About

About

Where tradition

and PASSION meet!


Monnalisa is the fruit of sharing. As a family whose business has always been catering, we have shared much in our lives – and not only in the workplace! Behind it all is an innate passion for an ancient art, with its wealth of traditions… Sicilian culture and the spirit of Italy blend as they encounter people who consider themselves “citizens of the world” – a truly international encounter! Monnalisa started up in Italy, in Bergamo, where our cuisine has enjoyed considerable success over many years. Our secret is in the pleasure we derive −each and every day −from providing our guests with catering and culinary excellence. Without forgetting the responsibilities that all this entails! Also attesting to our commitment is the particularly welcoming atmosphere awaiting you on your arrival.

Monnalisa

IN THE HEART OF LUGANO


We opened the Monnalisa restaurant in Switzerland a short time ago. Located in the centre of Lugano, the Monnalisa restaurant and its staff reserve a warm welcome to all diners. This is just one way of acknowledging the value of traditions handed down to us. Flavours, art and culture– by their very nature – were meant to mix. A source of refined pleasure for all diners. Ours is an alternative approach, but one also of sobriety. Of our specialities, not one is prepared without the loving care and attention we put into everything we do –whether for your mid-morning coffee break, a business lunch or a romantic dinner.

About chef

OUR CHEF

Luca Mascheretti

IRREPRESSIBLE CREATIVITY AND SOLID EXPERTISE


Luca is a “constantly evolving” chef. He loves experimenting with new dishes. His curiosity takes him to Italy’s many regions. Luca’s excursions also lead to the borderless realm of international cuisine, perfectly in keeping with “the MonnaLisa way”. Creativity and expertise complement the knowledge Luca gained during his stint at Monnalisa Bergamo. His irrepressibly creative approach seemed ideal for our Lugano venue, so we called him in. We asked him do what he does best−capably, simply, dedication, care, attention to detail. Nothing is a given, and yet his dishes are never over-versatile, as it were, or overly eclectic in their inspiration. His cuisine stands out for the innovation, the beauty and the sheer goodness that goes into everything he does.

About Chef Giuseppe

OUR CHEF

Giuseppe Iannino

Creativity, style and imagination


Sicilian origins, years of experience in every kind of cuisine. He’s been working in the Lugano area for the past few years and with MonnaLisa since its opening in Lugano. He brought creativity, style and imagination. He takes care of every little detail in every dish, using its passion that allows him to never repeat himself: discovering new sides of food every day. Giuseppe makes us go WOW! every day with different ideas and dishes that are so beautiful you wish you could eat them with your eyes as well.

 
 

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Rajiv & Suhrya Pandya

WITH WELCOME IN THEIR DNA


Two brothers, authentic children of art and culture in a splendid encounter. Rajiv and Suhrya belong to a family dedicating years of experience and innate passion to the restaurant business and good food, accurately selected and with unique flavours. In their DNA their ability to welcome, advise and satisfy their customers. The same courtesy, part of the education handed down from their family.