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Lugano Swiss Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
German, Swiss, European
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3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001 (Rancho Boulevard)
+1 831-626-3779
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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234 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love schnitzel, be sure to stop here. It was great. Did miss the spaetzel - they serve it with French fries. Cute decor - like a Swiss chalet with the carved wood and the checkered table cloths. Freindly service.

Thank lfabian47
Carmel, California
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207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I met for a later (1:30) lunch at Lugano's. I arrived early and was promptly seated, asked if I wished anything to drink and presented with the best bread - warm, rustic, crusty bread with butter and oil/balsamic vinegar. The bread and the level of service was a precursor to how the rest of the meal would... More 

Thank mswiseguy
monterey county
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Groupon for 4 which was a really nice multi course fondue meal for a very reasonable price. The food was very good and fun to eat. Our only issue is the service was exceedingly slow. Only 2 waiters working the entire restaurant.

Thank chuckbtravelin
San Carlos
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our fondue for two dinner. The restaurant is very cute and decorated in a Swiss style. The salad was large and very good. The cheese fondue was delicious and we enjoyed the thin sliced meat and broth. Ended the meal with chocolate fondue. Overall it was very good - exactly what we were hoping for. Corkage of... More 

Thank krstymsty
West Sacramento, California
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129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We purchased a Groupon for the four course dinner. I had previously dined at Lugano's about ten years ago and had a great experience. We arrived at the time of our reservations and were seated immediately. The first course was salad, followed by the cheese fondue course. We had plenty of bread, vegetables, and apples to enjoy with the cheese... More 

Thank David B
Cancun, Mexico
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy inside but raclette was excellent. Opted out of fondue since it's very pricey, tho I have found groupons if you are with a group. Schnitzel was good but vegetable lentil soup was not very good. Service was very good. You need reservations if you are eating after 6 pm

Thank Nancy C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

A very fun spot to go with a few people....food and service was very good. Great place to share things from main to desert. I would go back when I am in town again.

Thank dennis l
Oceanside, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We found a groupon for this restaurant for a 4 course fondue dinner. It started off with salads, then the traditional cheese fondue with apples, bread, cauliflower and broccoli. From there we had chicken and beef to cook in the broth, and followed up with a chocolate fondue. Our server catered to our every whim and we thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

Thank L80K80
North Carolina
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190 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The food, the beer, the atmosphere... this place is fantastic! Totally recommend for anyone who misses their time in Germany or Switzerland. We will be back for a Tue/Wed locals menu night!

Thank WKK10
Carmel, California
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Decent Swiss-German food, and relatively inexpensive by Carmel standards. Besides fondue, they have good bratwurst and schnitzel. A fun place.

Thank JonSCalifornia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
German, Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001
    (Rancho Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-3779

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?