Fluent in Spanish and English
Hotel, restaurant, bar, catering, gastronomy, butcher, bakery, pastry shop, cheese shop, orchard, street food.
Dedication and Passion for fine tastes
Gabbani is a family company steeped in tradition. Founded on 23 December 1937 by Domenico Gabbani, a qualified butcher and experienced gastronome, opened his butcher and delicatessen shop in an old town house in Via Pessina.
Although it was years beyond its time, the small family business committed very early to gastronomy. The war years were a hard on everyone, but at the beginning of the economic boom, the business started to flourish. Gabbani developed its brand and became the place in Lugano for exquisite specialities, fine tastes and quality and it still is today.
At the beginning of the 1960s, Domenico’s son Lino took over the responsibilities of running the business and developed the company with considerable entrepreneurial vision.
Specialisation, appreciation of regional products, individual service and customer care are the basic principles of the latest additions to the business. The butcher shop has been joined by cheese shop with a fruit and vegetable corner, as well as a bakery, a wine shop and a flower shop. Efficient and creative in style, they represent the modern version of the traditional town shop and breathe new life into the old town of Lugano with their vibrancy and charm. Flourishing trade favours the urban environment and the Gabbani family company have made a valuable contribution with courage and perseverance.
Gabbani has also been a pioneer in the field of catering and event management. Since the 1960s it has been providing tailor-made services for private and business events and in keeping with the trends, also full service range for banqueting and congresses.
The Gabbani Restaurant & Bar opened in the Piazza Cioccaro in 2010 and at the same time, the cheese, bakery, wine, and fruit and vegetable shops also relocated their businesses there. A stylish mix of fine food shops emerged together with the restaurant and bar, creating an exciting culinary project in a historic setting, right in the middle of Lugano’s old town.
In 2012 the extraordinary structure around the ancient courtyard of a former convent opened its doors as the Hotel Gabbani. The Design hotel in the center of Lugano, offers 14 rooms and impresses with an individually designed high class interior, the perfect choice for guests looking for an unique and charming ambience surrounded by the culinary temptations of Gabbani’s fine food shops.
In the same year the historic meat processing workshop Prada in Bioggio was integrated into the company. This is a significant step and allows Gabbani to directly control the quality and origin of its meat products, as well as their processing and in-house storage.
In 2015, Gabbani took over the Gant production workshop for Panettone and Amaretti. Delicious pastries, are prepared here every day with great care and skill according to traditional recipes, handmade with best quality ingredients.
Catering e banqueting
Are you planning a private celebration or a business event, large or small, we will assist you every step of the way, from creating the right ambience and providing delicious food, suitable wines and drinks to the smooth running of the event.
Our experience spanning more than 50 years in the business of catering and event management in Ticino has taught us that every celebration is unique
and therefore Gabbani Catering Lugano offers only tailor-made concepts corresponding to the personal expectations of our customers.
Be it a buffet, finger food or multi-course menu, flying service or live cooking, we offer creative catering for all tastes and will spoil you and your guests with exquisite dishes.
As the saying goes, you eat with your eyes first and therefore we place great importance on creative catering and playing with flavours, colours and shapes.
Food preparation is our passion and the nameGabbani Catering Lugano stands for quality and reliability.
Our culinary delights are versatile, we combine traditional dishes from Ticino and Mediterranean cuisine with exotic twists, paying attention to new trends in international wellness cuisine.
The menus range from classic to elaborate and are prepared in-house with exquisite ingredients from our Gabbani fine food stores.
We only use fresh and seasonal products in the preparation of our food, if possible from local suppliers (zero km). Meat is carefully selected through our own company and is certified. We do not use frozen products, GMOs, dyes, preservatives or artificial colourings.
All our dishes will be accompanied by a selection of fine wines, carefully picked by our experienced sommeliers.
Home Delivery Service
We offer a home delivery service for our culinary delights in the Lugano area and upon request also in other parts of Ticino. This service in particularly popular and suitable for smaller, private or business events. In this way you have more time to enjoy our gourmet creations in the company of your friends or customers. Order directly in our butcher shop or online.
Hire a Chef
An increasingly popular new trend is hiring a chef to cook your favourite meal live at your home.
You don’t have to worry about anything, we care of it all, from the cooking to the decoration to the washing -up.
Fluent in Spanish and English
Fluent in Spanish, English and German
Fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese