Ristorante Motto del Gallo

Location Taverne

Postcode 6807 Taverne-Lugano TI

Telephone +41 (091) 9452871

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Why we love it...

Restaurant with rooms, inventive menu

The Place

As our reporter followed signs to this well-known restaurant, she wondered how there could be anything worthy of inclusion in the middle of an industrial zone wedged between the motorway and a main route through the valley. She changed her mind upon seeing the 500- year-old farmhouse on a hill above the road, camouflaged by an apple orchard and a large cherry tree dripping with ripe fruit. Wooden roof tiles cover the wine press and stone fireplace in the former granary, while water trickles from a fountain into a horsetrough. With potted geraniums and strawberry plants, she half expected a menu of rustic food. Instead, she discovered one of the region’s most inventive kitchens, where chef Matteo Cereghini delights his guests with Mediterranean and local flavours.
Upstairs, memories of old Ticino are revived with floral-patterned bedspreads brightening the four bedrooms, which have white walls, dark, old beams and decorative wrought iron. ‘Not the place for a week’s holiday, but a delightful overnight after a gourmet dinner’ was her judgement.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€
Rooms 4 suites, all with bath or shower; all rooms have fireplace
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities 2 dining rooms, sitting room, bar; terrace garden
Children welcome
Disabled not suitable
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Piero Tenca, Matteo Cereghini and Corrado Parolini
Call +41 (091) 9452871
Fax +41 (091) 9452723
Email mottodelgallo@bluewin.ch
Website www.mottodelgallo.ch

Good To Know

Address 6807 Taverne-Lugano TI
Payment

The Location

Find this place: south of the village of Taverne; ample car parking below hotel

What's nearby: Lugano (6 km); Lake Lugano (7 km), Bellinzona (17 km)