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“An Italian Gem”
Review of Osteria Calprino

Osteria Calprino
Ranked #12 of 423 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$65
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Found this place on our last night staying very nearby in Paradiso up above Lake Lugano. Lovely ambience sitting outside, friendly proprietor and good food. Great relief after the chains down by the water.
It’s on a bus route so well worth seeking out. Everything in Switzerland is expensive but this is value for money.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Very nice place. The food is really excellent and the service was very professional.
2 small things. First, the parking is a bit tricky, so try to come with few cars. Second, the service, although very professional, is a bit slow for my standards, but nothing frustrating.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We weten staying near this restaurant. Nice owners. We followed the owners recommendations and it was really good. Nice wine, relaxed atmosphere. Try the chicken it's the best

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We arrived a little early and were offered drinks immediately. We explained that we were in no hurry so there was no pressure to order food, we must have spent a peaceful 40 mins just enjoying the atmosphere and the local sparkling wine.

We were sitting in the courtyard watching the world go by. It was like joining their family for diner

We had melon with prosciutto for starter. Delicious. For main course we both chose grilled fillet steak. This is unusual for me but it was absolutely ,melt in your mouth, stuff. The wine we chose by the glass. No room for desert. The staff and owner were charming and authentic. It could not be more different than the tourist traps on the front.

Happy to recommend!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Husband, wife restaurant (I think) at the other end of Lake Lugano. Completely unpretentious. We sat on out front, on lawn chairs and were one of three tables. The others looked to be local families out for the night. Our waitress (and I suspect owner), didn't have an english menu so she just told us what was available. I watched the chef (and husband?) BBQ the smoked ribs, while having a beer. They were fantastic. Dinner, bottle of cold white wine, and dessert all for a decent price (at least in Swiss terms).

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