Really good food and really
Really good food and really good service. I always have a good time when I go there.
2/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I look for really good food
I look for really good food at a reasonable price and an atmosphere I can enjoy with friends. Lugano is perfect.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Its only issue is that it
Its only issue is that it is too loud. It makes conversation difficult.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Attended the wine dinner.
Attended the wine dinner. The food was great as always.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love the food, the service
I love the food, the service and the ambiance. I haven't been here for a while and wasn't disappointed in anything. Truly a great restaurant.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very good and service
Food was very good and service was excellent. Wine list was depleted from an earlier event but the waitress was very accommodating and came up with an excellent selection - an Italian blend of Cab,Syrah, & Merlot. Prosciutto, Pear salad was amazing. Tagliatelle was very rich but maybe a bit heavy on salt. Deserts were all excellent, Flourless Choc. Torte, & Creme Brulee.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always have good food and
We always have good food and excellent service at Luganos and so we take all our visitors there.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been to Lugano's off
We have been to Lugano's off and on over the years. It fits in nicely to our dinning pateren.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the Arugula Salad, didn't
Loved the Arugula Salad, didn't care for the fetucine with mushrooms and peas. It was not very flavorful and tasted too salty. This is the first bad meal I have had there so I will just write this off as a bad night in the kitchen. The other dinners with me had no complaints.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a winner, a great
This was a winner, a great place. The food was authentic Italian, and all of our meals were interesting and delicious.We will defintely go back!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the food and service. Not a good place for a conversation because of the noiae.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, seasonal menu, wonderful
Great, seasonal menu, wonderful wine recommendation from the owner/chef and attentive, knowledgable service.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a special place with special people. The restaurant was very busy and our table wasn't quite ready so we had seats at the bar. It happened that Greg the owner and chef (I think) was playing bartender. He went out of his way to make me a "tart" lemon martini- so good I had two! We were offered a table for 6 because our table's occupants were slow in leaving. We declined because we were being well taken care of at the bar and others were waiting for the larger table. (This was offered within 15 min. of our requested time which to me is timely.) The meal that followed was superb and the service ourstanding. Greg checked on all tables several times while we were there. Can't wait to return.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Ecxcellent Food
The food at Lugano is consistently excellent with specials featuring foods in season. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly; special requests are readily accommodated. It's our go to place for quiet dinner for two or for a group of friends celebrating a birthday.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Luganos for a birthday celebration and enjoyed everything. We had a house wine that was good and an Oregon beer that was very good. The entrees were hot and very good and the bread and olives were great. We ordered the apple berry cobbler and shared it for dessert and it was delicious.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another good visit.
I get to Lugano once or twice a year...and each time I am very pleased with the overall experience. If there is a downside, it is the layout and acoustics that make the dining experience very noisy when the house is full. But the food? Fantastic. The pear and prosciutto appetizer is a must. Lamb shank delicious each and every time. This time, the seafood spaghetti was noteworthy...with a cioppino-like feel and a generous portion of mussels, shrimp and snapper.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The night we were in all was great...sometimes it gets a little loud there but not this time. Great new items on the menu
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, good service.
Great food, good service. I would highly recommend the red and yellow beet salad, house linguine, and especially the terimisu. The noise level was quite high. It would be a good idea to turn the music off. All we could hear was the base frequencies pounding in our ears. It became quite annoying.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This has been our go-to neighborhood place for years. We rarely choose another even for special occasions. I will order, with some embarrassment, the risotto 4 of 5 times. I have yet to regret my decision! Greg makes a point of choosing seasonal ingredients, as well as local when possible. You can taste the difference quality makes.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Refreshed menu. Still great.
Great place and some new stuff on the menu which was nice to see as it was time for a refresh. We visit frequently and are never disappointed.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Italian restaurant but a littl
Everyone was happy with the food in spite of the fact that they ran out of the most attractive dessert options early in the evening. This is not a quiet little romantic spot.... Hard surfaces and groups of 8+ ensure that it is pretty loud. The seafood, pasta and meat dishes were quite nice.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate a birthday and had an excellent experience. The food and the service could not have been better.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go back
Great food and service. Very accommodating, including serving a birthday cake we brought in. All the dishes ordered by our party looked excellent. For the quality of service and food I thought the price was reasonable - actually a bit less than I would have guessed.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lugano is supremo!
We really love it here. It's a winner. Each time we go, we are more delighted at how the menu improves and everyone has a fantastic meal. We brought our guests visiting from California and they kept talking about it during their stay!! Yay. We ate early, so it was a bit quiet, but I have been there when it's hopping!! I love the beet salad to start or the pear salad. This time I had the pork loin with risotto and it was amazing. Others had the clams with linguini, the mixed seafood and the salmon. Whatever wine was recommended was well received .. and the service is always really good. Thanks, Lugano!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being a New Yorker we stumbled
Being a New Yorker we stumbled upon this
Great little resturant and would put it up against
Some of the best
The waitress can't remember her name was
As good as the food
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The updated menu touches all the right bases. The food is always fresh and seasonal. We had great service, the wine list is good and everyone at our table left happy. We hope the cauliflower flan will reappear on the menu!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Lugano's has a limited menu but the choices are stunning, and the food we had was excellent. Prices are right on for the quality of the service, the great food, and the atmosphere. It's really a great place, and one worth traveling to. We all had different salads, primi, and bruschetti choices and were extremely please. The wine choice was great and varied.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was wonderful and the service was helpful and attentive. We definitely will be back again soon.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Less then the sum of its parts.
We enjoyed our experience; the food was good, the service was good, and the environment was good, but for some reason, I left feeling underwhelmed. Part of that is that the waitress forgot about the appetizer I ordered, but I honestly couldn't say what the real problem was. I'd try it again, but I'm not in a hurry.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, love love Luganos
Luganos is great, I have never had a meal there that I didn't think was really good and most of the time great. My only complaint and it is very small is that it's so popular it can be noisy. Food is exceptional.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the best Italian in SLC
Great service and food was very good. Great for a nice quiet dinner.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative dishes with fresh
Creative dishes with fresh ingredients! I especially liked the roasted tomatoes in the clams & linguine.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience
My family and I returned to Luganos after many years to enjoy mine and my mother's birthday. It was just as excellent as I recalled. Waitstaff was extremely friendly. We enjoyed meeting Nancy, one of the new owners. The food was fresh, tasty and beautifully served. We enjoyed two bottles of an Italian red that was spectacularly -- we took home the empty bottles as souvenirs. And to top it off, we chose two delicious desserts (pumpkin cheesecake was one) and that were served with candles. Such as treat! Luganos actually made the desserts complimentary to us. Such a wonderful experience! Thank you so much.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I are foodies, love to cook, and appreciate creativity. We recently returned to one of our favorite dining spots after a long period of seeing this restaurant decline, but were told it had new management, and encouraged to try again. We've taken our family of eight twice now, and were delighted with the creative, delicious, cuisine. The service was excellent, the wait server was accommodating with our family needs, and attentive while not hovering.....our preference. Welcome back Lugano's! We will make this a regular dining out favorite.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Lugano's many times and the quality of the evening is always good. One of our party had the sea bass special and she raved about it . The bread and olives are wonderful. It can be noisy so ask for a corner in the back of the south dining room
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Competent and good
After Biaggio's downtown suddenly went away, I was left wondering where to take friends in from all over the country for a girls' weekend. Lugano is more expensive, but I was afraid to try anything else since I've had good experiences here before.
They took good care of us; we were a party of 7 and the restaurant isn't awesome at making space for a table that size. Our appetizers were excellent; salads were delicious. Portion sizes were not huge but not "gourmet" so everyone got plenty to eat. There was quite a lull between finishing the salads/appetizers and the main course arrivals but we made the best of it. Most of the main dishes were adored - those that weren't, was more personal taste. The rib special with risotto was divine.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
15 year anniversary
restaurant was quiet, food was great, atmosphere was perfect to celebrate 15 years together. I would highly recommend going early on a weeknight to create the atmosphere that you're looking for an anniversary dinner.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the pumpkin ravioli!
I try to make it ever year when they have the pumpkin ravioli. It's the best.
Their margarita is the best I've ever had! My husband had one if the daily specials,
A fish dish he said was superb! And the owner/ chef comes to every table to see how you liked your meal.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fabulous dinner. The waitress was knowledgeable about the menu items as well as the wine list. Her recommendation for the evening's halibut special was spot on! Fabulous!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my family out for a special birthday dinner.. The menu is limited and they were short on clams which meant options were even more limited.. Everything is ala carte so even a salad is extra. It was a very expensive dinner for 4. I don't know if it's worth going back there due to the cost.. The food was really tasty and everyone enjoyed their food. I would have enjoyed more options however. Also, the dessert is wonderful.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
They accommodated a table for 10 quite well. Food was fantastic and everyone loved what they got. I got the special and my friends got the chicken and spaghetti with the cabbage in it. All were excellent. My only problem was they set up our table next to the wall so the poor waitress had to hand everything over the people not seated against the wall. It got a little bothersome after the third time almost being elbowed in the head. Otherwise I really love it!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Faster service this time - improve
I was quite surprised of the fast service this time round. Impressed with how fast the food came ou. It seemed that the waiter knew what to do compared to my last waitress.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This award-winner is surprisingly affordable - two of us dined for around $100 including tip, and that included 1 drink, 1 very generous appetizer, two entrees, and two desserts. Lovely bread with olive oil, plus a selection of olives, are brought to the table as you consider the lovely menu.
I have eaten here lots of times. The appetizer portions are substantial - large enough for sharing with a few others. If ambient noise levels create a hearing problem for you, ask for a table that is not near the main entrance - I find that the acoustics toward the back of the room are much better for me.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a standout
We dined on the Sunday night after Thanksgiving so the restaurant was nearly empty. We took guests who had never been there before and they were overall pleased with the experience. One had the wood oven roasted mussels and declared them superb (he is from the Keys and knows seafood). My husband's clam and linguini was very good although he said he would do without the roasted tomatoes next time. Two of us had the cauliflower, pancetta, and napa cabbage speghetti; I would've liked more cabbage but it was very good. The wine selection is adequate. We took apple crisp with vanilla gelato home for dessert and it was a sweet hit!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM