Fodor's Expert Review Al Portone
Silver and lace dress up the stucco and stone, but the ambience is cozy, and the chef-owner, Francis Carré, serves refined Franco-Italian cuisine at this true find—nowhere else in Switzerland can you find such an elegant meal at such a reasonable price. Inventive dishes like cardamom-poached pears with Gorgonzola mousse and roasted loin of lamb in a Provençale crust are served alongside vegetarian delights on the special meat-free menu. When the summer heat is stifling, ask to dine in the small garden.
Viale Cassarate 3
Lugano, Ticino 6900, Switzerland
- Well-priced gourmet cuisine
- Small garden for alfresco dining
- Charming chef aims to please