my head and face, and the loud table. We were quickly loosing patience.
Service: Probably one of the worst services we have had. We arrived early and everything was good to start with. We ordered drinks and pasta for our daughter who was hungry. Everyone was happy. Then chaos ensued:
1) Three folks who seemed to be "preferred" locals arrived and we never saw our waiter all night. It seemed that every person in the restaurant visited them to chat, but not once did they tend to us. After all why care about the tourist!
2) Water or drinks were never refilled.
3) For its claim of vegetarian friendly, we found this completely lacking. They had one pasta with tomato sauce or the cheese plate on the menu.
4) My wife liked the bruschetta, and asked for the speck to be substituted for cheese. Easy right? They came back with plain bread topped with tomato, and the cheese plate. The waiter "rudely" informed us this is what they do. They expected us to pay for both although we did not ask for it.
We left disappointed and angry. We walked over to another place close by for drinks and dessert. I cannot in all fairness recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Loved the fact that you have a daily menu only and do not have to choose from an endless array of food choices. The wine menu was excellent and our waiter recommended a very good wine from Piedmont (IT) region. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was like being in Italy but with swiss prices ;)

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Very nice restaurant in the center of Lugano. Offers very tasty food and a great wine selection. They serve as well some good wines by the glass. I personally like the "tartare di manzo" very much! Very friendly and efficient service.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Limited menu that changes nearly everyday but always well thought out dishes which are very tasty. large selection of wines. As it is quite small would recommend booking in advance in the evening.Has a few smaller tables and one long rectangular table which seats about 20 people,this may not suit everyone

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