Ticino Restaurants

Al Portone

  • Viale Cassarate 3 Map It
  • Lugano-Cassarate
  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

Silver and lace dress up the stucco and stone here, but the ambience is cozy. The chef and owner, Francis Carré, serves refined Franco-Italian cuisine, including inventive dishes like cardamom-poached pears with Gorgonzola mousse and roasted loin of lamb in a Provençale crust. Vegetarians delight in the special meatless menu and can feast on homemade chestnut gnocchi with a local-mushroom sauce and spinach-mascarpone soufflé. When the summer heat is stifling, ask to dine in the small garden. The restaurant is a true find—nowhere else in Switzerland can you find such an elegant meal at such a reasonable price.

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Viale Cassarate 3, Lugano-Cassarate, Ticino, 6900, Switzerland

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  • Closed Sun. and Mon., and early Jan. and Aug.

Published 04/14/2015


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