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Monterey Bay Restaurants

Lugano Swiss Bistro

  • Hwy. 1 and Carmel Valley Rd. Map It
  • Carmel
  • Swiss

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

Fondue is the centerpiece here. The house specialty is a version made with Gruyère, Emmentaler, and Appenzeller. Rotisserie-broiled meats are also popular, and include rosemary chicken, plum-basted duck, and fennel pork loin. Ask for a table in the back room, which contains a hand-painted street scene of Lugano, or on the sunny patio.

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Barnyard Shopping Center, Hwy. 1 and Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel, California, 93923, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. Oct.–Mar. except for private parties and tour buses

Updated 05/04/2014


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Feb 25, 2010

Lugano Swiss Bistro Review

What a wonderful "little piece of Switzerland"! Awesome place. I love their motto: "arrive as a guest, leave as a friend" so much truth to this. I took my girlfriend for a romantic evening (a friend recommended Lugano) and what an experience we had, the food and service was top notch. We had their famous "Fondue Sampler" it was my first time having fondue, it was great and so much fun! Definately I will come back, the romantic atmosphere that we experineced

was delightful, I am planning to propose to my girlfriend, and Lugano will be the place!

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