Service Information


Restaurant Ai Giardini di Sassa

When ambiance meets flavor.

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Mon - Sat
12:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 22:30

Sun
12:30 - 15:00 / 19:00 - 22:30

Imagine a romantic candlelight dinner, breathtaking views of Lake Lugano and the majestic backdrop of the surrounding mountains: it isn't just a dream, you're at the Restaurant Ai Giardini di Sassa, seated on a panoramic terrace at Villa Sassa.

Combining a highly evocative ambiance with innovative gastronomic delights, the Restaurant proposes healthy Mediterranean cuisine and international dishes, while chef Ken Saito offers up a range of Japanese specialties.

By day, it's the ideal place for a quick but tasty business lunch, and in the evening the atmosphere becomes highly charged, transforming every encounter into a truly unforgettable moment. At the Restaurant Ai Giardini di Sassa, enjoy a wide variety of specialties while admiring the splendid view of the lake and mountains.

If you're fond of wines and spirits, the wine cellar offers an excellent variety of expertly picked quality labels selected by Maître Sommelier Pablo Monetti.

Elegance is both provided and requested, especially in the evenings, and gentlemen are asked to wear long pants and closed shoes.


The Japanese cuisine will be closed from the 2nd  of August 2017. Chef Ken Saito awaits you again with his sushi and sashimi dishes from the 4th of semptember 2017.

The cuisine

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The cuisine of Ai Giardini di Sassa Restaurant is a harmonious concert of flavors. With a Gault & Millau rating of 14 points, thanks to the use of fresh superior quality products, preferably at 0 km, and a markedly Mediterranean style, with eye-catching, imaginative variations on well-known themes.

Proposals vary during the course of the year, offering seasonal colors and flavors to the most discerning of palates.

Japanese cuisine

Ken Saito

Arigato - appropriately said if you love sushi and Japanese cuisine.

Indeed, Tuesday to Saturday chef Chiaravalloti is joined by Japanese chef Ken Saito, offering savory and refined Japanese dishes.

Saito is a renowned Japanese chef who left Japan more than twenty years ago, preparing and teaching Japanese cuisine throughout the world, and now delighting our customers with his traditional sushi and sashimi.

The Japanese cuisine will be closed from the 2nd  of August 2017. Chef Ken Saito awaits you again with his sushi and sashimi dishes from the 4th of semptember 2017.

Pablo Monetti

Pablo monetti

In Vino Veritas!

As in any reputable restaurant, at Ai Giardini Di Sassa you'll find an expert, enthusiastic sommelier.

Pablo Monetti, from the region of Friuli, and an active member of AMIRA, the Association of

Maîtres and Sommeliers, will welcome you with professionalism and unparalleled service, recommending the perfect wine to pair with your dishes.

Aided by a knowledge of six languages, he loves entertaining diners with the history of each wine, sharing with you his experience and his passion.

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