We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
via Fomelino 10 | Lugano, Sorengo 6924, Switzerland
+41 91 993 23 88
12:00 - 22:30
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 23: English reviews
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
147 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic dinner with friends including: a super-fresh fish 'crudo' platter served with fruit and citrus flavours; perfect al dente pasta with porcini ragu; pan fried branzino served with seasonal vegetables and black olive coulis; pistachio tiramisu with seasonal berries and crunchy meringue. All dishes were inventive, tasty, and served with the utmost of care. We've been here before,... More 

1 Thank Louise H
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Perched upon a hilltop in a grown up tree house this magical garden delivered much more than ambiance. The owner delighted in selecting a just perfect bottle of wine for us to start our romantic dinner. Our three course meal was a decadent delight of the senses and the dessert a sweet ending to this fairy tale enclave of Eden.

1 Thank TheTravelMuse
Lugano, Switzerland
Level Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I had heard a lot about this place and the new management, so I came with high expectations. I had raw seafood that was decorated with fruits. This is kind of popular these days although other restaurants that I like have abandoned it because the taste of the fruits tend to kill the taste of the fish. Then I had... More 

Thank Mangiabeviama
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We tend to only write reviews these days when there is something remarkable about our experience. We've just been in Lugano for five days and ate at many recommended restaurants. Santabbondino was our clear favourite and the only one we're reviewing. The food was incredibly good, across the board. We particularly loved the antipasti of polpo and eggplant tart. That... More 

Thank EscapingGTA
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

It was almost impossible for me to believe how good every single meal was. I am very critical when it comes to seafood preparation and in particular, italian food. Having travelled a lot and trying the best, I became quite used to high standards of italian food. If you're looking for exquisitely prepared italian food and fresh ingredients, that's the... More 

Thank Nathalie C
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Good food and nice setting. Familiar/local feeling of the place and its surroundings. However, it seemed like the staff (owners probably but was not evident) tried to "push" certain dishes, in our case a fish with potatoes to share for a group of five, even though our initial orders reflected very different wishes. Also, they were way too persistent in... More 

Thank jmr1051
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Great dinner, superb seafood, very cozy atmosphere, perfect service. One of the best rest in Lugano with great Roman touch. Coming back soon!!! Domenico

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Came here with family. Delicious food and excellent wine, with prices that are actually quite reasonable for Switzerland. Service was excellent. Would definitely come again.

Thank fgalkin
Santabbondio R, Proprietario at Santabbondio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for having tasted our restaurant. More 

Basel, Minusio
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

New - Italian - management and new - Italian - chef. The beauty of the place remains the same, but the food is fresh & powerful with identifiable flavours, and excellent quality base products. A nice - and reasonably priced - wine list provides the final touch.

Thank Jessica M
Santabbondio R, Proprietario at Santabbondio, responded to this review
Google Translation

Grazie Mille More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

I was there with clients as well my family with two small children and have never bee disappointed. I recommend this restaurant also to football fans. If you go you will understand....

Thank Neosal0
Santabbondio R, Proprietario at Santabbondio, responded to this review
Google Translation

Grazieeeee More 

Travellers who viewed Santabbondio also viewed

Lugano, Canton of Ticino
Montagnola, Canton of Ticino
Sorengo, Canton of Ticino
Lugano, Canton of Ticino

Been to Santabbondio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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$45 - US$111
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Fomelino 10 | Lugano, Sorengo 6924, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Sorengo
  • Phone Number: +41 91 993 23 88

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Santabbondio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?