Fodor's Expert Review Da Raffaele

$$ Lugano Italian

Having a meal in this family-run Italian restaurant feels like being let in on a neighborhood secret, and although the staff members don't speak much English, their warmth needs no translation. Start with a pasta, like the marvelous homemade orecchiette (ear-shaped pasta) or mezzelune (half moons) stuffed with ricotta and spinach, then try something from the grill, like gamberoni alla griglia (grilled shrimp). The restaurant is just outside the city center in the residential Viganello neighborhood but easily reached by car or bus.

Italian Casual Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Contrada dei Patrizi 8
Lugano, Ticino  6962, Switzerland


Known For:
  • Homey feel
  • Filled with local diners
  • First-rate homemade pasta
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., last wk of July, and first 2 wks of Aug. No lunch Sat., Closed Sun., last wk of July, and 1st 2 wks of Aug. No lunch Sat.

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