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Locanda Gandriese Restaurant

) #2 of 7 Restaurants in Gandria €€ - €€€ Italian, Swiss, European
Via alla Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
+41 91 971 41 81
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
28 Mar 2017
“Hidden gem”
20 Oct 2016
“Great food and wine, amazing view!”
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Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Via alla Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant where we planned to eat was full so we searched for another. Locanda Gandriese was the best looking of those we saw, plus the odors wafting from the kitchen made up our minds. The menu was short but packed with tempting dishes. My...More

Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing food, great customer service and perfect location for lake view dining. It's very clean and friendly atmosphere insider. What more could one ask for? Thanks Mario for your warm hospitality and great customer service. Will visit again!

Thank 240parvez
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Nice compact menu, well executed. The crispy goat with polenta was yummy. Friendly staff and amazing water views!

Thank EarthGopher
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is in a nice place.The meal is normal,but the personal service are very very deficient. For dinner,2 hours.

Thank luis fernando z
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

You don't realise how special this place is until you sit on the warm terrace and enjoy the view! The meal's not bad either :D been here several times now. Excellent service from Mario who helped us tremendously with our Italian explaining how to find...More

Thank Mij R
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We ate here a few times whilst holidaying in Gandria and thoroughly enjoyed our meals each time. The view from the terrace is amazing! I don't think you could find a better spot! We were always greeted warmly and made to feel very welcome. The...More

Thank beccaboo81
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My father and I had a delicious lunch on a lovely, sunny terrace in the tiny town of Gandria, a 40 min boat ride from Lugano. The minestrone was delicious and the portions of both prosciutto e melone + raclette were extremely generous. Fast, friendly...More

Thank viv_s_2004
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Small villages like this can only attract tourists thru quality of services. The food was very good, reasonable price quality ratio, big sizes of the portions, and the service was perfect. I appreciated the most the care on prioritizing food for the child. Very well...More

Thank Ciury
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous views, nice staff but even for Switzerland: asking $20 for a small, unspectacular lasagna is definitely way too much. Very romantic location though.

Thank Veronika J
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch here after walking the Olive Trail from Lugano. We were hot and somewhat desparate for food so it served its purpose but I wouldn't make this a destination restaurant. My husband had fish with some sort of cream sauce (ok but...More

Thank Kate K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via alla Chiesa 3, Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano  >  Gandria
  • Phone Number: +41 91 971 41 81
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The restaurant & guest house is located in the historic center of Gandria, overlooking the Ceresio lake. From the interior terrace you can enjoy a spectacular view of the landscape in which it's located the village, one of the ten most beautiful of Switzerland (L'Hebdo, 2006).
It offers Ticinese, Sardinian and Mediterranean food specialties.