Lugano Swiss Bistro

3670 The Barnyard Shopping Village
Carmel, CA 93923
Phone: (831) 626-3779
Cuisine: European
Price: $$$$
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  • Hours
    Monday| 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Tuesday| 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday| 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday| 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Friday| 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday| 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday| 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu
  • Atmosphere Family / Children
  • Reservation Information Suggested
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Attire Casual
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Payment Methods Mastercard Visa


Escape to a little bit of Switzerland at The Barnyard Shopping Village on Highway 1 in Carmel. The cozy interior of Lugano Swiss Bistro, with its wood paneled walls adorned with Swiss decorations, whimsical mural and checkered tablecloths, transports the diner into a chalet high in the alps. Chef Andre Lengacher's culinary magic completes the picture with the unique and robust flavors of his native country. Outdoors, the illusion continues with an Alpine-style heated patio where well-behaved canines are welcome. Fondue is Switzerland's most famous contribution to world cuisine, and several varieties of the velvety, decadent cheese delight are prominently features on the menu. But fondue is more than cheese. Lugano also offers healthier versions including chicken, seafood, beef and lamb that will appeal to those who wish to eat lighter. And the chocolate fondue is a must! Lugano Swiss Bistro serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. Open Mondays until Labor Day. Authentic Swiss cuisine is only a yodel away at Lugano Swiss Bistro. In addition to fondue, there's authentic Schnitzel, lightly breaded and pan fried with lemon, capers and anchovy; Roast Rack of Lamb; and for the lighter appetite, Pan Fried Lake Trout and Seafood Risotto. An international wind list makes pairing the perfect wine easy. Join us at LUGANO, swiss bistro! your Hosts, Andre and Nargis Lengacher

Lugano Swiss Bistro is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 379.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful atmosphere. Our sand dabs were excellent served with rice and a salad dressed to perfection. I would definitely recommend for a wonderful meal and the cozy European dining experience.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Food was flavorful, staff was friendly, and there’s a unique atmosphere.
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best kept secret in Carmel, easily the least expensive, easiest to get to and easy to park. Tucked away in a little corner of the shopping center, with authentic ambiance and Swiss feel. Cheese fondue is fantastic, identical to what I had in Thun Switzerland. You cannot make it at home for this price. Only place I know where you can actually get Bundnerfleisch, and at again, very reasonable cost, Never a long wait and a nice quiet atmosphere.
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best kept secret in Carmel! It's a little tucked away in the shopping center, but food is authentic. I have always gotten the Cheese Fondue and it is identical to what I have had in Thun, Switzerland. Only place I have found where you can actually get Bundnerfleisch and at a very reasonable price. Always consistent, easy to get in and seated, easy to park and one of the most reasonably priced places in Carmel!
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Salad was good, veggies were cold. Shrimp were nice & big. Sauces were adequate. Meat was ok.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Table service was a little poor. We had to look for the he waited often.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Server did not seem very happy to have any patrons
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the fondue and the decor. We feel like we are in Switzerland each time we visit.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As a Swiss family, this is a Fantastic Swiss dining experience. The ambiance of the restaurant and all of the menu options are authentic.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best foods ever had. Service was great. Love to go back there again.
Date published: 2018-03-27
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