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“Great seafood at a busy restaurant!”
Review of Al Faro

Al Faro
Ranked #23 of 414 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on a recommendation by our hotel concierge. The interior is decorated in a nautical style with salt water fish tanks, fresh lobster and oyster tanks. This is your first hint that their specialty is fresh fish. We were seated upstairs in the initially quieter part of the restaurant. The place was really busy on a Saturday night and the volume increased with the quests, including several families with very small children.

The menu has many options including shellfish, local fish that changes daily and specialties. Our meal began with aperitifs along with a delicious amuse bouche of smoked salmon on a croissant. A variety of breads filled the time during the short wait for our meal. We started with a shared dish of the salt cod ravioli, which was separated on two plates and presented to each of us. Our waiter recommended the special turbot and we LOVED it! It is rare to find this fish in the states and when it is prepared as well as Al Faro’s does, what a treat! Paired with a lovely Sauvignon blanc (another recommendation of our server) the fish was delightful. Not only was meal perfect but the service was amazing - personal and attentive!

Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert but they all sounded tempting! We are so glad we visited this restaurant in Lugano we only wish we had gone there both nights of our stay!

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

the food was nice - but the restaurant decoration is not nice not italian atmospher trying to be elegant..

Thank nurit76
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

beautiful restaurant delicious food excellent service very beautiful interior excellent wine list be sure to visit this restaurant

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Thank yackobashvilil
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The food is superb, tasty and delicious..
The staff are friendly and the waiters are professional.. Paulo you're super !!
The atmosphere is good and my only comment is the windows, the stickers block the views.
Overall, highly recommend for everything.

Thank maisa79
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The Chief's recommendation was perfect.
We had a sea bass for two which was really good.
A bit expensive

Thank iQatar
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