Lugano: 5 restaurants where you can eat game

November, 03 2020 ( Updated November, 04 2020)

Food & Restaurants
Lake Lugano

Ticino is an area renowned for hunting. At the end of the hunting season (around the end of September), the grottos prepare exquisite game dishes to delight guests, especially the saddle of roe deer which is a traditional dish of the area.


Let's go together to see 5 restaurants or grottoes where you can taste excellent meat in the autumn season:

Canvetto Federale - Canobbio


It is a typical Ticino tavern with an ancient tradition where grilled meat and game rules. It is very important for the owners to use raw materials at km 0 and fully respecting the season while preparing the dishes. In autumn, a game menu and various game specialties are among the favorite dishes served here.


Ristorante Storni – Tesserete


The restaurant is located in the center of the village in an ancient house which evokes the charm of the past. An elegant and familiar environment where fresh homemade pasta is not difficult to find. There are two rooms- a larger one which is also suitable for events and a smaller one with a fireplace for a cozy and warm atmosphere. Saddle of venison is a must-try dish, along with all other game preparations.


Il Castagno - Mugena


Located amidst greenery, suitable for quiet walks in the countryside, this restaurant offers a varied and complete menu of both Ticino and Italian cuisine. The wide range of wines served here complements the game dishes which is the flagship of this place during the autumn period. And for those who want a good pizza, there is also a wood oven. 


Ristorante Stazione – Tesserete


A traditional restaurant, established in 1930, has a long history behind it and has been appreciated for generations. The dishes offered here are typical of the local Ticino and Lombard cuisine. The restaurant's idea of ​​proposing reviews is quite interesting. They bring a part of the gastronomy of various locations to the restaurant and dishes. In autumn, the game is the most coveted dish on the restaurant's menu. There are also reviews from Piedmont, Sicily, Valtellina and much more, based on the month of the year.


Ristorante Vetta - Monte Brè


Located at the top of Monte Brè, with an incredible view of Lake Lugano to offer, this restaurant is ideal not only for a quiet and romantic dinner, a lunch with friends but also for events such as weddings. In the autumn season, it is the perfect place to savor game meat, particularly the saddle of venison. It is advisable to make a reservation before arriving. 

You can reach the resort by car or even with the panoramic funicular.


These are some suggestions for local restaurants that offer a specialty of Ticino cuisine, i.e. game. If you love meat, you can not not taste it!

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