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Ristorante Ai Giardini di Sassa

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via Tesserete 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 911 41 11
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Today
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Lugano, Switzerland
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121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Those september days are perfect for a lunch at Giardini di Sassa, the restaurant of Villa Sassa, open for everibody who would like a very good meal, a professional service and a wonderful vieuw, overlooking all Lugano, the lake and the mountains. We decided for a menu surprise, six courses for 105.- swiss franks

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Thank Lucia R
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128 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

I went there with some colleagues for a business aperitif on June 10th. The weather was good so we stay outside. Service was perfect, waiter nice and friendly. Should you be in Lugano this is definitively a stop-by you must plan.

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Thank Andreas A
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Excellent food and service, wine high level, friendly atmosphere and gorgeous view over Lugano Lake Don’t miss it!

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Thank Miguel R
Sion, Switzerland
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Great venue for (in)formal parties. Excellent food, wonderful views, professional courteous staff... What more to ask?

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Thank lexpsy
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

We organized our business dinner at the restaurant (8 people); perfect organization, service up, beautiful location, good food and great quality / price ratio (one of the best -if not the best- in Lugano, in my opinion). Great tanks especially to the managers (Mrs Rossella & C.) of the Group who were able to support us in our choices and... More 

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Thank CCSKK
Lugano
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

The bar of the Villa Sassa is a wonderful place to relax and have a drink and / or a meal with friends or family. Great atmosphere and the food is excellent as is the Sushi and the staff are very friendly. Go for the Orrechia Elephantine which is a very large breaded veal cutlet filling the whole plate.

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Thank LuganoPirate
Minnesota City, Minnesota
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Stayed at Villa Sasso and had breakfast four days and one dinner. Breakfasts were outstanding. Staff was very attentive, and the setting was beautiful, even when it rained and we were indoors. Dinner was good, but a little pricey.

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Thank tom s
British Columbia, Canada
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403 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This place had a very extensive and luscious breakfast buffet as only the Europeans can. Professional wait staff. Coffee (any way- we took it with hot milk), hot scrambled eggs, sausages, proscuitto, bacon. Birgermuesli, dried and fresh fruits, cheeses, hams, breads, rolls…..I could keep on going.

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Thank MEAK
Novaggio, Switzerland
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

We had an anniversary lunch in the restaurant with a reception beforehand. As usual with such an event, there were last-minute changes - none of which phazed the staff. The reception was generous with many different kinds of canapes and lunch was delicious - perhaps a little on the light side, but so much better for us! An occasion we... More 

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Thank Vivienne B
Switzerland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Very disappointing experience. Advertised as a brunch, what you end-up finding instead is nothing but an appetizer buffet. A brunch is the combination of breakfast and lunch. They don't seem to know that. For anything to eat related to a breakfast, one has to ask for. We did receive some croissants, but they were still frozen in the inside. This... More 

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Thank Daniela T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$149
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, Swiss
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Tesserete 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 911 41 11
Description
AI GIARDINI DI SASSA RESTAURANT The renowned Ai Giardini di Sassa restaurant, typified by great attention to detail and outstanding service, offers innovative gourmet cuisine in an evocative ambiance. By day it makes the ideal spot for a quick, tasty working lunch but in the evening it takes on an evocative, romantic atmosphere overlooking the lake and the mountains all around.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?