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Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago

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piazza Emilio Bossi 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 973 48 00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Argyle, Texas
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to drive to Lugano from Milan and I wanted to treat my family to a lovely lunch on the lake. Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago exceeded my expectations. The staff was very welcoming of my entire family (children included) and our lunch was superb! My husband and three children had the beef spheres with potatoes, which they quickly... More 

Thank Gianna L
Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My husband and I had a meal at this restaurant during our visit to Lugano. When we arrived our coats were taken and we were shown to a very lovely table by the window looking out onto the lake. We were offered a glass of prosecco as soon as we sat down - which is always welcome! I told the... More 

Thank sbb24
Lugano, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic business lunch with great service! You can judge how much they pride themselves in their work when the bread rolls they served are super soft, moist, delicious and WARM! Will return!

Thank Jccherryblossoms
Lugano, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, wonderful location, deliscious food and wonderful service. Great place to stop before or after a museum visit or a show. The service is great and the wines a perfect!

Thank DocA3
Lugano, Switzerland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

not for every pocket, but sublime. service very attentive and on top you are in one of the most beautiful lake view in the city. you can have both: meat and fish.

Thank cinziasak
Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had a delightful dinner here as a family. Great ambiance, great service and great fun. Could not fault this restaurant. It was just a delightful meal. I would go there again and again.

Thank Russell M
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I had dinner in this restaurant with friends, we were 5 in total. The service was fast and the staff were friendly. The food was excellent in terms of taste. The downside was the price which was expensive we spent 180 CHF.. We had seabass, chicken and pastas and juices. I will highly recommended for sea food and pasta.

Hollis, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you want some of the finest cuisine available in this beautiful city, look no further than visiting Ristorante Arte which is owned by the fabulous hotel Castagnola. The venue is very lovely, with magnificent art pieces, elegant cuisine, a superb wine cellar and a venue second to none directly on Lake Lugano.

Thank mld03049
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1,265 reviews
616 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant food in this place really enjoyed it and so did every body else all the dishes were well presented with loads of flavour

Thank Martino B
Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A beautiful restaurant with amazin view. Food is served in an artistic way, each dish is a separate story. I tried Tasting menu. Tuna with yuzu sauce impressed me. The perfect place for a romantic dinner or a proposal.

Thank jackarlson65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$201
Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: piazza Emilio Bossi 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano
  • Phone Number: +41 91 973 48 00
Restaurant Gallery Arte al Lago -1 Michelin Star, 16 points GaultMillau - : A theme restaurant inside an art gallery. A Restaurant embellished by artwork and sculptures of contemporary artists of international standing, that change every six months. A doorstep away from the Villa Castagnola through the park and across the main street, right on the shore of the lake, the Restaurant Gallery Arte al Lago offers a magnificent and unique view over the gulf of Lugano as well as a dainty cuisine. Signature dishes of our Executive Chef Frank Oerthle are entirely new and original. The menu stands out for Sweetwater and sea food specialties. Admission to the Art Gallery is allowed during opening hours or prior booking.

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