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Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

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viale Castagnola 31 | Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 973 25 55
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160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Quality of food, preparation, service, ambiance, everything simply perfect and exquisite. Lugano is lucky to have such high quality restoration!

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blackpool
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Party of nearly 100, EVERYONE enjoyed every single course and commented on how beautiful the food presentation was. Thank you to everyone at Ristorante Le Relais for making a wedding such a wonderful day. We cannot believe how you manage to make the room so beautiful in a few hours and we love our wedding eclair cake!

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear esteemed Guest, congratulation for your wedding!! we wish you all the best. We are very pleased to read that your expecations for that BIG day were met by the entire staff at Le Relais. Our Pastry Chef will be so happy about the fact that you loved the eclair cake :-) Once again we wish you a happy long... More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

what a beautiful garden/park this hotel has! nearby the lake of lugano.. had the luck of a great weather. beautiful sunshine and warm air.. so i could enjoy a nice apero outside and just enjoy the view and special atmosphere out in the green. the restaurant staff was super friendly and helpful. (the young waiters probably also liked that i... More 

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Thank Tash C
Antonella A, Proprietario at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear valued guests, We truly appreciate your comment regarding your stay at Villa Castagnola and your expereince at our Restaurant Le Relais . It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We are pleased to see that you have thoroughly enjoyed the special attentions of our staff and the menu proposal of the Restaurant. It will be a pleasure... More 

Windsor, Australia
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Arrived in a cab when the hotel were dealing with a big event. Were shown the bar and staff rushed through with food and drinks on trolleys shouting "Buona sera" but no one showed any interest in why we were there. We finally found our own way to the dining room, which was almost empty. We did have an excellent... More 

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Thank Shaun S
Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to post the details of your visit at our restaurant Le Relais. We are sorry to read that the service provided at the restaurant did not met your expectations, i will share your concerns with the envoleved department. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to serving... More 

Locarno, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The view is amazing! Location is very well chosen!!! The food is tasty, the service is on the highest level! Will definitely come back again!

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to post the details of your visit at our restaurant Le Relais. I will share your feedback with our team, who I am certain will be encouraged by your lovely comments as they continuously strives to meet your needs and expectation. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look... More 

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The Michelin Star is well deserved. Reserve in advance and let them select the wines to the individual courses

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, thank you for your comment on tripadvisor. We are very glad your exctations were met. We are pleased you enjoyed the cuisine of our Chef Bertogna and his team. We are looking forward to welcoming you again for a new culinary experience. Best regards More 

Parkland, Florida
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

As gourmet lovers we had a very nice experience at this restaurant. Great service, nice views and quality food.

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, we thank you so much for your time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. Our Chef Christian Bertogna offers, i an elegant and refined setting, a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine – an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours. We are happy you enjoyed, beside the deliciuos dishes, the high level of service, as well the... More 

london uk
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

WE absolutely loved it! we were there for a family trip, and for a reunion. fantastic and attentive professional service, delicious food and unbeatable views. having the park, the lake right there is also great, lots to do for all. a short walk to the town center ( the lovely town is quite small)

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, we thank you so much for your time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. We are glad that your family reunion has been great with us, and that you could enjoy the deliciuos food in our Restaurant Le Relais surrounded by amazing nature. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again Best regards More 

Melbourne, Australia
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

A stunning restaurant. Dinner on the terrace was a wonderful experience (at least until the storm hit, and we finished inside; all in all, quite exciting). The degustation menu was really first class, with matching wines. Certainly no lack of food and wine. The service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, we thank you so much for your time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read you enjoyed the degustation Menu offered from our Chef and the high level of service, as well our beautiful terrace. Our Sommelier, Mr Del Fante is one of the best in the Region. We are looking forward to... More 

Massachusetts
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154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We came here today to explore a Swiss city, buy chocolates and enjoy a leisurely lunch over looking Lake Lugano. It was a perfect day as the weather was warm and sunny without being too hot! We were surrounded by beautiful gardens with tropical plants (bananas and palm trees). The menu was pricey and extensive and we had enough cutlery... More 

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, we thank you so much for your time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that your enjoyed our Chef 's light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine – an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours. We are happy you enjoyed, beside the deliciuos dishes, the high level of service, as well our beautiful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$120
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, European, Swiss, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 21:30
Monday
19:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: viale Castagnola 31 | Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 973 25 55
  • This restaurant is at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Description
Tempting tastes in majestic surroundings

In an elegant and refined setting, our chef Christian Bertogna offers a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine - an irresistible balance of colours and delicate flavours.

During the warm season lunch and dinner are served on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the garden and the lake.

The Sala Rosa and Sala Goya are the perfect venue for celebrations: from family luncheons to business meetings, from wedding banquets to romantic candlelit evenings.

Maitre d'Hotel: Emilio Del Fante

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